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  • Awards night at the US Open & the Embers are coming

    PINEHURST–Practice rounds continue at the US Open. Golfers and spectators took time out Tuesday evening to attend an awards ceremony, and Wednesday evening, they’ll enjoy the Embers in concert. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Summer camps are bustling now that school is out

    SANFORD–School is out for Lee County students on the traditional calendar, and now summer camps are bustling. From 4H camp to numerous Parks and Recreations camps, to YMCA camps, there is no shortage of things for kids to do this summer. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Native Americans' Anti-Redskins Ad to Air During NBA Finals

    Native Americans' Anti-Redskins Ad to Air During NBA Finals

    (WASHINGTON) —  Native Americans are sending a loud message to the Washington Redskins during Tuesday night’s NBA Finals. A northern California tribe paid for a commercial to air in seven major U.S. cities during halftime, their latest plea for the NFL team to change its “racist” name and mascot. “In my opinion, the ‘r’ word is just as derogatory a slur as the N-word,” Marshall McKay, chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, said in a video about the “Change the Mascot” campaign. The minute-long commercial, called “Proud to Be,” is a shortened version of a similar ad that was […]

  • Miranda Lambert Wouldn’t Change a Thing About Her Career’s Slow Build to the Top

    Miranda Lambert Wouldn’t Change a Thing About Her Career’s Slow Build to the Top

    Miranda Lambert is the hottest female act in country right now, but she didn’t hit her stride until her third album, Revolution, came out in 2009. In fact, Miranda only had one top ten hit, “Gunpowder and Lead,” from her first two albums. She wouldn’t change a thing, though. Miranda tells CMA Closeup, “I’ve had the exact career I would want. I didn’t shoot to the top immediately. It’s been a slow, steady burn. And I got to do it the right way — my way.” Now Miranda is a 30-year-old married woman, and that maturity is featured on her […]

  • Kip Moore and Frankie Ballard Help Raise $17,000 for Musicians on Call

    Kip Moore and Frankie Ballard Help Raise $17,000 for Musicians on Call

    Kip Moore and Frankie Ballard helped raise $17,000 for Musicians on Call by performing at the Country Weekly Kick-Off Party last week in Nashville. The event took place at Mercy Lounge in Music City, with proceeds going to Musicians on Call’s efforts to bring live and recorded music to patients in healthcare facilities. Chuck Wicks hosted the event. The fundraising continues through next month with the eighth annual Summer of Music auction benefiting Musicians on Call. Concert ticket packages, meet-and-greet experiences and memorabilia from Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and more are on the auction block. Go […]

  • Kenny Chesney Celebrates His Fans’ Resiliency with New Single, "American Kids"

    Kenny Chesney Celebrates His Fans’ Resiliency with New Single, "American Kids"

    Kenny Chesney is back with a brand-new single, “American Kids,” hitting the airwaves June 20. The song celebrates the spirit of youth and also speaks to the resiliency of Kenny’s fans. He says, “If there’s one thing I’ve seen over the last ten years, looking out at the faces in the crowd: you can’t keep my fans down. These are people who no matter what are in love with life, and they’re gonna find the good times no matter what.” You can download “American Kids” starting June 23. It’s the lead single from Kenny’s upcoming studio album, due out this […]

  • Two Dead in Oregon High School Shooting

    Two Dead in Oregon High School Shooting

    (TROUTDALE, Ore.) — Two people are dead following a shooting at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon, Tuesday morning. Police responded to Reynolds High School, located east of Portland, at 8:07 a.m. local time after receiving reports of shots fired. One student was shot and killed by the gunman before he was located, Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson said at a press conference Tuesday. The gunman has since been confirmed deceased. No other details were provided. There do not appear to be any other injuries. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio