You Voted: Most Iconic All-Time Fashion Pieces

By tstryker | Aug 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Few fashion staples enjoy near-150-year popularity, but Levi’s 501 jeans just topped a survey of most iconic fashion items of all time. Introduced in 1873, the fashion staple is by far the oldest item on the list, comprised of 2,000 adults’ responses. As you scroll down the top 40 pieces at this link, you’ll see […] Read More

715 Spotlight: Blayne Midthun of Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor

By tstryker | Aug 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor

Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor is a well-known spot in downtown Eau Claire, but do you know the surprise inspiration for the shop? Blayne Midthun tells the story to Tom Stryker, explains Cash for a Cause and lets us in on who Ramone really is. 715 Spotlight is a casual chat with some familiar faces around […] Read More

Happy National Radio Day! And Thank You…

By tstryker | Aug 20, 2020 | 0 Comments
Tom Stryker, circa 1988

Today is National Radio Day, and it would be easy for us at I-94 to be self-congratulatory on this occasion. We’re not about that, though. Not even humblebragging here. Instead, we’re all taking a moment to thank you. Seriously. Especially during this hot mess that is 2020. You have a million things competing for your […] Read More

Girl Scouts Introduce New “Toast-Yay!” Cookie

By tstryker | Aug 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Girl Scout Cookie season can never come soon enough–especially this time around. Girl Scouts USA has given us a sneak preview of the new cookie for 2021 that you didn’t know you needed: Toast-Yay! The “toast” part: “French toast-inspired cookie dipped in delicious icing.” From there, the “yay” part speaks for itself and we can’t […] Read More

100 Years of the 19th Amendment Commemorated

By tstryker | Aug 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tuesday marks an important day in US history, when 100 years prior, Tennessee became the final state to ratify the 19th Amendment after it was passed by Congress June 4, 1919. President Trump also posthumously pardoned Susan B. Anthony, as the suffragist was found guilty of voting in 1872. See more below: 100 years ago […] Read More

Happy International Left-Handers Day!

By tstryker | Aug 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’m proud to say I have something in common with Lady Gaga, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Barack Obama, Julia Roberts and about 13% of the US population: we’re left-handed. So we southpaws celebrate this day with a sense of pride and perseverance; practically everything you use on a daily basis was designed with right-handed folks […] Read More

Too Soon? Brach’s Turkey Dinner-Flavored Candy Corn In Stores Now

By tstryker | Aug 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

With Halloween candy already on store shelves (!!), Brach’s decided to an answer a question nobody asked. As if candy corn isn’t already polarizing enough, the company has launched a Turkey Dinner-flavored edition. This thankfully isn’t a mashup of all the food flavors in a single piece. Instead, different-colored pieces each represent roasted turkey, stuffing, […] Read More

Mac & Cheese for Breakfast? Kraft Says Yes!

By tstryker | Aug 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

We already have breakfast for dinner, so what about dinner for breakfast? Kraft says the time has come for at least one staple of lunch and dinner to take the final step to our first meal of the day. They’re pushing their venerable Macaroni & Cheese as something to try for breakfast. If nothing else, […] Read More

H.S. Principal Parodies MC Hammer for Return to School

By tstryker | Aug 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Kids and parents understandably have anxiety for the new school year, this time more than ever. Dr. Quentin Lee, an Alabama high school principal, is literally taking it in stride. He busts some impressive moves while telling students what to expect this fall in his parody of MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This,” now gone […] Read More

Google Announces New Pixel Phone Models

By tstryker | Aug 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is a year we’ve all relied on our smartphones more than ever, yet upgrading is a tricky financial proposition–certainly for top models crossing into $1k territory. As The Verge reports, Google has a win-win of sorts with their new Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5 models. Officially announced today, the trio boast […] Read More