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CathyIt continues to be a new and interesting broadcasting ride for Cathy, that has come full circle here at Easy 101/Country 107-3.

Born and raised in Ingersoll in a big family among 5 brothers, Cathy landed her first full-time radio job here as fledgling news reporter.

It wasn't long before Cathy's career forayed into television, where she worked for more than 15 years as a successful anchor, host, reporter and producer. Her stops include tv stations in Wingham, Pembroke, Edmonton , Ottawa and Hamilton . Most recently, Cathy could be seen co-hosting CHCH Hamilton's Morning Live.

Finally saying a fond goodbye to broadcast news and moving back to our area to be closer to family and home, Cathy accepted an opportunity to add a new dimension to her broadcasting career as an on air personality with us. Cathy can be heard on both Country 107.3 and Easy 101. She is really enjoying this new role. She says her listeners are like friends – "Its great to just talk and share with them."

In her spare time, Cathy loves spending time with her husband and her dog, traveling, watching movies, trying new cookie recipes, painting, skiing and catching live music.

Remember...shake, don't stir...

Monday, 19 June 2017 13:58 Cathy Wegner
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Today is National Martini Day. 


Shaken not stirred
(image courtesy British GQ)

I'd include the authentic James Bond martini recipe but I'm going to guess that you may not have any Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano around? This may be a more user-friendly version. This one is adapted from GQ Magazine, they call it the Skyfall martini:

  • 50ml Beefeater gin
  • 15ml Martini Dry
  • olive(s)
  • lemon rind

Combine gin and vermouth in shaker. Shake (don't stir) until chilled and double strain into small coupet (martini glass) and garnish (with olive or lemon twist).



Last Updated ( Monday, 19 June 2017 14:05 )

Don't open until the year 2067

Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:44 Cathy Wegner
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If you're looking for something "significant" to do, to mark Canada's 150th... maybe you'll consider a time capsule?

What would you put in it? How far into the future would you want it to be opened?

Gathering the items to include is not too difficult. Coming up with an actual "capsule" is the tough part (more on that later).

 Canada 150 Time Capsule
(image courtesy WikiHow)

First, the fun part. I took a look around at some different ideas on what to put inside.

Some suggestions include:

  • a letter to whoever opens the time capsule
  • a local daily newspaper
  • a national newspaper
  • a list of popular expressions/slang
  • ticket stubs (from concerts, movies, sporting events, etc.)
  • a menu from a favourite restaurant
  • photos of yourself
  • prediction for the future (done with friends, on paper or on camera)
  • a hour of radio programming
  • a paycheck stub or utility bills
  • a copy of a grocery bill
  • a current toy
  • ... and so on...

Now, packing this stuff into a "vessel" that will stand the elements and the test of time is a little more complicated. There's a lot to consider. The Library of Congress has some tips on the best type of container. They are as follows:

1. Choose a tightly closed container that will keep out light, dust and other air-borne pollutants, and water
2. The container material should be chemically inert, e.g.: uncoated polyethylene (PET or PETE, recycle code 1) jar with a screw-top lid of the same material; uncoated high-density polyethylene (HDPE, code 2) or polypropylene (PP, code 5); aluminum or stainless steel cans with matching screw-top lid; lignin- and acid-free cardstock boxes with snug lids (will keep out minimal, incidental water only)

A time capsule was fun to think about up until the actual capsule part! But maybe you can come up with something suitable. If you do, I applaud you. Oh, and remember to write down where you buried it.


Kids react to The Beatles

Friday, 09 June 2017 14:56 Cathy Wegner
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A lot of buzz about the Beatles lately with the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. If you count yourself a Beatles fan, you'll like this video. The Beatles are timeless, right? Ever since they first dominated the charts in the 60's, new generations of Beatles fans have steadily come on board.. discovering and LOVING their music. It's like a musical rite of passage. The Beatles. One of music's greatest equalizers!



Last Updated ( Friday, 09 June 2017 14:57 )

Dexter takes on..The Galaxy!

Thursday, 01 June 2017 15:37 Cathy Wegner
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How impressive are the new cinema special effects lately? Movie makers have successfully and convincingly wiped decades off the faces of Robert Downey Jr. (as Tony Stark), the late Carrie Fisher (as Princess Leia), Johnny Depp (as a young Jack Sparrow), and Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

I'm not spoiling anything vital to the plot, because this shows up at the very beginning of the movie, but you could hear gasps in the theatre when Kurt Russell came on screen. He looked more like the Dexter in "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes", than a man old enough to play Chris Pratt's Dad.

My jaw dropped and after about a minute all I could say to my husband was "that's. nuts.!!"

Kurt Russell
(photo courtesy Marvel and The Washington Post)

How did they achieve this? First a hair and makeup team put Kurt in full hair and make-up. They placed coloured dots on strategic areas of his face, that a camera could track to reference his movements and create a digital effect. From there, they had Kurt act out his scene. At the same time another actor named Aaron Schwartz, who looks like a young Kurt, watched everything that Kurt did. He would redo the scene to mimic exactly what he saw. The way writer-director James Gunn describes it, “Then, we basically take Kurt’s performance and we fuse part of Aaron’s skin onto Kurt’s body and onto Kurt’s performance.”

The result is fascinating to watch. I hope you get to see it.



Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 June 2017 15:43 )

"He told me sharks ate socks.. " Caroline Kennedy

Thursday, 25 May 2017 17:50 Cathy Wegner
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May 29th of this week marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy. Wow. If THAT doesn't make one pause and think about time, and the passage of time. Because he was taken at such a young age, and because we have lived with the idea of that for such a long time, there remains a feeling in the culture he would otherwise be around today, right? However, that's an idea that is more than 5 decades old. It's doubly sad to think that had he carried on, he may well already have lived to the end of old age. Gee.

What would JFK be like, had he lived to see his 100th? What would he have accomplished in those years?

JFK's daughter Caroline, and her children, recently shared some very touching memories and thoughts about their father, and grandfather. This runs about 5 minutes:




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