After 15 years, we're down to the last week. July 12, 2013 will be the last show for John & Michele in the Morning. There's nothing scandalous to report...sorry!
John will continue his reign as Springfield's morning show king, but he'll just be doing it with someone new.
Michele is moving on to a new phase of her career in the radio business. She'll still be in Springfield and still with Neuhoff Media, however instead of being on the air she's going to be focusing on all things digital. It's been a great 15 years, and John & Michele plan to spend this last week reminiscing with guests and playing some of the best moments of the past.
Michele would LOVE to hear from you this week. Write on the John & Michele Facebook page, email her, or tweet.
Jason Aldean/Luke Bryan/Rachel Farley: - Friday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. This show is SOLD OUT.
Midnight Swinger: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the new location of Donnie B's Comedy Club inside the Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center. www.donniebsofspringfield.com
Springfield Mile: (rescheduled from rained out event on Labor) Saturday is the short track at 7pm. Sunday is the mile at 12:30pm. There is also a new amateur short track Friday night. Gates open at 3pm and practice at 5pm. For tickets call 217-753-8866 or 888-468-1622 for tickets.
Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm at the Logan County Fairgrounds. $3 per day admission or $5 for a weekend pass. Ages 12 and under are free. www.railsplitting.com
Harvest Days Festival: On the square in Petersburg Friday and Saturday. Saturday 4-7pm featuring music from Hipbone Sam. www.petersburgchamber.com
Edwards Place Fine Art Fair: 10am - 5pm Saturday and 11am - 4pm sunday at 700 N. 4th Street. More than 60 artists from around the country, music, a craft tent for children, local food vendors. Free admission. www.springfieldart.org
"America's Got Talent" Crowns a Winner
AGT has gone to the dogs...and not just because Howard Stern is now a judge. The season 7 winner was crowned Thursday night and it came down to comedian Tom Cotter versus the trick dog act Olate Dogs. There was more than one top dog as Olate Dogs took home the million dollar prize. There were a number of celebrity guests including Justin Bieber, Green Day, Joan Rivers, and more. This was also the last time Sharon Osbourne would be on the show.
"The Voice" Beats "X Factor"
In head-to-head competition Wednesday night "The Voice" managed to draw more viewers than the first night of "X Factor." That's not good news for the show that was banking on interested in new judge Britney Spears. "X Factor" was down 30% from the 2011 series premiere and was also beat by "America's Got Talent."
First Look at "Lincoln"
There's a lot of anticipation for "Lincoln," from director Steven Spielberg. Now we finally have a movie trailer.
Katie Couric Scoops FOX
Looks like Katie Couric may have spilled the beans on the judges situation on "American idol." On the show, "Katie," set to air Friday (today) Couric talks with her guest, Jennifer Lopez. During the interview, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Couric confirms Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, and Randy Jackson will be at the judges table for the upcoming season. Lopez asked, "Did they announce?" referring to FOX and Couric answered, "Yeah." Still no comment from FOX.