More MLK History with Kevin Begley!
Our historically challenged afternoon DJ, Kevin Begley, failed miserably once again during our weekly bit "History Lessons with Kevin Begley" today. Well, we thought we'd give him one more shot, in hopes that some of Dr. Martin Luther King's message hasn't been lost on our pizza loving pal.
Help Big Jim & Anna find an Astrologer!
Way back in the day, when Big Jim was growing up, he remembered his mom listening to an astrologer on the radio named the "'Cosmic Muffin'' - Darrell Martinie. The guy was a legend, and spent three decades dispensing advice on radio stations in Boston and nationwide.
Well.... Big Jim & Anna would like to find their very own "Cosmic Muffin" type of character for their show. Are you a fun, wacky astrologer who'd be great on the air? If not, do you know someone who is?
If so, watch the video, an
Help decipher Anna's dream!
Poor Anna Zap had a terrible night of sleep, thanks to a nightmare that she needs help figuring out.
To find out what this kooky dream was all about, check out the video and email your thoughts & suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday, Big Jim & Anna have an after show meeting with program director Keith Dakin to get yelled at and be told what we're doing wrong (turns out, it's usually everything!)
Anyway, today was a "very special" meeting, because it was "ratings day" for the radio station.
How'd we do?
Would Big Jim & Anna lose their jobs?
And WHY is Anna Zap dressed like a Bumble Bee?
The New Trend in Portland
Earlier today, a photo popped up in Big Jim's twitter feed that featured a HORRIFYING photo of an apparent new piercing known as "The Front Porch" and it's like the "hot new thing" in Portland, OR.
Anyway, seeing as the photo is quite jarring to look at, Big Jim decided to take it around the office to get some reactions from fellow co-workers.
Office Golden Globe Speeches
Wether it was the fact that it's not as serious an awards show as The Oscars, or that the booze was flowing in copious amounts, it didn't seem like anyone had any kind of prepared speech during las night's Golden Globe Awards show.
So that said, if some of the Star 99.9 Staff were put on the spot the same way, Big Jim & Anna wanted to find out who'd be the first person that they thanked if THEY won a Golden Globe.
Anna vs Oyster Crackers
In an effort to promote the big ChowdaFest event at Webster Bank Arena on 2-2-14 (get info and tickets at chowdafest.org) Big Jim & Anna will be holding "Souper Fridays" over the next few weeks leading up to the event. They'll also be doing some dumb bits, too, like seeing how many Oyster Crackers Anna can stuff in her maw without actually choking to death!
An apology from Big Jim
Big Jim has been accused of "ruining The Bachelor" because he talked on-air about something he read on some dumb blog that's named the winner of recent seasons with uncanny accuracy.
This has made more than quite a few listeners VERY angry, so, Big Jim's here to issue an apology of sorts.
Anna vs Banana
On Wednesday morning's show, a listener called in to tell Big Jim that "it sounds like you're saying The Big Jim & BANANA show."
After feeling self conscious about being a mush mouth, Big Jim thought aloud "Y'know, maybe having an actual banana as a co-host wouldn't be such a bad idea."
So, in an effort to put the wheels in motion, Jim & Anna headed over to the Westfield CT Post Mall in Milford to see if more people knew Anna over an actual Banana!
A look at Big Jim & Anna's office
Ever wondered what the office of Big Jim & Anna looked like? (it's ok to say you haven't, trust us) Well, now you can with this latest edition of ":60 behind the scenes!"