Dave Marsh

 
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.

Contacts:

Studio: 217-525-9362
email:  davemarsh@wfmb.com


And the Rich get Richer

» Rich Acing Apprenticeship: Trace Adkins was the 2008 Celebrity Apprentice runner-up, and John Rich is one episode away from matching that feat and possibly winning it all on the May 22 live NBC-TV finale. Throughout the process, Rich has consistently focused on his charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "I went to St. Jude with Lonestar when I was 20, and I still haven't gotten over it," he tells us. "I've always wanted the opportunity to take what I've built for myself and apply it to helping St. Jude, and Celebrity Apprentice has been the perfect opportunity for that."

In fact, devotion to one's cause is his measuring stick for other players, and the lack of it a common thread in last night's surprise departures – NeNe Leakes and Star Jones. "After NeNe fought tooth-and-nail with everybody, she just gets in a cab and leaves," Rich says. "Just like Donald Trump says, it makes you a quitter, which is one of the worst things you can be called. Everybody loses at some point, so even being a loser isn't as bad as quitting. Plus, she quit on her charity, and that's just terrible. As for Star, I was glad to see Trump err on the side of passion for charity work with Meatloaf, rather than the cold, calculating, going-for-the-throat manner Star has."

Rich is urging country fans to download his single " For The Kids" from iTunes, as 100% of proceeds go to St. Jude. "Also, Twitter is getting pretty insane," he says. "A lot of the cast members are tweeting back and forth. It's pretty hilarious." Follow Rich here.



» Going To The Chapel: Final preparations are underway for Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's pending nuptials Saturday (5/14). Shelton lit up the Twitter-verse Monday (5/9) by posting a snapshot of a Grayson County, Texas marriage license. "I'm thrilled to be married to Miranda Lambert," Shelton told media before a recent Nashville event. "This is a big deal to her and I'm excited for her, but I don't have a whole lot of input because I don't really have that many ideas about it. Every wedding I've ever gone to I've either fallen asleep or have been so miserable that I had my iPod in and nobody knew it, or was playing Angry Birds on my phone. Even if it's your wedding and you're a guy, it's boring. So I'm ready for the actual ceremony to happen because, after that, the reception is going to be a party. And that's what I'm looking forward to."

» Benefit News: Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, ESPN's Erin Andrews, HLN's Robin Meade and comedian Ron White have been added to the Music Builds: CMT Disaster Relief Concert May 12 in Nashville. Adkins, Jackson and LBT will perform and Andrews, Meade and White will co-host during the 90-minute telethon, which will simulcast on the network and CMT.com at 9pm ET. Proceeds will benefit those affected by recent storms, with funds managed via the American Red Cross. Make a $10 donation by messaging "REDCROSS" to 90999. More here.

» MiG Easy: Family ties in the skies helped newcomer Frankie Ballard make his opening set for Bob Seger in New Orleans last week. According to the label, Ballard's tight Tuesday (5/3) schedule started with a Nashville photo shoot. A commercial flight wouldn't have gotten Ballard to the Big Easy on time, but ... "My uncle is a pilot, and I called him up and asked him if there was any way he could fly me privately," Ballard says. He couldn't, but he made arrangements for Ballard to fly with a friend in the back seat of a decommissioned Soviet MiG fighter jet. "I had to put on a flight suit, a G-suit and a helmet," Ballard says. "They even showed me the ejection seat, just in case."

» In Case You Missed It: Shania Twain returned to her hometown of Timmins, Ontario to face her tumultuous past during the premiere episode of OWN's Why Not? With Shania Twain. Within the opening five minutes, Twain described her life following the revelation of her ex-husband's affair with her best friend: "I really lost my sense of trust, compassion, honesty ... Forget that. That's all gone. That's dead. I crashed down and became what I considered an emotional mess. I was feeling very anxious and very scared that tomorrow may never come." Watch the opening and learn more here.

Also on OWN, The Judds docu-series closed Sunday (5/8) with Wynonna surprising mom Naomi with the song "Love It Out Loud" during their final concert as a duo. Watch the moment here and download the song here.



»Hit List
  • Little Big Town and Country Financial presented a $1,000 check to Little Kids Rock prior to their Chicago show Monday (5/9). The funds reflect "Like" hits on the Road Trips and Guitar Picks Facebook page and will provide instruments and music lessons to underprivileged youth in the Windy City. More here.
  • Kenny Chesney (6/17), Blake Shelton (7/8) and Zac Brown Band (8/12) are among artists confirmed to play the Today show's Toyota Concert Series this summer. Pop's Rihanna will open the Series May 27. Details  here.
  • In advance of Memorial Day, James Otto will give away handwritten and autographed "Soldiers And Jesus" lyrics to a randomly selected winner through a Facebook contest. Enter through May 30 and learn more here.
  • Katie Armiger is one of 16 acts in the running for Channel One News' Artist of the Year. Get details and vote here.

Birthdays

Kix Brooks (5/12)
Darius Rucker (5/13)
the late Eddy Arnold (5/15)
K.T. Oslin (5/15)
Ray Benson (5/16)

On TV

Tuesday (5/10): Blake Shelton, Reba, The Voice (NBC).

Wednesday (5/11): Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated); Steve Earle, Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC).

Thursday (5/12): Shania Twain, Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated).

Friday (5/13): The Band Perry, GAC Special: You

Also on OWN, The Judds docu-series closed Sunday (5/8) with Wynonna surprising mom Naomi with the song "Love It Out Loud" during their final concert as a duo. Watch the moment here and download the song here.

»Hit List

  • Little Big Town and Country Financial presented a $1,000 check to Little Kids Rock prior to their Chicago show Monday (5/9). The funds reflect "Like" hits on the Road Trips and Guitar Picks Facebook page and will provide instruments and music lessons to underprivileged youth in the Windy City. More here.
  • Kenny Chesney (6/17), Blake Shelton (7/8) and Zac Brown Band (8/12) are among artists confirmed to play the Today show's Toyota Concert Series this summer. Pop's Rihanna will open the Series May 27. Details  here.
  • In advance of Memorial Day, James Otto will give away handwritten and autographed "Soldiers And Jesus" lyrics to a randomly selected winner through a Facebook contest. Enter through May 30 and learn more here.
  • Katie Armiger is one of 16 acts in the running for Channel One News' Artist of the Year. Get details and vote here.

Birthdays

Kix Brooks (5/12)
Darius Rucker (5/13)
the late Eddy Arnold (5/15)
K.T. Oslin (5/15)
Ray Benson (5/16)

On TV

Tuesday (5/10): Blake Shelton, Reba, The Voice (NBC).

Wednesday (5/11): Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated); Steve Earle, Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC).

Thursday (5/12): Shania Twain, Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated).

Friday (5/13): The Band Perry, GAC Special: You Lie






» In Case You Missed It: Shania Twain returned to her hometown of Timmins, Ontario to face her tumultuous past during the premiere episode of OWN's Why Not? With Shania Twain. Within the opening five minutes, Twain described her life following the revelation of her ex-husband's affair with her best friend: "I really lost my sense of trust, compassion, honesty ... Forget that. That's all gone. That's dead. I crashed down and became what I considered an emotional mess. I was feeling very anxious and very scared that tomorrow may never come." Watch the opening and learn more here.

Also on OWN, The Judds docu-series closed Sunday (5/8) with Wynonna surprising mom Naomi with the song "Love It Out Loud" during their final concert as a duo. Watch the moment here and download the song here.



»Hit List
  • Little Big Town and Country Financial presented a $1,000 check to Little Kids Rock prior to their Chicago show Monday (5/9). The funds reflect "Like" hits on the Road Trips and Guitar Picks Facebook page and will provide instruments and music lessons to underprivileged youth in the Windy City. More here.
  • Kenny Chesney (6/17), Blake Shelton (7/8) and Zac Brown Band (8/12) are among artists confirmed to play the Today show's Toyota Concert Series this summer. Pop's Rihanna will open the Series May 27. Details  here.
  • In advance of Memorial Day, James Otto will give away handwritten and autographed "Soldiers And Jesus" lyrics to a randomly selected winner through a Facebook contest. Enter through May 30 and learn more here.
  • Katie Armiger is one of 16 acts in the running for Channel One News' Artist of the Year. Get details and vote here.

Birthdays

Kix Brooks (5/12)
Darius Rucker (5/13)
the late Eddy Arnold (5/15)
K.T. Oslin (5/15)
Ray Benson (5/16)

On TV

Tuesday (5/10): Blake Shelton, Reba, The Voice (NBC).

Wednesday (5/11): Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated); Steve Earle, Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC).

Thursday (5/12): Shania Twain, Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated).

Friday (5/13): The Band Perry, GAC Special: You Lie.



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