Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He is currently on air middays at 88.7 The Pulse.

Singing while driving is not allowed in Montreal

Blame C & C Music Factory’s 1990s infectious club hit, “Everybody Dance Now,” for getting a Canadian man in trouble for … here it comes … singing in his car! Was it his horrible voice or screaming that caught the attention of the police? Perhaps it was both! While belting out the popular cheerleading tune, Taoufik Moalla heard police sirens behind him. When he …

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Binge watching your favorite television shows is bad for you

Is binge watching your favorite television shows bad for your health? Streaming services are all the rage right now and “binge racers” are becoming the norm. Over 24 million Americans are addicted to watching an entire season of their selected show within 24 hours. Sounds like some people may not be getting enough sleep! So what shows are keeping people glued to …

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Haunted attraction takes inspiration from Disney

Carl Jimenez has put together one of the most amazing Halloween displays at his residence. He describes himself as a “Disney nerd,” and loves the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. A visit to his Haunted attraction would reveal dozens of lighted pumpkins dancing to popular Halloween songs, some scary, some happy. The show starts at 6:15 each night and lights stay …

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Cool interactive LED crosswalk keeps pedestrians and bicyclists safer

Most of us, here in the United States, are used to crosswalks that have white stripes on dark asphalt but imagine if there was a glow-in-the-dark, 3D, or interactive LED crosswalk that changed its configuration based on the situation. Wouldn’t that be cool? Believe it or not, they already exist in the Netherlands, India, and London, all designed to make …

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UK Company reveals what the average person spends in their lifetime on music

How much money do you think you would spend in a lifetime on music?  This month back in 2005, a UK company called Prudential conducted a poll that concluded the average person spent around $42,000 on music during their lives. That’s an entire year’s salary for some people!The amount included the total spent on equipment, concerts and compact discs, more popularly known as …

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Music fans can vote on their favorite 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

The 2018 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Nominees were announced. Nineteen artists altogether from all genres of music are represented. My Top seven are Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, and Rage Against the Machine. There is no limit to how many times an artist or group can be nominated. Just ask …

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30 year old man Jonathan Smith saves 30 people at Las Vegas event

A hero emerges from the Las Vegas tragedy! His name is Jonathan Smith and he was shot in the neck before saving a reported 30 concertgoers Sunday night. Jonathan was there celebrating his brother’s 30th birthday along with nine other family members when gunshots rang out. He quickly told his family to hold hands and run while Jonathan went back …

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80s icon Jolt Cola returns in 2017 with all the sugar and twice the caffeine

Fans of the 1980s will surely remember Jolt Cola, America’s original energy drink, which promised all the sugar and twice the caffeine of regular soda beverages. Jolt Cola disappeared from store shelves in 2005 due to alleged “bad business decisions,” but returns with a vengeance after a 12 year hiatus. Originally launched in 1985, the sugary soda will once again …

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