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Rose plays your requests and dedications each weekday at noon during the Drive Thru Lunch plus she has your chance to win lunch for two with Drive Thru Lunch Trivia.

Call Rose Ortega, in the studio, between 10am and 3pm, Monday through Friday, at 627-KJUG (5584)

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Happy Good Friday and Easter Weekend!

Every now and then I get very cool clips from Adam and I just have to share them. Being a teenager in the 70's when I hear a new artist cover one of our beloved songs, I always wonder if they can do the song justice. This is one of those times where someone does and that someone is Charlie Worsham! This is what he calls a Cover Challenge where he covers a song that's been done before. It was cut in 24 hours and it the Steve Miller Band's Jet Airliner. Now the first time I saw him, he was wearing his signature orange Converse high tops and playing Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" on a banjo! I was pretty impressed. Check this out  and tell me what you think.

Pretty killer huh? Feel free to share it with your friends. I love it! This guys is very talented and I hope he releases this on his next album. He really makes it come back to life. 


Here he is pictured with his orange Converse that I was talking about. 


Drive Thru Lunch today at noon and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Heroes in Porterville, plus we'll take your requests and dedications at (559) 627-5584 that's (559) 627 -KJUG.

1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays 


2:25 Time for our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day

It’s a Christian song written in 1912 by evangelist and song-leader George Bennard (1873-1958). He was a native of Youngstown, Ohio but was raised in Iowa. After his conversion in a Salvation Army meeting, he and his wife became brigade leaders before leaving the organization for the Methodist Church. As an evangelist, he wrote the first verse of our song in Albion, Michigan, in the fall of 1912 as a response to ridicule which he received at a revival meeting. He then traveled with Ed E. Mieras from Chicago to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin where they held church meetings at the Friends Church from December 29, 1912 to January 12, 1913. During the meetings Rev. George Bennard finished the song. Our song today is from Precious Memories, the twelfth studio album released in February of 2006. It was an album that Alan Jackson recorded for his mom that was never meant for release.  It became his eighth #1 country album. In August 2006 it was certified platinum for selling over a million units. Our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is "The Old Rugged Cross" sung by Alan Jackson on 1067 KJUG Country.

I'd like to wish you all a very happy Easter! Remember what it's all about and it ain't bunnies! Love ~Rose


The Swon Brothers Made Their First Opry Appearance.

The Swon Brothers, just released their very first single to country radio, it's called "Later On." There are many firsts that they will experience in their career in country music. One of which is extremely monumental and that it playing on the Opry stage for the first time. We're talking the Mother Church of Country Music!

They play the Opry for the first time last weekend. It was a very special moment for them which they shared with their parents as well as a young fan who miss their prom to see them. See video below. 

The Swon Brothers Opry Debut

I enjoyed them on NBC's The Voice on team Blake. Their harmonies are stellar and their songs were perfectly chosen. I love their new single and I know they are going to go a long way. What do you think of them? Love to hear your feedback from these Oklahoma boys! 


I've got your Springville Rodeo tickets up for grabs today. Here's the song you're listening for between 11am & 12pm is :

Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy” – Chris LeDoux and Garth Brooks 

When you hear it, be caller number 7 at (559)627-5584 to win tickets to the Springville Rodeo for Family Day, Sunday, April 27th. 2 child admissions / 2 adult admissions. 


Drive Thru Lunch and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Heroes in Porterville and we'll take your requests and dedications as well.

1:30pm JUG Birthdays


2:25 Time for your KJUG Classic Cut of the Day. I was introduced to our artist’s music back in the early 90’s with a song called Love Me. His album, The Walls Came Down was the title of his fifth studio album which was released in 1998, it produced his fourth and final Billboard number 1 single in "I Can Still Feel You and the Radney Foster song which is our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day it’s "Anyone Else" he will be at JUGFEST2014, it’s Collin Raye on 1067 KJUG Country.


Keith Urban Takes Us Behind The Scenes of American Idol & He's Living Large! But Not As Large As Harry & Jennifer!


Keith Urban is taking fans behind-the-scenes of the popular FOX-TV show, American Idol. He's started a new video series showing what's not on the show. Check out Episode One below.

Pretty funny stuff, be sure to check out Keith Urban on American Idol tonight at 9pm on Fox. 

Don't forget we have the Free Easter Egg Hunt at Boomers in Fresno this Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Registration is at 9am. I will be there with Easter Eggs galore and hanging out at the park for a few hours. They're located at 7354 N Abby St, in Fresno. For directions, click here.


Drive Thru Lunch and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Heroes in Porterville. We'll also be talking your requests and dedications starting at noon. 

1:30pm celebrating JUG Birthdays

2:25pm Time for your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. This day in country music in 1981, MCA releases Barbara Mandrell's "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," featuring a guest appearance by George Jones. The lyrics reference Jones, Roy Rogers and the Grand Ole Opry. "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," by Barbara Mandrell featuring George Jones your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day on 1067 KJUG Country. 


A Shot of Last Night's Blood Moon

Last night's Blood Moon! I stayed up for it and yes I'm tired.
But the upside is I already did my taxes! 

So how many of you stayed up to see it? "The most unique thing about the 2014-2015 tetrad is that all of them are visible for all or parts of the USA," according to a Nasa spokesman.

The full eclipse is known as a "blood moon" because, NASA explains, the sunset red glow that rings the Earth as it blocks the light from the sun is cast upon the moon.

The first one in this tetrad began at 2 a.m. ET today. The other dates are Oct. 8, April 4, 2015, and Sept. 28, 2015. So mark those dates on your calendar. 


Today is tax day! As well as the 1 year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Many of the victims were there at the site where it all happened at the finish line.

Celeste Corcoran pictured above and her daughter, Sydney, were badly injured in the Boston Marathon bombing blast that took Celeste’s legs. She spoke about her emotions as she made her first visit to the marathon’s finish line after the bombing. See Natalie Morales report. #bostonmarathon #bostonstrong 


Taking your requests and dedications at noon with the Drive Thru Lunch, brought to you by Hoagies Heroes in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two with the Drive Thru Lunch Question too. #requests #dedications

1:30pm JUG Birthdays


2:25pm It's time for your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. This day in 1981, Ronnie Milsap records the second single from the album There's No Gettin' Over Me. The song became one of his biggest hits in his recording career and came during the peak of his crossover success. It was his 19th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in January 1982, and also reached No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also reached No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Singles chart. Our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day is "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World" by Ronnie Milsap on 1067 KJUG Country. 

#JUGFEST2014 Headlining Artist Justin Moore Receives An Award For His Support of Military Families!

Congratulations to #JUGFEST2014 Headliner & ACM 2014 "New Artist of the Year," Justin Moore and his Big Machine record label president, Scott Borchetta. The Armed Forces Foundation has named them Humanitarians of the Year for their support of military families with a variety of activities including Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s Name Here.”

Justin said, “Although extremely grateful, I feel a little uncomfortable being honored at an event where there are decorated war heroes present. I feel that my contributions are much less significant than theirs. They are the true American heroes.” Justin credits his family, which included two grandfathers who served in the military, for instilling his admiration for the armed services. Looking forward to seeing him at Plaza Park on May 31st. 


Drive Thru Lunch today at Noon brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. We'll be taking your requests and dedications, plus you'll have a chance to win lunch for two. 

1:30pm JUG BIrthdays

2:25pm KJUG Classic Cut of The Day

Famous Name & Lost Interviews - See An Animated Interview With Johnny Cash

First of all, happy Friday. As usual I was looking for something fun and interesting to share with you today and happened across a series that PBS has done, called Blank on Blank. It's where they take lost interviews with celebrities and animate them. No matter what the content or who is being interviewed, the videos are always fun and interesting because they really did happen. Check out this Johnny Cash interview that PBS animated. He talks about dying, long haired folks & gospel music. Interview is by a guy named Barney Hoskyns. 

Enjoy, it's pretty cool. Don't forget there is new music by Johnny Cash music out now and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Charts last week. These are recordings that were found after Johnny Cash passed away at his estate. ‘Out Among the Stars,’ which landed at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well, is an album that Johnny Cash recorded with Billy Sherrill in the early ’80s, while still signed to Columbia Records. The Man in Black was dropped from the label before the album was released. So now we get to hear it. HIs son John Carter Cash says there may be more music released in the future. There's about 4 or 5 albums worth! Here's where you can order a copy. Click here


Get ready for the Drive Thru Lunch at noon brought to you by Hoagies Heroes in Porterville. We'll also take your requests and dedications. 

1:30 JUG Birthdays. If you'd like to submit a birthday, click here


2:25pm it's time for your KJUG Classic Cut of the Day, our song was written, recorded  released in 1956 as the B-side to Johnny Cash's first Number One hit, "I Walk the Line." In 1969, the original recording was released as a single itself, with sound effects dubbed in to simulate the sound of a live recording. This re-release went to #23 on the country charts. Your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is Get Rythym, by The Man In Black on 1067 KJUG Country. 

New Merle Haggard Tribute Album Is Out & It's Good!



On the all-star album Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, artists like Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Joe Nichols, Thompson Square and Randy Houser take turns covering some of the legendary Merle Haggard’s greatest songs. Broken Bow Records Founder, Benny Brown wanted to produce a tribute album honoring his good friend Merle Haggard. There is a hand written note to Benny inside the album. Also Merle's son Ben is named after Benny Brown. So their friendship goes back many years. If you ask Ben Haggard, (Merle’s 21-year-old son who plays guitar alongside his dad on tour )about what song stood out on the album, Ben would say: Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley’s take on “Pancho and Lefty,” the hit 1983 duet that Merle recorded with Willie Nelson. I’ve listened to it and think it’s amazing. I also love Joe Nichols version of Footlights. If you were at the last KJUG Free Summer Concert Series Show, then you heard it. I knew it was going to be on Joe’s new album and when I saw him I asked him to play it. It’s a wonderful version of the song.  Garth’s version of “Tonight, The Bottle Let Me Down,” and Jason Aldean’s version of “Going Where The Lonely Go” & “Are The Good Times Really Over For Good,” plus Ben Haggard did a great job on “Mama Tried” and “Sing Me Back Home.” I’ve never heard Ben sing so that was special. But I will say he sure can pick that guitar! Of course, all of the songs are perfectly written by Merle and tastefully done. Here’s the track listing:

1.Misery And Gin - Randy Houser

2.Footlights - Joe Nichols

3.Going Where The Loving Go - Jason Aldean

4.Today I Started Loving You Again - Kristy Lee Cook

5.Carolyn - Toby Keith

6.Pancho And Lefty - Luke Bryan & Dirks Bentley

7.Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down - Garth Brooks

8.You Take Me For Granted - Thompson Square

9.Mama Tried - Ben Haggard

10.That's The Way Love Goes - Dustin Lynch

11.Make Up And Faded Blue Jeans - Jake Owen

12.I'm A Lonesome Fugitive - James Wesley

13.Workin' Man Blues – Parmalee

14.Are The Good Times Really Over - Jason Aldean

15.Let's Chase Each Other Around The Room - Thompson Square

16.I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink - Dustin Lynch

17.The Fightin' Side Of Me - James Wesley

18.My Favorite Memory - Joe Nichols

19.Ramblin' Fever - Randy Houser

20.Sing Me Back Home - Ben Haggard


It's available at Walmart itunes

I love the new album. I told Adam Jeffries earlier, when I listen to Merle's music, it has to be cranked up loud! Thanks Adam for the album! Get you a copy of this album and crank it up. All proceeds are going to Merle.


Noon it's the Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Hoagies Hero's! Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications.


1:30pm JUG Birthdays


2:25pm KJUG Classic Cut of the Day Since we've been talking about Merle today, this day in 1982, Merle's song Big City made it to #1 on the Billboard Country charts. We'll make that our KJUG Classic Cut of the day. The song was inspired by a remark by Dean Holloway, Merle's lifelong friend and tour bus driver. At the end of a packed two-day recording session at Britannia Studios in Los Angeles, Haggard went to the bus to check on Holloway, who had been minding the bus, and asked him how we was doing. Holloway responded, "I hate this place. I'm tired of this dirty old city." Haggard immediately saw inspiration, and began writing the song, based on Holloway's remark, on a nearby pad of paper. "I'm tired of this dirty old city" became the song's first line. Haggard decided that the chorus should include the narrator talked about moving elsewhere, and asked Holloway where he would rather be, to which Holloway responded, "If it were up to me, it'd be somewhere in the middle of damn Montana." "Somewhere in the middle of Montana" became part of the chorus. Haggard rushed back into the studio, where the band was packing up, and told them to unpack their instruments in order to record one last song; the band recorded the song in one take, with no rehearsal.

Haggard credited Holloway as a co-writer, entitling him to half the royalties for the song, which amounted to around half a million dollars for Holloway.




So Now it's Official, Justin Moore is coming to JUGFEST



Can't tell you how happy I am for Justin Moore. Just a few short months ago, I had an interview with Charlie Daniels and I asked him about up and coming artists. He said everything sounds the same to him, but then there's Justin Moore. He says when he hears a Justin Moore song, it gets his attention. Charlie Daniels has been a huge advocate for Justin who has been in country music for the last 6 years trying to make a name for himself. I think he's done just that. So we're all looking forward to seeing him at #JUGFEST2014

Here's my Charlie Daniels interview: Click here

And on that note I want to encourage everyone to hashtag all your posts #JUGFEST2014 on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. I will be looking for fun pictures to post on my blog page. Here's the first one. This was from last year's JUGFEST.



So show us how you're getting ready for #JUGFEST2014 You can take a picture of what you're wearing, who you're going with, or a video talking about how excited you are. Each day, I'll post a new one on my blog page.


Don't forget at noon, we have our Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Hoagies Heroes in Porterville and your chance to win lunch for two. We'll be taking your requests and dedications as well.

1:30pm JUG Birthdays

2:25pm Your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day




Whatever you do, remember what day it is today!


Apparently I forgot, because the station Facebook & Twitter accounts got hacked by new Country Duo "Dan & Shay" We had some good natured April Fools Day fun as they had fun promoting their new album, "How It All Began,"  which is our today.



It was a good prank and 19 folks who responded by either retweeting or sharing won a free download of their new album. Don't know what else will happen today, but you can be sure I'll be on my toes all day.


This is no April Fool, we have more tickets to the Laton Lions Club Rodeo which kicks off with a Blood Drive on Friday, for more details, click here. I'll have tickets for Saturday's Rodeo and the Dance later in the evening, plus tickets for Sunday's Extreme Bull Riding Event. It's a 3 pack of tickets up for grabs!



Drive Thru Lunch with Hoagies Heroes in Porterville and you chance to win lunch for two with the Drive Thru Lunch Question, plus we'll take your requests and dedications too.

1:30 pm celebrating JUG Birthdays

2:25pm it's your KJUG Classic Cut of the Day. I had a listener write to me about 90's Country, so I thought I'd pick one that I like. This is a big Mary Chapin Carpenter 90's hit. Be listening at 2:25pm to see what 90's hit will be our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day today. ~Rose

33 Year Old Mother of 3 In JUG Country in Exeter Needs Our Help

I saw this story on Facebook and was moved t do something. Please understand I try to help as many as I can and there are so many in our community that need our help. I get many e-mails and facebook messages all the time. But this one stuck out to me. An Exeter mom is fighting for her life. She needs a #heart transplant and has to prove that she can pay for her post operation medicine before she can be put back on the transplant list. KMPH 26 did a story on her. Check out the video of her story.

KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source 


Her name is Jacqueline Pitchford of Exeter.  Here's her story from her gofundme page.

I found out in May 2013 that I have heart failure.  My heart is too large and too weak.  At the age of 33, I am taking medications my grandmother took in her 80's.  I have been told that a heart transplant is my only option left.  I am a mother of 3 wonderful children.  My 2 sons were both born at 26 weeks.  Doctors wanted me to terminate my pregnancies due to possible deformities and left my babies with zero chance of survival.  I fought along side my little guys and never gave up faith and today I have a healthy and happy 7year old and 4 year old.  God has blessed me with these miracles and I pray he blesses me with another.  My babies are my world.  They never gave up on me and now it's my turn to not give up on them. I have medical insurance which covers 100% of the transfer itself but only covers 80% of my medications.  That doesn't sound like too much on my part, but my 20% for one of the post transplant medications will run me $1300 per month.  I have been denied AS I due to my husband's income.  I need Medi-cal as a back-up and proof that even without it I will be able to pay for my medications.  Without proof, a transplant will not be approved.  My cardiologist said I don't have 2-3 years to wait.  I need help now. I am not ready to die, but if I do, it will not be without a fight.  Game on. ~

I am encouraging you to hit her gofundme page and donate what you can. I call this paying it forward. ~Rose


We continue today with your Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Hoagies Heroes in Porterville and a chance for you to win lunch for two, plus we'll take your requests and dedications. Don't forget to register for the Youth Summit, on April 12th. You'll be automatically entered to win an android tablet.

1:30pm JUG Birthdays


2:25: Time for your KJUG Classic Cut of the Day. Our song today was written by Freddy Weller and Spooner Oldham and covered by Steve Wariner  in late 1983, for his album Midnight Fire on RCA Records. Wariner's rendition of the song first charted in December 1983 on the Hot Country Singles Chart, also peaking at number 4 in early 1984. Your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day today is “Lonely Women Make Good Lovers” by Steve Wariner on 1067 KJUG Country.













My Weekend With My Family, Crazy & Fun!


This last weekend I went to Northern California and visited my brother and sister in law and my new nephew Josiah. My brothers 5th child. This is the first time I actually met him.


Had some selfie fun with my sister and nieces.


Craziness and fun with my cute little nieces. We all had such a great visit. I don't get to see them very often because they live in another state, so when they visit California, we converge on my sisters and we all hang out there at her house. These days are so few and far between and I cherish every moment with them. So there you have it. Me with my family. As you can see, we like to have fun and laugh.


