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Did Somebody Say Pizza?

  • 10:59 am Monday, August 29th, 2016 by danielle97x

First, allow me to warn you that there is no required rhyme or reason behind any blog that I write. Today, I’m inspired by pizza…so we’re going with that.

I’ve got this thing with food. It’s almost like a love affair, and I mean that quite literally.

If I tell you I’m hungry and you suggest that I drink a smoothie – I might look at you like you just robbed a kitten.

There’s something about food – and the act of eating – that I’m obsessed with.

You can try and blame it on pregnancy….but it’s a 24/7 thing for me, no matter [More]

Today in 97X History – August 28th

  • 8:00 am Sunday, August 28th, 2016 by Dan - 97X Program Director

It was on August 28, 2013 that Fitz and The Tantrums performed in the 97X Green Room.  They were in town playing later that night in support of Bruno Mars at the Amelie Arena.

They performed two songs that day, “Fools Gold” and “Out of My League.”  Unfortunately, they didn’t perform “The Walker” which at the time was one of the biggest songs on 97X.   Their performance sounded great and what struck me the most about them were their professionalism.  They were very buttoned up and efficient, meaning they didn’t waste much time.  They soundchecked, performed and were out the door.  Even with [More]

Today in 97X History – August 26th

  • 8:00 am Friday, August 26th, 2016 by Dan - 97X Program Director

We’re going WAY back with today’s entry.

It was on August 26, 2001 that 97X hosted the “97X Summer Lovin’ Beach House Blast” at Shephard’s Beach Resort.  The headliner was The Calling, who was enjoying success with their hit “Wherever You May Go.”

Unfortunately, there’s not much in the way of photos from the event.  Back in 2001, we were using cameras that saved the photos to floppy disks…yes, you read that correctly, floppy disks!  These disks have long since been either destroyed or lost.  There are a couple images that still survive.

There’s no photos of the band performing that day, but as you can see above, there [More]

About that McGregor vs. Diaz Matchup…

  • 10:25 am Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by danielle97x

So, does it shock you that I waited until the age of 30 to buy my very first Pay-Per-View event?

Oh, no? How bout when I tell you that I spent my coveted money on a UFC fight where I spent hours anticipating a match-up that would no doubt end in blood and broken bones…

Well, I did…and btw, I’m #Team McGregor ALL DAY.

UFC 202 was NO disappointment. Five rounds of blood, sweat, and tears were shed (and that was just what was happening on my couch) before McGregor was named the champ by decision in the epic rematch.

I’m by NO MEANS [More]

This song is stuck in my head!

  • 1:11 pm Sunday, August 21st, 2016 by Dan - 97X Program Director

Joel played this song Friday afternoon on 97X and I gotta be honest, it’s been stuck in my head ever since.  I haven’t had an ear worm like this is a long, long time.

The band is Judah and the Lion and the song is “Take It All Back.”

What do you think of it?

Who leaked “Heathens” early?

  • 11:51 am Sunday, August 21st, 2016 by Dan - 97X Program Director

So, rewind back to June 15th, Weezer, Panic! at the Disco and Andrew McMahon were in town and they stopped by the 97X studios to play acoustic sets for some winners.  After the festivities, our Roadrunner Records rep played a couple 97X staff members the new Twenty One Pilots song “Heathens.”  It was very top-secret, we could hear the song, but we weren’t allowed to play it on the air yet.  The plan was that it was going to be released a week later as a surprise in conjunction with the video.

Fast forward to later that night and I’m watching [More]

Charlie is Danielle’s ‘Dog of the Week’ from the Humane Society of Pinellas

  • 7:56 am Friday, August 19th, 2016 by danielle97x

You know, not EVERY dog at the Humane Society of Pinellas lives on-site.

In fact, my dog this week is Charlie and he’s currently living with a foster family!!

Isn’t he the sweetest?! Charlie is a 7-year-old Retriever mix.

I hear he gets along great with other dogs as well as kids…and he’s even house trained and crate trained.

It breaks my heart when I hear stories – like Charlie’s – where his family was no longer able to take care of him….

But I KNOW one of you guys will give him an AMAZING forever home.

You can get all of Charlie’s info here!!

And [More]

Ummmm I Don’t Think There’s a Gold Medal for That Belly Flop

  • 10:02 am Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by danielle97x

I’ve been totally sucked into everything that’s going on in Rio…along with the rest of the world…over the past week and a half.

The other day, I watched a guy false-start his race during qualifying – which meant he wasn’t even allowed to compete in the actual event he’d been training YEARS for. As he literally laid crying on the sidelines, my stomach was in knots for him. I couldn’t imagine the disappointment he felt.

On the total opposite end of the spectrum, this EPIC diving fail yesterday by 2012 gold medalist Ilya Zakharov from Russia left me mildly amused (an emotion I [More]

Today in 97X History – August 17th

  • 8:00 am Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by Dan - 97X Program Director

On August 17, 2007, Laura Jane Grace and James Bowman of Against Me! performed the first of four epic 97X Green Room performances.  (Note: The date on the video shows 8/18, but that is incorrect!)

They were in town playing a show at Jannus Landing with Gaslight Anthem.   97X was playing “Thrash Unreal” at the time so we asked them to come in and perform a couple acoustic songs for winners and staff.

This 97X Green Room performance was my first taste of the power of this band live.  Laura’s voice left most of us in awe.

In subsequent years, the band has shown great love to 97X.  In addition to the [More]

It’s National ROLLER COASTER Day!!

  • 10:22 am Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by danielle97x

Today is National Roller Coaster Day, so I thought it would be fun to see what FL Roller Coaster I am…

You gotta try this!!

Here’s mine…I’d say this -ish is DEAD ON.

See you at Busch Gardens, peeps!!