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Air Staff: Marty Green

Thursday morning co-host
 
 
Marty Green started in commercial radio at age 18 at WEAW in Evanston, Illinois, while also working for United Artists Pictures in public relations.  He was the youngest Program Director in South Carolina in 1962 and this is where he began his sales career at WORG.  Marty came to Wisconsin in 1966 in Sales at WLUK-TV in Green Bay, and he served as on-field producer for Green Bay Packers pre-season, state-wide telecasts.
 

The remainder of Marty’s career was spent in Eau Claire from 1976 to 2003.  He was the National Sales Manager for Central Radio Group, and during his tenure with WAXX, the station won both a CMA and Marconi Station of the Year award.  On the programming side, Marty served as General Manager of WAYY and WEAQ.  Marty brought News/Talk Radio to Western Wisconsin in 1990 on WAYY.  He served on the board of directors of the WBA for 11 years and was Chairman in 1997, in addition to sering on the board of the National Association of Talk Show Hosts in the 1990s.  In 2006, Marty was elected to The Wisconsin Broadcaster Association Hall of Fame after a 40+ year career in Illinois, Texas, South Carolina, and the last 30+ years in Wisconsin.

After his retirement in 2003, Marty formed Marsan Consulting to work with small-market, independently-owned radio stations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.  Marty has loved broadcasting since he was five years old and continues to mentor many young broadcasters.  He also served on the Eau Claire Redevelopment Board and was twice president of the Eau
Eau Claire Optimist Club.

Besides radio, Marty (Mr. Cub) has a passion for BASEBALL.  He served as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Eau Claire Express of the Northwoods Baseball League, and also continues to volunteer for various charitable organizations in the Chippewa Valley.  He was Co-Chair of MAJEC Movement for an Affordable Jail in Eau Claire in 2010.

Marty's Musings

The thoughts of NewsTalk 790 Today Thursday co-host Marty Green.
  • Chicago Has Lost A Legend

    I was 5 years old the day my Dad Irv took me to Wrigley Field in 1948 for my 1st Cub game. The players I remember were Phil Cavaretta…Andy Pafko {Boyceville’s own}…Hank Sauer and Charlie Grimm…But in the late '50s, I remember seeing a picture in the Chicago Sun-Times of 2 Negro League youngsters reporting the same day to Wrigley: Gene Baker and Ernie Banks {The 1st black players on the Cubs}.

    From day one I admired Baker and Banks, especially the kid with wrists that could hit a baseball out onto Waveland Ave.

    Friday night I received an e-mail from my friend Mike Sullivan telling me Mr. CUB had passed. All day Saturday listening to sports radio, hundreds of baseball fans paid him tribute.

    "LETS PLAY 2" was Ernie’s favorite phrase. The day I got to shake his hand at a Cub Convention, I will remember forever…He was there along with Handy Andy…Fergy and Billy and Randy Hundley and Beckert…and many others.

    Ernie was the star of many of our youth. The '69 Cubs were my favorites, and in 1989 in Mesa, I played against them…

    REST IN PEACE MR. CUB………Say hello to Jack Brickhouse …Vince…and Lou and Harry…and all the boys like my 1st hero Phil Cavaretta of Lane Tech High School.  Oh ,and Ronnie Santo, too. Read More
  • ITS TOUGH BEING A PACKER AND CUB FAN

    OMG, since I have been a young boy I have rooted for 2 sports teams faithfully. The CUBS have toyed with my emotions since I was 5. In 2003 they were 5 outs from the World Series and folded in the stretch. I will continue to root for them and hope before my days on earth are done they will reward my loyality.

    Since the Mid '60s {When I moved to Green Bay}, I have rooted through thick and thin for THE GREEN BAY PACKERS. From Bart Starr to Brett Favre to Rodgers, even with Lynn Dickey and Scott Hunter, I have rooted them on. But after the game this past Sunday…I can’t Take another CHOKE JOB from our
    Coaches and Players. Prevent defense only Prevents you from winning.

    We had our ticket in hand to SUPER BOWL 49…..But WE gave it away…Fake Field Goal…Botched ON-SIDE KICK…Morgan Burnette Intercepting Wilson and
    running 4 yards…And sliding down…Matthews playing with his hair on the sidelines……4th and 1 at the Goal line and settling for Field Goals.

    I went to sleep Sunday and all I can think of is #86 not blocking for Jordy Nelson on that ON-SIDE KICK so Jordy could catch it. And Blowing the catch.
    Enough blame to go around. Read More

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