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Ice Bucket Challenge is On!!!


Friday I was issued the Ice Bucket Challenge by my friend Brian Coe of the Penguins.

It's a simple concept. Someone accepts the challenge, records themselves dumping a bucket of ice water over their head, then challenges 3 or more friends to do the same. If you are challenged, you have 24 hours. It's all about raising awareness for charity.

Ice Bucket Challenge


Get a bucket of water and fill it with ice.


Lift the bucket...


Dump the bucket...


Feel the chill...


Call out at least 3 of your friends to complete the challenge for themselves.

I issued the challenge to Lissa & Fast Freddie Friday afternoon. I'm still waiting...
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Pens for Plugs



I know you have probably followed the continuing saga of Freddie the pen thief.

Yesterday we came up with a way to keep Freddie from stealing our pens. It involved string and duct tape.
Yeah we basically turned the KRZ Studio into a bank lobby...a pen attached by string!

And now we want to take it one step further. That's where you come in.

Send us your pen and we'll mention your business on the air. It's PENS FOR PLUG!
You send us a pen...and we'll plug your business on the air.

Deal?

Here's the address:

Rocky and Lissa
98.5 KRZ
305 Highway 315
Pittston, PA 18640

*Must be a working pen

*Pens becoming the property of Rocky & Lissa
*We'll do our best to keep them out of the hands of Freddie

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What a First Impression!!!

You never get a SECOND chance to make a FIRST impression. How about the way this teacher showed up for work on her first day on the job! Stay classy, Tulsa.


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Thanks for Helping Me Reach my Goal!



I couldn't be happier that with your help, I was able to reach 100% of my fundraising goal for this year's American Cancer Society's ENDURE ride!!! Big thanks.



We had a great turnout for this year's ride...the 6th annual.


Our pre-ride selfie!


Wyoming Avenue is all ours!!!


Cruising thru the beautiful country roads in the Back Mountain.




Endure ride organizer Brian McQuestion, a 10 year cancer survivor!

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It's a twister with teeth!

Good news SHARKNADO fans.  They'll be more sharks in the air next summer!  SHARKNADO 3 has already been given the green light.  Keep your eyes to the skies.  Maybe sharks will hit PA!

As we recover from Thursday night's shark attack on NYC, here's my favorite lines from SHARKNADO 2.


Tara Reid:  The shark kept chasing me, like he knew who I was.
Ian Ziering:  He didn't know who you were.  If he did, he would've run the other way.

Ian:  Anyone plays me in a movie, it's gonna be me!

Matt Lauer:  I don't want to alarm anyone, but there is a concern that New York could be facing a Shark storm.

Al Roker:  Think of it this way, this is a twister...with teeth.

Ian:  Even the Sharknados are tougher in New York.

Mark McGrath:  You know what it just did, don't you?  It jumped the shark!

Robert Klein:  This is the big apple.  When something bites us, we bite back.

Ian:  They're sharks.  They're scary.  And no one wants to be eaten.
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We Rocked Knoebels



What a GREAT day of fun we had at Knoebels yesterday!  Early Thursday we filled a bus (THANK YOU JZ Tours) wiith littles that are on the waiting list with Big Brother/Big Sister of the Bridge.  The idea:  give kids on the waiting list a taste of what the mentoring program is all about.



Right after lunch, we let everyone loose at America's largest free admission amusement park.  It's Friday morning, and I'm still recovering!!!



That's my new buddy Dylan as we started our trip up The Flume.



I didn't get the memo about bringing a towel.



We helped celebrate the Twister rollercoaster's 15th birthday...by screaming & yelling.


I would've been lost without these 2...Liz and Pilar from BBBS!


Alan Stout from BBBS presented my boss OD and I with a few tokens of his appreciation. 

There are SO MANY kids just like the littles we had on this trip waiting for a match with BBBS.  That is why there is such a desperate need for volunteers to join the mentoring program.  Becoming a Big Brother has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.  And I promise it will have the same impact on you!

I can't urge you enough to get involved with this program.  A few short hours a month can have an amazing effect on a young kid's life here in NEPA.

If you'd like more info on how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister CLICK THIS LINK or call 800.955.4376.

Have a GREAT weekend!

