Katie is a little concerned with how her youngest daughter acted around a baby zombie in the Halloween shop. Watch the adorably creepy video here:
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about how Abbey acted:
Gavin hates cheap, homemade Halloween costumes but Katie thinks they can be fun and creative. So Gavin challenged her to come up with a costume out of things around our office.
Here is more of the video after Katie injured herself:
This morning, during the Wake Up Your Brain question, the word "gay" was used in the question. A listener named Kevin was very upset about this segment and commented at www.facebook.com/radiowakeupcall Take a listen to the segment. Then read the comments. Were the members of the Wake Up Call out of line during the segment?
On a side note, we are not posting this audio in an effort to prove that the Wake Up Call is being picked on. We always want to do what is right. If the general consensus is that the Wake Up Call crossed the line, then we will be happy to right this wrong. Why? Because that is what we do. We do what is right. Our intentions were never to be hateful or hurtful, but if that is how the segment came across, let us know. Comment at www.facebook.com/radiowakeupcall
Thanks. Here are the messages:
Kevin (a listener) wrote this original message on Facebook: You guys should be ashamed of yourselves today. Discussing about what men think is, "gay," or not. Using the term, "gay," as a perjorative is not acceptable. As you apologized even before you read the story, you obviously knew it would be offensive. I guess when KRXQ's morning program did the same thing in 2009 you weren't paying attention to what happened to them. Sad, sad, sad....
Here are the replies that followed:
Gavin Wake Up Call Hey Kevin. I appreciate your concerns on this and, as the brother of a gay guy who I love more than anything, I go out of my way to stop the use of "gay" meaning "stupid." That being said, we were quoting a study in a men's magazine that we found. But beyond that, I'm not sure if was used in a perjorative way. At least not the way I took it. If smiley faces are considered somewhat feminine (which I think they are) then I think it's okay to say that it's a little gay. I'm not saying they're stupid, I'm saying their less masculine.
I'm sorry you were disapointed and offended by us. My brother was listening and seemed to think it was funny because after we did it he texted me "I'm offended : )" Know that there is no bigger champion of the LGBT community in Sacramento media than us. If you have any other concerns or want to talk about this more...don't ever hesitate to reach out to us again.
Jason Wake Up Call Kevin, I apologized because the study was put out by a guys magazine. They worded it the way I read it. As a show, we are all very aware of how hurtful the word gay can be if used this way. Now, why did I choose this question? Two reasons. One, if it is "gay" as the study showed....then I am happy to be "gay" because I send smiley faces all the time. Two, it gave us a chance to slip in the message that it's not appropriate for people to use "gay" with a negative connotation.
Kevin, what I did this morning was choose to NOT edit something I found online. The reality is, the word gay is still used as a negative word. In my opinion, we did more GOOD by reading the study as is, than by changing it up. Why? Again, we were able to say that we apologize if this offends anybody, but this is how the study came out. In my experience, ignoring or editing issues is not the way to make change happen. You need to raise the issue. If only one person asked somebody else..."why did they apologize for saying the word gay", then I think my mission was accomplished. Kevin, we obviously touched a nerve with you, but I hope you can step back and look at what we did. Our comments this morning could have been hateful and hurtful, but they weren't, because we aren't hateful or hurtful people. We've actually been called out for being "too pro gay people" by a few listeners. I'm not making that up. Why? We, as a show, openly support gay rights. If that's "too pro gay people" then ok....we're "too pro gay people". I like to think that I am personally just "pro good people". Gay or straight, if you are good to me, I am good to you. If you treat me with disrespect , I will ignore you. Thoughts? (oh and halfway through writing this, I found out that Gavin was also writing back to this comment. If our points are similar, that is why. I have no idea what he wrote)
Kevin (listener): I don't think you did anything to point out that using gay as a perjorative was a bad thing. I think you perpetuated it. It doesn't matter if you have a gay brother or are good people or from Philly (like I am) or have done great things in the past re: LGBT issues. You guys screwed up today. Go back and listen to the recording of the segment and see what you think. Listen to it as a 15 y/o kid would. And did you know that yesterday was National Coming Out Day and that Frank Kameny, one of the LGBT community's greatest leaders died at 86 y/o yesterday? Very poor timing. This isn't about one gay guy being hypersensitive. This is about a real problem that you added to today. I don't expect you to be role models but would you get away with making these comments about any other group? Think about it.
Bob (listener): Great points, Kevin. I let that word slip out in that context from time to time, and it is probably something I learned to do when I was 15 (or 13, or 11). But if I think about what I say before I say it, I don't want to, and choose not to, use the word gay in a way that insults many people I love and respect.
Jason Wake Up Call Kevin. I will go back and listen to the segment from this morning's show. I'm am sorry that you feel the segment set a bad example. I can't change your opinion. I will say that it does matter if you have a gay brother. It does matter about what you've done in the past. We have spent the past four years developing a relationship with our listeners. We share our lives, opinions, and values on the air every single morning. There are always going to be things we say and do that anger our listeners. If that didn't happen from time to time, we would be a VERY boring show. Now, there is a HUGE difference between being honest and opinionated and being rude, hateful, and disrespectful. You say we were out of line and that we screwed up. I will go back and listen to the segment and let you know. People who know me, know that I am 100% willing to admit when I am wrong. We did know about yesterday being National coming out day. We wanted to do something on the air, but due to the strict time restrictions we are under, we didn't do a full blown segment on the subject. To say it is really poor timing is not fair because there are always things in the world that make something "bad timing" for somebody. This is something that might end up coming up on our show again. I love these discussions. It's just hard to find the time to fit them into our show.
Katie was trying to be nice one day and brought Gavin in a salad for him to eat. But before she gave it to him she put it in the microwave, creating a rotted, hot salad. Here is a picture of the ruined salad Katie gave to Gavin:
Saturday, September 17, 2011 at William Land Park from 8am-12pm. The walk begins at 9am, 1 mile and 5k route If you would like to join us and walk with Team Abbey, let us know! Please sign up here, and check in at the 107.9 The End tent the morning of the walk! A Team Photo will be taken at 10:20 am, near the Sutterville entrance of the park. Directions to this area will be available at registration. A $15 MINIMUM DONATION IS REQUIRED FOR A "TEAM ABBEY" SHIRT SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED
A new trend in relationships is drawing your partner naked. So the Wake Up Call decided to do nude drawings of each other naked. Here is video of the Wake Up Call revealing their drawings to each other:
Here is Gavin's drawing of Katie:
Here is Jason's nude drawing of Katie:
Here is Katie's nude drawing of Gavin:
Here is Katie's nude drawing of Jason:
Listen to the Wake Up Call showing each other their drawings:
Here are some of the best tweets about yesterday's earthquake on the East Coast:
If we don't go back to buying things soon, the earthquakes win.Weird. I don't remember being *this* bad at Jenga.Holy Crap - something moved in Washington DC?!?!?Worst. Rapture. Ever
Michele Bachmann is readying her speech to ease the fears of everyone regarding today's earthquake in Washington State.wait a minute - earthquake centered on Virginia. Maybe God is mad they DONT have gay marriage?Earthquake on East Coast, I bet 3-7 Super Funny Dudes attributed it to their farts.Had anything newsworthy happened today, this would've just been "Tiny earthquake hits DC, anyway Bill Gates killed a guy."Devastated to find out that my Uncle Jeremy, who lived near the quake's epicenter, was found alive and unharmed. (He's a rapist)Not to panic anyone in NYC, but a screaming John Cusack just drove by in a limo that was missing a door.Sorry for the earthquake NYC, I just did a couple of intense jumping jacks.That was no earthquake, kids. That was God himself shaking his head at the Will and Jada news."I felt that earthquake last week" - Brooklyn hipsterNew York earthquakes are better because of our thinner crustWAS IT PREMATURE TO DO ALL THAT LOOTINGNot to brag but Ryan Gosling just saved me from the earthquake.
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about the earthquake:
We came in to work this morning and the AC was broke in the studio. And to try and make up for it, someoneÂ put theÂ filthiest fan in the world in the studio blowing dust and asbestos into the air. Here are pictures of the fan that's so dirty Jason wrote "Wake Up Call" into the dust:
Here is a video of a guy falling asleep at Mike E. Winfieldâs comedy showâ¦
While the Wake Up Call were takling about the video, Mike E. Winfield called in the show to join the discussion:
Mike E. Winfield
The 10-year-old son of Bryan Nichols, the pilot of the helicopter that crashed over the weekend in Afghanistan killing 38 US and Afghan personnel, sent an iReport to CNN to get some recognition for his fatherâs death.
