The Morning Waking Crew asked listeners for their 'expert' opinions on what they believe are some of the best day trips in New England.  A lot of the answers made me want to jump in my car and take off for the day!

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Clara posted on our Facebook page that some of her favorite day trips include: Pinkham Notch and The Flume.

Christine called in to the show and said her favorite day trip is to go shopping at Cabella's in Maine, then head back home to NH, but not before hitting Newick's for lunch! I love shopping but I think you know my stance on seafood.

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Congratulations to Steve from Newmarket.  He was the winner this morning of Zac Brown Band tickets!  ZBB is coming to NH in August.  Tickets on sale tomorrow!

Ho Hum, Just Another Jesus Face in a Pancake

Did you catch the latest installment of 'Godwatch?' Mark thinks the Son of God's timing couldn't have been better and here's a hint, it usually involves syrup!

Morning Waking Crew's Working for the Weekend

Tonight, tune into New Hampshire Public Television.  Mark Ericson will be hosting the annual Spring Auction from 9:00PM - midnight. The auction wraps up on Sunday, May 4th, so there is still time to BID HIGH AND BID OFTEN!

Tonight, News Director Don Briand will be hosting the 13th annual Dover Chamber's Sweeps Event at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.  Someone WILL win ten-thousand dollars.

Mark and Karen hope to see you tomorrow (Saturday, May 3) at Annie's Hallmark in Salem, NH.  Mark and 2K will be there from 11AM-2PM. Alex and Ani is having an 'energy infused' event at Annie's Hallmark, just in time for Mother's Day (hint, hint!)  Mark and Karen will also have the WOKQ Prize Wheel and you'll be able to register to win a pair of tickets to see Eric Church at the Verizon Wireless Arena.


Meteorologist Gary Best says today will be a mix of clouds and sun, maybe a passing shower and 68. Occasional sun in the North Country with isolated showers and 65. Gary rated the weekend a *7*

Top News Stories

Employment Report Published Today
he Labor Department says employers added 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years.

NH Surpasses Health Care Target
The Obama administration says more than 40,000 New Hampshire residents have selected a health plan through the new federal insurance market. That's more than double the initial target for the state.

Man Accidentally Stabs Himself While Hiking in NH
A Massachusetts hiker has been rescued from the White Mountains.  NH Fish and Game says 22-year-old Benoit Armangau, of Acton, was camping with a friend when he accidentally stabbed himself while cutting evergreen boughs.

Stupid News

After a 32-year ban, Marshfield, Massachusetts has decided to allow Pac-Man back into town! I've never seen Tim Tern more excited in my life.

Joke du Jour

A young couple that had been married for a few years but had no children went to their priest and asked what they should do.  The priest replied that he would light some candles while he visited the Vatican.  When the priest returned from his trip, the couple has three sets of twins and the wife was expecting once again. The priest congratulated her but asked where her husband was. The wife replied: He went to the Vatican to blow out those candles!

Coming Up on Monday...

Have a great weekend and tune into the Morning Waking Crew on Monday when the gang is back in Studio Big celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with the most embarrassing things that happened to you in school. You'll want to listen for my's a doozie. We'll also have $50 gift certificates to Freshwater Farms in Atkinston, NH!