WPGW Breakfast Club 2012
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Today we launched our season premiere of the WPGW Breakfast Club. Our show is now in it's third season and we are excited to be teaming up once again with Ponderosa Steakhouse to bring you a great morning show.
We had a whole slew of guest representing the Fiber Fest and Spin-In going on March 9th and 10th. Charlene Wilder from Skyriders talked about her program helping individuals with special needs find a place by riding horses. and Darlene Taylor, Elashia Lennertz, and Stephanie Haffner from LifeBridge talk about their work with seniors who struggle with mental conditions.
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Seg. 1: Helen Renyolds, Lee Benedict, and Dori Scott talk about some of the classes offered at the 9th Annual Fiber Fest and Spin-In.
Seg. 2: Gyneth Augsberger and Kenya Habegger talk about some of the demos, the silent auction, and the soup supper for this years Fiber Fest and Spin-In.
Seg. 3: Gyneth Augsberger talks about sponsors and a quick run down of Fiber Fest while Jim Bob McEwen talks about his demo with his Collies and the judging contest with local area schools.
Seg. 4: Charlene Wilder talks about her program Skyriders, which allows people with special needs to ride and compete with horses. Skyriders meets at Bear Creek Farms on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For more info call 765-369-3947.
Seg. 5: Darlene Taylor, Elashia Lennertz, and Stephanie Haffner talk about their program LifeBridge which helps Seniors dealing with Mental Health issues.
Seg. 6: Darlene Taylor, Elashia Lennertz, and Stephanie Haffner talk about their program LifeBridge through Jay County Hospital.
It's a beautiful sunny Thursday in J-Land and we have another great Breakfast Club for you. Vicki Tauge and Richard Crist joined us to talk about leadership training with the Emergence program. David Wade and Jack Houck from the Jay Community Center shared how you can get involved in the Summer Slim Down 2012. And Larry Kineer and Pauline Fowler from State of the Heart talk about their up and coming Kids Grief Camp and about volunteering to help State of the Heart.
Seg. 1: Vicki Tauge and Richard Crist talk about the leadership training program with Lead ECI.
Seg. 2: Vicki and Richard talk about the specifics of Emergence.
Seg. 3: Vicki and Richard share the final information of the Emergence Program.
Seg. 4: David Wade and Jack Houck talk about Summer Slim Down 2012.
Seg. 5: Larry Kineer and Pauline Fowler talk about the children's grief camp for this summer.
Seg. 6: Larry and Pauline talk about how you can volunteer with State of the Heart.
Today on the WPGW Breakfast Club we are getting excited about the Jay County Expo coming up on Saturday April 14th. We had committee members of the expo plus Mark Clemmons from the United Way of Jay County on our show this morning.
Seg. 1: Vicki Tauge, Dirctor of the Chamber, talking about the Jay County Business Expo and Home Show.
Seg. 2: April Wallischeck and Vicki Tauge talk about Expo sponsors, the $1000 Travel Voucher, and special guests and entertainment for the Expo.
Seg. 3: Gayle Broadwater talks about the raffle at the Jay County Expo.
Seg. 4: Buzz Keck from Moser Motors talks about the Money Machine at his booth at the Jay County Expo.
Seg. 5: Mark Clemmons talks about his Community Fiber Solutions at his booth at the Expo and about the up and coming United Way of Jay County annual meeting and schedule.
Seg. 6: Our host John Boggs closed out our show with an update on events to come for the Easter holiday and a wrap up for the Expo.
This week we our special guests brought us information for all of Jay County. We had Connie McDowell talking about the Jay County Hospital's Health Fair. Dan Watson and Judy Garr talk about the Dunkirk Beautification Committee's Breakfast Funraiser. Nikki Brinkerhoff, Lori Ferguson, and Paula Sibery talk about the Delts Purse Auction, and Lori gives us information about the Matt Aker 8K Run event.
Seg. 1: Connie McDowell talks about the Jay County Health Fair.
Seg. 2: Connie talks about the Jay County Health Fair.
Seg. 3: Dan Watson and Judy Garr talk about the Breakfast at the Elks in Dunkirk.
Seg. 4: Dan and Judy talk about projects this summer in Dunkirk.
Seg. 5: Nikki Brinkerhoff, Lori Ferguson, and Paula Sibery talk about the Purse Auction.
Seg. 6: Lori Ferguson talk about the Matt Aker Memorial Scholarship Run.
Today was another great show on the WPGW Breakfast Club. We had Terri Fennig and Michelle Goldman talk about DreamHaven's meeting next week. JCCA Pricipal, Michael Eads explains about some big changes at the school. And Dawn Keller from the Jay County Humane Society talks about their up and coming benefit coming up later this summer.
Seg. 1: Terri Fennig and Michelle Goldman talk about DreamHaven's Gathering Place Meeting.
