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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» Mission Accomplished: Show Dog-Universal's Toby Keith is back stateside after closing his ninth USO tour. During the 12-day Middle East trek, Keith traveled 20,000 miles to 11 installations, autographed 6,000 promo shots, served as an honorary catapult "shooter" for an F-18 launch and dodged a mortar attack. Keith also met with approximately 18,000 military members during the tour, which overlapped with the mission that resulted in Osama bin Laden's death.
"It's a great day to be an American," Toby said Monday (5/2). "I've been telling you for a decade that the U.S. military would hunt down and kill world enemy No. 1. While traveling abroad I am blown away by the positive coverage by the world media. There is a consensus in the world media I have never seen before. Thanks to our commander in chief for having cojones to finish this job, but the mission is far from over." Keith kept a photo journal throughout the run, which is viewable @TobyKeithMusic and on his Facebook fan page. More here.
» Wrote Book, Redbook: Mercury's Shania Twain is Redbook's June cover story. In the issue (out May 17), Twain discusses betrayal, her new marriage and the autobiography From This Moment On. "I feel like there needs to be a warning sign on the book that nobody under 16 should read it," Twain says when asked if she'll let her son check it out. "My life is just loaded with extremes, and I think what I'll do with Eja is slowly, over time, start explaining my life to him and preparing him. I'll just judge it as the time comes." More here.
» Walk Of Life: Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson and Capitol's Keith Urban will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame May 15 at 2:30pm. The downtown Nashville induction ceremony will include the unveiling of their sidewalk medallions and plaque presentations. More here.
» Ice Try: Jim Pattison's CJJR (New Country 93.7 JRfm)/Vancouver and Carrie Underwood are wagering on the outcome of the NHL playoff series between the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators. If the Preds win, the station will donate $937 to Underwood's charity of choice. If the Canucks prevail, Underwood will donate a signed guitar to CJJR's Basics For Babies campaign, which assists local families with children under the age of two. Hear Underwood on-air with morning teamers Clay and Karen here. With the Canucks leading the best-of-seven series 3-1, things are looking good for Canada's kids.
» MiG Easy: Family ties in the skies helped Warner Bros./WAR's Frankie Ballard make his opening Bob Seger set in New Orleans this week. According to the label, Ballard's tight Tuesday (5/3) schedule started with a Nashville photo shoot. A commercial flight wouldn't have gotten Ballard to the Big Easy on time, but ... "My uncle is a pilot, and I called him up and asked him if there was any way he could fly me privately," Ballard says. He couldn't, but he made arrangements for Ballard to fly with a friend in the backseat of a decommissioned Soviet MiG fighter jet. "I had to put on a flight suit, a G-suit and a helmet," Ballard says. "They even showed me the ejection seat, just in case."