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Duchess_SMK    
 5985.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

May 5, 2015 8:14AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 5th, 2004: 11 years ago today, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror officially opened in DCA. tot  More...

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Awesome, thanks for this!  I do love the WDW more...last year it was my little one's fav and my oldest refused to ride at all. He does the DCA one now, so exited to go to WDW in a few weeks so we can ride together!  - MinnieMousewife  870.5 #189 11:25AM
Wow!  11 years?  Must admit, I prefer looking to riding. But, it is well themed (although poorly dusted). Very interesting reading about the mechanics. Thanks for another great post!   - redsoxcarlos  1645.7 #87 9:57PM
Omg..this one is just below the  for me.  I finally got to ride this by myself and it was creepy 😱 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  876.5 #185 10:00PM
I wish I could try the WDW . I did not know that Rod Sterling's wife was part of the opening ceremony. I love this attraction. 😍😍 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1106.5 #149 10:15PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5985.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

May 4, 2015 7:10AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disneyland history, May 4th, 1977: Space Mountain opened in Disneyland.  Not to be confused with the official dedication and grand opening ceremony which happened a few weeks later on May 27th, 1977.   More...

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Awesome info. We love this attractions. Never been on a different version but i'ld like to try them all. When my youngest was finally tall enough to ride we took him cause he loves roller coasters and he cried and cried. We couldn't figure out why he got so upset riding Space Mountain until one day he says "I don't want to go to outer space". He thought we were really launching into space and was terrified he was going to die because there wasn't any oxygen in space. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Now that he's 14 and fearless, it's so wonderful to have these memories.Β  - Bassplayerswife  334.5 #668 10:37AM
Bassplayerswife I love these types of stories ! So cute! - TinyDancerTay  112.3 #3260 8:40PM
My son had a similar breakdown his first time on Star Tours - BeatleMike  603.2 #306 11:32PM
Thanks!! Oh my goodness! What a awesome memory! Talk about some Disney Magic right there! I'm sure the imagineers would be proud to read the experience felt so real! Thanks for sharing it with us! πŸ˜‰ - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 12:37AM
My favorite ride - Linzee  1045.5 #162 6:45PM
πŸ‘†πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ» not true...whoever you are using my account please delete the app, sign out, change your password..do something and please let us know who you are supposed to be so Admin can fix this. - Linzee  1045.5 #162 9:16PM
I did.  I deleated the app and logged on using my computer.  It was fixed , but as soon as I commented your screen name popped up.  That's why I didn't comment anymore. I am done asking admin to look into it because he officially doesn't give care.  The only thing I can think of was when I got a new laptop and dialed up thingy it some who cancelled out my screen name.  I am not doing anything wrong. I want this thing figured out too. - Linzee  1045.5 #162 9:43PM
You know this happened like two or three weeks ago when everyone was posting as someone else. Remember?  Maybe there was a glitch still going on with mine. That's why admin can't read or find my emails to him - Linzee  1045.5 #162 9:45PM
Please tell us who you are...he is actively searching this out, I've been messaging him. - Linzee  1045.5 #162 9:48PM
He needs to know what screen name you should be using, please help us figure this out.  Tracking your IP isn't working.   - Linzee  1045.5 #162 9:51PM
Please just type your screenname in a reply here or email me, email is on my profile page. Β I mean sharing an account is cool, but we are gonna have to get a few things straight...I don't like Space Mountain, or TOT or Screamin. Β I also don't eat meat so please don't comment 'nice pic or that's my fave" on those posts. Β I also do not usually thank or comment on blurry pics. Β I don't like the Grand and EQ if this is you using my account, I will for sure get a good laugh out of it. Β  - Linzee  1045.5 #162 10:13PM
😁 - Linzee  1045.5 #162 11:08PM
I'm really confused. - dizneedude   817.2 #203 12:29AM
Oh no! πŸ˜”. Sorry to see this Linzee - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 12:37AM
Admin πŸ‘†πŸΌ - Linzee  1045.5 #162 6:32PM
Love your posts - Dizkid  363.6 #580 9:51PM
Thanks so much! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹πŸ» - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 12:51AM
Thank you for sharing this video!  - TeenMickey  388.6 #532 12:07AM
No problem! Happy you enjoyed the post! ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 12:52AM

 2450.7 #49 (DL Qual #102

Apr 28, 2015 12:38PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Last night the subject of the "Berm Graveyard" at Haunted Mansion came up during LNC. @MickeyEyeAdore mentioned one of her memories being of it, so here's the history. From Mansion's opening on August 9, 1969 until May 1970 the original family plot was back where the green switchbacks are now. What happened was the higher ups realized Mansion was popular and would need more queue space so they rem  More...

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 My all time favorite  - WishIWereThere  275.7 #1015 1:02PM
What an interesting little bit of history! - DarthTinkerbell  372.7 #563 1:04PM
Thanks for the info, I knew you'd be able to tell us the secrets of your "home"! - secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 11:17AM
Thank you! - magicalflash  23.9 #6145 2:21PM

Dave    
 12652.9 #2 (DL Qual #4

Apr 27, 2015 10:59PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I love this!! I wish the old Ice cream parlor where carnation now is was still the same..they changed it in the mid 90s..you could have a nice meal at the counter or just ice cream ...oh and check out those strollers ..if only they were still that small πŸ˜‚

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And look at how the moms are dressed. You'll only see that on Dapper Days now.  - redsoxcarlos  1645.7 #87 6:12AM
The little stroller parking spaces are adorable too!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  2169.5 #60 7:33AM
people used to dress up for DL - fab5  143.7 #2719 12:20PM
Dress up to go anywhere.  Remember my Mom making sure we dressed nice for a plane trip. - Bobbierocha  10.1 #9898 12:41PM
Great stuff. Keep it coming - disneybob49  222.6 #1621 12:55PM

Dave    
 12652.9 #2 (DL Qual #4

Apr 27, 2015 9:37PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I love this back page of the Disneyland guide ..shows original artwork of the Haunted House as they called it then and Liberty street which never happened .liberty street was supposed to be an extension of Main Street but would end up at WDW years later

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Pretty freaking cool - BeatleMike  603.2 #306 10:30PM
- luxkitty  2503.0 #48 10:31PM
Way cool - disneybob49  222.6 #1621 12:56PM
Does that guide also show Edison Square? - CM_Shadowgamer  2450.7 #49 1:00PM
it does not - Dave   12652.9 #2 1:13PM

Dave    
 12652.9 #2 (DL Qual #4

Apr 25, 2015 11:56AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Disneyland 35th anniversary pop up Map

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Oh wow!! That's pretty cool! - thatgirljenn  1430.7 #103 11:59AM
That is so awesome! - LBChica  2305.3 #54 12:01PM
I like pop ups! That sir, is a nice map - philliprocks  1112.3 #146 8:55PM
- azcoolmom  250.6 #1263 9:18PM

 131.7 #2909 (DL Qual #477

Apr 25, 2015 11:21AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Opening day ticket and parking pass

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 πŸ™‡ - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 11:23AM
Wow - disneybob49  222.6 #1621 11:28AM
- joyful_belle131  54.3 #4359 8:36PM
Dude, I bet they would sound awesome if you put them on your bike spokes.  Have some tape if you need it - philliprocks  1112.3 #146 8:41PM

 1308.8 #112 (DL Qual #73

Apr 25, 2015 10:13AM  Disneyland Talk Land
My great Aunt and great Uncle stepping off of the Congo Queen, October 1955🌴😍

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Oh she looks so pretty all dressed up. I like the top awning(not sure if that's the correct word) of the Congo Queen. And is that a CM or guest with the stripe shirt and sandal looking shoes? And the fella in the foreground looks spiffy with a coat and tie. Thanks for sharing 😊 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5258.4 #16 11:01AM
Love these pics! K- The guy in the foreground, to the left, has a neat woven hat, like the type you see in Hawaii that they make for you. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5258.4 #16 11:03AM
I think the answer to every question is--yes! Exactly! I agree!!! I wonder if they made thosse hats in Adventureland back then!!! - TinkerSchelle  1522.6 #97 4:19PM
That's what I was thinking- make the hats there 🌿🌿🌿 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5258.4 #16 10:15PM
Look how nice everyone is dressed! 😍 great photo, thanks for sharing  - eviljules  1194.4 #131 11:53AM
Yes!!! - TinkerSchelle  1522.6 #97 4:15PM
Never knew about  this attraction. I always thought it was called Jungle Cruise.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1106.5 #149 10:17PM
I believe it's just the name of the boat ;) - MissMolly  1308.8 #112 11:34AM
It is just so cool that you have this! - CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad  1030.2 #3 5:05PM

 1308.8 #112 (DL Qual #73

Apr 24, 2015 5:00PM  Disneyland Talk Land
More from October 1955...the Mark Twain in some seriously shallow water 😁

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So the reason that the water is so low is because when they first filled up the ROA they did not realize that the ground would absorb all of the water so they had to pour concrete just before the park opened to the public. Even after they poured the concrete, they had a hard time keeping water in the River because of absorption by the ground. It took them years to really keep the levels at at a normal level and a system that not only keeps water in there but also replenishes it when it gets low. - Dave  12652.9 #2 11:43AM
Love the historical insight - fab5  143.7 #2719 12:00PM
That's a great view but it looks more like a marsh than ROA.Β How things have changed in 60 years - K2Dave  50.4 #4483 5:12PM
Looks now like someone left the chower on - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5258.4 #16 1:04PM
Great QC! - ShariRenee  6202.2 #14 12:44PM
Good stuff - disneybob49  222.6 #1621 12:48PM

 1308.8 #112 (DL Qual #73

Apr 24, 2015 4:45PM  Disneyland Talk Land
My cousin @lalaloo found some gems today...I'll space 'em out ;) Here's my great Aunt with one of my Uncles in front of Storybook. Taken around 1955. 😍😍😍

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Nice Anticipating more gems - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 4:47PM
Awesome! Look how close you can get to Monstros(I think that's how you spell his name😊) - Bassplayerswife  334.5 #668 4:49PM
You're right! No fence 😳 - MissMolly  1308.8 #112 4:55PM
omg such a gorgeous pix! - MsTikiMermadam  304.6 #816 9:58PM
Soooooo cool!!!! - TinkerSchelle  1522.6 #97 10:24PM

 1354.1 #111 (DL Qual #101

Apr 9, 2015 9:30PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1963 Hi Kids It's free to phone Dial your Favorite Disney Friend. Who did you Dial? me in my red Mickey cowboy hat

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Aaawww :) thats cute..... And you have a pic with a historic artifact! (The payphone), and its the old style thing (idk how you call it). - otilegna  2158.1 #63 9:47PM
These were kid versions of pay phones I think Mickey Donald and Goofy could be dialed. - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 10:08PM
Rotary dial. - Taunton  407.2 #503 7:45AM
Oooh thank you very much @taunton :) - otilegna  2158.1 #63 10:53AM
that is cool @E-Ticket. You can talk to them even before :) - otilegna  2158.1 #63 10:54AM
So cute!! Great picture 😊😊 - Lilogirl1  98.5 #3479 9:37PM
Does anyone remember the phone exhibit where Astro Blaster is now (and American the Beautiful was once upon a time).  It had phones hooked up to characters (you'd pick up a phone and a character would light up so you'd know who you got).  There were also rooms (with picture windows that looked out - right across from Star Tours - then Monsanto) where groups could call family members for free and all talk at once (ooohhhh) on speaker phones.  I remember thinking it was the coolest thing! - msdizmaui  643.1 #282 5:10PM
Yep. I definitely remember those!  πŸ˜Š. Fun memories.  - MeridaFan  3527.7 #36 5:14PM
I remember some of what you describe msdizmaui - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 5:46PM
I remember my parents getting irritated because I wouldn't leave until I talked to  Mickey! - msdizmaui  643.1 #282 5:48PM
@msdizmaui I absolutely remember !! Loved using the speaker phone to call my family when I was at the Park with a school group!! I think they had a prototype of a video phone as well ( which sounded soooo futuristic!) - carminaire  669.6 #263 7:04PM

 864.8 #193 (DL Qual #134

Apr 9, 2015 11:34AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#TBT to It's a Small World with my family 1974!! Only a few things have changed. It looks like my oldest sister is punching me! πŸ˜‚

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Its always fun to see how things have changed over the years. The clothes, the hairstyles, even the strollers. Thanks for sharing this little treasure with us! - DarthTinkerbell  372.7 #563 11:39AM
It really is fun to see how things have changed! I'm so glad you liked it! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  864.8 #193 6:47PM
I'm assuming those are your grandparents? I love how they're matchy matchy. 😍 - Darlingwendi  1188.3 #132 11:59AM
Yes they are, and thank-you!! And my gma made their matching outfits! 😊 - adisneyfamily  864.8 #193 1:53PM
I'm so blessed to have out Kids and Grandkids go with hubby and me    Granddaughter loves. Corn dogs. TY for your pictures/memories  - suzieq65  20.0 #6698 10:52PM
That  pic is as old as me...lol. great pic - evilemohand  660.3 #269 5:06AM
74. Same as my son.  - suzieq65  20.0 #6698 10:54PM
Love this photo! - goofygal  8357.8 #6 6:13AM

 1645.7 #87 (DL Qual #231

Apr 9, 2015 5:52AM  Disneyland Talk Land
TBT - Parade down Main Street back in the 70s, probably 1971. What big ears you have, Mickey! πŸ˜ƒ

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Who's the leader of the Band Who's made for you and me M I C K EY M O U S E - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 7:25AM
No kidding! Great pic! - goofygal  8357.8 #6 5:57AM
Love me some tbt  - missariel33  2012.0 #68 12:01PM
Love these  - Maddernhorn  716.1 #240 3:17PM

 1354.1 #111 (DL Qual #101

Mar 26, 2015 9:37PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1968 Autopia car to go with last photo. Photo credit Friend Paul MacFarland. I think Paul's sister.

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I love the old Autopia cars much more than the current ones. Nice to see a pic of them.πŸ‘ - debbiev  981.3 #172 9:49PM
She looks really focused!  Thanks for sharing.  - redsoxcarlos  1645.7 #87 9:51PM
❀️ this!  - poorunfortunatesoul  72.9 #3899 1:26PM
πŸ˜ƒ - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 2:12PM
love this pic! - OhanaPhoto  3661.8 #31 9:29AM

 1354.1 #111 (DL Qual #101

Mar 26, 2015 9:35PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1968 One of the Autopia loading platforms and cars of the times. Monorail Blue. Memorial Day Photo credit Friend Paul MacFarland

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clothes and hair were so cool then! Β weird there aren't any females, Β i used to love that ride! - MsTikiMermadam  304.6 #816 10:03PM
I was thinking the same thing about no females in this picture when posting it. So I posted the another - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 10:07PM
Love looking at pictures from the past.... - fab5  143.7 #2719 10:04PM
MY 2ND HOME I'LL BE THERE LATER TODAY  - MARK_CM  35.5 #5123 11:52AM
So Mark that makes you a time traveling CM from Tomorrowland πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 9:21AM
Yes i am i love it - MARK_CM  35.5 #5123 2:27PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5985.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

Mar 18, 2015 6:46AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good mornin'! This day in Disney history, March 18th, 1967: The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and The Blue Bayou Restaurant opened in New Orleans Square!  Loading dock  More...

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Thanks you. So much work you making these fantastic posts. I love the attraction thanks to Walt.  - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 7:18AM
Thank you Sir! I won't lie, they are a lot of work. 😊  But I get a lot of joy from making them. My kids love to read them, (Disney history counts as history too right? ☺️). It's Especially fun when I get to hear people's fun stories about their experiences with the things I write about. Helps bring the parks even more to life for me! πŸ’« - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:39AM
Duchess_SMK Your hard work is appreciated!! This reminded me that you homeschool, right?? I'm thinking about homeschooling my girlies next year- I love the thought of incorporating Disney! :) Do you have any other fun ways of doing this?? - DsnyPrincessMommy  54.1 #4367 12:10PM
DsnyPrincessMommy aren't you the sweetest!? Thank you! I do indeed homeschool. How exciting for you! Have you decided on a curriculum yet? That took me awhile, but now that we have one that I love it's much easier. :) We usually bring our nature journals to the parks and try to identify as many plants and birds we can find. Other then that, we pretty much just enjoy the parks as a nice break. I'd love to hear what you come up with though! Lots of possibilities! - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 9:02PM
Another amazing post, and I even learned some answers to trivilator questions that I keep getting wrong. Great job! I love your history lessons. - DarthTinkerbell  372.7 #563 10:35AM
Thank you so much! Sweet! Honestly I SUCK at trivilator! LOL It's that darn timer, I can't handle the pressure! - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 9:03PM
I would like to thank you for posting such awesome stuff. I'm sort of new at Disneyland and I'm just wanting to learn everything and anything about it 😊 - PrincessOfDisaster  22.8 #6302 8:19AM
Oh I loved this, thank you!!  Always been a fav of mine and for my family as well.  So classic Disney and will always be one of the best.  I will watch the videos with my kids later and I'm sure they'll enjoy them.   - MinnieMousewife  870.5 #189 10:14AM