Seg. 2: Terri Fennig and Michelle Goldman talk about DreamHaven's Gathering Place Meeting.
Seg. 3: Michael Eads, Principal of the JCCA talks about some big changes that has molded in school.
Seg. 4: Michael Eads, Principal of the JCCA talks about some big changes that has molded in school.
Seg. 5: Dawn Keller from the Jay County Humane Society talks about their up and coming benefit.
Seg. 6: Dawn Keller from the Jay County Humane Society talks about their up and coming benefit.
It's been a beautiful week in Jay County, and we had great start to the day with another episode of the WPGW Breakfast Club. We had Roberta Garringer from the Dunkirk Glass Days giving us a preview of next week. Pastor Randy Davis gave us an update on the service project for veterans. Carolyn Carducci from the Jay Community Center talks about this years day camp. Plus Thaddeus Rex and Steve Brogen talk about a new program out at the John Jay Center.
Seg. 1: Roberta Garringer talk highlights activities for the Dunkirk Glass Days.
Seg. 2: Pastor Randy Davis gives and update on his service project with collecting and giving of McDonalds Gift Cards for veterans.
Seg. 3: Carolyn Carducci talks about the summer Day Camp at the JCC.
Seg. 4: Thaddeus Rex and Steve Brogen talk about a new Customer Relations Program at the John Jay Center.
Seg. 5: Thaddeus and Steve finish up about a new program at the JCCL.
We kicked off another Breakfast Club on location at Christie's Restaurant in Downtown Dunkirk to start off the celebration of the Dunkirk Glass Days which starts today and runs until Saturday. Roberta Garringer, Mayor Dan Watson, Bill Blankenbaker, Chuck Rife, Jim Bob McEwen, and Judy Garr all had turns talking about all the activities of the Glass Days. Blake Watson and Ailesia Franklin from the Dunkirk Public Library and Glass Museum talk about their special exhibit this week. Thanks to everyone at Christie's for letting us set up and broadcast our WPGW Breakfast Club to help kick off Glass Days in Dunkirk!
Seg. 1: Roberta Garringer and Dan Watson talks about Glass Days activities for this week.
Seg. 2: Bill Blankenbaker and Chuck Rife talks about what Glass Days means for them and what to expect with the businesses.
Seg. 3: Ailesia Franklin and Blake Watson talk about what is going on at the Dunkirk Glass Museum.
Seg. 4: Dan Watson and Judy Garr talk about all the activities for the evening entertainment for Glass Days.
Seg. 5: Chuck Rife and Jim Bob McEwen talk about concerts at the Park coming up in Dunkirk's summer schedule.
It was a busy and exciting day at the WPGW Breakfast Club today! We heard all about the Fort Recovery Jubilee going on this weekend. Carol Strait, Linda Leonhard, and Beverly Inman talked about the events for the Jay County Cancer Society coming up this month. Jim Auker and Jim Blount talk about the Hoosier Hot Rod and Customs Car Show coming to the Jay County Fairgrounds later this month.
Seg. 1: Megan Wendel and Kate Jutte talk about the Fort Recovery Jubliee activities this weekend.
Seg. 2: Megan and Kate talk about the Fort Recovery Jubliee.
Seg. 3: Carol Strait, Linda Leonhard, and Bev Inman talk about the Jay County Cancer Society.
Seg. 4: Carol, Linda, and Bev talk about some activities with the Jay County Cancer Society.
Seg. 5: Jim Auker and Jim Blount talk about the up and coming car show at the Jay County Fairgrounds.
Seg. 6: Jim Auker and Jim Blount talk about Swap Meets and the car Show cruise.
Today was a very informative show for our WPGW Breakfast Club Show. We had Mayor Randy Geesaman and Portland Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Bob Brelsford talk about the North Side Sewer Seperation Project. Pam Bunch, Pam Brown, and Oma Scruggs from Dunkirk talked about their 4th of July activities that will take place Saturday June 30th. Fire Chief Chad Aker talks about safety with this years fireworks do to the very dry conditions. George Patterson talks about Portland's 4th of July activities.
Seg. 1: Mayor Rany Geesaman, and Bob Brelsford the Portland Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent talk about the North Side Sewer Project.
Seg. 2: Pam Bunch, Pam Brown, and Oma Scruggs talk about Dunkirk's 4th of July activities going on Saturday June 30th.
Seg. 3: Portland Fire Chief Chad Aker talks about safety with the dry conditions.
Seg. 4: George Patterson talks about the Portland 4th of July Activities.
We had a great show today for our WPGW Breakfast Club. We talked about the Dave Miller Memorial Night Run, the JCC Student Bash, The annual Poker Run coming in August, and the Pennville Fair information just for you.
