When is the last time you saw a commercial on TV or heard an ad on the radio and went out and bought the product they were advertising? Advertising does work because many listeners of The Morning Waking Crew have purchased items after seeing or hearing the ad.

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This conversation came out of us chatting about Matthew McConaughey earlier this week and his car commercials. Lincoln has seen a significant spike in sales since those commercials have aired. However, I think this one is the best, by far!

I love Ellen. So funny. She also chats with the latest social media sensation, #AlexFromTarget 

Weather

Clouds with a few breaks of sun this afternoon, breezy and 62...cloudy in the North Country, maybe a morning shower and 55. Check your 5-day forecast.

Top News Stories

Republicans win big in Washington and the states
The Republican sweep to midterm election victory includes formerly Democratic Senate seats in seven states. Come January, the GOP will have full control of Congress. However, voters surveyed leaving the polls continue to express little confidence in either party. Their biggest concern is the economy.

Some NH Incumbents Winners in Midterm Election
Three of four Democratic incumbents in New Hampshire's high profile races are returning to office after winning close elections.U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen held off a challenge by Republican Scott Brown in one of the nation's most closely watched Senate races Tuesday. In the governor's race, Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan topped businessman Walt Havenstein to win a second term. The third Democrat to win was in the 2nd Congressional District where incumbent U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster defeated GOP state Rep. Marilinda Garcia. The only Democrat to lose was U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in the 1st Congressional District, defeated by Frank Guinta in their so-called "threematch." It was the third time the two had campaigned against each other.

Gorham, Maine police chief retires after 42 years
Gorham's longest service police chief is retiring after a 42-year career on the force.
Ronald Shephard's last day on the job was Tuesday. He started with the department as a police officer in 1972 and became police chief in 1995.

Stupid News

A driver of a Poland Spring tanker truck used his trucks' contents to put out a 2-alarm fire.

Joke du Jour

Oh Don...
Old age is...
"When your friend compliments you on your new alligator shoes and your're barefoot!"
"When a sexy babe gets your attention and your pacemaker opens the garage door!"
"When going braless pull all the wrinkles out of your face!"
"When an all-nighter means not getting up to use the bathroom!"

WOKQ

Have you checked out my post at WOKQ.COM about "Steel Magnolias?" or, what about the 'Whimsical facelift coming to Boston's Faneuil Hall?' Let me know what you think.

He's Gone and Done it Now

He's FINALLY on Facebook! Check out Mark Ericson's personal page!

Coming Up Thursday

Credit Gillette Stadium

More Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean tickets to giveaway.  Who wants 'em!  Gotta be listening for your chance to win! By the way, did you hear they added a 2nd show at Gillette - Saturday, August 29th. Tickets for both shows (Friday, August 28 and August 29th) go on sale at 10am this Friday through Ticketmaster.