Braydon Nichols' iReport for his Father
At The Big Chill 2011, Kanye West compared himself to Hitler. Watch the video here:
Kanye makes the comparison around 6:45. WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about Kanye:
Kanye Compares Himself to Hitler
While doing a story on a shooting in Chicago, WBBM edited a 4-year-old child's interview to make him sound like he wanted to be a gangbanger. Watch video here:
Listen to the Wake Up Call discuss this video:
News Edits Child to Look Criminal
The video of the preacher praying before a NASCAR race that went viral last week and was dubbed the "Best Prayer Ever" has been auto-tuned. Enjoy!
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about this video:
Best Prayer Ever Auto-Tuned
While talking about a Roseville High School's corpse flower, Jason noticed a spelling error on KCRA's website ("Bology professor" instead of "Biology professor").
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about the Corpse Flower:
Here is the screen capture of KCRA's website with the corpse plant spelling mistake:
KCRA's Walt Gray was listening when the Wake Up Call discussed the spelling mistake and called the show to let them know he was fixing it.
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk to Walt Gray about the spelling error:
Here is the screen capture with the corrected spelling:
Here is the news story of the boy who survived being impaled by a bamboo stick through his neck...
WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about the video:
Boy Survives Bamboo Impaling
51-year-old actor Doug Hutchinson (The Green Mile) and his new wife, 16-year-old Courtney Stodden, give an interview to E! News...
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about Doug and Courtney's interview:
Doug and Courtney
The Wake Up Call found a pamphlet on their boss' desk about "Unacceptable Employee Behavior." Inside the pamphlet were desciptions of types of difficult employees and there were 3 circled with "Wake Up Call?" written next to them.
Our promo girl, Natalie, wore a free t-shirt from the movie The Lincoln Lawyer that said "Not Guilty" really big on the front. Gavin asked her if it was for Casey Anthony and she got really embarrassed.
Here is a picture of her shirt:
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about Natalie's shirt:
Â Not Guilty Shirt
The Wake Up Call was shocked to find out that Mad Subs (formerly Mr.Pickles) named a sandwich after our producer Tall Skinny Matt.Â Jason and Gavin were jealous, so they called the managerâ¦
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The TSMClick here to see the menu AFTER the call!
UPDATE: Gavin gives us an update on how selling the Russell Crowe picture to the paparazzi is going.
Russell Crowe Photo Update
Gavin saw Russell Crowe while he was in Italy, so he snapped this picture of him like he was a member of the paparazzi:
Gavin wants to sell the photo to the paparrazi, because Russell looks so fat in it, and Katie is upset at him for it.
Listen to the Wake Up Call discuss whether or not Gavin should sell the photo:
Here is video of Katie riding the brand new Sky Screamer at Six Flags:
Katie riding Turbo Force at the State Fair last year:
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about Katie on the Sky Screamer:
Katie on the Sky Screamer
Gavin had to chaperone a high school prom recently. And while he was there he made a kid take of his "KISS Boots."
Here is the picture of the kid, Jason, in his prom outfit with the "KISS Boots:"
Listen to Gavin talk about making the kid take of his boots and apologize to him:
Jason and Gavin each had encounter's with ducks recently. Gavin and his wife Stacy rescued 4 ducklings who had fallen down a drain pipe. Jason has a couple of ducks living in his pool that keep pooping everywhere. Listen to them talk about their duck stories here:
Here are photos from Gavin's duck rescue story:
Apparently you can buy cakes at discount if the supermarket or bakery spells a name or something wrong.
Katie thinks this is a great idea! Jason and Gavin do not, and think that you have to be super-cheap to bring a discount cake to a party.
What do you think?
A local guy, Tyler Robinson, is on NBCâs new singing show,The Voice. The Wake Up Call talked to him about the experience of performing for the judges and what it was like to get picked by Blake Shelton:
Tylerâs Casting Interview
Tylerâs Blind Audition Performing âHey, Soul Sisterâ
Tylerâs Post Performance Interview
Check out Tylerâs Facebook page here.
Follow Tyler on Twitter.
Purchase Tylerâs single on iTunes.
Here is the song Jason loved as a kid, but now is embarassed to say he has it on his iPod:
The song is called "Piss on the Wall" by the J. Geils Band's Freeze Frame album.
Listen to the song here:
Piss On The Wall
Watch the videos of Wake Up Call Bean Boozled!