Seg. 1: Jack Houck and Lori Bantz talk about the Dave Miller Memorial Night Run.
Seg. 2: Casey Waters talks about the JCC Student Bash this Saturday.
Seg. 3: Jeanne Hodgens and Joe Vincent talk about the Jay County Chambers annual Poker Run coming up Aug. 4th.
Seg. 4: Cindy Adair and Joe Vincent talk about the Pennville Legion-Lions Fair going on this week.
We had a very special episode today for a preview of our Great Jay County Fair going on July 23-28 at the Jay County Fairgrounds. We had a ton of guest who made this episode one of the best ever!
Seg. 1: Donald Gillespie and Trent Paxson from the Jay County Fair Board talk about sponsors, fairboard members, and thanking everyone who puts the "great" in The Great Jay County Fair.
Seg. 2: Donald and Trent talk about activities at the Fair for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Seg. 3: Donald and Trent talk about activities at the Fair for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Seg. 4: Bob Lyons and his slew of guests talk about activities in the Classics Area of the Great Jay County Fair. Guests are as follows in order of speaking. Bob Lyons about the Classics Area and Parade. Paula Confer about the exhibits inside the Classics Tent. Dave Frasher talks about the Artist and other demonstrators at the Classics Tent. Gary Trobridge on cooking Kettle Food and playing games. Al Confer talking about machines being exhibited at the Classics Area and Ice Cream. Howard Ontrop on log splitting and cutting.
Seg. 5: Julie Hunt from the Portland Breakfast Optimist Club and Katie Snyder the recently crowned 2012 Jay County Fair Queen talk about the Queen and her court.
Listen in as we talk with Cindy Cash from the John Jay Center for Learning. Ryan Gathard for the State of the Heard Hospice Golf Outing. And Bettie Jacobs from the Jay County Solid Waste Management District.
Seg. 1: John Jay Auction
Seg. 2: John Jay Auction
Seg. 3: State of the Heart Golf Outting
Seg. 4: State of the Heart Golf Outting
Seg. 5: Bettie Jacobs with the JC Solid Waste Management Disrict.
Seg. 6: Bettie Jacobs with the JC Solid Waste Management Disrict.
We have a great show within the busy week of the Tractor and Engine Show! We had Martha and Reba some Engine Show visitors. Chris Fenning and his group from My Farms. And Annie Simmons and Heidi Bowman along with Darren Martin who talked about A Special Day for Special People event coming up Aug. 30.
Seg. 1: Martha Schmitt from Nebraska and Reba Bess from West Virginia talk with us about their travels about coming to the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Show.
Seg. 2: Martha and Reba talk about how they met at the Engine Show.
Seg. 3: Chris Fennig, Phillip Reese, and Jessie Fennig talk about My Farms.
Seg. 4: Chris, Phillip and Jessie talk about My Farm's Open House tonight.
Seg. 5: Kay LeMaster from the Portland Optimist Club, Residential Group Home Managers Annie Simmons and Heidi Bowman, plus JRDS client Darren Martin talk about the "A Special Day for Special People" event coming up on Aug. 30th.
Seg. 6: Kay LeMaster from the Portland Optimist Club, Residential Group Home Managers Annie Simmons and Heidi Bowman, plus JRDS client Darren Martin talk about the "A Special Day for Special People" event coming up on Aug. 30th.
We had a great show this morning. We had Assistant Chief of Police Nathan Springer and Betty Stone talking about the Citizen's Police Academy. Debbie Howell and Cindy Cash on the C3 event at the JJCL. Plus Buzz Keck and Ani Huffman for the Randy O. Poole Memorial Golf Outing.
Seg. 1: Asst. Chief of Police Nathan Springer and Betty Stone talk about the Citizen's Police Academy.
Seg. 2: Asst. Chief of Police Nathan Springer and Betty Stone talk about the Citizen's Police Academy.
Seg. 3: Debbie Howell and Cindy Cash talk about C3 event at the JJCL.
Seg. 4: Debbie Howell and Cindy Cash talk about the C3 Event.
Seg. 5: Buzz Keck and Ani Huffman talk about the Randy O. Poole Memorial Golf Outing.
Seg. 6: Buzz and Ani talk about the golf outing.
We had a great show this morning with Jim Waechter, Sandy Bubp, and Rosie Grapner talks about the JC Historical Society's Jay County Heritage Festival coming up Oct. 6th. Bark in the Park is coming up and we had Tara Drumm from the JC Humane Society to talk about the event. Ken Brunswick talks about the Buddy Green benefit concert coming this Sunday Evening at the Bryant Wesleyan Church, the benefits are to raise money for missionary work in Honduras.
Seg. 1: Jim Waechter talks about the theme to this years Jay County Heritage Festival.
Seg. 2: Sandy Bubp and Rosie Grapner talk about the activities for all ages going on at the Jay County Heritage Festival.
