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  • Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:13:14 +0000

    Famous ice cream brand facing lawsuit over false claim

    Perhaps it’s one of your guilty pleasures, but one popular ice cream maker is under fire for alleged false advertising. Ben and Jerry’s is facing a lawsuit. Ironically, it’s all over a claim that their milk and cream is from “happy cows.”

    I’m genuinely not sure how you prove whether or not a cow is “happy” or not, but this should be a fun case. There is a chance, of course, the judge will throw it out.

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  • Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:58:14 +0000

    Bring your furry friend to Dogtopia of South Chandler’s Grand Opening with 88.7 The Pulse

    What dog doesn’t love a car ride? This Saturday, November 9th is the Grand Opening of Dogtopia of South Chandler.

    88.7 The Pulse will be broadcasting live from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Bring your furry friend and enjoy the festivities.

    Dogtopia of South Chandler is conveniently located just 5 minutes south of Loop 202/Santan Freeway at S. Arizona Ave. and Chandler Heights Rd, next to the Alamo Drafthouse.

    Dogtopia offers all day open-play dog daycare, boarding and spa service. All this in a safe, healthy and fun environment.

    More info at

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  • Wed, 06 Nov 2019 19:26:11 +0000

    With the holidays around the corner this cute toy won the award for toy of the year

    Looking for a fun, cute toy for your little one this holiday season? Boppi The Booty Shakin Llama has been featured on Live with Kelly and Ryan, ABC World News Now, and FOX and Friends.

    With her unique ‘twerking’ and ‘head-spinning’ dance moves, Boppi steals the show. She is all about simple fun that transcends age and demographic. Besides, everyone will love to share a laugh and shake their booty, with Boppi!

    It won Toy of the Year overall at an International Fair and is certain to make you laugh.

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  • Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:00:48 +0000

    EVIT Radio to Broadcast 25 East Valley High School Basketball Games

    88.7 FM, The Pulse, and Neon 90.7 FM, the student radio stations at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), will broadcast 25 East Valley high school boys & girls basketball games during the regular season, from November 25th through February 11th.  The broadcast schedule highlights schools throughout the East Valley, including Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Ahwatukee and Queen Creek.  It also includes last year’s boys 6A state champ (Pinnacle), last year’s 5A boys champ (Gilbert), last year’s 4A boys champ (Shadow Mountain), last year’s girls 6A state champ (Hamilton), a rematch of last year’s girls 5A title game (Gilbert v. Millennium) and a rematch of last year’s girls 4A championship game (Seton v. Shadow Mountain).

    The Pulse and Neon Radio are products of EVIT’s Radio/Audio Production class, located at the Main Campus of EVIT.  Both are public radio stations that showcase the talents of the students enrolled in the program.  The broadcasts provide current EVIT Radio students the opportunity to gain valuable experience contributing as play-by-play announcers, analysts & onsite engineers.  EVIT students will also handle all pre and post-production of the broadcasts.

    The Pulse and Neon Radio have established themselves as the go-to place for live radio coverage of high school athletics.  Pulse Sports is in its fifth year of broadcasting high school football, boys and girls high school basketball and high school baseball and softball games.  This fall, Pulse Sports just completed a 21-game broadcast schedule of regular season high school football games throughout the East Valley.

    Current high school sophomores & juniors who are interested in sports broadcasting and learning more about The Pulse and the opportunities within the Radio/Audio Production programs at EVIT, please contact Dave Juday at

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  • Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:00:05 +0000

    Eleven Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-Or-Treating

    Each year children in the Valley of the Sun set out for an evening of fun and adventure. To make sure our community stays safe during Halloween, 88.7 The Pulse would like to share a few important safety recommendations:

    1. Plan your trick-or-treating route before you leave and show the kids where you’ll be going
    2. Double check any costumes with masks to make sure kids can see clearly
    3. Use reflective tape on dark costumes
    4. Carry a flashlight or glow stick
    5. Only visit houses with porch lights on
    6. Make sure all kids know that under NO circumstances should they enter a home
    7. If your child has an identification card (a school ID, Arizona State ID, ect), make sure to bring it along
    8. Make sure an adult is with anyone under 16 (if older kids are going in a group, set a time for them to be home, or follow them at a safe, but not embarrassing distance)
    9. Remind your kids to stay out of the street!
    10. Be on the lookout for cars when crossing – sometimes, it’s hard for drivers to see you!
    11. Check ALL candy and treats before eating (bring some candy from home, so the kids can snack before you inspect)

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  • Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:30:15 +0000

    Popeyes announces return date of its chicken sandwich

    Popeyes fried chicken sandwich is returning this Sunday, November 3.

