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Thanksgiving Special this Thursday 6-10 am


Jason Aldean is the host for this year’s Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration Special on Kickin’ Kountry at 106.9 FM. It will air on Thanksgiving Day from 6-10 a.m.

The show will feature plenty of your favorite artists, who will share their favorite Thanksgiving holiday stories and memories as well as plenty of music. The four-hour special will include songs from Tim Mcgraw, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks and more.

The special kicks off a weekend full of fun on Kickin’ Kountry at 106.9 FM, which include an All-Request Morning Show on Friday from 6-9 am, and another all-request block from 11 am-1 pm with Ben, as Larry Mac will be at Plateau Wireless for the official kickoff of their Toys For Tots drive. That includes not one but two tablets that Plateau Wireless will give away during the remote (and more throughout the day). Be listening for details.

Both Larry Mac and Janie will be ready for The Big Show on Saturday morning as well, including the Gold Classic Hour from 10-11 am.

Ben’s Ice Bucket Challenge includes Larry Mac dousing!!

Well, you had a feeling that Big Ben Catley had something up his sleeve when he took the ALS #IceBucketChallenge … and he certainly did. In more ways than one.

Ben will be donating money to the Texas Chapter of the ALS to help those in the Lone Star State fight Lou Gherig’s Disease. He also is making a donation to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research as well as the Epilepsy Association of Montana, in honor of Michael Ellis, a friend of Ben’s who lost his battle with the disease last winter.

However, that was not all … after challenging his oldest brother and a few of his former Pioneer Baseball League broadcasters, he then challenged the one and only Larry McNutt. And, as you can see from the video, LarryMac accepted the challenge.

If you’d like to help the charge to Strike Out ALS, visit the Texas Chapter here. The other two charities Ben is donating to:
V Foundation for Cancer Research
Epilepsy Association of Montana

As of August 22, more than $50 million has been raised by the ALS Association.

KKYN out and about …

Here’s where you’ll see the Kickin’ Kountry mobile as well as some of our Plainview Radio folk on location over the next few weeks …

July 26 – Ramsower’s 10 a.m.-Noon – LarryMac and Janie will be on location for Ramsower’s Furniture Open House and Customer Appreciation celebration. Free food and plenty of savings can be had there, as well as meeting the Big Show hosts.

August 2 – Gebo’s – 10-11 a.m. – The Mighty 1090 Tractor Giveaway drawing will take place.

Election Special Interview

On Monday afternoon, we sat down with Plainview City Council District 3 incumbent David Garcia and challenger Norma Juarez. We will replay the interviews on the Kickin’ Kountry Morning Show at 8:40 am on Friday.

David Garcia:

Norma Juarez:

Election Day is Saturday, May 10, with polls open from 7 am to 7 pm for the District 3 and District 4 city council seats. That race pits incumbent V.O. Ortega against Teressa King. District 3 voters polling location is at Highland Elementary School, while District 4 residents will vote at LaMesa Elementary School.

Listen to Win Tickets and Meet & Greet with Aaron Watson this Friday in Lubbock!

Aaron Watson is coming to the Wild West in Lubbock to start his latest tour. (Aaron Watson event page on Facebook)

Aaron Watson is coming to the Wild West in Lubbock to start his latest tour. (Aaron Watson event page on Facebook)

Be listening to Ben in the Mornings the rest of this week for your chance to win a Meet & Greet with Aaron Watson this Friday at the Wild West in Lubbock!!

Three lucky listeners will get the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, get to meet Aaron before the show and a copy of his album, Real Good Time, featuring the hit “July in Cheyenne”.

We’re also working out the final details on an interview with Aaron – stay tuned for details on that.

New Cash Album – Win before you can Buy it!!

Tune in Thursday-Monday (March 20, 21 and 24) for a chance to win a brand new release CD before you can buy it in stores … the new Johnny Cash album Out Among The Stars.

The album features 13 unreleased tracks, including “She Used To Love Me A Lot”, which has been featured on the morning show. Here is the video for the song:

The album includes two duets with June Carter Cash, and a duet with Waylon Jennings, all previously unreleased.

The CDs will all be given away as prizes for the Morning MindBender, which will be around 7:20 each morning. So be listening for your chance to win on Kickin’ Kountry at 106.9 FM!!

Have your own Madness in March …

Be listening to Bob and Ben in the Morning on Tuesday for details on how you can create your own Madness in March. That’s right, we’re going to help you have a little fun … all with the madness that March brings in mind. We’ll start sharing how to make it happen Tuesday morning here on Kickin’ Kountry at 106.9 FM!!

Kickin’ Kountry @ 106.9 FM earns two NMW Nominations!!

Plainview Radio’s Kickin Kountry at 106.9 FM and Program Director Ben Catley have been nominated for Country Radio Station of the Year and Country Program Director of the Year awards, respectively, by New Music Weekly Magazine, as part of their 2014 New Music Awards.

Listeners are encouraged to vote online at over the next few weeks. The ballot may be accessed through the “Vote Now” tab under “New Music Awards” on the website menu. Read more

The 1-minute Church Service …

During Tuesday’s Bob and Ben in the Morning show, Bob read a story of a one-minute church service in Montana this past Sunday. Here, thanks to the power of YouTube, is proof that it takes just under a minute.

Rascal Flatts talks new music

As heard on the Bob and Ben Show this morning, Rascal Flatts has released a new song, “Rewind.” Here’s some audio from a recent interview the band did talking about their new music.