Labor Day weekend...a perfect time for something that puts a smile on your face...GUILTY PLEASURE SONGS! We asked our producers and the host with the (semi-) most to pick out their favorite guilty pleasure songs. (By the way, total RLITM props to Producer Ryan Poole for coming up with this concept and gathering all the videos...great job!) Here's what they said:
The Ralph is one of the best venues for tailgating in the NFL. The expansive parking lot and wide open areas just lend themselves to it, along with the fact that we have just about one of the most collegiate atmospheres in the NFL. Other cities have far too many limos and people heading into suites wearing suits and ties.
Many women may feel a need for a new pair of stilettos, but most of us are wasting the money we spend on heels.
According to new research from money-saving websitewww.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, most women wear only a quarter of the shoes they purchase, despite the fact that we spend a large portion of our paychecks on new ones.
The study polled 2,352 women, ages 18 and over, from across the United Kingdom on women’s spending habits when it came to footwear. The results reveal that the average woman owns 20.1 pairs of shoes, spends $38 per pair and has a shoe collection worth an estimated $760. Considering the price of a Jimmy Choo can cost well over $1,000, this sounds quite reasonable. But of all the shoes they own, they wear less than a quarter on a regular basis.
Why don’t we wear them — well duh, because they’re not comfortable (as if we didn’t realize that in the store before we brought them home).
The main reason women aren’t wearing all their shoes is that they just don’t feel good — 64 percent of women claimed this as the No. 1 reason for not wearing all of their heels.
The top reasons why women don’t wear their shoes are as follows:
1. Too uncomfortable (too tight on feet/too high heels) (64 percent)
2. Hard to match with an outfit (55 percent)
3. Scared to damage/were very expensive (41 percent)
4. Were given as a gift and don't like them (37 percent)
5. Didn't like them as much when I got them home (21 percent)
The summer unofficially kicked off with Starry Night in the Garden 2013. Thanks to all the restaurants, wineries, and volunteers who helped, and especially Ginny Blackmore, Youngblood Hawke, and Sarah Bareilles for making it a fabulously perfect night.
David Swarts, president/CEO, and Erin Grajek, marketing director, of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens joined RLITM and left the studio with a nice check.
Johnny, Robby, and Mike put on a personal Star Lounge performance for lucky listeners during their soundcheck Saturday afternoon at Darien Lake! A truly once in a lifetime experience! We did some great old school Buffalo stories, talked about their first tv appearance back in 1987 on Randi's Cats Pajamas (We posted the vid on Friday), and one of our listeners was actually Johnny's second cousin! Soooo Buffalo!!! They also told of how their new single, and possibly greatest love song they've ever written "Come to Me" almost didn't make it on the album. Check out the photo gallery on Facebook.com/mystar1025!
As discombobulated as the MTV VMA's are, you gotta give 'em credit for knowing how to grab headlines. From Miley's X-rated foam finger (We won't post pics here, we'd be in too much trouble) to the 'N Sync reunion. Scroll down for the winners and highlights...
2013 MTV VMA Winners...
Video of the Year: Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
Best Hip-Hop Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"
Best Male Video: Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"
Best Female Video: Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Best Pop Video: Selena Gomez - "Come & Get It"
Artist to Watch Presented by Taco Bell®: Austin Mahone - "What About Love"
Best Collaboration: P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me a Reason"
Best Video with a Social Message: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lewis - "Same Love"
Best Rock Video: Thirty Seconds to Mars - "Up in the Air"
Best Art Direction: Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu - "Q.U.E.E.N"
Best Choreography: Bruno Mars - "Treasure"
Best Cinematography: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"
Best Direction: Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z - "Suit & Tie"
Best Editing: Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
Best Visual Effects: Capital Cities – "Safe and Sound"
Song of the Summer: One Direction – "Best Song Ever"
We really got to know Rian Lindell's family through our Better Half Of The Bills feature. His wife Johna was one of the main reasons the interviews with Bills wives came off so well, and from the beginning, one of the things he stressed was how an NFL football career can end so quickly, affecting not only the player but the family. That came true when Rian was released earlier this week. At the time, we said he was too good a kicker to not be picked up by someone, and it took less than 36 hours for Tampa Bay to sign him. Rian showed how classy he is by putting out the following note:
Thank you, Bills fans, for all the support I've received over the years and over the last few days. I always tried to remember the people I represented every time I put the Bills uniform on. Over the years, I've truly enjoyed hearing the many stories Bills fans had to share from Sundays at the Ralph.
I'll never forget the feeling of driving into the parking lot on gameday and seeing the excitement of fans young or old, warm or cold, going through their pregame routines in anticipation of a Bills victory. What I came to understand over the years was the genuine passion Western New York and Bills nation has for their Bills, and I can't tell you how appreciative I am to have been a part of it for a decade.
I also want to thank Mr. Wilson and each and every person in the organization for 10 great years together. You made my family and I feel like we were truly a part of your family, and we were proud to "circle the wagons" with you.
Thank you, Buffalo, and while I begin a new and exciting chapter of my career, I look forward to our paths crossing again down the road.