Friday, April 18, 2008

Breakfast Club - Show #7 - 4/18/08

It's TGIF! As you gear up for the weekend, here's the highlights from today's Breakfast Club on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ....heard weekdays from 6am to 9am. As always find all the lastest local news, weather, and sports at

6:18am: Marv Halowinski's Weather: Cloudy with rain today with a high of 49 Maybe a Thunderstorm tonight . Light rain on Saturday with a high of 55. Sunday: Partly sunny with a high of 63.

6:25am: Enterainment News...Bea Arthur and Merv Griffin headline a group going into the Academy of Television Arts & Science Hall of Fame...Rapper Snoop Dogg is calling on Prince William and Prince Harry to help lift his ban from the United Kingdom. He got banned for a fight at Heathrow Airport...Actor Gary Busey could soon be homeless as reports say he'll be kicked out of his house in Malibu if he doesn't pay his landlord $50,000 for outstanding rent.

6:40am: The History Vault...In 1775 Paul Revere made his famous Midnight Ride...In 1906 an 8.3 earthquake hit San Francisco, leaving over 700 dead and over 225,000 homeless...In 1923 Yankee Stadium opened for the first time...IN 1949 Ireland became and independent republic after 780 years of British rule.

Facts on Paul Revere and his ride....Revere himself says he never actually shouted "The British Are Coming" instead he quietly warned people...He never actually made it to concord as he was detained by British Troops in Lincoln, Massachusetts...following the war, he opened North America's first copper mill in 1801.

6:50am: KFIZ News Quiz: Norbert Brenner was today's winner of the KFIZ News Quiz for correctly knowing that Brett Favre will be the 6th Packer to have his jersey number retired.

7:18: Dick Weinberger from the Fond du Lac Acoustic Music Alliance stopped by to talk about tonight's show at the Windhover. The Fox Valley Showcase features Northern Trail & Josh Calhoun and the Eclictics. The event starts at 7:30pm at the Windhover Center tonight. You can buy tickets are the door or in advance before 5pm. Visit FAMA's website by clicking HERE! Anita Vissers of Fond du Lac won a pair of tickets to tonight's event.

7:25am: Celeb Birthdays....Actor James Woods is 61...Actor Rick Moranis is 55...Late Night host Conan O'Brien is 45...Actress Melissa Joan Hart is 32.

7:50am: The older you get the happier you are. That's the findings of a more than 3 decade survey published in the American Sociological Review. The study found that more than half of those people in their 80s said they were happy. About 33% of 18 year old say they are happy. Overall the survey found that women were happier than men. The survey also found that people are happier in better economic times. "Baby Boomers" were said to be the least happy people.

8:20am: Valerie from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism stopped by to chat about some great events going on around Wisconsin. For more information check out their website at or you can call 1-800-432-TRIP (8747).

8:50am: The cost of a wedding...I can relate to this one as I just got married last August....American couples are spending a ton of money on their big day. A recent survey by and has found that that average wedding coast over $27,000, not including the honeymoon. 45% of that amount was spent on the reception. 15% went to reception band/entertainment. 9% to the photographer. 44% of weddings are being paid for by the brides parents while 43% are being funded by the bride and groom. The survey also found that the average cost of a wedding gown is $1,317. The typical wedding guest list includes 153 people.

After Breakfast - Behind The Badge w/ Officer Steve Olson

Officer Ragan Pecore and Pastor Paul Pfeffer stopped by to talk about the 3rd annual Basketball Game between Fond du Lac Police and Fond du Lac Fire Deparment employees. The game on April 24th at the Riverside Elementary Gym (old Goodrich Gym) will be a 7pm. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Police Chaplain's Program. For more information go to There will also be bake sale items, and a free throw shooting contest at halftime.

To hear a podcast of today's program click HERE.


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