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 Overlooked JOY of Coasting

    A few weeks ago I was flipping across channels and stumbled into a post race interview with some zen like Nascar driver--I forget which one--The interviewer asked a question he expected a different answer to. He asked what the driver liked to do when he wasn't racing and instead of opting for the more traditional, thrill-seeking type answers like mountain climbing, deep sea fishing, or alligator wrasslin', he opted for a simple but poignant answer. Read More
  • Things I learned on the way to somewhere else JULY

    Here are a few more of those things I stumbled upon while looking for something else,,, Read More

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