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Hot Dog Etiquette - Who Knew!

Jul 05, 2015 -- 9:44pm

Do's and Don'ts: Everyday guidance for eating America's sacred food.

  • Don't -- put hot dog toppings between the hot dog and the bun. Always "dress the dog," not the bun.
  • Do -- condiments should be applied in the following order: wet condiments like mustard and chili are applied first, followed by chunky condiments like relish, onions and sauerkraut, followed by shredded cheese, followed by spices, like celery salt or pepper.
  • Do -- serve sesame seed, poppy seed and plain buns with hot dogs. Sun-dried tomato buns or basil buns are considered gauche with franks.
  • Don't -- use a cloth napkin to wipe your mouth when eating a hot dog. Paper is always preferable.
  • Do -- eat hot dogs on buns with your hands. Utensils should not touch hot dogs on buns.
  • Do -- use paper plates to serve hot dogs. Every day dishes are acceptable; china is a no-no.
  • Don't -- take more than five bites to finish a hot dog. For foot-long wiener, seven bites are acceptable.
  • Don't -- leave bits of bun on your plate. Eat it all.
  • Don't -- use ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18.
  • Do -- Condiments remaining on the fingers after eating a hot dog should be licked away, not washed.
  • Do -- use multi-colored toothpicks to serve cocktail wieners. Cocktail forks are in poor taste.
  • Don't -- bring wine to a hot dog barbecue. Beer, soda, lemonade and iced tea are preferable.

At What Age Will You Die?

Jun 13, 2015 -- 9:47pm

Click below and take the quiz.  Jim's scheduled to live til he's 83 and Julie is living until she's 86.  Have fun!

Click HERE

Six Things Women Love

Jun 08, 2015 -- 6:18pm


What do women want? This question has puzzled men since the dawn of time -- or at least 8th grade. Soon after you discovered ladies, you discovered they are bizarre and irrational creatures whose vagaries cannot be easily explained. Women's magazines don't help -- they just cover what women think they want. But maybe science can. Around the world, Ph.D.s and M.D.s have been creating an empirical, quantitative and entirely different list of qualities and behaviors that make girls go ga-ga. No, this list doesn't include "sense of humor." More like...

1. Not Smiling
A University of British Columbia study found that women are least attracted to a guy with a grin. Scientists aren't really sure why smiles are such a turn-off among the double-X-chromosomal set, but they think it has something to do with our primate ancestry. Among non-human primates, the smile is a fear grimace and symbol of submission, or what researchers call "total deal breakers." What does get women's attention? Loud and proud alpha males or dark and brooding fellas. Which would be great news for men with depression... if their unhappiness weren't due to a chemical imbalance in the brain.

2. Average Looks
Previously, researchers thought that predators were responsible because they targeted, say, the peacocks with the prettiest feathers. But a University of Texas study found that while predators do prefer male animals with the flashiest secondary sex characteristics, this did not play a significant role in eliminating them. Rather, female animals purposefully avoid male partners who are too good looking. Perhaps they don't want to mate with the males who are most likely to be eaten. Or perhaps, like human females, they want all eyes on them when they walk into the party.

3. Resembling Their Dads
A University of St. Andrews survey asked 400 women in relationships who had been raised by both parents about the hair and eye color of their partner and dear old dad. Women overwhelming had partners who matched their father. Meanwhile, researchers at the muscularly named University of Pecs in Hungary found that it was also more subtle features, like the shape of the face. Same goes for guys and their mothers, by the way. Apparently, characteristics of the opposite-gender parent are imprinted on the brain at an early age and never really leave you. This may partially explain why women are attracted to older guys.

4. Femininity
A study from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland might explain why ladies love Bieber. Researchers showed female subjects two photos of the same man, with subtle differences. One would have a narrower jaw and rounder eyes, traditionally more feminine features, while the other would be all man. The results? Sorry, square jaws of the world. Ladies prefer more ladylike dudes. Bonus twist? All other things being equal, in countries with poorer overall health, women prefer more masculine men, while in places with stronger health indicators, women favor girly men. Researchers believe women see a manly man as a better reproductive mate. But here in the first world, they have the luxury of caring about things like the fact that manly men are harder to get along with. Science!

5. Dancing Ability
Not pulling at the bar? You're probably relying way too much on your sterling personality. What you need to do is get out there and dance. At least that's what researchers at Northumbria's School of Life Sciences found. They believe women look at your dancing skills as a measure of your overall health and strength, as well as fitness for, ahem, mating. The best way to dance? Like the King, Elvis Presley. The study found that you've got to really gyrate your neck and trunk to win female attention. Researchers -- and we swear we're not making this up -- recommend that you learn to salsa and tango for best results.

