Archive for December, 2017

Only a Couple of Days Left!

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Hello,   on a cold,  dark,  snowy,  late December night in Ohio.   We were just talking this afternoon,  after two nights already below zero,  that this is the same pattern that settled into Ohio in the winter of ’77,   (the year before the blizzard of ’78).   About 40 days of cold,  below zero,  and cold highs,  with abut 626 frozen water service lines to houses in Bowling Green we have never seen anything like it since!

This last Saturday of the year,  N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts welcome Shaun Hegarty,  13abc,  anchor and investigative reporter back to the program as feature guest.   Shaun will review the top 10 local news stories of 2017,  and time permitting maybe the top two or three of his investigative reports.

The program starts Saturday at 9:00 am. ,  Sunday’s program starts at 7:00 am. . . live and local at  1370 WSPD,  streamed live at: or conveniently anywhere on your I-Phone with the I-Heart media app.

Christmas Day we set up a cookie factory in the kitchen with two helpers,   Mom and Ilse.

Happy New Year to all!      R &  J

Santa Clause is coming to town

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

The first day of winter,  and only 3 days left till Christmas!

Christmas arrives Monday,   but Saturday N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts will be in the studio with another holiday edition of A Firm Foundation for Life!    The season for giving is highlighted every year on A Firm Foundation for Life now for 17 consecutive Christmas holidays.  Up first hear from Mindy Rapp,  founder’s daughter of Seagate Foodbank.   The red kettles have been out and Scott Kelly from the Salvation Army will be with us to talk about the needs in N. W. Ohio,  and how the Army is mobilized to meet those needs.

Towards the end of the program another program tradition,  the Firm Foundation Choir,  17 years of Christmas Caroling live!

The program Saturday is at 9:00 am. . . Sunday’s Rewind show is at 7:00 am. . . well before church preparations.   1370 WSPD,  streaming at: remotely I-Heart Radio on your I-phone.

Lastly if your feet are giving you problems,  stop into Foot Solutions Talmadge Ave. and receive up to 2 coupons for a free Chicfila sandwich right next door!

Pictured with Rick and Jackie from last week’s program in studio,  Dan Rogers,  CEO Cherry Street Mission Ministries

Something that works!

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Pushing back poverty and reversing homelessness!

Yes,  it’s happening in Toledo, Ohio.   Cherry Street Mission Ministries under the direction of Dan Rogers and in the continuing spirit of their founders Jesse and Bertha Fleck in 1947,  and with the development of the Life Revitalization Center and in community partnership with other entities in N. W. Ohio,  lives are being changed through the Gospel of Redemption.

Here all about this right here Saturday morning on A Firm Foundation for Life as N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts welcome Dan Rogers to the program.   It all starts at 9:00 am.  on Saturday and re-heard every Sunday at 7:00 am. . on the region’s #1 station  1370 WSPD, streamed live on the internet at: or heard remotely with the I-Heart Media app. on your I-phone anywhere in the world!

Pictured last week in studio from Genacross Lutheran Services,  Anne Biel,  and Meg Stieber,  with Rick and Jackie.


Holidays 2017

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Holiday season is in full swing!

Hi Friends,   holiday parties every night this week,   last night at the long term care facility with Mom,  picture attached,  and that happens to be the subject of this Saturday’s radio show,  “Holidays in a Long Term Care facility”.    Joining us live this Saturday our friends from Genacross Lutheran Services will share with us how they try to make this a special occasion for everyone,  the residents,  the other family members, and at this occasion young children more than any other time of the year.    And sadly there are many residents that don’t have anyone to share this event with,  certainly an opportunity for people to come and join in on the fun!!!!

The program is heard Saturday at 9:00 am.  and again on Sunday at 7:00 am.  before church.   Tune into the regions #1 station WSPD  1370 am. . .  or stream it live at: or listen on your I-Phone live with the I-Heart media app,  it’s free.

Also pictured with R &  J,  is Dr. Jeffery Swartz, MD  last week’s feature guest talking about the challenges of family medicine


A big week for N.W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Hi Friends,    Here we are in December,  getting into another holiday season.   After serving over 100 last Thursday at the Senior Center,  last Saturday’s show was all about keeping you safe for the holidays,  pictured with R &  J,  is Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn,  and Capt. Joe Heffernan Toledo PD. live in studio last Saturday.    Then Sunday it was 89 years for Mom,  pictured with her favorite birthday cake.

This Saturday December 2,  another in our for “Life” series on A Firm Foundation for Life,  joining Rick and Jackie in studio,   Wood County Hospital’s family practice director Dr. Jeffery Swartz to talk about family practice medicine and keeping you healthy for your entire life!   Everyone is responsible for their own health,  and taking the best care of themselves along life’s journey.   Topics to be discussed,  managing chronic illnesses,  when should you see a doctor about an illness,  prevention,  tests as we age,  baseline screenings,   medications,  to help you,  not harm you.  symptoms,  you’ll see them first,  and dealing with today’s health care system.

Saturday’s program,  begins at 9:00 am.  live and local on 1370 WSPD,  streamed at:,  live remotely on your I-phone with the I-Heart media app,  and Sunday’s show starts at 7:00 am.  live before church!

Don’t miss it this weekend,  “To your Good Health!”   with Rick and Jackie on A Firm Foundation for Life!

R & J