    The fast food chain had to stop selling the item just two weeks after it launched in August, but Popeyes says now the sandwich is here to stay.

    The “extraordinary demand” the first time around was driven by a viral social media spat between competitors.

    Specifically Chick-fil-a, which sells a similar sandwich.

    Popeyes is already taking a dig at them relaunching the sandwich on a Sunday, when Chick-fil-a is closed.

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  • Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:00:33 +0000

    The Eagles Announce A Tour Date in Phoenix

    Fans of the Eagles were upset to find out in March that they would not be making a stop in Phoenix  for their ‘Hotel California’ tour. Looks like we overreacted.

    April 21st, 2020 is the day that they take the dark desert highway into Phoenix for a show. They will be performing their most popular album, Hotel California, from front to back. The whole enchilada.

    UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Photo of Glenn FREY and Joe WALSH and Don HENLEY and Don FELDER and EAGLES and Randy MEISNER; L-R: Don Felder, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner – posed, studio, group shot – Hotel California era (Photo by RB/Redferns)

    Don Henley is still the leader of the pack, along with Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt. The son of the late Glenn Frey, Deacon Frey will take his fathers place on stage.

    Hotel California alone is responsible for 26 million copies in the U.S, and 31 million sold across the world, making the record one of the most popular of all time.

    They will be stopping in Phoenix for the first time since September of 2018.

    Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

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  • Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:15:51 +0000

    Countdown Movie Review

    It’s time for another movie review presented by our good friends over at FatCats Gilbert on the southwest corner of Greenfield and Baseline. FatCats Gilbert is the best place to see all of the latest box office hits like Joker and Gemini Man! To see all showtimes and to purchase tickets, you can click right HERE!

    Countdown (2019), Anne Winters, STX Entertainment

    I probably wouldn’t have known about this movie had I not seen a trailer for it before a showing of IT Chapter Two. It might have been the tone of the trailer, but it seemed to me like a concept for a Saturday Night Live sketch. I’m also not familiar with anyone who worked on the movie. This entire cast is relatively new to me, along with the writer-director, so Countdown didn’t have many huge names pulling me in. The only thing catching my attention the thematic connection to the Final Destination franchise, and I’m almost always on board for an October horror movie. My expectations weren’t monumental, but I was hoping for a good time at the theater.

    Countdown is directed by Justin Dec and stars Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway and Talitha Eliana Bateman. Quinn, a newly certified nurse, downloads an app that supposedly tells phone owners exactly when they will die. Though her coworkers seem to be on track for nice, long lives, Quinn’s phone tells her that she has fewer than three days to live. The app seems like a joke for entertainment purposes, but when other users start to die gruesome deaths as their clocks expire, Quinn realizes the countdown is no joke and she must figure out a way to beat her clock.


    This movie is about as good as I expected it to be. I didn’t think it was offensively bad, and it surely isn’t memorably bad because I was racking my brain to remember character names and moments the second I walked out of the theater, but it’s not great. I actually don’t hate the premise. It seems like it should be the premise for a 12 minute short, but I still found it interesting, especially once it starts to get into the mythology behind what’s happening to these people. Unfortunately, the script is the type of horror script that reads and looks like it came straight off an assembly line. We get horror movies like Countdown every year that we tend to throw out the window because nothing sets them aside from others. Nothing in Countdown stands out to me. It’s structured similarly to other cookie cutter horror movies, character arcs are predictable and moments of foreshadowing that wouldn’t matter if not for later events are placed in very specific places, almost as if they were an afterthought to make those later events make more sense. It’s even predictable on a beat-by-beat basis. I was sitting in the theater thinking, “Now is when the main character uses Google to learn more,” or, “Next, the main character is going to visit an expert to learn about the mythology.” The story itself and all of the storytelling elements don’t bring anything new to the table, so it’s not a very compelling movie when it’s not relying on the scares or the comedy.


