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.
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    After 2 wonderful weeks in Arizona we are back with a new appreciation of the natural beauty of our country. We arrived in Maricopa County on March 15th and learned that Sheriff Joe enforces strict drunk driving laws. These laws are much stricter that we have here in a state like Wisconsin {Drinking culture}.

    After spending time with Eau Claire friends who are Snow Birds in Sun City and Goodyear, staying near where That German co-Pilot took some of his pilot training. Waking up and picking Oranges and Lemons from their trees was truly fun. Thanks to our Eau Claire friends, and even had time to visit with Chicago friends too. Arizona {Phoenix metro has changed since I was at Cub Fantasy Camp in 1988} has 7 million population now.

    We had the opportunity to watch The Cubs and Brewers 3 times. The Cubs' new stadium was beautiful and Cub Fans are so very friendly {instant brotherhood based on over 100 years {1908} of frustration}. Bryant and Soler are for real CUB Fans.

    At the Brewer Maryville stadium, we ran into newly retired Jake Leinenkugel who received a loud cheer when throwing out the ceremonial 1st pitch. He said "I can’t get away from Marty even in Arizona." We saw Robin Yount but Not Hank The Dog.

    Then we headed for The Flagstaff area {Williams Arizona} and then a 2+ hour train ride to the South rim of the “GRAND CANYON” …OMG, pictures do not do it justice. This site is beyond description. You must put it on your BUCKET LIST. It brought me to an emotional reaction looking down on the Colorado River a mile below on the rim. Then a day in SEDONA -- another natural wonder, too. We spent time with relatives in Scottsdale.

    So we had a great time watching “THE BADGERS” on TV…beat ARIZONA too! GO BUCKY and Frank The Tank. Now it’s back to following Spring in Badgerland. Catch you on AM 790 or online at WWW.WAYY790.COM Thursdays 7:30 to 9:30 AM Central time.

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