Larry Martino

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Are concerns about “Tripledemic” viruses such as COVID-19, the Flu, or RSV, affecting your gathering or traveling plans for the upcoming holiday?

A survey was recently conducted by in which they questioned over one thousand respondents about their holiday plans. They found that nearly one-third of the Americans included in the survey were going to adjust their holiday plans in light of concerns over the COVID-19, Flu, and RSV viruses. In fact, over half of the respondents said they would gather in a smaller group than last year or celebrate with their household members only.

However, the survey also found that these fellow Americans still want to celebrate the upcoming holiday. 88% of the respondents said they do plan to gather with family and/or friends on Thanksgiving, and that percentage is up from 80% in last year’s survey. Do you think it is because we are just getting accustomed to living with concerns about these viruses? Maybe it is because we all feel better protected against them. Or, maybe it’s because “you only live once,” so let’s get together and celebrate life.

As far as travel plans go for the upcoming holiday, 34% of the respondents in this survey stated that they were going to go ahead and travel to their Thanksgiving celebration, and that is up slightly from 32% in last year’s survey. Traveling anywhere at anytime of the year seems to be a bigger hassle than ever, but still, many folks are willing to pay the price and spend the time to get together with family and friends at distant locations. Now that is heartwarming!

No matter what your plans are for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, all of us here at 96.3 KKLZ wish you, your family, and your friends, a very healthy, safe, and happy time together.


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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


14 Thanksgiving T-Shirts That Are Fun & Hilarious

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Now some people will dress really nice for Thanksgiving, and if you’re one of those people all power to you. I, however, am the queen of wearing a fun Thanksgiving t-shirt to our family parties. I’m also one of those folks who usually have to attend two full Thanksgiving meals so comfort is the biggest part of my wardrobe choices and I’m most comfortable in a t-shirt. So I’ve found some of the best Thanksgiving t-shirts that are perfect for your Thanksgiving gatherings this year. Check them out below: 

  • 1) Leftovers Are For Quitters

    Let’s kick this one off with a fun one. This shirt made me laugh very hard. For all of you who love Thanksgiving food, this one is for you.

  • 2) Lost In The Sauce

    While I’m not the biggest fan of cranberry sauce, I know many other people love it. So for all of you cranberry sauce lovers, this will show your true love for the dish as well as be a real talking point for everyone at the table.

  • 3) Turkey Casserole

    When I saw this I couldn’t stop singing it! Not only do I love the color of this one, but I love the fact that it’s got a catchy tune like Tootsee Roll by 69Boyz. 

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  • 4) Kids Table

    Some of us have waited our whole lives to make it to the adult table. And then there are those of us adults that clearly have to be sent back to the Kids Table from time to time. Let’s face it, sometimes the adult table isn’t as fun and the kids know how to have a fun time.

  • 5) Star Wars Porg Turkey

    Star Wars fans we’ve found the perfect shirt for you. The Porg turkey is a great substitution for a real turkey we think.

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  • 6) Gobble Wobble Toddler Shirt

    How about this adorable shirt for a toddler? We love simple and this Gobble Wobble is perfect for them Keeps them festive and will be great for pictures.

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  • 7) Feast Mode

    Beast mode? More like Feast Mode! The Thanksgiving feast is the perfect time to bring out this shirt.

  • 8) WKRP Turkey Drop

    “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” By far one of the best episodes from WKRP in Cincinnati. I have one just like this, and honestly, it’s a crowd-pleaser every year.

  • 9) Sides Chick

    For me, the sides are the best part of the Thanksgiving feast! Bring on the stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, etc. I want it all more than I want the turkey!

  • 10) Turkey Dabbing

    I don’t have many things about this. The turkey dabbing was hilarious, and that’s the main reason why it’s on this list!

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  • 11) FRIENDS Monica Turkey Head

    Another great Thanksgiving episode! This turkey head will always be associated with the iconic Friends episode, but to me, it’s one of my favorite scenes because it’s the scene where Chandler tells Monica he loves her. So for all my FRIENDS fans, this shirt is probably one you will want to wear year after year. 

  • 12) Wine, Turkey, Nap

    Wine, Turkey, Nap, and absolutely in that order. This a perfect shirt for all you Winos out there!

  • 13) Let’s Get Basted

    And I wouldn’t dream of leaving off my beer drinkers out there. This turkey “let’s get basted”  shirt is great for those of you who love holiday puns of course.

  • 14) I Went To Art School

    This last one might be my favorite. Little kids’ Thanksgiving art is much beloved and treasured, but it’s usually not the best art in the world. So for those of you who like to just push the limits a bit this shirt is hilarious and will certainly make a splash during the holidays.


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