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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» Live Like You Were Buying: When Tim McGraw picks up the tab, he doesn't mess around. McGraw and Outback Steakhousetreated 300 service members to lunch Wednesday (2/23) at San Antonio's Texas National Guard Armory. The meal was part of the restaurant chain's Thanks For Giving campaign. Outback has committed to donate $1 million of the proceeds from March's "Red, White and Bloomin'" menu to Operation Homefront, which provides financial assistance to troops and their families. "I am honored to be involved with the second annual Thanks For Giving program, which not only satisfies some major needs of troops and their families, but also helps raise awareness and funds to support our selfless servicemen and women," McGraw says.
The socially conscious crooner also appeared on CNN's American Morning to plug the initiative and discuss a possible future in politics. "That would be something that would be a long way away," he said. "You can't rule anything out. I think this is a great country, and it's given me so many opportunities and given me such a wonderful life that if somewhere down the line I felt that I could give back, I certainly wouldn't say no to it. But it would have to be a while and my kids would have to be grown up because I certainly don't want my closet to be opened up any time soon." Watch the appearance here.
» As The Worm Turns: The Big Dog Daddy wants fans – 21-and-up, anyway – to take a (wobbly) walk on the wild side with Toby Keith's Wild Shot Mezcal. The spirit features a worm in every bottle and launches next Thursday (3/3) during an invitation-only event in Nashville. "I have always been fascinated with Mexico and the drink Mezcal," Keith says. "Mexico is a theme that runs through many of my songs, including my recent single 'Bullets In The Gun.' The tradition and history of Mezcal is magical to me, and dates back to 16th century warriors celebrating the defeat of their enemies." Marketer Shaw-Ross will import the spirit.
» Far Out East: Waving cats, pre-show dance parties, geisha photo shoots, airport forests ... they're just some of highlights in Taylor Swift's latest video blog. The clip recaps many of the sights Swift saw during the sold-out Asian leg of her Speak Now World Tour. "Toured Asia + had my camera with me = I made a video blog," Swift tweeted Wednesday (2/23). Watch the 10-minute vlog here.
» Playing For Change:Carrie Underwood presented an oversized $140,125.68 check to Save The Children exec Mark Shriver Wednesday (2/23). The total reflects $.36 of every ticket sold during the Play On Tour from September to December 2010. The initiative was inspired by the lyrics from Underwood's song "Change," which mentions how giving a small amount positively impacts the world.
» In Dogg He Trusts: Country Music Hall of Famer Willie Nelson is down with the D-O-Double-G. That's Snoop Dogg, to those not up on their rap music. Nelson guests on the track "Superman" from Snoop's upcoming album Doggumentary. The pair performed together live during a 2008 Amsterdam concert, which is viewable here. Doggumentarydrops March 29.
» You Should've Seen It In Color: Before hitting the stage to open for Kid Rock Friday (2/18), Jamey Johnson and friends celebrated the gold certification of his double-album The Guitar Song. "Everybody in this room has earned their money," Johnson joked. "I really appreciate it ... If we hadn't [sold that many], we'd probably still have a party and patted each other on the back, no matter what, because it is a good team. Music ain't exactly the easiest profession to be in, but it's one of the best, if you ask me."
» I Do Download:Kellie Pickler and husband Kyle Jacobs have taken wedding footage from their Caribbean ceremony (1/1) and compiled it into the iTunes music video " Say I Do." Pickler also appeared on Wednesday's (2/23) Ellen DeGeneresShow, during which the host threw Pickler a belated bachelorette party and got the scoop on the couple's elopement. Wedding plans got to be too much, apparently. "Every time we got to the guest list, it was like, 'Oh my God, I hate half these people,'" she told DeGeneres. "But you gotta [invite them], you know? Nothing personal." Follow the links for the footage.
» Muttin' But Love:Miranda Lambert will show shelter animals some love when she headlines the 4th Annual Cause For The Paws benefit concert for the Muttnation Foundation April 30 in Tyler, TX. GAC's Nan Kelley will host and Stoney LaRue and Josh Kelley will perform. Details here.
A Jennifer Nettles-soup party is the subject of a Food & Wine magazine article. Recipes include White Bean, Split Pea, Cauliflower and Chunky Tomato soups. Read the full article here.
Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley shared the stage during Bentley's pre-Grammy party. Watch them cover Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me, Babe" here.
Little Big Town take fans behind-the-scenes of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in their latest webisode here.
Josh Kelley and bluesmanKeb' Mo' co-wrote "I See Love," the theme song to CBS-TV's Mike & Molly. The pair originally wrote the song for Mo's 2006 album Suitcase, and Mo's version is featured on the sitcom. Mike & Molly airs Mondays at 9:30pm ET.