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Allen Co Fair (2)BEST FM 95.1 WAJI invites you to The Allen County Fun Fair July 28th through August 2nd! Enjoy all of the family activities, rides, games and more. Find out details HERE

#NoMoreBullies

ALL Kids have the right to feel SAFE…

That’s why BEST FM 95.1 WAJI and the dental office of Dr. Steven Ellinwood have teamed up for the #NoMoreBullies Campaign!

You can be a part of it, too!
Write “#NoMoreBullies” on your hand or a sign and take a selfie! Show how you are standing up to bullies. Post it to social media and be sure to use the hashtag “#NoMoreBullies”… Let’s ALL say No More Bullies in Northeast Indiana!

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Below is some information about bullying and what you can do about it…

WHAT IS BULLYING?

Bullying is when one kid or a group of kids hurts someone repeatedly with the words they say or the things they do. Some examples of bullying include:

  • Teasing or calling names
  • Leaving someone out of activities
  • Physically hurting someone like hitting, pushing, or kicking
  • Spreading rumors
  • Sending mean notes or emails
  • Making threats
  • Sometimes kids are bullied on the way to and from school or during school. Others might be bullied on the computer through email or websites.

WHY DO KIDS BULLY?

Kids bully other kids for many reasons. Sometimes kids don’t really like themselves, so they pick on others to feel better. It doesn’t matter how or where someone is bullied, bullying is just wrong. When someone is bullied, it can hurt for a very long time. Making kids feel bad about themselves or afraid is no laughing matter.

WHAT DO I DO IF I’M BEING BULLIED?

  • First, know that you are not alone. Many kids experience bullying.
  • Next, tell the bully (or bullies) that you want them to stop.
  • Then, if the bullying continues, ask an adult for help. You’ll need to tell an adult you trust like a parent or a teacher. Ask them to help you put together a plan of action to stop the bullying.
  • Practice what you might say or do if you are bullied again, using your plan of action.
  • Know that it can change! It may take a while for the bullying to stop, but stay strong and know that you are worth it.

DON’T BE A BYSTANDER!

WHAT CAN I DO IF I SEE SOMEONE BEING BULLIED?

  • First, imagine how you might feel if you were the one being bullied.
  • Refuse to join in.  Remember, bullying is wrong and it hurts.
  • Tell an adult you trust, like a parent or a teacher.
  • Be kind to the person who has been bullied by showing them you care

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BEST WEEK EVER: 07-31-15

Here’s our best from the work week ending on 07-31-15. We talked about Angie getting hit by a car, James traveling in a car, and Sid…well he didn’t have anything to do with cars this week.

Thank you for listening to us in the morning!


KRISTEN BELL REACHES OUT TO SICK GIRL

There’s a new honorary Princess of Arendelle thanks to Kristen Bell.

Kristen heard about a 6-year-old girl who was recently diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) – an inoperable brain tumor last month.  Bell got into full character for the young fan, congratulating her on being such a “good girl” and “so brave” — and that Anna’s sister (Queen Elsa) would love to make her an honorary princess.

Avery’s parents have been chronicling their daughter’s journey on Twitter with the hashtag #AveryStrong.  Huggman’s father, Brandon, posted the full video of his daughter’s reaction to YouTube.

 


Sid’s MAN SEGMENT

“MEN’S BIGGEST COMPLAINTS ABOUT WOMEN”

I’ve got a bunch of guy friends, and yes it’s true, every now and then we talk about the things that bother us in our relationships.  It’s not a daily discussion, but when one of us has a serious problem, we definitely discuss it.  After spending a lot of my life in relationships, I figure that I have a good grasp on what bothers men about the women we’re dating.  These are by no means in any particular order of importance.  Please enjoy this week’s Man Segment, “Men’s Biggest Complaints About Women.”  ~SID

YOU LIKE TO PLAY COY
If you like your new man, let him know.  If you don’t, let us go.  Men HATE playing games, especially when you pretend that you don’t care and secretly hope we chase you down.  Leave that game for teenagers.  We’re adults, let’s act that way.

YOU FIXATE ON WHAT WE’RE THINKING, WHEN YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING WHAT WE’RE DOING
You ask, “What are you thinking?” and we say, “Nothing.”  You figure that this HAS to be a lie, so you decide to cause an argument because “we’re not willing to communicate with you.” This is ludicrous!
Men are action oriented.  You don’t need to ask what we’re thinking, just watch what we’re doing.  If we’re not engaging you and could care less that you’re in the room…that’s a problem.  If we’re just staring off into space every now and then, RELAX.  We’re just being men, and sometimes we like to clear our head so we can take a break and recharge the batteries.

YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND AND/OR LIKE OUR NEED FOR ALONE TIME
This is usually wrapped around a hobby we have.  If your man is really into golf, shooting, or just playing darts, stop worrying.  If you pull us away from the things we need in order to recharge the batteries and get some sort of grounding in our life we’re going to resent you.  That will lead to bad things happening in the relationship.  Here’s a good lesson…if your man is doing something alone, it’s probably so he can decompress from his stressful situation and NOT because he’s planning to leave you.

YOU HAVE A COMPLICATED SET OF DOUBLE STANDARDS
We can write a book on this one, but I’ll make it really simple for you.  If we go out on a date and you offer to split the check, and if we let you, you hold it against us.  Another example…when you ask us “What do you want to do tonight?” you get mad that we haven’t taken charge of the situation.  It’s a very confusing set of double standards and antiquated rules that make it very difficult for us to know what we’re supposed to do.

YOU WANT US TO CHANGE, AND THEN LOSE RESPECT FOR US WHEN WE DO
It’s an interesting problem…when a man and a woman get together it is likely that he will have some hobbies, tendencies or habits that she doesn’t like.  Then, for whatever reason, somewhere down the road in the relationship you’ll tell us, “I wish you didn’t (insert hobby here).”  Talk about an irritating situation to have to deal with.

YOU SEE US AS PROJECTS YOU CAN “FIX”
This is a serious problem that women need to stop doing.  You meet us, like us, but want to change us.  This is a huge problem.  Imagine if we did this to you.  If we thought you were cute but a little over-weight.  We started dating you and then BOOM, we drop a huge diet on you.  I’m not sure there’s one girl out there that would be okay with a guy doing that to you.
Please, if you thinking of changing your man, think about how it would feel if he did it to you.  Not awesome….huh?

HOLLYWOOD HAS RUINED MEN FOR YOU
Here’s a news flash.  MEN ARE NOT LIKE the guys in Hollywood.  I know you’d like us to walk through a hail of gunfire and explosions an quite our job while fighting off 7 terrorists just so we can declare our love for you in front of a live broadcast on national news; BUT it’s a movie.  This stuff doesn’t happen.  Think of it this way…women know we watch adult films.  Just like you don’t want us thinking that’s the way it’s supposed to happen in the bedroom, it’s not the way we act in real life either.  They’re movies…NOT reality.  Please set the bar a little (lot) lower for us.

YOU’RE ALWAYS LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD
Women tend to think about the next major step in life.  Men tend to think about what their next meal is going to be.  It’s okay to ask the guy your with where the relationship is going, but asking every day/week or month is really upsetting.  If you’re really interested in knowing where the relationship is going, have a conversation ONCE with your man and have him give you a time frame.  For example:  “If everything goes the way we plan, when do you think we’ll get engaged?”  Make sure he gives you an answer, and more importantly, STICKS TO HIS ANSWER.  Don’t ask him about it, just keep quiet and do your best to make it happen.  The only time it would be acceptable to bring it up is if the date has come and gone and he’s made  no mention of it.  BUT, don’t mention it the day after his “deadline” has passed.  He may be planning to ask you to marry him and you could ruin it.  I would wait a month after the date passed so you’ve got a good buffer zone in there.

YOU USE YOUR EMOTIONS AS A WEAPON
You probably don’t mean to, but when you start sobbing like a lost little child when things go crazy, it really breaks our hearts….AND you usually win.  It’s a nasty trick that we definitely notice, but there’s nothing we can do about it or we sound insensitive.

 


BOBBI KRISTINA PASSES AWAY

 

All weekend we were hearing rumors that Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, passed away after spending several months in a coma.  Late yesterday all the big websites jumped in and confirmed the story.

Here’s a look at what’s being said about Bobbi Kristina’s death:
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT:  CLICK HERE
CNN:  CLICK HERE
TMZ:  CLICK HERE

The family released a statement, saying, “Bobbi Kristina was surrounded by family,” and “She is finally at peace in the arms of God.”

Bobbi Kristina was found submerged in her bathtub on January 31, and police believe she was underwater for anywhere between 2 and 5 minutes.  Paramedics were able to resuscitate her, but she was in a medically induced coma and placed on life support.  The family decided to end Bobbi’s suffering this weekend.

Bobbi Kristina’s mom, Whitney Houston, died from a drug overdose back in 2012 while sitting in a bathtub in the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.


 JAMES’ NEIGHBOR CALLS IN TO CLEAR THINGS UP

 

Earlier this week James told us that things haven’t gone so well between him and his neighbors.  He said that he ran into the guy’s girlfriend and tried to say hi.  He claims that she game him a “cold smile.”

It turns out that the girl James was speaking about was listening to the show and wanted to confront James about their meeting on-air.  She called Sid and set up the whole segment.  If you missed it, this is how it went:


THIS KID LOVES HOT DOGS


This kid absolutely fell in love with his hot dog at a baseball game earlier this week.  It’s pretty cute!

 

 


 

BEST WEEK EVER! 072415

A great week with finally some great weather! Here’s all from the BestFM Morning Show for the work week ending on 072415. You’ll hear Chris Brown news, Taylor Swift news, and news about a hole James put in Sid.

 

 

 


 

WHAT WOULD CHARLOTTE SAY?

Julie got to play “What Would Charlotte Say?” this morning for her chance to win tickets to see Kelly Clarkson.  Wait until you hear what Charlotte says a magician pulls out of their hat, what you yell out when you win BINGO, and more.  It’s worth the 4 minutes out of your day to put a smile on your face.  (Just click the play button on the left of the time bar below this.)

 

 



WHICH PICTURE DO YOU LIKE BETTER?

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The Best FM Morning Show finally got their picture taken for the website and it was also professionally photoshopped.  James (on the far right) has been dabbling in photo editing software and wanted the show to give him a chance to edit the photo on his own.  What you see above (on the top) is James’ attempt at editing.  What do YOU think?  Do you think the show should use the picture James edited, or the one that was done for us professionally (on the bottom)?

VOTING HAS ENDED

 

AND THE WINNER IS:

The professional photo we had edited grabbed 68% of your votes.  We have to thank you for helping us decide which picture is best to represent us on our webpage…even though that decision wasn’t that difficult.  However, it’s pretty shocking to know that 32% of you were okay with James’ picture.

Thanks to your votes James can now add “photoshop editor” to the list of obsessions he’s had that didn’t really pan out.  It’s got some company along with “realtor, community activist, mashup dj and hosting his own TV show.  The old John Wayne saying rings true…”If you fall off the horse, you just gotta get back on the saddle.”


 

Movie Madlibs

Here’s a look at today’s “Movie Madlib.”  Grab some friends and have them give you the words you need to fill in the movie plot.  Make sure you don’t tell them the name of the movie you’re doing…it’s fun to see their face when you read back what you’ve created.

We hope you have fun seeing how crazy you can make “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”

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Because of your generous support, BEST FM 95.1 WAJI together with you raised $130,000 for Riley Hospital For Children. Thank you!

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Our Story Project

Your story is an invaluable part of our story!

856 voices create 1 story for Northeast Indiana

The Our Story Project, spearheaded by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, discovered the unified voice for Northeast Indiana. Through consensus-driven workshops in all ten counties and an online version of the workshop, the project focused on defining the human personality of the region and then how to communicate that personality authentically.

Conclusions

  1. The region knows who it is regardless of where you live.
  2. The region knows who it’s not.
  3. The region wants to be bigger, bolder, and more assertive.
  4. Societal change is needed for a lasting legacy.
  5. The region has a compelling cause.
Messaging Platform
With the region’s personality defined, we identified what this “person” talks about. Dozens of key language themes were explored throughout the research and condensed into five master storylines. Together, these storylines create a cohesive messaging platform—infused with the region’s authentic personality—to focus the master narrative.

1. Time-Honored American Strength
As a region, we represent the best of what it truly means to be American. Since 1794, our tenacious drive to succeed is matched only by our unwavering resolve and strength.

2. Spirit of Collaboration
As a region, we know that the contribution of many trumps the success of the individual every time. We value our sense of team and family, creating partnerships and uniting for the common good.

3. Progressive Leadership
The pride and confidence of our region is rooted in our constant determination and creative ability to adapt. As leaders, we move forward despite opposition, to persevere and advance our community.

4. Uphold and Embrace
We endeavor to progress while respecting our heritage. Likewise, we aspire to leave a legacy for future generations, by strengthening our community through a spirit of inclusiveness.

5. Big-Hearted Hospitality
As a region, our friendliness and hospitality are a guiding force for how visitors perceive us. We welcome visitors with an easy-going smile and a welcoming hand.

Download the Results

Download the full Our Story Project results, complete with messaging examples, and a condensed version of the results with users’ guide.

Interested in participating in an Our Story Project training workshop? Let us know!

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Andy Grammer 6-7-14

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Andy Grammer came back to visit and kick off his 2014 Tour with 95.1 BEST-FM at Jefferson Pointe!

Scroll down to see performance videos… event pictures… and the MEET-N-GREET photos!

 

Andy Grammer performs “Keep Your Head Up”!

Andy Grammer performs “Back Home”!

 

Here are some of the pictures…

 

Check out the Meet-N-Greet photos with Andy Grammer…

Upcoming Concerts

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Here is a list of upcoming concerts:

 

July 30th, 2015       Kelly Clarkson w/Eric Hutchinson/Pentatonix at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville

July 31st, 2015         ONE DIRECTION at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

August 1st, 2015      Kid Rock with Foreigner at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville

August 4th, 2015     Diana Krall at the Embassy theatre in Fort Wayne

January 29, 2015     Janet Jackson at Bankers Life Fieldhosue in Indianapolis