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Playing the national anthem goes deep for country radio host

Playing the national anthem goes deep for country radio host

As Kenny Chesney wraps up singing about a bottle of wine and two Dixie cups, Darlene Evans punches up the usual noon voiceover, and a robust male voice says: To those who serve, from all of us in South Florida … thanks. And LeAnn Rimes begins: Oh, say can you see, By the dawn's early light… The "We Support Our Troops" paint may have faded from storefront windows since Sept. 11, 2001, but there's a constant at Evans' radio station, WKIS 99.9 FM: Every weekday at noon, you'll hear a country artist perform the national anthem. "We just take things for granted," Evans says. "Playing the national anthem reminds people that...

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