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Sue's Last Day


This morning we celebrated Sue's 23 years waking up NEPA.  Today was her last show, but it won't be the last time you will be hearing from her.  She will be popping back up on KRZ from time to time. 

Tears were shed, friends dropped in and a few drinks were consumed.

Thanks for the love!

~Rock

Sue we will miss you. Frankly I can not believe that you have been able to do the 2 jobs this long (must be the DD coffee!). Good Luck Drew

Sue: like many of us in nepa, I grew up listening to you and rocky. Through you I fell in love with radio and am a self-​confessed radio geek. I went to college for radio and although I took a different path after I graduated I will always contribute my love of radio to you. Thank you. Good luck with everything, you will be missed
I love u Sue!! Have fun & good luck with all u do!!!

Sue -​ You guys are the only reason I started listening to the radio in the morning. So sad to hear you're leaving. Love Rock and Lissa too! But you will be sincerely missed <3 Best of luck to you!



Thank you Quaker Steak & Lube for the food & drinks!


Sue good luck. My mornings will not be the same without you. I'll miss your arguing with Rock. Love you guys! The Marathon Mom!!!

A little more stressed than I should have been on this beautiful Friday morning and Shaggy just made my day thanks guys!! Sue-​ lost you once so I GUESS we can do it again. Best of luck on your endeavors!! It won't be the same without you. :'(

I moved to nepa only a little over a year ago, and ur station and show was the first i found, and Ive listened every day since. Thanks for so many laughs and best of luck sue!

Oh no!!! I can't believe Sue is leaving!!  I've been listening to KRZ just about every morning for the past 5 years and it won't be the same. You'll be missed!!

Good Luck Sue! I will miss you on my commute every morning.

Sue i will miss you on the radio! I listen to you every day on my way to work. I wish you the best and much happiness! Kelli from beach lake



Former intern Snuggy surprised Sue with flowers.

From the crew at Guns N Hoses Charity Basketball Assoc. we would like to say best wishes to you sue. You are gonna be missed. Keep up the good work.

we'll miss u sue -​ you're a nepa institution! all the best!

love you sue best wishes. Its funny but you and rock are like family at this point go sell them houses! !!!

What kind of nonsense are guys pulling with this sues last day?

What is there to say that hasnt already been said...u r the best, have loved listening u to every morning for the last ? Years. Continued success with the next chapter. U will b missed. Thank u for the laughs!!

It’s been a pleasure hearing Sue for the fifteen years I've lived in Nepa. kickin it for music 1 and 2 & Halloween were a blast thank you for the memories.

Best of luck to sue I always love hearing u do the news u never just read the news u put ur own commentary which was so great will miss ur quirkiness

Hi Sue, Best of luck. Listening from Sea Isle City, NJ. Margaret



Thanks to Brian from the Penguins for the awesome jersey and Kathy at Truly Scrumptious for the amazing cake.  ~Sue

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I Was Attacked by a Dragon



Our intern Colleen and & I got a sneak peak of the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Live Spectacular which opens tonight at the Arena.



Fire breathing dragons...acrobatic Vikings...





...and Nightmare!




Intern Colleen after I got smoked out



The dragon Toothless



Intern Colleen about to become dinner for Nightmare



Hey look!  It's Monica Madeja from WBRE's PA Live.



See you at HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, Wednesday thru Sunday at the Arena!

~Rock
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Sue's BIG NEWS


Did you miss Sue's BIG NEWS yesterday morning?

How weird is this?  Right before Sue was going to make her announcement, our tower was struck by lightning and we got knocked off the air!!!


Anyway, Sue announced that, after 23 years sitting across the studio from me at KRZ, she's going to focus her energy on her Real Estate career.

This Friday will be her last day on the air.  But it won't be the last time you will be hearing from Sue.  She'll be calling in from time to time, and will be filling in when Lissa is off.

Feel free to add to the comments that came in yesterday morning.

~Rock

Request as Sue’s last song you guys should play the first song she played when you guys got on the air!

Cheers to you when you have that drink…been a long time listener and you sure will be greatly missed by all..you made my ride into work an easy one driving into Bethlehem everyday..love ya Sue.

Well my 3 yr old and I love ya and best wishes.

I have started my day with you guys since I moved here 16 years ago. I will truly miss you in the morning. I believe our life is a path we all have to take and now yours has a new direction. Best of luck Sue. Taylor

My Monday has officially been ruined!!! Best of luck 2 u Sue, I wish u all the best! We the listeners will surely miss u though.

This sucks....man....I will miss hearing u in the morning....good luck & u deserve a rest!

You know Sue you aren't supposed to make me cry on my way to work on a Monday morning.

Radio won't be the same.

Nooooooo!!!!!!!

OMG u will be missed it’s so funny in the morning with u guys there’s only one sue u can never be replaced. Good luck!

