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

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.

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 10/24/13

He wanted to be Homecoming queen, and now he's the belle of the ball -- in jail.

A 55-year-old man, later identified as Curtis J. Hutchings, was found in the parking lot of Belleville East High School in Illinois wearing a pink dress and makeup.

Students noticed the strangely dressed suspect in a car parked in the lot and believed he was involved in "lewd conduct" in the vehicle, Fox2Now.com reported.

Officers at the scene approached Hutchings' car and determined he had no legal reason to be on school property. They also noticed some unmentioned products in plain view that verified the "lewd conduct" described by students, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.

Hutchings was arrested and charged with one count of public indecency, CBS St. Louis reported.

He is currently in the St. Clair County Jail on $50,000 bond, KMOV-TV reported.

Hutchings isn't the only man recently arrested for crashing an event. (FROM HUFFINGTON POST)

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 10/08/13

Now, I hate to admit I drag "Sweet Lane" to stuff all the time and 95% of the time he DOES NOT want to go... but I don't think he would go as far as to staging his own kidnapping... I hope not at least. Check this story out:

A pillar of any good relationship is communication. Last week, Rogelio Andaverde let it be known that he'd rather be kidnapped at gunpoint than tell his wife he wanted to go out partying.

The 34-year-old Edinburg, Texas man allegedly staged his own kidnapping last Tuesday. At about 10:30 p.m. he had his buddies -- wearing masks and toting guns -- break into his home while his wife was there and take him at gunpoint, police tell the San Antonio Express-News.

The frantic woman called authorities, who fanned out across the neighborhood to look for Andaverde, Fox News reports. Police grew suspicious when they couldn't find any leads, and even more-so when Andaverde turned up.

He reportedly told his wife that his kidnappers showed mercy and set him free. But later he allegedly confessed that he lied about the kidnapping so he could go out on the town with his buddies. He also reportedly said he was afraid of his wife.

"We have people file false reports all the time, and we put them in jail for it," Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe Treviño told The Monitor. "But I've never had someone do it just to get out of the house."

Andaverde was charged with making a false report, and deputies are looking for his friends -- the bogus kidnappers -- for questioning.

(From Huffington Post)



The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 10/03/13

This will look really good on his resume.

Parsippany, N.J., Radio Shack employee Andre Santiago, 20, is accused of punching a customer on Friday, according to NJ.com. He allegedly told authorities that he struck the man because he was being "sarcastic."

According to a police report obtained by Parsippany Patch, cops found the victim “holding a bloody paper towel to his left eye." The victim refused medical treatment.

Santiago was charged with assault.

Consumerist suggests another possible motive for Santiago's alleged attack: "Perhaps the employee is still upset over the loss of VHS tape rewinders in store inventories. That could unhinge anyone."

 

(From Huffington Post)

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment: Eagle Edition

by Ashton Taylor on 09/18/13

She sure didn't have a peaceful easy feeling.

Vernett Bader, 54, is accused of stabbing her live-in ex-boyfriend Monday night because he wouldn't stop listening to The Eagles at their North Charleston, S.C. residence, according to ABC News 4.

Police say Bader was watching TV with the man's brother and told her 64-year-old ex to turn his music off. The ex responded by telling her to "shut up" and took her tolerance to the limit by continuing to play the classic rock tunes.

Apparently not one to take it easy, Bader then allegedly grabbed a bread knife and started swinging it at the man. He told police by the time he managed to get the knife away from her, the desperado was already gone, headed to the kitchen to get another, the Post and Courier reported. The victim locked himself in the bathroom to get away from her.

Police say Bader admitted to stabbing the man, but said it was out of self-defense because he was choking her.

Investigators, who noted there were no marks on her neck, did not believe her allegedly lyin' eyes.

She's at the Charleston County Jail now, and will likely make a court appearance one of these nights.

Eagles songs aren't the only music to push someone over the edge. In April, a Colorado woman allegedly started choking her boyfriend after he sang Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" 25 times.

 

(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.
(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:
(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: