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
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Bullets In The Sun: The Academy of Country Music and the NRA have partnered to host the inaugural NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot April 2 as part of events leading up to the 46th Annual ACM Awards. Blake Shelton will host the clays competition at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, where celebrities will captain 20-26 teams of five shooters. Details here.
» Kenny Jumps The Gun: The curtain came up a week early on Kenny Chesney's 2011 Goin' Coastal Tour Wednesday (3/9) in Nashville ... at least for a small group of industry execs and media. A massive Music City warehouse wasn't big enough to fit the oversized production, with one video board hung on a side wall because there was nowhere else to put it. The visual centerpiece of the set is a high-definition video screen above the stage that is separated into 12 vertical sections. Each rotates between a video screen, a bank of powerful and moveable lights and a mirror.
The creative centerpiece of the show is, of course, Kenny himself, and the well-documented perfectionist was still tweaking things as he put his seven-piece band and crew through their paces. Perhaps the best inside peek at the show came during Chesney's hit "Young," which he introduced by explaining that a never-heard third verse is being included for this tour. Admitting he thought the verse dated him when he first recorded the song, he joked, "Ten years later, it's funny how a song catches up with you." The tour opens Thursday (3/17) in West Palm Beach. Check the full itinerary here.
» The Way I Feel About You, Girl:Brad Paisley staged a surprise performance during a memorial service Monday celebrating the life of Allison Greene, who recently lost a two-year battle with cancer. Greene and her husband had daydreamed of having Paisley play a party celebrating her victory over the disease, and her family posted a YouTube video inviting him to the memorial. He accepted. "When I was watching the video, it brought me to tears, and I thought, 'Man, if I could just be there,'" Paisley said during the event. Husband Brian Greene told KABC-TV/Los Angeles, "I got a call from Brad saying he was going to come because when he saw that video he was inspired by Allie. It does show how big of a heart he has." More here.
» In Case You Missed It:Sara Evans plugged her current album Stronger and performed "A Little Bit Stronger" and " Real Fine Place To Start" during Wednesday's Good Morning America (3/9). Jerrod Niemann also rocked " Lover, Lover" during his Ellen DeGeneres Show debut Thursday (3/10). Follow the links for the footage.
» Life Note: According to his website, Country Music Hall of Famer Ferlin Husky ("Gone," "Wings Of A Dove") is in critical condition at a Nashville area hospital. His daughter Alana Jackson says he is making some improvements and that doctors hope that he will be moved out of critical care in the next few days. More here.
Gloriana's Tom Gossin is featured in a country fashion spread in the current Cosmopolitan, on newsstands now.
Lady Antebellum give a behind-the-scenes look at their Los Angeles photo shoot in the this week's " Webisode Wednesday."
A Taylor Swift-autographed University of Kansas basketball jersey auctioned for $1,005 to benefit the school's swim team, which boasts Swift's best gal pal Abigail as a member.