Here is the first round:
In the second round, Katie could either get Strawberry Jam or Centipede:
Jason could either get Coconut or Baby Wipes:
Gavin could get Peach (which he hates) or Barf:
Jasonâs wife, Marisa, is a big fan of the movie âEaster Paradeâ (starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland) and watches it every year around the Easter season. But this year, when she tried toÂ DVR it, she recorded something else!Here is a picture of what she recorded (click to view larger photo):Listen to Jason takl about his wife recording Big Boob Easter Parade:Big Boob Easter Parade
Over the weekend, Katie was a featured speaker at the American Heart Association's Heart Gala, which is a fundraiser for Congenital Heart Disease (which affects Katie's daughter Abbey). You can donate to the American Heart Association here.
Here is a picture of Katie and her husband Mike at the event:
Gavin's dad is visiting from the East Coast. He has never had sushi before, so Gavin decided to take him to to try it.
Listen to Gavin talk about the dinner:
George Goes To Sushi
Here are some picturs from their dinner:
Charlie Sheen kicked off his "Torpedo of Truth" tour in Detroit and Chicago over the weekend, here is video and reactions from the shows...
Charlie getting booed in Detroit:
Charlie's show gets pretty good reviews in Chicago:
The Wake Up Call talked to a person who was at the Detroit show...
BJ on Charlie Sheen's Detroit Show
Jason flew back from his vacation and landed in Sacramento just afterÂ a Southwest plane had a whole ripped in it and had to make an emergency landing. Since Jason was flying when it happened, he had no idea why there were news crews all over the airport when he got off the plane.
For more on the story, including pics of the hole, click here.
Here is video of a passenger on the flight talking about the experience:
Listen to Jason talk about getting off the plane and seeing a bunch of news crews and not know what was happening:
Jason Talks About The Hole in the Plane
Chris Brown reportedly flipped out behind the scenes at Good Morning America, screaming, throwing things, and even shattering a window before ripping off his shirt and leaving!
Here is the interview that supposedly set Chris Brown off:
TMZ has full details and pictures.
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about Chris Brown:
Here are the shirts the Wake Up Call wore for St. Patty's Day:
Here's Jason's shirt
Here is the sweater Jason wore over his shirt:
Here is Gavin's shirt:
Here is Tall Skinny Matt' shirt:
The Wake Up Call
Jason forgot our interns name when he saw her at the Park Ultra Lounge. He claims that she looked totally different and that she is quiet, but still...he felt bad about forgetting her name. Jason's wife told him that he needed to do more than apologize. Watch the video to find out what Jason did in addition to the apology that he gave to Intern Alex.
Also, check out these pictures. One is from this morning.
One is from the Park on Friday night.
Do you think Intern Alex looks that much different? Would you have forgotten her name??
Here is video of the first episode of Sheenâs Korner, the UStream show Charlie Sheen is no hostingâ¦
For more, check out his UStream channel here.
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about Sheen's Korner:
Jason had a mystery smell in his kitchen. After searching for the source, he and his wife found the culprit:
This is a cup of beef drained from ground beef. Apparently a few days ago, Jason's wife, Marisa, drained the grease and since she couldn't put it down the sink and it was too hot to throw in the garbage she just left it in the cup on the counter.
A week later...the smell started....and it tookÂ them a few days to find this cup, because it was hidden behind cleaning supplies that were also on the counter.Â While they were searching they thoughtÂ it was the sink drain. The smell was just kinda inÂ that general area, so it was hard to pin point the location.
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about their mystery smells and hear some listeners talk about there's...
Here are the 2011 âDancing with the Starsâ contestants:
Petra Nemcova (model)
Sugar Ray Leonard (boxer)
Hines Ward (Pittsburg Steelers receiver)
Chris Jericho (WWE star)
Chelsea Kane (Disney star)
Lil Romeo (rapper, Master Pâs son)
Mike Catherwood (Loveline host)
The Wake Up CallÂ talks aboutÂ the new cast:
Dancing With the Stars
Here are some clips from Charlie Sheenâs appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight:
Charlie says âI donât hit women:â
Charlie says heâs ânot ashamed:â
Charlie talks regrets:
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about Charlie's interviews:
Here are clips from Good Morning Americaâs interview with Charlie Sheenâ¦
Charlie says heâs on a drug âitâs called Charlie Sheen:â
Charlie says he will sue:
Charlie talks about his alleged psychological problems:
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about Charlie's interviews:
Watch the promo for Charlie Sheen's interview with ABC's Andrea Canning where he says "I am on a drug, it's called Charlie Sheen":
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about this clip:
It's Called Charlie Sheen
A local group called SacTown Royalty, is putting together a grass-roots movement to try and keep the King's in Sacramento.
