Category Archives: Tony Gates Morning Show Blogs

REO Speedwagon appears on Netflix’s ‘Ozark’

If you’re using the quarantine to binge Season 3 of the Netflix show Ozark, you might have caught an appearance by classic rockers REO Speedwagon. The band makes an appearance in the episode “Kevin Cronin Was Here”, named for lead singer Kevin Cronin – apparently a big fan of the show who said “The family will be snuggling…MORE

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts perform “The Light Of Day” separately

A little social distancing isn’t going to keep Joan Jett & The Blackhearts from rocking out. The band tore through a performance of “The Light Of Day” on MSNBC’s Morning Joe – which each band member performing from their own home. It remains to be seen if the pandemic will affect Jett’s upcoming ‘Stadium Tour’ with Motley…MORE

The Stafford’s are picking up meal tabs for first responders and medical workers

Matthew and Kelly Stafford are picking up tabs to help feed first responders and medical workers around Michigan as they continue to fight COVID-19 on the front-lines. The news accompanied a Kelly Stafford IG post announcing that she and her Detroit Lions quarterback husband are paying for meals this week in Royal Oak, Michigan.  …MORE

Shoppers buying abnormal amounts penis-shaped pasta

You’d get over it, right? According to the Manchester Evening News, the coronavirus is having a severe effect on the pasta supply in the U.K. so consumers are improvising. Yes, they’re buying penis-shaped pasta. People have to eat. We’d certainly get over it if this was the only option. Would you buy a box?MORE

MLB delays Opening Day until ‘at least’ mid-May

Major League Baseball officials have decided to push back opening day until “at least” the middle of May. Making the announcement late Monday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the decision was reached during a conference call with officials from all 30 teams. The new timeline comes after league officials originally postponed the start of the…MORE

Hot dog champ Joey Chestnut sets Big Mac eating record

Joey Chestnut, the professional eater who’s won Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest 12 times, has branched out to show his eating skills extend beyond just wieners. Chestnut on Thursday captured a new world record by scarfing down 32 McDonald’s Big Macs in less than an hour. As he chowed down on the burgers —…MORE

Colleges propose playing March Madness games in empty stadiums

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to ramp up in the U.S., a number of colleges scheduled to participate in the upcoming March Madness tournament have come up with a way to protect their players from accidental exposure: By playing this year’s games in empty stadiums. “There should be a serious discussion about holding competitions without…MORE

Hurricanes turn to zamboni driver as emergency goalie

After losing their goalies James Reimer and Petr Mrazek to injuries Saturday, the Carolina Hurricanes turned to Zamboni driver David Ayres to give the team a 6-3 upset over Toronto. The 42-year-old ex-junior goalie is the oldest fill-in goalie to win his very first NHL game. Should Ayres story be made into a movie?MORE