This Summer KKBN wants you to have a Waves & Rides good time!

Starting Monday June13th listen for your first chance to Qualify and Win your one day Waves & Rides Package from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!  We’re even going to give you the answer daily to play, qualify and WIN with KKBN!

Listen to The Big Joe and Bridgette Morning Show weekday mornings during the 6, 7 and 8 am hours for the daily trivia question, be the right caller with the correct answer and you Qualify!  We will post all answers here on the KKBN website, so it’s easy to win!   Then Big Joe and Bridgette will draw from the 3 daily qualifiers for one big daily winner!  The winning is easy and the winning is fun with With Waves & Rides for your FOUR one day unlimited Ride Passes for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!


Answers below:

Monday June 13th 2016- Groveland

Tuesday June 14th 2016- 1931

Wednesday June 15th- Murphys

Thursday June 16th- Twain Harte

Friday June 17th – Parrots Ferry Rd Vallecito

Monday June 20th – Columbia State Park

Tuesday June 21st – Tuolumne City

Wednesday June 22nd – Vernal Falls

Thursday June 23rd – Brice Station

Friday June 24th – Pinecrest


WAVES & RIDES! Summer 2016 RULES

*Tickets to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are considered a Premium Prize.

No purchase necessary.

Must be 18 to be eligible to qualify or win.

Void where prohibited by international, federal, state, or local law.

Winners of PREMIUM prizes (Concert Tickets & Bay Area Get-A ways) on ANY Clarke Broadcasting Station are ineligible to win PREMIUM prizes for 30 days on any Clarke Broadcasting station.

Participants may not use sophisticated telephone or computer equipment to win the contest. Winners who are found to have used such equipment will be disqualified.

One winner per household: PREMIUM prizes, per 30 days. (PREMIUM PRIZES: Summer Bay Area Get-A ways, Concert Tickets)

Clarke Broadcasting Corp. reserves the right to cancel the promotion at any time. All prize award decisions are final. The decisions of Clarke Broadcasting Corp. management are final.

Employees, agencies, representatives, affiliates, and immediate families of Clarke Broadcasting Corp., and any official contest/promotion participant are not eligible.

Contests are open only to California residents.

Winners must present a photo id (driver’s license, passport, etc) before prize will be distributed.

Prizes MUST be claimed at 342 S. Washington St, Sonora, Ca. Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm (excluding holidays). Winners have thirty (30) days to claim prize. PRIZES CAN NOT BE MAILED.

Prizes not claimed in 30 thirty days will be forfeited by winner.

By qualifying and/or winning, entrant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Clarke Broadcasting Corp, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, employees and agents against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of either (i) entrant’s participation, or (ii) the receipt or use of the prizes awarded in the promotion.

Clarke Broadcasting Corp. is not responsible in the event of any technical difficulties with any equipment, including telephone equipment during any and all contests.

Contest rules may vary with individual contests.

Clarke Broadcasting not responsible for tickets that have expired prior to winners use.

KKBN Hard Working Man(06.22.16)


Troy Barajas
I would like to nominate my son-in-law, Troy Barajas, as the Hard Working Man of the Week. He works his tail off running two crews for Nate’s Tree Service. Then he has practice for his tug-of-war teams competing at the Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee.  On his days off he doesn’t mind watching the kids while his wife and I go shopping and he never complains about doing chores for me on the weekends either.  I feel very blessed to have Troy as my son-in-law.


Vickie Stone

The KKBN Hard Working Man is brought to you :

 “Jim’s Automotive on Shaws Flat-Family owned and operated since 1950″


“ Nate’s Tree Service, serving all tri counties! No job too big, no job too small”

Tackling Tree Troubles Together

While it is tough to see the rising numbers of our drought-stressed pines under attack by bark beetles, positive progress is beginning to be made. June Woodard of Twain Harte shares a couple of telling pics taken March 27 and June 14, 2016 — before and after abatement efforts — near the entrance.

Twain Harte Entrance "Before," March 27, 2016

Photo by June Woodard

Twain Harte Entrance "After," June 14, 2016

Photo by June Woodard

If you have dead or dying trees where you live, check out the latest info and resources here.

