Broadway grew up in Marne, Michigan, a small town surrounded by farms. Perhaps it was the smell of cow manure that made him the eccentric character he is today.
Broadway’s introduction to Country music came through the 90’s hit, Boot Scootin' Boogie. He says, "I played the Boot Scootin' Boogie cassette single so many times that mom threw it away and said it was an accident."
He is a huge advocate for the American Cancer Society. His mother passed away from Lung cancer in 2008, and father has battled three different types of cancer.
When not in the studio, Broadway enjoys cartoons, Squidbillies on Adult Swim is his favorite. He also enjoys Stephen King books and spending time with his family consisting of his wife, two kids and dog.
Cory Myers is a Connecticut native, raised in the All-American Valley borough of Naugatuck. She attended Holy Cross High School and went on to college at Eastern CT State University and Central CT where she was bitten by the radio bug. A graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (because college took too long for her!), she started her career as a traffic reporter flying in a plane above Hartford and quickly moved onto more solid ground, literally. Paying her dues in overnights, she quickly moved into mornings as a producer (since she was there when the morning show came in and they needed help anyway).
A music lover, Cory has worked on-air in Top 40, Hard rock, Oldies and Country, where she has made her home for the past 17 years. She’s covered the Grammy Awards, Radio Music Awards, several star studded movie premieres, the CMA’s and ACM’s and even the MTV Movie Awards.
Cory loves to donate her time to various charity organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Connecticut Humane Society, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Gifts of Love and Make-A-Wish Foundation among others, hosting various charity motorcycle rides, auctions and events for them.
She and her husband Jason live in Southington with their three favorite people in the world, their three kids, Austin, 12, Carter, 5 and Gianna, 3, and their dogs Aretha, an American Staffordshire Terrier, they adopted from the CT Humane Society and their new puppy Capone. When she’s not working, you can find her at the Pricechopper or Walmart in town, making her own sauce (she’s 100% Italian and has big hair to prove it), sitting by her pool in the summer time or watching reruns of Star Trek or some other crazy sci-fi show (she is a self-professed nerd at heart and proud of it!)
Dee Jay Silver mixes up the "Country Club" every Friday from 9-9:20a.
Silver is the first dj to ever get a country music record deal. He's signed to Sony Nashville.
He's currently on the road with Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, and Thomas Rhett. Silver has also opened for Eric Church, Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Justin Moore, and Eastin Corbin.
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You've likely heard of the Westboro Baptist Church. Perhaps you've seen their pickets on the news, the members holding signs with messages that are too offensive to copy here, protesting at events such as the funerals of soldiers, the 9-year old victim of the recent Tucson shooting, and Elizabeth Edwards, all in front of their grieving families. The WBC is fervently anti-gay, anti-Semitic, and anti- practically everything and everyone. And they aren't going anywhere: in March, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the WBC's right to picket funerals.
Since no organized religion will claim affiliation with the WBC, it's perhaps more accurate to think of them as a cult. Lauren Drain was thrust into that cult at the age of 15, and then spat back out again seven years later. BANISHED is the first look inside the organization, as well as a fascinating story of adaptation and perseverance.
Lauren spent her early years enjoying a normal life with her family in Florida. But when her formerly liberal and secular father set out to produce a documentary about the WBC, his detached interest gradually evolved into fascination, and he moved the entire family to Kansas to join the church and live on their compound. Over the next seven years, Lauren fully assimilated their extreme beliefs, and became a member of the church and an active and vocal picketer. But as she matured and began to challenge some of the church's tenets, she was unceremoniously cast out from the church and permanently cut off from her family and from everyone else she knew and loved. BANISHED is the story of Lauren's fight to find herself amidst dramatic changes in a world of extremists and a life in exile.
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Here's some of our interview with Lauren:
BW: Your exit from the church...did you get kicked out or did you choose to leave?
LD: Basically, I started questioning things and some doctrines, some hypocrisies and inconsistencies. And I figured it might be received with some good intentions, and no one wanted to hear anything about it. So, they started casting me as a deceiver and evil person and starting creating theories to try to get me out. At some point I would have left on my own, I was getting to that point anyway.
BW: Do you feel that their hearts are in the right place?
LD: I used to think that their hearts are in the right place. Kind of you see my transition throughout the book that they have this type of strong fervency and this you know wanting to do anything despite persecution kind of thing. But really at the end of the day you know there is no reasoning with them. There is no rationalizing with them in terms of, "Well, can we have a discussion? Can I bring this other verse to you? Can I bring this other point to you?" They literally shut down. It's like talking to a robot. And it’s very disheartening because I actually had a personal relationship where as most people see them as picketers, mean picketers. Some people I was able to touch that human personality and I describe that also in my book. Some of them have it and they shut it off, so they don’t have to deal with the reality of the situation. Like, if other members leave, they don’t have to deal with the fact that they miss them or other things that happened.
BW: Did you picket any funerals? Or weren't they doing that during the time that you were there?
LD: Yeah, they started picketing military funerals when I was still there.
BW: Did you picket any?
BW: Have you since apologized to those families or reached out to any of those people who you may of hurt by picketing the funerals?
LD: Yes, I have done it in a couple ways. I have a YouTube video, I have a Facebook fan page, and I have my book. All three of which I’ve openly apologized to anyone I would have harmed. And I have had a lot of feedback, I’ve had personal feedback from families that have been affected. People are very forgiving and it’s amazing to see that.