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  • March 27, 2015
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Welcome to 96.9 The Rodeo

Northern Nevada told us they missed their favorite country from the 90s, so Reno Media Group is proud to debut its new 1990’s country station… 96.9 FM The Rodeo! Hear all the hits by Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Lonestar, Reba McEntire and more.


  • August 22, 2016
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The First Jobs of 24 Celebrities

Everybody starts somewhere.  Even the biggest celebrities started out working mundane, even crappy jobs.  We dug through some lists online, and came up with first jobs, early jobs, and / or side gigs of the rich and famous.    Here are 24 of our favorites:   1.  Brad Pitt . . . El Pollo Loco Chicken Mascot   2.  Megan Fox . . . Smoothie Maker, Banana Mascot   3.  “Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda . . . Slushee Machine Operator   4.  Madonna . . . Dunkin’ Donuts Cashier   5.  Rachel McAdams . . . McDonald’s   6.  Gwen
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  • August 22, 2016
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A 31-Year-Old Fugitive Has Been Hiding by Disguising Himself as an Old Man

I’m pretty sure it’s not a smart idea to steal your plans from the bad guys on “Scooby Doo”.  A 31-year-old guy named Shaun Miller from Hyannis, Massachusetts has been on the run from the cops since he was indicted on heroin trafficking charges in April.   And now we know WHY they haven’t caught him:  Shaun has been hiding in plain sight by disguising himself as an ELDERLY MAN.  Like, he’s been wearing a mask that had fake gray facial hair, aged skin, and liver spots whenever he leaves the house.   Unfortunately for Shaun, the cops figured out
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  • August 22, 2016
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A Family’s Dog Dies Shielding a Baby From a Fire

This story is tragic but also absolutely incredible.  A fire broke out at a house in Baltimore last week where a woman named Erika Poremski lives with her eight-month-old daughter Viviana.  And Erika couldn’t get upstairs to save her daughter because the smoke was so heavy.  She even burned herself trying.   But their dog Polo was upstairs, and he ran into the bedroom and shielded Viviana from the fire with his body.  Erika says he could’ve escaped, but he chose to stay behind and protect the baby instead.   By the time firefighters got upstairs, Viviana was still alive
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  • August 22, 2016
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A Woman Hits Four Cars and Flips a Mercedes During a Test Drive

This woman better hope that the whole “you break it, you buy it” policy isn’t true EVERYWHERE.  A woman went to a Mercedes dealership in Ballston, Virginia on Friday morning and took an SUV for a test drive.   And as she was pulling back into the dealership, for some reason she GUNNED it.  The SUV wound up FLIPPING over on its side and banging into four other cars.  Fortunately no one was hurt.   It doesn’t look like she’ll be facing any criminal charges, but we’re assuming she’ll be on the hook for all the damage she caused.  Also,
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  • August 22, 2016
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The Eight Most Comforting Sounds

A study just proved that our DJ’s voices are the second-most comforting sound in the world.  So you’re welcome.   The study found the eight most COMFORTING sounds in the world.  And remember, “comforting” doesn’t always mean “calming”, a lot of them are sounds that could make you nostalgic or remind you of feeling happy at home.   Check ’em out . . . 1.  Birds tweeting. 2.  The radio. 3.  The TV. 4.  Rain on the window. 5.  Silence. 6.  The shower running. 7.  Trains. 8.  Someone humming.   (FemaleFirst)


  • August 19, 2016
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A Cop Borrows a Little Kid’s Bike to Take Down a Criminal on the Run

You know how cops in the movies sometimes commandeer people’s cars to chase a criminal, and usually it just so happens to be a totally SWEET ride like a Ferrari?  This is the real-life version that’s somehow almost MORE badass.   A cop in Bamberg, Germany tried to pull over a 27-year-old drunk driver on a moped on Tuesday.  But the guy sped off, so the cop chased him until the guy went down a path that was big enough for his moped but not for the cop car.   So the cop got out, and immediately saw his answer:  A
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  • August 19, 2016
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The Hot Trend in Wisconsin Is Wedding Cakes Made Out of Cheese

So Wisconsin is really leaning into its stereotypes, huh?   Apparently the hot new trend in Wisconsin is wedding cakes made completely out of cheese.  Not cheesecake, like, wheels of cheddar and Swiss and other cheeses stacked on top of each other and decorated to look like real wedding cakes.   The cakes start at $65 and can cost as much as $550.   (Here’s a photo, and you can also check out more at Fromagination.com.)     (ABC 27 – Madison)


  • August 19, 2016
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A Woman and Her Seven Pit Bulls Are Attacked by a Vicious Cat?

That’s not how ANY of this is supposed to work.  A woman named Kyla Grover in Victoria, British Columbia was walking her seven pit bulls on Monday night, when suddenly an ANGRY CAT popped out of the bushes.   You’d think the cat wouldn’t mess with a human and seven big dogs, but not this cat.  It ATTACKED.  And the pit bulls just stood there barking and getting their leashes tangled while the cat got VICIOUS.   Kyla and one of her pit bulls had to go to the hospital for some serious cat bites and scratches.  The cat’s owner
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  • August 19, 2016
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Ten Weird Things People Have Done to Land a Job

A recent survey asked a bunch of hiring managers for the weirdest stunts people have pulled in job interviews to try and land a job.  Here’s the top ten:   1.  A guy showed up in a white limo and three-piece suit, but it was a mid-level position where the dress code was khakis and a button-down. 2.  Someone had their priest call and say to hire them. 3.  A guy had his wife make bars of lavender soap to say thanks for the interview. 4.  Someone asked the hiring manager if they wanted to share an ice cream cone.
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  • August 19, 2016
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A Baby Born Mid-Flight Will Get a Million Frequent Flyer Miles

A woman who was eight months pregnant went into labor in the middle of a nine-hour flight from Dubai to the Philippines on Sunday.  The airline was Cebu Pacific.   And their website says you can fly until you’re 34 weeks pregnant.  So about eight-and-a-half months, which seems kinda risky.   But luckily there were two nurses on board who helped deliver the baby, a little girl she named Haven.  And there was another mom on board who had baby clothes and other supplies in her bag.   The flight was diverted to an airport India in order to get them to
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