OLD NAVY is totally bringing it with the fun, flirty tops!Â Amanda picked this one out to go with my ON skinny jeans and boots and it was on sale, BIG time!Â Jeff is obsessed with plaid and color lately. His shirt was on sale too!
Old Navy in Wilkes Barre is better and better than ever! If you haven't stopped in lately, definitely head there this weekend ... tons of great new fall sweaters, accessories, and oh my gosh ... if you don't own a pair of ON yoga pants, you need to!
SEEÂ today's PA LIVE Email Wednesday segment here!
Check out PA LIVE today at 4p on WBRE for todayâs Email Wednesday! A girl wrote to us because the guy sheâs been seeing for over 2 months wonât make a move. Sheâs wondering what we think is up with him. You think heâs just a gentleman?
Our OLD NAVY OUTFITS OF THE WEEK! Old Navy in Wilkes Barre hooked it up! Amanda's top is the perfect color for Fall . . . camel and is paired with dark skinny jeans and boots! Jeff is obsessed with these shirts and they come in a bunch of bright colors!
Have you checked out the entries that are coming in?!? Our 4th annual PREGNANT PUMPKIN PAGEANT is underway! Click the link below to check out the entries and vote for your favorites!! :) If you know someone who's expecting, they could win a YEAR SUPPLY of diapers! Tell them about it!
Check us out on PA LIVE this afternoon. We got an email on Email Wednesday from a guy who wants to know if it makes him look cheap if he uses one of those 1/2 off deal coupon/gift certificate things on a first date! What do you think? Shouldnât that be a time when youâre trying to impress someone you have interest in? Tune in at 4!
Old Navy in Wilkes Barre is dressing up for PA LIVE each week starting today . . . check out our outfit of the week!Â Amanda's stepping out of her usual neutral comfort zone and wearing some COLOR! They have some great fall tops right now and these skinny jeans fit perfect with boots!Â Â Jeff fell in love with his shirt and the colors! BLUE is in for Fall . . .Â we both got the memo! Ladies, if youâre into blouses, wait til you see what Amanda's wearing next week!
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Tropical Storm Lee beginning on Sept. 3 and continuing.
The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Adams, Bradford, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wyoming, and York.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured or underinsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the disaster declaration can provide many types of aid to individuals and businesses affected by last week's flood. The following aid programs can be made available as needed and warranted:
>Â Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. Initial assistance may be provided for two months for homeowners and renters. Â Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements.
> Grants to replace personal property and help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs.
> Unemployment payments up to 26 weeks from the date of the disaster declaration for workers who temporarily lost jobs because of the disaster and who do not qualify for state benefits, such as self-employed individuals.
>Â Low-interest loans to cover residential losses not fully compensated by insurance. Â Loans available up to $200,000 for primary residence; $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses. Â Loans available up to $2 million for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance.
>Â Loans up to $2 million for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes that have suffered disaster-related cash flow problems and need funds for working capital to recover from the disaster's adverse economic impact. Â This loan in combination with a property loss loan cannot
exceed a total of $2 million.
>Â Loans up to $500,000 for farmers, ranchers and aquaculture operators to cover production and property losses, excluding primary residence.
>Other relief programs include crisis counseling for those traumatized by the disaster; income tax assistance for filing casualty losses; advisory assistance for legal, veterans benefits and social security matters.
>Assistance for the state and affected local governments can include payment of not more than 75 percent of the approved costs for hazard mitigation projects undertaken by state and local governments to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property.
How to apply :
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov, by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. Â The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Dr. John Brady was in studio today to talk about an upcoming seminar he is putting on here in NEPA. If you want to learn how to cook healthy meals for weight loss, attend the class! Tuesday, September 27 -Â Details here! Reserve your spot!
Most of us got eaten alive this weekend . . . TRY THESE Â 10 weird ways to repel mosquitos NEXT time!
Weird MosquitoTip #1: Drink Lots of Beer
Rumor. The rationale behind this gem isn't to have a good time, but that the alcohol and yeast are not appealing to a mosquito. Actually, the opposite is true. A mosquito actually prefers the blood of a beer-drinker over anyone else. You can try to trick them by leaving out open cans of beer around your yard, but it's more likely that Uncle Kenny will just drink the buggy brews instead.
Weird Mosquito Tip #2: Fire Up a Bubble Machine
Real. Though I suspect that this tip was actually submitted by a 5-year-old who desperately wants to improve their bubble output tenfold, mosquitos have been found to be repelled by soap solutions. So it's less about bubbles and more about the suds.
Weird Mosquito Tip #3: Mix Up Some 'Dew
Real-ish. Someone suggested mixing Mountain Dew and dish soap, then leaving the solution out in cups around the yard. Again, the mosquitoes were probably repelled by the soap rather than the soda. So save it for the refreshment stand and swap in water instead.
Weird Mosquito Tip #4: Wear Only White
Rumor. The thinking is that bold and dark colors absorb heat, which raises your body temperature, turning you into a buffet for bugs. But if it's hot out, you're going to have a higher body temperate no matter what you wear.
Weird Mosquito Tip #5: Rub Chives On Your Pulse Points
Real, but gross. Mosquitos hate the scent of chives, but so does everyone else around you.
Weird Mosquito Tip #6: Eat Plenty of Garlic
Real, but also gross. Points to the reader who painted a terrible picture in my head by writing, "Eat garlic until it oozes out your pores." Lovely. But if you happen to be eating a garlic-leaden meal, great news, mosquitos hate you.
Weird Mosquito Tip #7: Vacuum Them Up
Real. Of course, if you have the reflexes and the eyesight to be able to vacuum a mosquito mid-air, then I suggest you try out for the next "Karate Kid" movie.
Weird Mosquito Tip #8: Try This App
Real, but with reservations. There's a few iPhone apps on the market designed to emit a noise that repels mosquitoes. Unfortunately, it doesn't work on all varieties. And, it drives cats and dogs nuts.
Weird Mosquito Tip #9: Rub Yourself With Fabric Softener Sheets
Real. It goes back to tips #2 and #3, mosquitoes just don't like the taste or scent of soap. But use caution, since this idea just sounds irritating to the skin.
Weird Mosquito Tip #10: Spritz with Mouthwash
Rumor. A popular email forward from a few years back states that if you spritz yourself with a 10 to 1 mix of water to Listerine, you'll repel mosquitoes. While the menthol and eucalyptus doesn't appeal to the critters, the dilution won't be enough to make much of a difference. (And directly applying Listerine to skin will just dry you out.
Nia Rametta, 16, of Stroudsburg, is part of the Monroe County chapter of Becca's Closet, which gives gently used formal dresses for those who can't afford a new one.
There are five Pennsylvania chapters of Becca's Closet, including one in Stroudsburg, which acts as the Monroe County chapter.
Rametta said so far she has collected 75 dresses this year, which will be distributed on March 27 and 28 at the Hampton Inn in Stroudsburg. On Sunday, hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Monday, the hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dresses can still be donated for the event.
Nia said accessories such as shoes and handbags and makeup are also available. If a girl is attending two proms, she is able to take two sets of items.
She said while there are no proof-of-income requirements, she hopes everyone uses "the honor system," and leaves the free dresses for those who really need them. "It's meant for girls who can't afford a new dress," she said. "Everyone deserves to go to their prom."
Â For more information, contact her at 570-807-6422 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Becca's Closet, visit www.beccascloset.org.
A couple months ago we talked with Keenan Cahil, the teen Youtube sensation seen in the beginning of this video. When we talked to him, he said he was working on a project with Jen Aniston and Amanda asked if it was a Smartwater ad - well it was! And it's HILARIOUS!
WeÂ found this website that basically lets you log your wishes for your funeral. It's called MyLastSong.com ... You can pick the songs you want played at your funeral so that your loved ones can just log on and carry out your wishes. What would you want played at your funeral? Not to be all morbid. :)
Amanda wants this Dropkick Murphys version of Amazing Grace
The first cd Amanda ever bought was Green Day and the song is a sweet life reflection, if you choose to look at it that way.
A listener also suggested this pretty cool website . . . imagine turning your loved one into a DIAMOND??!!! http://www.lifegem.com/
Mens Health presents . . . the SENTIMENT GENERATOR! Just in time for Valentine's Day. Say the right thing every time in 2 simple steps! Try it here! Just choose the occasion and the person you're writing to. Ahh, saving lots of guys butts this Valentine's Day! http://www.menshealth.com/sentiment/generator.php
This morning we spent some time at Chester Street Elementary to read to the 4th and 5th grade for their annual Reading Rally. One little person even got sick to her stomach from all of the excitement in YERTLE THE TURTLE. Thanks for having us! :) It was so much fun hanging with you guys!
You knew sex was a workout, but who knew that a half-hour romp in the hay with your guy could burn off the chocolate you nibbled on after dinner? The key for high-calorie-burning sex is making it hot and making it last, say experts. You can burn up to 207 calories in 30 minutes.
We heard from some incredible people today who will have a very different year in 2011. Some will become parents, others are clean from drugs, and some will be start new jobs. How will YOUR life be different in 2011? Are you changing something about yourself? Changing something about the way you live? Changing the people the you surround yourself with? Investing in new things?
Tonight's "Glee" will feature KATY PERRY'S "Teenage Dream".Â The episode will also "take on bullying, especially toward gay teens."Â Check out a sneak peek of the Glee'ers knocking it OUT again .. . LOVE when they do contemporary songs we hear on KRZ!
Eminem proved he can rhyme and rap with pretty much any word, even "orange" which really doesn't seem to rhyme with much. We battled it out rapping with "apple" and after your votes, Amanda won. Hear all 3!
While we were talking about what people yell out when two people same the same thing at the same time, Jeff recalled some memory about guys putting their thumb on their forehead for some reason. We got to the bottom of it.
Michael Buble is engaged to a woman from Argentina who says it's a tradition for the guy to wear an engagement ring too. Amanda thinks this is a great idea and wishes the trend would catch on. Jeff, not so much. What do the guys of NEPA think?
A guy called us claiming that he received a WNEP text alert saying that WB Mayor Tom Leighton was critically injured while eating a peanut butter sandwich. Of course, we bit the bait and got down to the bottom of it by called Mayor Leighton himself.
We had a great time in New Orleans, but it is so good to be back in NEPA and back on the radio. We spent a few days in NOLA for a radio conference with some of our favorite radio shows. It was work stuff during the day and fun at night. Amanda's maiden voyage on Bourbon St. . . and Jeff's 4th. Don't judge, all of these pictures were taken at night and under the influence of Bourbon Street's strongest drink - the HAND GRENADE. Tongues were green, smiles are cheesy, and holy SWEAT. It was the most HUMID hot week New Orleans has ever had!
We've been getting a ton of emails suggesting Amanda be nominated for Regis and Kelly's Radio Co-host for a Day Search! So here's the link! If you want to nominate her, click here! Maybe we can represent NEPA on LIVE! We're pretty sure she'll be able to keep Regis in line - he can't be too different from dealing with Jeff on a daily basis! Click here!
Nominate your doctor, dentist, pool guy, lawn dude,Â whoever - for our hottie referral service! The hot guys in NEPA are professionals too! If you're looking for a new chiro, dentist, mechanic, or vet, here are the cuties nominated by YOU!
*We got a ton of calls for this guy!* Chiropractor : NE Rehab Scranton - Dr. Anthony Depietro
Chiropractor : Sean Miller
Vet : Valley View Vet Clinic - Dr Fine
Nail Dude : Viewmont Mall by food court - Dat
Dentist : Dr. John Cimini - Blakely
Dentist : Dr. Grossman - Kingston
Chiropractor : Dr. Brad Bryant - Dallas
All of the guys who Russo and Dimeo Blacktoppers in Scranton
Chiropractor : Dr. Dan Golaszewski - Power Chiropractic Hanover Twp.
