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The Meaning of Memorial Day, Odd Things You Grill + Comedian Jimmy Dunn’s New CBS Comedy

Whatever you’re doing this long weekend, take a moment to remember what this holiday truly represents.Thank you to all those who have served or are currently serving.

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Thanks also to all family members of servicemen and servicewomen.

What Do You Put On The Grill?

That was our topic this morning. More specifically, weird foods you’ve cooked on the grill. How does turtle soup sound to you?  Doesn’t sound appealing to me, but Dave in Sanford, Maine seems to like it.

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I liked Joyce’s idea of lasanga.  That sounds really good…extra cheese please, Joyce!

Funny Guy Jimmy Dunn Gets His Big Hollywood Break

We are so dang proud of our friend, Jimmy Dunn.  You’ve heard Jimmy on The Morning Waking Crew many times and you’ve probably seen his comedy routine at some point as well. Jimmy recently found out CBS Television has picked up the comedy “The McCarthy’s,” in which he stars alongside NKOTB heartthrob, Joey McIntyre. Follow Jimmy on Twitter @jimmydunncomedy, @McCarthyCBS and the fan page, @TheMcCarthys Click here to listen to Jimmy’s interview with Mark about how he was picked for the part of ‘Sean McCarthy.’


Meteorologist Rob Carolan says clouds with drizzle and scattered showers, high 59. Clouds and scattered showers in the North Country and 58.  Sunshine for part of your weekend.  Rob rated the long weekend a 6.6!

Top News Stories

AZ Wildfire Rages On
A wildfire in a scenic, premier tourist area of Arizona has some business owners making efforts to let customers and tourists know they’re open, even as hundreds of firefighters work to protect communities. The fire has burned more than 11 1/2 square miles in and around Oak Creek Canyon.

Medicaid Proposal Approved 
A special joint legislative committee has approved the state’s application to the federal government to expand the Medicaid program to an estimated 50,000 poor adults. The Fiscal Committee voted yesterday to approve the Department of Health and Human Services proposed amendments to the state’s Medicaid program. The federal government still must approve the proposal.

TSA Stops Two Men Carrying Guns  
Transportation Security Administration officers say they’ve stopped two men who attempted to bring guns past a security checkpoint at Bangor International Airport. The agency says officers stopped a man on May 21st after finding a firearm among his clothing in a suitcase. They also say they found a firearm in another man’s carry-on bag on May 16th.

Stupid News

How do you keep track of all your online passwords?  Well, Fernando Corbato has a lot. So many in fact, that he sat down at a typewriter and typed all his passwords.  Three sheets worth of passwords.  Fernando is 87 years old and a retired MIT professor who was part of a team that worked on computers in the 60’s.  Fernando invented the password.  That’s right, the guy who invented the ‘password’ has 150 of them!

Joke du Jour

Men…listen carefully and then decide if you would rather have a dog or a wife!
Dogs love it when your friends come over.
Dogs don’t care if you use their shampoo.
Dogs think you can sing.
Dogs will forgive you for playing with other dogs.
Dogs like it when you leave things on the floor.

Results of our ‘Bat Poll’

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Bat Poll.  It was a landslide.

TV Batmobile
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The 1960’s TV version of the Batmobile was the winner with just about 60% of the vote.

Coming Up Monday

Mark and 2k are off.  Tim Tern, the former intern will be running the ‘Best of The Morning Waking Crew.’ But, don’t worry, Tim will be giving you the Song of the Day for your chance to qualify for our Big Bike Giveaway.
Big Bike Giveaway
Make sure you listen Monday morning at 7:20.  You can also visit the Harley Davidson Shop of Rochester for a list of songs.

Coming Up On Tuesday

The Morning Waking Crew team will be back in Studio Big with tickets to see JAKE OWEN/ELI YOUNG BAND AND CADILLAC THREE at the Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook. We’ll also be chatting with Jake, so make sure you back with us bright and early Tuesday morning.  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.



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