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Join Lisa Taylor every weekday morning from 5am to 10am and WAKE UP with the WOLF SHOW! Startin’ Your Day The REAL Texas Way!

QSLWM Crew with Lisa Taylor Whataburger Toy Drive

Make your holiday even more special this year by remembering some North Texas kids who need Christmas!

After more than a decade of meeting you around the holidays at local Whataburgers for hugs, chats, toy donations and …well…BURGERS…it’s an honor to continue our annual tradition to help thousands and thousands of neglected and abused kids right here in North Texas “Wake Up” with a smile on their face thanks to YOUR generosity…

As you’re picking up items on your shopping list, be sure to remember the kids that wouldn’t have a Christmas without us! You can click the link below to see some of the toys Community Partners of Dallas know will make a big difference for the kids this year…and be sure to check the “EVENTS” tab at 995thewolf.com to see where you can drop them off and hang out with your Wolf Family at Whataburger’s all over North Texas.

Let’s really get into the Christmas spirit this year, and help these kids!

Toy Drive

~Lisa Taylor

The Wake Up With the Wolf Show

Need a holiday side hustle?

So you’re a self-proclaimed couch potato…

Could NEVER get your fill of the holidays…

and a little strapped for cash this holiday shopping season??

The Hallmark Channel has JUST YOUR GIG!

CenturyLinkQuote is looking for someone who can stomach 24 Hallmark Christmas movies.

The successful candidate needs to be over 18, a U.S. resident and a “lover of all things Christmas, from romcoms to family dramas,” the job description reads. The gig, which will require the viewer to send out updates on social media, pays $1,000 and a “Hallmark movie-watching kit,” according to CenturyLinkQuote.

  • Applications are being accepted here through December 6th.

FOR SURE, tag us if you get the gig, I GOTTA see THESE posts!

~Lisa Taylor

The Wake Up With the Wolf Show

 

 

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Out with the CHUCK WAGON, in with the Suburban?

Do you love what YOU drive? A lot of Texans really love those Chevy’s, especially the ones built right here in North Texas by our own plant employees.

So MUCH so, a petition to make the “Arlington Built Chevy Suburban THEE Official National vehicle of the State of Texas goes live Friday, November 8th!

Click here to see the Change.org petition.

 

~Lisa Taylor

Team Chevy

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Miranda and Lisa Launch night in Frisco

Miranda opens up!

She’s been a busy busy gal this year. Finishing up the “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” Tour this year and heading right into the “Wildcard” Tour early next year, with a stop right here in Dallas, so to have the time to sit down and talk about her new husband and how they met for even a few minutes…must have been a welcome rest… if only for a few minutes,,,,

Newlywed, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Country Music Star, Texan..and always proud to remember the Wolf was the first radio station to play her very first song!

Click for the convo here.

~Lisa Taylor

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995 The Wolf Best Band in the Land

As North Texans reach out to help #ThomasJeffersonHighSchool…

The WOLF shines it’s light BRIGHTLY on the Thomas Jefferson High School Patriots and Patriot Band for our #WolfFridayNightLights.
We’ve all seen the devastation left in the path of the 10 tornados that touched down in our area last Sunday night, a few harder hit than Thomas Jefferson High School in DISD.


Their students and staff had to relocate to Thomas Edison Middle School, which was no longer being used as a school, but for file storage. All week, around the clock, teachers, staff, volunteers, parents and even students, have pitched it to transfer all the salvageable items that can help these students transition as painlessly as possible.
When I initially spoke with a representative of the school on Tuesday, they felt all the band instruments were lost because it was unsafe to access the area of the school where they were stored.

i am happy to report that through some pretty difficult conditions, and a little luck, workers were able to not only access the instruments, but for the most part, they were intact, and the students will be surprised this morning on their NEW campus, learning they’ll have the instruments needed to perform tomorrow night for the Homecoming game.
Head football Coach Kendall Hill also spoke with me this week, imparting exactly what daily life was like BEFORE the tornados blew through their school Sunday night. Hard to imaging it could get any worse with all the adversity those kids wake up to every morning. Until Sunday night arrived.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has graciously donated $100,000.00 of his own money to the Dallas School District to disperse where needed for all the schools and students who suffered losses. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be in attendance in this Cowboys bye week, at the Thomas Jefferson Patriots Homecoming Football game, moved to Saturday night due to the storm, to Loos Stadium in Addison.
We know he’s going to make an announcement, we know it will be big. We are all grateful to ALL the outpouring of love, assistance, and support these schools, staff, and students have received.
If you would like to support them in any way, you can call 972-925-5440
or email Partners@dallasisd.org.
I’m happy to announce our Best Band in the Land this morning is the Thomas Jefferson Patriot Band, under the direction of Mr. Rob Romano and Assistant Director, Layne Pintek. They are 100 members strong, and likely when they hit that field tomorrow night for their Homecoming Program, they’ll be 1,000,000 strong!
Congratulations on all you’ve overcome, Thomas Jefferson Patriot Band and Team!
Our featured High School Football team is head Coach Kendall Hill’s Thomas Jefferson Patriots! Coach Hill joined us on the show this morning to tell all of us just what these boys and this Patriot program is made of.
We’ll be sending the boys a $100 Dunkin’ gift card as well, and as we aired our special remix of Kenny Chesney’s Boys of Fall featuring Coach Hill and three of his outstanding young men on the team, we got lots of calls from Wolf listeners who wanted to hear this song again.
Best of luck to all affected by the Tornados of October 20th, 2019.

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Volunteers for Richardson Cleanup can gather TODAY!

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Starting this morning, if you can help in the Richardson area to clean up after the tornados, Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker says a Volunteer Coordination Center will open this morning to connect volunteers with victims in need.

The Mayor says Richardson has been inundated with requests to help his community, so if you’re able to do tasks such as vegetation clearing, Blue tarp installation, and removal of demolition debris, you’re welcome to join other volunteers starting today.

You’ll need to register ahead of showing up by calling 972-744-0900 starting this morning at 8:00 am.

The Richardson Huffines Recreation Center will be serving as the location of the Volunteer Coordination

Center, located at:

200 North Plano Road

Richardon, Texas 75081, and will be open from 8-4.

For more info, click  here

~Lisa Taylor

The Wake Up With the Wolf Show

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Adios, Big Tex!

Have a good long rest….WHERE EVER that is!!

His job here is done for 2019! Big Tex® wrapped up his 67th year as the official State Fair of Texas® icon during the final weekend of the 2019 Fair. After welcoming more than 2.5 million fairgoers over 24 days, it is time wave goodbye to everyone’s favorite 55-foot-tall cowboy. Open and free to the public, feel free to stop over and say so long to our beloved Big Tex® as he comes down this morning around 10:00 in Big Tex Circle.

Bet it’s gonna feel good to put his feet up!

~Lisa Taylor

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Lisa Taylor and Komen runner

A perfect weekend in store to be MORE than PINK!

Be a part of the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure THIS SATURDAY!  It’s ok if you haven’t registered yet, if you’ve got some friends that want to participate with you, there’s room on the WOLF team for ALL of you!

To join our team, click here.

We’ll see you dark and early THIS SATURDAY to raise awareness and walk, jog, run, or stroll the the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure!

See you soon!

~Lisa Taylor

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Team Captain, over and out!

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Two weeks til Dallas turns PINK!

As the 37th annual Komen Dallas Race for the cure approaches just two weeks away, October 26th at NorthPark Center, I hope you’ll join the Wolf team to support, fundraise, and encourage others to join in our effort to use this day to raise awareness and critical funds for the continued research, associated assistance and benefits the organization provides to breast cancer patients and their families right here in Dallas County.

The first year I was associated with this race on behalf of 99.5 the Wolf, I RAN the race…the next year? I ran, too! But after some of our Wolf Promo Team literally ran circles around me in the 5K that second year, (I’m SURE it was to cheer me up and keep me going, NOT to discourage me and the pathetic time I was on pace for per mile) the third year I transferred my efforts to helping host the event. What started for me 12 years ago has become one of the most important and fulfilling things I do every year now.  I hope you can sign up to be on our Wolf Team this year.  We’re covering registration for the race for a limited time. First come, first served.

