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)
  • Things I learned on the way to somewhere else-January

    So, at some time during the late 4th quarter of that fate-filled, disaster -ridden, ottoman -kicking BAD 15 minutes spent begrudgingly with Buck and Aikman and the hours and long days that followed, I still found time to learn a thing or two while paging through everything from TIME to Entertainment WEEKLY to ESQUIRE  to a website or 2. My best guest is that I was looking for an escape from the inevitable misery that comes from the wouldas, couldas, shouldas, didn'ts and what was thats? Read More
  • Things I learned on the way to somewhere else Late 2014 edition

    Somewhere in between bowl games, Holiday celebrations, gift wrapping and unwrapping, a Christmas Pageant, a special screening of UNBROKEN and a big league bout with Influenza, I have managed to squeeze in some random reading over the past 3 weeks. If some of this wins you a bar bet or somehow enhances your well being through random knowledge..Good. If not, sorry I wasted your time. :(  Happy New Year ! Read More

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