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Join Mike Pesto & Lisa Hamilton every weekday morning from 5:30 to 10 with birthdays at 6:10, "90 Seconds from Nashville" at 6:48 and "Mike & Lisa's Morning Mental Floss" at 7:10.

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Call Mike & Lisa, in the studio, between 5:30a and 10a, Monday through Friday, at 627-KJUG (5584)

Talking 'Taco Bell' & A Bunch More with Josh Thompson


April 2, 2014, 8:03 am

Josh Thompson's new album, "Turn It Up," came out April 1st... April Fool's Day... but don't "fool" yourself into thinking this Wisconsin native was too busy that day to give us a call, BECAUSE HE DID. Now, don't ask us how it happened, but we got on the subject of Taco Bell and Josh told us this story about when he and his cousin fell asleep in the drive-thru. What happened next? Hmmmm! And then there was that fishing trip to Alaska late last year with Randy Houser. That MOST CERTAINLY did not go according to plan but what DID happen?  Click on the link below and you'll find out.


It's A 106.7 KJUG Country World Premiere Wednesday


March 26, 2014, 11:39 am

Now, we're not going to "out" anybody but, we KNOW there are people out there who wouldn't think twice about wearing their pajamas and/or slippers to Walmart. Heck there's an entire website (www.peopleofwalmart.com) dedicated to them. We have to admit, we are a little curious to know how many of us in KJUG Country have ever been so bold. Which is why it's our KJUG.com poll question: "Ever worn pj's and/or slippers to Walmart?" We'll have the results of THAT poll coming up Monday morning but if YOU've ever shopped at Walmart in your pajamas, we dedicate this song to you. A reimagining of Bob Marley's, classic, "Jammin';" this is "PAJAMMIN'!"


Hanging Out and "Pimpin' Joy" w/ THE Jerrod Niemann


March 25, 2014, 12:48 pm

Jerrod Niemann is a busy, BUSY man; he just recently got engaged, he has to keep his fans ("Dehydration Nation") happy and (to that end) his new album, "High Noon" just came out. Even with all those plates in the air, Jerrod still found the time to give us a ring to talk about everything going on in his life. Now, we've heard it said, what happens on the bus stays on the bus but last year, when she was on Jerrod's tour bus, Lisa was introduced to Jack Daniels for first time. So... what happened on that bus anyway? Jerrod and Lisa tell all! PLUS... you know Jerrod recently got engaged. Sorry ladies... but how is soon-to-be-married-life working out for Jerrod so far? Click the link below to uncover all.


We're Talking Bowls, Boos & Beards w/ Dave Haywood


March 11, 2014, 10:54 am

This coming Sunday night (March 16th) Lady Antebellum invades Save Mart Center in Fresno but before making the trek to Fresno, Dave Haywood (of "Lady A") and company had a little tour stop in Calgary (Alberta, Canada). How was the trio's concert reviewed by the media? You may be surprised!

Last time we spoke with Dave Haywood a few years back he was engaged to Kelli Cashiola. Now a married man, what's changed in Dave's world?  Well, one thing in particular.

Since they hit the scene in 2006, the men of "Lady A" have had one thing in common (other than being men of course). Both Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood have always sported bears... but why? You're about to find out.

Dave Haywood, of Lady Antebellum, called into Mike & Lisa in The Morning early this week and he certainly had a lot to say. Check out the entire conversation right now by clicking on the link below.



Just Spending A Little Quality Time with Eli Young Band


March 5, 2014, 10:54 am
Their new album, "10,000 Towns," dropped this past Tuesday... even though you COULD have picked it during our Free Music Monday on 106.7 KJUG Country... but the guys from Eli Young Band still made a little time for us earlier this week. We HAD to talk with them about the new album, which we did, but we also wanted to know what they listen to on the bus. The answer to THAT question MAY surprise you. And, even though ELI YOUNG isn't the name of a guy in the band... it's taken from two of the group's founding members (Mike ELI and James YOUNG)... they STILL get people asking to meet "Eli Young" every once in a while. How do they handle those situations? Click the link below and check out our exclusive conversation with Eli Young Band.



Buy Your Blake Shelton Tickets Before They Go On Sale


February 26, 2014, 7:55 pm

All week long you've had a chance to win tickets to see Blake Shelton's Ten Times Crazier Tour stop at Save Mart Center in Fresno. It's all going down Thursday night, September 11th, and The Band Perry, Dan+Shay and Neal McCoy are all coming along for the ride as well. Now, if you REALLY WANT TO, you can wait until tomorrow morning at 10AM to buy tickets OR you can get yours RIGHT NOW. Just click HERE and enter the promo code "earlybird." IT'S THAT SIMPLE! Click the link, enter the password "earlybird" and get your tickets 24-hours before anyone else can buy them... but this special ofter ABSOLUTELY ENDS at 10PM tonight. Of course, if you want to WIN a pair, you have ONE LAST CHANCE with Mike & Lisa's Friday Morning Mental floss at 7:10AM. Best of luck and we'll see you at Save Mart Center, along with Blake Shelton, September 11th.


