KVOM Radio - PO Box 541 - Morrilton, AR 72110 - Phone 501-354-2484 - Fax 501-354-5629 -
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!

(800) 467.KVOM
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 -
6:00-10:00 AM
6:15 School Lunch Menus (during the school year)
7:30 Newswatch
8:30 Trading Time
9:45 Commodities
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!)


The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 09/17/13

Does the stand your ground law apply to shooting yourself?

If so, it might help Florida convict Mark Cruz, who accidentally shot himself this week despite being barred from owning a firearm. The 28-year-old Wimauma man was injured when his .22-caliber pistol fell out of his pocket and discharged, sending a round into his leg, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Cruz was banned from owning a gun after a 2012 conviction on cocaine trafficking charges. That could be why he threw the gun in a lake after he shot himself, NBC Miami reports. He reportedly wouldn't tell deputies where he obtained the weapon.

He was admitted into South Bay Hospital for treatment, but was uncooperative with deputies there, Bay News 9 reports.

He was arrested and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and tampering with evidence. He was released Tuesday on $11,500 bail.


(From the Huffington Post)

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 09/11/13

Nursing student Brett Bishop came over to his neighbor's in search of his dog. What he found was a whole mess of trouble.

The 21-year-old's unexpected visit to his neighbor's yard last month turned truly bizarre after he allegedly cut down his neighbor's U.S. flag, slashed the tires on a car, and then stole a bunch of frozen pork out of a freezer. He then returned to his yard and burned the flag.

Bishop, who told Peru, Ind., police that he'd been drinking at the time, said he remembers taking his neighbor's flag, but not burning it.

According to the Pharos Tribune, "[Bishop] said he remembered burning his hand when he was trying to light something with a cigarette lighter, but couldn’t remember what he burned." He also told police that he was concerned about his drinking, since he "was doing well in nursing school and was up for a promotion at his job."

Bishop faces charges of burglary, theft, criminal mischief and flag desecration.

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 09/05/13

He told police he'd been "huffin.'" -Let me add... that when you say HUFFIN, I think of two things -ONE- It makes me think you are riding a bike, kinda like a slang term for your Huffy bike or something. -TWO- It rhymes with muffin, and I am  hungry right now. Meet my Moron of the Moment:

Robert Pry faces commercial burglary, theft, and other charges stemming from an alleged inhalants binge.

Pry was discovered passed out in the storage room of a Jonesboro, Ark., Kmart on the morning of Sept. 1. The 21-year-old was found "covered in vomit and urine" with 16 empty cans of air duster nearby. When police arrived at the scene, Pry reportedly told officers that he'd hid out in the store until it closed, then found the air duster and “huffed all night long."

As Gawker pointed out, the 16-can binge was preceded by a self-financed inhalants romp at Walmart.

Police found several more empty cans of duster in a truck that Pry said he'd borrowed from a friend. The man told police he'd spent $100 on duster at Walmart, and staged the alleged burglary at Kmart after he'd ran out.

According to the police, Pry said he was “addicted to huffing.” No kidding.

Considering that inhalant abuse has proved lethal before, the sheer amount that Pry consumed means that he's lucky to be alive.

In March, a 14-year-old honors student in Los Angeles died after inhaling air duster. According to KTLA, the girl's older sister "found her in bed with a can of compressed air still attached to her mouth, her nostrils taped shut."

In 2011, an Atlanta-area teen died after huffing compressed air from dust cleaner and ingesting other substances.

(From the Huffington Post)

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 09/03/13

A Detroit woman was caught on camera vandalizing a cell phone store and then mooning the clerk because she couldn't get her son's phone refunded.

The cellular shout-fest began when the woman -- who identified herself as Stephanie to WXYZ -- entered the store and started throwing things. A clerk, who was behind bullet-proof glass in the shop, started filming the incident.

Stephanie told the station that she was upset because her son's $200 phone was outdated and damaged. The clerk argued that she didn't bring the phone in before the 7-day policy for refunds was up.

"Take everyone’s [expletive] money!" Stephanie said while knocking down signs. "Take it!"

Off camera, Stephanie allegedly used a knife to damage the bullet-proof glass, CNET reports. Before another woman pulled her out of the store, Stephanie turned around, lifted her dress and mooned the camera.

"Say cheese!" she yelled.

She later told reporters that she was justified because the phone was damaged and her money was "up in the air."The store happens to be right next to a police department. The clerk said he plans to pursue charges against Stephanie, according to the New York Daily News.

(From the Huffington Post)


The Mouth's Moron of the Moment: Steak! It's whats for dinner!

by Ashton Taylor on 08/30/13

Don't have a cow, man; he's just here for the steak.

A thief in a cow 'onesie' allegedly stole an unspecified number of porterhouse steaks from a food store in New Zealand on Aug. 23, according to police.

Sound weird? Sure, but probably not as weird as a police spokesperson's assertion that onesies aren't uncommon items of clothing in New Zealand.

According to APN, a police spokesperson said that "because onesies were not an uncommon item of clothing... the offender was 'probably not intending to look like the beef they were stealing.'"

The offender allegedly hopped in a red car with two accomplices and fled the scene. No one caught the plate number, so the suspects are still out there.

As funny as it is to imagine a guy in a cow suit grilling up a porterhouse steak, meat thieves have been known to steal choice cuts for resale.

At least the New Zealand suspect dressed for the occasion. In July, a Louisiana man was arrested after gracelessly stuffing steaks in his pants and attacking a grocery store employee, according to police.

(From Huffington Post)

(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, 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: