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Chris Rhoads

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I started my radio career in Ocala back in 1989. From there I went to Orlando for 17 years and then up to Jacksonville for 5. I love cranking the tunes here on The Hog, weekdays 10-3pm. I play guitar and love hanging at the beach with my beautiful wife and two children. I’m into concerts, football, NASCAR, hockey, fgolf and riding motorcycles any chance I get. I pull for #24 and #48 in NASCAR,  the Canadiens and Lightning in hockey, the Bucs, Jags and Noles in Football and Phil and Adam when golfs on TV.  See you at the next concert! I love to personalize my endorsements with real life experiences, always keeping the listener and clients best interest in mind.  I’ve been endorsing national and local clients on an annual basis my whole career.

Here’s how you can save money on “Back to school” supplies


It’s August, which means it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping.  So if you’ve got kids, here are five tips to save you some money . . .   1.  Shop on tax-free holidays.  Fourteen states are having sales tax holidays this month, where you can purchase certain back-to-school items without paying sales tax.  (Check out whether your state participates here.) ... Read More »

Blake Bortles is insanely good at red zone passing


When Blake Bortles earned a contract extension shortly after the Jacksonville Jaguars lost in the AFC Championship, there were a few emotions… Fear. Anger. Hate. Suffering. I couldn’t wrap my head around it. Bortles, in his fourth year, was still making plays that were costing us winnable games. You can’t turn rewatch losses against the New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, ... Read More »

DOWN BY THE BANK 8/2: TRAINING CAMP 2018


ACTUAL JAGUARS FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE! The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the thick of training camp and we’ve got ESPN beat writer Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) to talk about such topics as… What is the atmosphere around training camp? Is Blake Bortles really as impressive as he looks so far? How good does first round pick Taven Bryan look in person? ... Read More »

Florida School Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend


Tallahassee, FL – With Florida’s back-to-school sales tax “holidayâ€� starting today, some retailers may face an enthusiasm dip as laptops and other electronics are not on the discount menu. But as giant retailers such as Walmart and Target offer their own wide-ranging discounts, state economists and industry lobbyists don’t foresee much difference from past years as parents and other shoppers ... Read More »

Democratic Governor Candidates Clash In TV Debate


Palm Beach Gardens, FL – With one candidate equating this year’s election to the Normandy battle and another proclaiming it “the most important election in Florida’s history,â€� five Democrats seeking to succeed Gov. Rick Scott briefly took off the gloves Thursday night in their last onstage matchup prior to the Aug. 28 primary. The televised debate in Palm Beach Gardens ... Read More »

Utilities Seek Increase In Economic Development Money


Tallahassee, FL – Three of Florida’s largest electric utilities are asking regulators to make changes that would allow them to recover more money from customers for economic-development efforts. Florida Power & Light, Gulf Power Co. and Tampa Electric Co. filed a proposal this week asking the state Public Service Commission to revamp a rule that limits the amount of customer ... Read More »

Sanders Backs Gillum In Governor’s Race


Photo courtesy KMH Photovideo and Shutterstock.com. ” data-medium-file=”https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tallahassee-state-flag.jpg?fit=300%2C150″ data-large-file=”https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tallahassee-state-flag.jpg?fit=500%2C250″ src=”https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tallahassee-state-flag.jpg?resize=500%2C250″ alt=”” width=”500″ height=”250″ srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tallahassee-state-flag.jpg?w=500 500w, https://i0.wp.com/www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tallahassee-state-flag.jpg?resize=300%2C150 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px” data-recalc-dims=”1″> Tallahassee, FL – Throughout his bid for Florida governor, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has tried to appeal to the progressive voters who rallied behind Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ insurgent presidential campaign in 2016. Sanders apparently liked what he ... Read More »

State Goes Along With Early Voting Ruling


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Yannick Ngakoue credits Von Miller on better technique


Yannick Ngakoue became a Pro Bowl defensive end just two years into the league, but he’s not done learning and he’s not done getting better. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ best edge rusher has displayed a new finishing move and a slightly different technique in training camp so far and when asked about it he credited All-Pro pass rusher Von Miller with ... Read More »

Second Accident In Two Days In Beach Driving Lanes


New Smyrna Beach, FL – Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue reports a second minor accident this week in the beach driving lane. On Wednesday, it was a 9-year-old girl in Daytona Beach Shores. On Thursday, Public Information Officer Tamra Malphurs said a 52-year-old woman laying on the beach near the traffic lane in New Smyrna Beach had a car ... Read More »