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Louisiana Hayride 65th Anniversary Celebrates Music and Radio History

Howard J HartMusic and radio vanguards gathered along with fans of all ages at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium to celebrate and write another chapter in the rich heritage of entertainment in northwest Louisiana.

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When is Presidents’ Day 2013 and What is Closed in Shreveport Bossier?

Presidents’ Day, is observed on the third Monday in February. It falls on Feb. 18 this year.

Presidents’ Day was established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington's birthday which is on the 22, and is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.

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Shreveport MLK Program Planned

The national Martin Luther King, Junior, holiday is next Monday but tomorrow marks the anniversary of his birth. So a special observance is planned for tomorrow evening.

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This Day in History for January 5 — Golden Gate Bridge Construction Begins, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1643: The first legal divorce in the American colonies takes place (more info)

1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States (more info)

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What Do You Think of the List of Movies Added to the National Registry?

Movies that have made an impact on society.....do you agree with this list?

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This Day in History for December 8 — John Lennon Killed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (more info)

1980: Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City (more info)

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My Trip Down Memory Lane Involves World War II’s End & Sewer Rats — Woo’s World

I often find myself remembering my childhood. It was such a simple time back then. When I was five years old, we lived on what I thought was a huge street. It was just two lanes, but it was black topped and seemed very, very wide.

There's two things I remember happening when I lived on that big, wide street. The first was that World War II ended. Germany had surrendered. Hearing the news, my mother screamed, picked up a big pan and big spoon and ran right outside, beating that pan in celebration.

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Custer’s Last Facebook Status Update, Or How Social Networking Has Changed News — Woo’s World

My husband's Great Grandma Efie Mae Minard once told us an amazing story about how she lived close to the site of Custer's Last Stand, but didn't know it until six months after the battle.

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Do You Remember KEEL’s Great Scooter Race? — Woo’s World

Back in the 60s, radio was all about on-air live promotions. Marie Gifford, then-general manager of KEEL Radio, was very supportive of the crazy ideas that her programming staff came up with. Two staffers, Larry Ryan and Gene Kent, decided to race to KLIF Radio in Dallas, Texas on Honda 50's for a contest sponsored by Powercycle Center.

All the smack talk back and forth between the two was promoted on-air until the big day arrived. The pair hit the road in the big "Race to Dallas" competition, but not without incident.

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Keel Dirty Dribblers — Woo’s World

Did you know that at one time Keel Radio had a basket ball team named the Dirty Dribblers? The Dirty Dribblers played in just about every gym within 100 miles of Shreveport. One year in the seventies the Dirty Dribblers  played 106 basketball games. There was hardly a school anywhere that didn't request that the Dirty Dribblers come around and play a game, and Keel did it all for charity.

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