Episode XI: Starring Dennis Gardeck, TC LiFonti & Aaron Ferguson


Harvard, IL- Super duper show today! Thanks to all. We talked and talked…but had a blast. Thanks to Dennis, Aaron, TC, Mike, Erik, Ethan and YOU our listeners. We love you.

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#OutTakes: Nazareth, Brother Rice, Alex Kube and much more…

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Lake in the Hills, IL- We have mucho stuff on our proverbial plates. Check out this new feature: #OutTakes. We offer a funny exchange between Isaiah Lee, Nazareth Academy, and me:

Wait until you hear the whole interview! Listed below are our interviews with projected drop dates:

  • Bruce Kay and Chris Nagorny (Cary-Grove HS FB) 8/10
  • Tyler Beckwith (CLS HS), Nat Zunkel (HC McHenry HS) and Nick Cinquepalmi (Brother Rice HS) 8/11
  • Nick Marazos (Brother Rice), Jeff Jenkins (Prairie Ridge HS) and Brian Badke (HC Brother Rice) 8/15
  • Jon McLaughlin (HC CLC HS), Isaiah Lee (Nazareth) and Tim Racki (HC Nazareth) 8/18
  • Aannah Interrante (Johnsburg HS) 8/25 

Please consider joining Elizabeth Kube and me this Saturday in Crystal Lake at Buffalo Wild Wings from 1:00-5:00. It is a fundraiser for the Alex Kube Foundation. Tyler Pennington will also receive the 1st Annual #AK37 bergsworld.live 2017 Athlete of the Year. Thanks!!


Alex , Amanda and The Grand Dame


Lake in the Hills, IL- Life’s a funny thing. Whenever you think you may have just figured it out, whammy! As my mom, The Grand Dame, or Joan as she liked to be called, was fighting her terminal cancer two years ago, I met Sherry Williams. MCC Women’s Volleyball HC Kyle McCall had recently told me of the heart wrenching story of one of his players, Amanda Williams.

Sherry and Mark Williams beautiful daughter had died tragically while travelling to meet a recruit thinking about joining the Scots VB Family. I wanted to do something to help. Help, what a naive word when you are talking about a family in deep grief. What could I possibly do to help them, if I even could?

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As Amanda’s family and I planned a fundraiser for a VB scholarship at MCC, I also was dealing with my mom’s illness. I eventually told her about Amanda and the fundraiser and my mom’s face lit up with joy. The Grand Dame was so happy that I would do something so nice. It made me cry that she was so proud of me.

Amanda’s Celebration of Her Life Event was a spectacular success. The Grand Dame was very elated. I met Alex Kube as I worked on my crazy dream of a Sports Show. He was so kind and informative. Alex opened up to me in some great interviews (some that I accidentally deleted). Life was better.

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My mom, The Grand Dame, Joan Marie Gladstone Berg, joined all the other angels in heaven on Mother’s Day 2016. I cried again.

This is hard to write. Then Alex passed away. Wow!!! I have no words that could properly express my shock and sadness.  I cried once again.

Elizabeth Kube is a great lady that is so courageous and positive under these difficult circumstances. Now I am working on another fundraiser, my mom is smiling and I’m smiling too!

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Amanda Williams




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Lake in the Hills –  Buffalo Wild Wings, Elizabeth Kube, The Alex Kube #37 Foundation,  and bergsworld.live are proud to present the 1st Annual Alex Kube #37 Athlete of the Year Award to Tyler Pennington, currently a member of the Arkansas Razorback football team and former Cary Grove HS graduate.

Join us Saturday, August 12, at Buffalo Wild Wings on Rt. 14 in Crystal Lake from 1:00-5:00 to support The Alex Kube #37 Foundation and to honor the 1st Athlete of the Year recipient. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Alex Kube #37 Foundation, establishing a scholarship to be awarded to a graduate of Rockford East HS in Alex’s name.