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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Stage Left?Sugarland will headline Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express, an online concert event streaming live via Vevo Oct. 18 from New York City's Best Buy Theater. Kenny Ortega (Michael Jackson's This Is It) will direct the performance, during which viewers will be able to control camera angles, vote for the encore, watch an online pre-show, tweet questions to the band and enter to win a VIP trip to see the group on their Incredible Machine Tour. Learn more and follow American Express on Twitter for updates on upcoming surprise guests here. In other Sugarland news, they're also among those performing the 2010 VH1 Divas: Salute The Troops special Dec. 5. Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson and Paramore will also be featured during the concert, which will be staged in front of thousands of military members at MCAS Miramar in San Diego. Details here.
» Point Blank:Keith Urban has teamed with Target to release a deluxe edition of Get Closer featuring three new tracks and four live recordings. The Target collection lands Nov. 16, the same day the standard album hits stores. Details here.
» Live From The OK Chorale:Jack Ingram (" Once In A While") Lady Antebellum (" Something 'Bout A Woman") and Sugarland with Little Big Town (Mumford & Sons' " Sigh No More") showcase unplugged performances in their respective weekly online videos. Follow the links for the clips.
» Who Will Save Your Show?Jewel's seven-minute Funny Or Die super-secret, sing-a-long video may have inspired a TBS-TV series. According to the Associated Press, the network has ordered a pilot based on Jewel's "Undercover Karaoke" sketch, in which she sang her hits for a packed Los Angeles bar while disguised as frozen foods salesperson "Karen." Read the full article here and watch the clip here.
» In Case You Missed It: Label mates and touring buddies Toby Keith and Trace Adkins hit the late-night show circuit to plug their separate projects this week. Adkins kept up with potty-mouth Chelsea Handler on Monday's (10/11) Chelsea Lately, during which he gabbed about his alcohol allergy. "The symptoms of the allergy every time I drink, I sleep with somebody I didn't know and wake up in jail, which I can say that now because my momma quit watching this show 20 minutes ago," Adkins joked. Adkins also played " This Ain't No Love Song" on the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Keith also sat down for an extensive interview with Ferguson last week to promote Bullets In The Gun. Follow the links for the footage.
The heroes-themed We're All For The Hall benefit concert netted nearly $450,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Proceeds from the sold-out, Keith Urban-hosted event will go toward exhibits, collection care and school and public programs.
The Hub network will premiere a documentary titled Taylor Swift's Journey To Fearless about the making of the tour Oct. 22-24 at 7pm ET each night. The shows will feature previously unaired footage. Read the full AP article here.
Bo Bice was the first celebrity contestant to accurately sing all the rounds of Tuesday's (10/12) Don't Forget The Lyrics game show. Bice won the $20,000 grand prize to benefit MusiCares during the episode, which will re-air on FOX-TV Nov. 1.
Steve Azar gets in the Halloween spirit by offering a free spooky version of "Sweet Delta Chains." Text "8325730" to 69937 to download the haunted ringtone of the Slide On Over Here album track. The tone is also available through Azar's Facebook page here.