National Candy Corn Day


It’s National Candy Corn Day!


* Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company.

* The three colors of the candy are meant to mimic corn. Each piece is approximately the size of a whole kernel of corn, as if it fell off a ripe or dried ear of corn. The candy is usually tri-colored with a yellow base, orange center, and white tip, although the color combinations may vary.

* The National Confectioners Association estimate 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold each year. Although regular candy corn is most popular at Halloween, it is available year-round.

* According to candy maker Brach’s, the top branded retailer of candy corn, each year Americans eat enough Brach’s candy corn that if the kernels were laid end to end, they would circle the Earth four times.

*  Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup and honey.

Good Friday Morning!

Good Morning Mother Lode!

TGIF!  It’s Halloween Eve! This morning we’ll be holding our first ever KKBN Big Joe & Bridgette Halloween Seance!


We’ll be trying to contact the spirit world of Country Music Legends!  Should be really funny or really scary!

Also, join us for a Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest!  Big Joe & Bridgette will go head to head or mouth to mouth..ewww… and the winner has to clean the others house!

This morning mystery word of the day is “ZOMBIE”! Be the 3rd caller at 532-9350 when you hear the word and win a trip to the KKBN Prize Den!


H1N1 Tip For Trick Or Treaters


Trick-or-treaters should probably keep their hands out of the candy bowl this weekend because of the ongoing H1N1 flu pandemic. It’s just one way that experts suggest will keep children from getting swine flu on Halloween. Health officials hope parents will distribute candy instead of allowing children to grab their treats out of candy bowls. That’s because H1N1 can be spread by touching something with the virus on it and then touching the nose or mouth. H1N1 is similar to seasonal flu and can be spread through coughing or sneezing by infected individuals.