IT's a 106.7 KJUG Country World Premiere Wednesday


February 26, 2014, 9:16 am

This year, some parts of The Golden State are burnt to a golden brown. This has been, by some reports, the driest winter since 1893. WE NEED RAIN AND LOTS OF IT! Even Keith Urban's song, "Raining On Sunday," wouldn't be enough; even with a month worth of Sundays. Hold the phone though! What if it wasn't "Raining on SUNDAY" but "Raining EVERY DAY" instead? Then we might be on to something... which is why we had Keith Urban's song rerecorded with a few necessary changes. Check it out, because we ALL need it "Raining Every Day."


Thursday, February 13th, We Said Goodbye To A Hero


February 14, 2014, 10:47 am

In his six-years with us, Visalia's own Cash Shank touched more lives than he could have ever known... moved more souls than he could have ever dreamt... spread more love and joy than most of us could ever hope to in 106 years. On Thursday, February 6th, our dear Cash lost his battle with pineoblastoma... a rare brain cancer. There are no words to fill the hole left behind... only memories of a boy who never gave up. There are no words but there is hope... and where words fail us, Jeffrey Ross gives "Heaven Bound."

Please listen to this moving tribute to boy who became a "superhero" to so many and, even in his passing, will live on in our hearts forever...

If you are moved to do so, you can download the song on iTunes with proceeds benefiting the Shank Family.


Tyler Farr Is Pulling Out All The Stops To Win This One


February 4, 2014, 6:58 pm

For the past week or so we've been giving you the opportunity, with our KJUG.com Poll Question (at KJUG.com... duh), to let us know who should make it to the next round of nominees for the Academy of Country Music's New Artist of The Year Award. The first round included Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Parmalee, Thomas Rhett AND Tyler Farr. Well, apparently Tyler caught wind of our little poll question so he decided to stack the deck in his favor by giving us a call.

Seems, because he doesn't think of himself as a sex symbol, he's called in the big dog to help him "country" the vote. No, seriously, he's using his blood hound to win. How is Tyler Farr using his dog to make it to the next round of ACM New Artist of The Year voting? What does he think about his competition? Click on the arrow below to hear our entire conversation with Mr. "Whiskey In My Water," Tyler Farr.


Sunday, Virgil Green Does What No Tularian Ever Has


January 28, 2014, 5:44 pm

There have been many a number of great athletes and football players to come out of Tulare over the years.  Tulare boasts several football players who have gone on to play big-time Division I college football and even reach the National Football League.  But none of those athletes have had the opportunity to play on the biggest stage that football has to offer.  Virgil Green is hoping to change that.

The 2006 Tulare Union High School graduate will become the first Tulare football player to play in the Super Bowl when his Denver Broncos play the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 in New York.

Recently, the city of Porterville has had a pair of products go on to win the Super Bowl in Bear Pascoe (New York Giants) and James Sanders (New England Patriots).  Visalia has had Mt. Whitney graduate Don Mosebar win a Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Raiders, and another Mt. Whitney graduate, Michael Young, played in the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos.  Tulare has had Olympic champions, but never a Super Bowl champion.

“This means a lot,” Green said. “There’s been a lot of great athletes to come out of Tulare.  You have guys like Zac Diles, Dominique Dorsey and Nichiren Flowers, you have all those guys who paved the way before me. To be the first guy, that’s an amazing feeling because I know how much they loved the game and how much they would love to play in this game.  I’ve been blessed to play on the Broncos and be with a great organization that has given us all the tools we need to get this far.”

{ Courtesy of The Visalia Times-Delta }

Now, the way we see it, the first Tulare Union High School graduate to play in the Super Bowl deserves more than just a congratulatory high-five; how about his very own song... 


How Do You Know It's Time To "Commit" Your Parents?


January 27, 2014, 7:53 am
Mike's noticed, in recent years, his parents just can't seem to see people for who they are. Every new person they meet HAS to look like someone they already they know... otherwise there's NO CHANCE they're going to remember them.  It's like their brains are full of faces and can't take any more.

A week or so ago Lisa's mom woke up, got dressed, did a little shopping and THEN drove over to Lisa's house to visit. THAT's when she noticed SHE HAD TWO DIFFERENT SHOES ON! YES... she walked around shopping with one black shoe and one brown shoe and no one said anything.