What a sad day in radio!!! Lots of luck Sue!

Having known this amazing couple for, like, 17 years, this is SUCH a sad day! But we know Sue will continue her reign as Dark Mistress Of Real Estate and Rocky will continue to make you laugh so hard that coffee will squirt right out of your nose. We love you guys--health and happiness to you both.

I can't imagine mornings without Sue's voice!! Will miss ya terrible but best of luck forever and ever.

Really I'm shocked!!!! Best of luck Sue!!! Follow your dreams.

I'm so sad. The two of you have been brightening my mornings for a LONG time! I'm glad Rocky will still be there and I wish Sue the best of luck!

No!!!! You both together are the reason I listen and love KRZ!!! Sue I wish you all the best, even though I am sad to hear you are leaving I understand. Rocky I hope you don't go anywhere.

OMG Sue we are gonna miss you! Listen to you guys all the time! Good luck! Hope it works out! But please don't be a stranger! Rock give her big hugs from us! YOU'LL GET THROUGH IT!

Mornings will never be the same, good luck Sue! I know u will do great! And don't worry Rock we will still all be here in the morning with u.

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A GREAT day on the River!



Sue and I spent Saturday enjoying a beautiful day on the river for RiverFest 2012.  You've couldn't have drawn up a more perfect day for kayaking.



We were 2 of about 200 kayaks that launched up river in Harding.



This kayaker has a doll straddling a "high-powered" gun on the front of his boat. 

Sue said "Hey, I like your Barbie!".

"It's NOT a Barbie!", the guy screamed back.

Whatever!





Sue and our friend Donna with an awesome view of the Endless Mountains.



My view as we approached the Coxton Railroad bridge.



Lunch break in West Pittston directly across the river from Coopers.  After paddling for 2 hours, my peanut butter sandwich was one of the best tasting ever!



Just up river from the 8th Street Bridge we came across a reminder of September's flood.






Another shot of the house that was carried down river during the flood.  It's still hard to believe the river could have been this high and so powerful.  Most of the day we could touch bottom with our paddles.



That's Sue directly underneath the Cross Valley in Wilkes-Barre.



4 hours since we launched...the Luzerne County Courthouse and Pierce Street bridge.

This is the 3rd year we've paddled the river during RiverFest.  If you've never gone, you've GOT TO TRY THIS.  You will get a new appreciation of the river, from the inside out.  And the mountainous view is simply breathtaking.

Want info on RiverFest and other events on the river?

CLICK HERE

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You're Invited to be a part of RADIO HISTORY!!!


These 2 are World Record holders.  And you can be one too!!!

(longest legs...shortest man)

You're invited to be a part of NEPA RADIO HISTORY.  We're raising awareness about Skin Cancer AND attempting to break a Guinness World Record for the most people applying sunscreen at the same time.

We supply the sunscreen, you just need to join us for this epic event.


Help KRZ Break a World Record!

WHO: KRZ, Radiation Medicine Specialists, and YOU!

WHAT: Break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for Most People Applying Sunscreen

WHERE: Parking lot of Radiation Medicine Specialists, 190 Welles Street in Forty Fort

WHEN: Saturday, June 30th 10am-Noon

WHY: To raise skin cancer awareness and be a part of a world record!

HOW: Spread the word! Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to join us! How many people can say they took part in a Guinness World Record?




This is the World's Largest Burger.  You can sit next to it in the Guinness Book of Records.

Help us break the World Suncreen Record, Saturday June 30! 

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Milk In My Sippy Cup vid

If you have kids you're gonna LOVE this vid!!! 

Watch the musically inclined little Max perform "Milk in my Sippy Cup."

WARNING:  This song will get stuck in your head all day!!!







 

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Behind the Scenes at HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON



I got a behind the scenes tour of the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON show which hits the Arena June 27 thru July 1, and all I can say is WOW!!!

DRAGONS is the biggest show ever to hit the Arena with 38 tractor trailers filled with gear, props & of course the dragons.



The crew has been here since May constructing the set which is as large as a football field.  When I toured yesterday, they were installing the enormous backwall, the size of 9 movie screens combined!

And you can be the FIRST IN NORTH AMERICA to experience the 23 dragons, some with wingspans up to 46 feet.  That's right!  The North American tour starts right here in NEPA with 8 performances beginning next Wednesday.



Here's one of the crew putting the finishing touches on Gronckle, one of the larger dragons. 

Each of the large dragons weighs over 1.6 tons and contains 24 microprocessors to control movement. They take about 3 months to build with up to 25 people working on them through the entire process. 



This is the head of Nightmare, the 2nd largest of the dragons.  Don't get too close, this baby breathes fire!



No need to wax your eyebrows.  This dragon will burn 'em right off!

