It all began at a 250 watt AM radio station in Antigo, Wisconsin…
I’ve wanted to be in the radio business since I was a youngun’. My mother says I used to go in the bathroom and talk to myself with a hair brush-microphone when I was little. I got a tape recorder for Christmas when I was in grade school and listened to myself babble. After High School, I majored in Radio & TV Broadcasting at UW-Plattteville, and after graduation in 1980 got a job in Antigo at WATK, and an FM station that had just increased its power to 100,000 watts, WRLO.
Over the last thirty-plus years, I’ve done a lot of different stuff in radio, but the part I love most in being on-air. I spend a number of years doing the Shopping Show on WRLO, along with a morning shift back the nineties. Later, I moved to WHDG and have been on-air here since 2002. Although I was NOT a country music fan when I got the job, I’ve grown to love the tunes, the many artists I’ve met (thanks to the Hodag Country Festival), and the fans and listeners.
I really appreciate your support over the many years on-air. Thanks for tuning in!
Country Music News
Valheria RochaThere’s new music from the Dixie Chicks on the way — all thanks to Taylor Swift. Taylor foreshadowed her collaboration with the trio earlier this year in her “Me!” video: If you look closely, you’ll see a picture of the Chicks hanging on the wall behind Taylor’s duet partner, Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, starting :36 into…read more »
Blue Chair/Warner Music Nashville It’s National Rum Day — and it’s Friday — so Kenny Chesney’s hoping you’ll have some of his Blue Chair Bay brand on the “Tip of [Your] Tongue.” Kenny’s Premium Rum comes in flavors like Spiced, White, Coconut, Banana, Vanilla, Coconut Spiced, Key Lime Cream, Banana Rum Cream, Pineapple Rum Cream, and…read more »
Sony Music EntertainmentMorgan Wallen’s already shared a number one with Florida Georgia Line and written a chart-topping hit for Jason Aldean, but now he has a new non-country collaborator: electronic producer/DJ Diplo. Morgan’s featured on the second country song from the pop hitmaker, who’s releasing the tracks under his given name, Thomas Wesley. Back in April, he put out “So…read more »
Cowboys & Indians/Robby Klein Soon-to-be Country Music Hall of Famers Brooks & Dunn are on the cover of the October issue of the western lifestyle magazine Cowboys & Indians. They’re flanked by Kane Brown and Jon Pardi on each side, who both collaborated with them on the new REBOOT remakes of their hits. Kix and Ronnie will officially be inducted into the Hall of…read more »
RCA NashvilleOld Dominion not only delivered a new preview track from their next album on Friday as promised, they also made a video for it. In the “My Heart Is a Bar” clip, the five-man band turns one of their trailers into a watering hole to have some fun with their crew while on the road. But with…read more »
Warner Music NashvilleAfter a week of anticipation leading up to Blake Shelton’s new single, the mystery is solved: “Hell Right” is a rap-influenced party song that features Trace Adkins and namechecks both “Old Town Road” and Hank Williams Jr. “This song is about taking things to the max,” Blake explains. “You can raise hell or you can raise hell right. It’s…read more »