I hope that you are having a good week so far! To all the Chicago Cubs fans, hang in there. It’s just one game! I’ve got a feeling that Cubs fans and Chicagoans will have something huge to celebrate soon!!!
To my mother and extended family, my love and support is yours! Aunt Mama Tee, Aunt Alvia, and all of our precious loved ones will be with you, us always!!! To live to be almost 88 years and 90 years old is truly a blessing. God has smiled on them and bestowed the gift of allowing them to meet, see and know their Grand and Great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc!!! Let’s all cherish the sweet memories, draw closer to each other, and trust that they are resting well in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.
As I shared on Facebook this past Sunday, while attempting to take our minds off the sad news of the passing of our dear loved one, we turned to V103FM Chicago to listen to Herb Kent only to learn of his passing away as well! He was 88 years old. We certainly send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and listeners. I actually met and worked with Herb Kent (Radio Hall of Famer and Chicago media Icon) 15-16 years ago at a Chicago Association of Black Journalist Christmas party at the old Michael Jordan’s Restaurant. He was the celebrity DeeJay;and one of my roles for the party was to segment Host for a game during one of the music breaks! Herb stayed for the game (2 Truths and 1 Lie) and actually participated. He was warm, kind, and yes, very cool!!! The photographer for the event took pictures but I did not catch him before leaving to make sure that I received copies. If anyone reading this remembers that event, please reach out to me so that I can maybe locate that person and the pictures. *fingers crossed*
And now here’s what you missed…
Soul was off participating in a Breast Cancer Fundraiser Walk so Life Coach, Dedrea Benson (bevaryunique.com) and QCAACC, Chairperson and WBDC-Aurora, Executive Director, Terrie Simmons joined me in the studio.
1st Hour -Top News:
Top news was brief. We basically chatted about the Chicago Cubs making it to the World Series and the last of the three presidential debates. Again, reminding everyone to…
October is National Bullying Prevention month and we were in the midst of National Character Counts Week so…
Cafe Talk: Have you ever been bullied and if so, how did you handle it?
We all shared our experiences and then reminded everyone about the 6 Pillars of Character which if we all applied in our individual lives, the number of bullying incidents in schools, etc. would decrease.
2nd Hour – Entertainment News
Dancing with the Stars dominated TV Talk. I talked about some highlights of its Latin Night which for some reason didn’t excite me as much as some of the previous themed episodes. As always, I was impressed with Ray Chew and the band as well as wardrobe but something just seemed off. I don’t know–maybe it was just me having a “not so good” evening/night. Well, anyway, Amber Rose was voted off and I predicted that Jana Kramer or Laurie Hernandez will walk away with the dance ball!!!
Afterwards, Terrie announced the winners of the Womens Business Development Center-Aurora Business Plan Pitch Competition that was presented by the Women’s Business Development Center-Aurora and supported by Marilyn’s Cafe Society Radio Show/WJOL. And the winners are…
Love That Scrub
Val’s Paper Passion
Congratulations to each winner and I look forward to meeting with the business that selected our package as a prize!
Umbre was the word of the day or segment. The Passion for Fashion segment that is. We’ve experienced the umbre hair for several seasons now. But umbre lips?!!!! Yes! Umbre lips are what’s happening this season. Go to marilynscafesociety.com for the audio.
More entertainment news commentary included Janet Jackson’s amazing pregnancy; Kim Kardashian’s slow return to public life after horrific ordeal in Paris; and films. I also reminded everyone to tune in next Saturday for more information about the 9th Annual Christmas Broadcast special.
Oh! Also, winners of the gift bags from the Will County Center for Community Concern’s Healthy Homes Healthy Families event will be announced on Saturday too!
Soul Balm Says will return next Saturday so be sure to tune in. Remember to follow on Twitter @marilynscafesoc and Marilyn’s Cafe Society on Facebook.
Continue to have a super week!