Archive for the ‘Trips’ Category

In the ‘Bush’ and Well-Fed!

Friday, July 6th, 2018

In the ‘Bush’ and Well-Fed!

This Saturday, northwest Ohio’s most trusted hosts broadcast live from the edge of civilization via satellite phone and other technology!  Join Rick and Jackie live from the Kesagami Wilderness Lodge and their two outstanding guests, Bryson Upper and Mary Cheechoo as they share their experiences working this outstanding fly-in fishing camp for the summer — and activities with your hosts, Rick and Jackie and Jackie’s cousins, Ana and John from Romania!  Bryson hails from St. Catherine’s, Ontario and is a tournament fisherman, while Mary is of the Moose Cree Indian Nation from Moose Factory right on James Bay! If you go to our website: you can find photos from several 2003 with another Moose Cree individual, John Turner, and some photos from that visit.

Enjoy the couple of photos showing Bryson and Ancuta with her catch, Nelu with his catch, and Rick and Jackie with Mary Cheechoo and her friend, Lacey.  Check out the Facebook page at A Firm Foundation for Life to see a full album of the trip!  Tune in on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 7 a.m., on 1370-a.m. WSPD or 92.9 FM. We will be streamed at or iHeart Media download at 1370 for the show, as well.

Hope you enjoy the show!  R & J

Serious Topics

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Some serious topics Saturday on A Firm Foundation for Life,  based on a true story from the Vietnam Memorial where people have been leaving cremains of their relatives at the Wall against the advice of the National Park Service,  now with nearly 100 different cremains that the Park Service doesn’t know how to handle them.   Joining us in studio Dan Billings from Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory.   Besides our discussion about the proper handling of a person’s cremains,  we expect a broad discussion about cemetery lots and where one might wish to be buried?   Serious topics Saturday with expert examination by N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts,  sacred issues we all face in life.

The program can be heard Saturday at 9:00 am.  and Sunday at 7:00 am.  locally on  1370 WSPD,  streamed on your computer at:,  and remotely anywhere on your I-Phone with the I-Heart media app.

What a difference a week makes!   Last Friday night Rick & Jackie were on the beach enjoying the sunset at Lover’s Key with this group of local boaters.

Jackie working on show prep, 86 degrees

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Working in Paradise

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

The first weekend in March and where do you find the hosts of N. W. Ohio’s longest running radio talk show,  A Firm Foundation for Life?    In Naples, Florida on a tough assignment,  but somebody has to do it!   Joining Rick and Jackie,  Robert Mattson as a young man a successful political figure in Minnesota for a short time period,  then built the most successful restaurant in Naples,  a few years later,  reliving his boyhood years,   Bob purchased a remote,  (only accessible by plane),  fishing camp in Northern Ontario.   A big golf fan,  Rick first met Bob at the 1994 Masters in Augusta and the two have been friends ever since.

However,  Saturday’s program has a more serious focus,  in light of the recent severe hurricane in Florida last fall,  Bob’s mother is in a long-term care facility in Florida in need of 24 hour care and electric to run life essential medical equipment.   The question of the program,  “Is it possible to evacuate thousands of people  from long term care facilities for a natural disaster?”

Besides Bob’s insight into this issue,   N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts have some opinions on this topic too . . .  living in N. W. Ohio isn’t so bad after all,  never have we had to evacuate!

The program is Saturday at 9:00 am.  Sunday at 7:00 am.  live and local,  on the internet at:   <>  and on your I-Phone,  live with the free I-Heart Media app.

Pictured is Rick standing in the Gulf of Mexico,  just before sunset!

R & J


Where were you September 11,  2001?

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

This Weekend on A Firm Foundation for life,  N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts after several days in NYC,  broadcast live from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.   Our feature guest on the program,  Anthony Gardner,  the senior V.P. for Government and Community Affairs,  lost his older brother Harvey on that fateful day,  and after spending time and sharing with Anthony we are dedicating this weekend’s program to Harvey’s memory.   This has been an unforgettable experience for Jackie and I,   and we encourage any of you that haven’t been here to New York to make the trip sometime in the near future.

The program begins Saturday at 9:00 am.  and this Sunday for the first time,  the program will be re-broadcast at 7:00 am.,  something to tune to before church.  1370 WSPD, streamed live at:  or remotely with the I-Heart radio media app on your I-phone.

Attached is a picture taken with Anthony Gardner in the Museum on Thursday morning.   And a picture of Jackie outside by the pools surrounded by the names of those that perished that day!

R &  J

Last week in Arizona

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Last week the scenery was terrific in Arizona,  see pictures attached and the show came off perfectly using our new Skype platform.   Sorry about no e-blast on Thursday,  but the hotel internet would not take the volume.

Pictured with R & J during our Pink Jeep Tour is our relation in Arizona Uncle Dean and Aunt Diane.

Last week’s show – Car Race

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Pictured with Rick last Sunday at the Indianapolis 500 early before the race is old time friend Kent Shade our host for the day. It was the first car race of anytime for Rick, and what a way to start, average speed of the winner over 217 m.p.h.

Outside the Garden of Gethsemane

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Pictured this week is Jackie just outside the Garden of Gethsemane, notice the street sign for the Mt. of Olives.

From the Hebrew museum

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Our picture this week is from the Hebrew museum. The Romans invented the crucifixion the cruelest way to execute someone. Attached is someone’s heal bone with the nail, found at the site of crucifixions in Jerusalem.

This week’s show – Dead Sea scrolls and A Firm Foundation

Friday, March 21st, 2014

This Saturday N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts return to the studio to wrap up thoughts and analysis of their recent trip to Israel. In hour #2 assuming all international connections work, Rick and Jackie welcome Costa Canavati to the program. Costa operates the Herodion Store in Bethlehem, just a few miles from Jerusalem. Costa is a lifelong resident of Bethlehem and will give us some insight into life in Israel, tourism, the Holy sites at Christmas and Easter. You can visit his website in advance of the show:

The program starts at 9:00 am. live on AM1470 WLQR, is streamed on line at: and also on I-Heart radio. Be sure to check our pictures of Israel at: and also on Facebook under Jackie.

Most of you have heard about the Dead Sea scrolls? Discovered in 1947 the scrolls were found in caves at Qumran. There were 4 caves that scrolls were found in, but erosion has destroyed 3 of the caves, the forth is pictured in the background behind Jackie. The scrolls contained ancient writing about Jewish history dating back to 1000 BC and aligned with just about all the writings in the Old Testament, and other ancient writings, like the Ebla tablets found in Syria. All of the scrolls are now translated and can be viewed in Jerusalem at the Historical Museum.