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WJER Weekend Lineup

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hat's happening on 1450 WJER this weekend!

Friday, February 5th
*New Philadelphia vs. Cambridge on 1450 WJER
Boys' high school basketball
          Coach's Corner: 7:00 p.m.
          Tipoff: 7:30 p.m.
*Dover vs. Zanesville on
Boys' high school basketball
         Coach's Corner: 7:00 p.m.
         Tipoff: 7:30 p.m.
*Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
      Joined in progress...actual tipoff: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 6th
*Plant Talk with Fred Hower
        8:00 a.m.
*New Philadelphia @ Dover
Girls' high school basketball with Rob Brindley and Denny Trimmer
         Coach's Corner: 2:00 p.m.
         Tipoff: 2:30 p.m.

*Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans
         Pre-game: 7:00 p.m.
         Tipoff: 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 7th

*The Dave Koz Radio Show featuring Marion Meadows
         10:00 a.m. to noon

*Casey Kasem's American Top 40: the '70s featuring February 10th, 1973
        1:00 p.m.

*Dick Bartley's Classic Countdown featuring February of 1975
         6:00 p.m.

Fred Hower Returns for "Plant Talk LIVE"

Join WJER Radio and your Dover and New Philadelphia ACE Hardware Stores for "Plant Talk LIVE with Fred Hower" on Saturday, February 27th from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the New Towne Mall food court. The Ohio Nurseryman will make his return to Tuscarawas County for this special two-hour live radio event. He'll take questions from the audience and use his 50+ years of experience as a horticultural consultant, certified arborist, and landscape designer to help you with your garden this spring.

Pick up your FREE tickets at any of the following locations:
*ACE Hardware in Dover - 3000 N. Wooster Aven
*ACE Hardware in New Philadelphia - 417 S. Broadway Street
*Agland Country Store - 1062 W. High Avenue, New Philadelphia
*WJER Radio - 646 Boulevard, Dover

Sugarcreek Interiors Wins Subway Tray

Sugarcreek Interiors is this week's winners of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard and Valerie Slabaugh delivered the goodies to the staff.

Here's what they got: two Subway party trays each with 15 portions of mouthwatering sub sandwiches, a box of Subway cookies, Coca Cola and Diet Coke, balloons, WJER T-shirts, Radiograms, and more all delivered just in time for a fabulous lunch!

If you'd like your office to win this awesome prize package, visit our Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway page under "Contests" for details.

Pictured: Jo Mathias and WJER’s Hannah Hubbard

Hot Job of the Week

Tune in to 1450 WJER every Monday during the afternoon show as we chat with Amy Miller of OhioMeansJobs about the “Hot Job of the Week.” Not only will Amy give details about a specific job each week, but she'll also discuss tips, strategies, and helpful hints for job seekers.

This week’s topic:
What can my past employer say about me?

Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking: Greenhouse Manager

Job Code #
: T-80-3

: High school diploma/GED and two years of experience; at least 18 years old; valid driver’s license; prior experience with growing, maintaining, and selling annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs; prior experience with ordering and restocking inventory levels on a seasonal basis; pre-employment testing will include a criminal background check, drug testing, and a reference check

Job Description
: 1st shift, Sunday-Saturday; 30-50 hours per week

Rate of Pay
: $9.00-$15.00 per hour

Available Benefits
: Retirement other than 401K

How to apply
: *If you are applying at OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas or Stark, fill out a referral form, attach it to your résumé, and turn it in at the Customer Service desk. All other applicants can fax their résumés to 330-602-2858 or email them to Please address it to ATTN: RC4 and include the job code reference #, your name, and either the job title or the T# for this position.

For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the PAC

I am by nature an anxious person. Even when I enjoy something, I usually still look at my watch and think about the next thing I have to do. So when intermission arrived midway through Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and I hadn't once looked in my program to see how far along the show was, I knew it was a special performance.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber are Broadway legends, and "Joseph" was their first musical to be performed publicly. It opened on Broadway in 1982, but in 2016 it's every bit as relevant and enjoyable. There are traveling theatrical productions that leave much to be desired, but I can't imagine a better performance than the one delivered to a full PAC theater Tuesday evening.

"Joseph" is based on the story of "the coat of many colors" in the Bible's book of Genesis. Told entirely through song, the audience travels through Joseph's remarkable story of being cast out by his brothers to Egypt, then his triumphant return to reclaim his coat of many colors. The singing was professional. The choreography was precise. The use of lighting and projection for stage effects was incredible. At intermission everyone seemed to be asking, "how can it be intermission already?"

Having attended dozens of PAC shows, I know that it can be a tough crowd. I've seen standing-ovation-worthy performances that didn't bring the audience out of the seats. But a fast two-hours after the show began, the audience offered thunderous applause from its feet. No one was thinking about the cold outside or the work stacked on tomorrow's desk. The wonderfully talented cast and crew of Joseph transported us all far away from here. It was by far the best musical I have seen on the PAC stage. Mamma Mia, you have been upstaged.

If you get the chance to catch this show, don't let it pass you by. I do hope this will be one that returns to the PAC one day for an encore. I'll be there not looking at my watch.

-Amy Smith

Area Basketball Pocket Schedules Now Available

Stop by WJER Radio to pick up a convenient area basketball pocket schedule to help you follow your favorite local teams this season!

This year's schedule features:

Conotton Valley
Indian Valley
New Philadelphia

Sandy Valley
Tuscarawas Central Catholic
Tusky Valley
Ohio State

Click on a school to see its season schedule, and pick up your very own pocket schedule today!

New Philadelphia @ Dover

2/6/16 2:00p New Philadelphia @ Dover
2/6/16 7:00p Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans
2/8/16 6:30p Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings
2/9/16 7:30p Ohio State vs. Northwestern
2/10/16 7:30p Cleveland Cavaliers vs. LA Lakers

2/6/16 12:00a 100 Book Club
2/6/16 12:00a Bookin' It Registration
2/6/16 12:00a Borrow a Guitar
2/6/16 12:00a Carnation Sale
2/6/16 12:00a Chamber Awards Nominations