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
(800) 467.KVOM
ashton@rivervalleyradio.com
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
EVERYDAY
6:00-10:00 AM
6:15 School Lunch Menus (during the school year)
7:30 Newswatch
8:30 Trading Time
9:45 Commodities
KVOM CAFE
Join Ashton for a delicious lunch at some of the hot spots in town from 11:30-12:30 for the Finger Lick'n Country Kick'n Cafe!

Wednesdays: Cedar Lounge
Fridays: Ortegas

Ashton with The Kentucky Headhunters Below)

Ashton and Evan
12/8/11... Staying out too late
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Ashton & Shooter Jennings
Steamboat 2012
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: 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)

Happy DISHWASHER Turkey Day!

by Ashton Taylor on 11/26/13

Last week, Ashley Terry from the Conway Co. Extension Office stopped by the KVOM Studios to give me some cooking tips for that Thanksgiving Turkey. We mentioned cooking a turkey in the diswasher and joked about how we "heard" about this myth... low and behold... I have found a recipe!

(From Huffington Post)

Chef David Burke’s Dishwasher Turkey

Ingredients:
2 boneless turkey breasts, 12-14 lbs total
4 tablespoons parsley
3 tablespoons sage
3 tablespoons rosemary
3 tablespoons thyme
4 tablespoons garlic
4 tablespoons shallots
1 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons pepper

  1. Mince the herbs, garlic and shallots, then combine with salt, pepper and olive oil. Rub into turkey breast and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Place in an open Tupperware container (just to hold everything in place) and sit on top shelf of dishwasher.
  2. Run dishwasher for 3 full cycles for a total time of about 3 hours and 25 minutes. Let sit for 25 minutes then place under broiler to crisp skin for finish.

 

Of course, everyone's dishwasher, like everyone's oven, will work a little differently. If you guys really try this, please, please, please tell us all about it.

 

Also from The Huffington Post... Did you know that you can clean a  keyboard, plastic toys, shin guards, hats, shoes, car parts, AC vents, window screens, refrigerator shelves, brushes, oven knobs, and even potatoes in your dishwasher?! I am mind blown.

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.
(6/11/14) : Are you looking for some fun stuff to do this summer with the kiddos? Get involved with the Conway County Library! They have a TON of fun stuff planned for the whole family. Hear what Jay Carter (Director of the CC Library) had to say about this exciting summer: (ALSO HEAR HIS ANGELIC VOICE SING "PETER COTTONTAIL."
(6/12/14) : It is hard to believe it is finally here, the 2014 Conway County Relay for Life. It starts tomorrow really at 5 with the survivor dinner and other festivities beginning at 7. Make sure you check it out at the Conway County Fairgrounds. Ms. Kacey McCurry from the American Cancer Society stopped by the KVOM Studios to give us an update about all of the fun that will take place tomorrow:
(6/18/14) : A Morrilton Jr. High Student saved the life of an 8 year old student on a school bus during the end of the school year. Z Wright, stopped by the KVOM Studios to talk about her heroic thinking and swift skills as she stepped into action on the bus. Hear her story here:
(7/2/14) : With Independence Day on Friday, fireworks are on everyone's mind!  I had the chance to visit with Morrilton Fire Chief Earle Eichenberger about safety tips for your celebration and about a new program the Morrilton Fire Department has implemented for businesses within the city. Hear what he had to say here:
(7/8/14) : I was very excited to interview Dr. Craig York today on my closeup segment during Newswatch... we discussed "Eating Clean" -a lifestyle choice that I have made recently (that has helped me lose 16 lbs!) If you want to know more about "eating clean" tune in here:
(7/16/14) : You are running out of time if you want to purchase that Luck of the Draw Ticket! Get it today! Matthew and Danyel (clients at the Center for Exceptional Children) stopped by the KVOM Studios for a quick bit to remind listeners to buy a ticket. Hear what they had to say here:
(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: