Archive for January, 2012

This week’s show – Tux and Gown

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Dust of the tux, get out the formal, Saturday night is the premier social event of the year in Bowling Green, the Annual Chamber Ball, live from the Bowen Thompson Student Union at B.G.S.U.

And when you are at B.G.S.U. who better to have as a feature guest than the new University President, Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey. Tuesday in the State of the Union we heard the order go out to contain college costs and that will be one of many topics we plan on discussing with Dr. Mazey.

Tune in at 9:00 am on AM1470 WLQR or for your convenience there is a podcast available at

Also on the program will be updates from the Chamber about all the activities from 2011 and what’s coming up in 2012.

Today marks the 34th anniversary of the Blizzard of ‘78, winter is all down hill from here!

Last week’s show – Tax season

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Pictured with Rick and Jackie from last week’s show about real estate taxes is Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez, and her chief number cruncher Peter Rancatore.

This week’s show – Real Estate Taxes

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Real estate tax duplicates are out for first half real estate taxes. Saturday on A Firm Foundation we will be joined live in the studio with Lucas County Auditor, Anita Lopez.

We will be discussing property values, paying your taxes, (remember, not receiving a duplicate, does not excuse you from not paying on time). Anita will weigh in on foreclosures, tax appeals procedures, levy changes to your tax charges, and many other things relating to local taxes.

The show can be heard live at 9:00 am. on AM1470 WLQR, and a podcast is available after 11:00 am. at

A few weeks from completion!

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Our new house on Jacqueline Place is only a few weeks from completion, the drywall finishers are working inside, then the painters will be in! Attached is a picture of the living center with the drywall hung.

This week’s show – The Realtors Ball

Friday, January 13th, 2012

This Saturday January 14 is the annual Realtors Ball here in Wood County. The second biggest social event of the year in Bowling Green can usually count on some of the worst weather of the year, but this year, who can remember a nicer stretch of January weather on record?

A Firm Foundation is pleased to welcome a national guest to the program on Saturday, Daren Blomquist, Director of Communications for RealtyTrac, the nations leader in online marketplace of foreclosed properties, plus analysis and data about other real estate issues across the U. S. A wise man once said, “there are no secrets in real estate”, Realtytract takes that truth to a new level of information sharing.

The show begins at 9:00 am. on AM1470 WLQR, and a podcast is available after 11:00 am. at

Great progress has been made on the new house under construction at 605 Jacqueline Place, the outside is all finished and inside the drywall is up and things are beginning to take shape!

Last week’s show – In the bank!

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Pictured with Jackie from last week’s show at Genoa Bank is long time banker, Bill Verboski, branch manager at the Rossford branch and recently retired Mayor of Rossford.

This week’s show – Kicking off year 13!

Friday, January 6th, 2012

This Saturday January 7, 2012 A Firm Foundation kicks off another year on the radio. By February we will begin our 13th year on local talk radio.

We kick off at Genoa Bank branch in Perrysburg, joining us will be Mark Carr, and others to talk about $$$$. In the feature segment will be Gary Rieman, owner of Rieman Construction. Gary is a professional remodeler and we are going to talk about a variety of home improvements you may want to consider, if your house needs some updating.

Specifically with our friends from Genoa Bank we are going to talk about having good credit. What is it? Just a credit score or a whole lot more? How do you improve your credit history?

The show starts at 9:00 am. live on AM1470 WLQR, the Ticket.

For your convenience a podcast can be heard after 11:00 am. at

Today’s picture – a corner of the house

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Today’s picture is a corner in the new house we are constructing at 605 Jacqueline Place. You can see the insulation in place, the caulking lines between the framing members, part of the Energy Star requirements for infiltration, and the insulation baffles against the roof, (proper vents) to maintain air flow above the attic insulation. The house is fully ready for the drywall.