Hi, I'm Dave Marsh-Program Director and host of "The Ride" home weekday afternoons 3-7p on 104.5 WFMB.
Here's just a little bit about me. I grew up in a tiny little town in Central Wisconsin. Got my degree in Broadcast Journalism at UW-River Falls and have been doing radio in some way shape or form since 1977. I've lived in a variety of locations including Colorado Springs, Lincoln, NE and near Madison, WI. I love radio as a career and the contact we have with the artists. Hobbies include: Fishing, motorcycles (when I can borrow one), outdoor activities, gardening, landscaping and yard work. Musical choices: Everything from George Strait to Pink Floyd. Love most kinds of music. TV: 24, Fringe, House, SciFi-Star Trek and a steady diet of NatGeo, History, Discovery and Science Channels Sports: Packers, Brewers, Bucks--but I have a healthy respect for the Cardinals
I love hearing from our wayward listeners on line at wfmb.com. Shoot me an email and let me know where you are.
» Sweep Now:Taylor Guitars, Sony and CMT have partnered to offer the Taylor Swift Speak Now Sweepstakes through Dec. 15. The prize package includes a trip for two to a Swift concert, a Sony digital camera and an autographed Taylor Swift Baby Taylor guitar. A second package is also up for online auction to benefit music education through VH1 Save The Music. Details here.
» The Do Your Homework Tour: BBR's Jason Aldean will headline the 2011 My Kinda Party Tour beginning Jan. 21 in Little Rock. Eric Church and the JaneDear Girls will support on the 32-date run. "This one is for my mom, who used to drive me to clubs when I wasn't even 16 yet, wait on me to play the same Alabama, John Anderson and George Strait covers every night, then drive me home and make me do my homework before bed," Aldean says. "We've come a long way!"
» Put You On A Train: Capitol's Keith Urban celebrated Get Closer's street date by busking in New York City's Penn Station and Philadelphia's 30th Street Station today (11/16). Urban performed a four-song set at the NYC stop before hopping a train to Philadelphia, where he included Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom" among the five-song show. According to the Washington Post, Urban said of the John cover, "It was either that or I do a Philly cheesesteak theme song." Read the full WP article here.
» Front Of December: Big Machine's Taylor Swift and 19/Arista's Carrie Underwood are featured on the December covers of Allure and InStyle, respectively. Swift's Allure hits newsstands Nov. 23 and Underwood's InStyle streets Friday (11/19). View behind-the-scenes footage of Swift's cover shoot here, and read a sneak preview of Underwood's feature here. As the magazine's Style Star Of The Year, Swift also graces the cover of the Dec./Jan. issue of Seventeen, which is available today (11/16). Additionally, Swift is among the Dec. InStyle "Shining Stars" portfolio, which focuses on 2010's celebrity philanthropists.
» In Case You Missed It: Big Machine's Rascal Flatts spent the morning of Nothing Like This' street date performing "Fast Cars And Freedom" and "Why Wait" on NBC-TV's Today (11/16). The band also performed a 45-minute set during the Live On Letterman webcast. BBR's Jason Aldean played "My Kinda Party" during last night's (11/15) Jimmy Kimmel Live.
» Life Note: Congratulations to Aaron Tippin's daughter Charla Tippin Smith and husband Kenneth Smith on the birth of their daughter Lorelai Piper Smith, who was born Saturday (11/13). Lorelai is Aaron's first grandchild.