Recent Blog Posts

Our Staff’s Favorite Christmas Songs

December 18, 2014

Choosing your favorite Christmas song of all time can be a difficult decision to make. Every year, new artists record their versions of holiday favorites. Having recently heard Katy Perry’s cover of “White Christmas,” I pray this attempt doesn’t top your list. If it does, go hang your head in yuletide shame. Here is a… read more


12 Days of Christmas : December 18th

December 17, 2014

Wednesday’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” winner was Jane B., from Rough N Ready. Jane will be receiving a beautiful holiday centerpiece from Foothill Flowers. Mark, and his staff, invite you to stop in and check out all of their great deals on holiday arrangements and wreaths. They are open all weekend long through the holidays…. read more


Local Schools Spreading Cheer On Star 94FM

December 16, 2014

First off, congratulation Barbara Laplant of Nevada City! Just before noon today, Deana Martinez pulled Barbara’s name from our entry box at Paco’s Tacos in Grass Valley. A $25 gift certificate is graciously being donated from our friends at Paco’s. Tomorrow, be sure to get down to Foothill Flowers, in Grass Valley, before 10A.M. I… read more


12 Days of Christmas : Dec 16th

December 15, 2014

Our “Twelve Days of Christmas” contest is halfway over. This morning I announced our sixth winner from House of Print & Copy in Grass Valley. Cheryl, from Grass Valley, scored a $25 gift certificate. She now joins Robyn, Gina, Sherri, Tom and Allie as twelve day winners. Tomorrow, Deana Martinez will draw Tuesday’s winner from… read more


12 Days of Christmas : Dec 15th

December 12, 2014

Congratulations to Allie from Grass Valley! Allie was our final “12 Days of Christmas” winner for the week.  She won a $25 gift certificate to IHOP restaurant. Before Monday, make sure to get into House of Print & Copy, in Grass Valley, for a shot at being our next winner. I’ll be announcing the winning… read more


12 Days of Christmas : Dec 12th

December 11, 2014

Congratulation to Tom, from Meadow Vista, for being Thursday’s “12 Days of Christmas” winner. Tom scored a $25 gift certificate from Elegant Salvage in Chicago Park. If you’re needing gift ideas, stop into to Elegant Salvage and say hello to the owner Jeri. They’ve got a great inventory of furniture, antiques, art and other beautiful… read more


12 Days of Christmas : Thurs December 11th

December 10, 2014

Congratulations to Cherri from Grass Valley! Cherri won a $25 gift certificate this morning from the Wooden Spoon in Grass Valley, and now joins Gina and Robin as this year’s “12 Days of Christmas” winners so far. Thursday’s entry location is at Elegant Salvage, in Chicago Park. At some point tomorrow, depending on the weather,… read more


There’s A Storm On The Horizon

December 9, 2014

A Pacific winter storm that meteorologists are comparing to the 2008 system is due to bring heavy winds and several inches of rain and snow to the area in a little more than 24 hours. The storm is predicted to last about 48 hours, and forecasters are saying between 3-5 inches of rain, and as… read more


12 Days of Christmas : December 9th

December 8, 2014

This afternoon, my co-host Deana Martinez drew the name of our first winner of our 12 Days of Christmas contest. Congratulations to Robin Youngmen of Grass Valley. Robin picked up a $50 certificate. For Tuesday, make your way down to Williams Stationary in downtown Grass Valley before 10A.M. for a chance to be our second… read more


Deep-Fried Eggnog Shots

December 5, 2014

My wife and I were discussing making something sweet, and out-of-the-norm, this weekend. Being huge fans of eggnog, rum and Christmas, we decided to give this a shot. The recipe is below for those interested.   http://www.ohbiteit.com/2014/12/deep-fried-eggnogglazed-with-rum.html


Mother Nature Said “What Up!”

December 4, 2014

One of the most intense storm cells I’ve ever witnessed passed through Placer County yesterday. I arrived home from work Wednesday afternoon around 3:30P.M., to a completely flooded driveway, backyard and car port. One minute I was in the safe confines of my automobile, the heater set at about 70 degrees, and in musical bliss… read more


More Places To Enter 12 Days of Christmas!

December 3, 2014

Monday morning (Dec 8) we start pulling names from our “12 Days of Christmas” entry boxes. Thanks to our latest sponsors, Williams’ Stationary and Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley, you’ll never be far from one of our entry boxes while you shop downtown for the holidays. Make the rounds, and enter at as many locations… read more


Let’s Ring Some Bells

December 2, 2014

The time has come once again to throw on a jacket and gloves, and head over to the Safeway parking lot in Grass Valley for the annual Star 94FM / Salvation Army bell ringing day. From 10:00A.M. to 6:00P.M., be sure to find us in front of the Safeway store in Grass Valley, where we’ll… read more


Let The Christmas Tunes Begin!

December 1, 2014

As I was passing the McKnight on ramp this morning on my way into town from Auburn, I flipped on Star 94FM and my mood instantly improved. Over the weekend, our station officially began blending your favorite Christmas music into our already kick ass variety. It was a version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” that… read more



November 25, 2014

For those of you who get annoyed by Christmas chatter prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, let me apologize. We are now just three days away from kicking off our 12 Days of Christmas contest. From Friday, November 28th, through Tuesday, December 23rd, enter at one of our 14 participating area stores for a chance to… read more



November 24, 2014

If you had a chance to visit the Reno / Sparks Convention Center this past weekend, you probably witnessed an awful lot of freak flag waving going on. My daughter and I drove up Saturday morning through 80 mile per hour winds and heavy rainfall over Donner Summit. It was our first time at a… read more


Over The Hill And Through The Woods To Comic Con We Go

November 21, 2014

The doors to the 2014 Reno Comic Con are now open. For anyone who is heading to the Reno / Sparks Convention Center tomorrow for Wizard World, you might want to get an early start. Heavy rain is expected in the early morning hours, which will no doubt slow your commute down. The daytime high… read more


No Time To Waste

November 20, 2014

My wife and I don’t have a to-do list at the moment, it’s more like a to-do scroll. This weekend my wife’s family is traveling down from Twin Falls, Idaho. They are coming early for the Thanksgiving holiday, and spending a night with us on their way to the Bay Area. If everyone makes the… read more


Did You Catch Michael Rooker This Morning?

November 19, 2014

We got a hold of him! After a failed attempt on Tuesday, at 8:20 this morning, Deana and I had the good fortune of chatting with actor Michael Rooker. Rooker was a regular on the popular A&E program “The Walking Dead.” Most recently, he played Yondu Udonta, the blue-skinned, space pirate in Guardians of the… read more


Comic Con Countdown : 3 Days

November 18, 2014

The countdown to Reno Comic Con is officially at three days and seven hours…but whose keeping track. Starting this Friday, at 10A.M., the doors to the Reno/Sparks Convention Center will open to the 2014 Reno Comic Con. My daughter, wife and I, will attempt to out run a predicted storm system that is expected to… read more