It’s the special TWENTY-FIVE years in the making! It’s the ‘Twenty-Five Years of Hodag Country Radio Special’! A look back at the history of WHDG, told by current and former on-air personalities that made Hodag Country what it is today.
Hour One Segment One – 1994 through 1996 We begin with the creation of the format for Hodag Country. Dave Imlah, who signed on the station on September 1st, 1994, remembers the early days. John Burton, and later, Duff Damos recount the first few years on-air
Hour One Segment Two – 1997 through 1999 Bill Mitchell is hired as the new Morning Hodag host, and WHDG begins its affiliation with the Hodag Country Festival
Hour One Segment Three – 2000 through 2002 Bill Mitchell and John Burton recall the fun interacting on The Morning Hodag
Hour One Segment Four – 2003 through 2005 Al Higgins joins Hodag Country, and Penny Mitchell explains why she’s been on WHDG for so long
Hour Two Segment One – 2006 through 2009 John Burton remembers the most impactful news story of his career at WHDG, part-time air staff are remembered, and Al Higgins explains why WHDG changed from 97.5 to 97.3
Hour Two Segment Two – 2010 through 2012 John Burton and Bill Mitchell depart Hodag Country, and the broadcaster who created Hodag Country passes away
Hour Two Segment Three – 2013 through 2015 Mike Michalak is hired as the new morning host
Hour Two Segment Four – 2016 through 2018 Hodag County helps the Hodag Country Festival celebrate their 40th anniversary, and the current staff look to the future
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Due to copyright laws, we cannot play music in the online segments of the show. If you’d like to hear the 25 years of Hodag Country Music featured in the program, follow the links below. The video will open in a new window.