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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For The Record(s): We're gonna need a bigger iPod. The number of big album releases from big-name country artists is officially, uh, big. And when we say big, we mean exploding. And when we say exploding, we mean supernova. Today (9/21) is proof positive, with Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington and Randy Houser all dropping new studio albums. ZBB's Coy Bowles recently blogged regarding YouGet What You Give: "The entire band put a lot of blood, sweat, tears and chicken grease into this new album. We are extremely proud of it and excited for you guys to give it a listen." Currington's Enjoy Yourself was tracked over two weeks in Nashville and Key West. "This album was really a rush job," Currington says. "I had plans to take six months to make this album ... But two weeks was all I could do [because] the song 'Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer' went up [the charts] really fast ... Enjoy Yourself is what I want you to feel when you hear the album. I want you to be happy and have fun. Hopefully this music makes you dance, laugh and sing along."
With They Call Me Cadillac, Houser got back to his Mississippi southern rock roots. "People like me who grew up the way I did don't really have much to listen to," he says. "Those guys are still listening to the same Waylon Jennings and Lynyrd Skynyrd albums for the past 20 years because they haven't really been fed their comfort zone ... I don't know if this record is the most commercially viable record there is, but I think it may be a growth record." Read more about these albums and more below. And don't forget to look for upcoming albums from Kenny Chesney (9/28), Toby Keith (10/5), Trace Adkins and Darius Rucker (10/12), Sugarland (10/19), Taylor Swift (10/25), Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley (11/2), Reba (11/9), Rascal Flattsand Keith Urban (11/16) and, whew, Alan Jackson (11/23). Did we say "big"?
» A Dingo Ate My Baby! The Tim McGraw family is Down Under and halfway through dad's first Australian tour. Wild dogs and aggressive kangaroos don't seem to be an issue, if his appearances on Aussie TV shows Today and Sunriseare any indication. "I've always wanted to come [to Australia]; there have been opportunities to come since my career kicked off," McGraw tells Today. "But then I got married. Then having kids, it got to a point to where they're old enough [now] to sort of take off of school for awhile, so this was just perfect timing for us ... Scheduling is everything, and when the scheduling is right then it clicks like clockwork." Adventure still awaits, however, as a flyover of the Outback and a Great Barrier Reef shark dive are on the itinerary. "I have a plane reserved, so I'm going to fly around and check out things from the air a little bit, which is what I've been looking forward to doing." McGraw's first date back in the States is Oct. 16 in Indio, CA. Complete schedule here.
» Extreme Temporary Home:LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will appear in an upcoming episode of ABC-TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The show was in Nashville last week to help rebuild a local school heavily damaged by May's flood. The Ty Pennington-led crew, which included interior designer Leigh Anne Tuohy of The Blind Side fame, spent a week in Music City for the build. The episode is tentatively scheduled to air Nov. 7 leading up to the Nov. 10 44th Annual CMA Awards. Read more here and learn more about the Nashville build here.
» UN Belong With Me:Taylor Swift is staging a global takeover! Okay, maybe it's just her second MTV Networks takeover, but it's happening at the United Nations in New York City. New York City! Swift will be ringing in her new album Speak Now Oct. 25 from UN headquarters on all of MTV's various platforms: CMT and MTV online outlets will stream the event, which includes a performance, live at 5pm ET. She staged a similar event to introduce her latest video "Mine" a few weeks ago. Anyway, an online contest to attend the celebration and go on a cross-country flight to Los Angeles with Taylor after the show is already underway here. And considering the venue, surely Taylor will be spreading a message of peace on earth and goodwill toward men. Well, men who don't break her heart.