My Hero's watching over me every morning

My Hero’s watching over me every morning

After missing last week, I thought I should sit down and write another blog for you. I getting ready for the Spring Green Money Machine and the contestant on the line said “it is hard to get in”! I her how crazy it gets sometimes in the morning and I should take everyone behind the scenes and let them see what I do every morning.
I wake up at 4:30 am and I am here at the KOOL 103.9 studio at 5am and hit the ground running thanks in part to my Diet Mt Dew habit I have a little energy at 5am. It’s time to start getting ready for the show, I get news ready with the help of our sister station 610 KVNU. Then it’s time to scour the internet to find some interesting things that will help you start you day smiling.
When we have contest like we are now the phone rings all the time and I wish I could answer every one but I know some of the calls are just for the contest. About 25 after the hour the phone and will continue ringing for 5 minutes after I get my player. I try to answer as many as I can but with all the other things going sometimes I can’t. I always get a good laugh when I do answer and tell the caller what number they are because if they miss it by one the groans and reactions are great. A couple of years ago there was a listener who would call back about 10 minutes after the contest just to tell me he was caller 4 and we wanted caller 5!
Just know I do try to answer the phones but sometimes I just can’t! I think I need an assistant
Here is something to listen too, it’s kind of like a best off but this time we will just call it what it is “SOMETHING TO LISTEN TOO”

Thanks for listening
Dave Denton



As I was preparing for the Friday morning show on KOOL 103.9 I came across this about our favorite foods in each state, now this study comes from PLAYBOY but let me tell you I didn’t find it there. We all have websites we visit every day and that is the same here at KOOL 103.9. It is a site radio DJ’s all over the world use and that’s where I found it minus a Centerfold.


That reminds me that the Centerfold of June 1978 went to my high school in Memphis. I did not know her but did know her brother well. She was the head Cheerleader at my school when I was in the 10th grade. Let’s just say when I hear the song Centerfold by J. Giles it takes on a whole new meaning.
The Playboy article asked people in each state what the “signature food” was for their state. In Utah it wasn’t Green Jell-O with carrots, it wasn’t Dutch oven Chicken it was “FRY SAUCE” I love fry sauce and when I go to a local restaurant I always enjoy the spin they put in there “FRY SAUCE” From a hint of BBQ to pickle relish it is all good.
That made me think of all the places I have lived in my life and all the great regional foods I have had the pleasure of eating. I grew up in Memphis Tn and that means BBQ, lots of pulled pork sandwiches with Cole slaw on top.
I moved to Idaho for college (Ricks) and ate more potatoes than I ever have in my life and it was there I was spoiled—NO MORE INSTANT MASHED FOR ME”
I lived for a short time in South Arkansas and the BBQ chicken was incredible. However on little BBQ place used to sell a BBQ chicken sandwich with 2 slices of white bread with a Chicken leg or wing and I mean BONE IN. Yep, it was not a chicken meat sandwich it was a piece of Chicken on bread. I ate more pulled pork there.
I tell people I was skinny before living in Louisiana – not really but man the food was awesome! I grew to love Crawfish – boiled, fried, ettofuee if it was crawfish I wanted to eat it. The only thing I didn’t enjoy in Cajun country was when someone came to the radio station with BEEF TOUNGE! YUCK, I just couldn’t get past the way it looked and told my co-workers that I wasn’t going to eat anything that could lick my stomach. Oh yeah, squirrel brains were not on my to eat list. But alligator, and Gar fish were.
I lived in Missouri for 7 years and even though the food was mostly bland compared to the Cajun foods I loved. The good people of the Show Me State knew there around pork. Pork steaks on a grill became a favorite and the Brats at Bush Stadium were the best. And a trip to St Louis wasn’t complete without a stop at Ted Drew’s on Rt 66 for the best Ice Cream EVER!
I moved to Utah 20 years ago and Fry sauce was an immediate favorite! Dutch oven Cobbler, Chicken, and Potatoes you bet I am there. But I must admit the Jell-O salad with carrots not a favorite of mine.
My love of food has led to my struggles with weight but as I age I find myself enjoying my veggies more. Who knows even the I might even grow to like Jell-O and Carrots!
Well it’s time for a snack, any suggestions