Another thing I love is racing. Today we get to talk to the reigning Indy Car Series Champion, Scott Dixon, he's getting ready to race in the Streets of St. Petersburg, FL this coming Sunday and at the Long Beach Grand Prix on April 13th. We'll find out how he got his start and what's next for him today.


Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Hoagies Heroes in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests & dedications too.


1:30pm JUG Birthdays


2:25pm Time for your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. This day in 1974, our artist wins three times during the 9th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at Knotts Berry Farms in Buena Park, CA. He also takes Top Male Vocalist, Single record, Album & song of The Year. Your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day today is  Charlie Rich and "Behind Closed Doors," on 1067 KJUG Country.

Nascar Comes to California's Autoclub Speedway! We talk to first female Track President Gillian Zucker!



Gillian Zucker on the left and Danica Patrick on the right. Gillian is the first female track president. She's is the Auto Club Speedway President! We'll be talking to her tomorrow about the upcoming race this weekend and see what's new at the Auto Club Speedway. Plus we'll see what events they have scheduled for race week as well as this weekend.




For race info, click here



Drive Thru Lunch at 12pm brought to you by Dickey's BBQ on Mooney in Visalia. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications too. Deal of The Day today is a 3 rib late, 2 sides and a big yellow cup for $8.99!


1:30pm Jug Birthdays



2:25pm Time For Our Classic Cut of The Day. Our song today was written by Gary U.S. Bonds and Jerry Williams, Jr. It has been recorded by several artists. The first version, released in 1971 by Freddie North, was a Top 40 U.S. pop hit, and a version by Johnny Paycheck was a number 2 U.S. country hit that same year. A second country music version was released on Conway Twitty's 1972 album. There was also a version titled "He's All I Got" that was on Tanya Tucker's 1972 album Delta Dawn. Our Classic Cut of The Day is yet another cover titled "Don't Take Her She's All I've Got" here’s Tracy Byrd on 1067 KJUG Country.


It's great to be back! I visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis and the birth place of the blues!


My trip was really a working vacation. My friend has a heritage blues station in Clarksdale Mississippi and he had invited me to see St. Jude and help him with their Radiothon for St. Jude. It was their first ever! I went to take in the sites and sounds of the Mississippi Delta as well as Memphis TN at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Someone was quoted as saying that when you step onto the grounds it's like walking on holy ground. I would tend to agree. It was everything and more. Incredible work is being done to find a cure for pediatric cancers and I believe St. Jude will find it. But it's going to take all of us working together to make that happen. First, thanks to all of you who gave during our JUG radiothon. It was incredible. We just have to keep marching forward to help find a cure. We still have a ways to go.


Found Cash Shank's Photo with Jennifer Anniston.
My friend Bobbie Wilson, my honey Darrell, Blues man Sean Bad Apple and me having a great time.
It's great to be back and we're going to get back to normal around here with our Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Dickies BBQ in Visalia and a chance for you to win lunch for two as well as me playing your requests and dedications. I'd like to thank Chad for filling in for me. He did a great job. I brought him a little gift!  

We will also continue with our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day at 2:25pm  Yesterday was the 23rd anniversary of the plane crash that killed Reba’s band and crew just outside of San Diego, including singer/songwriter Chris Austin, whose "Same Ol' Love" becomes a hit for Ricky Skaggs. In honor of Chris Austin and Reba’s band & Crew, Same Ol’ Love is your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day on 1067 KJUG Country.

So our St. Jude Radiothon is this week. What you can do.


This Wednesday, MIke & Lisa will be locked in a truck at Gropetti Automotive and they're throwing away the key. In order for them to be freed we need some Partner's In Hope. When we get enought of them, they will be allowed out of the truck. Become a PARTNER IN HOPE. It's only $20 a month. You can help save a child's life and maybe even MIke Pesto's life. Stop by the KJUG Studio's at 1401 W. Caldwell in Visalia on Wednesday starting at 6am to help them out. 


Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN has played a pivotal role in pushing overall U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates. But there is still so much more that needs to be done. For the last 13 years KJUG has been a partner with St Jude hosting our annual radiothon with many of our local Valley sponsors. We need your help again this year, starting on Wednesday with Mike & Lisa getting locked into a truck and then continuing with our annual Radiothon March 6th & 7th. Thank you in advance for making it successful every year. You all really do make a difference! Thank you!


Drive Thru Lunch and your chance to win lunch for two from Dickey's BBQ on Mooney in Visalia. Plus we'll take your requests and dedications too. 

1:30pm JUG Country Birthdays

2:25pm It's Your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. On this day in 2000, Tracy Lawrence gets his second double-platinum album, for "Time Marches On." That's your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. 


Jo Dee Messina Has A Connection To American Idol. Find Out Who It Is.

Jo Dee Messina's connection to American Idol is this season's contestant Alex Preston. They are cousins and she has been supporting him via twitter. She is so proud of him.



You may also be interested in knowing Jo Dee Messina has a new album coming out soon, which she funded on can pre-order it now. Here's her tweet about it.




Drive Thru Lunch. What do you want to hear? We'll take your requests and dedications at noon. Plus your chance to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's.


1:30pm JUG Birthdays

2:25pm KJUG Classic Cut of the Day


JUG Country is Raising A Lot of Talent. We Have A Future Star In Our Midst!

I was made aware of this cute little star, Karyssa Rumsey a student at Golden Oak Elementary in Visalia by her aunt Laura Bennett, who posted a shout out on our Facebook page. I also received a call from her dad Ryan, who's so proud of his baby girl. She's only 10 years old. She attended the Tryouts at Hanford Mall for the National Anthem Tryouts For the Fresno Grizzles 2014 Season. They just received the call that she made it and will have the honor of singing the National Anthem at the Fresno Grizzlies home game on June 2nd. Check out her audition! Great job Karyssa! We're proud of you!


This week is #loveyourselfie week. The Today show has been featuring different ways for you to love and be happy for you. I'd like to see your selfies. It can be you alone or you and some friends. So today is LOVE YOUR SELFIE THURSDAY. Let's see how many selfies we can post on our facebook page KJUG FM 1067. Please be sure to incorporate KJUG in there with a sign or something Country. Hastag it,  #kjugselfie


Be sure to think about what you want to hear at noon. That's when we kick off our Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. You'll even have a chance to win lunch for two with our Drive Thru Lunch Question.

1:30pm we will celebrate JUG Birthdays. e-mail em to me at


2:25pm it's you KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. This day in 1982, a Don Williams song reaches the top spot on the BIllboard Country Chart. Your Classic Cut of The Day today is "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good," on 1067 KJUG Country


The Voice Kicked Off Blind Auditions Last Night. Find Out Why Blake Shelton Is Lobbying Garth.

NBC’s The Voice kicked off the blind auditions yesterday with a bang. Lots of great singers and of course our favorite judge Blake Shelton. #teamblake


As you are aware, his “10 Times Crazier Tour” with The Band Perry, Dan & Shay and Neal McCoy is coming to Fresno’s Savemart Center on September 11th. Tickets are going on sale this Friday. You will also have a chance to win them with Mike & Lisa’s in The Morning and their Mental Floss Quiz.


So why is Blake lobbying Garth? He continues with his efforts to get Garth to add his music to itunes. He’s afraid that an entire generation will not know who Garth is and thinks everyone should be able to access Garth’s music on demand. Blake says he doesn't even own a CD player and if he does, he's not sure it even works. Blake especially wants Garth on itunes because Garth is the reason Blake wanted to be a country music singer in the first place. Do you think Garth's music should be on itunes? 


We continue with our Drive Thru Lunch and a chance to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Also be thinking about what you want to hear during the lunch hour and I'll take your requests and dedications. 

1:30pm it's time for JUG Birthdays

2:25pm Your KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day. Dwight Yoakam takes our song to #1 on the Billboard country chart in 1989. Our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day is song  "I Sang Dixie" on 1067 KJUG Country.

Info CHP Memorial, Daytona 500 update, Free Music Monday, Dierks Bentley,

The new album by Dierks Bentley will be released on Tuesday. You'll have a chance to win it today. CMT did a special on Dierks and the making of this album. It shows his home life with his little girls and his wife who is pregnant with baby number 3.  It's a very tender look at Dierks as an artist, husband and father. It's posted below if you missed it.

He said some of the songs are so vulnerable that he wasn't sure he wanted to add them to the album at first. 

Be sure to listen to win this incredible new album on this Free Muisc Monday before it's released on tomorrow courtesy Porterville Collision Center and 1067 KJUG Country. 


12:00pm We also have your Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville where you'll have a chance to win lunch for two. Plus we'll take your requests and dedications.

1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays 

2:25pm it's your KJUG Classic Cut of the Day This very day 20 years ago Vince Gill wins Best Country Vocal Performance, Male; and Best Country Song--with co-writer John Jarvis--for the song  "I Still Believe In You" during the 35th annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. That's your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. 
I have to talk about my driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Congratulations to #88 and Hendrick Motorsports for winning the 2014 Daytona 500. I was losing it while watching the race. I had to cover my eyes while my honey gave me the play by play. When it was all said and done, Jr. won. I practically cried tears of joy. It's been 5 years since he's won a race. If you're going to win one, this is the one to win.
The memorial service for Officers Juan Gonzalez and Brian Law will be at the Save Mart Center, near Fresno State. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m., but organizers are encouraging people to arrive by 9:00 a.m. to help accommodate the fellow officers that will be attending. This could mean major delays along Shaw Avenue and Highway 168, as classes begin for the day at the university. Once the memorial is over, graveside services for Officer Law will take place in Clovis. The procession will go eastbound on Shaw Avenue to Villa Avenue. It's expected to begin around 11:30 a.m., and may tie-up traffic along

Eastbound Shaw. Once Officer Law's service is over, the procession will travel to Tulare for graveside services for Officer Gonzalez. The procession is expected to leave Clovis around 1:30 p.m. It will head down highways 168, 41, and 99. The procession will exit Oaks Street, then westbound on Cartmill and north on J Street. It will end at North Tulare Public Cemetery on J Street, just south of Highway 99.

Instructions For Friday February 21st. Zac Brown Band Mid State Fair , Paso Robles. Win em before you an buy em.


Be listening for" Toes" by Zac Brown Band,  between 2 & 3pm today and be caller 15 when you hear it. Good luck

Drive thru Lunch today at noon and your chance to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville

1:30pm JUG Birthdays


2:25pm KJUG Classic Cut of The Day featuring the music of Joe Diffie. 

Your Instructions For Zac Brown Band Win Em Before You Can Buy Em Tickets for Thursday Feb 20th


Here are your instructions for our win em before you can buy em tickets to see Zac Brown Band at the Paso Robles Mid State Fair on July 16th. Be listening for "Keep Me In Mind" by Zac Brown Band between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. When you hear it, be caller 12 to win a pair of tickets to see Zac Brown Band and good luck! 

Drive thru lunch at noon. Taking your requests and dedications and your chance to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. 

JUG Birthdays at 1:30pm


2:25 our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day! We continue to feature the music of Joe Diffie. He'll be at Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville next Friday February 28th with Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. For ticket info, click here.

In Case You Missed My Interview With Joe Diffie Today, Hit The Link!


Here is my conversation with Joe Diffie in case you missed it. 

Joe Diffie will be at Eagle Mountain Casino with Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers next Friday February 28th. For more details about the show & tickets, click here. 

Your Instructions For Zac Brown Band Win Em Before You Can Buy Em Tickets for Wednesday Feb 19th


Your listening for Zac Brown Band, Chicken Fried between 11am & 12pm. When you hear it, be caller 15 to win tickets before you can buy em to see Zac Brown Band at the California Mid State Fair in Paso Robles on July 16th. Tickets go on sale on Friday the 21st of February at 10am. Good Luck!


Drive Thru Lunch at Noon brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take as many requests and dedications as we can get. Don't forget your party trays for the Daytona 500 this weekend!

1:30pm We've got JUG Birthdays - you can e-mail your birthday to me at


2:25pm It's our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day featuring the music of Joe Diffie. Don't forget, he'll be at Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville next Friday the 28th with Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.  

Zac Brown Band To Play The Mid State Fair In Paso Robles - Win Tickets!


Zac Brown Band is playing the Calif. Mid State Fair, Wednesday July 16th and I've got win em before you can buy em tickets to see them. If you've never been to a Zac Brown show, then you're missing out. It's one of the best shows you'll see. Be listening and I'll tell you how to win them some time in the 10 am hour.


Plus we have our Drive Thru Lunch and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. We'll be taking your requests and dedications too.

1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays. Be sure to get your birthday on the list. E-mail me at

2:25pm It's you KJUG Classic Cut of The Day and a salute to the music of Joe Diffie who will be performing with the Gatlin Brothers at Eagle Mountain Casino on Friday, February 28th

For tickets, click here

The Night That Changed America! Did Anyone In JUG Country See The Show Last Night? #beatles50


Was a great night of celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. I was 6 years old and I remember exactly where I was when they appeared. I was in our living room on Sunday night in front of the television watching their first appearance. After hearing "I Want To Hold Your Hand," I was never the same. It was just as it was 50 years ago. Only this time I was in my own home sitting, standing, clapping, dancing, laughing and crying. Was a great trip down memory lane. We saw country artists who were influenced to rockers and R & B artists. All performing timeless classics by the Beatles. I was especially proud of Country Music's representation there for the big night. It was very special.


This is Pharrell Williams and Brad Paisley performed "Here Comes The Sun" and did an outstanding job. There were so many amazing highlights, Stevie Wonder sang "We Can Work It Out." Then there was Keith Urban and John Mayer sing  "Don't Let Me Down."


And of course the moment everyone was waiting for. When  Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performed together. Was very special to hear them sing "A Little Help From My Friends."  #beatles50


What was your favorite part of the night? I have no criticism whatsoever about this show. It was tastefully done and brought back so many great memories. Hard to have a favorite Beatles song, because with every song played, I knew every word and loved every song. Woke up feeling happy. I guess that's what music does. It's a gift from God! Everyone have a great week and I'll see you out at the World Ag Expo. I'll be broadcasting my show live starting Tuesday through Thursday, so if you're planning on being out there stop by and say hi.



Drive thru lunch today at noon brought to you by Randy's Bistro. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications.


1:30 JUG Birthdays


2:25 Your KJUG Classic Cut of the Day.

Have an awesome week.





Details For The Cash Shank Memorial Service


Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Cash Shank of Visalia, The little 6 year old boy who fought a very brave battle with brain cancer. His parents Rob and Megan Shank & his brother Wyatt and sister Graycee are all very proud of Cash and wish to thank everyone in JUG Country and throughout the community for their kindness, love and support. He was a sweet and bright light in our lives and will never be forgotten. The family is asking in lieu of flowers that you make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Cash’s honor. You may do so by hitting the St. Jude link here. There you can click on dedicate donation.

A public memorial service will be held next Thursday, February 13th at Visalia Nazarene Church located at 3333 W Caldwell Ave, in Visalia beginning at 1:00pm. Again, in lieu of flowers the family is requesting that you make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Jug Country, you're a special bunch of folks. You really care and take care of your own. I've learned a very special lesson about this part of the Valley through Cash's journey and I'm proud to be a part of this great community and station 1067 KJUG Country.   ~Rose Ortega


Last Nights Biggest Loser Finale. Did Anyone Watch? How Much Weight Is Too Much Weight Loss?


Did anyone see the finale of The Biggest Loser last night? I love watching as the contestants go through their individual transformations to a much healthier person. Former American Idol singer who had ballooned to a whopping weight of 462 pounds, lost 25% of his body fat. He now weighs 343 pounds. Total weight loss of 119 pounds. He looks great. I mean after all he is a very tall person. But the one transformation that startled me was of contestant & winner, Rachel Fredrickson who started her journey on Biggest Loser weighing 260 pounds. She went on to lose 155 pounds and is now weighing 105 pounds. She lost 60 percent of her body weight. That's an entire person! Her efforts made her $250,000 richer. After seeing her, Jillian mouthed, "Oh my God!" That's exactly what I said and was about to toss a cheeseburger through the screen of my flat screen to save the girl.


I applaud all of her hard work, but when is enough, enough? They say the camera adds 15 pounds and she still looked like she lost way too much weight. I felt she didn't look healthy. What are your thoughts? Apparently I wasn't the only one who felt this way, because many folks took to twitter and Facebook to talk about her dramatic weight loss. You see her picture, what do you think?


Speaking of eating, your chance to win lunch for two from Randy's Bistro in Porterville with the Drive Thru Lunch Question at Noon. We'll be taking your requests and dedications as well.


Then at 1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays


At 2:25pm it's your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is a suggestion from one of our listeners. The song was released in late July 1967 and was a number-one hit in the United States, and became a big international seller. The song is ranked #412 on Rolling Stone's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The recording generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for our artist. Our Classic Cut of The Day is Bobby Gentry's "Ode To Billy Joe," on 1067 KJUG Country.

Winter Olympic Guide- Kicks Off Friday February 7th. Will You Be Watching?


If you’re anything like me then you love the Olympics. Doesn’t matter if it’s winter or summer, you just love to watch it. These young folks work very hard and put their bodies through such rigorous training. Only to have to wait for 4 years to compete on the world stage to bring the coveted Gold Medal home to the US and to their hometowns. The opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia will take place Friday, Feb. 7 at Fisht Olympic Stadium. NBC, 7:30 p.m. ET

One of my favorite winter sports is figure skating, slalom, ski jumping and snowboarding. The one person I will be watching for is, of course Shaun White. Everyone used to call him the Flying Tomato, because he was a red head flying through the air and doing things in snowboarding that have never been done before. Today he injured his wrist during practice, but he's still good to go to compete. Will you be watching? Are you a fanatic like me? For a schedule of events and times, click here

In case you have never heard of or had any idea where Sochi is,It's in Russia


Hit any of the links for info about the athletes.


Don't forget at 12 we have our Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications.

1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays


2:25pm It's Your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day.





2:25p Time for our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day. This day in Country music history our artist earns her first #1 single on the Billboard country music charts with "Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)" That’s your classic cut of the day by Pam Tillis on 1067 KJUG Country.




Happy football season is over with. Here's how I felt about yesterday. Not slamming anyone!



I’m just happy that football season is over with. It was hard to watch I have to admit, but one thing we all have to remember is that no losers played in the big game. They all worked very hard to get there, so congratulations to them. And to Virgil Green, you’re a class act. Here’s what he had to say on his FB page.” I will always give God Praise! Terrible way to end our season! Thank you everyone that supported us on our long journey. #BBB”




Did anyone see the pre-game party? The Band Perry was awesome as usual. Here’s a picture of them just before they took the stage.


Now onto what I felt was the funniest commercial in the Superbowl. Granted, it did air before the game, but it aired none the less. It was the Diet Mountain Dew Horse Tricks commercial. Seriously, I laughed out loud. Very funny.



Now onto Nascar which is January 23rd Daytona 500 and Luke Bryan as the pre-race entertainment! Who's ready?!

We also have your Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Randy's Bistro in Exeter. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll also take your requests and dedications too.


1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays! You can email them to me at


The at 2:25pm it's your KJUG Classic Cut of the Day.

Blake Shelton Lends A Hand Inducting A Friend Into The Nascar Hall Of Fame


Blake Shelton and Dale Jarrett have been friends for a while now and when Blake was asked to help induct his friend into the Nascar Hall of Fame, well naturally he was more than happy to lend a hand. Check out the video of Blake's touching intro.

I also want to send a shout out to Broncos Tight End Virgil Green of Tulare and send him well wishes on his quest for he Lombardi Trophy. If they win it, do you think he'll bring it to Tulare for a little visit?


Good luck in the Big Game and we're proud of you!



Don't forget we have your Drive Thru Lunch and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Plus we'll take all of your requests and dedications too.


1:30pm It's JUG Birthdays! E-mail em to


2:25p Time for our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day. Today’s song was composed and sung by Waylon Jennings in 1981 for the TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard. He was also the narrator on the show. He toured less after 1997, to spend more time with his family. We’re approaching the 12 anniversary of his passing on Febuary 13th. We are wrapping up our tribute to Waylon Jennings today, with the theme from The Dukes of Hazzard. Your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day on 1067 KJUG Country.










The Night That Changed American Music Forever



Brad Paisley & Keith Urban hit the stage for performances at The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles on Monday (Jan. 27). The show was taped live and is going to air on Feb. 9, which is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ performance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ the night that made the Beatles a household name in. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended the show and that meant the pressure was on for all of the night’s performers. Keith Urban teamed up with John Mayer for a version of ‘Don’t Let Me Down,’ and Brad Paisley and Pharrell Williams joined forces for ‘Here Comes the Sun.’

“We are honoring the most important band of all time, and trying to do justice to their song while two of them sit there,” Paisley said in an interview before his performance (quote via the Tennessean). “We know, going in, we’re not going to sing like them, and we’re going to try to do our own thing with it. But … there’s reasons why people get blasted when they cover Beatles songs in any situation. But here we are, doing that tonight. So, I guess it’s an even playing field in that sense.”

Other artists who performed at the event include John Legend, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Dave Grohl and Stevie Wonder. Starr and McCartney also performed, but McCartney was unsure about the event when the idea was introduced.

“What can I say about this evening, it’s just amazing,” he says. “At first when I was asked to do the show, I was wondering if it was the right thing to do. Was it seemly to tribute yourself? But I saw a couple of American guys who said to me, ‘You don’t understand the impact of that appearance on the show on America.’ I didn’t realize that.”

The telecast airs Feb. 9 at 8PM ET on CBS. While only two Beatles are able to celebrate their landmark appearance on ‘Ed Sullivan,’ the late John Lennon and George Harrison had their presence felt.

“We were in a band. It’s called the Beatles,” Starr said near the end of the show. “And if we play, John and George are always with us. It’s always John, Paul, George and Ringo.”


Certainly a couple of country's best guitar players. Both definitely influenced by the Beatles. Be sure to set your DVRs for this one.


We've got the Drive Thru Lunch at noon and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Plus we'll take your requests and dedications too.


1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays. E-mail me at or you can go to to register.



2:25 we continue with our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day and our tribute to Waylon Jennings.


As We Ready Ourselves For The Big Game, Here's A Heartwarming Story...

You may have heard that there was a streaker at the Pro-Bowl game, and like most of them they are just trying to gain some national attention for themselves. But that isn't the case for this young lady who streaked for her cousin who was paralyzed from a motorcycle accident and cannot speak. His dream was always to attend the Pro-Bowl game. The streaker was a 23-year-old woman named Katrina Torres who decided to jump into action at the right time, right after a touchdown and ran across the field. The police immediately came and were going to arrest her, but when Deion Sanders found out why she did it, he said, "that's cool, don't arrest her." "If you do, I'm just going to bail her out." So she wasn't arrested. I love my family, but would I streak to cheer em up? Not so sure. Would you? Comment below



We've got your Drive Thru Lunch coming up at noon and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. We'll also be taking your requests and dedications too. Be thinking about what you wanna hear.


1:30pm it's time for JUG Birthdays. e-mail your birthdays to me at



2:25pm Time for our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. Our song today was written by Jimmy Bryant, and released in 1968 as the second single from Waylon Jennings' album Only the Greatest.  The song spent eighteen weeks on the Hot Country Singles charts, peaking at #2 and holding that peak for five weeks. In Canada, it reached Number One on the RPM Country Tracks charts for the week ending September 30, 1968. Our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is “Only Daddy’ That’ll Walk The Line” on 1067 KJUG Country.


If There Was One Good Thing To Come Out Of The Grammy's, It Was This...


Look at these handsome rascals! Willie, Merle and Kris Kristofferson are working on a project together. That's the good news that came out of the Grammy's! When asked in a Grammy red carpet interview, Willie said "it will be out as soon as we can get it together."

They do have shared histories, but the three have never collaborated on the same record, as far as we can tell. Nelson is the common thread, having worked with Kristofferson in The Highwaymen and with Haggard on 1983's chart-topping "Pancho & Lefty." There have been plenty of other projects over the years, but doesn't look like Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard have ever recorded together.

Meanwhile, asked about a new law in Colorado allowing the sale of recreational marijuana, well you know who piped in first, (No pun intended!) Willie said, "It's just a matter of time till the whole country will wake up and realize that this is where we're going and get ready for it." See interview below.

Don't forget today we have the Drive thru lunch with Hoagies Hero's and a chance for you to win lunch for two at noon. We'll also take your requests and dedications.


1:30pm JUG Birthday's. You can get on the list by calling the request line at (559) 627-5584, e-mailing me at or by going to our website at


2:25 we continue with our tribute to Waylon Jennings on our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. Yes, that's him smoking a cigarette with Jessi Colter while meeting the First Lady Rosalynn Carter. #outlaw for sure!

Grammy 2014 Photo's of our Country Artist






2014 Grammy Awards Winners:

Best Country Album
Jason Aldean, ‘Night Train’
Tim McGraw, ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ — WINNER!
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story…’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’

Best Country Solo Performance
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Hunter Hayes, ‘I Want Crazy’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’

Darius Ricker, "Wagon Wheel"--WINNER!
Blake Shelton, ‘Mine Would Be You’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Civil Wars, ‘From This Valley’ — WINNER!
Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill, ‘Don’t Rush’
Little Big Town, ‘Your Side of the Bed’
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban, ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’

Best Country Song
Taylor Swift, ‘Begin Again’
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ — WINNER!
Blake Shelton, ‘Mine Would Be You’

Album of the Year
Sara Bareilles, ‘The Blessed Unrest’
Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories’ — WINNER!
Kendrick Lamar, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, ‘The Heist’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis — WINNER!
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran


Do you think the Grammy's got it right? What was your favorite part of the show? Comment below.


Drive Thru Lunch at noon, taking your requests and dedications and a chance for you to win lunch for two!

1:30pm JUG Birthdays


2:25 KJUG Classic Cut of The Day where we pay tribute to Waylon Jennings who is so outlaw in this picture that he was actually smoking a cigarette when meeting First Lady Mrs. Carter.


Find Out Why Kenny Chesney Has Filed a Lawsuit In Federal Court


We all know what an incredible singer and songwriter Kenny Chesney is, but he is also a very shrewd businessman. And he is very protective of his proprietary investments such as logo’s, merchandising copyrights etc. Kenny owns the trademark for a logo which features a guitar leaning against a palm tree — kclogo.jpga clear tribute to his love of island living. Kenny Chesney contracted with licensing company Latitude to use his name and logo to sell merchandise, and was supposed to have final approval of any agreements between Latitude and other companies, but that’s not how it panned out.

A company called T&M Enterprises began producing merchandise and gear with Chesney’s logo, but without permission, according to the lawsuit, the Tennessean reports.

Chesney told the company to put an end to the production of merchandise, and the two reached a settlement agreement in January 2013 that would allow T&M to sell the rest of its items. However, instead of abiding by the agreement, the company continued to sell the merchandise.

So Kenny has filed a copyright lawsuit in federal court this week. “Under the terms of the settlement agreement, defendant T&M agreed to stop using the Chesney (intellectual property) in connection with the manufacture, sale, advertising and promotion of its goods worldwide,” the lawsuit states. With that said, it’s clear you don’t mess with Kenny or any of his intellectual property.


Grammy's this Sunday! I was reading MSN this morning and in a couple of different categories they are saying Taylor Swift will win. Here are a couple of predictions by MSN


MSN is predicting that Taylor Swift will win Album of the Year

Best Country Album / Should win: Musgraves or Swift (a tie)

Will win: Swift

Taylor is going up against "Night Train," Jason Aldean
"Two Lanes of Freedom," Tim McGraw
"Same Trailer Different Park," Kacey Musgraves
"Based on a True Story," Blake Shelton

Really think she's going to win? I'm taking Blake Shelton

For Best New Artist, here are their predictions.

Should win: Kacey Musgraves
Will win: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Since her album has been critically acclaimed, I think Kasey Musgraves will win this one.

I don't always go on the record for awards shows but since I said I would earlier in the week, here it is. We'll see how this one pans out.


Today at Noon, we continue with our Drive Thru Lunch and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Plus we'll take you requests and dedications.


At 1:30pm it's your JUG Birthdays.


2:25pm It's your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. We wrap up our salute to the incredible music of the Judds.







Nascar Season Is Right Around The Corner. I've Got Good News & Bad News!


Ok here's the bad news first. NASCAR announced significant changes to the structure of qualifying for its three national series on Wednesday. The new standard qualifying format will now include knockout qualifying, similar to the type of qualifying in place in Formula 1 and on IndyCar road courses. At tracks over 1.25 miles in length, all drivers will have the opportunity to take to the track in a 25-minute qualifying session. The fastest 24 cars will then move on to an open 10-minute qualifying session. The 12 fastest cars from the second session will then qualify for five minutes. The winner of that session will be the polesitter.

At all tracks less than 1.25 miles, there is no middle round. All entrants will have the opportunity to qualify for 30 minutes and the fastest 12 drivers will have 10 minutes to see who can post the fastest speed.

The qualifying procedures will be in use at all NASCAR points races in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series with the exception of the Daytona 500 and the Truck race at Eldora. The changes mean that for most NASCAR races, qualifying will fit neatly into a one-hour television window. And, as the sanctioning body hopes, that one hour of viewing will be much more compelling than previous qualifying broadcasts. Brad Keselowski tweeted “New qualifying rules for @NASCAR 2014 season should really mix it up. I expect a lot more actions for fans and even more games from Teams.”

So what do you think? Do you think he’s right & will make things more exciting or do you wish they would just leave things alone?



Now for the good news! Luke Bryan has been selected to kick off the Great American Race at the Daytona International Speedway in 2014. The ACM Entertainer of the Year will perform during the Daytona 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show on Feb. 23. 

Luke will take the stage on pit road of the World Center of Racing, where he will perform several songs for his fans. This event marks the 56th annual Daytona 500, kicking off the Nascar Sprint Cup Series. Fans are able to buy tickets to watch the ‘Drink a Beer’ singer perform his hits, as well as make introductions to the drivers.

Fans can get special packages if they’re interested in attending the pre-race show and the race. A Daytona 500 Grandstand ticket, pre-race/Sprint Fanzone pass as well as VIP access to Bryan’s performance are all available for $164. If you already have your ticket to the race but want the Fanzone pass and VIP access, the cost is $99. For more info, visit the Daytona International Speedway website

Bring on Nascar!



We've got your Drive Thru Lunch coming up at noon, taking your requests and dedications and your chance to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Don't foget they are your party platter headquarters for Nascar, the Big Game, birthdays and events! Call em at (559) 784-7950!


1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays. If you want to get your birthday on the list, click here



Then at 2:25pm it's your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. We continue with music from the Judds. By suggestion our song today was released in February 1989, as the first single from their album River of Time. By May, it became The Judds' 13th No. 1 hit on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart.Your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is Young Love" by the Judds on 1067 KJUG Country. If you'd like to suggest a song for Classic Cut of The Day, email me at







The Grammy Awards Again This Sunday. Who Do you Think Will Walk Away with One?


Taylor Swift is the only one of this year's nominees to have won (or even been nominated for) Album of the Year at the Grammys. Can she do it again with "Red?" We'll make our own predictions and share them with you. What do you think? Comment on my blog below


Here are the rest of the country nominee's

2014 Grammy Awards: Album Of The Year nominees

Kendrick Lamar - "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City"   

Daft Punk - "Random Access Memories

Taylor Swift - "Red" 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "The Heist" 

Sara Bareilles - "The Blessed Unrest

2014 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist nominees

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

Best Country Solo Performance

 "I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice

 "I Want Crazy," Hunter Hayes

 "Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert

 "Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker

 "Mine Would Be You," Blake Shelton

Best Country Album

 "Night Train," Jason Aldean

"Two Lanes of Freedom," Tim McGraw

"Same Trailer Different Park," Kacey Musgraves

"Based On A True Story," Blake Shelton

Red," Taylor Swift


Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"From This Valley," The Civil Wars

"Don't Rush," Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill

"Your Side of the Bed," Little Big town

"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

"You Can't Make Old Friends," Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

Best Country Song

"Begin Again," Taylor Swift

"I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice

"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert

"Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves

 "Mine Would Be You," Blake Shelton


Be sure to watch the Grammy's at 8pm on Sunday January 26th on CBS.



Drive thru Lunch coming up at noon. Brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications as well.


1:30pm it's your birthdays. Go to and get your birthday on the list.



2:25pm It's time for our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day. We continue with music from the Judds. By suggestion our song today is the from the Judds the first full-length album in 1984. They went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1986, just like they did for "Mama He's Crazy" in 1985. Your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is "Why Not Me" by the Judds on 1067 KJUG Country.

A Photo & Update on Randy Travis


Just saw this article in Taste of Country and this photo of Randy Travis. He looks like he's on the mend. He's alert and smiling, although he may be having mobility issues after the stroke he suffered last summer. This recent picture shows Randy in what appears to be a wheelchair with his fiancee Mary Beougher and two others behind him. The young man looks like his fiancee's son, Raleigh. It's not clear where the picture came from, but it was spotted on Anthony Maurizio’s Twitter page on Sunday (Jan. 19) and has since been published by various media with a wide range of details. According to Nashville Gab, Maurizio is a family friend of Randy Travis. For more on this story, click here. Glad to see he's doing better.


Don't forget to get your party trays for your upcoming events. Hoagies Hero's in Porterville is your party tray headquarters! Call em at (559) 784-7950 and get ready for your Drive Thru Lunch at Noon. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications too.


1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays!



2:25pm we continue with your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. Our song today was released in January 1986 as the second single from the album Rockin' with the Rhythm. The song became The Judds' sixth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. The song won them numerous awards including a Grammy in 1987 for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal – Our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)" by the Judds on 1067 KJUG Country. Thanks for listening! ~Rose




I Can't Let This Day Go By Without Wishing Dolly Parton Happy Birthday!


It just wouldn't be right if I didn't wish Dolly Parton a belated Happy Birthday. She turned 68 yesterday. Many of us have favorite Dolly songs for various reasons. One of my all time favorites by her is "But You Know That I Love You." What's yours?


I'm glad that the playoffs are over with and we can get on with the Big Game. After yesterdays game I was a bit disappointed. Some bad calls, people shooting people at a football party,  crazy post game rants and everyone fighting on Facebook! Let's hope we can all do better in Feb! A friend of mine said, bring on baseball! I think I'm with her. It's been brutal. Anyone unfriend someone over this on Facebook yesterday?



We've got your Drive Thru Lunch coming up at 12pm. You'll have a chance to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's and we'll take all of your requests and dedications. Don't forget Hoagies is your party platter headquarters for the Big Game, all your holidays and birthday parties. Call em to order (559) 784-7950.


1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays


2:25pm It's your KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day. Our group today is one of the most successful acts in country music history, The Judds won five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and eight Country Music Association awards. They also charted twenty-five singles on the country music charts between 1983 and 2000, fourteen of which went to Number One and six more of which made Top Ten on the same chart. We celebrate with their very first hit.



More James Otto Tickets & Latest on Trace Adkins


Today, sometime between 11am and 12pm I'll have more tickets to giveaway to see James Otto for tomorrow nights show at the Visalia Marriott. Be listening and I'll tell you when to call. Click here for tickets info.  


Last night was fun watching American Idol. I think it's going to be much more fun with Harry Connick Jr. He and Keith Urban have great chemistry and have been fun to watch. Jennifer Lopez is clearly the big star here. All of the contestants have been asking for her and cannot wait to audition so they can meet her. Harry is a little playfully jealous until a contestant came in and said he was a big fan of Harry's and was told by Harry if he kills it in his audition that he would cradle him. As you can see by the picture, he killed it! And Harry being a man of his word did as he said he would do.


Later in the show Keith found out his new album "Fuse" went #1, so Harry even cradled Keith! I think this season is going to be a blast.  



Trace Adkins has checked himself into rehab following a scuffle with a Trace Adkins look alike Karaoke singer at the bar of the "Best Country Cruise Ever," where Trace was a headlining artist. He has confessed to problems with alcohol in the past and says it's cost him a couple of failed marriages and almost his life. So following the fight, he left the ship in Jamaica and checked himself into rehab. This may be a breach of contract issue depending on the terms of his contract with the promoter. Here's hoping he can pull it together soon. Our best wishes and prayers going out to the big guy for sobriety and some sense of normal. It takes a big person to admit they have a problem and get help, so at least he's on the right track. #prayfortrace


Don't forget at 12p we'll take your requests and dedications and you'll have a chance to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville


1:30pm we have your JUG Birthday's.


2:25pm we continue with your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day and celebrate the music of Glen Campbell. Our song was released in June 1967 as the only single from the album of the same name. It was re-released in July 1968 to more success. Glen Campbell's version has received over 5 million plays on the radio. He used "Gentle on My Mind" as the theme to his television variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour between 1969 and 1972. Your Classic Cut of The Day Is Gentle On My Mind by Glen Campbell on 1067 KJUG Country.

Who wants to go see James Otto at the Marriot in Visalia this Friday? Hit the link for details on how to win!



BE LISTENING THIS AFTERNOON BETWEEN 1 & 2. When you hear James Otto's "Just Got Started Loving You" be the 10th caller to win tickets to see him at the Visalia Marriott this Friday the 17th. Must be 21 or older to attend show. Ticket info, click here



So guess who's going to be on an upcoming episode of Nashville?

Brad had such a blast on the season ending finale of Nashville that he’s set to appear again on the January 29 episode. This time he’ll induct Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere’s character) into the Grand Ol’ Opry. In his last appearance he performed with Rayna James (Connie Britton’s character) and Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) on the CMA’s. The season begins again tonight at 10pm on ABC 30 where we finally see what happens to Brad’s wife’s character Peggy. She was shot. Will she survive? Find out tonight! If you're like me then you like spoilers . So for those of you who just have to know what's going to happen, click here.


Drive Thru Lunch today at Noon. Brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications too.



At 1:30pm it's JUG birthdays! Get on the list, click here



2:25pm we continue with our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day where we celebrate the music of Glen Campbell. Today's song was written by American songwriter Jimmy Webb in 1968. It was first recorded by Glen Campbell and reached #3 on the US pop chart and stayed in the top 100 for 15 weeks. It was certified gold and Rolling Stone Magazine listed it as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time coming in at number 192. The BBC referred to it as "one of the rare songs that seems somehow to exist in a world of it's own - not just timeless but ultimately outside of modern music. Your KJUG Classic Cut of the Day today is Wichita Lineman on 1067 KJUG Country.



The New Season Of Some Of our Favorite Shows Is About To Kick Off Tomorrow!

Don’t miss the return of Nashville starts back up this Wednesday! Can hardly wait, Peggy (Brad Paisley's wife) gets shot, Will’s standing on the railroad tracks. Will he let the train hit him or will he jump out of the way? Juliette Barns isn’t doing so well. It seems her mean ways have come back to bit her in the (you know what!) Kelly Clarkson will be making an appearance on the show as well. It’s a big ol’ cliff hanger! Who’s gonna watch?



Then this Friday, January 17th, 8pm on Fox, Charlie Worsham will be on an episode of the TV series “Bones.”


The episode is entitled “Big In the Philippines.”  Charlie plays a character named Colin Haynes, a struggling Country singer who hasn’t yet made it in the US, but is, you guessed it, “Big In the Philippines.”   The plot is centered around Charlie’s character’s murder and the subsequent surprise story line that surrounds it – it’s a good one, and you’ll have to tune in to see what happens!

Charlie will not only have some on air dialogue in the show, but also will perform (in character), and all, with 5 songs featured from the “Rubberband” album.  Here's a sneak peek of the episode:


And American Idol kicks off on Wednesday on FOX, on the 15th. I love watching the auditions, so I will probably be watching especially because Keith Urban is on. What's not to watch!?


I've got James Otto tickets up for grabs today as well. He's coming to JUG Country this Friday the 17th at the Visalia Marriot. You must be 21 years of age for this show. for more details and to buy your tickets if you wish.



This Weekend It Was Football & Waiting To Become An Auntie Again. We Waited & Waited & Finally...


He's here! It's my new nephew Josiah Jess Ortega. He entered the world healthy and about the size of a three month old baby. He weighed in at a whopping 11 pounds and is in great health. Mom is doing fine and in great care. This is my brother Jay and his wife Carolyn's 5th child. Josiah has three sisters, Cheyanne, Shawnee, Atsina and a brother Javier Paul. We call him JP. My brother is extremely happy and so is my sister in law. The rest of us are over the moon. Got to plan a trip to see him and the kids soon.

Psalm 127:3-5  Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Congratulations to my brother Jay & sister in law Carolyn on your beautiful baby boy! He's a blessing to all of us. I'm so excited, I can't wait to meet him.   ~Rose



Jason Aldean Made His BIg Announcement on GMA this Morning. He's Launching 2014 Tour With Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr

Here is Jason Aldean performing on Good Morning America, this morning. Well many of you guessed it. It's a stadium tour in 2014 with his buddies Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.  The Burn It Down Tour kicks off this spring and summer, stopping in nearly 50 cities and playing multiple baseball stadiums. All of the clues led up to what he was doing and where he will be. The Screech clue threw me off, but the actor that plays him, Dustin Diamond, represented baseball diamonds. Makes sense right? Pirate flag probably represents Pittsburg Pirates Stadium. That's what I'm thinking, but we'll find out later this morning because Jason Aldean is expected to make another announcement at at 2:30PM ET  today. He’s partnered with Major League Baseball for the tour.

I'll keep you posted. Make sure you keep on listening all day. At noon we continue with our Drive Thru Lunch and your chance to win lunch for two and we'll also take your requests and dedications.

1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays. Then at 2:25pm it's time again for our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. On this day in 1951

334_CrystalGayleHair.jpg Love that long hair!

Brenda Gayle Webb, Loretta Lynn's youngest sister, is born in Paintsville, Kentucky. She adopts the stage name Crystal Gayle, and her pop-influenced country earns a string of hits. Today's song became a worldwide hit single. In the United States, it topped the Billboard country music chart and became Gayle's first, (and biggest), crossover pop hit, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, behind Debby Boone's smash hit, "You Light Up My Life". The album received Platinum status, the first by a female country singer. The song became her signature piece throughout her career. In 1978, the song won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. In 1999, the song was recognized as one of the ten most-performed songs of the 20th century. Our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day is "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" on 1067 KJUG Country.

We're All Being Distracted With The Bachelor, American Idol, Facebook, Candy Crush & More. Meanwhile We Got Big Water Problems!


There is no statement and photo that speaks as loud as this does, especially for our valley. If you remember the water crisis of 2008/2009, many farmers had water allotments cut off, even though many of them had paid. If we don't get some rain here in the next few months' we're going to be in worst shape than we were back then. Farmers have been dealing with horrible bureaucracy just trying to get water to their fields, due to environmental pumping restrictions. Many farmers wonder how much longer they will be able to hold on and farm.

The San Luis Reservoir is pretty dry right now. Most of it's water is pumped from the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta and no rain means tighter restrictions for everyone. This combined with a natural drought and the upcoming March 1st announcement of zero percent allocation of water means the bureaucratic damn is about to burst. Something has to give. Please pray for rain and get involved. Here's what you can do: Contact your legislators and let them know that they have to do something to change this. Get some of your friends together and drive to our State Capital. Also, there is a bus leaving for the State Capitol next Thursday, January 16th for a Water Rally & Press Conference. Nothing is changed by sitting back and doing nothing, but we have to take action.  


Climb on the bus with 

Tom Stephanopoulos, Stamoules Farms

Kerman Mayor Gary Yep 

Fresno County Assessor Paul Dictos


There is contact information here, so make contact for more information. Farming is our way of life here in our Valley and it's what keeps our local economy going. This is going to affect all of us so thank you for listening and doing something. ~Rose



Don't forget later today at noon, we continue with our Drive Thru Lunch. Brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Your chance to win Lunch For Two and we'll take your requests and dedications too. Don't forget your party trays for your upcoming play off games and the Big Game! Call em at (559) 784-1222.


JUG Birthdays today at 1:30pm



Then at 2:25pm it's our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. This day in 1935 Elvis was born. We celebrate the birth of Elvis Aaron Presley. He was born at home in East Tupelo, Mississippi. Before becoming known as the King of Rock & Roll, he made in roads in country music where he returns during the latter years of his life. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998. Our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is Kentucky Rain, on 1067 KJUG Country.




Hank Williams Jr's Keyboard Player, Joey Huffman Having Brain Tumor Removed Today!


Joey Huffman, keyboard player for Hank Williams Jr. as you are aware from one of my past blogs had been diagnosed with a tumor. It is called a Trigeminal schwannomas. These tumors typically cause facial pain (TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA). As they enlarge they can grow further into the cavernous sinus or into the posterior fossa, causing double vision, loss of coordination and other symptoms of brainstem compression. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN, or TGN), also known as prosopalgia,[1] suicide disease,[2] or Fothergill's disease[3] is a neuropathic disorder characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face, originating from the trigeminal nerve. The clinical association between TN and hemifacial spasm is the so-called tic douloureux.[4] It has been described as among the most painful conditions known to mankind.

He has been waiting to have this surgery now for over a month. Today is the day. He has been in surgery all morning long. It's a 4 to 5 hour surgery. Here is the last update on him from his close friend, my buddy Val King.

JOEY UPDATE #4 (11:30 a.m.): The nurse called on the Batphone and tumor almost out & they are gonna start closing him up within the next hour or so. All is going well....

First I'd like to ask all of you to continue in prayer for my friend Joey. It's going to be a long road to recovery. When I first wrote about him, he had no medical insurance. Thanks to the assistance of many folks. Some of his medical is covered, but not all of it. Plus he still has living expenses too because he can't work until he's all healed up. There is a way for you to help though if you'd like. (And I'd sure appreciate it!) Click here to see how you can help.

Joey has worked with some incredible artists, like Miranda Lambert, Burns & Po, Drivin' & Cryin', Soul Asylum, Matchbox 20 and many others throughout his career and I feel his mission on earth isn't done. I appreciate anything you can do to help my friend Joey Huffman.

Here's a little video to inspire you to give:

That's Joey on Keyboards! Thanks for your prayers and support for a great guy and a friend! ~ROSE

RIP Phil Everly. The Everly Brothers Deeply Rooted in Country Music. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. We pay tribute to Phil today.


Phil & Don Everly, the Everly Brothers, the most influential vocal duo in music history. They brought their love of country music to rock 'n' roll in the 1950s and 1960s, transforming the pop charts of the day and inspiring many young rockers like the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Byrds who would go on to change popular culture. Sadly Phil passed away this past Friday in Burbank California, from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74.

Songs like "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie" continue to be a memory that we all share. We were hooked by their amazing harmonies. Their roots in country music were deep. Discovered by Chet Atkins who worked for RCA Records at the time. He arranged for a chance for the Everly Brothers to record for Columbia Records in early 1956. Both eventually inducted into the Country music Hall of Fame in 2001.  

The two broke up during a disagreement in 1973 after 16 years of hits, then reunited in 1983, "sealing it with a hug," Phil Everly said.

There was a heavy outpouring on social media after Phil Everly's passing, prove The Everly Brothers are still relevant a half-century after their first hits.

Don Everly said he didn't expect to see the day his brother would pass.

"I loved my brother very much," the 76-year-old wrote. "I always thought I'd be the one to go first. ... The world might be mourning an Everly Brother, but I'm mourning my brother Phil Everly."  Our condolences go out to Phil's wife and family and to Don Everly as well. Makes me want to hear an Everly Brothers song right now. Very sad another great one has earned his wings. May he rest in peace.

Well this week marks our first full week back in 2014. I hope you're all doing well. Rested and ready for whatever is ahead. We continue today with our Drive Thru Lunch and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Plus we'll take your requests and dedications starting at noon.


We'll be celebrating JUG birthdays at 1:30pm


Then at 2:25pm today it's our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is a #1 song for the Everly Brothers that sold over 8 million records. Listen as we pay tribute to Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers today on 1067 KJUG Country.

With The Big Game, Comes Puppy Bowl. This Year With A New Twist, A Draft. See How It Works. Hit The Link!




This Years Puppy Bowl Has Added A Fantasy Draft This Year! Who’s in? As if your Fantasy Football Draft wasn't stressful enough, fans will be able to see profiles of all 66 puppies and pick their teams at Animal Planet's website in the days leading up to the big game. Then on Feb. 2, Super Bowl Sunday, puppy fantasy owners can track how their “players” perform through statistics that the network will compile.


No one really knows how statistics will be measured since the game typically consists of puppies being puppies, who accidentally score a touchdown every once in a while, but we’ll leave that to the professionals to worry about.


Oh and to crank up the fun factor, there will be entertainment from Keyboard Cat.


No word if Grumpy Cat was invited, but you can bet he's no fan of Keyboard Cat or cuddling!


Can't wait! I'm definitely all in on this one! Happy Friday! We have our Drive Thru Lunch coming up at 12pm and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville and we'll play all your requests and dedications too. And don't forget your party Trays for the playoffs and the Big Game or for any occasion! Call em at (559) 784-7950


At 1:30pm we have your birthdays. You can get someone on the birthday list by clicking here.



Then at 2:25, it's your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day, we go back to1986 when Lee Greenwood was nominated for several American Music Awards. Today we pay tribute to the music of Lee Greenwood on our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day on 1067 KJUG Country.

Happy New Year! Check the DUI Arrest Stats, New Babies in The New Year & More!


According to the Visalia Times Delta, extra Visalia police were on city’s the streets New Year’s Eve night and the first morning of the New Year and they arrested one person on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The saturation detail started at 9 p.m. Tuesday and continued until 3 a.m. the next day with members of the department’s DUI Team looking for people who may have been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Officers pulled over 23 vehicles during the detail and conducted four field-sobriety tests. Beside the DUI arrest, they issued 12 traffic citations that included one for a suspected unlicensed driver and one for suspicion of driving on a suspended license.

One vehicle was towed during the operation. I would say that's a pretty good night! Congratulations to everyone for not drinking and driving. If we can get it to no arrests made for DUI, then we've come a long way. But I would say, it looked like a pretty successful night.



Susana & Oscar Mendoza are the parents of a New Year's baby born Wednesday at Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia. Her name is Brea, born at 3:39am and she weighed 7lbs 9oz and measured 19 inches long.

The first baby born was at 3:18am when Larissa Ximena Delgado was born at Sierra View District Hospital in Porterville to parents Casandra and Frank Delgado. Congratulations, Happy birthday and New Year!


New Years Eve I stayed home with my honey who is also a New Year baby 52 years ago! It was a fun and quiet evening at home with our fur kids. Other than it sounding like a war zone at midnight in or little farm town where I live, it was a nice evening. Happy New Year Everyone!


We're back to normal with a short work week, then a weekend! We'll continue with our Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Hoagies Hero's. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your first requests and dedications of the New Year at 12pm.


JUG Birthdays at 1:30pm.

Then at 2:25pm today your KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day. This day in 1936, Roger Miller is born in Fort Worth, Texas. Raised in Erick, Oklahoma, his quirky songwriting and sense of humor lead to such hits as "King Of The Road," "Dang Me" and "Chug-A-Lug," launching him into the Country Music Hall of Fame. We've got a Roger Miller song as your Classic Cut of The Day today!


Get Ready! Your New Years Eve Guide. App for Ball Drop on Times Square, Taxi Services, Tipsy Tow and New Laws in 2014


Your Guide to 2014

There's an official Times Square New Year's Eve app.

The app is retooled for this year, and available for both Apple's IOS and Google's Android operating systems. The head of the Times Square New Year's Eve event says the app is his way to have the entire world count down the end of the year together. Get it here for your iphone or android.

Tipsy Tow

We want everyone to make it to 2014. Please let's take advantage of this and NOT drink and drive. Share with all your friends. It's a free service. Tipsy Tow is not available Nationwide. But it is available in our area. Visalia and south of... Visalia to southern Cal, the number is (800) 400-4222. North of Visalia, it's (800)466-9137. I just spoke to AAA and they said it is a good idea for folks to call their AAA and see if the program is being offered. You can also see where it is offered by hitting AAA website. We are thinking everyone may be trying to use this service at the same time, so we would recommend using a taxi service if you can afford it. So below are some taxi services for Visalia and the surrounding area.



Taxi's in Visalia Area


Taxi's Hanford Area


Taxi's Tulare Area


Taxi's in Fresno Area


New Laws on The Books in California for 2014


CALIFORNIA: It becomes the first state to give specific rights to transgender students starting in January unless opponents show they have gathered enough petition signatures to put a referendum before voters looking to overturn the law. It allows transgender students to choose which restroom to use and whether to play on boys' or girls' sports teams. Critics say that violates the privacy of other students. I’m sure we’ll hear more on this in 2014.


CALIFORNIA: Photographers who harass celebrities and their children face tougher penalties under a law backed by actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner, who testified in favor of it. Halle told lawmakers that her daughter has been intimidated by aggressive photographers who follow them daily. Those who take photos and video of a child without consent and in a harassing manner could face up to a year in county jail and a fine of up to $10,000. They also can be sued for damages and attorney's fees under the new law, which media organizations opposed. Supporters say it also will help protect the children of police officers, judges and others who might be targets because of their parents' occupations.


CALIFORNIA: The minimum wage is being boosted to $9 an hour starting in July, the first of two dollar-an-hour boosts that will push the base minimum wage to $10 by 2016, making it one of the nation's highest minimums. Under another bill, domestic workers will have to be paid time and a half if they work more than nine hours in a day or more than 45 hours in a week; baby sitters are exempt.

