THANK YOU, Quad Cities, from the bottom of our hearts...
Last night, WLLR was honored as the CMA Award for Small Market Radio Station of the Year. It was quite the sight to see our logo all over TV and then practically go viral on Facebook and Twitter.
YOU made this a very special night for us... and I just have to say... the Quad Cities has embraced me with open arms since the day I arrived here as a transplant from Minnesota. 2013 is a special year. WLLR turned 30 years old and we won a CMA. How are we so lucky?! It's because YOU let us into your lives each and every day. THANK YOU for letting us be a part of your lives and know that you are the BEST listeners on the planet! I will foever be grateful for you!
CLICK HERE to read a nice piece that WQAD put together about our win!
Unfortunately, Randy Travis' health is not in the best condition after suffering a stroke earlier this year.
News from the camp of Randy Travis was bleak this weekend when sources close to the country music singer painted a grim picture about the prospects for Randy’s long-term recovery and the possibility of him performing in the future. According to Randy’s father Harold Traywick, “Randy is still in very bad shape. It’s possible he’ll never perform again.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE
Randy Travis was initially admitted to the hospital on July 7th, 2013 for viral cardiomyopathy, or a weakening of the heart muscle. While being treated for the condition at The Heart Hospital in Plano, TX, Travis suffered a stroke as a complication to the treatment, and had to undergo emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. The surgery was successful, but Travis remained in the hospital until late July when he was moved to a rehabilitation facility to deal with the effects of the stroke. While in rehab, Travis contracted pneumonia according to friend Sammy Kershaw. Travis remained in inpatient care until October 11th when he returned to his ranch in Tioga, TX.
Specifics on Randy’s condition have been very hard to come by for fans worried about the long-term effects from Randy’s recent health problems, leading to much speculation and concern. Randy himself has yet to make any public appearances or statements since his recent health scare. SOURCE
The Hot App of the Week is the Wedding Party app available on Android and iPhone. I was at a wedding this weekend and on the program it asks people to download the app and take pictures throughout their day. I love taking photos and really got into seeing other people's pictures as well as my own through the wedding day news feed.
I went through FOUR costume changes this Halloween... I think that sets a record for me! Check them out...
Pirate, (pregnant) nun, old lady, senorita.
Send me YOUR pictures at Jillene@WLLR.com!
Check out the video for "Sweet Annie," by the Zac Brown Band and take your front row seat at the wedding of ZBB's Coy Bowles and his beautiful bride, Kylie! See the band, their friends and family be a part of the gypsy fantasy land ceremony. Watch Coy and Kylie say 'I do,' then join them all at an amazing reception for Zac Brown Band's latest music video, "Sweet Annie."
"There was a lot of planning that went into this wedding, and a lot of hard work on many people's efforts. The sun and weather could not have been more perfect. Kylie, my wife, really out did herself creatively on the vibe and look of the wedding. She had a vision of what she wanted the wedding to look like. With the help of others, including Shelly Brown who helped design her dress, we were really able to pull of this relaxing, gypsy fantasy land of a wedding." - Coy Bowles
Read more from Coy here: http://budurl.com/SAzbb
I was talking to my mom this morning about my sister-in-laws new job as a labor & delivery nurse...
Mom: "I hope she doesn't like what she sees. She's my only chance at grandkids."
Me: "Ummmmmm, mom... what about ME?! Remember me, your daughter??"
Mom: "Well, by the time you meet someone, get married and have kids... I'll probably be dead!"
Now, my mom has hinted at the fact that this is how she feels, but she's never actually came out and said it. She was serious! Haha... your mother ever said something like this to you? Call me at 563-359-9557 or email me at Jillene@WLLR.com!
I just read a story about a woman who is taking childhood obesity into her own hands... but handing out a LETTER, instead of candy, to fat kids on Halloween.
CLICK HERE to read the story and see the letter that she intends to hand out.
Email me with your opinion of this... are her thoughts and motives behind this valid, or is this unacceptable? Jillene@WLLR.com!
Happy Halloween from all us of at 103.7 WLLR!
CLICK HERE to see the KWQC list of trick-or-treat times.
The Davenport Halloween Parade is Halloween night (Thursday the 31st) at 7:00, downtown Davenport. CLICK HERE for the parade route!
Don't forget about the Ghoul Guide which is your one stop shop for ALL things Halloween in the QCA this season!
I HAD to ask Social Media Expert, John Marino about this app that I've seen EXPLODE on Facebook over the last few days... your #HotApp of the week is "BitStrips!"