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Little League ball player (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Little League ball player (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Harsh Reality for Student Athletes

I am constantly amazed at the number of young athletes (actually , the parents of young athletes) who expect their child to land a college scholarship and when they don’t look to point the finger, usually at a coach. 

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A server at a Denny's in California
A server at a Denny's in California (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Celebrating National Waitstaff Day

Today is National Waitstaff Day which was created to show appreciation and thank those who make dining out pleasurable while at the same time encourage restaurant owners and managers to recognize their dedicated waiters and waitresses. 

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Townsquare Media' Tom River studios and offices
Townsquare Media' Tom River studios and offices (Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Understanding Why The Music Went Away

 

This morning I offer a special segment for listener friends and others of WOBM-AM unhappy and confused over our format change which went into effect Monday. 

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Kevin and his wife Jane with friends Joe and Darlene.
Kevin and his wife Jane with friends Joe and Darlene (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Weekend of Wine and Good Friends


Random thoughts and notes after what was for the most part a very nice weekend.

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Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Men vs. Woman on the Road

While I hate to generalize (which we all do) I know today’s segment is not going to be well received by women drivers. 

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The Brick Township High School Wall of Fame
The Brick Township High School Wall of Fame (Rick Handchen)
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Champions Future and Past

The Ocean County Baseball Tournament championship game is scheduled for tonight at Toms River High School East and in what is an unlikely matchup a pair of Class B south rivals will meet in the title game with neither able to use their top pitcher. 

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(L-R) Kevin Williams with daughter Alex, wife Jane and son Brandon after Alex's graduation from Penn State
(L-R) Kevin Williams with daughter Alex, wife Jane and son Brandon after Alex's graduation from Penn State (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Proud Parent of Another Penn State Grad

 

For eight of the last 10 years I have been the parent of a student at Penn State University which has been a time of great joy and struggle as you navigate through a period where your children grow and your bank account dwindles. 

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Kevin's daughter Alex and her graduation gown
Kevin's daughter Alex and her graduation gown (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Celebrating Nurses and Graduates


Bouncing around a bit this morning.

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Shore Regional field hockey team
Shore Regional field hockey team after winning their 13th state championship in 2013 (Shore Regional field hockey team)
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Coach Nancy Williams Goes Out On Top

Numbers don’t lie although they don’t often tell the entire story. 

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:Eric LeGrand
:Eric LeGrand (Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
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Commencement Confusion at Rutgers

It’s fair to question the leadership of Rutgers University over the way they have handled recent controversies, the latest of which concerns the speaker at this year’s commencement ceremony on May 18th at High Point Solutions Stadium.

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Skylar Arminio's Sweet 16 birthday cake
Skylar Arminio's Sweet 16 birthday cake (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Jack is Back on Cinco de Mayo

A little of this and a little of that on a Cinco de Mayo that might find your margarita without lime juice and your Corona without a lime wedge. 

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1995-96 Toms River East boys swim team 200/400 relay
1995-96 Toms River East boys swim team 200/400 relay (Tomss River Schools)
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New Hall of Famers in Toms River

 


22 athletes, four coaches and four teams will have their achievements celebrated today when they are inducted into the Toms River Regional Schools Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony I will emcee at the Pine Belt Arena. 

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