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

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)

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment -Healthcare Style

by Ashton Taylor on 08/28/13

Epic fail or strange success? When it comes to a recent (and bizarre) alleged bank robbery, it all depends on whom you ask.

Clackamas County sheriff's deputies, for example, might be more inclined to classify Timothy Dean Alsip's alleged robbery attempt last Friday a failure. Alsip's arrest at a Bank of America branch outside Portland, Ore, was especially easy because the suspect remained at the scene of the crime, according to CBS Seattle.

Speaking with members of the media, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Mark Nikolai described the strange chain of events, beginning a little after 10 a.m. on Aug. 23.

"[Alsip] handed over a note saying, 'This is a hold up. Give me a dollar,'" Nikolai said of the events inside the bank, according to local media reports.

Rather than flee with his ill-gotten bill, however, Alsip reportedly took a seat in the lobby and quietly waited for police to arrest him, according to CBS Seattle.

Originally charged with both second-degree robbery and third-degree theft, Alsip saw his robbery charge dismissed, according to the Sheriff's Office website. Alsip remains in jail, having failed to pay a $40,000 bail on the theft charge.

According to The Oregonian, Alsip told officers he had "robbed" the bank in order to receive medical care in jail. Although he had no previous criminal record, Alsip had apparently been acting strangely in the days before the robbery. The 50-year-old homeless man asked random people for help and even called 911 on himself to "complain of various imaginary problems," reported The Oregonian.

Whether or not Alsip's health problems are legitimate, his plan to seek jailhouse healthcare may have been inspired by a similar robbery in North Carolina two years ago. At the time, James Verone told reporters that he asked the teller at a Gastonia, N.C., bank for $1 in an effort to get himself arrested, according to Mother Jones. The 59-year-old reportedly hoped to stay in jail just long enough to get free medical care for a host of conditions and then qualify for Social Security when he got out.

(Hat tip, MSN) (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.
(6/11/14) : 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: