Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Breakfast Club - Show #4 - 4/15/08

It's Tax Day! I hope your returns are in and you already have your refund back. As always, you can find all of your news, weather, and sports at KFIZ.com. Here are other highlights from today's program on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.

6:20am: Karl Klopotic's weather forecast...Mostly sunny, windy and a high of 65. Karl also gave me his best Turkey Call on the radio...classic stuff.

6:25am: Entertainment News...Kristi Yamaguchi continues to dominate ABC's Dancing with the Stars with a score of 29 out of 30. Prescilla Presley struggled with her rumba last night....the CMT Country Music Awards were last night. Taylor Swift won Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year. Former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler won three awards. Trace Adkins also took home 3 trophies. Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus were the shows hosts.

6:40am: The History Vault...In 1865 President Lincoln died at 7:22am after being shot by John Wilkes Booth the night before at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC...In 1912 the Titanic sank...In 1947 the first McDonald's Restaurant was opened by founder Ray Kroc in Illinois...In 1947 Jackie Robinson played in his first regular season game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

6:50am: KFIZ News Quiz: Shirly Rasmussen was the winner today by correctly answering that the measles is currently popping up in our area.

7:18am: It's Tax Day....You were treated to Paris Hilton's take on how to save money on your tax forms. Did you know....The IRS was born out of a need to pay war expenses from the Civil War. It was first known as the Bureau of Internal Revenue, but changed to its current name in 1953. The top 5 percent of earners pay 60% of the nation's taxes. Last year, the IRS estimated that it was owed over $300 million dollars more than it collected.

7:25am: Celeb Birthdays...Singer Samantha Fox is 42...Heloise from Hints from Heloise is 57...Actress Emma Thompson is 49...Roy Clark of Hee Haw fame is 75.

7:50am: Wednesday, April 16th is "Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day." It suppose to relieve some stress the day after taxes are due. Bob Nelson wanted to know what he's suppose to do since he sleeps in the nude!?!?!?!?!?

8:20am: Don't forget that tomorrow is another Windhover Wednesday at the Windhover Center For The Arts in Fond du Lac. The event runs every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm. This week's event features Marian College Theater as they bring you scenes from THE GOOD DOCTOR. For more information head to windhovercenter.com.

8:50am: Here's an interesting story I found from our friends at the Associated Press....Lucky for me, I have a wonderful father-in-law who did my taxes this year...so my stress was limited...

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's been a taxing year for Americans. A report based on IRS data says that the average taxpayer spent more than a day and over $200 to collect, calculate and compile the numbers for their returns this year. It's even worse for businesses. The report says the corporate cost of filing taxes is about 170 billion dollars. General Electric is one example. In 2006 the company filed returns equal to 24,000 printed pages. The group that compiled the report, the National Taxpayers Union, says Congress, not the IRS, is to blame for the amount of money and time people spend on their taxes. The group says lawmakers are making tax laws more complex, and quicker than the IRS can simplify its forms.

9am-9:30am: After Breakfast

It was "History Tuesday" on the show today. Sally Albertz and Jim Glassel stopped by and we chatted about the Titanic, which sank on this day in 1912. There was a Fond du Lac connection to the sinking of the ship. Dr. William Minahan was on the ship and was one of those that died. He wasn't suppose to be on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, but his ship was stuck in port because of an coal strike. He and his wife were on the ship. She got off in one of the life boats. Minahan lived at 156 4th Street in Fond du Lac and had an office where Becker Shoes used to be downtown.

Listen to this segment on the Titantic by clicking HERE!


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