Fort Wayne radio host remembers co-hosting with Regis Philbin


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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – As people around the country take in the death of legendary T.V. host Regis Philbin, a longtime Fort Wayne radio personality is reminiscing on the time he got to co-host with Philbin.

Philbin’s family announced his death Saturday. He died Friday at the age of 88 of natural causes.

Andy Beckman, of WMEE fame, stopped at WANE 15 to share the story. He explained that the T.V. program Live with Regis and Kelly was missing it’s co-host Kelly Ripa, as she was on maternity leave. The show held a contest, Live’s American Co-Host Search, to find a one-day co-host for Philbin.

Beckman, who was senior at Ball State University at the time, happened to be in Los Angeles for spring break vacation. He heard about the contest, auditioned for a week, and won the contest. Beckman hosted the show with Philbin on April 16, 2003.

“It was a whole whirlwind experience,” Beckman said. “It was probably the fastest, best hour of my life. In a sense, it just led the way to a lot of things for my

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Best cheap web hosting deals of 2020


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Khoros Launches New Data Hosting Location in Sydney, Australia


SYDNEY–()–Khoros, a global leader in digital-first customer engagement software, today announced the launch of its newest data hosting location in Sydney, Australia, which will allow the company to deliver enhanced software performance and data privacy confidence for its customers in Australia and New Zealand.

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is one of the fastest-growing markets for Khoros, given its accelerated pace toward digital transformation and widespread shift to cloud computing. With local data hosting, Khoros is even better equipped to provide customers with an industry-leading platform experience and best-in-class solutions for digital care, social media marketing, and brand communities.

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OTC Hosting Outdoor Job Fair August 5


If you’re looking for a job, Ozarks Technical Community College’s Career Services is hosting an outdoor job fair on August 5 from 9 a.m. to noon in Parking Lot K of the Springfield campus.

The job fair is free and open to the public. Physical distancing and the wearing of masks will be required for all participants in the event.

In addition to the job fair, OTC’s Career Services is hosting an outdoor resume review event on July 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. The resume review event will take place in the driveway in front of the OTC Bookstore on the Springfield campus. Staff will provide job seekers with constructive feedback on resumes and cover letters.

The events are scheduled replacements for April events that were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With unemployment rates at an all-time high, job seekers need events like our annual job fair more than ever before,” Lacey Busick, OTC career advisor, said in a statement. “By hosting these events outside with the space to physically distance, we can offer that same help, but in a safe and responsible way.”

Employers scheduled to take part in the event include Arc of the Ozarks, Bass

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