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The thoughts of NewsTalk 790 Today Thursday co-host Marty Green.

MY TRIP to COLORADO

It is great to get away and when I stop, I love to talk to people in locally-owned Restaurants and in Truck Stops, too. If they see the Badger shirt, some stop me. We travelled across  Iowa…Minnesota…Nebraska and Colorado {no, I didn’t go to the marijuana rally in Denver}, but did visit Coors Field;  watched the Rockies…the Phillies and a runaway squirrel.  Drivers in Colorado generally more polite…{except in Denver on the Freeway}. I loved stopping at  THE SPAM MUSEUM in Austin, Minnesota -- the Hormel Story is very interesting too. NOW, here is what local folks told me along the way. Read more...


REACHING MY 71ST YEAR

On April 6th, I will reach my 71st…52 of those have involved the broadcasting industry.  First, Thank you to all the great listeners to WAXX/WAYY where I spent 38 of those years.

I started in Evanston, Illinois, in 1961 and included stops in Texas...South Carolina….Green Bay And Eau Claire since 1976.  Broadcasting is the best 1-on-1 communication device ever invented. Even with all the social media…Radio is still a vital part of our society.

Local radio tackles many local issues on WAYY.  We started Local Talk in 1990 and followed in the tradition of the Peter Murphy before us.   I want to salute all the previous hosts on AM 790: Read more...

HAVE A LITTLE FAITH

A few years ago…I read a book and saw a movie that Rekindled my faith…It was called “Tuesday’s with Morrie.” Read more...

How Does an Idea like The Confluence Project come to be?

How does an idea like the Confluence Project come to be?  Read more...

A LOOK: WHAT IS A TIF DISTRICT?

Enclosed is a look at TIF’s prepared by Rebecca Nolan

Financial Director for The City Of Eau Claire Read more...

WHAT DO WE DO NOW????..........EDUCATE THE PUBLIC

The public and the EC City Council has spoken by a vote of 9-1 to place on the April 1st ballot a REFERENDUM.  If the city wishes to build a structure for Arts or Entertainment costing $1 million or more, the public will have a vote.

So be it.  Klinkhammer’s objections are duly noted and I agree with him.  Statements by Strobel and Von Haden are duly noted and I agree with what they said too.  I did NOT hear all the session on Tuesday as I was at a previous engagement.

WHAT DO WE…WHO SUPPORT CONFLUENCE DO NOW?

WE EDUCATE THE PUBLIC on the merits of CONFLUENCE.

How do we do that….Form a group for THE CONFLUENCE.

We need a publicity campaign to include: Read more...

MARTY'S TIDBIT OF INFORMATION

MARTY’S  TIDBIT OF INFORMATION Read more...

I BACK CHRIS CHRISTIE

I cannot believe how are press has portrayed the New Jersey Bridge Fiasco.  In this day and age where we can’t get answers or know people responsible for: Read more...

A TRIBUTE TO DULA BOSOLD

I have been associated with Bob Bosold for nearly 40 years, and in that time I have had the extreme pleasure of meeting some of Bob's great family.  It was always an experience to visit Bob's energetic mom Dula.

Dula Bosold passed away just before Christmas at age 97 in Madison.  She was an amazingly engaging person.  Full of the life and stories, especially about her family and her Bob.

Last time I visited with her was when Bob joined me in THE WISCONSIN BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME.  She, of course, was very proud of Bosold's many accomplishments, but especially what a real person Bob was both on-air and off.  She was well in her 90s but still wanted to buy a convertible.

We will miss talking with Dula as we did that day in 2006.

Dula Bosold lived a full 97 years.  Her spirit will live on in all who crossed her path.
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