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

Duck Calls, Garter Belts, and Bouquets

by Ashton Taylor on 08/20/13

How would you like for a celebrity to crash your wedding or event? It seems like more and more news stories like these are happening... Just last month the grease lightening hottie (I think he is hot for an old guy okay. LOL) John Travolta himself crashed a wedding.

I am thinking that most Americans would rather see Willie Robertson crash or show up at their wedding. Simply for the fact that the ratings for Duck Dynasty are insane and also... come on. They are relatable to the average American and not to mention AMAZING. I think I would rather Uncle Si show up at my wedding though... Just Saying.  This superfan couple was speechless when their hero showed up at their big day.

 

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA (CNN) -- A Pennsylvania couple, sharing both their love for each other and their love for the A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty" tied the knot at a field and stream store Saturday. But just as the couple finished their vows, a special and unexpected guest arrived.

It was her dream to walk down the aisle to duck calls. Surrounded by friends, family, and a couple hundred strangers, 26-year-old Mehgan Cook married Charlie Miller right in the middle of the new field and stream store.

The bride in a camo sash, the groom in his boots under an arbor of wild animals, the couple wasn't prepared for what would happen after the 'I do's'.

Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson surprised his super-fans with congratulations. Mehgan says, "It was like Christmas morning when you were a little kid. I was like, 'Ohhhh my goodness.'"

Charlie says, "That's a first for me and it's good to be a part of that. They look like my kind of folks."

Willie was at the store opening to sign autographs. It was the bride's mom's idea to have the wedding at the store. Charlie says, "Ever since I was a little kid, that's all we did, was hunt and fish so, I didn't want to be in no church in a tuxedo. I wanted to feel comfortable and just have fun!"

The folks at field and stream played along, and convinced Willie to surprise the couple and their families; a dream for Meghan who never thought she'd get married.

In October 2009, her fiancé Louis Young was killed in a car crash the week before their wedding. Two years later to the day, Meghan met Charlie at a memorial for Young. She says, "We've been together ever since. So my life ended at the accident site and it started there again."

And as the happy couple starts their life together, Willie has some advice, "Just love each other and forgive each other."

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 08/20/13

With the beginning of this new school year... be glad this lady isn't one of your kiddos teachers. Some teachers want to stimulate young minds. Others prefer to send stimulants by mail.

Jennifer Krogman, 40, was arrested at her home last month after police received a report that the middle school teacher had packaged a "small amount" of methamphetamine to be shipped out of state, Redlands, Calif., police Lt. Travis Martinez told the Redlands Daily Facts.

Krogman, who teaches dance, health and physical education teacher at Clement Middle School, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and being under the influence of a stimulant, according to police.

She had previously written a blog on the school's website entitled "Taking Responsibility for our Actions."

"Personal responsibility is seen as very important because it reveals how honest a person is and therefore how much we can trust them," Krogman wrote in the 2010 blog post. "There is a great deal of debate on the issue of how far a society should go in making sure that every person takes care of his/her personal responsibilities."

According to a statement released by Redlands Unified School District, it is their policy to place employees on paid administrative leave pending the "resolution of the criminal charges and the district's internal investigation."

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment

by Ashton Taylor on 08/19/13

I know that many kids have spent some time prior from today (YAY BACK TO SCHOOL! WOOO!!!!) writing their name on all of their school supplies. In fact, I know parents that had to write their name on every single CRAYON. What the heck!?! ! That is just plain crazy. But I do. Be glad that your our your kids name is not this. This would have given you hand cramps. Meet my moron of the moment.

(From the Huffington Post)

Nearly two years after what may be the world's best name change, Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop is back behind bars.

Born Jeffrey Drew Wilschke in the suburbs of Chicago, Zopittybop-bop-bop legally changed his name in 2011. The sheer awesomeness of the moniker first made headlines in January 2012, when Mr. Zopittybop-bop-bop was arrested on charges of marijuana possession, carrying a concealed weapon, and probation violation in Madison, Wis.

He managed to stay out of the news for many months, but he was arrested last month in Washington County, Iowa, on charges including felony possession of a controlled substance and operation of a motor vehicle without registration.

