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Todd Grimsted

It sure took me a lot of wandering around to end up in Fredericksburg!  I spent a large part of my youth traveling the world as a missionary kid before discovering radio and my wife at college (who I met when we were cast as husband and wife in a play).  What I didn’t know at the time was a career in radio meant more moving!  We finally landed in Baltimore in the ‘80s, with a daughter and 3 cats in tow, and then a couple years ago headed down 95 to a nice little house in Chancellor and the afternoon show at WFLS.  Being a history buff and lover of roller coasters makes Fredericksburg the perfect home!


 

I truly enjoy being able to entertain you on WFLS and easing the drive home every day.  Of course being a confirmed night owl makes sharing the end of the day with you extra special! 
tgrimsted@wfls.com

 

Posts from July 2013
by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 31 2013 11:33AM
OK, so things aren't looking too good for the Nats these days (yeah I said it, they just might not make the world series, but there's still time) and even if their "hitting" is lacking we can still be entertained by their "batting"!

Nats Enquirer: Watch Ryan Zimmerman's bat trick

www.natsenquirer.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 30 2013 2:03PM
We often think that NASCAR drivers only drive in NASCAR races but People like Tony Stewart race anybody at any time.  Sometimes, like Monday night, with terrifying results.  

Tony Stewart’s very good week ends with a violent sprint car crash

sports.yahoo.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 29 2013 1:59PM
I've had cats in the house for as long as I can remember but from time to time I still learn valuable life lessons from my feline friends.  For example, just this morning I learned that you should always turn on the light on the basement stairs before heading down!  If you have cats you understand. . .for those who don't, you don't want to know.
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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 28 2013 1:11PM
I was out running some errands on Saturday and was once again reminded to "Stay off 95!!"  I haven't run into any closures, yet, but if you're like me you probably look forward to the average, run-of-the-mill headaches during the week.  and it looks like, for the time being, the surprises will keep coming!
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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 26 2013 4:28AM
The Fredericksburg Ag Fair starts this weekend and I know a few people (me?) who just can't wait for "Fair Food"!  Chicken fried Bacon?  Yeah, I'd try that!  I don't know how many of these will show up at our fair but we can always hope!  Here's a list of favorites from around the country. . .what's your fave?

Chicken-Fried Bacon, Anyone?

http://www.delish.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 25 2013 1:56PM
I'll admit it, every year I intend to go to Chincoteague for the pony swim, and every year I remember the day after!  Looks like yesterday wasn't ideal so maybe next year. . .or the year after. . .  

So, what's on your bucket list of special events in Virginia to attend. ..someday?

Chincoteague pony swim marked by thunder, lightning

http://www.baltimoresun.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 24 2013 1:52PM
Ok, I couldn't resist!  When I learned the royal baby's name it took me right back to my childhood. . .




Classic Looney Tunes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JlVqfC8-UI&feature=share

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 23 2013 7:10PM
Yeah, country's next generation is here!

Cute Kids Singing Country Songs – Willie Nelson, ‘On the Road Again’

http://tasteofcountry.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 22 2013 6:29PM
There's nothing quite like relaxing on a summer day with a cool beverage (iced tea of course, this is a family blog) and a play-list of Country Summer music!  I found this Top 10 list of summer favorites that should make for a nice evening!  But like any list like this there are a few that are missing if you ask me, like All Summer Long by Kid Rock and the new ones from Kenny and Brad.  So, what's on your list?  What song makes summer complete?

Summer Music: 10 Sun-Kissed Country Songs

http://theboot.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 22 2013 10:59AM
Ah, new mowed, the smells of a carnival, BBQ in the back yard. ..and the corpse flower up in DC!

"Corpse flower" blooming at U.S. Botanic Garden

http://www.cbsnews.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 19 2013 6:45PM
I've always thought the best part of any weekend is a decadent breakfast!  "Virginia is for Lovers" has listed 22 great spots that have my mouth watering but I see that Fredeericksburg, and Northern VA are sorely under represented!  So, where are we going?

22 Great Breakfast Spots in Virginia

http://blog.virginia.org

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 18 2013 6:51PM
So, what if your lifeguard has a sense of humor?  How long till you get back in the pool?

Jamie Kennedy Experiment..Lifeguard in Pool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV-3wV7gfo8

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 17 2013 4:24PM
What better way is there to beat the heat than with a drinking game?  Especially if there's the chance of making a wet mess!  Enjoy!

#DLBicepChug | Dustin Lynch

http://youtu.be

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 16 2013 6:09PM
Neal McCoy is going to be at the Fauquier County Fair Saturday and he's quite a showman.  Not only will he play his hits but he'll bravely go where few, if any country stars would dare!  And I love it.  Here's your ear worm. . .

Neal McCoy ~ Hillbilly Rap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt3G1mQZGK8

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 15 2013 1:52PM
I never was a big fan but with the return of Twinkies O do get the sense that life is once again in balance. . .So, do you have a snack that you can't live without?

'New' Twinkies weigh less, have fewer calories

http://www.usatoday.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 11 2013 10:51AM
As I take a couple days off, I recall that my best memories of summer were the visits to the 'ol swimmin' hole!  I ran into this list of favorite Virginia spots and thought I'd share.  If you need me I'll be on the beach at Lake Anna!

Favorite Soothing Swimming Holes

http://www.virginia.org

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 10 2013 3:55AM
Ok, so I saw this contraption posted by someone who thought it was funny but if you look carefully you'll realize it's a pretty good idea!  Hmmm, what does that say about me?   Oh, and if, God forbid, your ACbreaks you'll thank me!
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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 9 2013 1:53PM

Fans Send Thoughts, Prayers to Ailing Randy Travis via Twitter

http://theboot.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 9 2013 1:51PM

UPDATE: Randy Travis Undergoes Heart Surgery

http://www.countryweekly.com/news/update-randy-travis-undergoes-heart-surgery

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 9 2013 10:57AM
One thing you can depend on from Country stars is when there is a tragedy they step up!

Toby Keith, Garth Brooks and Friends Play for Tornado Relief

http://www.countryweekly.com/news/toby-keith-garth-brooks-and-friends-play-tornado-relief

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 8 2013 6:15PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with Randy. . .

Randy Travis Hospitalized in Critical Condition

http://theboot.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 7 2013 12:04PM
We've started playing Taylors new single, Red this weekend and the video stars her fans and some pretty awesome concert footage!  Enjoy!

Taylor Swift Puts Spotlight on Fans in Tour-Inspired ‘Red’ Video

http://tasteofcountry.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 6 2013 10:15AM
We've all seen funny or bad first pitches. . .but now there's this one.  

Rhythmic gymnast Shin Soo-ji's first pitch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVeo6QMcbW4&feature=player_embedded

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 5 2013 12:00PM
George Strait's new song will make you cry and warm your heart.  Once again Country music provides perspective in the wake of tragedy.

George Strait, ‘I Believe’ – Song Review

http://tasteofcountry.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 4 2013 8:54PM
Here's your holiday playlist. . .

Top 10 Patriotic Songs in Country Music

http://theboot.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 4 2013 12:30AM
Lots going on but traffic changes may make "getting there" interesting.  Here's the latest.
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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 3 2013 2:25PM
As we get the grill ready for the big BBQ what goes on your hot dog? Plain?  Just mustard? Ketchup? The works?
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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 3 2013 2:04PM
Bring on the fireworks at Pratt Park!
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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 2 2013 5:49PM

Taylor Swift to Perform at Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

http://theboot.com

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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 2 2013 5:24PM
http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2013/06/26/celebrating-america-the-beautiful/
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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 2 2013 5:02PM
This is what Paris designers think men should be wearing. . .but I don't know,  I've never been a fan of sandals!
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by Todd Grimsted posted Jul 2 2013 8:52AM

Rodney Atkins Honors Military With America’s Heroes Celebration Weekend

http://www.countryweekly.com/news/rodney-atkins-honors-military-americas-heroes-celebration-weekend

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