April 2nd 2015

I love to watch Baseball! I know there are some who think the game is too slow, or they stopped watching because of the steroid era. Not me, I love to watch the game and here’s why!
The St Louis Cardinals, that’s my team – I grew up listening to Jack Buck and Harry Carry call the games on my little radio when just a kid. One of my great memories is listening to Bob Gibson’s only no hitter against the Pittsburg while playing miniature golf on a homemade course in my cousin’s back yard. And all those Saturday afternoon games on a lazy Saturday afternoon sitting in the Lazy Boy and napping to the game, there is nothing better than taking a nap while watching Baseball.
One of the great things about the game is when the announcers tell these great stories about the game. If the announce team is good it just ads to the story and the flow of the game.
Some people tell me they don’t watch the games on TV but would rather go to a live game. Yeah being there live is awesome. There is nothing like walking up the stairs stepping on the tarmac and looking over the well-groomed field and seeing players warming up. I have the same feeling at the old Candlestick Park, Bush Stadium, Diamondback Field or the fields at Ogden or Salt Lake City.
And what is a ball game without snacks- get me a dog a burger or both some crackerjacks and an ice cold drink and Dave is a happy man.
Here at KOOL I am the Card fan, Dave Fannin is an A’s fan, Brad Stone a Giants fan. At the other stations in the building we have Yankee fans, Angles fans and even fans of the Cubs yes the Cubs!
So, whoever you root for it will be a summer full of singing “Take me out to the Ball game for me! And if you don’t have a team to root for you can always join me and rooting for my Cards.

Dave Denton
KOOL 103.9

My St Louis Cards

My St Louis Cards




March 27th 2015
I have been on the radio for 20 years in Logan and Northern Utah, wow time does fly doesn’t it! And for all of those 20 years I have been on 103.9 at 1st we played country music and then in 2002 we switched to ‘THE GREATEST HITS OF ALL TIME”. I have had a blast every day on this job through sickness and health, good times and bad it’s been kind of like a marriage for me and you the listener.
This week I was on site at The Rivalry Week auto sale with Millers Utah Carzz and Millers Quality Auto when I was talking to one of the the listeners who said that he remembered when I 1st went on the air here in Logan, and asked where my sign off came from. You know when I go off the air I say “BYE BYE TOODLE LOO YA’LL”
I don’t remember the exact reason why except to say I am a little crazy. Since I am originally from Memphis Tn. I would always say Ya’ll growing up and then when I was at Ricks College I was saying “TOODLES YA’LL” and it just kind of morphed from there.
Over the years I have had lots of people say it back to me. Once while driving a station car during the USU homecoming parade, I hear a little voice yelling “BYE BYE TOODLE LOO YA’LL”. This little girl made my day and her mother told me the girl would say that to her when she left for school…
I was at the Golden Coral restaurant enjoying my favorite French word “BUFFET” when a man tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I was the “TOODLE LOO” guy! Another time I couldn’t decide if I wanted to crawl into the woodwork or say with pride “YES ,YES I AM THE TOODLE LOO GUY” It was great to talk with this man and he said lots of very nice things about the radio station and myself which always humbles me to think someone likes what I do.
I always have such a great time when I get to you the listeners of KOOL 103.9 and 107.3 and hope that if we haven’t met and you see me somewhere around you will come up and say HI!

Dave Denton


MARCH 20TH 2015


Spring is here! That is some good news after a year with very little winter! Wow, what a crazy year this has been already. The big worry is what kind of impact this dry warm winter will have on our water supply? I will let the experts deal with that, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to start finding way to conserve water for this summer.
Spring is such a great time of the year, with all the things we start to do outside like yard work and gardening, and sneezing. I am one of those lucky people with classic Hay Fever! If I don’t take those daily pills the itchy watery eyes, the sneezing and hives hit me hard. Today I am grateful for Allegra
As I contemplate spring I also have to think back on past springs. Everyone here at the Cache Valley media group is excited about this year’s Home and Garden show at the Eccles Ice Center on March 27th and 28th. It is always so KOOL to be able to see and talk with so many of you each and every year. Hope to see you there
At KOOL 103.9 we also love spring because it means a chance to give you some of the boss’s money (LOL). It is time for the Spring Green Money Machine with THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in cash and prizes. We start paly on Monday March 30th.
Which brings me to my next thought on Spring, SNOW! It seems to me that every year during the 1st week of Spring we get SNOW! I always feel funny talking about spring when it is snowing. But then I remember where we live and realize that we can get snow anytime during the spring. Last year I started my vacation on Mother’s Day with a little snow in Logan, as we traveled south on I- 15 it got worse and worse with a major winter storm. Between Fillmore and Beaver the roads were in horrible shape and my wife was driving. She is an excellent driver but I wished I could take over for her but we could not find a safe place to pull off the switch. We saw several semi’s off the road and traffic was at a crawl and the trip to Laughlin Nv. which normally takes 8 and ½ hours took almost 12!
One more spring snow story- took place on June 12th of 2002, yes the year of the winter games in Salt Lake City. If you remember not much snow that year until right before the games when a stormed dumped almost 20 inches in one day. That was the year I was having some serious health issue that sent me to a doctor in Salt Lake City and a surgery at U of U. My final follow up exam was June 12th 2002. I woke in the morning looked outside and it was snowing those huge wet spring snow flakes. It snowed the entire trip into Salt Lake City and at the U of U hospital the snowplows were out! It was on JUNE 12th WHAT??????????????????
Well I should wish you a happy and safe spring and thank you once again for listening. Here are just some of the things we did this week including NATE our guest DJ



