In The Loop: Friday, October 12, 2018

Usher drops a new album, more on Michael, ATL Pride & more...

October 12, 2018

'A' IS FOR 'A NEW USHER ALBUM'

Who knew Usher was working on, let alone, about to DROP, a new album? Well, he did, and we have it! The follow-up to 2016's 'Hard II Love' will be easy to spot when you're adding it to your playlists, too, because it's just called "A." Alphabetically, it doesn't get any easier, right? Take a listen!

 

HURRICANE MICHAEL LEAVES DEATH & DESTRUCTION IN ITS PATH

The death toll - so far - in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael stands at six, with tens of millions of dollars in devastation in its wake, and hundreds of thousands still without power in six states, including 130,000-plus in Georgia. 

HAWKS, TECH, DAWGS & FALCONS ALL PLAY

While Jeff & Jenn toured State Farm Arena renovations yesterday, our Atlanta Hawks are still prepping for the NBA regular season. They're in Miami to take on the Heat tonight at 8pm, and you can hear that game LIVE on our sister station 92.9 The Game!

Georgia Tech (3-2) hosts Duke, hoping to extend their two-game win streak. They kick off at 12:20pm and are televised locally on WUPA 69.  Meanwhile, Kennesaw State hosts Gardner-Webb at 1:30pm and if you're not going to the game, you can watch online via ESPN3. The marquee game of the weekend features the #2 Georgia Bulldogs, who head to Baton Rouge to take on the #13 LSU TIgers in what former coach Vince Dooley calls the teams toughest test of the season. Hear his conversation with our friends Dukes & Bell from 92.9 the Game HERE! They kick off at 3:30pm and you can watch that game locally on CBS 46.

This Sunday, it's "Rise Up" or else ... the 1-4 Atlanta Falcons NEEEEED a win, and host the (2-2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You can hear that game locally on 92.9 The Game, or watch it locally on WAGA FOX 5.  

ATLANTA SHOWS ITS PRIDE

The 48th annual Atlanta Pride weekend features scores of entertainment options in and around Piedmont Park and midtown Atlanta this weekend, beginning today with the official kick-off party at 7pm at Georgia Aquarium. A full rundown of events, including Sunday's 12pm parade, can be found HERE!

NEW FRAMILY TRADITION: HOW ABOUT A 'THANKFUL PUMPKIN?'

One of our favorite blogs - the Cafe Mom - brought this neat idea to our attention. Carolyn Henderson Coleman provides us all a FANTASTIC way to show our gratitude to ... well, ANYTHING you can write on a pumpkin! Check out her idea below!