Distracted driving

A clarification of California’s distracted driving law has made it illegal for young drivers under 18 to use voice-activated texting, handheld, or hands-free calling. Any use of a cell phone is prohibited for these young drivers

Bicycle safety

On Sept. 16, 2014, California will require drivers to stay at least three feet away when passing bicyclists

Gun control

The state will now begin collecting information about long gun purchases, such as shot guns or rifles. The state previously destroyed those records within five days.



It's been an amazing year. Lots of ups and downs. Let's start all over with a clean slate and try to make it a better year. I want to say God Bless you all and thank you for listening every day. Without you, there would be no Rose Ortega on KJUG! Happy New Year and we'll see you in 2014!


Taking a break from Drive Thru Lunch and KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day tomorrow.










2014 With All Of It's Good Intentions Is Right Around The Corner. My Plan Is To Save More Money. Here's How!


It's a 52 week money challenge. So you follow the chart each week and put this money away in your savings. I was looking at it and it appears to be pretty easy. The challenging part is towards the end of the year, but if you can persevere, you'll have nice little chuck of money put away for Christmas or whatever you might need. I saw this on Facebook, so I thought I'd give it a try. There are a few other things that I am planning for 2014. Another is to get my self in shape. My son is concerned for me since I have type 2 diabetes. Sooo, I think it's time to get this in check as well. I have 2 big challenges to have a better 2014. Here's hoping you have a wonderful new year as well. Whatever it is that you are planning to make your life and New Year better, I wish you all the best. Think you might join me on this 52 week money challenge? If so let me know by commenting below and we'll revisit this in a couple of months to see how you're doing. ~Rose




We continue with our Drive Thru Lunch at noon with a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville and we'll take you requests and dedications as well. Don't forget to order your trays for New Years Eve and your football gatherings. 298 N Main St, Porterville · (559) 784-1222



And today at 2:25pm we have your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. It's a Hal Ketchum song. Be sure to join us and listen all day! 



The New Year Is Right Around The Corner. Here Are A Few Parties Going on for New Years Eve.


KINGS LIONS CLUB Presents the 1st annual Kings New Year!!!

"Roaring into the New Year 2014"

Tuesday December 31st 9pm-1am

Music by Marie Wilson Band 
General Admission: $30 Limited Presale / $35 at the Door

VIP: $200 (includes comp bottle champagne, reserved table for 8 people

All tickets include free beer tasting / VIP available thru pre-sale only / 21+

For more Info / Tix 924.4417 or 707.5957 Click here to buy tickets.




Party 4 Life closed event for 7th-12th graders will start 9 p.m. on Dec 31st...The event will take place at four locations: AMF Lanes, 1740 W. Caldwell Ave., Visalia; Galaxy Theatres, 1575 Retherford Street, Tulare; Adventure Park 5600 W. Cypress Ave. Visalia, CA 93277.


These are just a few things that are happening around town.





How Was Your Christmas? Mine Was A Blast! HIt The Link To See Some Pictures


Christmas was all I could hope for. We had a ton of fun with the family. It was our grandson's first Christmas (That's Jabob with his daddy Luis holding him) and he was a pro at opening his gifts. We had everyone over to our house this Christmas so it was a lot of work, but very rewarding to have everyone there. We had so much food that everyone got to take a care package home. My son came from Miami, Florida to visit and we had so much fun running around. We were able to connect with someone from his childhood which was very special. Here's a picture of my son with his cousins. (my nephews)


My nephew Erik, my son Aaron and nephew Robert

It was great having the cousins get together and also great seeing my sisters.


Me on the left, sister Linda and baby sister Delores pictured right



This is my son Aaron, me and my honey Darrell at his Christmas Party

Hard to believe Christmas came and went, how was yours? Here's to a wonderful 2014!



We're back to normal today with a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. We'll take you requests and dedications as well.


Plus we have you KJUG Classic Cut of The Day at 2:25pm


Great Video With Garth & Trisha Live From The Wynn in Las Vegas! Can't Wait For The Tour!

Here's the reason why I know 2014 is going to be amazing. These two are so special, especially when they sing together. This is a clip of them singing "The Call" at Garth's final show from Las Vegas. It's just magical to hear their harmonies. So you know the tour is going to be great. Garth just recently said in an interview that it was going to be loud. They are working on creating a sound system just for the occasion as well as all the bells and whistles that go with a show of this magnitude. He also had a conversation with Mike & Lisa where he revealed that he would be leaving on tour some time in the Fall after his youngest daughter's high school graduation and summer. So we have a few months to save a few bucks after Christmas to get our tickets to see Garth. Who's with me? I've never seen Garth, so I'm very excited to check out a live show.




Don't forget to think about what you'd like to hear for the Drive Thru Lunch at 12pm. You'll also have a chance to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. And don't forget to order your party trays. Having people over for the game? Or Holidays? Call Hoagies Hero's  at (559)784-7950 or stop by 298 N. Main St. Porterville, CA.



1:30pm we 've got JUG Birthdays. Click here to get a birthday on our list.


Today we wrap up our tribute to Ray Price. There will be a memorial in his home town in Texas this Saturday. Funeral services are still in the works. Our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is at 2:25pm be sure to stick around all day for it. Have a great weekend and try to stay out of the stores! ~Rose

Sometimes A Song Just Reels You In. Find Out What Song I'm Talking About. Click Here!

Austin Webb‘s single ‘Slip on By’ is getting an emotional reaction from fans at his live shows. And that’s really no surprise. I remember the first time I heard it. It brought me to tears as well. Let’s face it, we can all be stubborn and hang on to our anger or hurt about something and before you know it, years have passed and you’re still not speaking to someone. In this exclusive premiere of the behind-the-scenes clip, Austin shares what he first loved about the song. His new song is his second from an album to be released next year. 2013 was a big year for the native South Carolinian. ‘It’s All Good’ became his first charting single and he made his Grand Ole Opry debut in November. Check out the behind the scenes footage of his upcoming video for the powerful song, “Slip On By.” For more on Austin Webb, you can visit his official website, by clicking here.

So that was the making of the video. Here is the finished product. "We're only here for a little while and God gives us only so much precious time, don't let slip on, don't let it slip on, don't let it slip on by." Those are the words that hit me like a brick upside the head because of the raw truth. Happy Thursday! Enjoy the video and especially the message in the song "Slip On By" by Austin Webb.  ~Rose

One Week Until Christmas! Are You Ready?


Super excited about Christmas this year. I have never been ready for Christmas. Every time it rolls around, I'm either broke as a joke, or time has gotten away from me and I never decorate or send cards or anything. This year, I wasn't able to send cards, but I am however having everyone over to my house for Christmas. It has been a process getting the house to look festive in between the busy work schedule and all the Christmas parties, but this year I have managed to pull it off! My honey says that I stress too much, but it's my grandson's first Christmas, my son is flying in, our daughter is coming in with her husband and the baby. In laws are coming over. So are my sisters and Dad. I'm doing most of the cooking or should I say catering because I don't have time to cook. So it should be great! I have never had everyone over at the same time and I think it's going to be a blast. When I was a kid, we always had a house full of people for Christmas. It was always fun and we have fond memories of all the fun. In fact, that's one of the things we do is share old stories of Christmas past. Here's hoping you're ready for Christmas and whatever you do enjoy your families and the time together. That's my Christmas tree that I finished decorating last night above. Filled with many decorations that I have collected over the years.


This is my son Aaron. He was born and raised in Fresno until we moved to South Florida when he was just 10 years old. He graduated college there and still lives in South Florida. He's flying in today! Yay!


This is my honey Darrell and our grandson Jacob.

From our house to yours, Merry Christmas!

What are your plans this Christmas? Please comment below!


Be sure to think about what you want to hear during the lunch hour and get ready for the Drive Thru Lunch. Brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two coming up at 12pm.


JUG Birthdays at 1:30pm


We continue with our tribute to Ray Price in our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day at 2:25pm




There Are Many Versions Of Blue Christmas, But This One By Porky Pig Is My Favorite! Makes Me Laugh Every Time I Hear It!

Here's hoping that the holiday season is bringing you some joy and fun. I used to play this on the air every year during the holiday season. It cracked me up, especially the lady laughing in the background. It sounds like she's ready to fall off her chair laughing. So give it a listen and I hope it brings you some laughter and happiness on your Tuesday.



If you missed Mike & Lisa's interview with Garth, you should give it a listen. He does give an exclusive as to when he'll launch his tour next year. Click here to listen. Garth in Taste of Country goes on to say, his tour is gonna be loud.


Garth, says that the 2014 world touring venture is likely to span three years. He wants it to be bigger than anything he’s ever done. “That’s the goal,” . “We’re on the blueprints right now. We’re going to build a stage and a lighting rig that hopefully will blow people away.”

And the real kicker? The sound. It’s going to be bigger and badder than ever! “We actually have a new sound system that’s never been used  that’s coming — a new technology — so everyone in the room can feel the ‘thump,’” Dates and opening acts are all in the works as we speak. More details to follow.

Coming up at 12p today we continue with our Drive Thru Lunch, brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take you requests and dedications.

Then at 1:30pm it's JUG Birthdays click here to get your birthdays on our list.

Then at 2:25pm we pay tribute to the legendary Ray Price who sadly passed away yesterday afternoon at his ranch in Texas. He had an amazing career and was someone many of our current country artists looked up to. Martina recorded one of his songs on her "Timeless" album, singing Make The World Go Away. Patty Loveless, covered Crazy Arms on her album. Clint Black tweeted "Sadly today, we lose one of Country music's greatest artists. Rest in peace, . Condolences to the family and friends" Yes he was one of country music's best. So today we continue with our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day featuring the music of Ray Price. Be sure to stick around for that and if you have a suggestion for songs or artists for our feature, email me at


A Tribute To My High School Band Teacher Duane Weston Who Passed Away A Few Days Ago.


I have to take a second and say it was a thrill to meet Charlie Daniels last week. He's a very special man. I love his strong beliefs, his passion for God and our soldiers and his music. He's salt of the earth! So that was 5 days ago. Here we are with 9 days more to go and it's Christmas. I spent Saturday with my sister Linda. We hadn't seen each other in a while, so I thought it would be good to set aside some time for a visit. We had a nice time and we couldn't manage to stay out of the stores! But I figured I only have this past weekend, because I made a vow not to be in the stores this week at all. Only the grocery store! Later in the evening it was my friend Raelene's annual "ladies only" Christmas party. It sure was fun seeing everyone again. Then Sunday was a work in the house kind of day. Put some lights up outside and clean and did laundry, plus finally got my book cases and books put up. You now how chores pile up and you say you'll get to them when you get to them. Me and my honey both feel a sense of accomplishment.

Over the weekend I received some very sad news about my High School Band Director Duane Weston.


Right now I want to take a moment to pay tribute to a man who meant a lot to me and my fellow band geeks. Duane Weston was our Band director at Roosevelt High School in Fresno, CA when I attended there in the mid 70's. He created an amazing marching band that brought pride and recognition to the central Valley. We performed for celebrities, heads of countries and various local dignitaries. We were proud to be in his band. We were a family. To this day, I am still friends with many of my fellow band mates. We marched in various competitions where we received superior recognition for our efforts, also in many NFL football game halftime shows. And the biggest event of my time under Duane Weston's direction, was marching in Mexico City on the presidential square for Mexican Independence Day for 60,000 people and President Luis Echevarria of Mexico. He happened to see us at one of our halftime shows in the US and invited us. We were the first marching band to ever march in Puebla, Zacatecas, Toluca and Mexico City. It was a proud moment in my life. He was an incredible teacher, believing in all of us more than we even believed in ourselves. He was always good for a joke or three! He loved to prank people and I was one of them. When I tried out for letter girl, the next day, he called me back to the uniform room because he had some news to tell me and he didn't want to tell me in front of everyone. (I thought he was going to tell me I didn't make it and he wanted to save me the embarrassment.) So with a very somber face, he started to tell me, "I don't know how to break this news to you Rose, but you made it! Then all of the letter girls popped out of the uniform closets to congratulate me. It was such a happy event in my life. My parents were so proud of me. We had so much fun the next year, which is the year we went to Mexico. After 1975, he left us for an opportunity to be the band director for COS here in Visalia, where under his leadership they thrived. Then many years later, even while he was retired, he was the director of the Clovis Community Band. Music and teaching were his passion and he loved all of us and would visit me on the air when I returned to Fresno from Miami, FL. I would then bump into him and his wonderful wife at the nail studio where she would get her manicure and he would get his pedicure. We laughed and joked as we always did. I am really going to miss him but as we all know, this isn't our permanent home. Heaven awaits and I know today it has a new marching band and director, Duane Weston. May he rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers go out to his wonderful family. He was one of a kind and has left a lasting impression on all who knew and loved him. A true legacy of a man who genuinely cared for people. Duane Weston, I love you and I'll miss you, RIP.


Many Seniors Citizens Will Be Alone With No Family This Holiday Season. Here's How You Can Help.


Every Christmas all over the country, the holidays come and go with not much attention to our elderly. Of course there are some of us who have elderly relatives who are included in all of our families fun, but there are others who have no family or loved ones they can share this time of year with. So in an effort to remember our beloved seniors, we are collecting throw blankets. In fact I picked up 2 yesterday at Old Navy for $7 bucks a piece. But you can find them anywhere. Last week the good folks at Advance Career Institute had a toy drive and gifts for seniors drive. They received plenty of toys but are still lacking in the gifts for seniors, so I thought I'd write and ask the good folks in JUG Country to help with this. They are currently in need of 100 throw blankets. Can you spare one? Maybe some folks in your office might want to give one. If you can, they can be dropped off by the close of business Monday, December 16th.


Advanced Career Institute

1728 N. Kelsey Street

Visalia, CA 93291

Cross Street / Kelsey & Goshen, just East of Valley Plaza Blvd.

Call (559) 651-1978


Thanks from the bottom of my heart! ~Rose


I'm a big Guitar Center Sessions show on TV where various artists share their stories and play in an intimate studio setting. Here Gary is telling his story about how he came to Nashville and what he was doing before he went full on with his music. Check out the clip an the clever way he got folks to listen to his music. Look for Gary Allan’s full Guitar Center Sessions episode tonight Friday (Dec. 13) at 9PMET on DirectTV’s Audience Network.


We also have our Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Kirkman's VIP Pizza in Exeter. And we'll take your requests and dedications too. So be thinking about what you want to hear during the lunch hour.


We wrap up our celebration of the music of George Strait with our KJUG Classic cut of the Day at 2:25pm. Thanks for listening. To reach me with any questions, requests or to just say hello, write me at



Charlie Daniels Show Last Night Was Great! Hit The Link To See Some Photo's




The Charlie Daniels show was incredible last night at Tachi Palace Bingo Hall. It was the first time I had been upstairs on the 3rd floor in the Bingo room. It's huge and perfect for a concert. I'm sure they designed it for this type of thing in mind. The show was outstanding and he played some of his hits, like Legend of Wooly Swamp, In America, Redneck song, Long Haired Country Boy, and Devil Went Down To Georgia. He paid tribute to a man he said was very nice to him when he moved to Nashville. He was talking about the great Johnny Cash and played Folsom Prison Blues, he also played an instrumental that he wrote for his band, which are all amazing musicians. He said they were the best band he has ever had. Then he brought out his acoustic guitar and began to play the intro to the gospel classic "How Great Thou Art." You could have heard a pin drop. There was such a reverence in the room. It felt like I was in church. People were raising their hands up and Charlie was singing his heart out. At the end of the song we were all on our feet. I was in tears too as were many others. It was a great night of music from the legendary Charlie Daniels. Thanks to Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino for having us there last night.


We have our Drive Thru Lunch coming up at 12pm with a chance for you to win lunch for two from Kirkman's VIP Pizza in Exeter. Plus we'll take your requests and dedications at (559) 627-5584 or on our Facebook page.


Then at 1:30, it's JUG Birthdays

And at 2:25pm we continue our celebration of the music of George Strait with our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day.

Thanks for listening! ~Rose

LeAnn Rimes Pay's Tribute To The Great Patsy Cline. It Was The Talk Of The ACA's Last Night! Hit The Link To See Her Amazing Performance and Lost Johnny Cash Sessions Found!

From the American Country Awards Show televised last night. This was definitely the talk of the awards show as well as Luke Bryan's big win. LeAnn Rimes, pays tribute to the Legendary Patsy Cline with a medley of her hits. The first part is done in black and white which gives you a feel of being transported back to the 60's. She then finishes with Sweet Dreams and sends the audience to their feet leaving LeAnn overwhelmed with emotion. It was a great night for her.


I'm so excited about this that I can't stand it. It's the lost album by the Man In Black. Johnny Cash recorded an album that was never released. Now, his estate is releasing the music in a new CD, which includes a Johnny Cash duet with Waylon Jennings and two with June Carter Cash. Also on the album is fellow Country Hall of Fame member Hargus "Pig" Robbins, keyboard player for many legends and his friend Marty Stuart. This is new never heard before music which was recorded in the 80's, but never released by Columbia Records. It was hidden away after the label dropped him in 1986. Turns out that Johnny & June stashed the tapes as well as many other things. According to their son, John Carter Cash, they never threw anything away. We're so glad they didn't. Be looking for the new album called "Out Among The Stars" to be released March 25th 2014. It has 12 cuts on it. Mark the date on your calendar so you can be one of the first to own a copy of it. ~Rose

Charlie Daniels is going to be at the Tachi Palace Hotel Bingo Hall tonight. Yesterday he released on itunes, the Christmas Classic, "Twas The Night Before Christmas." Check out the video of him in the studio recording it. You can download the song on iTunes that way you can play it for the kids on Christmas Eve. To download. click here


Coming up later this afternoon, your chance to win lunch for two from Kirkman's VIP PIzza and we'll take you requests and dedications for the Drive Thru Lunch. Don't forget it's open house in Exeter  and Kirkman's VIP Pizza has a one topping pizza for $13.50. Perfect for anyone thinking about doing some late evening shopping. Call em with your dinner orders.

