CHAZ RIDDLE AKA THE CHAZMAN BLOG

6/17/24  Happy fathers day and welcome to summer everyone. We’re gonna have a hot one this week. All temps are gonna be in the 90s so find a nice cool place like WTHU and settle in. Thanks to everyone that came out to the car show and the lavender festival this weekend. Can’t wait to see you all again. Check out the pics from the car show on the  Facebook page. Great cars and you might just get a glimpse of me wearing my 50’s costume. I am greased lightening! Now sit back and have some lemonade in the shade. It’s time to tune in to the coolest songs on the planet. WTHURADIO.COM

C – ya.

6/10/24   Ok, so first off, The Chazman turned 60 today so officially, I’m middle aged! My friend said I don’t look a day over 45 and I actually don’t feel any older than 30 except when I first wake up in the morning and realize gravity is unkind and my knees, hips and feet are still snoozing and I had to visit the bathroom more than once or twice or three times! It’s fine though. I enjoy the late night strolls through the Chaz mansion. It gives me time to make sure the groundhogs that live under my shed are behaving. If Elmer Fudd was here, he’d take care of it but he’s been reassigned as security at the Miss Maryland pageant…. where a dude won the crown. He has his hands full! So does Miss Maryland apparently.   Ah the world we live in…….. but The O’s are on a roll and Gunner hit his 20th homerun, Adley hit his second career grandslam and Cedric is hitting again so it’s not all so bad. WTHU is still playing all your favorites and I am excited to see all of you on the 15th at the car show.  I’ll be the guy dressed like Danny from Grease. Get your motor running! C ya   BTW I’m not hydromatic but I’m trying!

6/3/24

Welcome to June 2024. As I write this, it’s Lou Gehrig day. All major league players are wearing #4 on their uniforms in tribute.  Father’s day is just around the corner.  The first day of summer is June 20th. On the 9th., I turn…… 60. Ouch!  Milestones!
Life comes at ya quick. Better pull up a seat, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Some people would like to hit the reset switch but optimism is a good thing. It makes ya get out of bed in the morning. It’s always good to look forward to something and I’m looking forward to hitting my next show milestone. My 200th show on wthuradio will come pretty soon and it’s all because you keep tuning in. Thank you. Have a great week everyone. I’ll see ya soon.

5/27/24

Memorial day is here and the beginning of summer and Father’s day is just around the corner. I’ll remind you over and over again to make plans with your dad on his special day so be prepared to hear me preach. I actually suggest that you listen to the Cody Johnson song.  🎶 ’til you can’t.  The first line is “You can tell your old man You’ll do some largemouth fishing another time.  You just got too much on your plate to bait and cast a line. You can always put a rain check in his hand.  ‘Til you can’t”
Pretty much sums it up. Don’t delay. He won’t be around forever. Nuff said Just watched the O’s crush the Redsox 11 to 3. I had great seats and I still haven’t caught a foul ball but I’m optimistic.  I’ll keep y’all up to date on my progress and of course I’ll be playing all your favorites every day right after Kemo. So tune in but you don’t have to necessarily turn on and drop out. Just sit back and enjoy.  Have a great week. C ya

5/20/24

What a week! From the sighting of the northern lights, to the Preakness, to seeing the world’s number one golfer get arrested before a tournament and then there’s the Orioles and Gunnar Henderson blasting homeruns in three games in a row against the Mariners. What a crazy and great time we’re living in. I saw a major motion picture salute to the The Fall Guy series starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt with a cameo by Lee Majors and it just gets better every day.
Trump and Biden are gonna square off in June and all the election drama that comes with it. Get your popcorn ready!
I wonder what’s in store for us next week!! One thing YOU can count on is WTHU playing all your favorites and keeping you entertained and informed. And like Casey Kasem said “keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars”.
Memorial day is coming up and the beginning of summer, so tune in every day so you dont miss a thing. I follow Kemo Joe from 9 til 12 Mon thru Fri so let’s do this!   Chazman loves ya!   C-ya

5/13/24

Happy Mothers day and I hope all of you followed my advice and made plans to take your mom out for a nice meal, maybe bought her  🌹 🌹  and a card or just picked up the phone and talked with her.
This is my first Mother’s day when I can’t do those things. However, the celebration goes on. My lovely Sonia woke up to fresh made brownies and a bouquet of beautiful flowers and that made her smile.
We are headed to the O’s ⚾️ game this Friday night.  We are both working on a local movie this week and sleep will be a precious commodity so we celebrate when we can. That being said, the music doesn’t stop so tune in all this week after Kemo Joe and we’ll have fun playing all your favorites. And don’t forget to send in the names of your family members that served in the military so we can pay tribute to them on memorial day weekend. Have a great week.
C -ya!

5/6/24

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone. Writing this as I stroll the treadmill at the gym. What a week last week was. Almost 1200 miles, I did 4 commercials driving from NJ to way below Luray caverns and minimal sleep in between. Also, I kept up with my daily morning show so I’d say I earned my keep.  Yesterday I binged STAR WARS from episode IV to VI and loved every bit of it.  May the 4th be with you!!
Took me back to my teenage years when I first discovered DarthVader and Luke Skywalker. Who didn’t wanna be Han Solo?! So cool and Greedo fired first just FYI.
Orioles are rocking the ⚾️  world. 3 out 4 against the Yankees and as I write this, already 2 wins against Cincinnati. I’ve got great tickets for the 17th. against the Mariners, right behind home plate! I splurged and got seats NOT in the nosebleed section. Carpe Diem etc!
Lots of stuff happening this month too. Mothers day, so don’t forget to send your mom flowers and treat her right. Also let us know your loved ones who served and we will read their name on air in tribute for Memorial day weekend.
Have a great week everyone. I’m with you every morning right after Kemo from 9 -12.
C -ya!

4/29/24

Well we’ve reached the end of the month and I’m anxious for May because the weather is getting just the way I like it. Sunny and clear skies. 😎
Busy last month and it’s gonna be another busy few days ahead also.
Tuesday I’ll be in NJ for the day and then Thursday Back to DC. All last week I was working on an infomercial. So much dialogue. Good thing I like to talk. I also found myself in a tuxedo for a big event in DC last week. It’s a whirlwind. Glad I can play your favorite songs for a few hours each day. It’s like therapy for me and I can use all I can get!
Caught a game at Camden yards…well a few innings at least.  Went Saturday and we won 7 to 0. Got my Brandon Hyde bobblehead so a good day all around.
Have a great week everyone.
C ya.

4/8/24

Well happy eclipse day everyone.
Either you’re reading this pre eclipse or you took my warning and wore protective eyewear during the eclipse but either way welcome to Monday.   It’s the simple things that make me happy. My tulips came up and they’re B E A – utiful!  My lawn looks great. The weather is warming up. I love the sunshine and I love the smell of fresh cut grass.   I hope everybody enjoyed the Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young weekend. It’s a lot of fun for us when we play music that is so well received.  So how do we top it? That depends on you. Start commenting early on what you prefer for our next event and we just might make it happen. Vote often and  vote early.  And now back to the music. C-ya!

4/1/24

Hey there Loyal listeners. I hope your Easter baskets overflowed and you enjoyed a nice weekend with your families.
The O’s won their season opener and series against the Angels so we’re off to a good start. Of course you’ll need to tune in to wthuradio.com for the best coverage of high school ⚾️  and softball in the area.   Here’s a couple of reminders …#1 Monday is April first, also known as April fools day so beware of pranks.  #2 Dont feed your dog the unwanted egg yolks from your Easter eggs especially if your dog sleeps in your bedroom with you or you may find yourself opening a window in the middle of the night..#3 Tune into the Chazman 9 -12 Mon thru Friday. You’ll be glad you did.   C-ya!

3/25/24

Well, here we are again at the beginning of a new week and the end of another month. Easter’s on its way and I hope warm weather comes with it.
Hard to believe on our 1st. day of Spring, we didn’t even crack forty degrees but that’s better than 1985 when it was only fifteen degrees….of course that was alaska and they’re probably used to it there. I like warm weather. I like going to the ball game in a t shirt and a pair of shorts. And ⚾️  starts on Thursday! O’s vs Angels at 3:05.
So, I’m always looking for new stories that will entertain you from a plethora of resources and one of the stories I found that you may have missed was the fact that the Olympic committee has lifted the athletes intimacy ban for the summer Olympics in Paris. The ban was originally put in place because of COVID but now that it’s been lifted, BEWARE!
If the Eiffel Tower’s a rockin’ …. don’t come a knockin’ !
Have a great week folks. Tune in daily for more entertaining tidbits from the Chazman. I’m here all week!
C-Ya!

3/11/24

Big month folks. Day light savings time hit us over the weekend. Today is Marine infantry day (0311). My grunts out there will understand. In a few days, it’s one for the geeks like me. March 14 is pi day (3.14) and then we have the Ides of March 3/15. Caesar met his fate on this day at the coliseum. Et tu, Brute’ ?  Of course the first day of Spring is coming March 19th. and then Oriole baseball kicks off 3/28 for their home opener against the Angels. Everyone gets a rally towel. I hope to see you there. I’ll be in the mezzanine area above right field. I’m gonna catch a ⚾️  this year!  I’ll be spot lighting some displays from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio. Went there a couple weeks ago and had a blast. Join me weekdays 9-12 right after Kemosabi Joe. Hopefully I’ll keep you entertained and help you have a little fun at work or when you’re out driving. C ya!

2/19/24  Just a heads up to folks. I’m headed to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame this week so, if you have any suggestions, things I should look for or questions I should ask….let me know. 

