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JOE AT BOOZE BROTHERS


Join Joe Jacobs out at Booze Brothers on Friday, February 6th, from 4-5p for your chance to get VIP CABIN FEVER TICKETS!! Stop by and get registered to win while Joe broadcasts live in Seneca!

KAYLEE AT GUITARS ROCK N' COUNTRY


Kaylee Cole will be broadcasting live from GUITARS on West 7th street in Joplin on Saturday, February 7th, from 8-10p! No cover and happy hour til 9p and long neck specials til 10p!

BRETT AT BUFFALO RUN CASINO


Join Brett James on Friday, February 6th, from 6-8p at BUFFALO RUN CASINO! Warm up, get your tickets for ALL upcoming shows, and enter the Friday Night Slot Tournament!

Listen to Win Tickets to these Shows at Buffalo Run!


February 21st - Keith Anderson - KIX Cabin Fever Concert
March 14th - Ronnie Milsap

Local News

Joplin Launching Adult Dodgeball League


As Joplin's parks and recreation director, Chris Cotten has helped bring professional baseball and semi-pro soccer to town.  Now he's introducing something new: dodgeball.

"Dodgeball made a pretty big comeback when the "Dodgeball" movie came out (2004), and it's been very successful in the past, and this is just another offering to the public so adults have

MO Lawmaker Trying Again with Voter ID Law


Another year, another debate on whether photo ID should be required to vote in Missouri. State Representative Tony Dugger's proposal not only requires an ID from people wanting to vote, but also requires the state's license offices to provide the necessary ID to those who don't already have it.

"I am 100% sure that voter impersonation fraud is taking place

Joplin Chamber Seeks "Golden Apple" Nominees


An annual tradition continues this year, as the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce prepares to honor local teachers. Kari Beasley tells News Talk KZRG they're looking for nominees for what's called the "Golden Apple" award:

"Those are the Chamber's annual awards that recognize excellence in the teaching profession... teachers who have exhibited over the years

Galena Man Found Guilty of Child Sex Crimes


A Cherokee County jury today found Timothy Russell Frobish, 24, of Galena, guilty of multiple child sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
 
Frobish was found guilty of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of attempted rape, one count of criminal threat, three counts of endangering a child, one count of possession of a synthetic cannabinoid

Gov. Nixon Touts New Joplin Company, Unemployment Numbers




Missouri Governor Jay Nixon welcomed a new business to Joplin today (1/30/15). Cook Portable Warehouses gave the Governor and local leaders a tour of their new facilities on Central City Road. Nixon says their decision to come to Joplin is just a small sign of how Missouri is doing economically.

"Today's celebration reflects a growth we're seeing in every corner of the state. The latest

United Way Hosts Lunch for Supporters


Area companies that supported the United Way of Southwest Missouri Southeast Kansas during the past year were invited to a luncheon as a thank you from the organization. The companies donated more than a million dollars during the year's campaign by holding fundraisers throughout the year. The United Way's Leslie Harris tells News Talk KZRG about one of them.

"United Way In Your

Crosslines of Joplin is Moving


Crosslines of Joplin will be moving into a new building this spring. The non-profit that helps Joplin area churches will be moving to 320 South School. Crosslines executive director Kathy Lewis tells News Talk KZRG about their new home.

"We've been looking at that location, and we actually looked at a lot of different locations. We looked at the old Coca Cola building, we looked a lot

Schweich Visits Joplin Airport on Gubernatorial Campaign Stop


Now there are two Republicans running for Missouri Governor next year. Auditor Tom Schweich made his campaign official on a stop at the Joplin Regional Airport this afternoon (1/29/15). He tells News Talk KZRG he wants to clean up corruption in Jefferson City, and promote economic prosperity:

"You can't get anything else done if the system is corrupt. So first you eliminate the

St. Mary's Fifth Graders Volunteer at RMH


It's Catholic Schools Week. This year local schools are celebrating by serving others. Fifth graders from St. Mary's are volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House Thursday morning by preparing food, stuffing goody bags, and creating centerpieces for the dining area. It's a tradition Emily Lone has held in her classroom for the past six years. She tells News Talk KZRG her students

Two Joplin Burglars Caught In The Act


Two suspects were caught in the act of burglarizing a home at 524 South Club Avenue around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Rusty Rives tells News Talk KZRG what happened.

