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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First Time For Everything:As we told you this morning via Twitter, Capitol's Lady Antebellum and Mercury's Easton Corbin led the inaugural American Country Awards nominations with seven each. 19/Arista's Carrie Underwood earned six, while Columbia's Miranda Lambert and MCA's Josh Turner both racked up five for the show that will air live from Las Vegas Dec. 6 on FOX. Fan voting is already underway here. See the full nominees list here.
» Mixing Business With Leather: Thousands of bikers and concertgoers helped raise more than $250,000 for the Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt yesterday (10/17) during Nashville's Fifth Annual Miles & Music For Kids charity motorcycle ride. Host Dierks Bentley led a convoy of motorists to the closing Riverfront Park concert, which had his band backing Luke Bryan, Laura Bell Bundy, Miranda Lambert, Del McCoury, Heidi Newfield, Jerrod Niemann and Matt Kearney. "This [event] makes me more appreciative of [having a healthy family]," Bentley said before the ride. "Families don't need to be worrying about money and financial debt. They just need to concentrate on their kids getting healthy and getting well, [and] that's what Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital is there to provide." Bundy emceed the show as alter egos "Euneeda Biscuit" and "Shocantelle Brown." Highlights included Bentley taking song requests from the crowd, Bryan and Bentley covering the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Fishin' In The Dark" and Jake Owen watching the show from his speedboat on the Cumberland River.
» School Night Rock:Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Sugarland and Sheryl Crow are among the artists booked for CMA Country Christmas, which tapes Nov. 11, the day after Nov. 10's 44th Annual CMA Awards. The one-and-a-half-hour program will air Nov. 29 at 9:30pm ET on ABC-TV.
» Gig & Rich:Las Vegas Weekly and other Hollywood blogs are reporting that John Rich has been cast in the upcoming season of NBC-TV's Celebrity Apprentice. LaToya Jackson, Jose Conseco, Lisa Rinna and Gary Busey are among the contestants. Read the full LVW article here.
» Benefit News: BBR's Jason Aldean staged his fifth annual Concert For The Cure Friday (10/15) in Evansville, IN, raising more than $132,000 for Susan G. Komen For The Cure.
» Casey At The Bat:American Idol contestant Casey James has signed a recording deal with 19/BNA. Music from the Casey James Band is due next year.
» Life Note: Condolences are extended to Rodney Atkins' family on the passing of Ralph Smith, the stepfather of Atkins' wife Tammy Jo. Services were held today in Cookeville, TN.