Adventures of The DJBC Happy Hour

DJBC Adventures is the official blog for the radio show, "The DJBC Happy Hour" and it has Extra Features, including photography, as well as other news and information, including the monthly Networking Calendar.

The show airs Mondays at 8PM on WCRS LP FM, an all-volunteer operated radio station which can be heard at 102.1 FM (NE Columbus) and 98.3 FM (Central Columbus) in Columbus, Ohio. You can listen to the show and download past shows online as well as http://wcrsfm.org.

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It’s Always Patriotic….Somewhere

I started this in mid-June, and then with the Bryan Award Nominations, the DJBC Happy Hour, the Emmy Nominations, work (my real job), and the Fourth of July itself, this fell by the wayside.  Here is a patriotic look back with ten patriotic photos from ten different communities that display their patriotic pride in the Capital City.

(Pictured - Respectively: Upper Arlington, Old Oaks, Olde Worthington, Westgate, Bexley, Uptown Westerville, Old Hilliard, Reynoldsburg, Northland, and the Stringtown Road bridge over Interstate 71 in Grove City)

The Long Street Cultural Bridge

On July 10, the Long Street Cultural Bridge was revealed for the first time as the capped bridge over Interstate 71 was complete, connecting the Discovery District to the King-Lincoln District.  The artistic design pays tribute to the Near East Side and the African-American Cultural History of Columbus.

Christmas in July from The Ohio State Fair

The theme for this upcoming Monday’s show is “Christmas in July Goes To The Movies”.  But, before that, Christmas in July is at the Ohio State Fair.  There are Christmas Trees exhibited, and in the Fine Arts Exhibit (in the DiSalle Building - NOT the Cox Building), are stockings, and trees, plus an exhibit of holidays.  There is even a holiday-themed cake (the last photo, designed by Christine Clarke from Cincinnati) in the cake decorating contest.

The Ohio State Fair 2014 - Opening Day (Part 2)

More highlights from the first afternoon of the 2014 Ohio State Fair, of which the theme this year is “The Fairest of Them All”.  The Fair runs through August 3.

The 2014 Ohio State Fair - Opening Day (Part 1)

Yesterday was the opening day of this year’s Ohio State Fair.  The Ohio State Fair’s theme is “The FAIR-est of Them All”, with the ttheme of the Butter Cow sculpture (not pictured here) centered around the symbols of Ohio.

20 Strangers Discuss The Return of the King

This is the full-length version of “20 Strangers Discuss The Return on the King” from last night’s “The DJBC Happy Hour” on WCRS-FM, where 20 strangers - 10 Miami Heat fans and 10 Cleveland Cavaliers fans, are paired up together to discuss LeBron James’ return to Cleveland.  This is the show’s second “20 Strangers” parody.  On March 31, there was a sketch parody of the famous “20 Strangers Kissing” video that was revealed to this blog three days earlier.

The Near East Side Riots: 45 Years Later

Back in May, we talked about headlines from 1969 in Columbus.  The day after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, all hell broke loose on the Near East Side of Columbus as Dave E. Chesnut, 69, fatally shot Roy Beasley, 27, after the two men argued about Beasley’s three small children playing in Chesnut’s yard, near the 800 block of East Main Street.  This lead to days of rioting and upheaval on Main Street and throughout the neighborhood.  Once proud shops were looted and torched up and down Main Street, and surrounding streets, people were arrested.  Alcohol sales were temporarily stopped in Franklin County, as a result.

I Think My Heart Wandered Off To San Francisco

Thinking of a summer getaway?  Apparently, San Francisco is a destination point.

I Wish I Hadn’t Stayed Long At The County Fair

The Franklin County Fair is going on through Saturday at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Old Hilliard (4096 Columbia Street).  For more info, go to http://www.fcfair.org.

The Supermoon 2014

Tonight is the first of three Supermoons in a row (August 10 and September 9 are the other two).  Get out and enjoy it, and also take pictures if you can tonight, or on the other two #Supermoon nights.

A New Day for Driving Park - The Driving Park Library Opening

Highlights from the Grand Opening of the New Driving Park Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library on July 12, 2014.

The DJBC Happy Hour Express presents Awards Corner: Emmy Nominations Recap (2014)

A recap of the nominations for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on July 10, 2014.  HBO’s Game of Thrones leads with 19 nominations.

There will be a preview of the Emmys on the summer finale of “The DJBC Happy Hour” on August 18.

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on NBC on August 25, 2014 (note: There will be NO new The DJBC Happy Hour on that night as a result).

To view the complete list of nominees, go to http://www.emmys.com.


Networking Calendar for July 2014

 

July is heating up with exciting networking events and opportunities in Columbus.  Below are some of them.  On the July 21st “The DJBC Happy Hour” on WCRS-FM, Networking 109, and how you can have fun while you are in a strategic job search.

  ($)- There is a Fee to Attend (COTA)- You can get there (or within a few blocks anyway) on the bus, so NO EXCUSES, because in job searches, you have to be both mobile and visible July 2nd: - CYP Club Coffee Talk – “Fashion Meets Columbus” (7:30-9AM; Creekside Conference and Event Center: 101 Mill Street, Gahanna; http://www.cypclub.com) ($)  July 7th: - Motive (7:30-9:30PM; Brothers Drake Meadery: 26 E. 5th Ave., Weinland Park; http://www.twitter.com/motivecolumbus) (COTA - # 2, 5, or 8) July 9th: - Network Columbus (6-8PM; Camelot Cellars: 958 N. High St., Short North; http://www.networkcolumbus.com) (COTA - # 2, 5, 8, and CBUS) July 10th: - Columbus AMA Job Transition Group East (6:30-8PM; Bexley Public Library: 2411 E. Main St, Bexley; http://www.columbusama.org) (COTA - # 2 East Main Street) July 17th: - GETDOT Networking (5-7PM; Huntington Park; http://getdotnetworking.org) ($)  July 21st: - Networking 109: Having Fun with Your Job Search (8-9PM; WCRS FM, 102.1 & 98.3 FM in Columbus; http://www.wcrsfm.org & http://www.facebook.com/thedjbch2o)  July 24th: - AAF Columbus AdFun (5:30-7:30PM; Spacejunk Media: 232 N. 3rd St., Downtown Columbus; http://aafcolumbus.org) (COTA - # 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, and CBUS) July 25th: - Breakfast with Columbus Business First (7-9AM; Harrison College: 3880 Jackpot Drive, Grove City; http://www.columbusbusinessfirst.com) (COTA - # 15 Grove City) July 30th: - “What You Know About H.R. Can Hurt You” (7:30-9AM; Simplifi “High Touch” HR; 3455 Mill Run, Suite 101, Hilliard; http://www.franklintonboardoftrade.org) (RSVP to franklintonbot@gmail.com) (COTA - # 84 OSU/Arlington/Hilliard) July 31st: - Summer Networking Bash (5:30-8:30PM; Zauber Brewing Company: 909 W. 5th Ave., 5th by Northwest; http://www.columbusama.org) ($) (COTA - # 5 W. 5th Ave.)Looking Ahead:August: - Motive Columbus (August 4 at Brothers Drake Meadery) - CYP Club Speed Networking Coffee Talk (August 5 at Champps Lennox) - Franklinton Board of Trade After Hours (August 7 at Rehab Tavern) - Network Columbus (August 13 at TBA) - GETDOT GETDOWN (August 13 at TBA) - AAF Columbus AdFun (August 21 at Summerfield Advertising in the Short North) - Get To Know Columbus Expo (August 21, Vue in the Brewery District)
2014 DJBC Happy Hour Networking Show Schedule: July 21: Networking 109: Having Fun With Your Job Search in the Summertime October 27: Networking 110: “The DJBC Happy H.R.”2014 OTHER DJBC HAPPY HOUR SHOWS: July 28: Christmas in July Goes To The Movies August 4 & 11: The 14th Annual Bryan Awards August 18: Emmy Awards Preview/Summer Finale August 25: DJBC Happy Hour Classic: TV Themes from the 1980s September 1: DJBC Happy Hour Classic: 2013 Thanksgiving/OSU-Michigan Show September 8 & 15: DJBC Happy Hour Classic: Songs from 1976 September 22 & 29: Songs from 1984

Networking Calendar for July 2014

 

July is heating up with exciting networking events and opportunities in Columbus.  Below are some of them.  On the July 21st “The DJBC Happy Hour” on WCRS-FM, Networking 109, and how you can have fun while you are in a strategic job search.

 
($)- There is a Fee to Attend
(COTA)- You can get there (or within a few blocks anyway) on the bus, so NO EXCUSES, because in job searches, you have to be both mobile and visible


July 2nd:
- CYP Club Coffee Talk – “Fashion Meets Columbus” (7:30-9AM; Creekside Conference and Event Center: 101 Mill Street, Gahanna; http://www.cypclub.com) ($)

July 7th:
- Motive (7:30-9:30PM; Brothers Drake Meadery: 26 E. 5th Ave., Weinland Park; http://www.twitter.com/motivecolumbus) (COTA - # 2, 5, or 8)

July 9th:
- Network Columbus (6-8PM; Camelot Cellars: 958 N. High St., Short North; http://www.networkcolumbus.com) (COTA - # 2, 5, 8, and CBUS)

July 10th:
- Columbus AMA Job Transition Group East (6:30-8PM; Bexley Public Library: 2411 E. Main St, Bexley; http://www.columbusama.org) (COTA - # 2 East Main Street)

July 17th:
- GETDOT Networking (5-7PM; Huntington Park; http://getdotnetworking.org) ($)

July 21st:
- Networking 109: Having Fun with Your Job Search (8-9PM; WCRS FM, 102.1 & 98.3 FM in Columbus; http://www.wcrsfm.org & http://www.facebook.com/thedjbch2o)

July 24th:
- AAF Columbus AdFun (5:30-7:30PM; Spacejunk Media: 232 N. 3rd St., Downtown Columbus; http://aafcolumbus.org) (COTA - # 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, and CBUS)

July 25th:
- Breakfast with Columbus Business First (7-9AM; Harrison College: 3880 Jackpot Drive, Grove City; http://www.columbusbusinessfirst.com) (COTA - # 15 Grove City)

July 30th:
- “What You Know About H.R. Can Hurt You” (7:30-9AM; Simplifi “High Touch” HR; 3455 Mill Run, Suite 101, Hilliard;
http://www.franklintonboardoftrade.org) (RSVP to franklintonbot@gmail.com) (COTA - # 84 OSU/Arlington/Hilliard)

July 31st:
- Summer Networking Bash (5:30-8:30PM; Zauber Brewing Company: 909 W. 5th Ave., 5th by Northwest; http://www.columbusama.org) ($) (COTA - # 5 W. 5th Ave.)

Looking Ahead:
August:
- Motive Columbus (August 4 at Brothers Drake Meadery)
- CYP Club Speed Networking Coffee Talk (August 5 at Champps Lennox)
- Franklinton Board of Trade After Hours (August 7 at Rehab Tavern)
- Network Columbus (August 13 at TBA)
- GETDOT GETDOWN (August 13 at TBA)
- AAF Columbus AdFun (August 21 at Summerfield Advertising in the Short North)
- Get To Know Columbus Expo (August 21, Vue in the Brewery District)


2014 DJBC Happy Hour Networking Show Schedule:
July 21: Networking 109: Having Fun With Your Job Search in the Summertime
October 27: Networking 110: “The DJBC Happy H.R.”

2014 OTHER DJBC HAPPY HOUR SHOWS:
July 28: Christmas in July Goes To The Movies
August 4 & 11: The 14th Annual Bryan Awards
August 18: Emmy Awards Preview/Summer Finale
August 25: DJBC Happy Hour Classic: TV Themes from the 1980s
September 1: DJBC Happy Hour Classic: 2013 Thanksgiving/OSU-Michigan Show
September 8 & 15: DJBC Happy Hour Classic: Songs from 1976
September 22 & 29: Songs from 1984

The 2014 Silver Garbage Award Nominations Announcement

Tomorrow morning, the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys will be announced.  In the meantime, this is what we thought we the worst of the worst this past television season.

Nominees are announced in 10 categories.

For the rest of the nominees, go to http://bryansilvergarbageawards.blogspot.com.

TALLY of Nominees (Minimum of 2 nominations):

Welcome to the Family - 13 Nominations
We Are Men/Hostages - 11
Ironside/Petals On the Wind - 10
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland - 8
Flowers In The Attic - 7
Mistresses/Super Fun Night - 6
Sean Saves The World/Secret Sex Life/Sharknado/Mixology/Maya Rudolph Show/Hawaii Five-O/Anger Management - 5
The Anna Nicole Story/Lucky 7/Rake/Two and a Half Men - 4
Dads - 3
NCIS/The 41st Annual Daytime Emmys/Miley: The Moment/Bad Teacher - 2

Red, White, and Boom: The Fireworks (2014)


Red, White, and Boom was last Thursday night in Downtown Columbus, as fireworks lit up the downtown sky for 25 minutes.  It is the largest fireworks display in Ohio, if not the Midwest.  Red, White, and Boom has been going on for 34 years, and the attendance is equivalent to that of five Ohio State home football games (at Ohio Stadium).