Archive for June, 2013

This week’s show – Crosby Festival

Friday, June 28th, 2013

It’s finally here, the summer event that highlights Toledo, the 48th annual Crosby Festival of the Arts, from the Toledo Botanical Gardens.  Join N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts this Saturday morning at 9:00 live from the front entrance to the Gardens as they highlight and interview some of the most talented and interesting artists from all over the U.S.

The show is heard locally on AM1470 WLQR, but the program is streamed live at and also on I-Heart radio on your mobile device.

Last year’s Crosby

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Pictured with R &  J from last year’s Crosby is the former event coorinator,  Melissa Shaner,  this year’s new coordinator is Marna Cousino doing her first festival! Marna promises beautiful weather for the entire weekend!

Tribute to Glenville and the Columbus Zoo

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Had an awesome trip to Columbus on Friday and Saturday for the kick-off for the 50 year anniversary of the All Ohio State Fair Youth Choir and the Tribute to Glenville Thomas coming up this August 2nd and 3rd at the 2013 Ohio State Fair.  Big events are planned, including reaching the stars — Glenville’s dream of singing 1,000 strong in the Coliseum!  For those of you who have never sung in this building on the Fairgrounds, this is an unbelievable feat!  We are still looking for individuals who have been in ANY of the choirs since its inception back in 1962.  If you know of anyone who belonged, please encourage them to check out or on Facebook, go to 50th Reunion/Tribute to Glenville, including a list and downloads of music to be sung.

If you would like to hear any of the radio show, the first hour was with Pete Fingerhut, VP for Marketing and Sales, Columbus Zoo, discussing all the things happening with the Columbus Zoo and it being a great family destination.  Don’t forget there’s a reciprocating program with the Toledo Zoo if you have a membership!  Check it out.

The second hour was spent in discussion with Girrard Stewart Glenville’s right-hand man and now director of “The Voices of Ohio” – an all alumnae group of OYC folks); Mark Ferrell, President of the Alumni Association; Linda Comb, a member of the very first 1962 AOSFYC! And, of course, Rick and Jackie (OYC, 1970-71)!  Podcast isn’t up yet but, hopefully, by late Monday afternoon you can hear the early-bird group’s unrehearsed rendition of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” directed by John Sullivan (left in the green shirt) and that’s Jackie in the center of the photo in the aqua top holding the microphone.

Here’s the link: ENJOY! And we will be talking to you later this week!

At the Columbus Zoo

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Jackie gets the dinosaurs up in arms!

This week’s show – The longest day of the year

Friday, June 21st, 2013

A Firm Foundation moves south to Columbus for this Saturday’s show, live from the world famous Columbus Zoo.

The actual purpose of the visit is for Jackie’s 50th reunion of the all Ohio Youth Choir which will perform in August at the Ohio State Fair in honor of founder Glenville Thomas. Our report on Saturday about animals will focus on the new State of Ohio holding facility for exotic animals as a result of the release and shooting of 49 exotic animals in Zanesville back in 2011.

As usual the show starts at 9:00am. on AM1470 and is streamed live at, also there are podcasts there under “On Air”.

Graduation Season

Friday, June 21st, 2013

It’s graduation season and we are proud of this young man pictured, Tyler Kempton. Tyler graduated from Perrysburg H.S. and is going to attend B.G.S.U. and study digital media. Tyler is a good student and a nice young man.

new house construction

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

F & F & Assoc. on the job, basement floor and garage floor in the same day!

This week’s show – Mid-June Report

Friday, June 14th, 2013

This Saturday June 15 already and A Firm Foundation returns to the studio for a preview of two major local events to follow in just a few weeks. Joining us  about 9:45 will be Marna Cousino of the Toledo Botanical Gardens, in just two weeks the 48th Crosby Festival of the Arts returns to the Gardens bigger and better than ever.

Joining us in the 10:00 hour will be Scott Sanders, head of volunteers for the Marathon Classic July 20th at Highland Meadows, Monday was Media Day and the course looked great.  

First up this Saturday will be Les Breininger owner of Sylvania Auto Restyling and Glass. Les and Mike recently installed another beautiful leather interior in another car for us.  At Sylvania Auto Restyling & Glass you can do more with Les!

The show starts at 9:00 am.on AM1470 WLQR and is streamed live at if you are out of the reach of WLQR.

Last week’s show – The Vietnam Wall

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Last weekend in Toledo the traveling Vietnam Wall was a huge success and inspiration for all who participated, we were glad to be a small part of the event.

Head’n for home

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Construction now underway for the remaining lots at SEH, in the morning moving rock, by afternoon footers being poured. . .