Today is International Day of Yoga

Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga increases flexibility and reduces stress, but the practice can do more than help you twist your body into pretzel shapes and find inner peace. These hidden benefits will help you in the kitchen, office and bedroom — and will give you new reasons to show off your yoga skills (plus recommended poses for each one!).

1. Boost Immunity

Sun Salutation

A recent Norwegian study found that yoga practice results in changes in gene expression that boost immunity at a cellular level. And it doesn’t take long: The researchers believe the changes occurred while participants were still on the mat, and they were significantly greater than a control group who went on a nature hike while listening to soothing music. Yoga also helps to boost immunity by simply increasing overall health, says Mitchel Bleier, a yoga teacher of 18 years and owner of Yogapata in Connecticut. “As you breathe better, move better and circulate better, all the other organs function better.”

Strike a Pose: Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)
This sequence of eight poses performed in a row can be found in almost any yoga class. It creates great circulation and tone, plus sweat, says Bleier. This video breaks down each posture one by one.

2. Ease Migraines

Bridge Pose

Research shows that migraine sufferers have fewer and less painful migraines after three months of yoga practice. The cause of migraines isn’t fully understood, but Bleier says it could be a combination of mental stressors and physical misalignment that create migraines and other issues. Hunching over a computer or cell phone with your shoulders up and head forward causes overlifting of your trapezius and tightening of the neck. This pulls the head forward and creates muscle imbalances that can contribute to headaches and migraines.

Strike a Pose: Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet hip-distance apart on the floor. With your hands resting on the floor, begin to press down into your legs and draw your hips toward the sky. The key, Bleier says, is to keep your shoulders in line with the base of your neck, moving the back of the shoulders together so the shoulder blades are close. Lift your chest towards your chin and your chin away from your chest, so the upper trapezius muscles flow away from the head.

3. Sleep Better

Savasana Corpse Pose

Researchers from Harvard found that eight weeks of daily yoga significantly improved sleep quality for people with insomnia. And another study found that twice-weekly yoga sessions helped cancer survivors sleep better and feel less fatigued. This can be attributed to yoga’s ability to help people deal with stress, says Bleier. “Sleep issues are like anxiety. Your head can’t stop spinning, you don’t know how to relax,” he says. “Breathing and mental exercises allow the mind to slow down, so you’re going to start to see yourself sleep better.”

Strike a Pose: Corpse Pose (Savasana) with Diaphragmatic Breathing
Savasana is the final pose in a yoga class and is meant to restore the body. Lay on your back with your legs slightly apart and your arms extended at your side and your hands on your belly. Inhale and exhale through your nose, follow the breath and feel the belly rise and fall under your hands. The breath, muscles, and mind should be completely relaxed.

4. Fight Food Cravings


Researchers from the University of Washington found that regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating, an awareness of physical and emotional sensations associated with eating. By causing breath awareness, regular yoga practice strengthens the mind-body connection, Bleier says. The awareness can help you tune in to emotions involved with certain cravings, and yoga breathing exercises can help you slow down and make better choices when cravings strike.

Strike a Pose: Meditation
Sit or lay in any comfortable position and bring attention to the natural breath moving in and out through your nose. Next, bring attention to the triangular area around the tip of your nose and upper lip, paying attention to your breath hitting this space as you exhale, the temperature of your breath, and which nostril you’re breathing through. Try this for two minutes, working up to five or more. “The key is to try and be still and focus just on the breath,” Bleier says. “No moving, no reacting, just stay present.

Photos: Pond5

KKBN Pet of The Week(06.21.16)


Hello Bridgette and Big Joe!

My name is “Amadeus”.   I am a 40 (yes 40!) year young, 17.1 hand Warm Blood.

I came to the US as a young man to be a champion Vaulting and Dressage horse.

Now retired, I enjoy my days having free run of the ranch with my 10 year old Paint girlfriend, Misty and

though I finished my “official” lessons 2 years ago, I still love to give rides to children, get baths by my friend, Regan,

and have my belly scratched with a broom!

I hope you will choose me to be your “Pet of the Week”! as my people Andy and Jeanna listen to your show every day on their way to work.