Zach is 25 and submitted this video to Oprah's contest for people who want to win their own show! Zach has already gotten over 5 million views and over 2 million votes! Check out his video, then vote for him here! Vote for Zach HERE!
Congrats to Jevon Bozek : Winner of Dad's Big Belly Bowl! He won a years supply of diet Snapple from Canada Dry/Royal Crown Company, a flat screen tv from Voitek, La Z Boy recliner from La Z Boy Furniture Gallery in Wilkes Barre, and a Char-Broil infrared gas grill from The Home Depot in Dickson City.
You may have seen them on Good Morning America and the Today show . . . and today on KRZ! 4 Troops is a singing group consisting of Former Sgt. Daniel Jens, Former Cpt. Meredith Melcher, Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Ron Henry , and Former Sgt. David Clemo.Â They teamed up to make beautiful music and released their first cd yesterday! Some of the proceeds go to military charities - so pick it up!
The 2010 MISS USA Pageant is this weekend and the pictures of the contestants this year are so controversial! Check out Miss PA . . . Gina Cerilli . . . what do you think about the new look of the MISS USA PAGEANT?
The âSuicide Prevention Programâ is a program created by Corey Kehoe to raise awareness and prevention in middle and high schools. Kehoe will talk about his past experiences with depression and will use music and a light/laser show to provide the message that suicide can be prevented.
Â The program willÂ also coverÂ how âbullyingâ in school or via the internet can lead to suicide.
Â Every student will receive an awareness bracelet and a card with crisis numbers if they ever needed to talk or want to seek help for themselves or a friend.
Our hearts go out today to five-year-old Jonathan Hurst of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, today . . . because, sadly, there's no way in hell he's going to grow up to have a normal life.
Jonathan's mother is 29-year-old Amanda Hurst, and she LOVES breastfeeding.Â Loves it.Â Loves it so much that she is STILL breastfeeding five-year-old Jonathan.
Â Loves it so much that when she watches her friends' babies and young children, she offers to breastfeed those kids too.
Â Amanda says she doesn't think there's anything wrong with breastfeeding a first grader . . . quote, "It not only boosts [his] immune system, it keeps me healthy too by lowering my risk of breast cancer."
Â She didn't stop breastfeeding Jonathan in public until he was three . . . and now, when he suckles up at home, she says he considers it a treat, quote, "like eating chocolate."Â
According to a breastfeeding counselor, quote, "There's no evidence that breastfeeding children at any age is in any way harmful, either psychologically or physically . . . the milk remains as healthy."
It's country singer Chely Wright.Â Considering most of us have never even heard of her before, don't you think PEOPLE magazine feels silly for making SUCH a big deal about a "BIG CELEB" coming out on May 5th to their magazine?
Infidelity is an epidemic in Hollywood and we're letting you guess who's next. What celeb couple do you think will be next to get caught cheating?
Jeff thinks it'll be Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom.
Amanda thinks it'll be Heidi and Spencer from The Hills.
Emails your guess to JeffWalker@985krz.com. The first correct guess will win tickets to the concert of your choice and we'll hook you up with a limo to get there! If more than 1 person guesses the same couple - the winner will be chosen by random drawing.
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon - Barry
LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian - Ann - Dunmore
David & Victoria Beckam - Jon - because he's an arrogant jerk who travels a lot and he's probably tired of his body wife
If you've ever wondered what goes on in the studio while you're listening to music on the radio . . . voila! The Secret Show! Check back daily for a new show! Today, we talk Amanda's obsession with midgets, guys who lie about being in relationships, and the way people waste Jeff's time. Listen to today's SECRET SHOW!
While you're listening to KESHA on the radio, Jeff and Amanda are in the studio talking about anything from what Jeff bought his godchildren for Easter to the number of guys who Amanda probably gave Mono to.Â Click here to listen to the stuff you WON'T hear on the radio!
