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may 20th
Tonight David Letterman says goodbye and it hurts. As the LA Times put it, "He will leave behind a hole shaped like a life" . His life and mine too. I've been a "super fan" since I first saw him guest hosting for Johnny on the Tonight Show. I watched his short-lived morning show regularly and since December of 1982 (when WLUK finally started carrying it) I've only missed about 10 episodes. Yes, 10 of over 5800!

He literally changed my life. My fascination with his show led me to start submitting items for his recurring segments like Dumb Ads, Small Town News and Dave's Record Collection. Over a period of about a year and a half, they used 10 or 12 of my submissions. The day after each one aired, I would bring in the VHS videos here to the station where I worked as a commercial writer, and would proudly show my co-workers. At that point in my life, I had no thought of doing a radio show. In fact, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. However, my success at having my submissions used on his show lead WAPL management to start thinking about me in a different light. And when they were looking for a host their new radio morning show, my name came up. I never asked for this job, They asked me. And it was an exiting opportunity that I never would have received without Dave.

I don't know what I'd being doing today if it wasn't for him and the strange turn he caused my life to take. However, I'm pretty sure my life would not have been nearly as interesting and fulfilling as it has been doing the WAPL Morning Show. The opportunities this job has presented me with far exceed anything I ever expected for myself. It's odd to think somebody I never met would have had such an affect on my life.

Good luck, Dave! Whatever the next stage of your life may hold, may it bring you as much happiness as you unknowingly brought me. May your life always be "A Late Night World of Love" -Rick-
posted by: Rick and Len at 12:15 pm Comment On This Post

may 20th
We were fortunate to have the Saratoga Springs, NY band Wild Adriatic in the WAPL studio this week. Take a listen here to three awesome songs done live right in front of us!

Wild Adriatic - Cooperstown

Wild Adriatic - Ghosts

Wild Adriatic - The Fool
posted by: Rick and Len at 11:52 am Comment On This Post

may 20th


Vote for bands you would like to see Land the Big Gig and get to play Sumerfest this year by clicking here...http://landthebiggig.com/fans-vote/.

Some of the bands with local connections include Doozy from Kaukauna, Roxx and Dylan Finley from Oshkosh, Startegic and Green Screen Kid from Appleton, and Granite Rose from Eau Claire who are just putting the finish touches on the new album they recorded at Appleton's Rock Garden Studio.

Also on the ballot is our new friends and Mile of Music favorites Wild Adriatic and another MIle favorite singer -songwriter Jordin Baas who you can vote for as both a solo artists and with her band The Quiet Time. While the Quiet Time is listed as being from Milwaukee, their quitarist JR is from Appleton and the son of a longtime friend of mine...so I'd really appreciate if you were to throw them a vote! (Plus, they're good!) -Rick-
posted by: Rick and Len at 5:58 am Comment On This Post

may 19th
Every man comes to a point in his life when he has to admit to himself and the world that he just has too many monkeys. For me, that day is today! I once, many years ago, uttered the words "I like monkeys". Since that time, dear friends have been kind enough to gift me with monkeys and monkey related items every birthday, Christmas, and Arbor Day. Why Arbor Day? Why not!!!

I no longer have room for all my simian friends at home or at work (plus I have a bunch of duplicates) so many of them have to go. So, I thought, why not give away a bunch of monkeys. Hey, why not put them in a cylindrical container and give away a barrel of monkeys. BETTER YET, why not give away a barrel AND monkeys! Thursday morning on the Rick and LEN SHOW DUMB ASS QUESTION...you can win this huge box of monkeys....AND A HALF BARREL OF HOUDINI HONEY WHEAT from STONE ARCH BREWERY!!!!!! Join us at 7:50 Thursday morning for your chance to win!   - Rick-



posted by: Rick and Len at 12:31 pm Comment On This Post

may 19th


The Post Crescent asked readers to suggest ways to improve the Fox Cities. Well, here's some of our suggestions....

