**I sound like Andy Devine if try to stretch into the upper range of pitch… as in NEWStalk ninety-eight-point seven. Comes out like NeWWss Talk. I think it’s the RAGGggweed.
**Speaking of voice, I heard a young person in a band today doing a great job on Marty Robbins’ old hit “Big Iron ON His Hip” Several of those ole classics have been re-done.
**In the re-do department, I’m going to have to either buy some new headlight lenses or use a refurbishing kit on the existing ones. It’s too easy to out-run my lights, or miss spotting a lurking Kamakazie deer just off the road.
**Traffic note, in case you have missed my on-air alerts– there’s work on I-40 westbound in Roane County scheduled until the end of October, and it’ll be down to one lane. (per TDOT)
** Did anyone see the CNN piece on the Chinese government’s crackdown on Christian churches? It was in one particular city, nicknamed The Jerusalem Of China. As I have posted here earlier, the report documents how some churches have been razed, and members of another beaten for taking a stand against Chinese law officers. The church members (seen on a smuggled video) lost their fight to keep the Cross on top of the church, and it has been taken down. China has blacked out the reports in its country.
** And finally, the power of radio. I listened to a Blue Bell Ice Cream commercial today, and the jingle and voice-over took me back to a time when my dad and my uncles took turns on an ancient ice cream maker…turning the crank and pouring in the rock salt and ice. Just for a minute I was a burr-haircut kid asking if I could have a turn at the crank, and anticipating some vanilla heaven in a bowl. Thanks Blue Bell. And I think just sold me some ice cream!