High-flying, fire-breathing dragons along with Viking warriors and world-class circus artists and acrobats are coming.

Don't miss out!

~Rock


THE SHOWS:

Wednesday, June 27, 7:00pm
Thursday, June 28, 7:00pm
Friday, June 29, 7:00pm
Saturday, June 30, 11:00am, 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, July 1, 11:00am & 3:00pm

Tickets are on sale now and range from $29.50 to $79.50.

Get yours today at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.


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Way to Go Sparty People!


              Ailene, Janet, Sue, Kara, Lissa & Beverly

Lissa & I want to thank all the listeners who joined us at the Styling Studio in Dallas for our monthly SPARTY!!
We all compared pedi's mani's and gel nails......sooooo cool we all looked like a million bucks when we were done.

Our thanks to Libby and the crew for all their effort is making it a really great night for everyone!!

Be listening for your chance to win at the next one in July!!!!!

~Sue
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Embarrassing Video
Last week I was screwing around on YouTube looking at old radio videos from DJ's that I used to work with when I found this!



I had no idea this video existed. It's me at my 2nd radio gig, doing a mid-day show on an AM station in Charleston, SC. I don't know what's more disturbing...the goggles for glasses or my Grizzly Adams beard.

Ever find a video or pic on the web that you didn't know was out there?
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Anyone for a Round of Dunk the Scum?


I was relaxing on the deck thinking about what to blog about tonight after a great bike ride around Harvey’s Lake.  Should it be the creepy looking Ice Cream truck that I saw circling the lake?  Or how about the boat named the S.S. Horny?

Then I remembered the GOOD NEWS we heard this morning on WNEP.  The scum that “allegedly” burglarized then torched the Plains Little League refreshment stand was caught.  I guess we can drop the allegedly, because he confessed to the crime after Plains cops hauled him in.  And the police can thank this mental midget for making it so easy for them—he left his cellphone at the scene of the crime.

So what’s next?

Obviously, this low life isn’t working, so they can’t garnish his wages.  And it’s a waste to have him sit in jail.

Why don’t we put him in a dunk tank and have the Plains Little Leaguers practice pitching.  I’m sure I’m not the only one that would be willing to donate a 5 spot every time Mr. No Moral Fiber went for a swim!

Here’s how you can help:

Benefit Fundraiser
Sunday June 24 Noon-6pm
Hun’s West Side Café
570 Union St, Luzerne

$5 donation at the door
Raffle for door prizes

If you or your business would like to donate a gift basket or gift certificate for the raffle, or make a cash donation, contact:

Leah Wysocki
574.2583

Jimmy Finn
574.7877

Donations can be sent to:
Plains Baseball Inc.
P.O. Box 1541
Plains Township, PA 18705

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You Can Be Our BIEBER V-I-P!



BIEBER FEVER hits the Rocky & Sue Show this Wednesday morning!!!

If you or your Bieber fan want to be our VIP for Justin Bieber in NYC at the Today Show THIS Friday, here's what you must do:

1.  Make a Justin Bieber sign
2.  Be at KRZ (305 Highway 315, Pittston) Wednesday morning between 7-8:30am

You must be at KRZ no later than 8:30am Wednesday morning to be eligible for the VIP package.

The package includes overnight hotel accomodations in NYC and one pair of VIP passes to see Justin Bieber's Today Show performance.



A special Bieber Staging Area will be set up in the Ken Pollock Suzuki parking lot next to KRZ for all the Bieber fans.

Give Justin Bieber a sign that you are his biggest fan!!!

And we'll see you Wednesday morning starting at 7am.

Good luck.
Rocky, Sue & Lissa
 

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Sometimes LOSING is WINNING!


This weekend I hosted another Big Brother/Big Sister event.  Meet our newest little, Dale.  Dale is a 12 yr old from Larksville that LOVES sports.

We hit Rich's Golf Center in Wyoming for Mini-Golf, the batting cages, video games and the Bumper Boats.  And as you can see in the above pic, I lost our water fight! 





Dale is one of many littles waiting on a match in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.  Want to learn more on how to volunteer?  CLICK HERE.



And I have some GREAT NEWS about the program.  Omar, the little I took to the Monster Truck show at the Arena was just matched with a Big!  That makes me so happy.

You'd be surprised how, in just a few short hours every month, you can make a difference in a young kid's life AND your own.

Get involved today.

~Rock


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Only 2 Days Left!!!



I meant to post this in my Blog earlier this week.  Don't miss out!!!  There's only TWO DAYS LEFT of the amazing Greek Food Festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Scranton.

Sue and I FINALLY made it up there for lunch today.  You can eat in or take it back to the office.



And they have all your favorite Greek specialties like Spanakopita, Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), Gyros, Mousaka and of course, all the famous desserts starting with Baklava.



Make sure your stop by.

2 more days!!!

