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Jon Prell

I have been at WKDQ for 13 years and have loved every minute of it. My career started in Southern California and I arrived in Evansville in 1994. I have three children that keep me very busy and the rare opportunity to go out and not have a six foot mouse serving your table is a rare and welcome treat. I love motorcycles and classic country and even host the WKDQ Country Classics show every Saturday from 6-10am. If I can I can ever play a song for you, let me know at wkdq.com.
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How David Letterman, Alan Jackson and Mark McGuinn Helped Me Return to Normal on Air After the 9/11 Attacks

Today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City back in 2001, perhaps the darkest day in our history.  Leslie and I were reflecting this morning on where we were when the attacks happened and what we were doing. I was on the air on WKDQ when I heard a sound bite on the ABC newscast I was recording about a small plane hitting one of the World Trade Center towers. I was just coming out of a break, made the announcement about what I had heard and said we would have an update after the song, not having any clue of what had just occurred.

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There Is Now A World Record For The Most Pull-Ups With Pinkie Fingers [Video]

Pull-ups are hard enough to do, right guys? Imagine for just one second, doing a pull-up using only your two pinkie fingers. Sounds Impossible, right? I can barely lift my key ring with my pinkie, let alone lift myself above a metal bar.

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Should the State Cover the Cost of Textbook Rental in Indiana?

The debate about textbook rental fees in Indiana schools has been raging for years with good arguments on both sides. According to the State Constitution of 1816, public education is to be provided free of charge, which makes you wonder about the policy of parents paying huge fees for the use of textbooks.

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Huggers Beware – Hugging Could Get You In Big Trouble and Fired

Are you a hugger, or do you know a hugger? You know, one of those people that has to hug everyone they know. Some people, me included, do not like to be touched and unwanted or unsolicited hugs can be a real problem because hugging is NOT a right.

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Walmart Low-Wage Workers Upset Over New Dress Code That Will Cost Them Money

If a uniform is required in the workplace, who should pay for it? In most cases there is shared cost for both the employer and employee, but Walmart has changed their worker dress code and the workers are stuck with the cost, which is not going over well with the low-wage employees.

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CVS To Make A Big Change Earlier Than Expected – No More Tobacco Sales

Earlier in the year, CVS, the nation's second biggest drugstore chain, announced it would stop selling tobacco products in it's stores beginning October 1st. The move was announced after the company decided to focus more on customer health and the idea of selling tobacco was counter to that notion.

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Apartment Complex Tells Tenant She Cannot Fly The American Flag Outside Her Apartment

Hundreds of Tri-State residents fly the American Flag in their yard or from their house or apartment. Well, an Ohio apartment complex is getting some very unwanted attention after it sent a notice to a tenant, 86-year-old Julia Lease, that she must stop flying the American Flag outside of her apartment, something she has done for 36 years.

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Beer In Texas Is Really Big – Really, Really Big [Video]

They say everything is bigger in Texas and now there is proof, at least as far as beer is concerned. Austin Beerworks, a small craft beer manufacturer in Texas, has just created a one of a kind marketing gimmick that any beer lover would love.

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Four-Year-Old Expelled From Pre-School Because of Mom’s Facebook Post

If I've said it one, I've said it a thousand times....be careful what you put on Facebook because it could get you in trouble as one Florida mother found out the hard way.

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