Cathy Wegner

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.


When Martin Scorsese met Ed Grimley...

Friday, 11 May 2018 14:13 Cathy Wegner
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Of all the reunions and reboots of tv shows and musical acts, which has yet to happen that you would like to see? Would S-C-T-V make your list?

 SCTV reunion

And what if Martin Scorsese directed, would that be good?

Netflix has announced that Scorsese has been signed to direct an original comedy special exploring the legacy of the show. And, it won't be broadcast until next year, but this weekend the crew of S-C-T-V is going to participate in a special called "An Afternoon with S-C-T-V". Rick Moranis is the latest to announce he's be joining in. He will join previously announced cast members Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas. Moranis hasn't been as visible on the public stage as some of the other cast members in recent years and wasn't initially expected to be a part of the reunion. The taping happens this Sunday. Jimmy Kimmel will moderate “An Afternoon with S-C-T-V” panel taping in front of a live audience at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto.

 

 

 

Write on!

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 15:31 Cathy Wegner
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What do you think schools to abandoning the teaching of cursive writing? (what we used to just call "handwriting")

Loops and Tails
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A local state senator in Indiana who feels strongly about the benefits of using cursive has been pushing for seven years to bring it back to the school system there, calling it an "important skill". Short of making it mandatory, the state just passed a law making it an optional subject for any school that wants to teach it.

Learning to write in cursive is shown to improve brain development in the areas of thinking, language and working memory. Cursive writing stimulates brain synapses and synchronicity between the left and right hemispheres, which cannot be said for printing and typing.

 

Want to save $ on gas? Some tips..

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 15:00 Cathy Wegner
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Want to save 20 percent or more on fuel consumption? I do. You too?

Gas Gauge
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Alas, some very useful tips from the Consumer Federation of America:

  • Check the air filter and insert a clean one if needed - This alone can improve your mileage by as much as 10 percent.
  • Make sure the tires are aligned - Here again you can save another 10 percent on your gas budget. Bad alignment causes tires to wear out more quickly, and makes the engine to work harder.
  • Get a tune up - You can save another 4 percent by making sure the engine is working to efficiency.
  • Tire pressure - If your tires are "under inflated" by 7.5 pounds (the average for most), you can expect to lose another 2.8 percent of your fuel economy.
  • Give that cap a twist - Two words: gasoline evaporates.
  • Slow Down - For every 5 mph you reduce highway speed, you can reduce fuel consumption by 7 percent.
  • Ease on and off the pedal - This can be a big saver for you. Accelerate and decelerate smoothly. You can potentially save 33 percent on the highway, and 5 percent in town.
  • Edit your cargo carefully - For every 100 extra pounds it drives around, your vehicle loses 1 to 2 percent in fuel efficiency.
  • Avoid Idling - It wastes gas, and creates pollution. If your stop is longer than half a minute, turn the car off.

 

 

 

 

Okay now I've heard everything...

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 20:25 Cathy Wegner
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Don't feel bad if you've ever had a plant start to die on you. It turns out your sickly fern may have committed a partial suicide... as in, killed off a part of its own self. Really?

dying house plants
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Researchers from the Vienna University in Austria have found that when plant life is threatened by either animals or infection, it will deliberately sacrifice parts of itself. Further, they say that while they remain alive at their core, plants will save parts of themselves that can be saved.

 

This personality test is full of holes..

Monday, 02 April 2018 14:58 Cathy Wegner
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How much does your belly button reveal about your personality? Quite a bit, according to a new book from Gerald Reibmann, called "Centred". Has he got you figured out?

Bellybutton
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Off-center -- you're fun-loving but moody.
Round -- you're modest, even tempered, and quiet.
An outty -- you're optimistic, outgoing, and enthusiastic.
An innie -- you're gentle, cautious, and prone to worry.
Horizontal -- you're complex, emotional, and sensitive.
Vertical -- you're self-confident, generous and stable.

 

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