-Rock



 
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Who will you ENDURE for?



I can't believe it's that time again!

Sunday, August 3rd, is the 6th Annual Endure Bike ride to benefit the American Cancer Society.  This is one of my favorite rides of the year for a number of reasons.  It's well organized, it's in my backyard in the Back Mountain, AND part of the ride includes Wyoming Avenue from Kingston to 8th Street!



14 million cancer survivors are celebrating birthdays this year because of your help.  Who will YOU endure for?

Choose your distance:  10, 36 or 62 miles.

Want to register?  Go to ACSEndure.org

Want to volunteer?  Call 1.800.227.2345

Want to donate?  CLICK HERE to go to my ENDURE page.

See you August 3rd at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre.

-Rock

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Great job Scranton!!!



Wow!  It was a sea of orange at Nay Aug Park in Scranton Sunday morning for the 1st Annual Frankie's Voice 5K Walk/Run.


Frankie of course is Frankie Bonacci, who was brutally murdered 1 year ago.  What a show of support and solidarity.


Lissa & I were so proud to be a part of this event.  Way to go Scranton!!!  And GREAT JOB by Frankie's family & friends and all the volunteers that made this special day possible.


We're still waiting for the final total as far as participants, but I can remember getting passed by a runner with the number 838!

Again, AWESOME JOB!!!  I love to see the community come together and turn a negative into a positive event like today.

Rock
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You Can't Take a Bad Photo in Maine



Sue and I just got back from an amazing week in her home state, Maine.  What a great road trip!
And yes, YOU CAN'T TAKE A BAD PHOTO IN MAINE!!!



Look closely.  Those are seals or sea dogs as they call them in Maine.  Our captain pointed them out as we took a day trip to Monhegan Island.



This incredible view is on Monhegan Island, an island accessible only by boat.  And as you can imagine, this point has been a favorite of painters for years.



The majestic Island Inn on Monhegan.  This classic Maine hotel has been on this spot since 1907.



The view from the porch at the Island Inn.



It wouldn't be Maine without lobster.  This is one of many little fishing villages you can find along the coast.



By far, the best lobster roll we ever had, came out of this little food truck in Cape Elizabeth.



One of 7 lighthouses spotted on our river boat cruise along the Kennebec.



A little roadside Americana in Midcoast Maine.



And our kids, Frankie & Sammi had just as much fun as we did!



If you are ever planning a trip to Maine, feel free to give me a shout at rocky@985krz.com

And check out some of these links:

http://www.visitmaine.com/
http://www.islandinnmonhegan.com/
http://www.capeelizabeth.com/
http://owlshead.maine.gov/

 
 




 

Don't Phunk with my Heart




(Day 2 after heart surgery. Nice puffy hands from all the fluid in my system. That heart pillow wasn't for show. It made it less painful to cough or sneeze!)

It was 5 years ago today that I had heart surgery. I am forever grateful to Dr. Casale, Dr. Stella, my PA Doug Long and all the nurses & staff at the Geisinger Heart Hospital that got me through a difficult time in my life.

Before I left work, I sent out the following email.

From: Rocky
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 12:19 PM
To: WILKES-BARRE USERS
Subject: ROCK'S SUMMER SABBATICAL
Hello everyone!

I thought I'd get everyone caught up on my "Summer Sabbatical" in case you haven't heard. I will be off the radio for the entire month of July.

Last October I went in for a physical, and my doc found a heart murmur. Pretty crazy because just a month earlier I ran a 1/2 marathon and had no symptoms at all. More tests determined I had a leaky valve.

Hold off on the pig valve jokes as I won't need it replaced. Thankfully. Tuesday I am having valve repair surgery @ Geisinger, WB. My surgeon, Dr. Casale, says I should be in the hospital 3-5 days and home 4-6 weeks. After that, I should be good as new and able to run & workout like before.

Have a good day,
Rock

It’s still hard to believe.  One minute you are feeling perfectly fine, and the next, doctors are telling you that there are serious problems.

What did I learn from all this?

Be proactive! Take care of your body. And don’t write off those annual checkups. One exam could save your life. It saved mine!
--Rock

Drugs are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is.  ~Norman Cousins
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