This week, Zopittybop-bop-bop spoke with the Wisconsin State Journal about the true meaning behind his patently ridiculous name. Here's the breakdown:

BEEZOW: “The explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the infinite love in the universe.

DOO-DOO: "The struggle of our daily lives with that awareness, that with love comes chaos." That's not exactly what we think of when we hear "doo-doo," but OK.

ZOPITTYBOP-BOP-BOP: "The outcome of that struggle, which is often ironic, especially because all life ends in death"

Despite his apparent interest in "the infinite love in the universe," Zopittybop-bop-bop is staunchly against gay rights, based on his Facebook page. On June 27 -- a day after the Supreme Court ruled that a federal same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional -- Zopittybop-bop-bop posted:

Today was probably the most ridiculous, offensive, laid back, misleading, and off-centered decision by the Supreme Court in US history. All of you clowns jumping around like it's some kind of beautiful victory really makes me worried.

What happened to infinite love, Beezow?

The Mouth's Moron of the Moment -Zoo Edition

by Ashton Taylor on 08/16/13

Now, I have thought of some hair brained schemes as a kid trying to make some money. Everything from Lemonade/Hot Chocolate Stands, selling hand made paintings, etc. I was an entrepreneur at the age of 5.  

I once had a TON of Pokémon Cards (they were at one time really cool back in 97) and my brother and I sold all of our cards for over 100 to the local younger neighborhood kids. I remember they stole the money from their parents or something crazy like that being the scenario.

One of the times I had to go to the principals office back in my hay day in Greenbrier Middle School...was because I started a school gossip newspaper and was going to charge $1 per issue. I ended up getting swats over that... simply because of the content in my tabloid. (I was cutting edge and should have been writing for USWeekly/People/Star Magazine when I was 13.)

With that said, I admire anyone trying to work and make a dollar. But this hair brained scheme takes the cake. LOL!

(From the Huffington Post)

No lion -- that's a dog.

Visitors at the zoo in the People's Park of Luohe in Henan, China, got in an uproar after a Tibetan mastiff was placed in a cage labeled "African lion." According to the AFP, the dog spoiled the not-so-clever ruse when it began to bark.

Judging by pictures of the exhibit that circulated on Chinese Twitter analog Sina Weibo, the so-called "lion" wasn't all that convincing to begin with.

Lions are cats, by the way. People do seem to have trouble remembering that.

According to AFP, visitors felt cheated out of the 15 yuan ($2.45) they'd spent to see the bogus exhibit, which also reportedly mislabeled "coypu rodents in a snake's cage, a white fox in a leopard's den, and another dog in a wolf pen."

"The African lions will be back. They went to another zoo to breed," a zoo administrator reportedly told the Oriental Daily, as quoted by the South China Morning Post.

Sure. They're off "breeding." Maybe when they come back, they'll have cubs: Cubs that look suspiciously like Tibetan mastiff puppies. Fortunately, that wouldn't be a total loss, considering how cute they are.

Ms.Kay & Phil -A Loving Example

by Ashton Taylor on 08/15/13

 

I watched the season premier of Duck Dynasty last night on A&E. It was precious. Marriage has its ups and downs and if you have read any of the Duck Dynasty books.. you would know a little bit more about this relationship and where it has been, and where it is now. Ms. Kay and Phil, to me -have a great example of what a "real life" love story would be. With all of that said, to see their loving, Godly relationship on blast last night on the episode I hate to admit I got a little teary eyed.

When Ms. Kay was saying her vows, it not only reminded me of my wedding (two months ago-today!) but it was refreshing to hear a couple that genuinely after almost 50 years still loved and were devoted to each other. It was inspiring! The scenery also reminded me of our rustic outdoor wedding complete with lace, burlap, and mason jars. The arrrrrbor that Mountain Man made was similar to our cross idea that we had at our wedding. It was every country girls dream. LOL.

The episode actually sparked a few ideas. I can not wait to find a tree now and carve our names in it. (I thought that was so sweet) Getting Lane to participate might be harder than to actually carve in a tree. HA! But, that would be something that we can go and look at for years to come. Now, where can I find a good tree?

And dont lie! I know you are a total softy and got teary eyed too!

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:
(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.