Recent Blog Posts

Unhealthy Air This Weekend

September 19, 2014

Before I take off today, I wanted to remind everyone that health advisories are still in effect for Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Plumas and El Dorado counties. The King fire, which continues to burn east of Placerville, has sent smoke as far as southern Idaho. The fire remains just 10 percent contained and is approaching 80,000… read more


The King Fire : Arson Suspect In Custody

September 18, 2014

According to the The Dorado Sheriff’s Department, a 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately setting the massive King fire burning in the foothills east of Sacramento. Wayne Huntsman is currently being held on $10-million bail for suspicion of arson. The King fire has burned more than 70,000 acres, and is costing an… read more


Time For A Rain Dance

September 17, 2014

We received both good, and bad, fire-related news this morning prior to going on the air on Star 94FM. Firefighters were able to get a stranglehold on the Dog Bar fire overnight, and were in mop up stages by 6A.M. this morning with 90 percent containment. The fire crews did a great job managing the… read more


More Smoke : No Relief Anytime Soon

September 16, 2014

As I pulled into the KNCO parking lot this morning at 5:20A.M., it was obvious that today was going to be best spent in doors. There are currently 11 fires burning throughout the state of California. From south of Los Angeles to the Oregon boarder, these blazes continue to be fueled by drought conditions and… read more


A Smokey Start To The Work Week

September 15, 2014

Smoke from two local fires burning within 70 miles of one another is blanketing Grass Valley and surrounding communities today. The more serious fire, which is being called the Pollock Pines fire, is now being aided by winds and continues to present challenges to area firefighters. Burning approximately 15 miles East of Placerville, the Pollock… read more


13 Years Post 911

September 11, 2014

Deana and I began the morning show today with a moment of silence for the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11th attacks. This number includes the 347 firefighters that were killed in the process of carrying out rescue efforts. More than 1100 victims in Manhattan still remain unidentified to this day. In my 16… read more


Summer Is Slipping Away

September 9, 2014

A clear cut indication Fall is approaching happened to me on Sunday when the propane tank for my barbeque spit out its final vapors and died five minutes into some cheeseburgers. Here we are, already into the final two weeks of Summer. I’m getting mixed feelings from co-workers and friends concerning the arrival of Autumn… read more


The NFL : Why Do I Torture Myself?

September 8, 2014

It was a strange week one in the NFL. Being a devout fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, I often wonder why I torture myself like I do. I can only thank my daughter and wife for putting up with me during eagles games. At halftime on Sunday, my eagles were losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars… read more


The Worst Weekend To Be Broke

September 5, 2014

What isn’t happening in Nevada County this weekend? The weekend kicks off with Bear River Bruins and Nevada Union High School football. You can catch the Bear River game on Star 94FM at 7:15P.M., while Nevada Union’s game will be broadcast on KNCO at the same time. Good luck to both schools! Legacy Productions begins… read more


Take Me Out To The Ball Game

September 3, 2014

As I was score checking this morning at 6:20A.M.–prior to our sports report with Tom Fitzsimmons–I suddenly developed a hankering for a stadium hot dog, a cold beer and a Bay Area trip. I haven’t been to a single professional baseball game this year, and the last time I took my daughter was 2012. Hoping… read more


The Circus Is Coming!

September 2, 2014

This is a great week to pay particular attention to the seven o’clock hour on the morning buzz. Sue Legate joined Deana and I on the phone this morning to talk about Legacy Production’s upcoming string of “Barefoot In The Park” performances at the Nevada Theater beginning this weekend. We wrapped Tuesday’s show up by… read more


Until Tuesday : Have Fun, Be Safe

August 29, 2014

The Labor Day weekend is just about upon us, so remember to have a good time and use common sense. The coming three day weekend will bring with it the usual over indulgence of food, alcohol and other party favors. DUI check points will be set up throughout the county until midnight on Monday, so… read more


Labor Day on Star 94FM

August 28, 2014

I really had the feeling this morning was going to be the day we awarded our Galaxy Club winning key tag holder $183. Once again, the nine minute and thirty second window passed without a call. It would be great to reward a listener before the Labor Day weekend. Be listening tomorrow around 7:45A.M. for… read more


Back To The FM Tomorrow

August 26, 2014

For those who may have noticed (all three of you), I’ve been absent from the Morning Buzz for the past couple of days. This was due to the fact that I have been filling in for Tom Fitzsimmons, on our sister station, while he’s been away on vacation. Thanks to Eric Gould for getting down… read more


I Can Shower Again!

August 25, 2014

My weekend was interesting. It began Friday night with my daughter and I completing the Ice Bucket Challenge for A.L.S. Thanks again to Deana for that; it was actually quite refreshing. I just might start dumping a bucket of cold water over my head every Friday night, until Winter of course. Saturday, the drains in… read more


Ice Bucket Double Whammy!

August 22, 2014

I got tagged! The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Ice Bucket Challenge was issued to me last night by my morning show co-host (and former friend) Deana Martinez. Yesterday my 12-year-old daughter London was challenged by a classmate. So, at some point today before the 24 hour time period expires, the two of us will handle our… read more


Bring On The BrewFest!

August 21, 2014

Music in the Mountains are presenting their annual brewfest at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 3-6:30P.M. If you’ve never attended, you’re missing out on sampling some of the regions tastiest beers and ciders. For those of you attending for the first time, let this five-time tasting veteran offer you some advise. First :… read more


Time For A Signal Run. You Can Help Us!

August 19, 2014

An assignment was handed down from our new General Manager Don Langford to Deana Martinez and I this week. Over the course of the next couple of days, Deana and I will be driving throughout the foothills of Nevada County tracking our FM signal for strength and coverage area. From North San Juan to Penn… read more


One Of My Best Days

August 18, 2014

As I knelt over my bbq preparing burgers in China Cove (at Donner Lake) on Sunday, I watched my wife and daughter as they floated on rafts, splashing and laughing and enjoying the summer sun. I thought to myself how grateful I am that I have two such beautiful, pleasant people in my life to… read more


Adventure Time!

August 14, 2014

If you’ve been tuned into the morning show regularly, you’ve probably heard me talking to Deana about how I have virtually spent no time outdoors locally this summer. Well that changes tomorrow. My daughter London, wife Amelia, dog Babs and I are hitting the open road tomorrow afternoon. Destination…Virginia City, Nevada. It appears I am… read more