Tonight is the official "Here We Stay" game at Arco Arena and SacTown Royalty has created some chants for the crowd to do during the game. (Check them out here)
Listen to the Wake Up Call talking aboutÂ the chants,Â practicing the chants, and Gavin even comes up with some chants of his own:
Here is a CBS news story of Justin Bieber revealing his new haircut:
TMZ also has pictures of the Biebs cutting off his famous hair. Check them out here.
Click here for a picture of the Biebs sporting his new haircut with Jay DeMarcus from Rascal Flatts.
Here are the most & least sexually active names (for the complete list click here):
Top 5 Menâs Names
Bottom 5 Menâs Names
Top 5 Womenâs Names
Bottom 5 Womenâs Names
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about this list:
Sexually Active Names
Lady Gaga recently made an appearance on Good Morning America, during the interview she says she was in her infamous egg for 3 days before The Grammy Awardsâ¦
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about Gaga being in the egg for 3 days:
Gaga on the Egg
Serene Branson, a reporter for KCAL-9 in Los Angeles, had a strange malfunction on the air during The Grammy Awards. Watch video of it here:
It was later reported that she had a stroke, but after going to the doctor she is supposedly feeling fine.
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about this clip:
Here is a list of winner's from the 2011 Grammy's:
Album of the Year
âThe Suburbsâ â Arcade Fire
Song of the Year
âNeed You Nowâ â Lady Antebellum
Record of the Year
âNeed You Nowâ â Lady Antebellum
Best New Artist
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
âBad Romanceâ â Lady Gaga
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
âJust the Way You Areâ â Bruno Mars
Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocals
âHey, Soul Sister (Live)â â Train
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
âImagineâ â Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
Best Pop Vocal Album
âThe Fame Monsterâ â Lady Gaga
Best Dance Recording
âOnly Girl (In the Worldâ â Rihanna
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
âThe House That Built Meâ â Miranda Lambert
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
âTil Summer Comes Aroundâ â Keith Urban
Best Country Performance By a Duo Or Group With Vocals
âNeed You Nowâ â Lady Antebellum
Best Country Song
âNeed You Nowâ â Lady Antebellum
Best Country Album
âNeed You Nowâ â Lady Antebellum
Best Rock Song
âAngry Worldâ â Neil Young
Best Rock Album
âThe Resistanceâ â Muse
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
âBittersweetâ â Fantasia
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
âThere Goes My Babyâ â Usher
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
âSolider of Loveâ â Sade
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
âHang On In Thereâ â John Legend & The Roots
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
âF*** Youâ â Cee Lo Green
Best R&B Song
âShineâ â John Legend & The Roots
Best R&B Album
âWake Up!â â John Legend & The Roots
Best Contemporary R&B Album
âRaymond V Raymondâ â Usher
Best Rap Solo Performance
âNot Afraidâ â Eminem
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
âOn To The Next Oneâ â Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
âEmpire State of Mindâ â Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Best Rap Song
âEmpire State Of Mind â Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Best Rap Album
âRecoveryâ â Eminem
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
âCrazy Heartâ â Various Artists
Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about the high's and low's from the 2011 Grammy Awards...
2011 Grammy Awards
Gavin thinks Lady Gaga’s new song “Born This Way” sounds exactly like Madonna’s “Express Yourself.” Jason doesn’t think so, he thinks they have similarities but Lady Gaga has always been similar to Madonna. Listen to this clip and let us know what you think:
Here is video of Christina Aguilera messing up the words to the National Anthem before Super Bowl XLV (she screws up the words at 1:02):
Jason and Gavin think that Christina screwed up the words on purpose, so people would talk about her today. What do you think?
Here are some recipes, submitted by Wake Up Call listeners, that willÂ score big atÂ your Super Bowl party:
Party Wings (Submitted by Ursula)
Ursula says "This recipe says chicken thighs, but this recipe makes great party wings!! Plus, tequila left over for yummy fun!!"
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes (Submitted by Ashley)
Check out the recipe for these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes at KevinandAmanda.com.
Slow Cooker Carnitas (Submitted by Paloma)
Check out the recipe for these Slow Cooker Carnitas at AllRecipes.com.
Here are the videos from Week 3 of the Wake Up Call's iPod iDol:
Here is Katie singing "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna:
Here is Gavin singing "Circle of Life" by Elton John:
Here is Jason singing "Firework" by Katy Perry:
Here is Tall Skinny Matt singing "Hold It Against Me" by Britney Spears: