Archive for June, 2014

This week’s show – Time to enjoy summer’s biggest event!

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Remember what it was like six months ago? (see picture below). This weekend is summer’s biggest event, the Crosby Festival of the Arts, at the Toledo Botanical Gardens. N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts will be live at the main entrance this Saturday morning at 9:00 am. to bring you at least 4 of the top artists displaying their creations in this beautiful setting at the Gardens.

Tune into AM1470 WLQR, locally or streamed worldwide at and also on I-Heart Radio. The Festival opens Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with a free shuttle available from the Meijer parking lot on Central to the front entrance to the Gardens.

House progress, dodging raindrops, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Friday, June 27th, 2014

This week’s show – The first day of summer

Friday, June 20th, 2014

After one of the worst winters in this area, Saturday is the first day of summer! N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts return to Ace Hardware in downtown Bowling Green, using their new broadcast platform Skype. One of the busiest places on Saturday morning as we always say, “check Ace first” it’s certain we will not be alone on Saturday morning at Ace.

Our feature guest will be Sean Brennan of Jim Palmer Excavating, and the main topic will be dirt, it’s not what you think? Quality topsoil that can be handled with just a rake, and is a rare, special commodity, (and not cheap either), but for that special garden, flower bed, or lawn repair it might be the lowest cost, when you figure the efforts to spread it evenly, and the richness to grow something. We will also review last winter, it was a snowplower’s bonanza, the folks at Jim Palmer Excavating had lot’s of equipment on the road.

The show starts at 9:00 am… and is heard locally on AM1470 WLQR, is streamed live on the internet at and also on I-Heart Radio. Or better yet stop by Ace and see everyone up close and personal!

Last week’s show – New man at Toledo Botanical Gardens

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Pictured with R & J last week in the studio is Matt Killam, the new man in charge of special events at Toledo Botanical Gardens. Matt will be our host next Saturday for the 49th Crosby Festival of the Arts.

This week’s show – Mid-June Advice

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Coming us this Saturday N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts provide a preview to one of N. W. Ohio’s major events of summer, the 49th Crosby Festival of the Arts from Toledo Botanical Gardens in just two weeks.

Joining Rick and Jackie in hour #1 will be Matt Killam, director of special events at Toledo Botanical Gardens. Matt will provide show details, and a look at some of the famous artists that will be in Toledo for the show.

In hour #2, it’s all about your lawn, at summer heat approaches what are the current conditions that affect your lawn, Rick and Jackie haven’t turned on any water yet this year, and the lawn looks great!

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


Friday, June 13th, 2014

Pictued this week is the insulation installed at the new house at 608 Jacqueline Energy Star, ready for drywall already stocked for drywall hangers and only weeks from completion.

This week’s show – Summer festival season underway!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

This Saturday June 7th begins the summer festival season on A Firm Foundation and what a better one that the Old West End Festival, maybe the best neighborhood festival in the Toledo area. Join N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts live from the front porch of Mansion View inn, right in the heart of the Old West End on Collingwood Blvd. Kicking off the show will be Dan Schmidt from the OWE homeowners association, then Lucas County Treasurer, Wade Kapszukiewicz, and a report about the Libby House Foundation from either Bob Meeker or Eric Stockard. All this plus the sights, sounds, and smells from the Old West End.

Rick and Jackie kick it off at 9:00 am. live and local on AM1470 WLQR, or streamed at, also on I-Heart radio.

Construction Update

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Pictured is a construction update, 608 Jacqueline Place, headed from completion is just weeks, and the foundation at 628 Jacqueline ready for framing.