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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» Benefit News:The sold-out Reba and Blake Shelton Tornado Relief Concerts (5/25-26) raised $500,000 to support storm recovery efforts in Atoka County, OK through Tushka Disaster Relief Fund. Text-to-donate funds are still being accepted through the mGive Foundation ($10, OKGIVE to 27722), and checks can also be mailed directly to the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund (101 SE 1st Street, Tushka, OK 74525). More here.
» How Do I Give:Curb's Rodney Atkins will headline the free Music City Gives Back benefit concert June 7 on Nashville's Lower Broadway. Proceeds and donated items will support those affected by the April and May storms through the American Red Cross. Josh Thompson and Thompson Square are also on the bill. Donate directly here.
» Stand By Your Land:Mercury's Sugarland and Capitol's Little Big Town recorded a live version of the Incredible Machine track "Stand Up" to benefit those affected by the April and May storms through the American Red Cross. Audio and video renditions of "Stand Up (For Tornado Relief)" are available through iTunes. The video features concert footage from Chicago and Minneapolis Incredible Machine tour dates. Download here.
» Big Green Notes:The eighth annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic raised more than $650,000 to support the construction of the OK Kids Corral for pediatric cancer patients and their families near the OU Medical Center Children's Hospital. Top auction items included a private dinner with Keith, which went for $52,000 each to the top two bidders. An all-inclusive elk hunt with private jet transportation went for $30,000. No live auction items went for less than $7,000. Learn more and donate directly here.
» Twain's World:Mercury's Shania Twain will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Thursday (6/2) at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the W Hollywood Hotel. The ceremony begins at 11:30am PT. More here.
» Presents Of Mind:Lauren Alaina, Laura Bell Bundy, Sara Evans, Scotty McCreery, Shania Twain, Justin Bieber, Kristin Chenoweth, Green Bay Packer Clay Matthews, Melissa Peterman, Rick Schroder, Mary Steenburgen, Train and Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward will present during the 2011 CMT Music Awards. Performers Luke Bryan and SherylCrow will also present during next Wednesday's (6/8) telecast, which will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena at 8pm ET on the network. Voting is underway here.