Archive for December, 2012

This week’s show – By, By, 2012

Friday, December 28th, 2012

The last Saturday of December and the last Saturday of 2012, A Firm Foundation will recap the top local news stories of 2012, with feature guest, Shaun Hegarty, investigative reporter for 13ABC.

Joining us in hour #2 as we look ahead to 2013, the senior economist for A Firm Foundation, George Zeller will join the discussion. Elections are over, holidays will soon be behind us, January, and then into spring time. What information do you need to make 2013 a prosperous year in your household?

The show starts at 9:00 am. heard locally at AM1470 WLQR, and streamed live on I-Heart radio

Last week’s show – Firm Foundation Choir

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Pictured last week at the studio was the annual Firm Foundation choir, the biggest ever, Rick, Buddy Carr, Bob Kelly, Becky, Chris, director Jackie, taking the picture, Lester.

This week’s show – Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Friday, December 21st, 2012

With only 4 days left till Christmas everyone is asking their dog, “have you been a good dog this year?” The answer must be yes, because look at all the stockings hung by the chimney at Pocos Playhouse in Bowling Green. (picture attached).

This Saturday on A Firm Foundation, “Home for the Holidays” beginning at 9:00 am. on AM1470 WLQR, where did some of our Christmas traditions come from, like decorating a tree inside your house? About 9:30 we will speak with Frank Guglielmi, from Meijer about all the special holidays treats, anything you can imagine,and Meijer has it! If that isn’t enough to warm up the house for your family, then about 10:45 for the 13th consecutive year in a row, the Firm Foundation choir will provide the singing for 2 Christmas classics. It all promises to be a festive holiday Saturday on A Firm Foundation with N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts, Rick and Jackie, and they want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

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This week’s show – Giving or Receiving

Friday, December 14th, 2012

It’s more blessed to give than to receive!

This Saturday on A Firm Foundation (5) local charities will report in during the program, Dan Rogers from Cherry Street Mission, Mindy Rapp, from Seagate Food Bank, Todd James from the Red Cross, the new director for United Way of Toledo Karen Mathison, and from the Salvation Army Capt. Kevin Zanders.

Each guest will talk about their agency, what’s on the program for the holiday season, how you can help, or if you need help how to get it! Tune in beginning at 9:00 am. and let N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts help put you into the giving spirit of all these fine local agencies.

The program can be heard live on AM1470 WLQR, and is streamed live at

Last week’s show – 283 days without snow!

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Pictured from last week’s show is Toledo Commissioner of Streets, Bridges, and Harbor, Dave Pratt, Toledo just broke the record for the longest streak without snowfall, now 283 days. Very few people seem to be complaining?

This week’s show – Snow and Ice

Friday, December 7th, 2012

We did it again the 4th year in a row. We made it all the way to our annual snow removal show without any measurable snow in N. W. Ohio.

This Saturday N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts visit with David Pratt, Commissioner for the City of Toledo, Streets, Bridges, and harbor. With major street paving projects on the schedule for next year, that will be our first topic, the final thoughts on leaf pickup, and then full discussion of “the plan” a comprehensive look at how the snow gets removed during a major snow event.

For those that have never been behind a big scoop, it’s your chance to hear from the experts. Most complaints in a city involve snow removal, since everyone has their own idea about how best to see bare roadway, while a foot or two piles up in the yard.

A Firm Foundation is heard locally on AM1470, and streamed live at, or can be heard anytime after 11:00 am. . . at the same website!

Olympic Gold

Friday, December 7th, 2012

1984 Olympic Gold medalist Scott Hamilton was recently in Bowling Green, here is his picture with Jackie!