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ROOTS with ROBB: The Eurythmics!

ROOTS with ROBB: The Eurythmics!

I’m hard pressed at the moment to think of too many other artists who put out so many consistent albums through through 1 decade while changing sounds and styles than the Eurythmics, except for maybe their biggest influence, David Bowie.  From elements of New Wave, Post-Punk and Krautrock on their debut, to their Synth-Pop heydays,…

ROOTS with ROBB: Lynyrd Skynyrd!

ROOTS with ROBB: Lynyrd Skynyrd!

Is it really as simple as saying the roots for Lynyrd Skynyrd are simply the Allman Brothers?  Yeah, kinda.  But in the debate for who are the ‘kings’ of Southern Rock, there’s definitely a worth-while debate to be made between the two.  Robb and I break that down on today’s episode.  Plus, has there been…

ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album: Lou Reed TRANSFORMER

ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album: Lou Reed TRANSFORMER

If there’s one thing you take away from this episode, it’s that Robb’s ‘Desert Island’ would be a depressing place.  This album, along with Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks are two of his desert island albums.  I don’t know the rest.  Maybe I should ask him one day on an episode (future show idea!).  If…

ROOTS with ROBB: Britney Spears!

ROOTS with ROBB: Britney Spears!

Britney Spears is often referred to as ‘The Princess of Pop.’  But how much of her place on the pop throne is of her doing?  An artist like Britney is difficult to do a ‘Roots’ on because there’s so many cooks in the kitchen.  Yes, her music is all created by some of the best…

Entertainment News

‘Game of Thrones’ at 10: Five Fascinating Facts

‘Game of Thrones’ at 10: Five Fascinating Facts

HBO/Helen SloaneTen years ago this weekend – April 17, 2011 — viewers got their first notice that winter was coming, as Game of Thrones debuted on HBO. Based on A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series by George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones went on to become one of the most acclaimed, popular, and controversial, series in TV…

Atlanta forever: Production of ‘Black Panther 2’ won’t move over Georgia voting law

Atlanta forever: Production of ‘Black Panther 2’ won’t move over Georgia voting law

Marvel StudiosDays after directors James Mangold and Antoine Fuqua announced they were moving their respective projects out of Atlanta in protest of a controversial voting law, Ryan Coogler says he and Black Panther 2 are staying put.  Mangold was to have directed the fifth Indiana Jones movie in Atlanta, and Fuqua was to call the shots on the Will Smith slavery-themed drama Emancipation. Coogler’s decision does not mean…

Jack News from WCMY

New route to Peru hospital emergency room during sewer work

New route to Peru hospital emergency room during sewer work

Peru City Hall is telling people to use Plum St. instead of West St. to get to the St. Margaret’s Health Peru emergency room. This will be while construction is going on for the sewer separation project in the area. Otherwise, things aren’t affected in the former Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

Lasalle County back to warning status for COVID-19

Lasalle County back to warning status for COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health has moved Lasalle County back into the orange zone because of COVID-like hospitalizations going up. The increase has been happening for two weeks and by more than 20 percent. There are 18 percent of ICU beds available which is still lower than the target. This is an indicator that…

New bail conditions for local man charged after Capitol riot

New bail conditions for local man charged after Capitol riot

Twenty-eight year old Mathew Capsel’s bail conditions have been changed, three months after he allegedly participated in the U.S. Capitol riot. The Marseilles-Ottawa area man can’t leave his home from 10pm to 6am. A federal judge changed the conditions Friday, ruling against constant location monitoring. Capsel previously could leave the house at any time, but…

Jack Sports from WCMY

Friday local Sports Update

Friday local Sports Update

Tonight we have a double bill of HIgh School football . The Ottawa Pirates will host the Kaneland Knights at KIng Field. Game time is at 6pm,  Listen to all the play by play action with Sean Frey and Briar Lehr on 95.3 JackFM and streaming online at 953 JACKFM DOT COM. The Marquette Crusaders…

Thursday Local Sports Update

Thursday Local Sports Update

The Ottawa Pirates won their baseball season opener by dominated Pontiac in six innings 13-3. The Pirates Jace Addis took the mound and in the first four innings, allowing only two hits and no earned runs.    The Ottawa soccer team outscored Plano 7-2 In the Interstate Eight Conference Tournament, the Pirates advanced to Saturday’s…

Wednesday Local Sports Update

Wednesday Local Sports Update

In girls volleyball Marquette defeated Putnam County in two sets at Bader Gym. For the Lady Crusaders Addie McConnaughhay had five kills and six digs,  Evelyn Biggins and Eva McCallum each finished with five kills and Kaylee Killelea added a match-best 17 assists.   The Earlville boys soccer team defeated Serena 5-1  in the Little…

Health News

Philadelphia police lose 24-year veteran, father of 3 to COVID-19

Philadelphia police lose 24-year veteran, father of 3 to COVID-19

PinkOmelet/iStock(NEW YORK) — COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than 565,000 Americans and counting. Those we’ve lost come from all backgrounds and include the very people — first responders and medical staff — who have been working on the front lines. But the virus has also highlighted the disparities in the U.S. — taking…

Mom warns COVID-19 is still ‘serious’ as her 1-year-old fights the virus

Mom warns COVID-19 is still ‘serious’ as her 1-year-old fights the virus

Andrea Bell(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — As COVID-19 vaccines have rolled out and the world begins to slowly reopen, a Michigan mother is encouraging others to continue living with caution as her child fights the virus. “This is serious and it’s killing people,” Andrea Bell told Good Morning America. “Maybe you’re not at risk, but I…