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The Ballad of Keith Heat

about 8 days ago

It's, uh, WORLD PREMIERE time at 97.9 as the zoo crew unveils a hot new banger from rising artist and visionary Keith Heat - who in no way, shape or form coerced us into playing his song*. Big Thanks to Ray Longbow & our friends at Ray Longbow Mitsubishi, Mini, Tesla of RidgeRock for offering to get us a new life-size cardboard cutout. Shout-out Only Pros Staging & Lighting! Shout-out water! *portions of this episode description written under duress 97.9 The Rat Race #31 Featuring: Ben Roy (Donny D), Beth Hoyt (Tara), Chris Marrs (Animal) & Matt Braunger (Keith Heat) Written By: Ben Roy Audio Designed & Directed by: Evan Nix Created by: Ben Roy & Chris Marrs See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The Ultimate Roastmaster

2/15/2021

It's our annual 97.9 Post-Holidaze Weigh-in! To add to our tradition of old fashioned vicious good-natured ribbing, we've brought on celebrity expert and author of "The Ultimate Roastmaster" herself, Rachel Tracy! (Note to Ms. Tracy's attorneys: we have received your letter and will respond once the iSMILEYFACEaudio corporate attorneys have...
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We're live with comedians, podcasters and twins, Randy & Jason Sklar! Plus, we have some fun with the help of our pals at D.N.Yay Genealogy Centers and see just how "twins" the boys really are! Catch the Sklars all week at Honkerz Comedy Club (27 shows) or on one of...
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Join us this morning as we broadcast live from The Crowne Park Shopping Center for the grand reopening of All That Slithers Is Gold Reptile Store. Big thanks to everyone that stopped by and won themselves a free Beta Fish. Pop on over! (UPDATE: Sheila was found at approximately 1:3...
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It's the annual 97.9 Holiday "Lots to Drop for Tots Drop" giveaway! Our favorite time of year! Tara & Brad play Santa & Mrs. Claus this morning, dropping our incredible gift bags to the Metro Area's neediest families. Big thanks to our AMAZING sponsors for their spirit of giving, loading...
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10/26/2020

Today is "This Or That" day in the 97.9 studio! Listen as the gang plays this classic station favorite. The folks at Wisconsin Classic Meat Co.'s legal team would like our listeners to know that the unfortunate regulator mishap has now been corrected and the FDA is saying that all...
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10/12/2020

Enjoy this sneak peek of the talk the 97.9 crew gave to students attending Metro State University's Stone Phillips School Of Digital Media. #GibbuteBand #RIPNotSoLuckyLadyPassengers See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Tara and the 97.9 crew welcome Birdie Allison to the show for an enlightening and shockingly accurate Tarot Card reading. If you'd like to witness Birdie's awesome power firsthand, visit her website www.birdiestarsandwax.com and use the promo code "979DonnyD" to get 20% off your first Tarot Reading, Astrological Sign analysis...
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