Archive for May, 2010

This week’s show – 5/29

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Get ready for the first holiday weekend of summer 2010!

Here on A Firm Foundation Memorial Day means Memorial Day Run at Central Joint Fire District firehouse just south of Bowling Green.  Our traditional location now for 5 years running.

Lt. Sue Gavron will be our feature guest from CJFD,  as we talk about volunteers and their dedication to this important mission.   CJFD covers a stretch of I-75 so the potential exists for many types of hazards and events.
Also joining us on the show is Sean Brennan of Jim Palmer Excavating here in Bowling Green.   Jim Palmer Excavating continues to be this area’s top excavation company in spite of a slow economy,  things break,  and Jim Palmer is there to fix them!

The show begins at 9:00 am. on  AM1470  “Ticket to your Community”. For those of you not in the area this weekend a podcast will be available about noon at:

From last week’s show — Boating!

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Pictured with Rick and Jackie from last week’s show at West Marine are Cory Hartman, ODNR, Jim Sommers, Larry Boyer, Ed Fairchild, all from the Toledo Power Squadron. Thanks to all for a great boating show!

This week’s show – 5/22

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Dear Friends and Family

This Saturday A Firm Foundation kicks off the 2010 boating season with our annual show with the Toledo Power Squadron.  The show will originate live from West Marine in Pt. Place on Summit St.

Featured guest will be Cpt. Jim Sommers of the Power Squadron,  Cpt. Jim was national educator of the year just a couple of years ago.   Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard will discuss Great Lakes Boating and International rules.   Representatives from ODNR will talk about boating on inland lakes, rivers,  and streams.

In recent years there has been a surge in personal watercraft,  like waverunners,  many of the accidents in recent years involved inexperienced people operating these types of watercraft.

The show starts at 9:00 am. on  AM1470  and can be heard on podcast anytime after noon, at type foundation in the search bar!

Energy Star open house,  Sunday June 6th,  1:30 to 4:00

Friday, May 21st, 2010

613 Jacqueline Place

The location is 613 Jacqueline Place.  Come out and see what Energy Star savings is all about!

Actual gas budgets:

– 624 Jacqueline Place   $59.00 mo.

– 621 Jacqueline Place  $57.00 mo.

– 617 Jacqueline Place  $66.00 mo.

From last week’s show – residential security

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Pictured with Rick and Jackie from last week’s show on residential security, are John Smythe, owner of Habitec Security, and Bill Romp, senior security advisor at Habitec.

This week’s show – 5/15

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Dear Friends and Family

Crime rates in the area are up,  burglary,  home invasions, personal attacks on the elderly,  what are you doing to prevent yourself from becoming a victim?    This Saturday A Firm Foundation Radio show teams up with Habitec Security in Toledo to offer up some positive steps you can take in your home to deter criminals.

Featured guests on the program will be John Smythe,  owner of Habitec,  and Bill Romp,  senior security advisor at Habitec.

The show starts at 9:00 am. on  AM1470 the ticket,  and a podcast will be available to listen at your convenience about noon,  just go to:

Last week’s show at Sherwin WIlliams in BG

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Last weeks program with Brian Miller, manager at the Sherwin Williams store in Bowling Green, pictured here with Rick and Jackie, spent a great deal of time talking about all kinds of decorative painting in your home. In the background you can see the new selection area that all Sherwin Williams stores are putting in their stores to better serve the customers.

This week’s show – 5/8

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Pictured with Rick and Jackie from last week’s show about foreclosures is Bowling Green attorney and the last word on local legal issues, Mike Marsh.

Dear Friends and Family

This Saturday on A Firm Foundation,  it’s springtime and it’s the beginning of the painting season.   Jackie already has 3 big faux painting jobs under her belt this year,  the two most recent are now featured on our website, under latest construction news,  <>.

Faux painting is now the latest way to express your creative abilities in decorating.   Best part about faux painting is,  if you don’t like it,  you can paint over it,  and try something different.    What I don’t like about it,  is it is tedious.

A Firm Foundation will originate this Saturday beginning at 9:00 am.  live from the Bowling Green Sherwin Williams store on S. Main St. in Bowling Green.    Brian Miller will be our feature guest along with others,    AM1470  Ticket to your Community,  or podcast at:  <>    type foundation in the search bar,  anytime after noon . .  .

No rest for Jackie . . .

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Jackie spends her weekends lending her talents to the company, in the new house almost finished, she has demonstrated two different techniques of faux painting, picture #1 is sponge painting over a neutral background, and picture #2 is more tedious trowel on paint, with a light brown glaze to highlight the 3-demensional texture, difficult to capture in a photograph . . .

This week’s show – 5/1

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Dear Friends and Family

This Saturday,  the first Saturday of the new month of May,  will be an outstanding edition of A Firm Foundation.   We will be joined live in studio with our good friend Mike Marsh,  with another edition of the,  last word,   when Mike issues a decision in Wood County,  if you disagree your only option at that point is to go to court.

We plan on covering a wide range of topics with Mike,  but will concentrate of the new foreclosure crisis,  for the last 4 years each successive year gets worse?   Go figure.

Mike attends nearly every Sheriffs sale representing someone.   As Mike mentioned several months ago,  we have never in our lifetime seen declining property values like now.   If someone bought a property in the last 5 or 6 years with a 30 year mortgage,  chances are they are underwater in their mortgage.   We will discuss the Dold crisis,  bankruptcy, vetting a contractor, and purchasing a foreclosure.

Pictured with Rick and Jackie is Mike Messaros from Wood County Hospital on last weeks show.

The show starts at 9:00 am. live on   AM1470.  The show can be heard after 12:00 pm. in it’s entirety on <>  type “Foundation” in the  search bar.