The internet fell in love with this journalist’s story about her late father’s friendship with Charles Barkley

Unexpected friendships usually turn out to be the best. That’s what freelance journalist Shirley Wang discovered about the relationship between her late father, Lin Wang, and former basketball star and sports analyst Charles Barkley. Shirley Wang’s story about her father’s close friendship with Barkley was published Friday on Boston NPR affiliate WBUR and quickly went…

Buck traps itself at FOX43 news station

It’s something you certainly don’t see every day. FOX43 had a surprise visitor Saturday afternoon. A young buck wandered onto our property and got itself stuck in an unlikely spot, wedged between our fence and a dumpster. Fortunately, for this Bambi, police were able to cut the deer free without causing any harm. Authorities blocked…

Bear attacks woman trying to retrieve her dogs, drags her over 80 yards outside her home

The Pennsylvania Game Commission believes it knows what may have led to the bear attack in Lycoming County. The Game Commissions investigation has revealed the bear that attacked Melinda Lebarron earlier this week may have had cubs with it. They believe Lebarron was attacked when she went to retrieve her dog which had run out…

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Decatur Homicide Investigation Underway

Decatur Homicide Investigation Underway

Decatur, TN (WDEF) – On Saturday, deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office responded to 290 Warren Lane in Decatur, in regards to a death investigation. Upon arrival, officers found the deceased victim, Michael Joyner, in his residence from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office secured the scene and…

Longtime Hamilton County Official Bill Bennett Dies

Longtime Hamilton County Official Bill Bennett Dies

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Lawmakers are reacting to the passing of a longtime Hamilton County elected official. Bill Bennett died on Friday. He was 82-years-old. Bennett entered public service in 1980, serving as a Hamilton County Commissioner and Assessor of Property for several years. Congressman Chuck Fleschmann is remembering Bennett as a tireless public servant,…

Wreaths Across America held at Chattanooga National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America held at Chattanooga National Cemetery

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Wreaths Across America, an annual holiday ceremony, was held at national cemeteries across the country Saturday to honor fallen veterans. Chilly weather and mud didn’t stop the patriotic from honoring fallen veterans in a holiday wreath-laying ceremony at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Honoring their loved ones laid to rest, one said,…

Homicide investigation underway in Dade County

Homicide investigation underway in Dade County

DADE COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) – Authorities in Dade County are investigating a homicide. Dade County Sgt. Chad Payne said that on Saturday morning at around 12:15 A.M. deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Highway 11 South for a report of a male who had been shot. He said when they arrived deputies found…

Lamar Praises Departing Secretary

Lamar Praises Departing Secretary

Maryville, TN (WDEF) – Shortly after President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke would be leaving the administration, Senator Lamar Alexander praised his service. Highlighting how Zinke played a role in working to pass the Restore Our Parks Act, the Tennessee senator says the legislation could do more…

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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…