Tune in this Saturday night (12/9) as Grand Ole Opry Star Larry Gatlin joins Glen as this week’s special guest co-host! Larry will give us a sneak peek inside “Christmas at the Opry” and tell the stories behind some of his biggest hits. If you like 70’s and 80’s country, this is the show for you because they will also be playing the biggest hits from Larry’s friends from that era! You can catch the Honky Tonk Time Machine every Saturday night at 8 on K103!
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Schnucks, the friendliest store in town, Marine Corps League 1081 and K103 are teaming up once again for Toys for Tots. The 24 hour drive will be December 6th and 7th at Schnucks from 8a to 8p both days. You can help by dropping off a new unwrapped toy, batteries, or by making a cash donation at schnucks. Marine Corps League 1081 will distribute the toys to children in our area for Christmas. As you are out doing your Christmas shopping, pick up something extra for the Toys for Tots program and then drop it off on December 6th or 7th at Schnucks for Toys for Tots with Schnucks, Marine Corps League 1081, and K103!!
Be listening for some of your favorite country Christmas songs along with some brand new holiday releases from the hottest stars in country music as K103 brings you “Christmas In The Country” brought to you by D.L. Transmissions. As we get closer to the big day, you’ll hear more and more Holiday Spirit infused into the playlist. It’s “Christmas In The Country” powered by D.L. Transmissions…home of the free transmission inspection!
The Great Gaming Giveaway is on with EBO MD and K103! We have the perfect combo for the gamer in your life: a 32″ TCL Roku TV and a Nintendo Switch! One lucky person will win it all, just in time for Christmas! To enter, simply click the button below. Winner will be announced on 12/22/23!
Enter now for your shot at the Great Gamer Giveaway with EBO MD and K103!
With costs rising on most everything we use, we know money can be tight not only during the holidays, but year round. K103 FM and Aire Solutions Cape are giving you the chance to relieve some of the pressure with $15,000 to help pay the rent or mortgage for a year!
Just click the button below to get started.
Enter before midnight on December 12 for your chance to win $15K from K103 FM and Aire Solutions Cape!
For the 17th consecutive year, K103 has been voted “Favorite Radio Station” in the Southeast Missourian People’s Choice Awards! The 100,000 watt country powerhouse licensed to Cape Girardeau has taken this honor every year the awards have existed. To celebrate, we gave away an All You Can Eat Movie Pass that feeds four people, along with four K103 T-Shirts in a Facebook contest. Congratulations to Christina Mackinnon who was drawn as our winner and thank you once again for your vote this year!
Congratulations to our 2023 Kris Willis RV Heartland Idol Winner Sarah Miller! Sarah and all of our finalists put on a great performance last night at the SEMO District Fair. Sarah has won $1000 and is the 2023 Kris Willis RV Heartland Idol!
Thank you to all of our sponsors including Randy Palen Karaoke, the SEMO District Fair, Benton Neighbor Days, the Pulaski County Fair and the Cape Park and Rec!
Congratulations again to Sarah Miller, 2023 Kris Willis RV Heartland Idol with K103!
Christmas In July came to a close as we held our final drawing on Facebook this week. Santa Claus himself stopped by on his way back to the North Pole to draw the name of Rhonda Blankenship as our grand prize winner. Rhonda’s appearance on the naughty list won her 4 Luke Bryan tickets and an All You Can Eat Movie Pass courtesy of River City Appliance & Home. Lots of wonderful prizes were given away, and some not so wonderful. But it was all in good fun! Congrats again to Rhonda and thank you for playing along with Christmas In July brought to you by River City Appliance & Home!
The 2023 Kris Willis RV Heartland Idol is back!! It’s time once again to take the journey to be named this year’s Kris Willis RV Heartland Idol and win one thousand dollars! The journey begins with tryouts. You’ll sing sixty seconds acapella for the judges. You must attend one of two tryouts.
The first tryout is Saturday, July 22nd at the River Radio studios in the Sikeston Outlet Stores.
The second tryout is Saturday, July 29th at the Osage Center.
Both try outs start at 10 AM. Preliminary event locations this year include the Pulaski County Fair, Benton Neighbor Days, and the SEMO District Fair. Special thanks to Randy Palen Karaoke and Cape Parks and Rec for their help again this year as well. See contest rules below…
The 2023 Heartland Idol contest (henceforth referred to as “the contest”) is a Mississippi River Radio production (KEZS, KCGQ, KGKS, KGIR, KZIM/KSIM) in conjunction with our sponsors, including but not limited to: the Pulaski County Fair, Benton Neighbor Days and the SEMO District Fair. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. Contestants must be present at the event to qualify and/or win.
Contestants must be 14 years of age or older as of 7/31/2023 and must prove their age prior to auditions with appropriate and valid documentation, including but not limited to a state-issued photo I.D. or a copy of their birth certificate. Contestants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign their consent form prior to any subsequent appearances that may occur, including preliminary rounds and the grand finale at the SEMO District Fair. Sponsors, employees of sponsors, employees of area radio stations and their families (including those owned by Mississippi River Radio), and previous Heartland Idol grand prize winners of the
“Adult division” of years past are not eligible to compete.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Auditions: Contestants must sing seconds ACAPPELA for the judges at tryouts on either 7/22/23 or 7/29/23
Contestants must be available for ALL preliminary dates to remain eligible for the finals. Any contestant unable to attend their assigned preliminary will be disqualified. Failure to follow these rules will result in immediate disqualification from the contest’s auditions. Dates are as follows:
August 3, 2023 – Pulaski County Fair – 7p
September 2, 2023 – Benton Neighbor Days – 7p
SEMO District Fair (Entertainment Tent) – September 9, 2023 – 7p
[Finals] SEMO District Fair (Grandstands) – September 11, 2022 – 6:30p
Song selections are governed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contestants may be asked to reselect a song in the matter that the particular song has already been chosen by another contestant. Music will be provided for contestants by the sound engineer unless requested otherwise Contestants will provide their song selection(s) for performance no later than one (1) calendar week prior to the day of the event. If a contestant chooses to perform with their own karaoke track, it must be devoid of lyrical content. The track(s) must be delivered no later than one (1) calendar week prior to the day of the event. This can be done via CD/MP3/Jump Drive, using email or by mailing or delivering to our address. Contestants are expected to arrive in a timely manner for registration (by the time given from Mississippi River Radio); any contestant who arrives after the contest has begun will be considered disqualified and will not be allowed to perform.
Contestants will be notified via email and/or phone after July 31, 2023 if they will continue as a semifinalist. Semifinalists will be announced on air in August on all stations and posted on all station websites: k103fm.com 939MIKEFM.com realrock993.com kzimksim.com
Contestants selected by the judges at the preliminaries will be notified before the end of the event to move on to the finals. Contestants selected at the preliminaries by audience vote will have their names announced on-air on Mississippi River Radio stations, websites and Facebook pages within 72 hours; they will also be notified via phone call and/or e-mail. All contestants
will be contacted via phone call and/or e-mail after selection in each round with vital information concerning the next event (placement, location, instructions, etc.)
NUMBER OF PERFORMERS:
An act in the contest may consist of up to two (2) performers maximum, both of whom must meet all of the eligibility requirements to enter the contest.
Note that only one (1) grand prize will be awarded, despite the number of performers in the winning act. If performing as a duet, both members of the duet must be present and perform together at all scheduled appearances and performances; failure to produce both members of a registered duet will result in disqualification for both.
A panel of no less than two (2) and no more than four (4) judges will judge each event in the contest, basing their decisions on a set of criteria including, but not limited to: vocal ability, stage presence, and showmanship. The decisions of the judges are final with no exceptions. Judges may vary at each event. Aside from the contestants chosen by the judges to
move on to the final event at the preliminary events, audience voting will determine additional finalist at each preliminary event. Audience voting ballots will be counted by Mississippi River Radio at the conclusion of the event, and the results will be announced on Mississippi River Radio stations and online within 72 hours maximum. If it is found that contestants or attendants of the preliminary event have attempted to alter the outcome of the event, the corresponding contestant will be disqualified.
One contestant will be chosen as the “2023 Heartland Idol” at the grand finale event and will receive $1,000. Note that there is only one (1) grand prize to be awarded, no matter the number of performers in the act selected as the winner(s) of the grand prize. Winner(s) must claim their prize at Mississippi River Radio, 324 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 63701 during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Prizes will not be mailed. Winners must provide a photo I.D. at the time the prize is claimed. If the winner is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign for them. Any prize
not claimed within 30 days of notification is considered forfeit, and the winner(s) waive all rights to that prize. Any taxes, fees, gratuities, or otherwise that result from the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner and not of Mississippi River Radio or the contest’s sponsors.
Contestants will not be allowed to utilize personal recording or sound equipment on stage during their performance, including but not limited to: personal microphones, musical instruments, etc. Props will only be allowed on-stage with a performer with prior approval from Mississippi River Radio. Contestants are prohibited from consuming alcohol immediately prior to or during any of the contest’s events in which they appear. If a contestant appears intoxicated before their turn to appear on-stage, they may be disqualified at Mississippi River Radio’s discretion. A contestant’s performance cannot include vulgarity or profanity of any
type—visual, verbal, or otherwise, at the risk of disqualification. For safety purposes, all contestants must remain on the stage at all times during their performance at any event.
All participants in the contest understand that by participating, they give implicit permission to Mississippi River Radio to utilize their name, voice, and/or likeness for promotional purposes without compensation, as well as recording phone calls or performances, etc.
Contestants understand that Mississippi River Radio, its stations, and all sponsors of the contest are in no way responsible for any injures that may result, in whole or in part, from the contest or prizes awarded. The aforementioned entities (River Radio, etc.) are not responsible for equipment malfunction, failure, or sound difficulties that may occur during
the contest. All rules are subject to change by Mississippi River Radio at any time during the contest. Any contact information provided by a contestant will remain with Mississippi River Radio and will not be given to any other entity.
Wake Up With Whitney caught up with Chris Janson prior to his concert in Lampe. Check out their conversation below!
We would like to give a huge thank you to all of the players and sponsors of this year’s 9th Annual St. Jude Disc Golf Klassic this Saturday, May 20th with Little Caesar’s Pizza. Along with having an amazing time we raised $3700 for the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A huge congratulations to Team DevilHawk…grand champion of the 9th Annual St. Jude Disc Golf Klassic!
Check out photos from the event below!
Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible: Visit Cape, Missouri Men’s Health, McDonald Concrete, Cape Electric and the SEMO Disc Golf Club!
In case you missed it…the latest major concert announcement was Koe Wetzel coming to the Show Me Center on September 28th! Tickets go on sale April 28th, but K103 is giving you a chance to beat the box office and win tickets before you can buy them all next week! (4/24-4/28) Just wake up with Whitney all Week long and listen for your chance to win! Pre-sale for this show will happen April 27th from 10 AM to 10 PM using the codeword “CREEPS”. Register for pre-sale here.
Sure, you’ve heard of the Grand Ole Opry, but have you experienced the Opry? Here is your chance! Today’s Best Country K103 has a pair of tickets to the show, and we’re also including a pair of backstage tour passes! Catch amazing artists at the true home of country music and get a peek behind the storied stage and experience country music history in person.
Click the button and fill out the quick form to enter today! Contest ends September 30, 2023.