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Monday, 24 September 2018 10:40

OKTOBERFEST 2018!

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Festmaster Mike Keil and Maple Leaf Parade Marshal Neil Duresky stopped in this morning to spread gemütlichkeit!

Here's some must-see events of Oktoberfest! You can find a full schedule HERE

Thursday:

Craft Beer Night at the Northside Festgrounds 5-8p BUY TIX HERE

Torchlight Parade - Northside of La Crosse 7pm

 

Friday:

Official Z93 Pre-Tapping Party at Brothers! 6-10 am

Tapping of the Golden Keg - Southside Festgrounds - Opening Ceremony at 11am

Live Glockenspiel! Ballzer is performing with Heart of La Crosse at 4pm

Good For Gary, - Southside Festgrounds - 9:30-midnight   Good for Gary is Minnesota’s premier Dance Band with a set list taken directly from the top 40 charts, GOOD FOR GARY is not afraid to focus on today’s hit music covering the perfect mix of hip-hop pop, dance, and R&B.

German Dinner - Northside Festgrounds 5-7 pm BUY TIX HERE

 

Saturday:

YMCA Maple Leaf Run/Walk 7 am

Maple Leaf Parade - Northside through Downtown La Crosse 10am

 

 

Sunday:

 

Monday, 24 September 2018 07:47

GETTING THIS OFF MY CHEST

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Needing to get this off my chest...

If you watched this season of America's Got Talent, then you definitely know who Michael Ketterer is.  The pediatric mental health nurse who adopted 5 children with his wife and sang his heart out week after week.  The final episode, we saw video messages from families who thanked him for changing their children's lives by helping them because of the amazing man he is.  I cried every time he took the stage because I thought...the world needs more people like Michael Ketterer.  I know I'm not alone.

Over the weekend, a story broke that this same man was arrested a day after the finals for domestic violence.  He and his wife had gotten into a fight at the hotel in Hollywood and he was arrested.  They both said it was a misunderstanding, and she didn't want to press charges.  Here's a link to the full story.  I saw the story over the weekend, and normally stories like this make me shake my head and I think...that's awful.  But this one really hurt me.  I thought...no...this can't possibly be the same guy.  Not Michael Ketterer.  Not the guy we fell in love with every single week.  The guy with all the kids he adopted, who helps children at the hospital.  Nope.  In fact...I couldn't even post the story to our Z93 Facebook.  That's how sad I was.  Weird, huh?  Not sure why it got to me like that, but it did!

So, this morning we talked about it on the air.  And somewhere in my sharing of this story I said, "We don't know what happened.  Ya know, fame does crazy things to people...maybe he cracked under the pressure."  I said that because I was hoping this was a one time situation that caused him to go temporarily insane and make a terrible decision to possibly abuse his wife.  TWO THINGS.  1- That does not make it ok.  But I was so wrapped up in the fact that I couldn't believe this was the same guy that I loved so much, that I didn't say that out loud.  Mistake on my part.  I should have said that.  2- We don't know what happened in that hotel room.  The only people that know are Michael and his wife. 

So, because of my lack of follow through in my statement, it was brought to my attention by a listener that I was making excuses for domestic violence abusers.  WHOA!!!  I certainly don't want people to think that, so I have to get it off my chest.  I did not mean that fame was an excuse to abuse his wife.  OF COURSE IT'S NOT OK!  IT'S NEVER OK!  I was trying to think of a possible scenario as to why it could have happened because it seemed so completely out of character for this guy.  But she was right.  There is no excuse.  In no way would I ever say it's ok to abuse someone and I'm so sorry if it did not come across that way on the radio.  That's why I had to set it straight. 

I pray that the two of them can figure this out because the fact of the matter is...they have 6 children to care for.  That is what matters most.  

~Brittany Styles

Thursday, 20 September 2018 08:15

MIRACLE AT VITERBO DANCE MARATHON

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Join Viterbo University's Miracle at Viterbo Club for their fourth annual Dance Marathon Event. Viterbo is one of many college campuses nationwide to participate in this service event which raises money for their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. 100% of the funds we raise stay right here in the La Crosse area. We dance for 7 hours straight without sleeping, sitting, or drinking caffeine to symbolically show our support for the strong and courageous kids who never get a break from their childhood illnesses. Cost to get into the event is $10 and this goes directly to our fundraising goal. Games, music, snacks, inspirational stories, and speakers will all be included at our event. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of dancing fun and a great cause!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO, REGISTRATION, AND TO DONATE ONLINE

CLICK HERE FOR THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 07:47

#TrendyTuesday #AmazonGoisgettingcloser

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Amazon brought their cashierless store Go to Chicago. They've had a couple locations in Seattle but this is the first one outside of Seattle. Two of the Seattle stores have grocery essentials but this store in Chicago will only have Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks.

According to Amazon's website:

"How does Amazon Go work?
Our checkout-free shopping experience is made possible by the same types of technologies used in self-driving cars: computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning. Our Just Walk Out Technology automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When you’re done shopping, you can just leave the store. A little later, we’ll send you a receipt and charge your Amazon account."

Learn more about the store HERE!

If I'm being honest, it kind of creeps me out, but I still want to check it next time I'm in Chicago!

~Ballzer

Monday, 17 September 2018 11:23

MARK JEWELLERS DIAMOND DASH WINNERS!

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Congratulations to our Mark Jewellers Diamond Dash 2018 winners - Team Rachel and Tevor for high score and Team Trahan, Marissa and Tony, won the random drawing. Each team grabbed a gorgeous $5,000 diamond ring from Mark Jewellers! 

Big thanks to all the awesome Dashers, Brothers for hosting, Toppers for the delicious post-dash eats, and of course the Mark Jewellers team for all the awesomeness!

 

Friday, 14 September 2018 07:04

ED SHEERAN SUITE EXPERIENCE

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Z93 is sending you and a friend to see Ed Sheeran at U.S. Bank Stadium in a suite! Saturday, October 20 you're hopping on our luxury bus up to the cities for an incredible experience. Grab your smartphone and head to Brothers, The Library, and The Wedding Tree in Downtown La Crosse for information on how to enter. Once you're at a location, CLICK HERE to enter!

We'll draw a winner from each location so you have 3 chances to win the Ed Sheeran Suite Experience! 

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 08:32

17 YEARS AGO TODAY...

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Where were you 17 years ago when our nation was attacked?  We're sure you know exactly where you were and exactly what you were doing.  We will never forget that day, we will never forget all of the lives that were lost, and we will never forget the feeling of complete helplessness.  This morning we had someone ask us for the tribute that Z93's Jen O put together on that tragic day of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven."  This woman is a teacher, and she has played this tribute for her middle school class every year since 9/11/01.  She went to reach for her CD today and for some reason, she couldn't find it.  So, we sent it to her and it reminded us yet again...we will never forget.

 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:57

#TrendyTuesday #buttcomfort #science

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Ikea is teaming up with a few others to create a custom gaming chair. They're working on stools that have a 3D printed one of a kind pad created from a scan of your butt!

Check out the full story HERE

 

Friday, 07 September 2018 09:12

Z93 MORNING BUZZ OKTOBERFEST BREAKFAST!

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rsz friday september 28th 6am 2

E-I-E-I-E-I-O!

We hope you're ready!  We'll see you Friday, September 28th at Brother's Bar for the official pre-tapping party with the Z93 Morning Buzz!

We'll have the Jim Busta Polka Band (they are the OFFICIAL OKTOBERFEST POLKA BAND and it's a party because of them)!  Party goes from 6am-10am!

Get there early to score an Oktoberfest koozie and T-Shirt!  There will be Breakfast, Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosas, Kraut Eating and Stein Holding Contests for prizes, and more!

Friday, 07 September 2018 08:01

ELVIS EXPLOSION IS THIS WEEKEND!

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Elvis Explosion is this weekend at the La Crosse Center with 5 shows:

Friday at 7 p.m.

Saturday at 2:30 and 7

Gospel Show Sunday morning at 10a

Finals are Sunday at 1p.m.

MORE INFO HERE

BUY TICKETS AT THE BOX OFFICE OR HERE

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