Seg. 3: Tara Drumm from the JC Humane Society talks about Bark in the Park event.
Seg. 4: Tara talks about the activities for the Bark in the Park event.
Seg. 5: Ken Brunswick talks about a benefit concert coming up this week at the Bryant Wesleyan Church.
Seg. 6: Ken talks about the reasons for the benefit concert coming up this Sunday at the Bryant Wesleyan Church.
Our first episode of October was a success! We had a great show with great guests. David Wade and Carolyn Carducci from the JCC talked about the up and coming Sweat-A-Thon 2012 and the half marathon/relay/5K event coming up Saturday. Jenna Ford and Janet Bantz has great news from Crossroads Federal Credit Union. Annette Alexander and Vicki Tague came on to talk about the Taste of Jay County Event coming up on Oct. 14th.
Seg. 1: David Wade and Carolyn Carducci talk about the Sweat-A-Thon 2012.
Seg. 2: David and Carolyn talk about the Hudson Family Park half marathon/relay/5K coming up this weekend.
Seg. 3: Jenna Ford and Janet Bantz talk about an award the Crossroads Federal Credit Union will receive tomorrow.
Seg. 4: Jenna and Janet talk about their big Tackle Hunger Project with Crossroads.
Seg. 5: Annette Alexander and Vicki Tague talk about the Taste of Jay County Event coming up Oct. 14th.
Seg. 6: Annette and Vicki talk about the Taste of Jay County and other Chamber events coming up this month.
We had a great and very informative show today! This morning we had represent from the United Way of Jay County, The Extention Home Makers, and information on the candidates forum at Arts Place.
Seg. 1: Candidates Forum
Seg. 2: Candidates Forum
Seg. 3: United Way of Jay County
Seg. 4: United Way of Jay County
Seg. 5: Extention Home Makers
Though it was a little chilly today, it was warm inside the Ponderosa Steakhouse for our WPGW Breakfast Club Show. We talks with three philanthropic organizations about three key events coming up this Saturday and Saturday Nov. 10th.
Seg. 1: Janice Fritz and Sue Burk talk about the Delts 28th Annual Craft Show coming up Nov. 10th at JCHS.
Seg. 2: Rosie Pensigner and Sandy Bubp talk from the Cincinnatus League talk about their "Tribute to Dick Clark, American Bandstand" event coming up Sat. Nov. 10th.
Seg. 3: Rosie and Sandy talks about their Tribute Event coming up.
Seg. 4: Judy and Leland LeMaster and Rita Lutz from the Portland Evening Optimist Club talks about their Annual Christmas Auction to be held this Saturday Nov. 3rd at the Women's Building at the Jay County Fair Grounds.
Seg. 5: Host John Boggs wraps up our WPGW Breakfast Club Show!
We had a very informative show today as we dedicated our show to giving you all the things you need to know about this years Winterfest activities in Portland this weekend.
Seg. 1: Information on Thursday Nights Activities and Friday's Arts Place Benefit Auction.
Seg. 2: Information about Saturday's Activities including the kids breakfast, and events at the courthouse.
Seg. 3: Information on the Parade of Lights and Santa.
Seg. 4: Information on Sunday's activities including the Holiday Homes Tours and the Master Gardeners at the Purdue Ext. Office.
On our show we had a great wrap up from Vickie Tague about the Winterfest event. Jim Brewster came on and talked about the needs for the Jay County Homeless Shelter. Plus Bill Cook and Steve McClung talked about Lions' activities with the fruit selling and their 75th anniversaries.
Seg. 1: Vicki Tague talks about the success of the Winterfest activities.
Seg. 2: Jim Brewster talks about the Homeless Shelter.
Seg. 3: Jim Brewster talks about the Homeless Shelter.
Seg. 4: Bill Cook and Steve McClung talks about the Lions Club activities.
Seg. 5: Bill Cook and Steve McClung talk about the Lions Club breakfast and Fruit selling.
To conclude our 2012 season we had a great show with lots of joy and giving. Pastor Randy Davis, Jeannine Poole and the Jolly Old Elf himself came in for a visit. We also had the preschoolers from the Jay County Christian Academy who got the chance to visit with Santa.
Seg. 1: Pastor Randy Davis talks about the goals and success of his project. Pastor Davis' project is collecting donations to buy McDonalds gift cards in $5 increments so they can be distributed to VA hospitals in Indianapolis, Marion and Fort Wayne for Veterans in need.
Seg. 2: Jeannine Poole talks about her families Christmas traditions and how they celebrate the holidays in a very loving and untradition way.
Seg. 3: We hear from the big man in the bright red suit...That's right Santa came in to visit with us and give us an inside scoop of who has been naughty and who has been nice.... Which list are you on?