We're so happy to announce a long time friend of The Morning Waking Crew has landed himself a record deal.Many of you know Tom Dixon from his years performing throughout New England with The Tom Dixon Band.  Just a little over a year ago, Tom moved to Nashville to pursue his dream.  Well, we're happy to announce he has landed himself a record deal!

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After releasing his first solo album on his own, Tom is now signed with TMG.  He's currently working on writing new music for an album expected to be released by early next year!  We're so happy for Tom.  To keep up with his progress, you NEED to follow him on Facebook, Twitter and his Website.

Psychic Maureen Hancock On Air This Morning

Maureen Hancock did a couple of readings for listeners this morning.  If you're interested, here's the details on her upcoming appearance in Portsmouth.

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"The Interview," is a comedy set to release this fall about the assassination of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un.

Joke du Jour

One day, a man was stopped by a customs agent and asked if he had anything to declare.  The man replied he didn't but the customs agent asked him about the elephant standing next to the man with bread sticking out of his ears.  The man yelled at the agent saying, 'hey, what I put my sandwiches in is my business!'

Coming Up Friday

The Pier at Old Orchard Beach will be part of "Seize the Deal."  By the way, have you checked out WOKQ's Online Yard Sale?