Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:25

CODY'S MEDICAL FUND

A listener's cousing was in an awful automobile accident Sunday, March 11 and is in critical condition in Eau Claire. He’s got severe brain trauma, a collapsed lung, broken ribs, and other internal injuries. At this time between time off work and traveling to the hospital they are already falling behind.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE and HERE FOR THE NEWS STORY

CODY

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 13:09

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS!

 Zeus McClurkin from the Harlem Globetrotters stopped in this morning to show us some sweet moves! He's coming back with the rest of the Globetrotters to play at the La Crosse Center:

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS TO SEE THEM AT LA CROSSE CENTER APRIL 3RD!

Check out our interview with Zeus:

Zeus McClurkin forWeb

 

FOLLOW ZEUS HERE: TWITTER INSTAGRAM

Zeus McClurkin's bio:

Zeus McClurkin is a testament to not giving up or letting obstacles get in the way of achieving one’s dreams.

He was cut from every basketball team he tried out for from seventh grade through tenth grade, but he kept pushing and finally made his high school team his junior and senior seasons. He played his first couple of years of college ball at a Division II program, but the departure of the head coach left Zeus on the outside looking in. Undeterred, he enrolled at North Carolina A&T State University, and he made the basketball team as a walk-on, beating out 30 other hopefuls in the process. Zeus earned an undergraduate degree in business management at North Carolina A&T and then a master’s degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University, based in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Zeus is also a Guinness World Records® record-holder. On Nov. 17, 2016, he set the mark for the most basketball slam dunks in one minute, with 16. To give you an idea of just how challenging that was, Zeus could only dunk one ball at a time and was required to run back across the free throw line before each attempt. Zeus also set a new record for the most bounced three-pointers in one minute, with 5.

Zeus is known for his fun personality and crazy trick shots from places like Ohio State and the Mall of America, which have been featured on ESPN. Since joining the Globetrotters, he’s also transcended language barriers with appearances on popular Spanish-language television shows like Univision’s “Republica Deportiva,” and Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Dia.”

He has accomplished all of this while dealing with exercise-induced asthma, a narrowing of the airways in the lungs that is triggered by strenuous exercise. To this day, Zeus carries an inhaler with him.

Zeus was introduced to basketball by his older brother, Robert, and cites his brother as the most influential person in his athletic career. “I fell in love with basketball because of my brother’s passion for the sport,” explains Zeus. “I wanted to be just like him, and to this day, I still can’t beat him one-on-one.”

An extremely versatile athlete, Zeus was on the swim team growing up and also played football, tennis, baseball and soccer (“The best athletes in the world today are playing soccer,” he says). He also played volleyball and would have loved to have played professional beach volleyball and represent the U.S. in the Olympics.

Zeus has this piece of advice for young athletes: “Be coachable. Be the player that the coach never has to worry about and can depend on when called upon. I have played a lot of minutes over players that were more talented than me, simply because I was coachable and understood what the strategy and philosophy was for each team on which I played.”

 

Keep scrollin' to check out the Globetrotters' video!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 07:24

#TrendyTuesday #GoodSamaritanDay

NATIONAL GOOD SAMARITAN DAY

Here's the lowdown from National Day Calendar:

National Good Samaritan Day is observed on March 13th.  This day is also known as Good Samaritan Involvement Day. This is a day for unselfish actions to help those in need and to celebrate kindness.

The term “good Samaritan” comes from the Bible parable where a Samaritan helped a stranger who had been robbed and beaten and left to die by the side of the road.  The Samaritan not only cleaned the man’s wounds and clothed him, but took him to an inn where he paid for the man’s care.

The term is used today to describe those who perform acts of kindness for those in need, especially those who are strangers.

 

Here's the crazy part, though. Apparently, this day was started in honor of the death of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese who was murdered near her home on March 13, 1964, in New York City. For Miss Genovese, had just one good Samaritan stepped forward that night, she may be alive today.  Her killer was interrupted two times, each interruption witnessed by neighbors or passersby, but no one called the police. After his third and successful attempt, one person called, but it was too late for Miss Genovese. This event also helped lead to the creation of the nation's 911 system!

What an emotional roller coaster!

Either way, be nice to people. Today and every other day ;)

 

Livewell Chiropractic and Wellness is now in their new location! Check them out at their new address, 1802 WI-16, with more parking and easier access in the Bluffside Commons Building on HWY 16 and Gillette St.

Friday, 09 March 2018 09:05

ST. PAT'S KEGS AND EGGS AT THE CHARMANT

We'll be live from The Charmant in downtown La Crosse to kick off St. Patrick's Day at 10am before the Irishfest Parade steps off at noon.

Corned beef and hash special for breakfast, Corned beef and cabbage for brunch, and they''ll have Green Surly Hell Lager starting at 6:30 a.m.

We'll have an Irish Jig-off and Irish Spelling Bee to win Charmant gift cards!

The Irish Dancers from Amanda's Academy of Dance will also be there for multiple performances, too!

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 06:10

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. We've come a long way and of course still have a way to go. International Women's Day always makes me think about how lucky we are to live where we do. There are still a lot of places in the world where women aren't able to do what I am here, right now. I am part of a morning show that is two women, in a building where more than half of our middle management is female. I don't think of it that way very often, but that's the truth and it's pretty awesome.

~Ballzer

Check out the official #IWD site HERE!

There's a lot of rad events in the Coulee Region to celebrate today, here's some:

League of Women's Voters -Voter Registration

International Women's Day Celebration with women from many countries speaking about their ecperiences

Kinstone Women's Circle

International Women's Day Celebration and Style Show

Women Inspiring Women - Rochester

Drumming Circle at Franciscan Spirituality Center

 

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 06:43

#TrendyTuesday #OregonTrail

Oregon Trail has come out in a few forms over the years but Target definitely upped the nostalgia factor with their exclusive handheld version! You have to insert a floppy disk to start the game, it takes batteries and the graphics are amazingly simple like the original. And don't worry, you can still hope the characters you named after frenemies get dysentery ;)

CHECK OUT THE GAME PLAY VIDEO AND MORE INFO HERE!

Monday, 05 March 2018 07:15

#LaCrosseFitExpo with #BillyBlanks

Thanks to everyone that came out to the La Crosse Fit Expo on Sunday! We had such a blast with you all and the Billy Blanks workout was awesome! Thanks to all of the fabulous vendors that came to teach us more as well <3

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Steph and Tammy

Billy and Brit

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The Second in a Series of Community Conversations
A Dad's Perspective will be a presentation including 2 panels; fathers who are experiencing or have experienced life with a loved one struggling with addictions; and a resource panel sharing available community services and how to access them.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
Radisson Center
300 S. 2nd St. La Crosse, WI
(Parking available in Radisson Hotel Lot)

For more information contact:
Coulee Council on Addictions at 608-784-4177
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Sponsors:
Compassionate Community Faith Allliance
Coulee Council on Addictions
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
La Crosse Community Foundation
Mental Health Coalition of The Greater La Crosse Area
National Alliance on Mental Illness

Live stream of the event available at mwfbroadcasting.com provided by Mid-West Family Broadcasting

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 08:07

#TRENDYTUESDAY #CAMILACABELLO #HAVANA

If Camila Cabello's "Havana" with Young Thug seems to be everywhere, that's because it is. A huge song that now reached another milestone to become the first first song led by a woman to top the Pop, Rythmic, and Adult Pop charts. Among all acts, "Havana" is just the ninth song to have hit No. 1 on the Pop Songs, Rhythmic Songs and Adult Pop Songs airplay charts (over the 22 years that all three lists have coexisted). Here's a chronological recap:

"One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, 1995-96
"Livin' La Vida Loca," Ricky Martin, 1999
"Mirrors," Justin Timberlake, 2013
"Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell, 2013
"Happy," Pharrell Williams, 2014
"All of Me," John Legend, 2014
"Am I Wrong," Nico & Vinz, 2014
"Uptown Funk!," Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2015
"Havana," Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug, 2017-18

CHECK OUT MORE DETAILS FROM BILLBOARD HERE

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 07:25

PRE-GAME WITH BILLY BLANKS!

Billy Blanks, the creator of Tae Bo, is coming to La Crosse Fit Expo this Sunday! The Morning Buzz got a chance to check in with him about what to expect:

Get your advance tickets to the Billy Blanks workout and workshop for just $20 HERE