JUG Birthday's at 1:30pm. To get someone on the birthday list, click here



George pictured with his late daughter Jennifer & son Bubba!

Then at 2:25pm we continue with our celebration of the music of George Strait with our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day.

Are You A Pet Owner? Is Your Dog Afraid Of Your Cat? Is This Normal? Hit The Link To See The Funniest Video Ever!

I saw this on the Huffington Post page the other day and found it hard to believe that dogs are this afraid of cats. LOL! It is the funniest video ever. When my dogs see a cat in the window, they bark like crazy. But would they act this way when faced with a cat? Probably! LOL! This is just the cutest thing ever and I had to share it with you. Our pets bring us so much love and joy. Here's to you and your pets! Enjoy the laugh!


Don't forget we have your chance to win lunch for two at Kirkman's VIP Pizza in Exeter and we'll take all of your requests and dedications. You can call the request line at 627-5584 or make your request on our Facebook page at KJUG FM 1067.


2:25pm we continue with our celebration of the music of George Strait. As you all know he is retiring from the road and will continue to record. We're going to take a look back early in his career with our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day.


Don't forget tomorrow night in the Bingo Hall at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, it's the legendary Charlie Daniels. Click here for ticket info.

Have a great day. ~Rose

I Really Hoped It Would Happen and Guess What? It's Happening! Find Out Who Just Announced Their World Tour in 2014?


I'm so excited I could spit! We've all been talking about the possibility of Garth coming back and we really hoped it would be soon. And after seeing the Thanksgiving show from the Wynn in Las Vegas, we were all blown away. We know he's still got it. Watch and see as Garth makes the big announcement! He wasn't even going to, but he let the cat out of the bag with GMA's Robin Roberts this morning that he’s going on tour in 2014 — and no one was more surprised than him.

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So everyone get ready, because 2014 is going to be the year of Garth Brooks! #somethingtolookforwardto #garthbrooksworldtour2014 #blameitallonmyroots #gma #garthbrooks #trishayearwood


Be listening today, because it's a Free Music Monday and your chance to win Parmalee's new CD "Feels Like Carolina" courtesy Porterville Collision Center and 1067 KJUG Country.


Then at 12pm you'll have a chance to win lunch for two from Kirkman's VIP Pizza in Exeter and we'll take your requests and dedication inside the Drive Thru Lunch, so be thinking about what you want to hear.


Then at 2:25pm it's a celebration of the music of George Strait with our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. Thanks for listening and have a great Monday! ~Rose


It's Christmas, Read The Fine Print! It's Soapbox Time!



So it's the holiday season and I feel like the target is on my back. Look I know all the retailers are trying to make money. We are all trying to compare and be wise when we spend our hard earned money. The only thing I'm going to say on this soapbox today is make sure when you see a sign on something you might be buying, be sure to read the fine print. Yesterday it happened to me twice. I needed a hairbrush and saw a quick dry brush for $11.99. The sign on it said, buy one get one free. Well that sounded like a good deal. I failed to read the fine print. I got to the check stand and they rang it up, then they rang up the second one. So I stopped the clerk and said, those are on sale, buy one get one free. She said when it scanned it didn't show up, so she called someone for a price check. Her manager was on the walkie talkie, talking back & forth to the other clerk looking for the item. She came back and said, it says buy one, get one free. I'm thinking, see I told you! She then pauses and says, oh but you gotta buy two! What the heck am I going to do with 3 hairbrushes? If it took the clerk that long to figure out, how about the consumer. (Read the fine print!) I'm just writing to say I don't blame the clerks or store manager, but the company and their shady business practices. This is all a ploy to get you to put it in your basket thinking one thing and finding out at the register that it's not what you originally thought. Hoping that you'll just buy it no matter what. I wonder how much extra money they make off of folks like me thinking they're getting a deal and really not all because we didn't read the fine print. I feel that's just plain sneaky and it pretty much infuriates me. I probably won't be shopping there much after this, because I feel like they're trying to rip me off. I don't take too kindly to that! So when you're out shopping read the signs well and especially the fine print so it doesn't happen to you. Rose now stepping off her soapbox. #rantover -  Merry Christmas. ~Rose


On to better things, like last nights live television production of "The Sound Of Music." I watched and was amazed at Carrie Underwood. This girl can do no wrong. I've always said she could sing the phone book and I was right. The critics weren't so kind, and they never are. But the 3 hour broadcast was a ratings hit. So put that in your critiquing pipes and smoke it! Early Nielsen numbers show 18.5 million viewers tuned in, the networks biggest Thursday audience (excluding football) since the night of "Frasier" series finale in 2004. And even among young adult viewers, it was the networks biggest Thursday since "ER's" 2009 finale and tied CBS' top rated "Big Bang Theory." That means 18.5 million could have been watching anything else, but chose to watch "Sound Of Music." I would have to say, well done Carrie Underwood and cast. I watched and sang just about every song. I felt like a kid again when I used to watch musicals with my mom. It was bitter sweet. All in all watching last nights show, left me feeling very happy and so glad I got to share in this historical moment of Carrie Underwood's incredible career. Great job Carrie!


Get ready for your Drive Thru Lunch at 12. Brought to you by Kirkman's VIP Pizza in Exeter. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications.


We'll also wrap up our celebration of the music of Randy Travis with our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. Have a great day! ~Rose


Tonight, The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music, Live with Carrie Underwood!



Carrie Underwood says, it's something that everybody can sit down and watch together," So maybe we should get our flannel jammies on and grab a cup of hot chocolate and watch tonight!. The show will be broadcast out of Bethpage, Long Island, and will be a real musical treat for everyone. Carrie Underwood stars as governess Maria von Trapp, while Stephen Moyer of HBO’s ‘True Blood’ will play Captain von Trapp, the widowed father of seven.

Here's the new commercial for ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ It gives several sneak peeks into the show, including a few scenes with Carrie and Moyer together, the von Trapp children and a few lines from the classics ‘Do-Re-Mi’ and ‘My Favorite Things.’

You can watch ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ tonight, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, KSEE (Channel 24.1)

The Valley's own Audra McDonald plays Mother Abbess. She is from Fresno and a five time Tony award winning singer and performer. Speaking of Audra McDonald, she's is coming to Visalia, Friday, February 28, 2014 at the LJ Williams Theatre, for a one-night only concert featuring show tunes, classic songs from movies and original pieces written especially for her. Click here for more details.

Here is Audra McDonald's interview about her role in the musical.


I remember watching the Rogers and Hammerstein production of Cinderella on TV just like Audra was talking about, so this is really going to be a special night because a musical like this hasn't been done in a very long time. Whether your a traditionalist or not, it is going to be a very special television event. I will definitely be enjoying this at home in my jammies!

At 12pm it's the Drive Thru Lunch, brought to you by Kirkman's VIP Pizza in Exeter. You have a chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications as well.

And we continue with our celebration of the music of Randy Travis with our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day at 2:25pm

Why Do I Love Luke Bryan? Let Me Count The Ways!

I know I'm sounding like a teenage girl right now, but I really don't care. It's not all the bootie shaking that Luke does, or his boyish good looks. But his heart! He is a kind & authentic soul. There's nothing phony or fake about Luke. Trust me, I can smell fake coming a mile away and this video you are about to watch is the real deal. Luke Bryan with his heart wide open. Watch as he grants Tatum Libbesmeier's wish. She is a little girl afflicted with cancer. He recently performed in the "CMA Country Christmas " event this past Monday, which I know many of you watched. He actually made several dreams come true for the beautiful and brave child. Luke performed an intimate, private concert when he met Tatum and her family. Tatum also attended the holiday special (after getting her hair and nails done, of course). At the end of his first song, Luke came off the stage to hug and kiss her — he even wore her bracelet while he sang ‘Run Run Rudolph!’ Her parents said that for this Make-a-Wish fulfillment, Luke Bryan went more than the extra mile. He gave the little girl a whole stash of goodies, including a license plate and boots, and added her name to one of his lyrics when he sang for her, which is incredibly sweet. He also gave the little girl a bus tour and they walked hand-in-hand back to her limo. Now get your Kleenex ready, because you're going to cry I promise and you'll love Luke Bryan more than you already do!

Now that was precious and the big reason why I love Country Music artists, especially Luke Bryan, the way I do.

Coming up today a couple of chances for you to win tickets to the 13th Annual Wine & Chocolate tasting in Downtown Hanford this Thursday night December 5th. Be listening and I'll tell you when to call & win.


We also have your Drive Thru Lunch with a chance for you to win lunch for two from Kirkman's VIP Pizza in Exeter. Don't forget on Thursdays for the Thursday night Exeter Open Houses, get a large one topping pizza for $13.50. It's perfect and affordable for families taking advantage of the late shopping in Exeter. Call in your orders at (559) 592-5170.


Plus today we continue with our celebration of the music of Randy Travis with our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day at 2:25pm. Have a great day! ~Rose

We're Off & Running! Just 22 days Until Christmas! Lot's Going On, Hit The Link To Find Out What's Happening!


5th Annual Toys For Tots & Gifts For Seniors Event This Weekend

Saturday December 7th from 10am to 6pm/Sunday December 8th 10am to 6pm

Car Show on Sunday December 8th from 11am to 4pm

A & W - 2611 S. Mooney Blvd in Visalia

Entry Fee: New unwrapped toy or gift for senior citizen. Trophies will be awarded. For more info download flyer  

We are collecting new unwrapped toys for children and blankets, slippers, socks and basic need items for senior citizens.

Call (559) 651-1976 for more details.


Financial Credit has taken the reigns for –“ Ann’s Kids For Christmas” which provides Christmas for underprivileged kids. They are in need of either cash donations or 8 businesses to be Toy Sponsors and 5 pizza sponsors to complete this yea...r’s party for 310 kids on December 14th. Or you can sponsor a child for $52.00 each. You can write your checks to Kids For Christmas and mail your donations to

Kids For Christmas
1300 W. Main St.
Visalia, CA 93291
c/o Financial Credit Network
(Their event is December 14th and they could use your help.)
Call Venita Jourdan, Coordinator, for Kids For Christmas at (559) 733-7550

A Fleamarket fundraiser at the Elbow Creek Grange Hall 13781 Ave 328 Visalia on Sunday December 15 from 9-4 as a benefit for the family of Cash Shank. There will several ways to contribute. You may get a table to sell your wares for 15.00. You may donate items for us to sell and we will also be selling lunch chili, frito boats, hot/chili dogs and drinks.

Feel free to clear out a room for the holidays sell specialty or holiday items or baked goods. Please spread the word and call to reserve a table 559-623-5311

Also a song was written for Cash and it is a beautiful tribute to our wonderful super hero.

Check out Heroes Just Like You- Cash Shank
These wonderful folks wanted to give the Shank Family a gift they could have forever. The song was written by: Edward Jackson, Jeff Ross & Eliza Ross. Performed by: Jeff, Eliza, Ellie and Janie Ross. Thanks to Patrick & Tammy Hicks for sending this information.

For Purchase at links below:


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You can download on any of these links. It's only 99 cents and all the money goes to the Shank Family.


Plus there are many other great ways for you to help the less fortunate in our area. Go to our Community Calendar and check for events in your area.
I'm feeling pretty festive today and will be giving away ticket to the 13th Annual Wine & Chocolate tasting in downtown Hanford for this Thursday night the 5th of December from 6 to 9pm. Be listening for your chance to win those tickets.
At noon it's the Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Kirkman's VIP Pizza in Exeter. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications.
Then at 2:25pm we've got your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day, featuring the music of Randy Travis. If you'd like to make a suggestion for our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day, e-mail me at



Cash Shank Day Was Amazing! Thanks To All Who Participated. Hit The Link To See The Coverage.


The actual framed proclamation for Cash Shank Day from the City of Visalia


Cash's family. His grandparents, aunts uncles and cousins with Amy Shuklian City of Visalia


Amy Shuklian reading the proclamation and presenting it to Cash's grandmother, Charlene Bradford.


Charlene saying a few words after presentation.

Hit the link below to see the coverage of Cash Shank Day. We thank all of our local media outlets for their support of the Shank family & coverage of #cashshankday

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Jimmy Fallon delights kids at St. Jude hospital

The late-night talk show host spent a heartwarming day with some of the patients at the children’s hospital, wearing a chicken costume to sing songs and play a game of Russian roulette (with eggs). Cash was a part of it. This aired today.


This was posted on Prayers For Cash Shank by Todd Bragg, Owner of TRB Imaging, thanks for your show of support for Cash on #cashshankday

There was also a song that was written specifically for Cash by Jeff Ross, Eliza Ross and Edward Jackson. Vocals by Jeff Ross, Eliza Ross, Ellie Ross & Janie Ross.  (The Ross Family) It's called "Hero's Like You -Cash Shank." We will have the link for you to download the song on iTunes with all of the proceeds to go to Cash & his family. You can give it a listen right here.

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There are so many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Please keep the Shank family in your thoughts and prayers and do something nice for someone this holiday season and every day as a matter of fact. That's what we were placed on this earth to do. God Bless you all and Happy Thanksgiving. ~Rose

Today Is Cash Shank Day! Here Are The Details...


Today is a very special day in JUG Country as we celebrate #cashshankday in the City of Visalia. This is a very special place we live and there are so many amazing people who care so much for little Cash and his family. As you are aware, Cash has been extremely resilient through this entire journey and has inspired so many with his bravery and strength. We are asking everyone celebrating to change their profiles pictures on their FB and use hashtags #cashshankday on all your social media. We want the world to know we have a special super hero here in Visalia that has touched our lives and we want to do something special for him and his family as well. We are asking you to decorate your cars, yards, homes, with the words CASH or CASH SHANK. Make signs and join us today at 5:25pm for the proclamation . It will take place at Visalia City Hall Council Chamber 707 W. Acequia, Visalia by Redwood High school. Cross streets Acequia and Johnson at 5:30pm. Go to his Prayers For Cash Shank page and give if you haven't done so already. Please continue praying for Cash & his family. God Bless you all and enjoy #cashshankday    ~Rose


We have your Drive Thru Lunch at 12pm brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville and you'll have a chance to win lunch for two, plus we'll take all of your requests and dedications.


And we continue with our celebration of the music of Charlie Daniels with our KJUG Classic Cut of the Day at 2:25pm





Darius Rucker Joins 16 Year Old Downs Syndrome Teen On Stage At His Schools Talent Show


16-year-old Frankie Antonelli who has downs syndrome knew he was performing a Darius Rucker song in his High School talent show, but what he didn’t know was that Darius was going to join him on stage. This warmed my heart, because it reminded me that country music artist are the best and most caring group out there. There were cheers as Frankie sang Darius Rucker’s song, ‘We Still Got Time.’ But at about 3:10 sec into the song the cheers got louder as Daruis joins him on stage. Very cool moment and they ended the song with a hug on the stage of Wando High School in Rucker’s native South Carolina. I love country artists for this reason. They show their hearts and do wonderful things for others. There is no other genre that does it better than country.


Don't forget today we have you Drive Thru Lunch and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. We have Danielle Bradbery trivia today,so study up! Plus we'll take your requests and dedications at noon.


Plus it's a Free Music Monday with your chance to win the new album from Danielle Bradbery courtesy of Porterville Collision Center. 


Then today we kick off our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day salute to the music of Charlie Daniels. He's coming to Tachi Palace on December 11th. Go to our concert billboard for details.

Hear Rose's complete Charlie Daniels Interview click here


Click here Rose's complete interview with Charlie Daniels.


for tickets, click here

George Strait's Final Show, See the Lineup and When Tickets Go On Sale!


George Strait is set to play his final show ever with a ridiculously star-studded lineup of artists at his side, ensuring the country legend will ride away from his touring days in style. He will play his final concert on June 7, 2014 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The show will wrap up his 2014 Cowboy Rides Away Tour. A crowd of 100,000 people will not only enjoy George's songs, but also those of guest artists, who will perform three songs a piece. Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack have signed on for George's big farewell. And the opening act for Strait’s final concert will be the Kings of Texas Swing and six-time Grammy Award-winning group Asleep at the Wheel. Strait is pulling out all the stops for his last stop, and fans will need to act fast to snatch up a seat. The much-anticipated final George Strait concert tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 6 at 11AM ET and can be purchased through his official website. Click here 


Congratulations to the Coal Miners Daughter Loretta Lynn who was decorated with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Watch as she receives this special honor.

That brought to tears to my eyes! I have to admit, she is such a trail blazer for women in Country Music! God Bless Loretta Lynn. #coalminersdaughter
So much going on today! Don't forget about Drive Thru Lunch! Brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. We'll take your lunchtime requests and dedications and you'll have a chance to win lunch for two.
Then at 1:15pm we talk to Charlie Daniels! He's coming to the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, December 11th. Hit the link to get your tickets. Its going to be a good time in Lemoore with the Fiddle Master.
Then today at 2:25 we continue with our tribute to George Jones with our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. Have a great Thursday! ~Rose

Charlie Daniels Coming To Jug Country! I've Got The Details!


Charlie Daniels and his band will be in Lemoore, Dec. 11, 2013  at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino. Going to be a great show. His current release, Hits of The South, cover everything from the Allman Brothers, to Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as The Band and more. For tickets, click here.

Be sure to listen at 1:15pm Thursday afternoon as I talk to the Fiddle Master himself, Charlie Daniels. This weekend he'll be part of the final "No Show" tribute to the late George Jones. We'll ask him what George Jones music and friendship has meant to him as well as his current album and more.

Fore more on Charlie Daniels, click here. So be sure to listen on Thursday!


I also have your Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. A chance for you to win lunch for two at noon and we'll be taking your request and dedications through the lunch hour.


Jug Birthday at 1:30pm if you wish to get someone on the list, e-mail me at

Then at 2:25 we continue our tribute to the late George Jones with your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day as Country Music's biggest names converge upon Nashville TN to pay tribute to George this weekend on what would have been his final concert date.  Thanks for listening and have an outstanding Tuesday!


