Keith Urban Will ‘Raise Em Up’ in NH Tonight + #DumbDiva Move of the Day
Hope you have your tickets to see Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge and Jerriod Neimann tonight at the Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook. Because the show is SOLD OUT!
Megan "BUNCH" Brady, the 'Pride of Colebrook' will be filling in for me tonight. Make sure you stop by the WOKQ van/table in front of the stage area and sign up for a chance to win tickets to another hot country show at Meadowbrook.
Be on the lookout for the Morning Waking 'Crew-zer,' courtesy of Honda Barn. Mark will be commuting to and from Gilford, NH tonight, so if you see him, honk and wave!
It's certainly not the stupidest thing I've done, but it ranks in the Top 20! I came into Studio Big this morning and told Mark I forgot my phone at home. Since I don't live that far away from the station, he let me go home to get it. Well, I got home, searched everywhere that I could have left it, (even in the fridge) until I poured out the contents of my purse. It was stuck in my wallet. I had to fess up to Mark and wait for the 'Wrath of Ericson!' The plus side? I got to stop at Dunkin's for a coffee!
Showers end, it will turn partly sunny later today and 80. Mix of clouds and sun for the North Country and 78.
Did you catch Maureen on air with us this morning? Interested in attending her event in Portsmouth? You may want to get your tickets now!
Top News Stories
Algeria Plane Missing
A flight operated by Air Algerie has disappeared from radar while traveling from Burkina Faso in West Africa to Algiers. Authorities say it was carrying 110 passengers and six crew when air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair plane 50 minutes after takeoff earlier this morning. Swiftair is a Spanish private airline. The plane had been missing for hours before it was made public. The plane's flight path passes over Mali, where unrest continues in the north.
Police Officers Fired
Two Seabrook police officers caught on tape roughing up a suspect at police headquarters have been fired and two others punished. Foster's Daily Democrat reports officers Mark Richardson and Adam Laurent were fired. Richardson has also been charged with assault in connection with the 2009 encounter at the Seabrook police station.
Maine Gov Wants SNAP Recipients To Work
Governor Paul LePage wants to require food stamp recipients to work while receiving benefits. The Republican governor's administration says Maine will no longer pursue a waiver from the federal government that allows recipients in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to receive ongoing benefits without having a job.
The Associated Press made news yesterday but not the kind of news they intended.
Joke du Jour
A college student sent the following email to her parents: Dear Mom and Dad, I've been worried sick because I haven't heard from you. Please put some money in my account so I'll know you're okay!"
Coming Up Friday
It's back...an 'Overly Dramatic Reading' by the one and only, Don Briand. What song do you think it will be?