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Happy Summer!

“Happy” doesn’t feel like it’s been in anyone’s vocabulary for the past couple of months, but I assure you – we are happy to be here! If you’ve listened to KIK-FM recently, you’ve probably noticed some changes. Our goal is to honor the legacy that came before us, since this station first went on the air in 1970 as KCMT …

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CV19: Disney World to Reopen on July 11, With Modifications

Disney World has plans to start re-opening on July 11, according to CNN. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will re-open that day; Epcot and Hollywood Studios will open on July 15. There will be some changes. For instance, everyone will have temp screenings and must wear a mask. Parades are temporarily suspended, and the parks will operate at reduced capacity. …

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Is “Walktailing” a Pandemic Drinking Trend That’s Built to Last?

With most Americans unable to sit down at a bar or hit the gym over the past two months, The New York Times reports that boozy multitaskers have been combining a leisurely pedestrian workout with happy hour by “walktailing” through their neighborhoods. One Texas woman, Pam LeBlanc, went so far as to put on a fancy dress and twirl through the streets …

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Salute To The Songwriters

This Saturday night, we’re so excited to bring you a special program on KIK-FM, commercial-free from 7 to 10pm! Just like our local businesses in the Alexandria area are essential to our business – we wouldn’t be on the air every day without music. Sometimes, for those of us that aren’t singer/songwriters, it seems like songs just ‘exist.’ But it’s …

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Tesla Gets the Green Light for Production After Elon Musk Defies Shutdown Order

Elon Musk appears to have won his game of chicken with the state of California. After the Tesla founder threatened to move operations out of state and defied a shutdown order by restarting production on Monday, Alameda County announced early Wednesday that the automaker’s Fremont, California, plant will be able to start making vehicles this coming Monday. What that means …

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Should Parents Let Young Children Use Facebook Messenger in Quarantine?

One of the biggest tech-sector beneficiaries of the pandemic has been Facebook’s Messenger Kids app, which has seen active accounts grow by more than 3.5 times since the beginning of March. “It was clear our very extroverted daughter was having a hard time not connecting with friends,” Rain Henderson tells The Wall Street Journal. “Were it not for the pandemic, we …

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MLB Owners Approve July 1 Season Start; Players’ Union Must Now Approve

MLB owners have agreed on a proposal that would restart regular season games in early July, ESPN reports. Commissioner Rob Manfred plans to present the new plan to players Tuesday, as it will need player approval before it could be enacted. However, sources tell the outlet that with money at the heart of the new plan, it is likely going …

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Hey Douglas County, Protect Your Plants from Late Frosts!

The University of Minnesota is warning about the frost to come. They say, “The early warm-up this spring, and extra time at home, have gotten people out in their gardens earlier this year. This weekend’s weather, for many parts of Minnesota, is not great news for those who have already planted their tender annuals. With temperature predictions ranging from upper …

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