Archive for May, 2013

This week’s show – First Summer Festival!

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Summer is here and so is the summer festival season. N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts will be on the front porch of Mansion View Inn for the 6th consecutive year! Old West End Festival is Toledo’s top neighborhood festival event Rick and Jackie will bring you all the sights and sounds including several of the homeowners that feature a house on the home tour. Old West End, Toledo has the largest collection of Victorian Homes on this side of the Mississippi.

The show starts at 9:00 am. on AM 1470 WLQR. To hear the show live on the internet go to


Friday, May 31st, 2013

Pictured is the range space in a rental home. Once in a while you need to clean behind your range!

Last week’s show – Memorial Day Run

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Pictured from last week’s program at CJFD’s Memorial Day Run for MS, from CJFD is Ryan Lee, and from Jim Palmer Excavating, Sean Brennan. This Saturday is June 1, summer is here!

This week’s show – What happened in Texas?

Friday, May 24th, 2013

This Saturday Memorial Day weekend 2013, A Firm Foundation will once again be with our friends at Central Joint Fire District for their 6th Memorial Day Run for M.S.  Much of our discussion will focus on “first responders” and the hazards of charging into a burning building much like happened in Texas just last month where 13 volunteer firefighters lost their lives.   

There are several hazardous facilities in the Central Joint district, so we can hear about pre-planning for such an event.  Also with I-75 and CSX an unexpected event could happen anytime.  

Sean Brennan from Jim Palmer Excavating will join us during the middle part of the show to talk about liability in excavating, there are lots of things underground anymore. Plus topsoil, how’s your dirt?    

The show starts at 9:00 am. on AM 1470 WLQR, and is streamed live at A podcast is available Monday at the same website.

Last week’s show – Toledo Maritime Academy

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Pictured with Rick and Jackie last week from the the Toledo Maritime Academy is Jim Sommers, Larry Cole,  Felica Evans,  and in the background Jason Snook   all from the Toledo Power Squadron. This year in N. W. Ohio has gotten off to a tragic start with 4 deaths from boating accidents.   All due to reckless chances by the victims.

This week’s show – Every year it happens!

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Sad to report that already this year in N. W. Ohio’s there were two tragic drownings from a boating accident. In this case, a father and his 12 year old daughter, as in nearly 100% of the deaths from boating accidents, neither victim wearing a PFD. Imagine going kayaking in April in Lake Erie and not wearing a PFD?     

This Saturday on A Firm Foundation Radio show, Rick and Jackie will once again be with the Toledo Power Squadron,  a group of concerned seamen and boaters that have spent much of their life promoting safe boating. We are pleased to bring you Saturday’s show from the Toledo Maritime Academy a Charter School in Toledo that trains young people for careers on the water.  The Toledo Maritime Academy is hosting an open house with events on Saturday during the day for the public.

The show begins at 9:00 am. on AM1470 WLQR and can be hear around the world at: and also on I-Heart radio.   A podcast of the show is available at the same website!

Last week’s show – Doctors

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Last week we got the doctors in the chair live at the studio, pictured with R & J is Dr. Ron Negrich, and Dr. Peter McGowan.

This week’s show – Bad breath and sneezing

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Two common problems many people suffer from.  This Saturday hear about both on A Firm Foundation with N. W. OHio’s most trusted hosts as they welcome to the studio,  Dr. Ron Negrich,  the senior allergist in N. W. Ohio, with 4 offices around the region. As spring allergy season is in full swing find out the treatments available today, since there are many new treatments on the market.

And in hour #2 Dr. Peter McGowan, family dentistry, the master of the mouth, and the dentist that engineered the fine Invisalign job on Rick just a few months ago. Only in recent years did people learn that their teeth are supposed to last their entire life, and with proper care that’s exactly what to expect. Let Dr. McGowan guide us through the years of care to achieve that goal!

The program starts at 9:00 am on  AM1470 WLQR, and is streamed live at: A podcast of the show is at the same website on Monday.

Last week’s show – A concrete plant

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Pictured with Rick at last week’s show from the Plant, is Jordan Schmeltz,   Palmer Bros. Concrete,  and Catharine Harned and Dr. Sherri Thomas from Wood County Hospital.  It was the ladies first time at a concrete plant.

Pascal May 5

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The second latest Pascal May 5, in over 2000 yrs. Brother Chris, R & J, Sister Rochelle, Brother Ken! Celebrate His Holy Resurrection! Christ is Risen!