It's Chicken Festival Time!!

The 25th Annual World Chicken Festival gets underway Thursday September 25th and runs through Sunday the 28th!! For a complete schedule of events and attractions at this year's festival go to Again we are managing the Sanders Court Stage, our home base throughout the festival, so come by and check us out! Here's our schedule of events...

Chicken Festival Sanders Court Stage Schedule of Events 2014

Thursday September 25

5pm-5:30 Peggy Inks

5:30pm-6:30 pm Blake Branscum (American idol finalist)

6:30pm-7:30pm Tim Goodin

7:30-8pm Studio London Amber Hibbitts and Allison Spurlock

8pm-9pm Jenkins Twins

9:15-11pm Kites

Friday September 26

2pm-3pm Jordan Allen and the Bellwethers

3pm-4pm Studio London Student Soloists

4pm-4:30pm Isabella and the Johnson Sisters

4:30pm-5:30pm Taylor Dye

5-7 Live Remote SAM 103.9/96.7 KOOL GOLD

5:30pm-6pm Sugar N Spice Cloggers

6-7pm Dewayne Spaw

6pm SAM 103.9, 96.7 Kool Gold Karaoke Registration

7pm-9pm SAM 103.9, 96.7 Kool Gold Karaoke Contest

1st place $100 sponsored by Exterior Supply

2nd place $75 sponsored by Forcht Bank

3rd place $50 sponsored by London Laurel County Tourism

9pm-11pm Harlan County Underground


Saturday September 27

10-12pm Live Remote SAM 103.9/96.7 KOOL GOLD

10-11:30am White Oak String Band

11:30 am Pine Mountain Dancers 11:30 -12

12pm-1pm Cluckin, Crowin and Struttin Host Terry Harris On-Air Personality SAM 103.9 $100 1st place cash prize Sponsored by London Laurel County Tourism

1pm-2pm Jordan Tyree Band

1:00pm SAM 103.9, 96.7 Kool Gold KY Fried Chicken Hot Wing Eating Contest Registration Sponsored by Bodean’s Tattoos

2pm SAM 103.9, 96.7 Kool Gold Ky Fried Chicken Hot Wing Eating Contest Sponsored by Bodean’s Tattoos

1st place $100 2nd place $75 3rd place $50

2:30 Cumberland Gap Dance Club 2:30-3:00

3pm SAM 103.9 96.7 Barnyard Games Registration

3pm-4pm Yesterday’s Wine

4pm-5pm SAM 103.9 96.7 Barnyard Games

1st place $100 2nd place $75 3rd place $50

5pm-7pm Big Daddy and the Heat

7pm-8pm Dewayne Spaw

8pm-9pm Jason Goble winner of the Road to Fame Talent Competition

9pm-11pm Nashville Recording Artist Josh Goodlette and Band


Stage Sponsors:

Gambrel Toyota

London Laurel County Tourism

Flea Land Flea Market

General Dynamics

Wildcat Harley

Falls ford

Troy Rudder for Mayor

Dr DeCarlo

Stevie Joens for family court judge

Jack Riley for Mayor

Ky Fried Chicken

Bodean’s Tattoos

Exterior Supply

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Terry And Dave In The AJGA Junior Am

Terry Harris and Dave Begley had a great time Sunday in the AJGA Junior Am at Crooked Creek...they were paired with AJGA champion Julia Calbi...she was awesome!! A big thanks to Rodney Hendrickson and the London Laurel Tourist Commission for their hard work and Crooked Creek Golf Community for a great job hosting the event!!

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Kentucky Sports Radio Was In Town


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The Matt Jones Show on Kentucky Sports Radio stopped by Lowe's in London to broadcast the show live on our sister station, AM 1400 The Wolf!  You can listen to The Matt Jones Show on The Wolf! 


Our Very Own Bridgett Gambrel Does A Skydive With The Golden Knights!!

George HW Bush celebrated his 90th birthday with a tandem jump with the Golden Knights and on the same day, so did Forcht Broadcasting’s Bridgett Gambrel, albeit from different locations. Bridgett joined a group of 29 others from across Kentucky and other states invited by the Army Public Affairs Recruiting Battalion. The group gathered at Ft Knox to participate in various activities, demonstrations and the highlight of the two day event, a tandem jump from 13,500 ft in the sky. The United States Army Parachute Team, nicknamed “The Golden Knights,” is the U.S. Army’s official aerial demonstration team. The Team travels around the United States, performing parachute demonstrations at air shows, major league football and baseball games, and special events, connecting the Army with the American people. Over the past 50 years, the Team has grown to more than 90 people. The demonstration teams perform more than 100 demonstrations a year with the help of the Team’s four dedicated aircraft. The Tandem section takes Soldiers and VIPs on tandem skydives. “It was without a doubt the most thrilling and unique event of my lifetime and I would do it again in a heartbeat if they asked. It was an honor to be asked to participate and I have made friends for life. It was quite the bonding experience for me and my “Geronimo Group.” We had all vowed to say “Geronimo!” when we stepped out of the plane…and every single one of us forgot. I guess we were too distracted with other things. If former President Bush had half as good a time as we did, then he surely had a blast” stated Bridgett. The Team represents the finest of Soldiers and personifies the Army Values, showing the world the professionalism, precision, and discipline of today’s modern Army. Here's the video...

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A Great Time At Great American Ballpark!!

We had a great time at Great American Cincinnati Reds affiliates we were treated to a suite for a game against the Dodgers...and we were paid a visit by Marty Brennaman!! Tune in for each and every game on your home of the Reds AM 1400 Classic Country, The Wolf!!
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Forcht Broadcasting Represented On KBA Trip

Mike Tarter, President and CEO of Forcht Broadcasting and Bridgett Gambrel, General Manager of WWEL, WANV and WFTG in London and member of the KBA board of directors, recently represented Forcht Broadcasting on a Kentucky Broadcasters trip to Washington DC where they lobbied issues relating to broadcasters in both television and radio. The group of 35 broadcasters had meetings with Senators McConnell and Paul, Congressmen Rogers, Yarmuth, Whitfield, Massie, Barr and  Guthrie on capitol hill. The group of 35 broadcasters presented issues important to the industry such as proposed legislation on performance tax and advertising tax reform to name a few.

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