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LISTEN: Sweet Becca from the Country Mecca 12/15

Every morning at 6:36,7:36, 8:36 Becca updates us on what’s trending in country music. Sponsored by Kenrick’s Meats! Charles Kelley of Lady A likes a cheesy Christmas Tree AND Carly Pearce likes grocery shopping. Memphis Aldean has his own Instagram account AND rethinking Christmas decorations. Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans did a shot of tequila when declared husband and wife! Read More »

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The Bud and Broadway Home Team has to send all of their emails before they can leave for the weekend. Today they go out to Regal Cinemas, the St. Louis Cardinals, Kindness and the new Star Wars movie! Read More »

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Each and every Friday we want every single person on the Home Team is happy! So we ask who are ya, where are ya and why are you happy today? Read More »

LISTEN: All I Need to Know About You 12/15

When you ask about background checks during a job interview…that’s all I need to know about you! Call us with your stories about the moments in life that make you think, “That’s All I Need to Know About You,” each morning at 7:50a! 314.969.9230 from or 618.399.9230 from IL Read More »

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  • Donald Trump

    Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Among ...
  • Mount Union beats Mary Hardin-Baylor 12-0 for D-III title

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — D’Angelo Fulford hit Justin Hill for a 42-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter and Mount Union won its 13th Division III football national championship with a 12-0 victory over defending champion Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday night. The Purple Raiders (15-0) limited Mary Hardin-Baylor to 144 yards. Mount Union led just 3-0 until Fulford found ...
  • Zack Cozart

    Angels grab All-Star Zack Cozart with $38M, 3-year deal

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After spending his entire career at shortstop in Cincinnati, Zack Cozart was willing to switch positions for the chance to join the Los Angeles Angels’ promising lineup. Cozart was even willing to switch twice. The All-Star infielder agreed to a $38 million, three-year contract with the Angels on Friday, also agreeing to play third base in ...
  • Strong earthquake rattles Indonesia’s Java island; 2 dead

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and was felt across the island, including about 200 kilometers (124 miles) away in the capital Jakarta, where office towers and apartment buildings swayed. ...
  • Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks. Andrea Ramsey announced in a Facebook post that she ...
  • Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lung

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust — the cause of black lung — and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. An advocate for coal miners said Friday that this sends a “very bad signal.” The Mine Safety and Health Administration has asked for ...
  • Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can’t get abortions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is blocking two pregnant teens in the country illegally and being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday, a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year. Both girls arrived in the country as unaccompanied minors and are being held ...
  • Vincent Nguini, guitarist for Paul Simon, dead at 65

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vincent Nguini, a guitarist from Cameroon who worked with Paul Simon since the late 1980s, died last week in Brazil. He was 65. Simon’s publicist, Elizabeth Freund, confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Friday. Freund said Nguini died on Dec. 8 with his wife, Florence Nombulelo Yawa, by his side. No more details or ...
  • Elton John

    Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus to perform Elton John tribute show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay’s Chris Martin are set to honor Elton John at a tribute concert next month. The Recording Academy announced Friday that it will tape “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute” at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 30, two days after the 2018 ...
  • Eminem

    Eminem to host pop-up with ‘mom’s spaghetti’ on the menu

    DETROIT (AP) — Rapper Eminem is hosting a promotional event in Detroit in the style of a pop-up restaurant with a menu featuring “mom’s spaghetti.” Eminem touted the Friday event at the Shelter club to promote his new album, “Revival,” in a tweet Thursday, saying: “Detroit! Come vomit up some spaghetti with me this weekend at our official #Revival pop ...
  • Russell Simmons

    Simmons says he will ‘defend’ himself following rape claims

    NEW YORK (AP) — Music mogul Russell Simmons said on Instagram that he plans to defend himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women saying he raped them. The allegations in the Times’ Wednesday report stem from the 1980s and 1990s. Simmons denied the allegations Wednesday and again on Thursday. “Today, I begin to ...
  • Pink

    Pink joins list of stars performing during Super Bowl week

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pink is joining the list of stars performing in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week. The singer will perform Friday, Feb. 2, at Nomadic Live! in the refurbished Minneapolis Armory building. Imagine Dragons will headline the EA Sports Bowl on Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Armory. Jennifer Lopez will also perform in the building near U.S. Bank Stadium ...
  • Missy Elliot

    Essence magazine to honor Missy Elliott at pre-Grammy event

    NEW YORK (AP) — Essence magazine will honor Missy Elliott at a pre-Grammy Award event next year. Essence says Thursday that Elliott, a hitmaking rapper, singer, producer and songwriter, will be honored at the magazine’s annual “Black Women in Music” event. It will be held Jan. 25 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. The 60th annual Grammys will ...
  • Firefighters wary despite gains against California fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state’s history but warned coastal communities Wednesday that they’re still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and fan the flames. The National Weather Service extended warnings through Friday of extreme fire danger conditions throughout much of Southern California due to lack of moisture ...
  • Google Chromecast

    Amazon making nice, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale. A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed Friday it is preparing to sell the devices. However, fresh links for the products that went live on Thursday ...
  • ESPN

    Former on-air personality says ESPN was hostile workplace

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A former ESPN personality is accusing the network of trying to silence her and other women who assert they were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment. Adrienne Lawrence made the accusation in a tweet Friday after ESPN published a friendly text message exchange between her and an anchor she had accused of misconduct. Lawrence, who ...
  • Paul Williams, John Mellencamp, Tavis Smiley

