Archive for August, 2014

49th German-American Festival at Oakshade

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

This week on A Firm Foundation Radio show we had the privilege of having the lead performer on the show, for the Festival Alex Meixner pictured here Saturday night along with Festival director Tim Pecsenye.   This man is highly talented and a great entertainer and will perform again tonight live from 4:00 to 8:00. If you are free it’s worth the $6 admission just to hear him perform! Or check his website at


This week’s show – Biggest festival East of the Mississippi

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The 49th German-American festival takes center stage in Toledo this weekend. This is a one-of-a-kind event at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, let N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts take you behind the scenes, Saturday morning with Tim Pecsenye, one of the men responsible for taking the Festival to the status it now rates.

Joining Rick and Jackie in hour #2 will be A Firm Foundation Senior Economist, George Zeller. George will analyses Ohio’s economy and how Ohio has progressed under the careful direction of Governor, John Kasich.

All this happens beginning at 9:00 am. live locally on AM1470 WLQR, and streamed worldwide at also on I-Heart radio.

Last week’s show – October Fest

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Pictured with Rick from last weeks, Maumee October Fest, is Maumee Mayor Rich Carr, on an unseasonably cool August morning.

This week’s show – In Maumee this Saturday!

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Summer season is waning, if fact record cold again tonight, after several other record cold nights this summer. Great working weather and much progress has been made as we head for the finish line at Slippery Elm Hollow, 628 Jacqueline is nearing completion, and 600 Jacqueline is graded and ready for carpenters next week. See the pictures below.

This Saturday on A Firm Foundation it’s the Maumee Summer Festival in downtown Maumee. Joining us on the program again this year, Maumee Mayor Rich Carr, and special guest at 10:00 am. Dr. Carlos Gomez. Dr. Gomez will bring us up-to-date on the latest techniques in knee replacement therapy and other orthopedic procedures. Several of the local artists at the festival will join us too, including Belma Tan, custom jeweler.

The program can be heard locally at AM1470 WLQR, and streamed live at also on I-Heart Radio.

See you in Maumee this Saturday!

This week’s show – Second of Five

Friday, August 8th, 2014

5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays, this is the first time in 123 years that August has had this streak of weekends. Nothing really significant, but for the second weekend in August N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts return to the studio for an important telephone interview with Sharon Day vice-chairwoman, of the RNC.

What’s the big news for Cleveland? The return of Lebron, or the 2016 Republican National Convention? Guess we would have to ask somebody from Cleveland that question? Sharon will be up about 9:15, then Rick and Jackie discuss a variety of topics, including construction like the attached picture from the jobsite today, F & F Concrete pouring the basement floor for the new house at 600 Jacqueline Place. What a perfect day for this work, it’s been a great summer for construction with great cool summer weather.

Tune into A Firm Foundation Radio show beginning at 9:00 am. locally on AM1470 WLQR, or streamed live on the internet at also streamed live on I-Heart radio.

This week’s show – Wood County Fair

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Last fair of the summer season!

As August dawns tomorrow, this Saturday A Firm Foundation will be set up live at the Wood County Fair, at a new location just outside the Jr. Fair Building. Joining N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts will be Wood County Commissioners Doris Herringshaw, and Joel Kuhlman. Jim Carter is taking some much earned time off this year. It’s the 13th straight year for this program with the Commissioners and the word is that Wood County maintains a firm foundation in their financial dealings thanks to years of honest and open leadership at the top!

Join us live beginning at 9:00 am. locally on AM1470 WLQR, and streamed live at: also on I-Heart radio.

Last week’s show – Ohio State Fair

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Pictured with Rick and last Saturday’s show at the Ohio State Fair is Alicia Shoults, head of puplicity and marketing for the Ohio State Fair, in their final weekend this week too.