Friday June 8 11a-8p
Saturday Jun 9 11a-8p

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
505 N. Washington Ave.
Scranton

For Take-Out Orders
Phone:  342.0566
Fax:  342.9722

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Parental Dilemma from This Morning...


Lissa has a friend that is a single Mom with a 15 year old daughter.  The daughter has been invited to go on vacation with her 17 year old boyfriend and his parents.  As a parent, would you let her go?

We could've stayed on air til 10 taking your phone calls and texts.  And, to my surprise, some of you actually agreed with me!!!


First off, I have a problem with a 15 year old girl having a 17 year old boyfriend.  But, if you approve of that, why does it make any difference if they are in Florida under parental supervision?  They will be supervised just as much (or as little) as they are back home.

Your thoughts?

~Rock

Text Club Comments--

--When i was in high school I never dated anyone less than 2 years than 2 years older. And my mother was lenient, i went to ocean city with him and his family, it was a blast.

--HELL NO!!!!

--If they r all over each other now they've probably already had sex.

--I'm a 26 yr old female.   I've been in her shoes. It'd be different if it was two 15 yr olds going to the beach, for example. The parents don't have to keep an eye on the boyfriend b/c he's 17. Things will happen anywhere, Mom can't stop that but a cruise w/ flakey parents. Sorry girlfriend!

--Her mother better wake up and smell the roses or she will be a grandmother sooner then she planned she obviously isn't secure with her daughter's decision around this guy and his family they don't sound like responsible parents to instill good choices in life to their son so their is no decison to make the answer is NO

--If her mother has any trust she would let her!!!! I have six kids and they all know right from wrong trust is the best thing. My kids and I are open to each other. I think she would do the right thing and if her mom don't let her go she might hate her for it in the long run.

--Im a 20 year old woman and i know what was on my mind as a naive 15 year old. I would've gone. But i know i wouldve gotten in trouble. My mom was up my butt all the time and i still someeeeehow managed to get myself into a lot of situations. It doesnt matter how much you are around things will happen beyond the parents control. If i had a boy over there were STRICT rules. But we got away with a lot anyways. You cant tell a 15 year old girl no. She’s just going to fight you and go behind your back 20000 times more. Just sayin from experience

--I agree with Rocky also. I am a single mom of 4 children, 3 of who are girls. But my decision would be based on my daughter, the boy, and his parents. If they arent responsible people i would have second thoughts. If they are going to have sex they dont need to go to florida to do it.

--15 is way too young to be going away with your boyfriend whether his parents are there or not. It only takes a few mintues to get in trouble!

--I have two young girls so now is not a problem. But I wouldn't let either of them till there 35! I am also a bouncer at a popular night club and after seeing how girls act now a days they (my girls) are not ever going to a bar/ club scene ever!! Some things I have seen or caught these girls doing would make you sick!

--I agree with the woman who called in! Yay.Rock! I agree. I'm not a parent but I agree you can not watch them all the time. I know how I was when I was 15yrs old I had a lot of freedom too and never did drugs or anything.

--Let her go! Cut the cord already. Being 2 protective is not good help.  And yes, I have a 17 year old!

--I have a 14 year old daughter that is not dating or is interested. I think it is totally not good for her to go on vacation with her boyfriend. Vacation is family and until there is a ring on her finger he is not family.

--HECK NO...my daughter is 17 & I won't let her go away w/no boy but I would let him come w/us on vacation..double standard I know but I can't keep an eye on her if she's w/them.

--I agree w/Rocky.... I'm a mom & there's NO way u can watch all the time... They can do anything here that they can do in Florida or at the movies or out for ice cream.

--No way! As a Mom, u have to protect your child as much as you can! She’s too young and sorry Rock, but I am with my 13 year old daughter all the time. Why put your daughter in a situation where she could easily make a poor choice that she would regret! Mom can’t run and pick her up when she’s that far away!

--NO! I work in the vacation spot where people bring their kids with their boy/girlfriends. THEY DO NOT WATCH THEM! Sometimes they even let them have their own room.

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Love this Website!
I had a chance to talk to Adam Lambert’s tour manager a few weeks ago when he was in town for the big KRZ show at the Kirby.  The guy was wearing a vintage looking Cleveland Indians t-shirt.  As a lifelong Cleveland fan, I had to know where he got it.




Wow!  I found out there’s a website loaded with old school looking shirts.

www.homage.com

I love this site!  I just placed an order today.   And it probably won't be my last.

This is an Ohio based company, but there’s a pretty decent amount of shirts for Phillies, Flyers and Yankees fans.

Let me know what you think.

~Rock

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Colbie Caillat Bug Attack Video
Here's Colbie Caillat doing her big song "Bubbly" while getting attacked by bugs!  What a trooper.

(the bugs kick in at about 2:00)





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