Start your Monday smart: Catholic bishops, Amanda Knox, NBA & NHL finals, Shinzo Abe

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• The Tony Awards honor theater’s best. Some say this show is better than the Oscars, the Emmys and the Grammys. James Corden hosts the 73rd-annual ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Watch at 8 ET on CBS.

• The Stanley Cup will be hoisted. It may happen at 8 p.m. ET, when the St. Louis Blues could clinch the final series against the Boston Bruins. If they don’t, Game 7 will be at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday. Watch on NBC.


• Lawmakers mull the Mueller report lessons. The House Judiciary Committee hosts former Nixon White House counsel John Dean and ex-US attorneys to talk “presidential obstruction and other crimes” related to the special counsel’s report. The panel’s chairman reportedly is pushing to impeach President Trump against a reluctant House speaker.

• Perpetual light for the ‘Queen of Creole Cuisine.’ She fed presidents and Freedom Riders and inspired a Disney dream. Leah Chase will be laid to rest in New Orleans, home of her legendary restaurant.

• The final push for NBA glory. Toronto could serve Golden State its final takedown in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Watch at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. If necessary, Game 6 will be Thursday.


• Catholic bishops discuss the abuse crisis. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops convenes in Baltimore for four days of meetings, including a vote on how to hold bishops accountable for curbing child sex abuse by clergy. The death penalty and immigration are also on the docket.

• Gamers, unite. From Nintendo to Xbox, the industry’s biggest names are set to hype their latest projects at E3, short for the Electronic Entertainment Expo — the world’s top video game conference.


• Japan’s Prime Minister visits Iran. Shinzo Abe is due to arrive in Tehran to meet with Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and President Hassan Rouhani. Abe is expected to hammer home the importance of the nuclear deal that the United States pulled out of and to try to lower the temperature on regional tensions.


• Amanda Knox heads back to Italy. For the first time since she went to prison — then was acquitted — in her roommate’s death, the American is set to step foot again on Italian soil. She plans to attend a conference on wrongful convictions.

• History could be made at the US Open. Can Brooks Koepka become the first golfer in more than a century to win the tournament three years in a row? Tune in starting at 12:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and Fox.


• A magician aims to add a star to the stripes. Illusionist David Copperfield is due to honor Flag Day by trying to replace the “missing 15th star” on the 205-year-old flag that inspired the National Anthem at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington. His magic will serve as the opening act to a naturalization ceremony.


• Batter up for the College World Series. The stars of Division 1 head to Omaha, Nebraska, to battle for the national title. Watch starting at 1 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN2.


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…