MORNING MADNESS
KVOM Radio - PO Box 541 - Morrilton, AR 72110 - Phone 501-354-2484 - Fax 501-354-5629 - kvom@kvom.com
News and Sports Director
The Mouth of the South Morning Show
6-10 AM
Ashton Taylor

"I want to get my kicks while I am still young enough to get em"
-Rizzo (Grease)
Hey! My goal in the mornings is to pump you up and get you excited about the day. I am honored a privileged to be bringing you THE BEST COUNTRY AROUND. You can hear anything from Waylon and Willie to Randy Rogers and Reckless Kelly on KVOM. Call in your request or birthday from 6-10 AM on the Mouth of the South Morning Show!

Keep Rock'n the Red Dirt!
-Ashton

501.354.2484
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ABOUT ASHTON:
Some things that I love..... God, my sweet husband "Sweet Lane,"  MUSIC, NEWS, Chi Omega, RADIO, sunshine, my family, friends, sisters, my favorite brother, singing, pictures, the south, going to the lake, driving my jeep, painting, concerts, shopping, jokes, tv, ALL types of music, laughter, my boots, hunting, fishing, football, camping in my camper, "Eddie," my boat "The Night Owl," going to the river, and my .22 Winchester rifle and my revolver.. "Pearl."

When I was a little girl, I was addicted to watching BJ Sams in the morning on Channel 11 (CBS) and wanted to be a reporter. I am recent college graduate of Arkansas State University with a B.S. in Radio Television (Broadcast Journalism) I was born and raised in the hills of Greenbrier, AR
Josh Abbott with Ashton (Below)
KVOM Radio - PO Box 541 - Morrilton, AR 72110 - Phone 501-354-2484 - Fax 501-354-5629 - newsroom@kvom.com
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Ashton and Evan
12/8/11... Staying out too late
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In Loving Memory of my biggest fan... my sweet brother, Scott.
Forever in my heart and in song.
Words cannot express how thankful I am for your votes for "Personality of the Year" for Out of the Region market at the 2013 Texas Regional Radio Awards Show. THANK YOU. It has been a crazy year for me and this is an amazing honor. Its because of people like you who voted and listen to The Mouth of the South Morning Show that we were able to take this achievement home. I LOVE YOU ALL! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
We'll "Never Be That High" or "17" again... but we'll meet "On a Cloud" in the end. Love you.
Eric Church.. (without his sunglasses!)

MORNING MADNESS

Moron of the Moment: Baby Style

by Ashton Taylor on 09/24/14

Oklahoma City Police are currently looking for a suspected carjacker, but his most distinguishing feature isn't a tattoo or a scar; it's a pacifier.

The suspect has been dubbed the "Binky Bandit" and he is alleged to have robbed and carjacked a victim Friday night in front of a business parking lot.

A surveillance tape taken near the area shows the suspect sucking hard on a pacifier.

The photo looks ridiculous, so much so that Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department felt obliged to remind the media that the alleged "Binky Bandit" is wanted for a felony.

“It’s something that we don’t see very often, a man who is our suspect in such a violent crime to have a pacifier but we can't forget the fact that it is a very serious crime,” she told KOCO.com.

The pacifier may make the suspect seem childish, but Oklahoma Poison Control Director Scott Schaeffer told News9.com that it's not uncommon for hallucinogenic drug users to keep pacifiers in their mouth, to keep them from grinding their teeth.

When the pacifier-sucking suspect approached the victim's car, the victim handed over his money and car keys and the suspect drove off in a red two-door 1997 Grand Prix.

The victim was not injured, but authorities said the next victim might not be as lucky.

"Obviously, [if] this man robs another individual, it could have another outcome,” Wardlow told KFOR.com. “We want to get this man off the streets.”

The suspect is described as an 18-year-old black male with a thin build who stands between 5 feet, 9 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (405)-235-7300.

From The Huffington Post

Moron of the Moment: FREEDOM RINGS Style.

by Ashton Taylor on 07/08/14

I really don't know who is my moron in this story... the JAILER who let the criminals WATCH fireworks... (the epitome of freedom) or the criminal who escaped. I mean, I really don't blame him. HA. Jason McClurg is accused of killing his wife.

A man accused of murdering his wife briefly escaped from a Missouri jail when a deputy allowed him and other inmates to watch July 4 fireworks.

Jason McClurg, the so-called "Kool Aid Killer" who allegedly poisoned his wife with the sweet drink and a prescription medicine, broke free Friday night and was recaptured on Sunday, TV station KSPR reports. He was found in a camper in Winona, Missouri, according to KFVS.

The deputy was fired who brought McClurg and nine other detainees to a cage outside the Shannon County jail to view the fireworks display, CBS reports.

This was the second time that a prisoner had escaped from this guard, the sheriff's office said.

McClurg persuaded his wife to drink the lethal concoction in May by telling her their toddler had made it for her, detectives told KY3.

 

(HUFFINGTON POST)

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 04/15/14

CLEVELAND, April 13 (Reuters) - An Ohio man sentenced by a judge to spend Sunday wearing a sign reading "I AM A BULLY" at a busy suburban Cleveland intersection was greeted by a boisterous stream of honking car horns, jeers and insults.

Edmond Aviv, 62, clad in a hat and dark sunglasses, sat slumped in a green plastic chair holding the cardboard sign that is punishment for his treatment of a neighbor, whose husband suffers from dementia, and her seven children, several of whom have disabilities and use wheelchairs.

His sign reads: "I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in."

Among the many people who stopped to see Aviv serve his sentence was Alex Simmons, 21, a former neighbor who said Aviv would call out racial slurs to people passing by.

"Parents told us to stay away from the house. He would just stand on the porch and just call us names," Simmons said, adding, "Justice had been served."

Aviv was accused of calling the neighbor, Sandra Prugh, "Monkey Mama" as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children and of smearing dog feces on their wheelchair ramp.

The harassment went on 15 years in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, Prugh said in court documents.

Aviv pleaded no contest to fourth-degree disorderly conduct in March. South Euclid Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers sentenced him to spend five hours on Sunday wearing a placard that must be readable from 25 feet away.

The judge also sentenced Aviv to 15 days in jail, seven months' probation, 100 hours of community service, anger management classes and mental-health counseling, according to court records.

A probation officer was on hand on Sunday to protect Aviv and make sure he served out his sentence.

"I didn't do this," Aviv said to a reporter who asked if he was sorry.

As he spoke, someone in a passing car yelled: "Douche bag."

Prugh said Aviv has spit on her, tried to run down her wheelchair-bound daughters and directed spotlights at her windows at night, according to court documents.

Last year, authorities discovered Aviv had cut a hole in his garage wall and was using a fan to blow kerosene fumes into Prugh's back yard.

Aviv must also publish a letter of apology to Prugh in a local newspaper.

(Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Leslie Adler)

FROM HUFFINGTON POST

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 02/20/14

From Huffington Post:

A California woman who describes herself as Barbie-obsessed says she uses hypnotherapy sessions in the hopes that it will decrease her IQ.

"I just want to be the ultimate Barbie. I actually want to be brainless," Blondie Bennett, 38, told Barcroft TV. "I don't like being human, if that makes sense... Natural is boring... I would love to be like, completely plastic."

Bennett has had five breast augmentations and other procedures in the hopes of attaining her goal. But now she says she's undergoing hypnotherapy sessions two-to-three times a week in order to dumb down her thoughts.

She says it's working.

"I've had 20 sessions and I'm already starting to feel ditzy and confused all the time," Bennett told the Daily Mail.

She told Barcroft TV that although she loves her looks, her plastic features tend to turn off a lot of people. She said that her friends and family don't approve of her lifestyle.

Bennett appears to maintain a NSFW Twitter account advertising live camera shows. Her handle, not surprisingly, is "Busty_Doll."

The Mouth's Moron of The Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 12/11/13

This might be the most publicity Radio Shack has had in years.

An Arkansas man who told police he just really had to pee found himself in cuffs after allegedly soaking a Radio Shack carpet and electronics in his urine.

Police arrested 65-year-old John Posey last Wednesday after the man allegedly unzipped. When an officer arrived, Posey appeared to have "bloodshot eyes, was unsteady on his feet, and smelled of intoxicants," according to a police report.

Posey first told police he was only shopping and denied urinating, despite the overwhelming smell, according to The Smoking Gun.

The man eventually confessed to urinating, telling the officer simply, "I had to pee bad."

According to the International Business Times, Posey didn't ask to use the bathroom because "stores usually won't let you...so I didn't ask."

Along with a damaged carpet, a Radio Shack employee pointed out multiple electronics that were urinated on, estimating more than $750 worth of damage.

Posey was charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief. (FROM HUFFINGTON POST)

SPECIAL GUESTS:
(10/2/13) Josh Abbott is playing at the REV ROOM FRIDAY night. DON'T MISS IT! I had the opportunity to visit with him today about what has been going on, the new music video for "She Will Be Free", government, music buzz, etc. Hear whats been going on:
(10/24/13) I visited with PAM TILLIS on the phone today about her show TONIGHT with Lorrie Morgan at The Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA in Conway. Its going to be a great show filled with some of their classic hits mixed with new stuff from their new album.. Dos Divas! Don't miss the Grits and Glamor tonight at 7:30.
(7/28/14) : The Conway County Center for Exceptional Children's Luck of the Draw was amazing!!! Over 1,300 tickets were sold and over $30,000 was raised for the center! Here are some fun pictures and "selfies" the clients wanted to take with me! They truly are a blessing and I personally want to say THANK you to the donors, sponsors, folks who bought tickets who made Luck of the Draw possible!
(8/4/14) : Congratulations to April Bess for winning a family 4-pack of tickets to Magic Springs and Crystal Falls from the brand new -Heartspeak Dance Studio by Emma Manning! Dance classes began today and I visited with her about what her studio will offer, why she chose to open a business in Morrilton and to draw live on air for our lucky winner. Hear about the exciting things happening at Heartspeak Dance here:
(8/12/14) : Dan Yarborough and John Rankin from the Conway County Soccer Club stopped by to visit with me about sign ups for the fall season. You can get your forms at C4. Stop by and get yours today! Hear what they had to say:
(9/24/14) : Morgan Zimmerman from UACCM stopped by the KVOM Studios to visit with me about the great event, "Just Desserts" that will take place Friday, October 17th from 6-9 PM. The event includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, wine bar, gourmet coffee bar, dessert auction, raffle and super raffle.  Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple and may be purchased online at www.uaccm.edu, from any Foundation Board member or at the door.  Sponsorship and donation information is also online.
(10/22/14) : Kyla Kordsmeier, Volunteer Coordinator for the Morrilton Animal Shelter stopped by the KVOM Studios to give us an update about the Morrilton pound. She was pleased to inform us that there has not been a dog euthanized for more than a year now due to volunteers and folks adopting dogs. Talk about exciting news!!!  Also, don't forget the sack lunch fundraiser will be held Wednesday (10/29/14) from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Morrilton Police Department parking lot. The funds will go directly for other improvements at the pound.  A $7 lunch includes a hot dog, hamburger, chips and dessert. Hear more about updates, how to get involved  and this fun event that will take place next week right here:
(11/3/14) : The driver of a sport utility vehicle was airlifted to a Little Rock hospital and three others suffered minor injuries following an accident involving a South Conway County school bus Thursday morning. Johnathan Trafford, director of emergency management for Conway County, says the accident occurred on Highway 124 just east of Springfield. He says the bus was slowing down and had activated its caution light when the driver of the SUV hit the rear of the bus. There were 13 students on the bus at the time of the accident, and Shawn Halbrook, superintendent of the South Conway County School District, says every student was examined on scene by EMTs. Two students, along with the bus driver, were taken by ambulance to St. Vincent Morrilton for treatment of minor injuries. Halbrook says parents were notified as soon as the accident occurred, and that students were cared for on scene by district personnel.  Halbrook says most of the students who were not injured did make it to school Thursday.  The accident is being investigated by Arkansas State Police. Linda Smith, witness to accident, visited with me today about what she saw:
(11/21/14) : I had the chance to visit with Morrilton High School Student, Justice Henderson about her exciting opportunity to travel to New York City and cheer in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She was chosen as an "All American Cheerleader" and will be making Morrilton proud! Hear her interview here: