Community Notes

Color Fun Run!!!... Child Abuse Prevention and SAAF 5K Walk-Run will be held on Saturday, April 29th at Ruger Park. Registration starts at 9am, the Walk-Run starts at 9:30am. There will be registration tables at the park, or call Allison at 665-2270 to register. Cost for kids is $5, adults $10, and a family costs $25. Proceeds will go to Safe Alternatives for Abused Families. Wear a white shirt for the Color Fun Run.

 

Many communities in the region will be testing their emergency sirens on Wednesday, April 26th between 11am-11:30am, as part of Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week.  The city of Cando will test their emergency sirens at 10am on April 26th.   

 


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 It all started on a two watt pirate radio station in his bedroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the ripe young age of 13. Young Tom Kent would put long songs on and get on his bicycle and ride around the neighborhood, knocking on doors asking his neighbors to listen. At the ripe young age of 18, he hosted the night show at WHBQ in Memphis. He was hired by Memphis Mafioso George Klein who was also Elvis Presley's best friend. He was one of the most outrageous radio personalities in the history of top 40 radio. Over the next several years, Tom Kent would enjoy success on the air at legendary stations like WIXY, KLIF/ DALLAS, WIBG/PHILADELPHIA, WMJX/MIAMI, WGCL/CLEVELAND, WLS/CHICAGO, and WAVA/WASHINGTON. Nominated for many awards including Billboard Major Market Air Personality of the Year, Tom would become legendary in the ranks of radio greats.

Some say he's come full circle — back to his very early teen years when he would also broadcast from his home. Only this time, his neighborhood was the world!