Archive for August, 2012

This week’s show – Labor Day Weekend 2012

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

This Saturday, September 1, 2012, A Firm Foundation returns to the studio to update listeners on a variety of topics, including the new all talk format to AM 1470 with such stars as Mark Levin, Dave Ramsey, and Mike Huckabee, plus continuing with your Saturday stars, N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts, Rick and Jackie.

Dr. Pete McGowan will join us with an update on Invizalign, the orthodontic treatments recently completed by Rick.

Tune in at 9:00 am. to AM1470 WLQR or catch the podcast after 11:00 am. at

Last week’s show – The German American Festival

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Pictured with Rick from last week’s German American Festival is Bruce the head yodeler for Austrian-Express, the feature band last weekend.

This week’s show – Grab a guest, and come to the Fest!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

It’s here, 47th annual German-American Festival live from Oak Shade Grove in Oregon. Come by car, come by bus, for the greatest festive weekend in N. W. Ohio.

Tune in Saturday at 9:00 am. to A Firm Foundation and let N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts give you a taste of the sights and sounds from the Festival. For the 13th year Rick and Jackie continue to connect leaders from across the Country dedicated in improving America.

The Festival starts on Friday, and runs till Sunday evening. If you miss the show, you can hear the podcast after 11:00 am. at

Lincoln Memorial

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Jackie and I spent this week inside the Beltway, here is a picture taken last night from the Lincoln Memorial.

House project milestones

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

During house construction there are certain milestones today one was reached on each project.

632 Jacqueline: outside finished, inside all mechanicals roughed in, ready for drywall

609 Jacqueline: house framed, roof tar-papered, house now dry, shingles on the roof

Good times in Maumee

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Middle of August in N. W. Ohio, and that means the “Taste of Maumee”, A Firm Foundation will be set up live at the usual spot on Dudley next to Dales Bar, across from the Maumee Municipal Building.

First up on the show for the 5th straight year will be Maumee Mayor Tim Wagener. Tim and the City of Maumee just host the President a few weeks ago, so hearing about that will be at the top of the discussion. Many others including different artists will be part of the show beginning at 9:00 am. on AM1470 WLQR, Toledo’s Talk station.

A great week of golf last week at the Jamie Farr Classic

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Pictured with N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts is the winner of the tournament Sa Yeon Rau. Sa Yeon shot a record last round score of 62 that included 6 straight birdies. She was a delightful young lady and spent all the time needed after the round with everyone that wanted to speak with her and pose for a picture.

Homecoming comes early to Miami

Friday, August 17th, 2012

’94 grad Paul Ryan returns yesterday.

This week’s show – Annual Jamie Farr Classic

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The girls are back in Toledo at Highland Meadows, and today was a great day at the course! Light rain, but very pleasant temperatures, remember kids 17 and under get in free with a paying adult, it’ll be a great way to spend the weekend with a son or daughter! After today it looks like the cut line could be under par??? These girls are good!

Tune in Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 am. to AM1470 WLQR for another edition of the Farr on A Firm Foundation. Broadcasting live at the Farr since 2002, Rick and Jackie know golf! So far scheduled to be on the show at 9:00 am. we welcome from Japan Kaoru Sanada a sports journalist for JiJi Press. Two of Japans players are in the top 8 after today’s play. After Kaoru we will be joined by Carolyn Nichols, from the LPGA fitness trailer. We will talk about fitness, injury prevention, and injury rehabilitation. The 10:00 hour is still open for interesting stories from Friday at the Farr . . .

Pictured at the Ohio State Fair

Friday, August 10th, 2012

N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts were at the Ohio State Fair two weeks ago, and just happened to get their arms around the First Lady of Ohio, Karen Kasich, pictured here with R & J.