" A witness was watching people break out the window of a residence, then enter the residence and leave carrying items."

They didn't get far. 34-year-old Branda Edwards and 31-year-old Matthew Woolridge

Sidewalk Work On 15th Street Could Take Out Trees


Some people who live on 15th Street in Joplin aren't happy with a plan to build new sidewalks in their neighborhood and take out some trees, too. The City is using a grant from the State of Missouri to make sidewalks in compliance with the Americans With Disabilites Act. They're also planning to remove some trees to fit the sidewalks. Cynthia Campbell, who lives in the area, tells News Talk KZRG residents recently found trees with pink ribbons--meaning they're marked for removal.

"You don't go around and make a big show of planting brand new trees to replace those taken by the tornado and take what is arguably the prettiest street in town and cut down their healthy remaining living trees."

Dan Johnson, a civil engineer for the City of Joplin, tells News Talk KZRG the City won't be taking down healthy trees.  "We're not going to take any healthy trees out.  If the tree will be able to survive and it's in a location with this project so that it's not in any danger, we'll be leaving it."

The project will be paid for through a state grant, but the City has until the end of June to finish the work.

Joplin Tornado Zone TIF Will Be With Us For Years


The tax increment financing district, or TIF, in Joplin's tornado zone is going to be with us a while...even though the master developer that recommended creating the TIF apparently isn't. Joplin City Manger Sam Anselm tells News Talk KZRG the legalities surrounding the TIF.

"That TIF is still in place and will continue to be so by state law untl the debt is paid off.  The maximum life span for any TIF is 23 years.  We're projecting at this point that by 2026 or 2027 we'll be able to pay the debt off on that TIF."

Master developer Wallace Bajjali recommended the TIF as a way to get money for redevelopment of Joplin after the May 2011 tornado.

Anselm adds that the TIF is performing above expectations, thanks to businesses that have rebuilt in the tornado zone.

COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
Aldean, Dierks and FGL Kick Off the Super Bowl One Night Early
Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line kicked off the Super Bowl festivities during CBS Radio's The Night Before concert last night (Jan. 31) in Phoenix. Before the show, FGL, Bentley and some famous pals got in a little "super bowling" of their own. Looks like Tyler Hubbard came out on top. Which is... Read more »
How to Throw a Game-Day Party Like an NFL Wife
Get More: VH1 News Jessie James Decker, wife of New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker and co-host of CMT's Redneck Island, knows how to throw the best parties in a snap. And if you’re freaking out about what to make for the big game, don’t worry because she has you covered. Decker shares her... Read more »
Songs to Get You Pumped for Your Super Bowl Party
With all the tension leading up the Patriots-Seahawks showdown, it’s easy to lose sight of what Super Bowl Sunday is all about — the parties! Chips, dips, wings, rings and, of course, ice cold beer. That’s all that really matters! So pull on your team’s jersey, apply the face paint and turn up these country... Read more »
Country Stars Take on the Super Bowl
We’ve been waiting all season for Sunday’s (Feb. 1) Super Bowl showdown, and country’s biggest stars are no exception. Dierks Bentley is in his hometown of Phoenix for Saturday’s (Jan. 31) concert with Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean at US Airways Center, and CMT’s Cody Alan will be partying Sunday with Big & Rich... Read more »
Newcomer Mickey Guyton's Story Behind the Song
Newcomer Mickey Guyton is off to a strong start with her debut single, “Better Than You Left Me.” With no less than 79 radio stations adding it to their playlists during its first week of release, the track has already climbed to No. 45 on Billboard’s country airplay chart. If that bit of trivia doesn’t... Read more »
Eric Church Tops Song Chart With "Talladega"
Eric Church’s “Talladega” rolls into the winner’s circle this week on Billboard’s country airplay chart. It took the song 19 weeks to get there. And Sam Hunt’s Montevallo holds on for the second consecutive week as the No. 1 country album. The collection has sold 273,603 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan’s count. The week’s highest-debuting... Read more »