    Though the story is very weak, I found the horror elements to be somewhat effective. It does rely on jump scares, which probably didn’t surprise you, but that can push people away or bring them in depending on taste. If you’re looking for some cheaper jump scares, Countdown is high volume horror. I also never knew what they were going to show. It’s a PG-13 movie, but it always felt like I might see something I didn’t want to see, which I’d call a good thing in a horror movie that is unsurprising and unspectacular narratively. I also enjoyed the comedy in the film, and it actually brought me around, as far as it could have, to the movie as a whole to. I don’t think a studio would have made a movie like Countdown with its comedic elements without being completely aware of what they were making, and most moments lead you to believe that the comedy is intentional. For example, Tom Segura probably wouldn’t play as big a role as he plays in this movie if they weren’t aware that they were making a movie that wasn’t going to be great. Tom Segura is great in the movie, stealing every scene he’s in, but side characters who get zero development typically don’t get the amount of screen time Segura gets unless the movie is completely self-aware. That doesn’t necessarily give it a pass for the story issues, but I think it makes the movie a bit more harmless, and if you’ve seen the marketing for the film, it’s not pretending to be anything more than it is.

    Overall, Countdown is a horror movie straight off of an assembly line. The script seems like it was created by a computer that studied cookie cutter horror. The characters, the story structure, the storytelling elements and the scares are all exactly what we tend to see every single time a horror movie like this comes out. I was intrigued by the concept, but it still seems like it would be much better suited as a 12 minute short, and even then I’m not sure where the audience would come from. The movie is about 90 minutes long, and most of the film’s ideas drag on to reach that runtime. I did think that some of the scares worked. They won’t give you anything new, but they had more thought put into them than the story, and they didn’t always fall on beat and completely release tension the way they typically do in movies like Countdown. It also shows some self-awareness in its comedy, and Tom Segura is probably the standout despite having zero character traits or development, which can be a good thing if you’re looking for entertainment but a bad thing if you’re looking for real depth in the stories and characters. Unfortunately self-awareness can only get a movie so far, making Countdown forgettably bad as compared to offensively bad. I’m going to give Countdown a 3.5/10.


    Will you be seeing Countdown? Comment down in the comment section to let me know! As always, thank you, and keep listening to 88.7 The Pulse!

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  • Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:00:04 +0000

    Brand New Sesame Street-Themed Water Park To Open in San Diego

    SeaWorld has gotten some pretty bad press recently. Their killer whale shows are subject to a lot of animal abuse, as confirmed by the several deaths of large whales in the park over the last few years.

    The park has since shut down that section of the park, but they plan to open up a new park it is sure to get the kids going crazy!

    Sesame Place concept map, opening in 2021

    The park announced Monday that the nation’s second Sesame Place Park will open it’s doors in San Diego in the Spring of 2021.

    The park is set to replace the former SeaWorld Aquatics Park.

    The first Sesame Place Park opened in Philadelphia a little over 40 years ago. It became the world’s first Certified Autism Center when it opened.

    Where will Oscar the Grouch be during this whole experience? I imagine he’s not a big fan of slides…

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  • Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:00:09 +0000

    Netflix May Stop Allowing You To Share Passwords With Friends And Family

    Take a second to think about the streaming services that you watch. Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, etc. Are you actually paying to watch any of these?

    If you’re like me, you maybe borrowed a friend’s account so you can watch that new episode of Stranger Things. On the contrary, you may have even given your own paid account information to someone else so they can do the same. Either way, Netflix is the first to start cracking down on this practice.

    In a recently transcribed interview with business news outlets, it was said that Netflix CPO (Chief Production Officer) Greg Peters is ‘continuing to monitor this ongoing situation’ after seeing a significant dip in their Quarter 3 Earnings.

    His interview answers also implied that sooner rather than later, they are going to start implementing ways to avoid password sharing. Specific plans were not stated.

    However, he did reassure current users that it would not isolate its existing user base. In other words, they don’t plan to sign every account out of each device and require you to sign in again.

    Well they have finally caught on, so be careful!

    Scene from Netflix Original, ‘Big Mouth’

    Other major streaming outlets have yet to make a statement publicly about the issue.

    Interesting to note, in the Netflix Original cartoon series ‘Big Mouth’, the characters at the end of an episode in Season 1 joked to each other about sharing passwords to their Netflix accounts watch a popular TV series, only to be interrupted by a fake cut screen. So this is definitely a problem they have been aware of for a while.

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