Informative

World Health Organization: WHO

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) COVID-19 Section

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus

 

Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID-19 SECTION

https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/resources-recommendations

 

Medical

Fort Smith and River Valley Hotline (staffed by Baptist Health/Mercy)   479-289-6508 hotline 7 days a week, 8-8

 

Local Information on Covid-19 and help:  dial 2-1-1 

 

For children (staffed by Arkansas Children’s Hospital): 1-800-743-3616.

 

For adults (staffed by UAMS): 1-800-632-4502.

 

Contact for the Arkansas Department of Health 1-800-803-7847 or 501-661-2136

 

Unemployment

DWS website: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment/

 

To file your claim online in Arkansas, visit the DWS EZARC page: https://www.ezarc.adws.arkansas.gov/

 

To file your claim in Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma Employee Security Commission page https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/index.html

 

Business assistance

AEDC contact

Email: COVID19.businessinfo@arkansasedc.com

Phone: 501-682-1121 or toll-free: 1-800-ARKANSAS

 

OK benefits:

https://www.okbenefits.org/en/

 

Material

COVID-19 Myths

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

 

An Employer’s Guide: Ten Considerations to Support Your Workforce: https://mma.marshmma.com/l/644133/2020-03-06/jx9g5/644133/87414/CORONAVIRUS_MMB_FINAL.pdf 

 

COVID-19 and Paid Leave: Three Scenarios to Plan For:  https://www.mercer.us/our-thinking/healthcare/COVID-19-and-paid-leave-three-scenarios-to-plan-for.html

 

Oklahoma City Health Department Guidelines

https://www.occhd.org/application/files/8915/8465/6488/COVID-19FSEHGuidance.pdf

AFTERNOONS

Name: "Big John"  (No, I do not like the song)

Married: Yes to the woman who keeps me on this side of sanity.

Children: Yes, two very awesome daughters who I couldn't be more proud of.

Pets: A pretty darn big puppy and a cat that shows signs of schizophrenia.

Favorite Food: Oriental & Italian (buffet preferred)

Favorite Beverage: Pepsi (That's right, I ain't afraid to carry around a 2-liter with me either!) One day, I hope to be their official spokesman.

Started In Radio: March 5th, 2002 at what was once a very honorable place.

Number Of Stations Worked With: 7 (including 1 online)

If Not In Radio: Honestly, I just don't know. Thinking about that takes me to a deep, dark place and I try not to go there.

Some Things Outside Of Radio: I've am the ring announcer for several wrestling organizations in three different states (AR, OK, & TX), I'm a member of both the Oklahoma MRC, LCEM's Communication Support Team, and a Ham Radio Operator (KF5UUV). I could go on, but I don't have an ego and this isn't a resume.

Favorite Music Genre: Depends on what I'm in the mood for. Usually just about anything other than Bluegrass. I really like Red Dirt / Texas Country, more Traditional Country, and Rock!

Favorite Musical Artist: Too many to choose from different genre's. I'd say somewhere between AC/DC to Waylon Jennings.

Thoughts On Taxes: I don't mind paying as long as the money is used for all the right reasons. However, it should be noted that if 10% is good enough for God, It should be good enough for the I.R.S.

One Thing People Know About: I try to keep things positive. Life doesn't have to be as difficult as some people try to make it.

Most People Don't Know: A full 8 hours of sleep in one night is a very rare luxury for me. Because the way my mind works, I get anywhere from 4-6 hours. That allows me to accomplish more while other people dream.

Motivation At Work: Just being able to work with the best darn people in this radio market today!

Worst Fear: Boy, that's a tough one. I can't choose between not being able to stay in radio (On-Air) or having my doctor tell me that I can't drink any more Pepsi.

Hobbies: On the advice of my attorney, at this time I cannot confirm, nor deny, any or all activities that can be considered as hobbies I may or may not have.

Immediate Objectives: To be the best I can be with the resources I have available to me. In other words, continue doing what I do each and every day.

Dream Goal In Life: To be the owner of a successful AM/FM radio station.