Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – April 9th, 2014
Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here’s what you missed: Happy birthday to the original Playboy, 3-D day, police quack the case, and more!
Congratulations to Straight Up George Strait contest winners! Beverly Casteel of Lufkin, John Wilson of Lufkin and Patti Hand of Nacogdoches. Each win a pair of tickets to the sold-out farewell show in Arlington! We’re not done, go to www.kicks105.com and sign up for your chance to win.
National Cherish An Antique Day
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
Jenkins Ear Day
Winston Churchill Day
3-D Movie Day – The year was 1953. Warner Brothers, the first of the major Hollywood studios to introduce 3-D motion pictures, chose this day to premiere The House of Wax at the Paramount Theatre in New York City.
1926 – Hugh Hefner  – publisher: Playboy magazine
1932 – Carl Perkins (Carl Lee Perkings) – singer: Blue Suede Shoes, Your True Love, Honey Don’t, Pink Pedal Pushers, Shine Shine, Cotton Top, Restless; inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987; died Jan 19, 1998
1953 – Singer/songwriter Hal Ketchum is born in Greenwich, New York. He joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1994 on the back of such melodic singles as “Small Town Saturday Night,” “Past The Point Of Rescue” and “Sure Love”
1954 – Dennis Quaid  – actor: Dragonheart, Wyatt Earp, Postcards from the Edge, Everybody’s All-American, The Right Stuff, Jaws 3, The Long Riders, Breaking Away, September 30, 1955, Switchback, Frequency,Traffic; songwriter, actor: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, Tough Enough, The Big Easy; brother of actor Randy Quaid
1990 – Kristen Stewart  Twilight movies
It Was Fowl Play Says Policeman Who Quacked the Case
Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman’s home quickly quacked the case.
A North Reading woman called police Saturday from her upstairs bedroom to report that she heard loud banging noises downstairs and feared someone had broken into her home. Officers responded and upon investigating found no sign of a break-in. But during a quick search of the home, police found the culprit, a soot-covered wood duck.
Police say it appears the duck got in through the chimney.
An officer caught the duck and released it into a nearby pond.
Teacher of the Day
Danny Bragg at West Sabine High School is our teacher of the day. Mr. Bragg teaches special ed and he coaches…. http://t.co/GZVksKqtJb
— Kicks 105 (@kicks105) April 9, 2014
Our Man In Nashville – Jimmy Carter
WWE Statement: "Shocked & deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. "
— Jimmy Carter (@askjimmycarter) April 9, 2014