Please Keep Cash Shank & His Family in Your Prayers. Here's How You Can Help Them

I’ve had the honor of befriending Megan & Rob Shank along with their son Cash Shank , his older brother Wyatt and little sister Gracee. So for me this message is personal and comes with a lot of love. We’ve embraced them as our own. They are family. I think all of JUG Country as well as many all over the country and the world itself feel this way. We’ve watched their journey unfold before our very eyes. We’ve witnessed the heartache that Megan & Rob have had to endure watching their son Cash fight for his life. We celebrated his victories and cheered him on as he appeared to get better. Last week Megan went to Cash’s FB page and asked us for prayer for him as he was beginning to show signs of his illness again. It was she & Rob’s biggest fear. He was taken to the hospital for testing and the MRI results were not in his favor. The disease is back. It was crushing for the family including all of us who have prayed, given, hoped and celebrated. Now they are faced with the inevitable as the doctors say that they can do no more for him. Their plan is to make him as comfortable as possible while enjoying every second that they can with their son.  A fund has been set up via gofundme for Cash. You can click on the link and make a donation. 



Cash is an inspiration to many including all of us here. He’s filmed two commercials for St. Jude’s – one with actress Jennifer Aniston in Los Angeles who he wowed with his outgoing & spunky personality and another one with talk show host Jimmy Fallon in New York. The real star here was Cash. See behind the scenes video.


Look for the Thanks and Giving Campaign which will air over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Cash went and filmed another commercial with Jimmy Fallon in New York as well. As Megan said, pay no attention to the egg in Jimmy's hair!



When he got off the plane from New York he appeared at the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Many of us would have been too exhausted to even show up after traveling so far, but not Cash.


There are so many things that I have learned from this amazing 5 year old boy and that is never give up, keep fighting, dance, hug, smile, and #liveloud in spite of your circumstances. I love this child and I love his family and I will keep praying and believing for a miracle. I hope you’ll do the same. God Bless the Shank family! God Bless Cash!  


Foodlink Stuff The Trolley November! List of Schools & Dates Trolley Stop!


November is Stuff The Trolley Month. The Visalia Towne Trolley in conjunction with Foodlink of Tulare County are coming to a school near you. Have a canned/non perishable food drive in your neighborhood and bring your collected food donations to the following schools on the dates times and locations below. Click on school name for directions and maps.  

Friday November 15th - Golden Oak 7:45am & Willow Glen 10am

Monday November 18th - Crestwood 10am

Tuesday November 19th- Highland 10am

Wednesday November 20th- Conyer 7:45am & Fairview 10am

Thursday November 21st - Linwood 7:45am & Cottonwood Creek 10am

Friday November 22nd - Houston 7:45am & Royal Oaks 10am

Tuesday November 26th St. Paul's 7:45am

Wednesday November 27th Hollis Office 9 to 11am

For More info, contact Foodlink at (559) 651-3663







Today's Facebook Eye Candy is Danielle Bradbery

Your Facebook Eye Candy today is Danielle Bradbery, new Big Machine Recording artist and winner of The Voice. She made her Opry Debut yesterday! Congratulations to her from everyone in JUG Country. Danielle Bradbery will perform Monday, January 14th at the Tulare County high school that collects the most non-perishable food items for FoodLink of Tulare County by Wednesday November 27th. (Only Tulare County High Schools Are Eligible) Good Luck from White's Music Center & 106.7 KJUG Country. Click here to register your school. 

How You Can Help Provide Relief to The Victims of Typhoon Haiyan






The devastation is wide spread and thousands are without food & water. The Red Cross and many other humanitarian agencies are doing what they can to raise money to bring the badly needed basics to the Philippines. The photo above is the city of Bogo on the island of Cebu which suffered massive structural damage. Photo: Jarkko Mikkonen/Finnish Red Cross . The photos and stories coming out of there are horrendous. Thank God for all of the wonderful agencies like the Red Cross who are setting up there and providing relief. I've been following this and feel moved to talk about it. It's hard to turn a blind eye and not do anything or pretend it's not happening. So I'm giving you an opportunity to give and do your part to help. Whether it's $5.00 or more (the price of a Starbucks drink) you can make a difference.



Click here if you'd like to help and make a difference. ~Rose


We are still getting you qualified to "Get Outta Town." Be listening for the times when I play the "Get Outta Town" sounder, be caller 10 when you hear it and be qualified to pick one of four amazing vacation destinations .


I've got your Drive Thru Lunch brought to you this week by Randy's Bistro. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications as well at 12pm.


Then at 2:25pm It's our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day, featuring songs from the 90's and taking your suggestions. E-mail em to me at

11/12/13 Good Luck? Not For Me. Here's How Jake Owen Saved The Day With His Best Luke Bryan Impression!

So I get home last night and my usual routine is dinner, unwinding, maybe watch a DRV'd program on TV. My honey says he needs to go online and work on his health insurance survey online. So he goes back and tries to log onto Windows 7, he comes back into the kitchen and asks me what the password is again, which was what he used to log on and he said he couldn't get on. So I see that the CAPS lock is on, then I turn it off and try to log on and it won't log me on. So apparently I've been locked out of my sign in. You never realize how dependent you are to your computer until you're locked out. Needless to say, I went to bed late and was very frustrated! Not a good end to the day, but things could've been worse.


So this morning I wake up, I know what I have to do to get my computer unlocked. Grab my coffee, kiss my honey good bye. I get in my car, start it up and start to back out. Car doesn't feel right, so I put it in park and go and look at my tires. I have a flat! That's how my 11/12/13 started! LOL! Not a good luck day so far. But the good news is it didn't happen on my long drive to work. Thank God my honey gave me his truck keys and said get to work, I'll take care of it. I just love him! In any case, I just got to work and this video put a big ol' smile on my face. Pretty much rescued my day! It's Jake Owen doing his best Luke Bryan impression. Hey, it's a pretty good one too! It's a short clip, but did the trick. Hope it makes your day too!  

We're taking your requests in the Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Randy's Bistro in Porterville and a chance to win lunch for two.


Plus we're celebrating some of the music of the 90's in your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day at 2:25pm Today it's Mary Chapin Carpenter and  Passionate Kisses.

Winners of 2013 St. Jude Dream Home - Cash Shank & Jennifer Anniston


Here's Visalia's Cash Shank pictured with Jennifer Anniston, who he met earlier this year for a commercial shoot for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We're very proud of his progress and will always be grateful to St. Jude for providing the treatments necessary to save his life. When you bought a ticket to the St Jude Dream Home giveaway, please know that every dollar goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help save & change lives. Here is a list of the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home.


Grand Prize Winner:

Lynn Higdon, Riverdale, CA - St. Jude Dream Home, valued at $425,000 in the De Young Country Court Community in Clovis

Additional Prizes:

Joneen Stidham, Clovis, CA - $10,000 Furniture Shopping Spree at Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Engracia Herrera, Tulare, CA – San Francisco Giants Package valued at $269, courtesy of Chancellor Hotel

Maria Elena Paradez, Sultana, CA – Gas for a Year valued at $3,000, courtesy of Fresno Moving and Storage

David Ramos, Kingsburg, CA – Seattle Weekend Getaway valued at $2,500, courtesy of Pan Pacific Hotel, Seattle

Linda Hargo, Selma, CA –Simplicity Synchrony Vacuum and 1 year supply of vacuum bags, courtesy of A-1 Vacuum and Sewing

Caroline Miller, Reedley, CA – Flowers for a year, courtesy of A Secret Garden Florist

Maritza D Arceno, Fresno, CA - $1,000 Visa Gift Card, courtesy of Affinity Dental

Harold Benjamin Thomas, Fresno, CA – $1,000 Gift Certificate to Amenities Aveda Day Spa & Salon

Cindy Apodaca, Hanford, CA – $1,000 Gift Certificate to Anna’s Linens

Owen Vang, Fresno, CA - Talo ® Smart Touch ® kitchen faucet and accessories package, courtesy of Brizo

Martin Strauss, Merced, CA – $1,000 Jewelry Gift Certificate to Fresno Coin Gallery

Mabel Oshoasal, Sanger, CA – Cruise for two to Mexico, courtesy of Fresno County Federal Credit Union

Justin Landers, Clovis, CA – Custom Dream Cake, courtesy of Maddie Cakes Cupcake Bakery

Mikki Addison, Fresno, CA – $1,000 shopping spree to Ooh La La

Susan Crocker, Fresno, CA – Luxury Suite at 2014 Fresno Grizzlis Game, courtesy of the Fresno Grizzlies

Gary Stinecipher, Fresno, CA – $1,000 Gift Certificate to Tint Plus Auto Glass

Victor G Banales, Kingsburg, CA – Yosemite Van or Mini Bus Tour for 10, courtesy of Tour De Yosemite

Yee Vue, Clovis, CA – Dinner under the stars for 20, courtesy of Milla Vineyards

Hector Arellano, Fresno, CA – Ladies Diamond Ring, courtesy of Rogers Jewelry Co.

Sussan Changizi, Fresno CA – Lakers tickets and Kobe Bryant Autographed Basketball

Olga Lopez, Fresno, CA – Complete Teflon Car Detail Package, Great American Car Wash

Blanca Lopez, Fresno, CA – Samsung 51” Flat Panel 3D TV and Entertainment System, Courtesy of LinkUs

Jeanne Price, Fresno, CA – 14’ Indoor Shuffleboard, courtesy of Mecca Billiards


Happy Veteran's Day! A Special Salute to The Last of Doolittle's Raiders!


We are paying tribute to our Veterans today! Especially those of the “Greatest Generation.” I found this story very touching. When these men served, many of them were in their late teens and early 20’s. This special group of men known as the Doolittle Raiders, the 80 men who risked their lives on a World War II bombing mission on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor were toasted one last time by their surviving comrades and honored with a Veterans Day weekend of fanfare shared by thousands.

Three of the four surviving Raiders attended the toast on Saturday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Their late commander, Lt. Gen. James "Jimmy" Doolittle, started the tradition but they decided this ceremony would be their very last.

"May they rest in peace," Lt. Col. Richard Cole, 98, said before he and fellow Raiders — Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, 93, and Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, 92 — sipped cognac from specially engraved silver goblets. The 1896 cognac was saved for the occasion after being passed down from Doolittle.

Hundreds invited to the ceremony, including family members of deceased Raiders, watched as the three each called out "here" as a historian read the names of all 80 of the original airmen. The fourth surviving Raider, Lt. Col. Robert Hite, 93, couldn't travel to Ohio because of health problems. But son Wallace Hite said his father, wearing a Raiders blazer and other traditional garb for their reunions, made his own salute to the fallen with a silver goblet of wine at home in Nashville, Tenn., earlier in the week. Hite is the last survivor of eight Raiders who were captured by Japanese soldiers. Three were executed; another died in captivity.

A B-25 bomber flyover helped cap an afternoon memorial tribute in which a wreath was placed at the Doolittle Raider monument outside the museum. Museum officials estimated some 10,000 people turned out for Veterans Day weekend events honoring the 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale and throwing the Japanese off balance. God bless them all and where would we be if not for all who have played a part in the defense and security of freedom all over the globe.


To those who have served, thank you! To those still serving, thank you and we continue praying for your safety and return home to your families.


To my dad, a Korean War veteran, thank you for your service. I’m proud of you and I love you!





This Monday, November 11th We Celebrate Our Veterans. Check Out This Time Lapsed Transformation Of A Homeless Veteran. It Changes His Life!


Watching this video reminded me how you can help to change lives one person at a time. This Veteran's Day, think of what you can do to make a difference, whether it's donate some time to help a local Veterans organization, donate food and diapers for those Veterans who have families and are making a tough transition into the civilian world. Attend a parade, register for a walk/run, etc. Click here for local events.

Jim Wolf, a homeless Army veteran, just recently got a makeover courtesy of Michigan-based homeless advocacy Degage Ministries. The transformation is amazing and has changed Wolf's life. Watch the video until the end to see his reaction. Click here for more info on Degage Ministries.

Remember to support your local veterans organizations!

Remember we have your Drive Thru Lunch at 12pm and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Randy's Bistro in Porterville. Plus we'll take your requests and dedications.


We going to get you qualified to "Get Outta Town." Be listening at 11:30am & 2:40pm for the Get Outta Town sounder. When you hear it, be caller 10 and be qualified instantly from 1067 KJUG Country.

2:25pm We have your KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day, celebrating the workin' man and woman. Have a great Friday! ~Rose

How A Middle School Football Team Ruined My Make-up!

I saw this video yesterday and had to re-apply my make-up. The wonderful young men on a middle school football team in Michigan have a deeper understanding of the game that many pros may never reach. The Olivet Eagles football team at Olivet Middle School in Olivet, Michigan, decided to run a play and intentionally not score, all without their coaches knowing. The football team planned the play for weeks, all so they could set up a very special moment for a special boy. Keith Orr is a special needs child, and his buddies on the football team decided to give him the chance to run for a touchdown. Sheridan Hedrick, a player on the team, would’ve easily scored a touchdown, but he instead took a knee on the 1-yard line, and the crowd wasn’t happy. That was until the next play happened: the “Keith Special.” The ball was hiked and quickly handed to Keith, who ran forward as his teammates protected him from the oncoming defense. Keith scored without a scratch. The boys did much more than help Keith score a touchdown; they brought more than a community together, because this video has gone viral. It has touched many lives for the better. I hope this video touches you the way it did me. (Go get your Kleenex, you’re going to need it!)

I hope this made your day Going to talk more about the CMA's of course and we have a couple of chances for you to qualify to Get Outta Town. Plus we have your Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Randy's Bistro in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll be taking you requests and dedications.

Then at 2:25 it's the KJUG Classic Cut of The Day, paying tribute to all the hard working men and women in JUG Country with songs about work. Today's song is a suggestion from one of our listeners. It's Johnny Paycheck and Take This Job & Shove It, your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day.

It's Country Music's Biggest Night! All Things CMA, right here!



Tonight it’s Country Music’s biggest night, the 47th CMA Awards on ABC 30 starting at 8pm. There’s going to be a lot of new music debuted. Doing the hosting honors once again is Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood, so you know it’s going to be hilarious. Special performances by Miranda Lambert  & Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band with the Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, plus Eric Church as promised will perform his new single live and something I’m looking forward to, an Allstar tribute to Kenny Rogers. They certainly have a lot of songs to work with. He has so many hits to choose from.  See past winners, last year’s red carpet & live performance pictures on the Official CMA page, Click here


Because Luke Bryan's segment with Robin Roberts last night was so honest and real, I thought I'd treat you to a little booty shaking with Luke on his Official video for "Country Girl Shake It For Me." He did talk about his booty shaking in the interview too as well as the overwhelming loss he and his family have suffered with the loss of his big brother and sister. He is definitely dedicated to his family, even putting his dreams for a country music career on hold to stay home with his folks after both of his siblings passed. Made me love Luke Bryan even more. Now if that doesn't make your Hump Day, nothing will!

Mike Pesto has set up KJUG’s CMA chat room on Facebook I’m on there already, so join us!  To join, click here.


And for grins, follow @blakeshelton tonight on twitter. He’s hilarious!

We'll play some of your favorite CMA Nominees in the Drive Thru Lunch today at 12pm and you'll have a chance to win lunch for two from Randy's Bistro in Porterville, plus taking all of your requests and dedications. 


Then paying tribute to all the hard working men & women with our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day at 2:25pm. If you have a suggestion about a classic song, e-mail me at  


The LeVian Trunk Show is Coming to Ashoori & Co Jewelers & Yesterday I Got A Sneak Peek.

I had the best time yesterday when I had an opportunity to get an exclusive sneak peek at some of the LeVian chocolate diamonds and strawberry gold jewelry at Ashoori & Company Jewelers. Thanks to Sarah for having me as your guest. As you can see from all of the smiles, I really enjoyed my visit and I'm super excited to tell you a little about the one day only Trunk Show where you'll have the unique opportunity to view the newest LeVian collections before anyone else.

All of these one of a kind pieces are coming from New York to Visalia to Ashoori & Co. 4212 S. Mooney Blvd, in Visalia. If you RSVP early, you'll receive an extra 10% off. Call to RSVP (559) 625-3119. I will be there at 4pm on Thursday November 7th join me for hors d'oeuvres and check out  this amazing collection. They are offering special financing and layaway as well, so if you're think about getting engaged over the holidays, you should stop here first! Or if you're looking for a special gift for the beautiful person in your life, this is where you'll find it. Check out some of the pictures of just a few of the pieces that you'll see there at Ashoori & Company Jewelers Trunk Show on Thursday. I was very happy to model them for you! ~Rose


Happy Happy Happy! Can You Tell?


Ready for the Trunk Show on Thursday, come by and say hi!


This is the beautiful necklace I was wearing.


This is the watch I was wearing. Love it!


These pieces and more can be found at the One Day Only Trunk Show at Ashoori & Company Jewelers 4212 S. Mooney Blvd in Visalia. 10 am to 8pm (559) 625-3119


Today we continue to qualify you to "Get Outta Town." where if you may have a chance to select one of four amazing vacation destinations.


Then at 12pm it's the Drive Thru Lunch, brought to you by Randy's Bistro in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll take your requests and dedications.


Then at 2:25pm it's your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day celebrating all of the hard working men and women. Songs about working! Have an outstanding Tuesday! Thanks for listening! ~Rose



Vince Gill Show Was Incredible! Click here to see some pictures!

The Vince Gill show was out of this world. I got to play auctioneer and we raised over $2400 dollars for Family Services of Tulare County & The Visalia Fox Theater. Vince autographed two guitars and we auctioned those. The bidding was fast & furious and to be honest with you, that was my very first auction! Below is the set list from that night and I was fortunate enough to have a great conversation with Vince before the show and get it signed. He's a wonderful, down to earth man! Class act!


Here are a couple more shots of Vince and Pedal Steel Guitar Player, the amazing Paul Franklin who teamed up with Vince on the new album Bakersfield. They played some Buck Owens and Merle tunes and had the place rocking with Liza Jane. Then crying with Bread & Water and Go Rest High! He is an amazing storyteller, mostly telling stories about his beloved dad and brother. And we got the back story on how the song "It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All day Long!" Soooo fun!




