Firefighters buy an elderly woman a microwave so she can heat up her frozen meals

A Florida firefighting crew decided to warm up an elderly woman’s meals — and our hearts. The crew from High Springs Fire Department responded to a Life Alert alarm activation on Thursday — but quickly realized it had been a false alarm. They stuck around to make sure the elderly woman was OK, and discovered…

It’ll be a snowy weekend for the Upper Midwest and a wet one for the South

A full-fledged winter storm is in the cards this weekend for the Upper Midwest, while drenching rains will pound the South, threatening localized flooding and tornadoes, forecasters said. As the storm that delivered record snowfall to Las Vegas and Arizona pushes east, winter storm watches have been posted from the Plains into the Great Lakes,…

Pope Francis vows action on clergy sex abuse but US prosecutors say church can’t be trusted to police itself

As the Vatican began a historic summit on combating clergy sexual abuse, prosecutors in the United States slammed the Catholic Church, saying it should not be trusted to police itself. In Michigan on Thursday, State Attorney General Dana Nessel held a press conference to update the public on her investigation of the state’s seven Catholic…

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Weightlifter Looks Back on 40-plus Years of Competition

Weightlifter Looks Back on 40-plus Years of Competition

At the age of 71, Mike Cross of Ooltewah looks back upon a career in lifting weights. It includes 8 national titles, 140 First Place Awards and a world record from 1994 that still stands. The post Weightlifter Looks Back on 40-plus Years of Competition appeared first on WDEF.

VW Academy prepares for electric vehicle production at Chattanooga plant

VW Academy prepares for electric vehicle production at Chattanooga plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) -The Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga is gearing up to build electric cars. They’re preparing with training. There was an open house Thursday for the Volkswagen Academy programs they have for high school and college students. At the event, the media got a look at an MEB Academy showroom. Last month, it was…

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2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

It was a wild night in the Tennessee Valley. Storms raged as teams tried to complete their Week 1 games. Join Cowboy and Coca-Cola Red Zone Sideline Reporter Jeff Cate as they discuss the wet and wild action of Week 1 High School Football.

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

Check out some of our favorite Superbowl commercials! Amazon, “Alexa Loses Her Voice” (BTW, you can listen to WGOW-FM on Alexa by saying, “Alexa, enable the Talk One Oh Two Point Three skill!” and to WGOW-AM by saying, “Alexa, enable the News W-G-O-W skill!”) NFL, “Touchdown Celebrations to Come” Budweiser, “Stand By You” Doritos, “DORITOS BLAZE…

Did you miss that pink sky?

Did you miss that pink sky?

On Monday, there was a proliferation of “pink sky” shots sent in by listeners.  Followed by obligatory, condescending “explanation of phenomenon” by meteorologists.  Best example I’ve ever seen…lasted 5 mins, or so at Henson’s Gap/Lewis Chapel Mtn., overlooking Dunlap, Tn.  Launch ramp of “Tennessee TreeToppers” hanggliding club.  

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

I boycotted the NFL for 2 years.   And I had a good reason….not faux-outrage from the right nor the left. But I digress. I hear the calls for protests…for boycotts of the NFL over Colin Kaepernick’s not being signed by any NFL team as quarterback.  They say it’s because of the former 49’ers QB’s…