OK... so we're having a little fun with it this morning but have you (or your parents) ever done anything which had you thinking it may be time to sign the commitment papers? Do tell and do share. After all, we're all friends here.

Brought Some of Memphis Back to 106.7 KJUG Country


January 19, 2014, 6:59 pm
It was my privilege and honor to represent 106.7 KJUG Country at the 25th Annual St. Jude Country Cares Radio Seminar in Memphis, Tennessee, this year. Touring the hospital... meeting the families... talking to doctors... embracing the patients... being moved by the sheer number of stations across the country (and the KJUG Country artists) who have made St. Jude their "charity of choice" was... well... emotional to say the VERY least. Rest assured, when it comes time for our 106.7 KJUG Country Radiothon, we'll be bringing more than just a little bit of Memphis to the valley... but why wait 'til then.

On the last night of the St. Jude Country Cares Radio Seminar each year, they hold a songwriters dinner.  It's always a BIG MYSTERY who's going to show up. Randy Owen, of Alabama, always hosts the event and then you wait, and wait, and wait for him to introduce the night's special guest(s). Five years ago, Keith Urban showed up (at the 20th anniversary event) and everyone lost their freaking minds. This year Jake Owen and Hunter Hayes joined Randy Owen on stage and Hunter had a little surprise for everyone.  He started off his set with a song he had just finished recording in the studio; a song he had never performed publicly... until now. Consider this the KJUG Country Premier of the latest from Hunter Hayes. Give it a look and a listen and let us know what you think.

{ Mike Pesto }



It's Time For Another "What Would You Do Wednesday"


December 17, 2013, 11:38 am

It's Christmas and everyone is scrambling to get their shopping done. Presents are lovingly wrapped and waiting to be handed out to happy recipients. This is all fine and dandy until someone approaches you with a gift; catching you completely off-guard because you don't have one for them. What do you do?

You COULD simply accept the gift, graciously, and say thank you. Everyone knows the point of Christmas is to give rather than receive.  If, out of nowhere, someone presents you with a Christmas gift and you have nothing to give them in return don't feel guilty or obligated to run out to buy a gift for them. The person who sprung a present on you isn't expecting one in return... are they?

However, you could just as easily allow yourself to be stricken with guilt. Here this person is, standing right in front of you, baring gifts and you have NOTHING to give them in return. It's hardly an "exchange" when there's only one gift involved. How embarrassing!

Maybe it hasn't happened to you this year... yet.  Maybe it'll never happen to you but now you're thinking about it. If you get an unexpected Christmas present from someone you don't have a gift for... what would you do?

Our Exclusive Conversation with Garth Brooks on KJUG


December 13, 2013, 9:39 am
We THOUGHT the big news was Garth Brooks' final one-man show at The Wynn Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas was going to be televised live on CBS. Turns out that wasn't it. Well, maybe it was going to be Garth's new box set... Blame It All On My Roots, available exclusively at Walmart... was coming out. That wasn't it either. Well... what was it going to be then?

After months of speculation, Garth ended all the talk earlier this week when he sat down with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America to announce that, starting next year, he'll be back on the road for a MAJOR World Tour. That's right. GARTH IS BACK!

As you can image, since the wheels starting spinning at Camp Brooks to make this all happen, Garth has been going non-stop. Yet, somehow, he still found the time to give us a call AND gave us some exclusives as well. Check out our ENTIRE conversation with Garth RIGHT NOW just by clicking the link below.



Craig Campbell's Been Busted... But It's To Our Benefit


December 10, 2013, 7:41 pm

So Craig Campbell has been outed as a cheater... of sorts. His song, "Keep Them Kisses Comin'," retired as champion last week on Country Star Wars with Chad; beating out a different song for five consecutive nights. However, it had a little help in the form of Craig Campbell. Seems Craig got wind of the challenge and logged on to our facebook page (www.facebook.com/KJUG1067) so he could vote. He even had Mark Wills log on and vote for him. We get, "if you're not cheating you're not trying" but seriously!?!?

Something had to be done! So we decided to call Craig Campbell personally to see what he had to say. What happened next COULD mean... well... best to hear it for yourself. Click on the link below to hear the entire call.


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Ask George... It Is Good To Be "The King"
Is George Strait the greatest country artist ever?
: YES... George is KING over them all
: NO... He's great but not the greatest ever
: NO... If ANYTHING, he's a bit over-rated
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! KJUG Country's Birthday Battle Royale !
Who's the bigger "star" celebrating today?
: Late night host, Conan O'Brien (51)
: Teenage witch, Melissa Joan Hart (38)