2/16/24 Hey, everyone, it’s mid-February and things are getting exciting around here! I am heading to the Rock
N Roll Hall Of Fame next week and I’ll be doing some interviews and going behind the scenes of some of
their most popular and famous displays. I’ll bring back lots of video and pictures and hopefully it will be
fun for you to hear about and see what I have in store for you.
In other news, I went over 100 shows this week and thanks to you, it’s been a blast. Congrats to
Kemosabi Joe as he celebrated 59 years in broadcasting so suffice it to say, I have some catching up to
do. With your support I’ll keep chipping away. Before you know it, it’ll be 200 shows and then who
knows?!  We lost Toby Keith this month and as a tribute I put a little video on Facebook and wow the response
was overwhelming. It got over 17,000 views and we gained over 70 new followers, so welcome
everyone. When something like this happens it really brings us all together so thank you and welcome
to WTHU. I hope you’ll join me every morning from 9-12 as I play some of the greatest songs ever made.
I hope everyone who made their new year’s resolution is sticking with it and I wish you much success.
Remember, I ran health clubs for over 20 years and if you have a nutrition or fitness question, hit me up!
I’d love to help. I’d also love to hear your song requests so again, HIT ME UP. Just send me a message on FB and I’ll make
sure and respond asap. Have a great Month everyone and welcome aboard to all our new followers!

1/22/24  WELCOME LOYAL LISTENERS AND CLASSIC ROCK AFICIONADOS LIKE MYSELF. THE CHAZMAN IS DOING
GREAT. LOADS OF VOICE-OVER WORK AND PLENTY TO DO SHOVELING SNOW, DOING THE MORNING
RADIO SHOW AND TRYING TO BE A GOOD PERSON. SOMETIMES ITS DIFFICULT WHEN YOU RUN INTO
MORONS BUT GOD HAS A PLAN FOR THEM TOO SO I TRY AND BE KIND.
DID Y’ALL KNOW I WAS THE CHAZMANIAN DEVIL ON THE AMERICAN GLADIATOR TV SHOW? YUP I HAVE
THE BROKEN RIBS AND BAD SHOULDER TO PROVE IT! I AM A FORMER ACTIVE DUTY U.S MARINE, AND A
MR MARYLAND BODYBUILDING CHAMPION AND I RAN HEALTH CLUBS FOR 20 + YEARS. I ALSO WORKED
AS AN EMT AND A XRAY TECH AMONG OTHER LITTLE JOBS ALONG THE WAY. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY
GOAL TO WORK IN BROADCASTING AND THANKS TO WTHU AND YOU, I AM FINALLY REALIZING A LIFETIME DREAM AND WHEN FEBRUARY 13 TH ROLLS AROUND, I WILL CELEBRATE MY 100 TH SHOW! I LOVE PLAYING MUSIC AND ENTERTAINING AND YOU MAY HAVE SEEN ME ON A FEW TV SHOWS AND
MOVIES AND DIDN’T EVEN REALIZE IT. I HAVE A ROLE IN THE UPCOMING NATALIE PORTMAN SERIES
CALLED LADY IN THE LAKE WHICH DEBUTS SOON ON APPLE TV. MY FAVORITE ARTISTS …. THE ONES I ALWAYS STOP WHAT IM DOING AND TURN UP THE VOLUME FOR ARE ELVIS, NEIL YOUNG, JIM CROCE, GLEN CAMPBELL, THE CARPENTERS, ELTON JOHN, LUKE COMBS,
MICHAEL BUBLE AND CHRIS STAPLETON. THERE ARE OTHERS BUT MY LIST COULD GO ON AND ON. SUFFICE IT TO SAY, MY TASTES ARE ECLECTIC AT BEST AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR BEATLES WEEKEND!
IM A DIEHARD BALTIMORE ORIOLES FAN. I GO TO AS MANY GAMES AS I CAN AFFORD BUT IVE NEVER CAUGHT A BALL AND I USUALLY STAND IN THE MEZANINE AREA OVER RIGHT FIELD. THERES A BEER VENDOR THERE TOO SO ITS CONVENIENT! ITS NEW YEARS RESOLUTION TIME SO TAKE IT FROM ME. PACE YOURSELF. BE LIKE THE TORTOISE, NOT THE HARE. SET SMALL GOALS, EAT AS CLEANLY AS POSSIBLE BUT GIVE YOURSELF A CHEAT DAY OR CHEAT MEAL ONCE IN A WHILE. YOULL REALIZE HOW MUCH BETTER FOOD TASTES WHEN YOURE NOT BINGING EVERY DAY. TRAIN YOUR LEGS IF YOU CAN. BIG MUSCLES NEED ENERGY AND YOUR CALORIE CONSUMPTION WILL GO UP. THAT MEANS YOULL BURN MORE CALORIES AT REST AND THEREFORE WEIGHT LOSS AND YOU’LL FEEL BETTER AND SLEEP BETTER TOO. UNTIL NEXT TIME FOLK, HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT. SONG REQUESTS, QUESTIONS ON EXERCISE OR ANYTHING YOU WANNA COMMENT ON. IM OPEN!