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Danica Patrick Retires

Danica Patrick has retired from NASCAR, but not before she got her ‘good luck’ kiss from Aaron Rodgers. If their relationship wasn’t official before, it is now! Danica crashed during stage 2 of the 2018 Daytona 500 and couldn’t finish the competition. To read more, CLICK HERE!     CREDIT: HOOKUP, TMZ

10 Things from the Winter Olympics

CHECK OUT SOME OF THE TEN THINGS THAT HAVE STOOD OUT DURING THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS IN SOUTH KOREA! CLICK HERE!       CREDIT: HOOKUP, LARRY BROWN SPORTS

Win Kevin Hart Tickets!

Kevin Hart is coming to the Peoria Civic Center on April 26th at 7pm as part of his ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour’  and you could win tickets! Listen to Jim Mattson weekdays from 3-6pm for more information and your chance to win! To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

6th Annual Beau Knows Tournament

  Early registration is open for the 6th Annual Beau Knows 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament! This event takes place Saturday, March 24 from 9am-5pm at the RiverPlex to raise money for The Beau Grant Foundation, whose mission is to provide education and support for survivors of suicide.  The Beau Knows 3 on 3 tournament offers […]

Chloe Kim is Hangry!

This past week 17 year old Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim won half-pipe gold for the United States; but the main thing she wanted her followers on Twitter to know before her legendary performance was that she’s hangry! Maybe that hunger was good motivation! To read more, CLICK HERE!     CREDIT: HOOKUP, CBS SPORTS

96.5 ESPN’s Vegas Flyaway

Always wanted to go to Vegas? Now you can! 96.5 ESPN is sending one lucky winner and guest to Las Vegas for a weekend of MARCH MADNESS and the opening of the NCAA tournament, March 16th-19th! Fly out of Peoria International Airport on Allegiant – WITH FARES SO LOW, YOU CAN AFFORD TO GO! plus […]

Leslie Jones Will Return to Olympics

After her hilariously supporting coverage of the 2016 Olympics, SNL’s Leslie Jones is returning for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea! To read more, CLICK HERE!   CREDIT: HOOKUP, FTW

Chris Long Makes Ink Bet with LB Coach

Although we don’t know when Chris Long made this agreement, he has a bet with linebacker coach Ken Flajole: if the Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII, long will get the coach’s portrait tattooed onto his body! To read more, CLICK HERE!   CREDIT: HOOKUP, SPORTSNAUT

Ronda Rousey WWE Debut

“Three of the most powerful women in WWE, just met one of the baddest women on planet Earth!” announcers yelled as Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut announcing that she was joining WrestleMania! After her defeat from Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, Rousey has since left UFC and changed her setting.     CREDIT: TMZ, […]

Peoria Native Selected for Hall of Fame

Being a Limestone High School and Illinois Central College alum, Jim Thome has deep Peoria hometown roots. After venturing out to the MLB, he has racked up 612 home runs, 1,500 walks and more that has earned him his spot in the Hall of Fame. To read more, CLICK HERE!