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Air Staff: John Murphy

John Murphy is co-host of The Valley's Morning News on NewsTalk 790, serving as host since 2003. John started his career in radio in 1976 while still in high school in Red Wing, MN, and attended the Brown Institute School of Broadcasting in 1978. His career has taken him to Burlington, CO; Rochester, MN; and Neenah, WI, before landing at WAYY in 1982. Since then, John has been featured on the morning show of WAYY sister station WAXX 104.5, being nominated with George House for the Marconi Small Market and Country Music Association Radio Personality of the Year Award on multiple occasions, and winning the CMA Award in 1993. John was also the inaugural reporter for WAYY's Traffic Eye updates in 2002, and hosted "Murphy In The Morning" on WAYY in 2003.

He has been married to his lovely wife Juli since 1985, and they have three cats: Floxer, Lucky and Sherman.

John Murphy's Blog

Things I learned on the way to something else--May edition Just a few scattered pieces of information I glommed onto while browsing through the likes of VANITY FAIR, NEW YORKER, NEWSWEEK, TIME, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. a couple of garden equipment catalogues and a church bulletin or two. * SCORPION which premieres this Fall on CBS will mark the first time since 1948 that a sitcom hasn't appeared Monday Nights at 8 Central on the Tiffany Network. (TV GUIDE) * It takes roughly 8 times longer to move oil through pipelines than it does shipping it via rail. (TIME ) * "Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children-" Sitting Bull ( posted on the wall in Hibbard Hall at UW Eau Claire ) * Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice, runs 3 to 5 miles a adya and reads 4 to 5 papers a day (FORTUNE)
  • The Wheels on the Bus

    After watching BOTH the Kiddie Table/Happy Hour Debate as well as the Big Kids/Primetime Throwdown on FOX I came away with one lasting impression. The whole messy scene was taking me back to middle school, maybe high school. A bus ride. The kids on the bus. Stay with me here...  Read More
  • Things I learned on the way to somewhere else JULY Edition

    Somewhere in between the weedings and weddings, band concerts and baseball games, hornet destruction adventures (Yes--we have a small Hornet Hilton--or Wasp Westin growing beneath our deck) festivals, fairs, fishing and fun--I do find a little time to read this and that--usually when I'm searching for something else. Read More

Poll

So it came up on MEET THE PRESS-- in an exchange between Gov. Walker and Chuck Todd: What about a wall between America and Canada too ? Your thoughts
Excuse me--how does this even come up as a point of casual conversation--let alone presidential politics
Good answer by Gov. Walker thouugh --I liked his response
At least the Governor is saying something ALL the other candidates aren't
Didn't catch it. Don't care. Don't want to discuss it. Don't even want to think about it.
If Trump supports a wall between Canada and America and gets Canada to pay for it, I'm all in.
Huh? and I repeat, Huh? He said WHAT about WHAT ?
Hey-If the Democrats have considered the idea they haven't mentioned it.
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