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

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




  I admit it I love football! I love the Superbowl! What I don’t love is all the hype before the game. This week DEFLATE GATE let the air out of my excitement for the game. Marshawn Lynch and his protest against media day “I’m only here so I won’t get fined” wore thin on me real fast. I watched him make a fool of himself the next 2 days and then it hit me, he was doing it to draw attention to himself and away from his teamates. It is either brilliant or distubing, I just don’t know which.

As I was just starting to sour on this years Superbowl a human intrest story made me remember about the good these players do. Even Marshawn Lynch has an inner city chairity he supports. But the story that I loved involved for USU Aggie linebacker Bobby Wagner, who with the help of the MAKE A WISH foundation called a 14 year old fan who is fighting with serious health issues to tell him he was going to this years Superbowl. This young man’s reaction , the pure joy of talking to one of his favorite players and getting to go to the game really touched me. You can listen to it here

So, I keep reminding myself that with all the negative in our everyday lives we need to find something everyday to make us smile. Serving others, a good joke, a good book, a good meal, a great song on the radio ( couldn’t leave that out) there are lots of ways everyday that we can find to make us smile at least once. Life is just to hard not to pause at least once a day to find our smile again. So here’s to a great weekend full of things to make us smile! I know the Superbowl snacks will make me smile.

Have a great weekend

Here are a few of the things we did this week that made me smile mice, Deflate gate Bad Movies and Go Daddy



   Dang I like to eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But as a lot of you as I get older I am trying to make better food choices. It is had to do in our fast paced fast food lifestyles to make good choices but I did find an article this week (I’m not sure who published it) but it will help us not to make the worst choices when we are out eating fast foods. It has made me think a little about what I do eat. So here is for better food choices and still enjoying eating out

FULL STORY: Pretty much EVERY type of fast food is bad for you. But if your go-to item is any of THIS stuff, you might want to change things up. Here’s the unhealthiest thing on the menu at ten fast food joints. 1.  At Starbucks . . . it’s the Eggnog Latte.  A venti has 620 calories and 29 grams of fat. 2.  At Kentucky Fried Chicken . . . the pot pie.  Obviously it’s better than eating an entire bucket of chicken.  But as far as single items go, it’s the worst with 790 calories and 45 grams of fat. 3.  At Chick-Fil-A . . . the Sausage Breakfast Platter.  810 calories with 54 grams of fat. 4.  At Subway . . . it’s the foot long Spicy Italian Sub.  960 calories and 48 grams of fat. 5.  At Cinnabon . . . the Caramel Pecanbon.  1,080 calories and 50 grams of fat. 6.  At McDonald’s . . . it’s the Big Breakfast Platter.  Which comes with sausage, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, and a biscuit.  1,090 calories and 56 grams of fat.   7.  At Wendy’s . . . the Hot ‘n’ Juicy Triple burger.  1,090 calories and 66 grams of fat. 8.  At Taco Bell . . . the Double-XL Steak Nachos.  1,190 calories and 60 grams of fat. 9.  At Chipotle . . . the Carnitas Burrito.  1,365 calories and 66 grams of fat. 10.  At Burger King . . . the Ultimate Breakfast Platter.  Which is basically the same as the McDonald’s breakfast but bigger.  It’s sausage, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, and a biscuit, for a total of 1,420 calories and 79 grams of fat.

We had some fun things happen this week we talked about cookies. Tigers tooth, a Mom who has a lot of nerve, Chickenman, and if women prefer nerds or jocks listen here

Have a great weekend see you Monday



Can you believe we are half way through January?!!!!!! What a crazy begging to 2015 with a mixture of Ice Snow Wind and then Warm temperature, you know the old saying “If you don’t like the weather wait”

I am still trying to figure out this social media thing, our Facebook page continues to grow and grow and for that I thank you. I did find something about you this week, YOU LIKE HUMOR! I had posted a picture of a car wash that had on the marque “All employees trained by Mr Miyagi” I think we had the most likes and views of that picture that anything in a long time. So to give credit to where credit is due my niece Sunshine had posted that on her page and it made me laugh so I shared it with you. I guess Sunshine went viral?

Now I am trying to figure out TWITTER. I remember back in the day when some called you a TWIT it was time to fight! But now I guess to tweet is KOOL. I have no idea what a # hash tag is… I do know I like HASH and used to play TAG when I was a kid… but I am #CLUESLESS.

Here are some of the fun things we talked about this past week –how smart are you. How much Pizza we eat. You got to be smarter than a button if you are a crook. How much money do you carry” and the Price of going to the movies. You can listen here

So have a great weekend and we will try again on Monday

Dave Denton

Saving Pennies Adds Up

Saving Pennies Adds Up

September 10 2014

On Thursday the KOOL.FM video of the day was all about ways to save money in our every day life. One of the tips was to use peanut butter instead of shaving cream ( which looked awful, but tasty) and it made me think of a tip my Uncle Danis gave me years ago about shaving that I still use today instead of shaving cream which can get expensive I use hand lotion! I shower 1st then apply the lotion and shave and get a good close shave that way! Just think of the money I have saved over the years, granted I had a full beard for about 25 years but still it works for me! I have know people who take any extra condiments that they get from a fast food restaurant and use them at home or when on a trip take the little soaps lotions and coffee packets when they check out. But I wouldn’t recommend taking the towels – a bathroom decorated like a Holiday Inn is not that cool.

Friday on the morning show we had you give us some money saving tips on air and on Facebook Facebook responses included :

Diane who advised to Pay your house payment every two weeks this will give you an extra payment for the year. Pay as much as you can on the principal in the beginning of the mortgage. Eat out less. Make more meals in a crock pot – great way to make economical meals and also great to come home to a meal ready to eat quickly. Take leftovers for lunch the next day. Plan meals for the week or month and stick to it. Less likely to over buy foods on a whim. Take the bus or car pool. Insulate your home, turn off appliances that keep drawing power such as a microwave or toaster or computer, TV or stereo.

Teresa posted this A good friend told me to make a menu for the week and stick to it. I finally decided to give it a try. It is great! I make a menu allowing for “eating leftover” days and only buy what I need to make those dishes. My grocery bill is a lot lower each week. Before I would walk through the grocery store aisles thinking, “I might need this” or “if I make this recipe I’ll need some of this” but then never make the recipe. Now I buy what I need to make the 3-4 dishes a week I selected. A lot easier and a lot less stressful because I know what I’m going to make rather than standing in front of the pantry trying to figure out what I can make with the ingredients I happen to have. Also, some of the store brands are just as good or a lot better tasting than the major brands – and a lot cheaper!

Megan I made it a rule to NEVER buy clothes full-price. Pretty much every store will have at least a 20% off at some point, but most will have 40-60% off, so I always wait for those sales. I also try to stack coupons with those sales to get a better deal! I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon as well, and it’s usually cheaper than going to the store. I also use Ebates, which is awesome to get money back on what I’m buying online!

Some great calls on Friday morning too! Listen to them here

During the week we found out about a new Ghost busters movie – our favorite fast food – we remembered the late Paul revere and the nominees for the class of 2015 in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listen here

See ya in the morning

Work Work Work

Work Work Work

 I am writing this on Friday October 3rd at 8:20am as Earth Wind and Fire plays on KOOL 103.9 – I thought it might be interesting to tell you a little about my work here at KOOL 103.9.

Every Monday through Friday I wake up at 4:30am and get ready to come do a job I love! Even if I have to wake up at 4:30 am it still is a great way to start my day. I get to the studio at 5am ( I am lucky to live close by ) and I start running! Not really, have you seen me— I haven’t ran in years. Actually I start getting ready to help you start your day by visiting several web sites to find out some fun things for us to do every morning. Then in between songs I am working on adding music and sound to some of the things for on air. There have been several times I have added the final touches on an item just moments before it airs. Then it’s on to the next thing and then the next… so you can see I usually don’t have a lot of time to sit back and sing along with the GREATEST HIT’S OF ALL TIME. Let me tell you if you heard me sing you would probably say “DAVE, I WANT TO BUY A RECORD OF YOU SINGING” I wish, I love to sing along but my singing voice is on key (almost).

At 10am David Fanning takes over and I get a short break for lunch with my wife each day. Then it’s back to the studio’s to get ready for the next day. I have had people say to me “Boy, you sure have an easy job, playing music 5 hours a day then home” HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA not so 45 breath. There are a lot of behind the scenes things that need to get done everyday. Everyone of us here at the Cache Valley media group averages about 10 hours a day and that does not include when we do remote broadcast. I tell people that radio is not a 9 to 5 job but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It is a great way to make a living and I love the opportunity I have to help you start your day. I get to talk to several of you on the phone and look forward to the times we can share a laugh or two.

Here ARE some of the fun things we did this week, with strange news items, The Money Man coming back to the Jazz, the richest people in the USA, Stamping out crime, and Dave’s matter of perspective unemployment figures.

Thanks again for listening, if you didn’t I might have to get a real job!!!!!

Movie Quotes

Movie Quotes

I have a friend name Ken and when we get together most of our conversations will be spiced with movie quotes.  Thinking about that I thought it would be KOOL to look back at some of these.  So with a great help of several You Tube Video’s are a bunch of those quotes

I guess it’s time for a movie night and party at my house “TOGA – TOGA”