To join our team, click here.

A couple of FAQ’s about the race below can get you started on your journey to that 5K in two weeks!

See you soon!

Team Captain, over and out!

Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
A. Yes! Up to seventy-five percent of the net proceeds from the Race stays right here in our community to fund vital breast cancer health education, screening, diagnostics, treatment, patient navigation, and transportation services to thousands of Dallas County residents who cannot afford breast health care. We invest the remaining twenty-five percent in national breakthrough research.

Q. Where do I send donations?
A. You can drop off donations at 13747 Montfort Dr., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75240. Or mail to: P.O. Box 731696, Dallas, TX 75373-1696.

~Lisa Taylor

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The Red River Rivalry is ON and almost here! What you need to know.

How to Plan for the 2019 AT&T Red River Showdown

The time-honored tradition at the State Fair of Texas, the AT&T Red River Showdown between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the University of Texas Longhorns has been played at the State Fair since 1929. With an 11 a.m. Texas time kick-off, the State Fair is urging fans to arrive early to make sure they have plenty of time to go through security, not only into the fairgrounds but also into Cotton Bowl Stadium for the game. The Fair is also urging fans to be aware of the new clear bag policy for Cotton Bowl Stadium by visiting BigTex.com/football.

Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re heading to the game!

  • Due to an 11 a.m. local kick-off time, the State Fair will open early to allow fans to arrive and enjoy the Fair before game time, so plan your travel to the fairgrounds accordingly.
  • State Fair Will Call will open at 6:30 a.m.
  • Official State Fair parking lots and all gates will open at 7 a.m.
  • Coupon Booths and Online Coupon Pick up Centers will open at 7 a.m.
    • Purchase coupons ahead of time at BigTex.com and skip the long lines. Pick up your coupons at a Hospitality Center instead of a Coupon Booth.
  • Hospitality Centers and Information Booths will open at 7 a.m.
  • Outdoor concessions, including the Tower Building Food Court, will open at 8 a.m.
  • The State Fair of Texas Midway will open at 8 a.m.
  • FOX Sports will air a special two-hour edition of BIG NOON KICKOFF delivered by Wendy’s to the State Fair of Texas LIVE from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturday in front of the Hall of State on Lone Star Boulevard. The BIG NOON SATURDAY matchup, Oklahoma vs. Texas, kicks off at 11 a.m. Texas time on FOX. Fans are urged to arrive early.
  • All exhibit buildings, outdoor exhibits, and indoor concessions (except the Tower Building, which opens earlier) will open at 9 a.m.
  • Gates to the Cotton Bowl will open at 9 a.m.
  • Game tickets will be scanned at all Cotton Bowl gates.
  • For the safety of all game attendees, a clear bag policy is in effect for all events at the Cotton Bowl Stadium within Fair Park. Visit bigtex.com/football for more details.
  • DART trains and buses will become more crowded as game-time approaches and at locations closer to Fair Park.
  • The Fair has enhanced its metal detection at all pedestrian gates to include walkthrough metal detectors. Please read any signage and listen to gate attendants for directions upon entry.
  • For a list of items allowed and not allowed at the Fair, visit bigtex.com/faq.
  • For a list of prohibited items in the Cotton Bowl, visit bigtex.com/football.
  • After the game, be sure to stick around to enjoy the fun and attractions the State Fair of Texas has to offer, see the Mattress Firm Illumination Sensation at 8 p.m. along the Esplanade, and see country music artists, Big & Rich with special guest Cowboy Troy perform on the Chevrolet Main Stage at 8:30 p.m.
  • For a full schedule of events, visit bigtex.com/schedule.

 

To learn more about additional enhancements to Cotton Bowl Stadium this year, including increased beer sales in the Cotton Bowl, click here.

 

All game tickets include admission to the State Fair of Texas. With more than 100 things to do, all included with admission, the State Fair of Texas is the best tailgate experience of the year. This year’s Fair runs through Sunday, October 20.

 

 

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