6. Red Clothing
When shopping for something to wear to the club, you probably know to skip the Ed Hardy. But a study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General found that even more than a sense of humor, women are attracted to guys in red. The concept was pretty simple: participants ranked photos of people based on their desire to kiss or date them, as well as overall likeability. When just looking at these sex and romance-related factors, researchers found that guys in red scored higher. (No similar effect was seen in men looking at photos of women.) The finding held true across disparate cultures from Japan to the States, and researchers attribute it to the perception of red as a marker of high status. Our theory? Deep down, all women love the Kool-Aid Man.

Intern with the Early Morning Crew

May 26, 2015 -- 12:35pm

Soooo, you want to get into broadcasting?  If you want to learn everything about a successful morning radio show, here’s your chance!  Apply for an internship with The Early Morning Crew and you’ll have the opportunity to learn everything about running one of the top morning shows in Northwest Georgia, including:

  • What goes into behind-the-scenes producing and daily operations
  • Help report on celebrity and entertainment news (Julie needs help with this)
  • Editing audio clips
  • Preparing the daily “Final Verdict” for airplay each day
  • Board Operations (Jim needs a lot of help…period)
  • Brainstorming and ideas to make the show better
  • Assist with remote broadcasts (if needed)

What’s it like being an intern?  2 - 3 days a week, the intern sits in the studio with the crew from 6AM til 9AM (hours may vary) and learn what it takes to be on-air talent.  Jim and Julie actually highlight the intern and have them participate in the show!

(Julie, producer Clarke, and Jim)

How to Apply: Just email your resume’ and cover letter telling us why you want to intern with the Early Morning Crew and the experience you want to gain from it. Please note, this is not a paid internship and you must be able to receive college credit in order to be eligible to apply.

Please email:

Internship dates: 9/14 – 12/18   Dates can be adjusted as needed
Deadline to apply: 7/31/15

After You Apply

If Q102 is interested in interviewing you for an internship, a staff member will contact you.

Top 10 Hardest Words to Pronounce

May 02, 2015 -- 10:19pm

Worcestershire. Can you say it? Of British origin, Worcestershire sauce is a fermented liquid condiment used to season everything from chili to Welsh rarebit. It is also one of the 10 most difficult words to pronounce, according to computer guru and talk radio host Kim Komando. Citing an informal (read: not scientific) online poll with 5,000 responses conducted by a reddit user named JustATreeNut, Komando has listed on her web site the ten most difficult English words to pronounce. And Worcestershire is number one. The top 10 hardest words to pronounce and how to say them in parentheses:

  1. Worcestershire (wuss-ter-sheer)
  2. Choir (kw-eye-er)
  3. Squirrel (sk-whirl)
  4. Anemone (uh-nem-uh-nee)
  5. Isthmus (is-muss)
  6. Sixth (siksTH)
  7. Penguin (pen-gwen)
  8. Colonel (ker-nal)
  9. Otorhinolaryngologist (oto-rhino-laryng-ologist)
  10. Rural (roor-ull)

Favorite Treats Reveal Your Personality

Mar 26, 2015 -- 12:39pm
  • We talked about this during the show.  Is this you? Your favorite snacks reveal tons about your personality. Discover how the tastes that tickle your palate also spotlight your dominate trait:

    You're a dreamer
    If you prefer sugary cereal, double chocolate brownies and hard candies. Friends and family often catch you with your head in the clouds. You're also very trusting, creative and artistic, believing that life is to be savored.

    You're a diplomat
    If you prefer gumdrops, ice cream and dips loaded with sour cream. You yearn for tranquility, and you're the one who steps in to settle squabbles between loved ones. Although you have opinions, you never force them on others.

    You're a nonconformist
    If you prefer dark chocolate, black coffee and sour candies. You're an unconventional person with a supreme confidence in your abilities. You also speak your mind with a refreshing candor that charms others.

    You're a born leader
    If you prefer potato chips, popcorn and peanuts. You aren't shy about taking charge and your bold attitude attracts others who eagerly follow you, whether at work or at play. People are reassured by your positive perspective.

    You're a risk taker
    If you prefer salsa, spicy foods and black pepper on everything. You're a passionate, innovative thinker who brings an upbeat, intriguing approach to your job. Others also appreciate your infectious sense of fun. 

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