    Producer of live events drops ties to Tavis Smiley

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tavis Smiley’s career has taken another hit as live producer Mills Entertainment pulled out of backing the TV host’s theatrical production focusing on the last year of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. Smiley, who has been indefinitely suspended from his PBS talk show and lost his Walmart sponsorship, was to launch a nationwide 40-city tour of ...
  • Mario Batali

    Mario Batali kicked off ABC amid misconduct allegations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been kicked off ABC’s “The Chew” amid allegations from several women that he touched them inappropriately. ABC said that while it was not aware of any inappropriate behavior involving him and the show, the network says “we are committed to a safe work environment and his past behavior violates our standards ...
  • Tavis Smiley

    Walmart, book distributor suspend ties with Tavis Smiley

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and a book distributor distanced themselves from Tavis Smiley on Thursday after PBS said an investigation found “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct by the radio and TV host. The moves came a day after PBS said it was suspending Smiley following an independent investigation by a law firm. PBS said the firm uncovered “multiple, credible ...
  • Omarosa Manigault

    Ex-‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa to tell all about White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa is putting the White House on notice as she makes her exit: She has “quite a story to tell” about her time in President Donald Trump’s administration and “the world will want to hear it.” Accustomed to the spotlight, Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on national television Thursday to push back against reports that ...
  • Omarosa Manigault

    The Latest: Omarosa: Trump’s senior staff has no blacks left

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Omarosa Manigault Newman and her departure from the White House staff (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Former “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman says her departure from the White House means President Donald Trump will have no African-Americans on his senior staff. Manigault Newman tells ABC’s “Nightline” for its program airing early Friday that most ...
  • Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me’ sequel pulled from Sundance fest

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned. The remaining partners in his production company said Friday that they removed “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” from the Sundance slate in light of Spurlock’s confessions of sexual misconduct this week. Warrior Poets partners Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin said in ...
  • ‘Florida Project’ producer accused of sexual misconduct

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Florida Project” producer Andrew Duncan has been accused of sexual misconduct by a dozen anonymous women and is stepping down from his company June Pictures. Duncan in a statement Friday disputes the allegations, calling them either distorted or demonstrably false. He accuses rivals of “taking advantage of the news climate” and trying to undermine his ...
  • Peter Jackson

    Peter Jackson’s Weinstein story opens old wounds for Sorvino

    NEW YORK (AP) — Director Peter Jackson says he is now realizing that Harvey Weinstein’s advice to avoid working with Mira Sorvino or Ashley Judd was likely part of a smear campaign against the two actresses. Jackson tells Stuff that he was told by Miramax in the late 1990s that they were “a nightmare” to work with and thus didn’t ...
  • ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ boasts $45 million opening night

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney says Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an estimated $45 million from Thursday night showings. It’s the second-highest Thursday night preview tally following the $57 million start for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which ...
  • As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

    NEW YORK (AP) — After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood. Disney’s deal to purchase most of 21st Century Fox ends the era of the “Big Six” major movie studios, toppling one of the industry’s most famed studios and dramatically redrawing the Hollywood map. Disney’s move — to pay $52.4 billion in stock ...
  • 9 films now vying for foreign language Oscar nomination

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine films are now vying for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the short-list Thursday, which includes films from Chile, Germany, Israel and Lebanon. Ninety-two films were initially in contention for possible nomination. Five films are typically nominated for foreign language Oscar consideration, and ...
  • Disney buying big chunk of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal, bringing together film studios and growing overseas.

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Disney buying big chunk of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal, bringing together film studios and growing overseas.
  • Nelly

    Prosecutors decline to charge rapper Nelly with rape

    SEATTLE (AP) — The rapper Nelly will not face rape charges because the accuser is not cooperating, prosecutors in Washington state said. The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb. Auburn police arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., in his bus at a Walmart and he was booked ...
  • Pete Rose

    Pete Rose defamation lawsuit dismissed after agreement

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defamation lawsuit filed by Pete Rose last year against the lawyer who got him kicked out of baseball was dismissed Friday, federal court documents show. Rose said in the lawsuit that John Dowd damaged his reputation and endorsement deals during a July 2015 interview on an AM radio station in Pennsylvania where he accused Rose of ...
  • Vincent Nguini, guitarist for Paul Simon, dead at 65

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vincent Nguini, a guitarist from Cameroon who worked with Paul Simon since the late 1980s, died last week in Brazil. He was 65. Simon’s publicist, Elizabeth Freund, confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Friday. Freund said Nguini died on Dec. 8 with his wife, Florence Nombulelo Yawa, by his side. No more details or ...
  • Elton John

    Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus to perform Elton John tribute show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay’s Chris Martin are set to honor Elton John at a tribute concert next month. The Recording Academy announced Friday that it will tape “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute” at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 30, two days after the 2018 ...
  • Vladimir Putin

    Putin looks for quick win, but voter apathy worries Kremlin

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s presidential election campaign formally lasts only three months, and President Vladimir Putin wants to make it as short as possible. With Putin’s approval rating topping 80 percent, there is little doubt about the outcome of the March 18 vote. Instead, voter apathy represents the main challenge for his strategists, who want his showing to be as ...
  • Dustin Hoffman

    Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16

    ROME (AP) — A playwright who says Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her and had her massage his feet in a hotel room when she was 16 said Friday that she spent years in guilty silence and took pains to not dress suggestively in professional contexts because she assumed the incident was her fault. Playwright Cori Thomas was a classmate ...
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry May 19 on FA Cup day

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19 — the same day as one of the biggest English sports events of the year, the FA Cup final. The date was confirmed Friday by the prince’s Kensington Palace office. While most British royal weddings are on weekdays, this one ...