Oshkosh…Seek to obtain volume discounts on chemicals for local businesses by promoting cooperation between operators of the illegal meth labs and the illegal ricin labs.  

Little Chute…sell that useless windmill to Kaukauna where they can use it to blow their nasty stank in a direction other than right over Highway 41.

Kaukauna…take lesson from Little Chute and promote tourism by wasting money on a symbol of the city by building a sculpture of a giant clothes pin attached to a giant nose.

Menasha...Discontinue efforts to make people stop dumping soap in the Main Street fountain and start promoting downtown as Mr. Bubble Land.

Neenah…build 50 foot wall to make it more difficult for Menasha people to sneak across the border. (Some contend Menashan labor is contributing to Neenah's unemployment however, others point out that only Menashan's are willing to do the jobs that Neenahns won't do.)

Grand Chute... start advertising it's plentiful supply of motel escorts to let people know that Appleton's downtown hot dog vendor isn't the only person in the Fox Valley you can pay to handle your wiener.

Appleton…after taking a vote on where residents would rather have parking meters located, they could check with Mayor Hannah’s proctologist to see if that’s even physically possible.
posted by: Rick and Len at 10:46 am Comment On This Post

may 18th


May 17th Brown County
Officers responded to a report of a large snapping turtle that was lingering on the side of the road and who appeared to be planning to run into traffic.

May 5th City of Waukesha
A caller reported an intoxicated man, who was being loud and obnoxious at Texas Roadhouse, kept giving himself an alcohol Breathalyzer test to see when he can start driving.

May 14th City of Marshfield
A resident called the police to report that their son answered the door and a male asked for the lady of the house and wanted to give her a can of Lysol.

May 12th City of Shawano
A resident called police to report that he was awakened by someone knocking on his door. When the man woke up, he opened his garage door to find a man poised to fight. However, the man had his fists up but just said "Dude, I'm sorry I was going to… Never mind" and then just ran away.

April 30th City of Glendale
A 26-year-old woman was cited for disorderly conduct and battery after she attacked a manager at McDonald’s. The woman, who had been fired earlier for being late for work and drinking coffee while on duty, returned to the restaurant and “swung a fry basket” at the manager.

May 8th City of Whitefish Bay
Police responded to reports of two ducks walking in the road and a possum sitting on a fence for over an hour.

May 3rd Village of Shorewood
Police were called on a report of a severed hand laying on the beach. Police found a plastic hand-shaped Halloween prop.

May 14th City of Brookfield
Officers were called to a residence by a man who reported that his neighbor was stealing wild flowers from his yard. The complainant stated that he allowed the neighbor to take onions from the garden, but NOT flowers. The neighbor was warned and cooperative.

May 4th Village of Jackson
A resident called police to report that someone had used yellow chalk to write on their driveway,  “Hi, I’m Jim. I like to hump dogs”.

April 30th City of Waukesha
A man reported a boy yelled obscenities toward his daughters. Police made contact with the boy and his mother, who said he was just acting out a scene from a movie and did not know the two girls were across the street. The boy felt bad that he scared the young girls and was advised to be more aware of his surroundings when acting out movie scenes.
posted by: Rick and Len at 10:42 am Comment On This Post

may 18th
Just saw two kick-ass ladies in their 60s and their fine band at the Heart concert last night at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. When I got home, the Billboard Music Awards were on TV. They introduce Kanye West, who claims to be a genius, and he proceeds to perform a "song" which is so profanity-laden that at least a third of it is silenced by the network's broadcast delay system.
Tell, me what kind of "genius" gets an audience of millions of people and an opportunity to showcase himself and his music and then does what he did?
Yeezus, dude, for a genius you're pretty damned stupid. Go to a Heart show and see how it's done.
posted by: Rick and Len at 10:02 am Comment On This Post

may 15th

GET YOUR INVITE TO SEE WILD ADRIATIC

Check out the latest video from Albany, NY's Wild Adriatic for their song Strange Persuaions. It features film from throughout their 2014 tour. See if you can spot the Appleton locations!

