Fun Radio’s Most Popular Posts of 2011
Everyone loves to take a walk down memory lane -- here at Fun Radio, we've kind of made a whole business of it! Still, as the years go by, it's comforting to catch up with people and sounds that used to be part of our daily lives. This year's most popular post (we won't give it away yet) was the gift that kept on giving all year long. We were constantly surprised to find how popular the post had become -- as were several other "Where Are They Now" type stories.
There were tragic stories, such as the loss of Cormie's Grocery and the shooting at Ross Dress For Less. But there was humor, too, such as the 'richest' fictional characters and a live alligator that was found hanging out at a local store.
Here's the stories that you, our readers, found to be the most engaging in 2011! Happy New Year!
When a Lake Charles landmark went up in flames, a whole community looked on in disappointment.
The first of a few "Where are they now?" posts, this post follows Jasmine Guy past her time as Whitley on the hit TV show "A Different World."
We're always having to tell Yankees and other foreigners that we don't all have alligators running around our front yards. Stories like this don't make it any easier. See Yankees -- even WE'RE amazed when an alligator wanders into a public place!
An incredible story told for the first time, Fun Radio's afternoon host, Dave Morgan, explains what happened to him in the Vietnam War. A heartbreaking, brave story, we're proud that it received the attention it deserved.
Every year, the guys at Forbes magazine imagine who the richest fictional characters would be -- all based on real-world economic conditions. Dorky? Yep. Fascinating? Yep, that too.
In a freak occurrence, a woman attempted to solve a dispute with another woman with a gun. The story shocked Lake Charles, and while the story wasn't very complicated, it easily captured the imagination of the public.
What's the "Star Wars" legend up to these days? You don't really see him doing a lot of acting anymore, do you? Maybe, but that doesn't mean he's not on the screen...
Word that the "Heart of Rock 'n' Roll" singer would perform in Lake Charles spread like wildfire. We kind of helped to set the flames.
Maybe the last of the truly colossal Hollywood stars, we lost Elizabeth Taylor this year. Will there ever be another quite like her?
The story that kept on giving! After being published, this story -- to our amazement -- remained at the top of the Fun Radio charts all year long. It turns out people couldn't get enough of these Scots.