Ben McKee

Ben McKee

Friday, 08 April 2022 11:46

Garth Brooks Bar Name?

Thursday on the air, I asked WQMX Listeners to speculate and guess the name of Garth's New Bar coming to Lower Broadway.

There was an overwhelming winner...  Low Places or Friends in Low Places.  

Some of the other entries provided were:  Dive Bar, AHTBA (American Honky Tonk Bar Association), ThunderRolls, Rodeo Bar, Sevens, B double E double R U-N, and Garth's Bar - B- Q and Trisha's Country Kitchen!   All were great and probably could all work for Garth's New Bar Name.  

The one that was entered that I don't see Garth using was...  BAR-TH!  (It reminds me of John Candy in Space Balls.  BAR-F... he is a mog, half man half dog... he is his own best friend.)

I could actually see Garth calling it "G's".  It is simple.  I could see Bar Rescue's John Taffer coming up with something simple like that name too.  

It also runs with Garth's "Studio G" which you might as well put that in the 40,000 sq. ft. bar also.

No matter what Garth comes up with, I think, we will all be Friends in That Place.  He should be releasing more details of the venture in the coming weeks/months.  We'll keep speculating till then.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 11:44

Mania is Coming!

Wrestlemania 38 is this weekend in Dallas...  (Picks Are in...)

Friday the Undertaker, The Steiner Bros., Queen Sharmell, Vader and will get into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Brantley Gilbert will sing "America The Beautiful" the 1st night.  Jessie James Decker will sing it the 2nd night.

Saturday Day 1 of Wrestlemania 38

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin appears on The KO Show hosted by Kevin Owens

SmackDown Women's Championship -- Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey

SmackDown Tag Team Championship -- The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. Rick Boogs and Shinsuke Nakamura

Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin

Seth Rollins vs. TBA  (Think it will be Cody Rhodes? or Shane-O Mac)

The Miz & Logan Paul vs. The Mysterios

Raw Women's Championship -- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair

Sunday Day 2 of Wrestlemania 38

Bobby Lashley vs. Omos

Raw Tag Team Championship -- RK-Bro (c) vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy

Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville

Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory

Women's Tag Team Championship -- Queen Zelina & Carmella (c) vs. Naomi & Sasha Banks vs. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan vs. Natalya and Shayna Bazler

Edge vs. AJ Styles

Title vs. Title -- Roman Reigns (Universal Champion) vs. Brock Lesnar (WWE Champion)   Paul Heyman will have something to do with the win.

Thursday, 17 February 2022 13:36

Wanna Work At Canes?

Hey it's Ben, I talk a lot about Raising Cane's... from their hand-battered cooked to order chicken fingers meals, the sweet tea or lemonade and Cane's Sauce is Boss!!! 

If you want to work at Raising Cane's they make it easy to apply go to or text RCJOBS to 97211...  

Some of the one-time Crew Members might look familiar... 


Stetson Bennett Celebrates National Championship Win by Working Raising Cane's Drive-Thru  

Here is another familiar face...

What are you waiting for?  Join the Crew, looks like a fun place to work.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 20:02

Love Meat Tender Valentine's

When you talk about promotions on the WQMX they stick in your head.  

Well for Valentine's Day we did a Love Meat Tender Promotion with great certificates from 3-D Meats and gave away a meat smoker.

My wife and I, don't go big for the Valentine's Holiday...  Flowers for her and she surprised me with a dinner that was probably because I was singing "Love Meat Tender... Love Me True" like Elvis for about 3 weeks straight.  The heart plate was delicious and now onto the next promotion! 

I will continue belting out Son of A... Hot Beer until Saturday at Charger Lanes in Norton.   Don't forget to get your lane for the 2nd Annual Red, White & Bowl... Click Here to reserve your lane while you can... 

Friday, 28 January 2022 00:01


There was kind of a round here buzz about a certain game last weekend.

KC/Buffalo was basically an instant classic, that no one wanted to end.  A game that ended on such a high note.  Really fell flat in overtime!

It seemed like everyone instantly called for "New Overtime Rules" or at least a way to allow the other offense to at least touch the ball.  I made a statement that "Funny the winning team and their fans aren't complaining about a rule change."  Meaning the team, the rules worked in their favor and are already moving onto the next week.

With the above statement of winning.  I received posts stating...

-  I hate how a coin flip decides the game.

- The NFL wants the games to end.

- There needs to be a shootout like in soccer.

These are all well and good.  I don't know if we need a rule change per say.  But how about taking like a halftime?   There is a halftime after 2 quarters but after a tie you come right back out and flip the coin...  take a 15-minute break in the locker room.  That will break momentum, let teams adjust or if your defense gave up the last 27 points give them a rest since they are gassed.  

Suggestions other than that to make OT more interesting:

- The soccer or hockey shootout has been done in college and maybe in XFL.

- As for the NFL wanting the games to end.  I agree if it is a bad game.  How many times have you been watching the Browns, especially in the Hue Jackson era, and they change the game to a more interesting one?  It happens all the time.  Sunday KC/Buffalo was the highest rated playoff game in 5 years, they did not want that to end.  

- And as for the coin flip deciding...  Both teams should get a chance to possess the ball.  Some of my thoughts to help this out. 

1.  The Offensive and Defensive Units switch.  Patrick Mahomes would play safety- Travis Kelce is now a Defensive End in Overtime...and Honey Badger would quarterback.  Instead of the Defensive line going after a QB now Offensive Linemen are going after a Defensive Back or a Linebacker playing Quarterback....

2.  My second idea is to keep Sudden Death...  But it is first Defensive TOUCHDOWN or Special Teams TOUCHDOWN wins.  the '21 Super Bowl will be played in 2023.

I know these are outlandish but so is the Super Bowl on Saturday or the fact these teams care about overtime.  Let's just enjoy the games this weekend and hope for another great game that was as exciting as last Sunday Night. 

Saturday, 22 January 2022 09:03

National DJ Day

This week was National DJ Day.  Reliving the years with all my friends in the Radio World was great. 

A lot of great memories came rushing back.  

The truth is the DJ.  "That person behind the mic or out on the streets" should be thanking you.  Just know that your ears mean a lot to me!  I appreciate you lending me one or two during the week or everyday.  The great people that represent our station make it less of work and more of a family atmosphere.  I couldn't imagine a day with out keeping you company.  Thank you for listening, thank you for allowing me to do what I love and thank you for supporting local.

Monday, 17 January 2022 16:09

60 Minutes Goes Country

Incase you missed Chris Stapleton's 60 Minutes Interview on Sunday Night.  Here it is..

I love the Waffle House and the writers who say they have a #1 portion. 

Chris we know is all about the fans and doing it music the way he wants.  

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 14:08

Incase You Missed It!

Incase you missed it this week...  Music for Dylan Scott is a family affair.  

@dylanscottcountry I’m starting a band! #dadsoftiktok #kidsoftiktok #countrymusic ♬ original sound - DylanScott


Last week's Releases are turning out to be pretty darn great...

This Friday is shaping up alright, as well singles wise...

    Kane Brown "Whiskey Sour"

    Jason Aldean "Trouble With A Heartbreak"

    Muscadine Bloodline "No"


OH, and speaking of Walker Hayes... His Album "Country Stuff The Album" is due next Friday... But apparently it was a quick career.


Thursday, 06 January 2022 19:10

Girl Power!

Well 2022 is all about the girls in country...  (New Records!)


(New songs) dropping Friday 1/6/22.

 (New Performances)

 (New Gifts)...  Who doesn't like Gifts!!!!

@ashleymcbrydemusic @lukecombs gave me an end of tour gift. And my reaction was fully on brand. Thank you Luke!! #bar #crafty #ohshit #LukeCombs #AshleyMcBryde ♬ original sound - Ashley McBryde


(New Fans)... Which song would you pick?



Wednesday, 05 January 2022 19:19

Betty White Tributes

I know there have been a lot of Betty White Tribute's... She is a National Treasure.

Here is Russell Dickerson's Take on the legendary theme song.


And a Brewery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin has a pretty cool thing going on with Betty White...

Mineral Points was where White's 3rd Husband Allan Ludden was from and he is buried there.  The brewery made an announcement this week.

They have had Blonde Betty on tap for years.   It is a Betty White Brew.  It was kinda like "buy one for Betty incase she stops by".   They have decided to keep the promotion going thru the end of January and then donate the proceeds to an animal charity...  Click here to see details.   

I wish the brew was in a can or a bottle so I could have some sent our way.  



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