The band is taking up a short term residency here to work on new material and put on an invite-only show Wednesday night. Win your invite from 105-7 WAPL here: http://www.wapl.com/…/Pag…/Wild_Wednesday_with_Wild_Adriatic

posted by: Rick and Len at 11:10 am Comment On This Post

may 15th


We are proud to name as this week’s Rick and Len Show Weenie of the Week…whomever stole the four baby goats and a baby kangaroo (torn right from it's mother's pouch) from the Special Memories Zoo in Greenville.

So,

For committing a crime as hard to understand as a computer customer service operator in Bangladesh.

For stealing an animal that's already jumpier than a virgin at a prison rodeo.

And for committing the worst atrocity involving a joey since NBC tried to do a spin-off of Friends.

We are proud to name whomever joeynapped the baby kangaroo from the Special Memories Zoo in Greenville as this week's Rick and Len Show...WEENIE OF THE WEEK!
posted by: Rick and Len at 10:29 am Comment On This Post

may 14th


Hands Over the Fox is an event to remember lives lost and help the community move forward after a tragic shooting took the lives of Jonathan & Olivia Stoffel and Adam Bentdahl on the Trestle Trail in Menasha, Wisconsin.

Date:
Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Time:
Program to begin at 7 p.m.
(It is highly suggest you plan to arrive on either side of the bridge trail no later than 6:30 p.m. because of the large expected crowd; shuttles will start at 5 p.m.)

Location:
Trestle Trail Bridge, Menasha, WI

For all the details... including important parking information...  http://handsoverthefox.com/
posted by: Rick and Len at 12:27 pm Comment On This Post

may 14th


Time Magazine has a way for you to find out what your name would be if yyou were born today. WTF? you may be asking. Stop asking. Just click and go with it. We did here at the Alexander and Cole Show.
http://time.com/3856405/baby-name-popularity/#
posted by: Rick and Len at 10:37 am Comment On This Post

may 14th


What do you think? Did Aaron drop an F bomb when he missed the Daily Double? Click here to watch...https://vine.co/v/eKWqYzvbgrO
posted by: Rick and Len at 5:31 am Comment On This Post

may 13th


 APPLETON, WI (May 13, 2015)  — The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center regrets to announce that comedian Ralphie May has cancelled his May 15 performance due to illness.

At this time, the performance has not been rescheduled.

If you purchased tickets for Ralphie May's Friday, May 15 performance a full refund will be issued from the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center within the next ten business days.

All refunds will be issued in the method of original payment. Ticket holders that purchased through Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded through Ticketmaster.

http://www.foxcitiespac.com/events/ralphie-may
posted by: Rick and Len at 11:09 am Comment On This Post

may 13th


Aaron: CONGRATULATIONS on winning on Celebrity Jeopardy! However, for your future information... the gentlemen with the MOTORCYCLE are not the founders of investment firm Ernst & Young. Nor are they......

Abbott & Costello

Barnes & Noble

Barnum & Bailey

Baskin & Robbins

Batman and Robin

Beavis & Butthead

Ben & Jerry

Bert & Ernie

Black & Decker

Bonnie & Clyde

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Calvin & Hobbs

Cheech & Chong

David & Goliath

Dick & Jane

Fish & Chips

Flotsam & Jetsom

Funk & Wagnalls

Gilbert & Sullivan

Gumby & Pokey

Goodson & Todman

Hansel & Gretel

Holmes & Watson

Jack & Jill

Jagger & Richards

Jekyll & Hyde

Johnson & Johnson

Lady & the Tramp

Laurel & Hardy

Leopold & Loeb

Lewis & Clark

Lennon & McCartney

Martin & Lewis

Mason & Dixon

Masters & Johnson

Montgomery & Ward

Mork & Mindy

Mulder & Scully

Nancy & Sluggo

Penn & Teller

Pinky & the Brain

Porgy & Bess

Proctor & Gamble

Punch & Judy

Quisp & Quake

Ren & Stimpy

Rick & Len

Rogers &  Hammerstein

Rolls & Royce

Romeo &d Juliet

Rowan and Martin

Salt & Pepa

Samson & Delilah

Sears & Roebuck

Shave & a haircut

Siegfried & Roy

Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Schuster

Siskel & Ebert

Smith & Wesson

Sonny & Cher

Starsky & Hutch

Tarzan & Jane

Thelma & Louise

Troilus and Cressida

Wallace & Grommet

Woodward & Bernstein

Xerxes & Esther

Yin & Yang

or

Zager & Evans
posted by: Rick and Len at 10:53 am Comment On This Post

may 12th


http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150511_Butt_in_a_butt__S__Jersey_man_allegedly_hid_gun_in_his_anal_cavity.html


This guy allegedly was caught hiding A .25 caliber revolver up his butt. "We've had handguns hidden before," Bridgeton Police Lt. Thomas Speranza told the Daily News, "but never anything quite like this. "It's a good lesson for our younger guys: You can miss something even with a pat-down."

As a public services, here's some signs from the Rick and Len Show that:

SIGNS SOME GUYS MIGHT HAVE A GUN IN HIS BUTT

If every time he farts he discharges a shell casing…he might have a gun in his butt.

If due to obvious hygiene obstacles, his sphincter is as itchy as his trigger finger…he might have a gun in his butt.

If instead of scraping the bottom of the barrel, he's always scraping HIS bottom with the barrel…he might have a gun in his butt.

If to protect himself in the event of an unexpected discharge, he wears Kevlar Depends…he might have a gun in his butt.

If his doctor had to complete a gun safety course just to examine his prostate…he might have a gun in his butt.

If instead of using Kaopectate to avoid having “an accident” in his pants, he just leaves the safety on…he definitely has a gun in his butt.
posted by: Rick and Len at 10:49 am Comment On This Post

may 11th
All this week on the Rick and Len Show you can win tickets to see the very funny Rodney Carrington May 30th at the Weidner Center...and a meet and greet with the man! However, before you meet him, you should probably become aquainted with his penis....

posted by: Rick and Len at 5:00 pm Comment On This Post

may 11th


As you've probably heard by now, Friday somebody stoll 4 baby goats and "joeynapped" a baby kangaroo from the Special Memories Zoo in the Town of Greenville. Everybody I talk to about this story says the EXACT SAME THING. "Who does that?" Let me give you some kind of idea of the kind of person we're talking about.


WHAT KIND OF PERSON STEALS A BABY KANGAROO RIGHT FROM IT’S MOTHER’S POUCH?

The kind of person who farts in a closed elevator.

The kind of person who takes a selfie at a fatal car accident.

The kind of person who points and laughs at an orgy.

The kind of person who eats the first piece of cake at somebody else’s birthday party.

The kind of person who buys a big dog just so it poops in their neighbor’s yard.

The kind of person who when shopping in the grocery store, grabs a carton of ice cream then changes their mind and leaves it someplace in the store that’s not refrigerated.

The kind of person who not only takes candy from a baby...but then gives it to somebody with diabetes.

The kind of person who goes to the Special Olympics and taunts the runners up.

The kind of person who goes up to the Golden Corral and dunks his balls in the buffet gravy when nobody's looking.
posted by: Rick and Len at 3:00 pm Comment On This Post

may 11th


May 7th Town of Ashippun
A five-year-old girl called 911 because she was scared of going to the dentist. The girl told the 911 dispatcher that she didn't know what the dentist was going to do to her. The dispatcher assured the girl that the dentist would make her teeth very pretty before the girl hung up.

May 7th Brown County
An elderly man called to report that women keep breaking into his home and climbing in bed with him. The man told the dispatcher he tries to talk to the women but they never respond.

May 4th City of Kaukauna
Personnel at a grocery store on East Ann Street spotted a man leaving the store without paying for two packets of dipping sauce valued at 39 cents each. The employee confronted the man who apologized and explained that he forgot about the small items and returned to the store and paid for them. By the time he had paid for the packets of dipping sauce, police arrived on the scene. After talking to the culprit and running a background check, police concluded it was an honest mistake and let the man go with a warning.

April 29th Village of Germantown
An anonymous caller reported two boys were getting very close to a goose. It is unclear if the caller was worried about the boys attacking the goose or the goose attacking the boys.

May 9th City of Sheboygan
A resident called police to report that when he checked on a man that he saw lying down by the lakeshore, the man told him he was just waiting for a perfect wave...but was not very nice about it.

April 28th City of Waukesha
Police were called to an apartment building where a man accused his neighbor of drilling a hole in the floor and blowing his cigarette smoke through the hole.

April 23rd City of Waukesha
A caller reported to police that someone put a tombstone in her garden that said "Rest in Peace". The tombstone is believed to be a Halloween decoration and not an implied threat.

May 9th City of Oshkosh
Police responded to a report of two drunken white males dancing in the middle of North Main Street.

May 4th City of Marshfield
A 30-year-old man called police and reported that he did not receive a graduation invitation that his aunt had sent to him a week earlier in the mail. The man had contacted his aunt to confirm she had sent it. The man believes that the graduation invitation had been stolen.

May 2nd City of Hales Corners
Police received a report of two men going door-to-door asking strangers if they had ordered the Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view because they wanted to come in and watch it.

May 2nd Village of Germantown
About 100 people assembled on the north lawn of McDonald’s and started singing songs and cheering. The crowd then entered two motor coaches parked in the area and left before police arrived, so the intent of their singing and cheering remains unknown.

April 24th City of Waukesha
A resident called police because they felt it was suspicious that a disheveled-looking woman wearing pajamas was digging holes in a yard. Police discovered the pajama clad woman was just doing her gardening.
posted by: Rick and Len at 10:35 am Comment On This Post

may 8th

Kaukauna Police Sargeant Don Krueger - NOT the Weenie of the Week

We are proud to name as this week’s Rick and Len Show Weenie of the Week… the 26-year-old Kaukauna man, who was arrested Friday night after he apparently got drunk and tried to enter the wrong home. And whose home did he try to enter? That of  Kaukauna pPolice Sergeant Don Krueger who was home at the time. The Sgt. Krueger grabbed the attempted intruder and held him until three police squads arrived at the home and took the drunk into custody.

So,

For just being lucky he didn't end up with a head full of lead to go with his belly full of booze.

For being caught in a place nobody wants to be seen... (a cop's house) ...no Kaukauna.

And for making himself easier to catch than herpes from a Motley Crue groupie.

We are proud to the guy who reportedly got so drunk he didn’t know where he was and picked, of all places, a police sergeants home, to try to enter…as this week’s Rick and Len Show Weenie of the Week!
posted by: Rick and Len at 10:41 am Comment On This Post

may 7th


Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt is being accused of "intimidating" his opponents. How intimidating can a guy who is one green wig away from being an Oompa Loompa be? Here's how Mayor Schmitt intimidates his opponents...

Threatens to break their kneecaps…if he can just find a step stool.

Pulls the plug on the Zippin' Pippin' when their car is stuck right at top.  

Has the other members of the Lollypop Guild throw a few yellow bricks through opponents windows.

Comes by with co-workers Grumpy, Sneezy and Doc and start waving around their pick-axes in a menacing manner.

Smacks opponents around a little with his shillelagh and pot of gold.

Browbeats opponents by literally beating them with his thick, out-of-control eyebrows.
posted by: Rick and Len at 10:28 am Comment On This Post