Breakfast With Roger & Friends

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2015


Show 023: Dec 31, 2015... Steve Young is in the Sports Desk today. We get Gene Sidler on the line for local sports. Norm Kelly stops by to talk with us about suing tenants. And... Happy New Year!!


Show 022: Dec 30, 2015... Phillip Salzer is in the Sports Desk for today. We had a very special Guest come into the show, Ms. Sue Bordner. She is with the East Peoria Boat Club and plays a BIG part in the Annual Polar Plunge! She shares with us everything about the Plunge and the "Polar Bear" that is looking for a name.

pssst... She may do the Plunge this year but you will have to donate BIG to the Charities before she will do it! Check out the site for more info.


Show 021: Dec 29, 2015... Brian Hulin is our Sports guy today... yup. Remember that Mike and Brian switched?! So today we go to the tracks... so to speak. Brian brought in the "Bowl" playoffs for the next week and the crew teamed up and took sides. Brian and Mike against Roger and Alicia. Come Monday we find out which team won, and which team had to bring in Breakfast. On the phone... we attempted to call Curley "Boo" Johnson of the Harlem Globetrotters fame a few times... we were finally successful and it was well worth the trouble. This guy is genuine all the way. Check out his interview and see for yourself!


Show 020: Dec 28, 2015... Mike Olsen is in the Sports Desk for today... wahh!?! That's right Mike and Brian swapped days because Mike will be going out of town tomorrow, but things will be back to normal next week. There was a lot of Globetrotter talk today as George "Meadowlark" Lemon, known to many as the "Clown Prince of Basketball" passes away yesterday. Much respect to The "Clown Prince". R.I.P.


Show 019: Dec 25, 2015... The "Christmas Special" Show. Today the crew are taking the Holiday off, but the show must go on... So the first segment today is from a Christmas broadcast back in 2007. The second segment is from last year, 2014. Many guests from these segments have since passed away so listening to today's show is kinda like taking a stroll down Peoria's memory lane. Please enjoy this Special and we will see you Monday. Merry Christmas everyone!


Show 018: Dec 24, 2015... Steve Young is in the Sports Desk this Christmas Eve. We get Gene Sidler on the line for local sports. Norm Kelly stops by and has us read 2 of his stories that everyone loves to hear. And Phillip Salzer stops by at the end of the show to chat with the crew.

From the crew here at Breakfast with Roger & Friends, we wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!! God Bless!


Show 017: Dec 23, 2015... Phillip Salzer is in the Sports Desk for today. Roger's grandson Scott is our Surprise Guest as we learn about Caroling for the Holidays, Dentistry, and, if you listen to the show, you can be smarter than Roger!!


Show 016: Dec 22, 2015... Mike Olsen is in the Sports Desk for today. We learn the different reasons for getting suspended in local schools, just what is "Energy Drinks", and straight from the "Breakfast Vault" we hear Roger interview the late great Jonathan Winters in 2004.


Show 015: Dec 21, 2015... Brian Hulin is our Sports guy today, and he brought in some delicious home made cookies from his mom. That was sweet of her. Thank you mom!! We check in with Dr. Gene Sidler by phone talking about the local sports scores, and Peoria Journal Star Sports reporter Dave Eminian talks Riverman Hockey for you hockey fans out there.


Show 014: Dec 18, 2015... Steve Young is in the Sports Desk and he also brought us the last 5 of the "Top 10 Christmas Songs Being Played On The Radio This Week". Dr. Gene Sidler joins us by phone talking about the local sports scores. and Cathy (The Fudge Lady) from Bass Pro Shop sneaks in and brings the crew some goodies.


Show 013: Dec 17, 2015... Steve Young is in the Sports Desk and he also brought us the "Top 10 Christmas Songs Being Played On The Radio This Week". We also learn that Steve can not have any Caffeine so bring him in some decaf Coffee in the morning please people!! Then Norm Kelly stopped by to talk a little about Christmas at his house growing up.


Show 012: Dec 16, 2015... Phillip Salzer is in the Sports Desk for today. We talked about whether a Bed and Breakfast would work in Peoria and why students are dropping out of school these days.


Show 011: Dec 15, 2015... Mike Olsen is in the Sports Desk for today, but before the show started we find a "Care Package" of candies and hats outside the door and upon further investigation we find that it is from a loyal listener named Shawn Gries from Shawn's Cycles and Details. So we call him and thank him for the goodies. Royce Elliott brings the funny funny. Then we get a Surprise visit from our Thursday/Friday Sports Desk person Steve Young stopping by to say hi... and pick up his laptop power cable...


Show 010: Dec 14, 2015... Cathedrals or "Re-purposed" buildings... the message is the same. Brian Hulin is our Sports guy today and we learn that no matter what... the customer is always right!


Show 009: Dec 11, 2015... What a great way to end the week! Today's "scheduled" guests are Amy Zordan and John Orfe of Central Illinois Youth Symphony talking about celebrating 50 years with a new music composition. Bob Slaski, a local columnist, is on the phone talking about his piece on a local school. But, we had 3 surprise guests stop by. Jim Bixby comes in to talk about West Point. Virginia White, Local Liquor Commissioner, joins us, and Cathy (The Fudge Lady) from Bass Pro Shop sneaks in and brings the crew some wonderful tasting garlic cheese from Castle's Patio Inn in Peoria.


Show 008: Dec 10, 2015... A few Technical Difficulties today as a flock of "Wild Turkeys" invaded the studio, but we made it through with local Historian, Author, and lecturer Norm Kelly sitting in with the gang today.


Show 007: Dec 9, 2015... Lots going on around town, Phillip Salzer is at the Sports Desk and Dr. Gene Sidler joins us by phone talking about the local sports scores.


Show 006: Dec 8, 2015... News... Weather... Sports... Drones...? Drones and technology is making it better for the farmers to crop dust. And Steve Tarter from the Journal Star stops by to talk about the difference between online news and the original print.


Show 005: Dec 7, 2015... Today is "...a date which will live in infamy". Spoken by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a Joint Session of Congress on December 8, 1941, one day after the Empire of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Today is the day we celebrate National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On the phone we interview a few World War II veterans Harry Whitaker, Bob Lehnhausen, and Chuck Brown and get their 1st hand experience of that dreadful day. But first we hear from Dr. Gene Sidler about local sports.


Show 004: Dec 4, 2015... Today we get a call from Katherine Jones about her experience with those who serve in the Military. Then Kathleen the Fudge Lady from Bass Pro Shop showed up with her husband Nick Visione and we were climbing the walls from all the delicious home made fudge she brought in. If you are in the Bass Pro Shop stop by and get some awesome fudge!


Show 003: Dec 3, 2015... Today we have telephone interviews with Dr. Gene Sidler talking about local sports and Sheriff Mike McCoy about the recent California Shooting and how Peoria handles training for disasters like that. And sitting in with the gang today is local Historian, Author, and lecturer Norm Kelly joining in on the discussions.


Show 002: Dec 2, 2015... Is the show going to the... Dogs? Today we heard "jingle Bells" sung by 5 barking dogs as requested from Alicia. And Phillip Salzer was our Wednesday Morning Sports Desk Occupant.


Show 001: Dec 1, 2015... We talk about stuff... and Jim Bixby Of Peoria Regional Learning Center stops by!


Show 000: Nov 30, 2015... This was our (Secret) Full Dress Rehearsal.... and yes we were fully dressed!

We had a few minor technical difficulties as we were dialing in the system, but it's not too bad, and we do get better.... honest!


So Just Who is "Breakfast With Roger & Friends" Anyway??

Wake up every morning with Breakfast with Roger & Friends.  It's a great blend of Music, News, Sports, Weather, interviews, contests, timely conversations, and unique comedy into the most interesting and most talked about morning show in Peoria.

Breakfast with Roger & Friends, which was formally known as "Breakfast with Royce and Rogers" originally contained the comedic talents of the one and only Royce Elliott and the veteran Radio DJ Roger Monroe. Alicia Butler joined the group to be the News Anchor, and, after Royce Elliott passed away on Sunday, April 21st, 2013, Steve Young joined the remaining group as the Sports Guy.

December 2015 is the next step in the journey of Roger, Steve, Alicia, and Royce (in spirit) as they find a new home here at Peoria Life Live! and with great respect to Royce's memory, they retire the original name and change it to "Breakfast With Roger & Friends" on the "Full Dress Rehearsal" episode.

This is who they are:

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Breakfast with Royce and Roger
 

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