March 13, 2015


When I was a kid I didn’t like wearing shoes, running on green grass and even on gravel didn’t bother me at all. And then it happened—I GREW UP! It seems as I aged my feet got softer and now as I age my feet hurt!
I recently found this small article about not wear shoes around the house. So now I have several reason to feel like a kid again and not wear shoes at home. I wonder if I showed the boss this if I could be shoeless Dave at the station. Don’t count on it, so here from a website called Treehugger are 5 reasons for going shoeless at home.
1. It’s cleaner, obviously. Which is the main reason people do it. The less dirt you track in, the less you have to clean.
2. It ruins your carpet. And that’s even if your shoes AREN’T dirty. Walking on a carpet in shoes messes it up faster than walking in socks or bare feet.
3. Shoes are covered in bacteria. A recent study at the University of Arizona found TONS bacteria on people’s shoes, including E. coli and meningitis.
4. They’re also covered in toxins, like pesticides and herbicides. Especially if you’ve been in a garden. But even if you just walked across someone’s yard.
5. It’s better for your feet. For most people, walking around without shoes makes your arches stronger.
And it can also relieve stress, because taking your shoes off when you get home subconsciously tells you it’s time to relax. (Treehugger)

We had a lot of things to talk about this week from aggie basketball, Will Ferrell baseball and baseball hot dogs
Listen here



We are now getting ready for The Home and Garden Show and then on March 30th you can win money!
Dave Denton

Playing Through the Pain, Baby!

Wow, what a week–  I can’t believe it is already the weekend and the time change weekend at that.  I am one of the few people I know who has an easier time adjusting to this loss of sleep every year.  I guess there are advantages of getting up at 4:30 am.

This week was a tough one for me, why?  Last Thursday I tripped and fell bruising or cracking some ribs!  Yep, it hurt and continues to cause pain.   I found myself getting relief from the pain by “Playing Radio”.  Yeah, I call what I do play sometimes because it is just fun and this week I needed it to be fun.   YES I WAS PLAYING THROUGH THE PAIN!

From lots of weird strange stuff in the news – there was the interview with Former Miss America Debbie Turner Bell about a program that could put your pet on TV.    I had actually met Debbie back in 1991 when she was my co-mc at a Scholarship pageant in Missouri.  Not sure if she remembered me but I sure remember getting a hug and kiss on the check from Miss America!  You can still listen to the interview on KOOL1039.com

I also interviewed the bass player for Hotel California an Eagles tribune act that played at the Ellen Eccles Theater.   These tribute acts are fun to go to because you get a great experience at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.


Finally, I would like to wish USU AGGIE coach Stew Morrill the best on his retirement from active coaching.   I have never had to chance to meet the coach but I have watched him his entire carrier as the Aggie Coach.   I have often said that to me one of his best coaching attributes was his ability to get the most from his players!   I thought he was a master at this and that is a talent.    I also enjoyed watching him coach a game while the greatest student section in college basketball would crack up the heat on the visiting team.    Yeah Coach, you will be missed but I thank you for all the great memories!

I Am Who I Am

I Am Who I Am

One of the best things about doing what I do is I get to be who I am.  Who is that?

I am a man who loves music, comic books, sci-fi, sports, his wife and his life!  A few years ago my wife and I were at a picnic with some people who didn’t know me very well, and I was being me when one lady  said to my wife “ is he like this all the time?”  My wife simply said “YES”.   I have had my share of tragedies and trails but I chose not to let those things define me and who I am.

Boy that’s deep for me, I just have an outlook on life that tries to not to let the trails of life overtake my life.   I do get angry at some of the evil in the world when I hear stories about ISIS, people hurting or killing others, especially children.   And there was a story out of Box Elder County that really angered me.  Someone or some people decided that they would run over a pregnant deer and 2 fawns killing them.   I can’t even imagine what would go through someone’s mind in doing something like that.   It angers me.

Some people have asked how I sound so up and happy early in the morning.   I say, I really hate getting up at 4:30 am but being on the air at KOOL 103.9 make it worth it.  I enjoy trying to find things to talk about that will hopefully smile or even laugh.   Not to say we avoid bad news, but I try to leave that stuff for the news.  But I am having a good time every morning and you better be glad that I don’t leave the mic on while I am singing along with THE GREATEST HITS OF ALL TIME.

Here is some of the things we did this week!  Just click on here:

Thanks for listening

Dave Denton