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President Barack Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden after Obama delivered his farewell speech to the nation from Chicago.
President Barack Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden after Obama delivered his farewell speech to the nation from Chicago (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Not So Cold Random Thoughts

Some middle-of-the-week random thoughts that go well with a cup of hot chocolate.

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Reminder note
(Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Trying to Remember the Little Things

As we get older we often blame any memory issues on our advanced age which more often than not has little to do with that. It’s usually just a case of having a lot on our minds.

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Kevin watches the Rose Bowl with his son Brandon (R)
Kevin watches the Rose Bowl with his son Brandon (R) and
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How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

I’m back! Did you miss me or simply forget me?

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Central Regional High School Golden Eagles choir
Central Regional High School Golden Eagles choir (Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Wonderfully Musical Christmas Time

If you’ve been listening to 92.7 WOBM with any regularity lately you know we’ve been playing all Christmas music and will continue to do so for a few more days. Like most of you, I have my favorites. Songs I associate with Christmas, occasionally sing along with and just feel in the spirit when I hear them.

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The dragon outisde of Mellow Mushroom in Toms River
The dragon outisde of Mellow Mushroom in Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Classic Southern Pizza Comes to Toms River

Mellow Mushroom has come to New Jersey and the first of its Atlanta-based pizza franchise in the state opened this week in Toms River.

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Kevin in the Christmas spirit with Lou Russo
Kevin in the Christmas spirit with Lou Russo (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Hugs and Handshakes Help Find The Christmas Spirit

I don’t know what defines “by popular demand” but in this case it was one person saying “you should do that thing you did last year about needing Christmas.” And so I oblige.

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Point Boro senior Megan Hughes (holding ball) scored her 1000th career point in the Panthers win over Toms River South in the opening round of the WOBM Christmas Classic
Point Boro senior Megan Hughes (holding ball) scored her 1000th career point in the Panthers win over Toms River South in the opening round of the WOBM Christmas Classic (Townsquare Media NJ)
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WOBM Christmas Classic Week 1: Threats But No Upsets

The opening weekend of the 33rd annual WOBM Christmas Classic presented by RWJ Barnabas Health saw no major upsets in either the boys or girls brackets but was not an especially good one for Ocean County hoops teams.

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Staff of the Clarion Hotel of Toms River wearing WOBM Christimas Classic T-shirts during the kickoff breakfast
Staff of the Clarion Hotel of Toms River wearing WOBM Christimas Classic T-shirts during the kickoff breakfast (Steven Meyer, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Labor of Love with a Lot of Support

I know many if not most of you have little or no interest in the WOBM Christmas Classic but it’s something that has been near and dear to me for 33 years and of course has the WOBM name attached to it.

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Christmas tree in downtown Toms River
Christmas tree in downtown Toms River (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Tis The Season for Christmas Movies

Yesterday I came clean and admitted that I watch and like the Hallmark Christmas movies even though I admit they are not necessarily very good. You have to take them for what they are and I do.

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My Christmas Love Final Photo Assets
(L-R)Meredith Hagner, Gregory Harrison and Megan Park in the Hallmark Channel movie "My Christmas Love." (Crown Media)
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Kevin’s Christmas Movie Addiction

I’ve admitted it to individuals and small groups but today I’m going public in a big way by sharing with my Hometown View followers. I, Kevin Williams, considered by some to be rather gruff and grumpy at times is hooked on Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.

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Pokemon Go players in Toms River
Pokemon players near WOBM's studios on Robbins Street in Toms River (Andy Chase, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Fads Come and Go But Uggs Are Here To Stay

When I pulled into my parking spot at work this morning for some reason I had memories of what is was like about five months earlier when the street outside our downtown Toms River office would be filled with mostly young people playing Pokémon Go even at 4 o’clock in the morning.

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Chris Fleming as the head of the QTSV team in Germany
Chris Fleming as the head of the QTSV team in Germany (Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Basketball from Brooklyn to Toms River

How many of you knew that arguably the greatest high school basketball player in recent Ocean County history is now an assistant coach with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets?

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