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7:00AM - Arizona Staycation Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 12:12)

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We update you on Rosie & Jennifer's overseas excursion!

Romey talks about Arizona happenings and the fun of having spring training baseball in Arizona this time of year.

The history of KTAR and how it ties to the Arizona Republic Newspaper here in Phoenix.

Segment 2 (running time 6:36)

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Romey shares a few "must see" places in Arizona and why they're listed.  Listen for fun facts and reasons why they're on the list.

  1. Tombstone
  2. Prescott
  3. Monument Valley

Segment 3 (running time 11:42)

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More radio history of KTAR, our flagship radio station.

Romey's "Must See" spots in Arizona:

  1. Eagle Eye Mountains
  2. Reid Park in Tucson for live music and festivals.
  3. Safford
  4. Any of the lakes along the rim of the Grand Canyon
  5. Rim Lake, Specifically.

Listen for tips on traveling to these locations and always check with the location websites before you hit thew road.

Segment 4 (running time 6:36)

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More fun talking country music and Arizona happenings!

Random Fact from the Discussion: The largest personal residence in the US is The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. Built by

Romey sets up the Garden hour and shares some of the benefits of decorative concrete before we dig down deeper into the topic during the 10 o'clock hour.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

Broadcasting on KTAR & KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.



Segment 1 (running time 11:48)

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We're In-Studio with Cheryl and Cindy from the Arizona Nursery Association!

  • Cindy shares her family history in Arizona.
  • Cheryl talks about their "Plant Something" campaign.
  • We discuss "Low-maintenance" plants and what that means for your yard.
  • Cindy's favorite tree is the Texas Ebony & she also loves the Desert Willow.

Melinda Myers with Milorganite joins us by phone to share tips on producing the perfect tomato.

Learn tips on keeping plants healthy, watered & common issues in AZ soils)

Segment 2 (running time 7:00)

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  • Mary - Her oleander is drooping badly and wants tips on trimming it back.

Recommendation - With the great weather, this is the time for blooming.  It can be trimmed this time of year or she could just wait until it's done blooming. 

*Is oleander poisonous?.?.?  Learn what it means.  

  • Nona - She planted Mexican bird of paradise plants 6 years ago and now only one of them is growing?

Recommendation - They go dormant during the winter and we did have some frost over the winter in her area. She needs to determine what is still healthy and what is just dormant this time of year before she starts cutting anything back.

*We discuss more plants for Nona and her elevation.
*More of Cindy's favorite trees.

Segment 3 (running time 12:45)

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We talk lawns and the benefits of Bonide Products you can find at Watters Garden Center in Prescott, Summer Winds in Phoenix or Treeland Nurseries in Mesa.

We talk about all the different hybrid mesquite trees and all the benefits they bring and how to care for them.

We discuss plants that do well in our summer heat! 

Find native plants and garden centers near your home.  Just click here!

The "Plant Something" organization has grown to 21 states and we talk about what that can mean to snowbirds and full-time Arizonan's!


  • Mark - He just planted an orange tree and he was told to cut off the fruit the first year, so it won't deform the branches because it's so should he go about it?

Recommendation - He shouldn't have to cut all them off, but if it produces fruit and some of the branches deform, cut a few pieces of fruit off to help at that time.

  • Laura - What's the mystery of growing a bougainvillaea? 

Recommendation - Laura lives in Wilcox and it's a cooler temp there. Bougainvillea loves the sun and heat, so that might slow down the growth for her. Put it in a planter to avoid damage during the winter.

Segment 4 (running time 6:36)

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Summer's coming and we talk about melon's and what you need to do to enjoy them in a few months.

It's time to plant tomatoes too plus several others...listen for advice!

Okra, kale.....we share some tips and benefits to these veggies.

Learn how to join the ANA!

9:00AM - On The House Hour

Broadcasting on KTAR & KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.



Segment 1 (running time 11:55)

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We recap some information from last week and our upcoming events.

Taking on the Grand Canyon?  There are all kinds of ways to experience on of the 7 Wonders of the World!

(Romey loves the Arizona River Runners)


  • Jason - He wants to know what kind of solvent to use to connect pvc piping? Do we have a recommendation?

Recommendation - Either one of the types should work, but call Bill at Think Green Irrigation & Landscaping and he'll give his opinion.  Remember the prep work is important!

Kevin Rogers, President of the Arizona Farm Bureau joins us along with Julie Murphee!

Segment 2 (running time 6:54)

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Fun discussion about rafting through the Grand must do it!!!

Kevin and Julie from the Arizona Farm Bureau share what they're up to and how growing/raising your own food can benefit your life.

 4-H is a great way to teach your kids about all the food we eat!

Segment 3 (running time 13:31)

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Remember to pick up Bonide Products at  Summer Winds Nursery, Civano Nursery, or Christopher's Garden Nursery.

  • Kevin, Julie & Romey discuss what to expect to pay for beef! 
  • The AZ State Fair is a great way to support and learn about what the 4-H is doing. It's great for the kids.
  • Regulations are in place for the kids raising beef, so it's safe and LOCAL!!
  • Bottom Line: The 4-H is a great way for kids to stay busy, learn something and create local products for Arizona.

Segment 4 (running time 6:24)

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Romey shares a tribute to the Sanderson Family, owners of Sanderson Ford after their loss this week. The Rosie on the House Family sends their condolences.

Sign up for the Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation here!


  • Sue Ann - She has heard of us talking about plumbers buying fixtures that are metal, not plastic in some stores.  Where should she go for a kitchen sink?

Recommendation - Yes, some big box stores sell plumbing parts with plastic parts inside instead of metal. It's their way to offer cheaper products to consumers. Call San Plumbing SupplyClyde Hardware or Central Arizona Supply.

10:00AM - Open Home Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 12:29)

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We're In-Studio with John Trice, owner of Arrowhead Deck & Concrete to talk decorative concrete!

Learn about:

  • Cool surfaces for the pool.
  • Textures & Patterns help keep the surface cool enough to walk on.
  • Style options are growing and doesn't have to be the same as all your neighbors. 
  • Salt water pools? John talks about the pros and cons.
  • Want to get rid of the gray concrete slab? John can help!
  • Make your patio look like slate without all the maintenance.

Segment 2 (running time 6:13)

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  • Bob - He's going to rip out his nasty carpet for a work room and wants to know what to do to make sure it's a clean surface with no maintenance?

Recommendation - Simply get that existing concrete clean, removing any glue, dirt, tack strips and then he can patch the imperfections before he seals it up. Epoxy polyurethane coating should be perfect for his situation.  

(Bob's wife is a painter and she could seal a painting on the floor permanently)

*Stenciling, lanes for security, etc. Lots of ways to add colors, logos for "man-caves," etc. Add personality to your concrete floors.

Segment 3 (running time 12:16)

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  • Allison - Is there a big difference in cost between cool decking and a intricate decorative concrete?

Recommendation - There are 3 different tiers of pricing and splitting the spaces with different options help keep the costs down.

*The crew discusses warranties.

Letter from a Listener:

  • Doug - He's had several bids for sealing his garage with an epoxy coating and the price range is extreme. How does he know what he should do?

Recommendation - Listen as John shares all the different options from bottom to top. Cheap won't last and a big box store coatings won't be a long-term solutions. Prep work is key and John shares all that they do.


  • Tim - He came across a product that says it seals concrete from water...what is the benefit of this? He doesn't trust the answers he was given, especially since we are in the desert?

Recommendation - John uses these products and it prevents the slab from stains and it's easier to clean and maintain.

Letter from a Listener:

  • Sara - Will the concrete be hotter in the summer or cooler in the winter if they remove their carpet?

Recommendation - It will retain some of the heat or cool temps from outside, but it shouldn't be any worse than a tile floor.

  • Mack - How long do I have to wait after pouring a slab do I have to wait before staining it?

Recommendation - It depends on the time of year......In the summer it's around 7 days. If its shady and during the winter months, it's around 30 days.  All the moisture MUST be out of the slab before sealing the concrete.

Segment 4 (running time 6:04)

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We discuss how sealers prevent messes and make clean up easy!


  • Joann - Part of her home is concrete....can she put a floating coat over the top of the rest of the home and math the existing floors that have lasted several years?

Recommendation - John resurfaces the entire floor because everyone uses a different sealer and even if it's the same company. It's virtually impossible to match an older coating, so an entirely new surface would be best.

If you have questions or want a bid on decorative concrete at your house, call John at Arrowhead Deck and Concrete at 623-777-3927.

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