Statt-us Update 8/15/19 – Today’s Headlines & More

Here’s a quick way to get caught up on what’s going on in the world. Everyday B-105’s StattMan puts together a collection of news stories that might impact the average person in Cincinnati. In no particular order. Nothing political or to heavy, just good country fun.

Attention ‘Friends’ Fans: You Can Get Paid to Watch the Series Before It Leaves Netflix

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the pilot and make money doing it. is offering ‘Friends’ fans the chance of a lifetime: Watch 25 hours of the show (which comes out to somewhere around 60 episodes, or two and a half seasons), and win $1000.

This job is for any self-proclaimed die-hard Friends superfan looking to prove their salt. We’re in search of the ones who know the quotes (“PIVOT!!”), the hilarious scenarios and all the little details (exactly how many sisters does Joey have? What is Chandler’s job?) that make the show the tried and true classic it is. Click here to sign up.

longtime Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Being Featured On A New Food Network Show

Oriental Wok and founder Mike Wong, along with his daughters Susanna and Angela, will be featured on “Family Restaurant Rivals,” premiering on Food Network.  Susanna Wong actually thought the call from the Food Network was initially a prank.

On the brand-new series ‘Family Restaurant Rivals’, three teams will come together to face off against other clever, talented families to create the ultimate showdown.

Premiering Monday, Aug. 19 at 10|9c,  The name of the game is simple: Whose dish is best? The families will be tasked with cooking against the clock — and each other — as they attempt to survive Round 1 elimination and ultimately claim the $10,000 prize after Round 2.

Host Valerie Bertinelli will be on hand to oversee the contest.  The premiere of ‘Family Restaurant Rivals’ on Monday, Aug. 19 at 10|9c.

Coney Island Fireworks Competition Goes International

Coney Island is welcoming teams from Belgium, Vietnam, and Russia for the 8th annual Fire up the Night International Fireworks Competition.

Fans will watch the best in pyrotechnics from the three countries, as well as the U.S., as the fireworks teams to go head to head.

The teams will be judged on music synchronization, structure and scale, colors, originality, presentation and crowd reaction.  Fire Up the Night takes place at Saturday, September 21. Each show lasts 18 minutes and will be presented over Lake Como at Coney.

Following the competition and awards ceremony, Cincinnati’s Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will put on a ‘thundering finale.’ Carloads of sky gazers can get in to see the show for $25.

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