Craig Fox

Craig FoxCraig Fox has been a veteran of radio for more than 30 years, waking up country music fans in this area since June 2002. Craig has also worked on radio stations in Toronto , Hamilton , Kitchener , Guelph and Chatham . Craig spent two seasons as the narrator of the weekly Life Network television program "Flick". He has also been the voice of national and international radio and television commercials for names like Bell ExpressVu, Brother, Canjet, Samsung, Suzuki, among many others. Craig and his family enjoy life in Oxford County and are proud to call this area home.

Join Craig mornings from 5:00 am to 10:00 am.


New Baseball Stats

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 05:00 Craig Fox
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Baseball novices may be confused by all the RBIs, ERAs, and BoBs mentioned while watching MLB playoffs. Allow me to make things worse …
• ‘ARM#’ (Arm Number) – How many arms a player has. Anything above a 2-point-oh is considered very advantageous.
• ‘REB’ (Rebounds) – Number of rebounds a player makes after being injured, quitting baseball, being placed on waivers or demoted to the minors.  The higher the number, the less likely he will see any post-season action.
• ‘RFT’ (Relaxed Fit Trips) – Number of times in a game that a given player trips and falls due to his baggy pant legs snagging in his cleats.
• ‘SPI’ (Spitting Per Inning) – A player’s total expectorations of saliva, sunflower seed shells, and chewing gum wads, but definitely NOT chewing tobacco, in a single inning.
• ‘TPAB’ (Tics Per At Bat) – The number of helmet adjustments, face scratches, bat squeezes, jock modifications, etc accumulated by a nervous and/or superstitious player in a single at-bat.
• ‘WARC’ (Wins Above Replacement Cats) – A measure of how many wins a player contributes to his team’s record as compared to being replaced by 4 dozen feral cats.
And the most useful stat of all …
• ‘G Fact’ (Good Factor) – This number is ‘0′  if the player is lousy at baseball and ‘1′  if the player is good at baseball. Proven extremely useful in determining whether a player is any good.

 

World's Shortest IQ Test

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:47 Craig Fox
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This test developed by Princeton University, claims it only takes three questions to tell if you’re a genius.  Good luck!

QUESTIONS:

1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
2. If it takes 5 machines 5 minutes to make 5 widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?
3. In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?

ANSWERS:

1.  $0.05. Many guess 10 cents.  If that were the case, the bat would cost $1.20—not $1.10. Purchasing a 5 cent ball and a bat priced at $1.05 (which is $1 more expensive than 5 cents) would total $1.10.
2.  5 minutes.  Since the question reveals that it would take 5 minutes for 1 widget machine to make 1 widget, you can determine that it would take 5 minutes for 100 widget machines to make 100 widgets.
3.  47 days. Your gut might tell you it would take 24 days. But remember: Since the area of the lake covered in lily pads doubles every day, a patch that covers half the lake would fully cover it in just one day. Subtract one day from 48 days, and what do you get? 47 days.

-ReadersDigest

 

'So' Trendy Right Now

Monday, 16 October 2017 04:39 Craig Fox
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So, have you noticed how many people are using the word ‘so’ at the beginning of sentences these days?  It has become very commonplace, especially, it seems, among millennials.  It might be the fault of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who notoriously uses the word to begin sentences.  There is a widespread belief – that is not entirely correct – that it is an error to begin a sentence with a conjunction such as ‘and’, ‘but’, or ‘so’.  But it’s popularity as of late has some people feeling that the use of ‘so’ at the start of a sentence sounds condescending. It turns out that the word ‘so’ appears at the beginning of sentences in two ways: before questions and before answers.  Michael Lewis noticed its prevalence when exploring Silicon Valley for his 2001 book “The New Thing.”  He claims programmers, especially of the Microsoft variety, started, or at least popularized, beginning answers with ‘so’.  So (whoops…)maybe that’s where Zuckerberg picked up on it.  He also points out that many Silicon Valley engineers learn English as their second language — and almost all of them speak this way.

 

Good Luck/Bad Luck

Friday, 13 October 2017 04:56 Craig Fox
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Today is “Friday the 13th”, a bad day for those who suffer ‘triskaidekaphobia’ – fear of number 13, or ‘paraskevidekatriaphobia’ — fear of Friday the 13th.  Every year has at least 1, but never more than 3.
OTHER UNLUCKY THINGS:
• Good luck: You keep a rabbit’s foot in your pocket. Bad luck: It’s chocolate.
• Good luck: Your wife meets you at the door naked. Bad luck: She’s coming home.
• Good luck: You’re hitchhiking and a trucker pulls over. Bad luck: You were using the wrong finger.
• Good luck: Your boyfriend’s getting in shape. Bad luck: So he’ll fit in your clothes.
• Good luck: Your neighbor exercises in the nude. Bad luck: He weighs 460 lbs.
• Good luck: You get a 3-day weekend! Bad luck: You get the flu on Friday.

 

Spice Up Your Class

Thursday, 12 October 2017 04:48 Craig Fox
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It turns out that yes, you can have too much pumpkin spice.  Or at least too much of the scent.  In a Baltimore school, the smell emanating from a pumpkin spice air freshener caused an evacuation of the school, and a hazmat response.  After teachers and students caught whiff of a strong smell on the third floor, five people were taken to hospital with upset stomachs and breathing trouble.  The problem was traced to a pumpkin spice air aerosol plugged into a classroom outlet.

 

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