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the studio while there are songs being played on the radio? We end up having some pretty ridiculous conversations . . . so the SECRET SHOW was born! Check back daily to listen to what goes on behind the mics during the music!
Poor Elin Woods found out Tiger was cheating when she stumbled upon flirty text messages. Most of us have been there . . . that awful pit in your stomach when you find out your man/woman is cheating on you. The sad thing is that a lot of us will experience this feeling at some point in our lives. How did you catch your cheater?
Winning $250 to Mirage Lingerie was as simple as dressing in drag and sending us a photo of you in lingerie! Win it for your wife, girlfriend, your "whatever" . . . we receivedÂ a bunch on entries, but JASON was our winner! What a good sport! :)
Hey parents! When was the last time you were kid-less and got to spend some time alone? Quality time alone . . .
This Valentine's Day we want to treat one lucky couple to a quiet afternoon at The Woodlands for some dinner and lovin' . . . but what Â do you doÂ with the kids?! Don't worry. We figured that out. Jeff & Amanda's babysitting service to the rescue! On Friday, February 12 the chosen couple will get to drop their kids off to us here at KRZ at 3pm and we'll watch them until 7pm! You'll enjoy a special Valentine's Day dinner off a special menu at The Woodlands and enjoy a quiet, romantic afternoon in one of their lovers suites.
How do you win? Fill out the questionnaire below and email it backÂ to JeffWalker@985krz.com before Wednesday, February 10th.Â We'll choose a winner on Thursday the 11th and hopefully your kids will be potty trainedÂ and well behaved! :) Â Good luck & Happy Valentine's Day!
(YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE as an entire family to participate on Friday, February 12th from 3pm-7pm)
*don't worry - none of the information below will be shared online*
Your Names :
Kids names & ages :
Best phone number to reach you at :
When was the last time you had "alone time?"
Are you willing to talk about this freely on the radio? (without being shy)
Are you willing to jump on the air with us during your "private" love fest?
This must sound like a crazy idea, what is the most unusual thing you've done as a couple over the past few years?
What are your kids like? Are they wild? Talkative? How badly are you looking for a little alone time away from them?
Don't worry. We'll take good care of them . . . but what kind of things should we be aware of about your kids before we possibly meet them? Do they bite? Scream? Hit? What kind of challenges will Jeff be facing with your kids? (the crazier, the better!)
Amanda here . . . I freaked out on Jeff last night after the show because he keeps messing up our office and turning it intoÂ a pig pen! A disaster area! I clean up, organize everything, and do routine tidy work and he just throws things around, leaves piles of paper everywhere, and can't even take a SECOND to CLOSE desk drawers and cabinet doors. It's driving me CRAZY!
Is there any possible way someone else shares an office with someone who is more lazy and unorganized? If you can top this pig pen of an office, I'd love to see you try. Send them - Amanda@985krz.com
That's Jeff's desk. Huge, manly, nice huh? It's too bad there's crumbs all over it, outdated papers, and cold 2 day old cups of coffee on it.
The desk in the corner WAS mine, but that computer was slow, so I moved to the other smaller desk. Now Jeff leaves all of his CRAP on THAT desk too. He claimed it as "his" since I stole the tiny desk. Yes, i've been outnumbered 2 large masculine desks to one tiny computer desks.
And these are the infamous doors that Jeff can't seem to be ABLE to close. They DO close. It's not like they are broken. He just prefers to leave them open. Again - i'm about to have an anxiety attack over this. How hard is it to shut the doors?! It's just a bunch of JUNK inside anyway!
Hey friends! We had a show photo shoot about a week ago with Ashley Lettich Photography! We're going to use a bunch of the pictures here on the website and for everything else we do that needs a picture . . .Â but here's a little taste of what they look like!
Check out more of Ashley's workÂ @ ashleylettich.comÂ . . . she's awesome and so much fun to work with! She does weddings, parties, headshots, engagements, and kid sessions!