KORN teams up with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing!

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KORN Country is proud to be a part of the Jonathan Byrd’s Racing Team for the 2015 Indianapolis 500!

That’s right…You will see the KORN Logo on Bryan Clauson’s car!

Check out the Press Release below, and we will see YOU at the INDY 500 in 2015!

Reising Radio Partners Gets In The Race With Jonathan Byrd’s Racing

Greenwood, IN – Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, which previously announced its plan to return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2015 with USAC Champion Bryan Clauson as their driver, doing so in partnership with 2013 Indianapolis 500 champions KVSH Racing, is excited to announce a new sponsorship agreement with Reising Radio Partners.

Reising Radio Partners, with offices and studios in both Franklin and Columbus, Indiana, an affiliate of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network and now the official and exclusive music radio partner of Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, is a radio broadcast company that serves the counties of south Central Indiana.  The Reising Radio Partners line-up consists of three music radio stations: QMIX 107.3 (www.qmix.com), which plays music from 2K and today; MOJO 102.9 (www.mojo1029.com), with the hits of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s; and KORN Country 100.3 (www.korncountry.com), which is central Indiana’s home of “20 in a row” country music.

Speaking to the new sponsor partnership, Ginny Byrd said: “We’re so happy to have the Reising Radio group come on board with us.  There is so much going on in this new era of Jonathan Byrd’s and Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, and the Reising stations are going to be fantastic partners to help us spread the word about all of the things that we’re doing and that we will be doing in the months and years ahead.  I do have to say that MOJO has quickly become my favorite music station, and we’re looking forward to having a lot of fun with this relationship.”

Jonathan Byrd’s Racing driver Bryan Clauson joined Ginny Byrd in her sentiments, adding “It’s exciting to have Reising Radio Partners on board with us, and it’s awesome to be able to bring a new sponsor into the sport.  I do have to say, with all due respect to QMIX and MOJO, as a country music fan it’s going to be pretty cool carrying that KORN Country 100.3 logo on the IndyCar next May.  Having them along for the ride is important for us on a lot of levels.  They’re going to be a great partner in our efforts, and we’re going to be able to do a lot of fun things with their stations over the next couple of years.  We’ll definitely be doing everything we can to put in a good run for them.”

Talking about what this new venture into Indy 500 sponsorship in partnership with the Jonathan Byrd’s team means to Reising Radio Partners, Founder and President Keith Rising offered his thoughts, saying “We’re really pleased to be invited to join the Byrd family racing team.   For as long as I can remember, the Indy 500 meant listening to it on the radio. Our family had our radios tuned in to the race in the yard for the cookout, and in every room of the house. It’s especially meaningful to sponsor a fellow Hoosier, Bryan Clauson, who has a long list of championships.  This is the pinnacle in racing.  To me, there is nothing more professional, nothing better organized and nothing more prestigious in motorsports.  This is going to be our family’s best Indianapolis 500 ever.   Of course, the race can be heard on our station, KORN Country 100.3 FM.”

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Jonathan Byrd’s Racing was founded by the late Jonathan Byrd in 1982.  In its various forms, Jonathan Byrd’s Racing has successfully fielded 17 entries in the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 1985, scoring 6 top ten finishes, with a best finish of 5th in 2005. A Jonathan Byrd’s Racing car currently holds the all-time Indianapolis 500 1 and 4 lap qualifying records (Luyendyk ’96). Jonathan Byrd’s Racing has won 2 IndyCar races (Luyendyk – Phoenix ’96, Paul Jr – Texas ’98), along with 2 United States Auto Club National Midget Championships (’86,’87). Visit: www.jonathanbyrdsracing.com; Twitter: @ByrdRacing; Facebook: www.facebook.com/jonathanbyrdsracing

Win A Super Fun Weekend at the Brickyard!

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KORN Country wants you to have a SUPER FUN WEEKEND at the Brickyard this year!

All next week, KORN Country will be live from 6-7pm at the locations below. Stop by and register to win a pair of tickets to the Nationwide Lily 250 race Saturday, July 26th.

Winners will then be re-entered for the Grand Prize Drawing of 2 tickets to the Brickyard 400 Sunday, July 27th!

Here is where we will be all next week for your chance to win!

Monday, July 21:
Acra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Greensburg, 6-7pm

Wednesday, July 23:
The Mattress Guys in Greenwood, 6-7pm

Thursday, July 24:
El Nopal Mexican Family Restaurant in Columbus, 6-7pm

Movie Reviews with the KORN Morning Show: “Tammy”

Every week Robb, Joanna, Kirstin and Canary Keri hang out at Canary Creek Cinemas to see a new movie and then review it here for YOU on KORNCountry.com!

This week:

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

Tammy is showing NOW at Canary Creek Cinemas! Click HERE for showtimes!

Robb’s Review

…doesn’t exist because he’s having vacation shenanigans.

Canary Keri’s Review   4 of 5

First of all I Love, Love, Love the cast!! I enjoy the humor of Melissa McCarthy, throw in Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Ben Falcone and the surprise (to me, at least) appearance of Dan Aykroyd as Tammy’s Dad!!! What an amazing cast!! This movie definitely had me laughing out loud at so many points during the show and one particular scene that I found myself going from one extreme to another in my emotional spectrum. I have to agree with Kirsten and give credit to the fabulous soundtrack for “Tammy”!!

Joanna’s Review    3 of 5

There were so many things I loved about this movie! If I were to choose a cast from a movie to hang out with, I would most certainly consider the cast from “Tammy”.  As the opening credits rolled, I squealed with glee every time another great actor’s name popped up on the screen. If you love Melissa McCarthy you will laugh throughout the entire movie, as I did. I adore her! And I especially love seeing her and husband Ben, director of the film, doing comedic ad-libbed scenes together. While this isn’t my new favorite comedy, I DID find it pretty darn funny. Sorry to everyone who was in the theater and had to listen to me giggle for 96 minutes. ;)

Kirstin’s Review   3 of 5

I’m new to Melissa McCarthy’s work but just like everybody else I find her hilarious and relate-able. “Tammy” might be just another lovable loser flick, but it’s refreshing to see something other than a super model down on her luck, looking for love in all the wrong places. “Tammy” is a very genuine story of a woman who doesn’t quite know what she is or where she’s going, she’s just blindly looking for something, anything, other than her terrible life. “Tammy” takes a bit of patience for someone that’s new to the Melissa McCarthy humor formula, but the funny moments are FUNNY and it’s well worth the adjustment!

Click HERE and check out all the things Canary Creek Cinemas has to offer! Until next week…

Meet the pets of the KORN Morning Show!

On this morning’s edition of the KORN Morning Show, our Dear KORNY advice column was all about whether or not to let your animal sleep in bed with you.

This immediately caused a pet-picture-sharing FRENZY in the studio. We couldn’t get our phones out fast enough to show each other our precious pets!

Couldn’t you just die from the cute-ness?!

Share your pretty pet pictures on our Facebook Page!

Halftime, A triangle?, and the JJ Benefit Tour

So, here we are kicking off the second half of the NASCAR regular season, and the month of June.  Once again, it is time for the tricky triangle of Pocono Raceway.  Pocono is a three turn, 2.5 mile flat track in the middle of the beautiful Poconos of Pennsylvania.  Racing aside, this track always takes the best pictures with the mountains surrounding the area.  And as of late, the racing has been more exciting as well.  Don’t tell the France family, but I actually think NASCAR got it right when they shortened the events from 500 to 400 miles a few years ago…Now I know what you’re thinking.  “Richard, you constantly complain that the races are too short, and they are taking exciting laps away from the fans, and ruining the overall product by making the races a 2.5-3 hour affair instead of the all-day marathons they used to be.”  And, you are correct.  That is me every week.  Except here.  And there is a very complex and good reason for that.

Over the years, the racing here has been boring at best, and nap inducing at its worst.  If you want to sleep with a race in the background, this track almost always worked.  I can think of many exciting moments that have happened here, but they are just moments, in a four hour afternoon.  I think back to this exciting finish.  I think to the race where this happened.  and I think of some very hard crashes, some career ending.  But for all that, the track is wide enough for side-by-side-by-side racing, but it almost never happens for long.  The better cars with the best set-ups, and best pit strategy pull away, and dominate these events.  For instance, in that 1995 race where Jeff missed the shift, Those were the most competitive five laps of the entire race, and if not for that restart, no one had anything for the 24.

Again, that is not to say, that we can’t have a barn burner today, but history is not on our side.  That being said, I love to pull for the underdog, so I will go in, beverage in hand to undertake this endeavor with narrowed eyes, and the intensity of a champion…  Or I will just watch the race on what looks like it is shaping up to be a soggy Sunday afternoon here in Indiana.  So here is some stuff to know for today.

31 drivers have found their way to Pocono’s victory lane in NASCAR’S top series.  Jeff Gordon leads all drivers with six wins here.  Oddly enough, he also leads all active drivers with six runner-up finishes as well.  Jeff leads all active drivers in top-fives (19), and top-tens (29).  So naturally, he does NOT lead all active drivers in average finish.  Jimmie Johnson holds that distinction with an 8.83. Six drivers have won consecutive races here.  Most recently, it was Denny Hamlin who pulled the season sweep in his rookie year of 2006.  Hamlin also leads all drivers with a 6.5 average start here.  BTW, Hamlin is your polesitter.  Joe Nemecheck leads all active drivers in trips to Pocono without taking the trophy home with 38 races here.  The stat becomes very interesting when you see that the next two are tied at 28.  Neither Dale Earnhardt Jr., or Matt Kenseth have won here.  That may be about to change today…(a little foreshadowing if you will)

15 of the previous 72 Cup races here have been won from the pole.  (20.8%)  24 have been won from the front row.  (33.3%)  That is good news for Hamlin and Kurt Busch.  50 have been won from a top-ten starting position.  Once again, the good cars start up front, and pull away.  Only five times has a winner started outside the top-20, and found his way to the winner’s circle.  So naturally, I am going to pick a driver who is starting in the 26th position.  He has historically struggled here, but I am going with Matt Kenseth to pick up his first career Pocono win.  As far as a dark horse goes, how about Jamie McMurray.  He has been running a lot better lately.  He has never been particularly strong here, but this season just seems to be shining on him.  He won the All-Star race a few weeks back, and ran 5th in the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day Weekend.  A 13th place finish last week isn’t indicative of where he was running in the late stages.  This team is turning the corner to make a run at the Chase this season.  With the new format, some wily pit strategy late in one of these races can get him a victory and ensure his post-season berth.

Speaking of ensuring his post-season berth, how about that Jimmie Johnson?  It wasn’t three full weeks ago, we were all wondering what was wrong with six-time.  “Oh Lawdy, could the team turn it around in time for the chase?”  Now, I literally heard someone last night complain that he is winning everything.  It has just been two races people!  And both of them were at tracks he has dominated over his career.  I have to laugh.  There is definitely a bi-polar reaction to the most successful driver in this generation of NASCAR racing.

The MRN broadcast begins at Noon.  Tune into 100.3 FM if you live in the Central Indiana area, or visit www.korncountry.com to listen live to the Pennsylvania 400.  Join my Facebook group to talk racing at For The Love Of Racing.