Archive for June, 2011

A great day!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

A new future was set in motion today for Wood County and the State of Ohio! A project that will have that kind of positive impact for the future, 50 to 100 years, opened their doors to the public, the new CSX Intermodal hub in N. Baltimore.

Here is a picture of Jackie in front of the Yard Dog that moves the containers around the yard!

This week’s show – Crosby Festival of the Arts

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Coming up this Saturday on A Firm Foundation is one of the top 2 or 3 summer events in N.W. Ohio, Crosby Festival of the Arts, live from Toledo Botanical Gardens.

N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts will be set up Saturday at 9:00 am. to bring you all the festival details, reports and interviews with 4 of the shows outstanding artists from around the U.S. Currently there are 230 different artists scheduled to participate, plus continuous live entertainment during festival hours on both Saturday and Sunday.

A Firm Foundation can be heard live at AM1470 WLQR, or a podcast is available at your pleasure by 11:00 am. Saturday at

Dog of the week – Chongo!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Poco’s feature dog of the week this week is Chongo, pictured here. Chongo’s size can be judged against the size of his dog license, and he enjoys being with other dogs his size at Pocos in Tiny Town. Check the Sentinel Tribune, for Thursday 6/23/11, for a feature story on page 2 about Pocos.

This week’s show – Wildwood Preserve 5K Run

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

The summer season is in full swing and A Firm Foundation will be at Wildwood Preserve this Saturday for the Annual 5K Run. Joining us will be Scott Carpenter of the Metro Parks, along with others to be announced. Also Melissa Shaner of Toledo Botanical Gardens will join us to talk about the Crosby Festival of the Arts coming up just a week later.

N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts will be on the front porch of the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve just off Central Avenue. The show starts at 9:00 am. on AM1470 WLQR, and will be podcast beginning at 11:00 am. at:

Our Pocos feature dog of the week this week is, Pepper. Pepper is a mut, and Pepper is a lover. Pepper like to lick, and Pepper always wants to get close so you can pet her. Pepper is always like this! Pepper and others can be viewed at:

Last week’s show – Buckeye Institute in Columbus

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Pictured with Rick and Jackie from last week’s show live from the studio is Mary McCleary, junior fellow at the Buckeye Institute in Columbus.

This week’s show – A show about Ohio

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

It has been quite a week for the new Pocos Playhouse is Bowling Green, two extreme days limited the dogs outside time, to their air conditioned suites and dognasium. See the picture below of this morning’s group, it’s hard to get them all to pose for a group photo.

This Saturday A Firm Foundation radio show will return to the studio on Arlington for a show about Ohio. Mary McCleary from the Buckeye Institute in Columbus is going to be live in studio to talk about State issues, just as a two-year budget is about to be approved this month.

We will take your calls at 1-866-720-1470 live or you can ask and listen, or you can e-mail us in advance at from our website. The show starts at 9:00 am. on AM1470 WLQR, and a podcast will be heard immediately at 11:00 am. at

Dog of the week – Zak!

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Our feature dog of the week at Pocos is Zak. Zak is a Springier Spaniel, Zak wore himself out on Wednesday playing with others and by mid-morning was laid out against the wall for the rest of the day. Be sure to visit to see how your pooch can enjoy a free visit to Pocos.

This week’s Show – Old West End Festival!

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

The first Saturday in June in Toledo, Ohio begins the neighborhood festival season, and it’s back to the Old West End Festival for their 40th edition and our 5th year to broadcast live from the front porch at Mansion View Inn on Collingwood.

The parade kicks off at 10:00 am. the Festival, home tours, and other events are both Saturday and Sunday. Tune into N.W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts, Rick and Jackie, on AM1470 WLQR and Ticket to your Community. We have a full lineup of guests that will join us on the front porch at Mansion View Inn beginning at 9:00 am.

And, check out to review all the services now available in Bowling Green at their new location at 320 W. Gypsy Ln. Rd. across from Walmart.

Last week’s trip – Dryer vents in Oxford!

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Last Saturday after our radio show we went to Oxford, Ohio to work on our college rentals, school is out and all the girls graduated. Each year we take time to orientate the girls on routine chores around the home like cleaning the dryer vent. As you can see by this picture the message is not getting through.