Archive for March, 2013

This week’s show – Are you covered?

Friday, March 29th, 2013

This Saturday A Firm Foundation will visit a very important topic that we have not discussed in over 3 years, insurance. If your bedroom floor collapses into a sink hole like happened just a couple of weeks ago in Florida and your house has to be demolished, are you covered? If there are earthquakes like happened last year in Youngstown, are you covered? And the most likely, your sumpump fails and your basement floods, what’s the loss?

All these questions and more will be answered as we will be joined live by Doug and Michelle Simmons of Wood County Insurance. The show is heard live on AM1470 WLQR and is streamed on the internet at, also heard on I-Heart radio, and after 11:00 am. podcast on the same website.

A wise man once said, “it’s one thing not to believe in God, it’s another thing not to believe in insurance”. How’s your IQ? Find out this Saturday at 9:00 am. on A Firm Foundation with N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts, Rick and Jackie

Last week’s show – Roundtable

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Pictured from last Saturday’s roundtable panel with Congressman Tom Cole are: Congressman Cole, Perrysburg Mayor Nelson Evans, Stan Korducki from Wood Co. Hospital, Ron Matter from Penta Career Center and R & J also pictured at the roundtable, Denise Niese from WCCOA

This week’s show – Connecting leaders

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

This Saturday A Firm Foundation and N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts are honored to welcome to N. W. Ohio, Congressman Tom Cole, (R) 4th Congressional District Oklahoma. The Congressman will be live and in person, along with a special group of local panelists that will discuss the many issues before our Nation that all of us wonder how are going to get solved.

The show starts at 9:00 am. and can be heard locally at AM1470 WLQR, the program is streamed live at, and heard on I-Heart radio. Rick and Jackie connecting leaders from across the Country dedicated to improving America every Saturday on A Firm Foundation.

Last week’s show – Toledo Mayor

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Pictured with R & J from last week’s show is Toledo Mayor
Mike Bell, with 3 years of progress to report in Toledo,
Mayor Bell has been an agent of change.

This week’s show – The way forward

Friday, March 15th, 2013

This Saturday on A Firm Foundation Toledo Mayor Mike Bell steps back into the studio with N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts. It’s hard to believe that the Mayor’s first term is nearly complete. There is much to discuss about how he started with a $48 million deficit, to balance the City budget, just 3 months into his term. The Toledo version of Watergate, council members that don’t pay their water bills on time, to the continuing challenge of economic
development and job retention.

Let Rick and Jackie break it all down so you can understand the challenges that face cities today. The show starts at 9:00 am. on AM1470 is streamed live on the internet at and I-Heart radio, and after 11:00 am. can be heard on podcast at the same website.


Friday, March 15th, 2013

One of Mayor Bell’s biggest promotions has been the concept
of “regionalism” here is Mayor Bell pictured with Rick and
Bowling Green Mayor Dick Edwards last September during the
Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green.

This week’s show – Pro Show this weekend at Seagate

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Another chance for everyone to come to the Seagate Center and see what’s new for 2013 in home building and remodeling.

A Firm Foundation will be there this Saturday to bring it to you live at 9:00 am. heard locally at AM1470 WLQR, streamed live on the internet at, and also on I-Heart radio. We have some free tickets to give away for the event, drop us a note and we will leave them at the Will Call window.

At last year’s show! – Chuck Dobson of TruGreen

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Pictured with Rick and Jackie at last year’s show is Chuck
Dobson manager of TruGreen. Chuck will join us first up
this year, and TruGreen has been taking care of our lawn at
home now for 3 years, our lawn has never looked better!

This week’s show – Not Blue, but Red White & Blue

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Nearly a year ago, when AM1470 converted to an all talk
format we were surprised when the 9:00 to 12:00 weekday time
slot was filled with a new national program hosted by
Geraldo Rivera. One of the most famous journalists of our
time, Geraldo joins N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts, Rick
and Jackie, live shortly after 9:00 am. . . to give you a
chance to hear about his work, his life, and his future.

This will be a live interview, in depth and
unvarnished. After 10:00 am. we will be joined by Dr. Tom
and Deb Baerwaldt to talk about being healthy and
feeling good all the time, who doesn’t want that?

A Firm Foundation is streamed live on the internet at and I-Heart radio. Podcasts are
now available after 11:00 am. at the same website. There
is no excuse to ever miss a word of A Firm Foundation, N.
W. Ohio’s longest running radio talk show, now in year #14!

Last week’s show – Gordon Design Gallery at the show

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Pictured with Jackie from last week’s House & Home show, is
Chris Thornberry, manager of the Gordon Design Gallery.