Archive for June, 2012

This week’s show – From sea to shining sea!

Friday, June 29th, 2012

This Saturday it’s back to the studio to interview guests from across the country. Joining us first up will be Kraig Kann, formerly feature host at Golf Channel, Kraig was recently in Toledo for media day at the Jamie Farr Classic. Kraig is now Director of Communications for the LPGA and will talk about all the different players that will be in Toledo this August for the Farr Classic.

Just after 9:30 we will conference call with Andy Caldwell, radio host, writer, and director of COLABbin the central valley of California. On the conference call from New Jersey will be Patricia Powell. Patricia is the owner of Powell Financial Group and is a frequent Fox New Contributor on financial and economic news. Both guests are coming to Toledo and Bowling Green for the 2012 Radio Economic Summit, July 19, 20, and 21. This conference call will preview their visit and some of the topics we plan on covering while they are here in N. W. Ohio.

Join us live beginning at 9:00 am. on AM1470 WLQR or listen on line beginning at 11:00 am. at

Last week’s show – Visiting artists

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Pictured from last week’s show with Rick is Toledo Botantical Gardens director Karen Ranney-Wolkins and Preston Scott one of the visiting artists. Preston opened last week’s show with live Aboriginal music on his didjeridoos.

Material on the job, erection next!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Digging another basement on Jacqueline Place

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

When you build between two houses all the dirt gets trucked away, no rock on this basement.

This week’s show – Crosby Festival of the Arts

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

This weekend it’s the best summer festival of the year, the Crosby Festival of the Arts, live at the Toledo Botanical Gardens. Tune into A Firm Foundation early Saturday, 9:00 to 11:00 am. for interviews with at least 4 of the top artists in the show, plus other important information about the weekend.

The Arts Festival is both Saturday and Sunday and the weather looks perfect. Along with over 220 artists on display there will be live entertainment for the whole family. There is also a free air conditioned shuttle from the Walmart parking lot at the corner of Central and Holland Sylvania which save the inconvenience of trying to park near the Gardens.

Tune into AM1470 WLQR, or after 11:00 am. hear the podcast at

On Monday construction continues, as we dig another basement at 609 Jacqueline Place, there are lots of construction pictures on our website.

Last week’s show – Sauder Village

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Last week’s visit at Sauder Village was a real treat and somewhere for everyone to visit again this year. Rick is pictured on a Farmall Cub, the same tractor he used as a boy growing up . . . . .

This week’s show – Off to Archbold

Friday, June 15th, 2012

This Saturday we head west to Archbold home of Sauder Village for their early summer show, Tractors, tractors, tractors, and no we are not taking our tractor with us!

Tune in this Saturday at 9:00 am. to AM1470 WLQR, or better yet bring the kids to Archbold and take in the show this Saturday. For those who have never been to Sauder Village this will be your chance to hear about this historic tourist attraction just 45 miles west of Toledo right off the Ohio Turnpike.

Media Day at Jamie Farr Classic

Friday, June 15th, 2012

On Monday Rick and Jackie attended the Media Day for this year’s Jamie Farr Classic, pictured with R & J is the champion from the last Farr Classic Na Yeon Choi.

Basement floor and garage floor poured in the same day by F & F Concrete.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Two old men, like two old ballplayers trying to hang on for one more season! But today they hit home runs!

How do you surprise someone when they turn 60?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

You solicit the help of their co-workers!