This is Cnote Fodizzle, born and raised here in the Capitol city, been in radio for fifteen years, also on our sister station, Sportsradio 1450.I am 45 and married, a holder of three college degrees, an Associates in General Education from Lincoln Land Community College and two B.A's in Political Studies and Communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Here's my philosphy about radio, radio to me is my life its who I am as a person. Thanks for listening to 997 KISS-FM. Check out The Morning Grind with yours truly along with Bondsy and Sarah Savannah weekday mornings 6 to 10 and I am your 2011 Best Local Character as voted by readers in the Illinois times.
Whenever you hear me weekday mornings on The Morning Grind on 997 KISS-FM, you may think of me as a boob. Just because I do things differently than most people doesn't make me a boob. Just because I carry a hanky in my pocket doesn't make me a boob, old-fashioned by most but not a boob. Just because I have set for myself a firmly-established routine doesn't make me a boob. Just because I eat soup year-round doesn't make me a boob. Now that we have established all of that, what is a boob? Its someone that is completely clueless to what's going on around them. Now I will say that I may not know the latest from the world of entertainment or current music at-times but I will say I AM NOT A BOOB. Keep in mind that I am a local character, I do things on the show that fits the mold of what you, the listener thinks of as a local character which is why I won the 2011 " Best Local Character " by the readers of the Illinois Times. I thank you good-folks for that. Whenever one is in character, they are playing a role for a specific purpose which does not represent the person-in-question. I am in many ways just like you, I am raising a family, going to church on Sunday morning, paying bills which we all have to do that and buy groceries among other regular people things. For those of you that are new listeners I am a college graduate and held various types of jobs. On the education front, I hold an Associates degree from LLCC and two B.A's from the University of Illinois Springfield in Political Science and Communication respectively, I also learned radio broadcasting from what is now CACC( CAVC back in the day). In addition to my work on The Morning Grind and over on Sportsradio 1450, I once hosted and produced my own weekly radio show on 88.3 FM WQNA called WQNA Springfield Tonight. I produced this show for five years along with my other old show, Springfield Live . This show had the best in adult contemporary music, news and interviews with top newsmakers like Mayor Mike Houston and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. I also worked at Mc Donald's for eigh years, through ten General Managers, two stores, two owners and five St. Louis field consultants. I also worked as a school bus driver for a total of eleven years. In addition to radio, I currently work at the Dublin Pub on Wabash and at Steak and Shake in Prairie Crossing. I believe in working hard and being prepared in all the jobs I do. And remember what C-Note says: Just because someone acts like a boob doesn't mean they are...DUDE!
We all have favorite things in this life we lead and live from favorite foods to cars, sports teams, those special pair of flip-flops and the like but how many have a favorite month in the year? I have always found some event in most months of the year that I look forward to. I like April because its the end of the winter sports season, particularly the NCAA Final Four and the beginning of the major league baseball season. April also features The Masters golf tournament down in Augusta where the greats of the game past and present played. Past greats include Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicolaus, Tom Watson and Gary Player. Plus current greats and future legends like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. May is special of the two events, The Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500. The Derby is known as fastest two minutes in sports and the 500 is known as the greatest spectacle in racing. The 500 represents the unofficial start to the summer season. During my childhood years, I absolutely loved Labor Day weekend because of the LPGA State Farm Classic, also known as The State Farm Rail Classic and the Rail Charity Golf Classic but whatever it has been called over the years it was a true favorite of mine since it took place right here in Springfield. For me, I remember the tournament before it had TV coverage. That was another day for the family to be over for a barbeque, my favorite was my Mom's Potato Salad. After we ate, I would go to the living room, turn on the radio and listen to Coley Cowan and Tim Schweitzer cover the last few holes of the event and sudden death made it even more exciting. My other favorites are the Fourth of July, the Illinois State Fair and Thanksgiving. July is the month that means more than just the fourth of July and the start of NFL Training Camp but its now the month of my wedding anniversary. Its on July 31st and a date I never will forget. Even though the attendance to the wedding was sparce but the ceremony was priceless. This day will be important to me for the rest of my life. Our upcoming first wedding anniversary is on the heels of the start of the Illinois State Fair which we will take the kiddos out to really enjoy themselves which makes this time of year even more special. Remember what C-Note says: Whatever you do fellas, don't forget the wedding anniversary because objects will be hurled in your direction if you forget.
Usually when we think of " getting it" it is common knoweldge of what one is talking about. There are those phrases that are universally known in western culture like " Do you want fries with that" we have all heard that one 181 bijillion times but i never thought that in my wildest dreams I would be " Getting it " more than our very own Sarah Savannah. I will say that being married has it advantages and having access to it is much better than when one is single. Its rough being single, i was in that boat for a long time and was no fun. To get what you want, to score the ultimate prize one would have to impress their dates to the umteenth degree like wine and dine and hoping it turns into something more than hugging and smooching. Getting out on the town on those Friday and Saturday nights does not guarantee success. One can hook up, have a few drinks, shake some booty on the dance floor with the hope of " Getting it" in the early morning which the majority of the time is not the case. To increase one's chances of " Getting it" one has to seek out people who want to " get it' as much as you do. They are called dating sites and at these sites there are people here that are in the same " Drought" as you are. When I say drought here I am not talking in meterolological terms but in the deficit time of not " Getting it". Now some may not think that this is the way to go but if one is determined to " Get it", and absolutely gotta have it no holds barred this is the way to go, believe me folks it works.
Remember what C-Note says, dating sites are the way to go when you just gotta have it.
No matter who we are, we all like to win, whether in the world of sports or in life, there's no such thing as celebrating a defeat. When one loses when was the last time you saw a team losing a game like the last game of a World Series, Super Bowl, Final Four or any sporting event have you seen the losing team celebrate a defeat? You will never see it because its not in one's nature to celebrate defeats but to celebrate wins. In the Steely Dan song " Deacon Blues" he sees the Alabama Crimson Tide as the winners and he wanted a name when he lost, he picked Deacon Blues. Winning is a part of life but especially in sports whether they be amateur or professional in-nature. Teams fire coaches and managers based on the win-loss record. Bruce Weber knows this lesson all too well when he was fired by Illinois after losing several games in a row to end the Big 10 regular season. Despite his firing by the U of I, Weber feels like a winner now because he is the new hoops coach at K-State. For a time, Charlie Sheen said he was " Winning", yeah right DUDE. That so-called one-man show tour sucked and got replaced by Ashton Kutcher of all people on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. You call that winning Charlie? Sounds like losing if you ask me. Real winners are the University of Kentucky Wildcats and Head Coach John Calipari on winning the National Championship with a 67-59 win over Kansas. No matter how you look at it, Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks are still winners. Coach Self is a winner like his Kentucky counterpart John Calipari because as the coach of Illinois he recruited the team that Bruce Weber took to the 2005 National Championship game against North Carolina. Since that loss to the Tar Heels that year, Illinois basketball started to slip ever so slowly and ended up in the tank this past season. With this last round of the NCAA Tournament, I participated in the pool not expecting to win or even finish in the middle of the pack. I did however pick the two teams that were in the title game, Kentucky and Kansas. I was confident of a big Kentucky win since the start of this years' tournament. The winning didn't stop there because on the Morning Grind yesterday( April 3rd), I won the game Exacto for the second-straight week, a first for yours truly in the history of The Morning Grind. Remember what C-Note says- Always follow your gut feeling.