THE TIKI TIKI TIKI TIKI TIKI BAR: Can One Be Successful in Wenatchee?
Tiki bars started to spring up here in the United States after our military men came home from World War II. Specifically after serving in the South Pacific. Decking out bars designed with tropical decor, serving up such drinks like the Mai Tai, the Zombie, the Navy Grog, and the Jungle Bird. Served is creative tiki style mugs.
ZAC BROWN BAND COMES TO THE WASHINGTON STATE FAIR
Your Concert Station, KISSIN' 977is excited to welcome the Zac Brown Band to the Washington State Fair Wednesday, September 13th! If you've ever seen Zac Brown Band on stage, you KNOW not to miss this show this Summer. And they are bringing with them, the rockin' country powerhouse, Lindsay Ell
THE TINY TOWN: Krupp, Washington (Or is it Marlin, Washington?)
With each tiny town, I’d discover interesting history that makes these small hard to see dots on the map so unique. So while looking for another tiny town to explore with just a few people living there, I stumbled upon a town named, Marlin with a population of 52-ish. But when I went to look it up on the map, to my confusion it kept pointing me to Krupp, Washington. “No, you stupid Google Map! I want Marlin, Washington!” Once again I was directed to Krupp in Grant County.
SO! WHY AREN’T PEOPLE MOVING TO WENATCHEE?
Small towns has it’s charms and that’s why people want out of the overcrowded, heavily traffic, crime infested big cities. We love a close-knit community where we care for and love each other.
SUMMER IS AROUND THE CORNER: But You Still Wanna Escape Wenatchee
Winter seemed to have lasted longer than normal. Did we even have Autumn? Yeah, Spring is a comin’. And before we know it, Summer will arrive. Then we can really enjoy the best of the Wenatchee Valley! Yea! yea. Something’s missing. You still wanna get away, don’t you. What are you dreaming about? In general, most people mentioned “I just want to escape to the beach.” I can’t blame you.
“SO! WHAT BRINGS YOU TO WENATCHEE?”
When I first moved to Wenatchee, everyone would ask me a million questions as if they worked at Dutch Bros. The number one question was, “You just moved here? What brings you to Wenatchee?”
FINAL FRIDAY DRIVE@FIVE TOP 5: February 17, 2023
Thank you for all of the requests. Now just because we are ending the Friday Drive@Five Top 5 on KISSIN' 977, doesn't mean you can't requests songs. Keep them coming! You can always call Mav3rick while he's on the radio at 509.662.5976, tweet us @kissin977, leave a message on our facebook page, or hit the chat button on the KISSIN' 977 app on your smartphone.
LETS COME UP WITH NICKNAMES FOR WENATCHEE
We’ve all had some kind of nickname throughout our lives. Sometimes those nick names that were savagely given to us by a bully in junior high that had written that branded name on our underwear after giving us a wedgie.
THE TINY TOWN: Neah Bay, Washington
The name "Neah" refers to the Makah Chief Dee-ah, pronounced Neah in the Klallam language (which is fascinating itself, and deserves it’s own article) The town is named of body of water Neah Bay, which acquired its name in the early 19th century. The town was called by several different names since the 1700’s, but by 1847, the bay was first called Neah by Captain Henry Kelley during his “reorganization of the British Admiralty charts”. Although at the time, Kellett spelled it, "Neeah Bay”. Perhaps since the name refers to Chief Deeah, with a similar spelling.
THE TINY TOWN: Anatone, Washington
Anatone didn’t always have a really low count. Anatone was first settled in 1878 by Daniel McIvor and Charles Isecke. It was named after a woman who was part of the Nez Peace (Nimíipuu) Tribe that lived in the area. It was a slow growth. In 2000, they counted about 221 residents.