Duchess_SMK    
 5985.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

Mar 12, 2015 7:53AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 12th, 2013: The Fantasy Faire and Royal Hall opened in Disneyland!     More...

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I still haven't watched the show there. @MissAmericaSings I need to borrow your mini one day so I can go watch this πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ - bonedaddy909  1278.0 #117 8:31AM
awe! You don't need a mini princess to enjoy the show. 😊 just watch the video. 😜 and btw, my minis would take you anytime! πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 8:50AM
Aww...I agree with Duchess_SMK, you don't need a mini to go watch this show but you know my mini would love to join you! Actually, I haven't seen the Frozen show either! 😁 - MissAmericaSings  382.0 #543 3:45PM
2 years?!?! Crazy, definitely doesn't feel like that long - LBChica  2305.3 #54 9:07AM
I know right?! Seems like yesterday!! - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 10:56AM
Agreed!  Where are the years going??   - DisneyFanZoe  1204.9 #130 11:24AM
Wow! Has it really been 2 years? I was so upset about losing the CPG that I could not imagine it would be good. I am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised. They did a great job!!! And Duchess once again... Great job on this post!!!!!! - Boundin  606.5 #301 10:23PM
I love the boysen/apple freezes! I can't believe it has been two years. I have only seen the Tangled show.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1106.5 #149 10:43PM

 1354.1 #111 (DL Qual #101

Mar 11, 2015 11:01PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1968 from inside Castle. Do you see the blue Mickey balloon. The flagpole has USA and CA flags. Is the blue building Mainstreet Station. No Partners Hub. Is that a brownie camera with flash? The Scarfs were head covers. What is the White thing under flags. Is it a huge feather in the lady's green cap? Photo credit friend Paul MacFarland. Nice Depth of field

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Love this photo! - Bassplayerswife  334.5 #668 12:54AM
πŸ˜ƒ - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 6:58PM
Great photo!! Yes that is one big feather! I had a few hats like that one too! I wonder how many noses I tickled?! Thanks for sharing!  - adisneyfamily  864.8 #193 2:03AM
πŸ‘ƒtickle πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5258.4 #16 6:51AM
Besides looking at DL, I love looking at the people. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1106.5 #149 7:24AM
this was just one year after my one and only visit as a child. Thank you  - MelodyMouse  4696.4 #21 7:44AM

 1354.1 #111 (DL Qual #101

Mar 4, 2015 7:28PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1968 Jungle Cruise. Photo credit friend Paul MacFarland. Alligator head looks golden. Does the baby elephant still squirt water like this?

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He's squirting into the alligator!!! How fun!!! - secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 7:40PM
Great photo - Pooh147856  260.6 #27 8:12PM
- jacdanfan  8616.7 #5 8:41PM
- Winnie111286  3565.9 #34 9:48AM

Duchess_SMK    
 5985.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

Mar 3, 2015 4:40AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 3rd, 1995. The Indiana Jones Adventure, and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye attraction is officially opened to the public in Disneylands' Adventureland.    More...

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great write up! - MsTikiMermadam  304.6 #816 4:47AM
Oh good! Glad you liked it! Thanks! - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 4:44PM
Another great history lesson, thank you.    - jacdanfan  8616.7 #5 5:11AM
Love the stickers! Happy you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 4:45PM
Love these posts from you!! Thank you for such a great write up!!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  10.2 #9783 10:06PM
What a great day for all  fans! Great post and live pictures from the AP event. I love this attraction. I can't pick a favorite part.πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1106.5 #149 10:10PM

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