We will be playing some Vince in the Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Randy's Bistro in Porterville. Plus we'll take all of your requests and dedications. And coming up at 2:25pm it's your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day, celebrating all the working men and women with Classics about Work. Your KJUG Classic Cut of The Day is Working Man Blues by Merle Haggard! Everyone have a great Monday!

Winner of the Halloween Costume is...and they are automatically qualified to "Get Outta Town!"


Thanks to everyone who participated first of all. You are all good sports for that and I hope your Halloween was a blast. The person below in the picture was our winner. Her name is Robin Shogren and she is dressed as Flo, the Progressive Insurance spokesperson. She looks a lot like her too. Robin is now automatically qualified for our "Get Outta Town" contest. Be sure to listen today at 1:40pm as we play the sounder and get someone else qualified to "Get Outta Town."


You'll also have a chance to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's with the Drive Thru Lunch. We'll be taking your requests and dedications too so be thinking about what you'd like to hear.


Wrapping up our salute to the album No Fences by Garth Brooks with our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day. It is "Two Of A Kind, Working On A Full House."

Happy Candy Day! Wanna Know When I Play The Sounder to Get You Qualified To Get Outta Town? Hit the Link!



So I don't usually dress up, but Joanne here at the office left me a little gift when I got back from vacation. It's a mouse costume complete with a tail.  I have to admit folks around here like to get into the mirth & merriment, which make for a fun work day. Send me pictures of your costumes and I'll post some up on my blog tomorrow.


So here are the times I'm going to get you qualified to "Get Outta Town." It will be pretty close to this time if not exact, so be listening at 10:35am and 2:40pm for the "Get Outta Town" sounder. When you hear it, be caller 10 and you'll be qualified for one of four amazing vacation destinations. San Diego, Cancun, London/Paris, Rome.


Drive Thru Lunch at 12 and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's and we'll play your requests and dedications.


Then at 2:25pm we continue with our celebration of the Garth Brooks album "No Fences" another great song off that album as our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day coming up. Have a great day!

Thomas Rhett talks to Taste of Country and Tells Them What He'll Do With His First Million. Also 3 Artists Outside Of Country Music That Influenced HIm, Plus How Many Kids He & His Wife Will Have and More.

If you enjoyed Thomas Rhett when he came to JUG Country when he opened for Jason Aldean, check out this interview and get to know him a little bit better. He talks about what he will do with his first million and 3 artists not in country that have influenced him, plus how many children he and his wife want. Always fun and nice to get to know some of the artists we listen to every day.


Enjoy. Also Coy Bowles of the Zac Brown Band recently got married and I'll have the video to share on our Facebook page as well.


Be sure to stop by there to see what times I plan to play the sounder to get you all qualified to "Get Outta Town." Remember when you hear the sounder to be caller 10 to be qualified for 4 amazing vacation destinations for you to choose from if you win. San Diego, Cancun, Mexico, London/Paris, or Rome. Hope you have your passport ready!

Our Drive Thru Lunch at 12 noon and your chance to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville and we'll get all of your requests and dedications on as well. (As many as we can anyway! )

Then at 2:25 we continue our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day celebration of the music of Garth Brooks Album "No Fences." Have a great Hump Day! ~Rose

Jason Aldean Tour Bus Accident Still Under Investigation.


Details continue to unfold surrounding the tour bus accident that happened early yesterday morning (Oct. 28), when Jason Aldean‘s bus struck and killed Albert Kennedy in Indiana.

We're hearing that Kennedy, 49, walked into the path of the bus in the northbound lane of US 41 North, we're also hearing that he was previously arrested on Oct. 8 for walking down the center lane of the same highway. A press release from the Vincennes Police Department shows that Kennedy "was found walking on the center line on U.S. Hwy 41 N. walking south, causing vehicles to have to brake on the highway." He was arrested for obstructing traffic, and held in the Knox County Jail on $3000 bond. He was also arrested on Oct. 22 for stealing a bicycle. He was charged with theft, a class D felony, and held in the Knox County Jail on $6500 bond. Jason was on the bus at the time of the crash, sent his condolences to Kennedy’s family. He said, "With a heavy heart, I’m sad to say that a man passed away last night after stepping out in front of my bus in Indiana," he said. "In all the years I’ve been touring and all the miles we’ve driven, nothing prepares you for something like this to happen. I’m praying for Albert Kennedy’s family and friends today and ask that you do the same." The investigation into the accident continues. We'll have more information when it becomes available.


Don't forget we'll continue to qualify you to "Get Outta Town" plus we have a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's with our Drive Thru Lunch and we'll take your lunch time requests and dedications.


Plus we'll continue to celebrate the music from the songs from Garth's "No Fence's" album with our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day! Oh & by the way, the album isn't 22 years old, it's 23! My bad, my brain is still  in vacation mode! Have a great day! ~Rose

I'm Back And I Missed You! I Had A Great Vacation. Good to Be Back In Jug Country!

I had such a blast on my vacation. First I would like to thank Chad for filling in for me this past week. That's like leaving your kids with a sitter for a week, you gotta make sure they're in good hands. Chad you're the best. We crammed a lot of action into the last 9 days. It was great. First I got to see my son. 


I'm a very proud mom & he's a good son. We had a blast in South Florida where we stayed with him for a couple of days. Then we jumped on a cruise for 4 days with Lynyrd Skynyrd. It's called the "Simpleman Cruise." I've been on this cruise for the last 6 years and it is a celebration of music and frynds from all over the US and the world.
We took a tour through the home of the great writer Ernest Hemmingway &
went on an airboat ride and visit to the Gator Boys Gator Rescue where the
show is actually shot when we got back. I have a lot of pictures, so  I'm going to create a slide show so you can see all of the fun I had on my vacation. We're going to get back to normal with the Drive Thru Lunch where you'll have a
chance to win lunch for two and I'll take your requests and dedications. Plus we'll celebrate some classic country with the KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day at 2:25pm 

Rodney Atkins Song released last week. Find Out What The KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day Is!




Rodney Atkins give us and early taste from his upcoming album with the debut single, ‘Doin’ It Right.’

The song was released last week, Tuesday (Oct. 8) exclusively on iTunes. Rodney says he knew from the first time he heard the uptempo song that he wanted it to be on his album.

“‘Doin’ It Right’ is a song I just heard [on a] Jay Knowles work tape, and it simply killed me,” Rodney tells Roughstock. “It reminded me of a Bob Dylan kind of lyric that just nailed me with every word. I felt like the good Lord needed me to hear this song. I couldn’t wait to record it. I pray that it touches folks’ lives the way it has touched mine.”.

Now that I have your curiosity up, here's where you can download it and check it out!

Download it here


Don't forget the Drive Thru Lunch and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. We'll take your lunch time requests and dedications as well.



Then we continue with Country Music's greatest duets at 2:25pm with our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day. Today it's Conway & Loretta and "You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly" by request from our Facebook page.    ~Rose

Cassadee Pope Show on CMT Airs Tonight. Guess Who's In It?

This is Cassadee Pope's West Coast radio tour and we're one of her stops in the video. Watch to see if you can see yourself in it! Cassadee had been documenting her journey from winning NBC's hit show, The Voice, to becoming a Country star and all that happens in between with the CMT docu-series called Cassadee Pope: Frame By Frame. The show premiered last Friday and will when she visits JUG Country will air tonight at 10 p.m. ET/ PT on the network.

Her new album is on sale as well. Was just released this past Tuesday.



Last nights show was incredible. Hats off to Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen & Jason Aldean. They all came out and worked! Was a great time with a friends. Here are a few shots from the show last night.






Drive thru Lunch today at noon and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Randy's Bistro in Porterville. Plus all of your requests and dedications.

The at 2:25pm we wrap up our celebration of the music of Kenny Rogers with our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day.

Finally A New Update On Randy Travis! And It's Good!


Finally we hear from someone who knows what's going on with Randy Travis. In an interview yesterday with Nancy O'Dell about his friend Randy Travis, Billy Ray Cyrus says to keep praying for him. He said, "If you love Randy Travis, keep praying for Randy Travis," said Billy, who appears alongside Randy Travis in the new TV pilot "Evil Inclinations." A rep for Randy Travis told ET that he is off of life support and "currently in Texas in physical therapy and doing great!" Randy is expected to go home tomorrow, (Friday) Last time I talked about this I had heard but not confirmed he went back to Texas. So this confirms it!

Here is a sneak peek at his pilot. On the show, Billy Ray Cyrus plays a drug-addled Elvis-impersonator-turned-preacher, while Randy Travis plays a sheriff. Watch the clip for more.


Looks like they hit it out of the ballpark! Looking forward to seeing the show. I'll let you know when it airs!

We continue with the Drive Thru Lunch this afternoon and a chance  for you to win lunch for two from Randy's Bistro in Porterville and we'll be taking your requests and dedications as well. Then at 2:25pm we continue with our celebration of the music of Kenny Rogers with our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day. Thanks for listening! ~Rose

Please help my friend Joey Huffman. Pray for him and donate if you can. ~Rose




Today We Continue With Our Celebration Of The Music Of Kenny Rogers. Catch the Latest Video Of His Interview With Dolly Parton. Hit The Link!

We continue with our celebration of the music of Kenny Rogers on our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day. He now has a new album which reunites him with Dolly Parton, the title track  with Dolly is called "You Can't Make Old Friends" Check out the video of the interview. This is his 65th studio album. That's pretty impressive.

The album is  a collection of songs as diverse as this Kenny's career. No two of the 11 cuts could be placed neatly within the same sub-genre of country music. Intense displays of love, hope, anger and patriotism keep the listener pulled forward to hear what will come next. But it's Kenny and if you love that voice, you'll love the album. Today at 2:25 we continue with our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day by Kenny Rogers. You gotta listen to see what it is, but I guarantee it will be great! ~Rose


Don't forget we have our Drive Thru Lunch brought to you by Randy's Bistro in Porterville. Your chance to win lunch for two and we'll also take you requests and dedications.

Martina McBride‘s Nationwide Volunteer Group "Team Martina" Are Making A Difference!



I love hearing stories like this. Everyday, we can do something to make a difference. Martina McBride‘s nationwide volunteer group Team Martina has 27,000 reasons to celebrate. The group had a very lofty goal of raising $20,000 in four weeks to assist in building the Chastain Park Conservancy Playground in Atlanta, which would serve as a world-class park for children of all abilities and needs. It was a big goal, but the group not only reached it — they surpassed it by $7,000! Together, Team Martina raised $27,000, and McBride is beaming with pride over the accomplishment, since the space will be upgraded so that it can be utilized by thousands of kids! Right now, the park (which houses the only playground for miles where it’s located) is small in relation to the amount of people who visit each year. These funds will allow for expansion and for equipment that can be used for both older and disabled children, making it a space for everyone. Great job "Team Martina!" Makes me love her even more. Always a force for good!

Here's a quote off of Charlie Daniels Facebook page, No amount of house repair will fix a flawed foundation. Let's all make the day count. - Charlie Daniels (A bit of wisdom from the Fiddle Master himself.)


Please keep Hank Jr.'s Keyboard player Joey Huffman in your thoughts & prayers and give if you feel so inclined. I mentioned yesterday that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Here is the link. click here.

Most Recent Update on Randy Travis. Plus He Has A Great New Album!


I have to tell you it has been very difficult trying to find out information about Randy Travis health condition, so I can bring you up to date. Last we heard, Sammy Kershaw had tweeted that Randy had caught pneumonia while in the rehab facility after leaving the hospital. The latest, I've heard is that he is back home in Texas. Can't say for sure how true this is, but I will continue to dig and find out what I can. But one thing we do know for sure is that he has an incredible new album out.. He recorded the tracks for Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am before his illness. The covers album honors some of Travis' musical heroes like Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard and George Jones and also features a duet with Joe Nichols on "Tonight I'm Playing Possum," a tribute to George Jones. But Merle Haggard is the most represented singer with 8 cuts influenced by or recorded by him at some point. Continue to keep Randy in your prayers and hopefully we'll be seeing him soon.


We continue today with our Drive Thru Lunch at noon and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Randy's Bistro in Porterville. Plus we'll take you requests and dedications.


And at 2:25 today, we wrap up our celebration of the 1980 movie soundtrack to Urban Cowboy with Johnny Lee's "Looking for Love" as our KJUG Classic Cut of The Day! Have an awesome Friday and a super weekend! Kindly keep it Country! ~Rose 


Get Your Kleenex Ready! Kellie Pickler With An Emotional Performance on GMA Yesterday to Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Ok everyone get your Kleenex ready! Kellie Pickler helped spread the message of early detection with an emotional performance of ‘Someone Somewhere Tonight’ on ‘Good Morning America yesterday morning as she helped GMA kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Her husband Kyle Jacobs joined her on stage, while best friend and breast cancer survivor Summer Holt Miller watched from the audience. Last year you remember Kellie shaved her head in support of her BFF. ‘Someone Somewhere Tonight’ can be interpreted in so many ways, but there was little doubt that this version was meant for Kellie’s BFF Summer Miller. As she finished, Kellie’s voice cracked and then she broke down, running to hug her longtime friend. The two shared “I love you's” before the segment ended. Be looking for this song on Kellie Pickler’s upcoming album ‘The Woman I Am,’ which will be in stores Nov. 12th. Too see her performance, check out the video! ~Rose

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Today we unveil our 14FT KJUG Jug in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Photo's to follow! We will also talk to KSEE 24's Stefani Booroojian, who kicked off Buddy Check on KSEE 24 years ago. She is a huge supporter and advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness all year round and a good friend of mine.


We've got your Drive Thru Lunch at 12 noon and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Randy's Bistro in Porterville. And we'll take all your requests and dedications.


Then at 2:25pm we continue with our tribute to the Soundtrack of the 1980 movie Urban Cowboy. We'll play a cut from the #1 soundtrack this afternoon as your KJUG Classic Cut Of The day.

You Don't Tug On Superman's Cape, You Don't Spit In The Wind & You Don't Steal Willie Nelson's Armadillo!



Some people are just plain disgusting, but just like Toby Keith sang, "I'll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again," this armadillo thief will be singing her own sad song when this is all said & done. First of all, you just don't steal. But more importantly, you don't steal from Willie Nelson!

There are plenty of clues & pictures, a lead on the suspect's name and her possible partner, and witnesses. Also gathering on the horizon: a posse of angry Willie Nelson fans and an big reward. Ol' Dillo as Willie Nelson calls him is a stuffed armadillo which has become a mascot for the band for the last 3 years and belongs to a member of Willie Nelson's stage crew. It was stolen after Nelson's Sept. 19 show.

According to the theater manager, he says, "We now are clear as to what the perpetrator looks like," he said. "We're going to close this thing up right and get that armadillo back to Mr. Nelson."

You can bet Willie & his crew are going to get Ol' Dillo back. Check the video of the whole theft going down. ~Rose


Don't forget we have the Drive Thru Lunch and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville, plus we'll take you requests and dedications at noon.

And today at 2:25pm we have another KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day.



If You Won The Powerball, Do You Think You Would Wish For Your Old Life Back?


'The drama is nonstop': Powerball winner 'Wild' Willie wants his old life back!

“Wild” Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week’s $400 million Powerball pot in South Carolina: Run. “Just disappear,” he said, speaking from his own experience. “Get lost while you still can.”

After Willie and 15 co-workers from Ocean County's vehicle maintenance garage shared part of an even bigger Powerball jackpot last month, $450 million, the "Ocean's 16" celebrated their win at a press conference where Willie stole the show with a long beard, tinted shades and a battered straw hat. “We are very happy, happy, happy,” he said to hoots and hollers from the crowd. “I’m going to continue to watch NASCAR races on Sunday. Maybe I’ll be at a log cabin on multiple acres of land.” Remember this guy now?

After his TODAY show appearance, a bunch of long-lost relatives, beggars and what felt like every reality TV producer in the country. “I pulled a .357 magnum on the last fellow who came walking up the driveway,” he said. That seemed to work, but the phone won’t stop ringing. National Geographic, A&E, Ryan Seacrest Productions — Seeley said he’s heard from them all.

“They put me in the National Enquirer, next to Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. I mean I ain’t into all that.”

Knowing just a bit of what "Wild Willie" has been through, would you want your old life back or would you try to find a way to enjoy the cash and be quiet about it? I'd find a way to be quiet about it and change my phone numbers. LOL, just a thought. What would you do? ~Rose


Don't forget we have the Drive Thru Lunch at noon taking your requests and dedications plus a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville.




Nothing infuriates me more than someone who takes advantage of babies, the elderly and animals! Check out this story and how a family dog just may have saved a child's life.

Just so you know, when I heard about this story, I was so mad I was fuming. Who says animals don't know if people are crooked. I believe that they are sensitive if people are sad, sick or upset. So why wouldn't they be able to sniff out an abuser? This is such a great story about a family pet that would get very protective over this young baby boy whenever the babysitter would come in. Glad the parents paid attention to their dog, because it turned out that baby sitter was evil. Check out the video. Moral to this story, pay attention to what your pets are saying, even if it is meowing or barking! They are trying to tell you something. ~Rose

My Dog's Wagger was installed wrong!

My doggies are happy and are always wagging their tails. But one day I noticed that Bella's tail was wagging up and down and not side to side like most dogs. Have you noticed which way your dog's tail wags? I just thought this was so strange that I did a video of it for you to see.  It's hilarious! If your dog's tail wags north and south instead of east and west, let me know, because right now I think Bella is the only dog in the world who's tail is like that. Plus I had to introduce my babies to you too! ~Rose


We've got your Drive Thru Lunch with a chance for you to win lunch for two from Kirkman's VIP Pizza in Exeter and we'll be taking your requests and dedications as well. Then at 2:25pm it's your KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day with a suggestion for some Dolly today. Be listening to see what song it is.


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
! 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)