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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» Four The Win:The four CMA Music Festival nightly concerts at LP Field were sellouts for the second year in a row, with CMA estimating average daily attendance at 65,000. That number is on par with the 2010 figure, which represented a 16.7% increase over 2009's daily attendance of 56,000. Contributing to this year's figure is a record turnout of 25,000 Saturday (6/11) at the Chevrolet Riverfront Park. "To meet the outstanding sellout of 2010 again in 2011 speaks volumes about the strength of this event, the dedication of our fans, the support of our local community, and the popularity of our music and artists," CMA CEO Steve Moore says. Tickets for the 2012 CMA Music Festival (June 7-10) go on sale July 30.
» Prize To The Challenge:Saturday's (6/11) City Of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge raised more than $100,000 for the organization's efforts to combat life-threatening diseases. More than 5,000 watched the AfterMidnite With Blair Garner team besting the Grand Ole Opry team 9-5. Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, David Nail, Jake Owen and American Idol's Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery were among the players.
» Black, White & Web All Over:
"It's the first time there's been a sand bar on the Frozen Tundra," one fan told the Green Bay Press Gazette of Kenny Chesney's show at Lambeau Field, which "hasn't hosted a major concert since 1985." –National Football Post.
Brad Paisley headlines inaugural Indians Music Festival in Cleveland: "Not much beats a block party in the heat of summer." – Cleveland.com
Taylor Swift "made the most of the occasion for a rosy-cheeked, young crowd of 47,922 people ... " at her Speak Now Tour's stadium debut. – Detroit Free Press
Zac Brown "is a presider, letting his band – a truly astounding troupe of musicians – shine ...." –Peoria Journal Star
Darius Rucker says, "Fun is opening for Brad [Paisley], playing my 55 minutes and never once asking, 'How many tickets did we sell?'" –Parade
» In Case You Missed It:Capitol's Keith Urban performed "Without You" during Friday's (6/10) Ellen DeGeneres show.
» Crib Note: Congrats to Justin Moore and wife Kate, who are expecting the couple's second child in November. "We feel so blessed, and couldn't be more excited," Moore tweeted Monday (6/13). Their new bundle of joy will join one-year-old sister Ella Kole.