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CU Friday, Nov. 2nd for the party!

Saturday, Oct, 27 2012

Help us kick off sales of our holiday best-of DVD for charity!

WHO: Phil Cianciola, “The Biggest Name in Fox Cities Radio”, host of the PhilCast afternoon-drive radio show on NewsTalk 1150 WHBY

WHAT: Live broadcast of the PhilCast show

WHERE: The Red Ox Seafood and Steakhouse, Appleton

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 2nd, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

WHY: Join “PhilCast Nation” as we kick off sales of “The PhilCast; Third Time’s a Charm”, a DVD collection of photos and audio clips from the show this past year.
All proceeds from the sale of the DVD will be donated to the Thompson Community Center in Appleton, as we give back to the community at this special holiday time of year.

All day long the Red Ox will also feature a special “Philsh Fry”, with $5.00 from each order being donated to the Thompson Community Center as well.

SPECIAL: The only way to get one of the limited-edition PhilCast stock certificates is to purchase the DVD in person, and we'll only be selling them that way twice. So if you come out on Friday and purchase a DVD you'll get the following special:

--1 Third Time's a Charm DVD
And while supplies last...
--A copy of last year's DVD
--A PhilCast stock certificate

We'll also have a few pieces of PhilCast gear there available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Thompson Community Center, including headbands, winter caps, ipod holders and scarves.

Don't miss it!

posted by: Phil Cianciola 24 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Show me your pumpkin!

Thursday, Oct, 25 2012

Show me your pumpkin!

Actually, to be more correct about it, show me your jack-o-lantern I guess.

I figure there will be a lot of family pumpkin carving going on this weekend, so PhilCast Family lets share your creations.

Take a picture of your effort and email it to me.

I'll post them on the PhilCast Photo page and we'll pick our favorite three. Top prize will be a PhilCast hat and scarf, just in time for winter weather.

Good luck!

Check the photo page to see who's in.

posted by: Phil Cianciola 24 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Celeb breakup

Wednesday, Oct, 24 2012

NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez and Eva Longoria are splitsville after a short romance that started earlier this fall.

Reports are that they are still friends, but their schedules were just too different.

I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I'd adjust my schedule!


At least the story gave me a reason to post a picture of her here at my blog.

That is all.

posted by: Phil Cianciola 24 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Worm Grunters

Tuesday, Oct, 23 2012

Turns out I'm not the only one with memories of using a primitive worm rod device to catch night crawlers.

Several PhilCast Family members contacted me after Monday's show about their parents or grandparents having something similar rigged up to use.

Also, our crack research department, a.k.a. listener Lori in Fond du Lac, sent me a link to a video story all about another method of catching fishing bait; Worm Grunters!

I'll play the piece today on the show.

The guy sounds hilarious. I do believe I've got the next goofy reality TV show all ready to go!


posted by: Phil Cianciola 24 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Reunited with my worm rod

Monday, Oct, 22 2012

As I bang out my daily blog this Monday morning there are parts of my body aching that I didn't even know I had. Details during "HowzYer Weekend" in the 4:00 hour of the show today, but suffice to say my weekend involved a lot of bending and lifting as it was 'take stuff out of the water' weekend at PhilCast West.

In addition to all the yard work and lifting on Saturday, the better part of Sunday was spent rebuilding the old shed out there, which brings me to the story of the day and the title of this post.


There she is:
"The Worm Rod"

As I pulled junk out of the shed Sunday that hadn't seen the light of day in years, there in a back corner was a piece of my childhood that brought memories of fishing with my grandpa out at the lake flooding back to me.

I thought the worm rod had been lost along the way. But no, it was just tucked inside the shed.

I do not believe this would have been approved for use by the general public.

It's a rod with a wooden handle and an old electrical cord taped to it.

No need to wait around for a rainfall and night time to search for night crawlers.
Want to go fishing and need some bait? Just plug in the worm rod, stick it into the ground, then stand back and wait for those crawlers to come dancing up out of their holes. It was as if we were snake charmers of a crawler kind.

As a kid it was like magic.

I can remember being warned a thousand times as my grandpa and I would wait, watch and pull out the crawlers tossing them into a can, "Don't get too close to the rod!"

Ya think?!

I even remember at times when you would pull a worm that was half out of its hole all the way out you could get a tingle yourself if it was too close to the worm rod. PETA would hate this thing.

Primative? I'd say so. Nothing fancy here, just a highly-illegal I am assuming piece of home-made genius for a kid who just wanted to go fishing in a hurry. I don't know if there were any other worm rods out there. Maybe this was a known thing to do in the 60's?

I threw some stuff away yesterday that had been pulled from the shed, but the worm rod stays. Not that I'd ever use it again (the old cord is now frayed showing exposed wires and making this dangerous implement even more dangerous) but there are just too many memories tied to it to throw it away.



posted by: Phil Cianciola 24 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


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