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Inaugural WKVIdol Competition Entertains Starke County Fair Crowd

Published: July 15th, 2014

 Last night’s inaugural WKVIdol competition at the Starke County Fair featured 11 quality performances from youngsters in three age groups. ReAnnen Cooper, 8, from Hamlet captured top honors in the ages 7 to 10 category. Victoria Horne, 13, of Hanna, won in the 11 to 14 age group. Hanna Clark, 16, of Koontz Lake took home the trophy in the 15 to 18 class. Knox Band Director Craige Phipps WKVI’s Nathan Welter and Mary Perren were the judges, and morning show host Tom Berg served as master of ceremonies. Region DJ’s provided the sound, and the trophies and participant medals came from Sports Unlimited in Knox.

Locally Made Horror Movie Premiers Today

Published: June 21st, 2014

6-21-14 Night of the Dolls picA horror movie that centers around a spooky sanitarium and an all girl punk band, The Lolita Dolls, premiers today at the Isis Theater in Winamac.

The interesting thing about this horror flick, Night of the Dolls, is most of it was filmed in Winamac with local people. WKVI’s Tom Berg even makes a cameo. The movie will be shown at 11:30 a.m. and then again at 10:15 p.m. ET today. Tickets are available at the door. The morning movie is $4 and the evening is $5.

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WKVI Raises $200 for Hoosier Burn Camp

Published: June 14th, 2014

WKVI morning show host Tom Berg and sports director Nathan Welter answered their cold water challenge Thursday afternoon in the radio station parking lot. They were called out by news director Mary Perren to either donate $10 to the Hoosier Burn Camp and get wet or stay dry and write a $100 check. The guys decided to play along, so members of the Bass Lake Fire Department brought their dump tank to our parking lot and filled it with water. Several listeners also stopped by with extra ice and donations to really help the guys chill out. Another Step Forward Walking Challenge Coordinator Ryan Greer had also been called out previously, as had fire chief Les Jensen. They took the plunge as well. So did Knox High School Band Director Craige Phipps, who opted not to prolong his torture when Nathan called him out. WKVI raised $200 in donations for the Hoosier Burn Camp, thanks to the generosity of the listeners who donated and the staff for being such good sports.

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WKVI Morning Guys Accept Cold Water Challenge

Published: June 12th, 2014

 WKVI morning show host Tom Berg and sports director Nathan Welter will be chilling out, or perhaps freezing to death, for charity this afternoon at the WKVI studios in Knox. News director Mary Perren paid it forward by calling both of them out as part of the cold water challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

Local Businessman Doubles Donation to Prevent Berg from Playing Piano

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: December 24th, 2013

WKVI-FM morning man Tom Berg is following tradition this year with the help of local businessman Kent Kruzick. Kruzick donates a sum of money each year to prevent Berg from playing “The Christmas Song” on piano, and this year is no different, except Kruzick has doubled his donation.

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Tom Talks Turkey With Turkey Talk-Line

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: November 26th, 2013

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, stressing out a few aspiring holiday chefs who are gearing up to prepare, cook and serve their first ever turkey. Meanwhile, veteran holiday cooks may also be feeling the heat as they plan to prepare their bird as the centerpiece for their family dinner. To save the day, the Butterball Turkey Talk-line representatives are on hand to answer any questions regarding how to properly cook a Thanksgiving turkey.

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WKVI Food Drive at Sanders, Five Star Begins at 9 a.m.

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: November 23rd, 2013

It’s finally here. The fourth WKVI Food Drive at Five Star – and this year, Sanders Foods as well – runs this morning from 9 a.m. until noon, live on K99.3 FM. The staff is hoping to outdo last year’s donation of 375 pounds of food for the local food pantry, and to aid in that, the food drivee features a new addition to the event as WKVI General Manager Jerry Curtis will be broadcasting live and accepting donations at Sander’s Foods in Winamac while Tom Berg and Lenny Dessauer broadcast and collect at Five Star in Knox.

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Bass Lake Festival Royalty Chosen

Published: July 22nd, 2013
Annabella Piunti was crowned Miss Bass Lake and Kelly Reed is the first runner up.

Annabella Piunti was crowned Miss Bass Lake and Kelly Reed is the first runner up. WKVI’s Tom Berg served as master of ceremonies.

Little Miss Bass Lake Elizabeth Combs, Tom Berg and Little Mister Bass Lake  Ashton Walker

Little Miss Bass Lake Elizabeth Combs, WKVI”s Tom Berg and Little Mister Bass Lake Ashton Walker.

Bass Lake Festival Pageant Begins at 4 p.m. Today

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: July 20th, 2013

Bass Lake Property Owners Association building

Bass Lake Property Owners Association building

The Bass Lake Festival Pageant will kick off today, with the Little Miss/Mister contest starting at 4 p.m. followed by the Miss Bass Lake contest at 6 p.m. The pageants will take place at the Bass Lake Property Owner’s Association building, and Dana White, pageant coordinator, said she’s excited to start her third year coordinating the pageant, which has been a staple of the Bass Lake community since 1926.

This year, however, will be a little smaller than years past. White said five teenagers will vie for the title of Miss Bass Lake, while three girls and two boys will compete for the Little Miss and Little Mister titles. Last year, White said seven teenagers competed, with 11 girls and six boys as well.

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Local Businessman Once Again Pays For Berg to Not Play Christmas Song

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: December 15th, 2012

Kent Kruzick presented Tom Berg with a $100 check for Community Services under the condition that he not play "The Christmas Song."

‘Tis the season for traditions, and WKVI morning man Tom Berg seems to be starting one of his own. After a local businessman last year donated $100 to a local charity to prevent Berg from playing “The Christmas Song,” on piano, Berg decided this year that he would once again give it a shot.

Less than 30 minutes after Berg announced on the air his intent to play the song once again and struck a short excerpt of the song on his electronic piano, Kent Kruzick ran to WKVI, check in hand, to beg Berg once again to refrain from attempting to play the song.

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More Pictures From Tom Berg’s Marathon Conclusion

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: July 18th, 2012

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Tom Berg’s Marathon Celebration Slideshow

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: July 17th, 2012

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Tom Berg’s Marathon Finally Comes to a Close – 187 Hours Later

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: July 17th, 2012

Mayor Rick Chambers presented Tom with a proclamation declaring Tuesday, July 17 as Tom Berg Day.

In recognition of WKVI Morning Host Tom Berg’s unbelievable effort in breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous radio broadcast by a single host, the City of Knox has come together to show their support for the man who has worked the single longest shift in radio history.

Mayor Rick Chambers issued a proclamation yesterday declaring today – Tuesday, July 17 – Tom Berg Day.

“It was just our thoughts from the city, to thank Tom for all his efforts he’s put forth, and all the attention he’s brought to our community,” said Chambers.

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The Final Countdown!

Published: July 16th, 2012

WKVI's Tom Berg with the Backstage Studio of Dance flash mob

Tom Berg is entering into the final hours before he sets a Guiness World Record! Tom was surprised by a flash mob yesterday. Several students from the Backstage Studio of Dance performed an impromptu routine as part of Tom’s show to help keep the spirit alive during this world record attempt. Read the rest of this entry »