Archive for January, 2014

This week’s show – It’s over Saturday!

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Hooray it’s over on Saturday! Say goodbye to the snowiest month in recorded history, over 40 inches in January 2014. Be sides snow, it’s been cold too, 1/3 of the days below zero, not a record, but close. How does the exterior of your house look? Is it time to consider new siding, along with upgrading of the insulation on the walls of your home to save you $$$ in the future and make your home more comfortable.

Rick and Jackie welcome back to A Firm Foundation radio show, Roy Vestal of Style Crest manufacturing, right here in N. W. Ohio in Fremont. Style Crest/ RMC Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of premium vinyl siding.

To see many of the colors of siding in the Style Crest line look at our website under “Parade of Custom Homes”.    

The show kicks off at 9:00 am. and is heard locally on AM1470 WLQR, the program is streamed live at and also on I-Heart Radio.

Last week’s show – Wood County Insurance

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Pictured with R & J, last week in the studio are Doug and Phil Simmons of Wood County Insurance.

This week’s show – A real winter for a change!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

As we approach the last weekend in January, and the anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78 A Firm Foundation radio show this Saturday will feature our friends from Wood County Insurance agency. Frozen pipes, flooded basements, restoration companies, all those dreaded things, are you covered?  How about just a golf ball through the patio door?

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

Last week’s show and more!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Pictured with Rick and Jackie from last week’s show is Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez, and chief numbers cruncher Peter Rancatore. Tonight the Governor was in town for the Lincoln Day dinner, and Jackie got to bend his ear!

This week’s show – It’s tax time again!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Have you received your real estate tax duplicates yet?  In Lucas County they are due on January 31, and in Wood County it’s a Valentines Day due date, February 14.  

Big changes for 2014, and of course it’s going to cost all of us more $$$.  All this will be discussed this Saturday, in detail, on A Firm Foundation as Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez visits N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts .     

The show starts at 9:00 am. on AM1470 WLQR, and is streamed live on the internet at

Last Sunday’s dinner – The Toledo Sail and Power Squadron

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Pictured with Rick & Jackie from last Sunday’s dinner for the Toledo Sail and Power Squadron,   “Changing of the Watch” is Capt. Jim and Louise Sommers.

This week’s show – Economic topics

Friday, January 10th, 2014

This week on A Firm Foundation it’s time for the beginning year report on the economy, with the focus on Ohio.  Our senior economist from Cleveland, and 1967 Distinguished Graduate of Salem High School, George Zeller will update us on a number of topics in Ohio, employment, unemployment,  unemployment benefits, minimum wage, and many other economic current topics of interest.   

All this in advance of Governor Kasich’s visit here to Bowling Green on January 23.  George will join us from about 9:25, till just after 10:30, so the discussion will be riveting and in-depth.

The show starts at 9:00 am. on AM1470 WLQR, and is streamed live at and also on I-Heart Radio.

Landscape in at Slippery Elm Hollow

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Here is  picture of today’s landscape in at Slippery Elm Hollow, thankfully 2014 construction has not yet started so the snow and cold are being tolerated with no damage of any kind to report.


Last week’s show – Good advice before the storm!

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Last Saturday on A Firm Foundation Rick and Jackie, along with their special guests in studio, Gary and Ann Rieman, offered all the listeners sound advice in preparation for the storm which arrived on schedule Monday as predicted.  

Record cold temperatures, the coldest in over 40 years, left many people and businesses with frozen pipes, and in some cases broken lines and a mess.

This week’s show – 2014 and away we go!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Happy New Year to all our friends and family!  Hope you are surviving the winter weather we are experiencing the worst in over 30 years in this part of the country!

The show must go on, and this Saturday we kick the new year off with a comprehensive discussion about remodeling.  Joining us live in studio, will be the number one remodeling contractor in this area, Gary Rieman, owner of Rieman Construction, get the complete job from one man!  Gary used to be a young man just starting out, now years later he is one of the areas most experienced and trusted contractors, should fit right in with N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts.

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