A morning without Joy, a night with football

This time of year is when I start to make multiple electronic media appearances on the same day.

My radio Friday begins at 8 a.m. when I am on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network for its Week in Review segment. I will be either the third or the fourth person to appear with the new morning host, Kate Archer Kent, who took over following Joy Cardin’s retirement Sept. 29.

As I’ve said for almost a decade (I started appearing on WPR, believe it or don’t, in 2008), whoever is hosting the morning show and all the other Ideas Network programming (including my favorite, Old Time Radio Drama Saturdays and Sundays from 8 to 11 p.m.) can be heard on WLBL (930 AM) in Auburndale, WHID (88.1 FM) in Green Bay, WHWC (88.3 FM) in Menomonie, WRFW (88.7 FM) in River Falls, WEPS (88.9 FM) in Elgin, Ill., WHAA (89.1 FM) in Adams, WHBM (90.3 FM) in Park Falls, WHLA (90.3 FM) in La Crosse, WRST (90.3 FM) in Oshkosh, WHAD (90.7 FM) in Delafield, W215AQ (90.9 FM) in Middleton, KUWS (91.3 FM) in Superior, WHHI (91.3 FM) in Highland, WSHS (91.7 FM) in Sheboygan, WHDI (91.9 FM) in Sister Bay, WLBL (91.9 FM) in Wausau, W275AF (102.9 FM) in Ashland, W300BM (107.9 FM) in Madison, and of course online at www.wpr.org.

Since as you know I always seem to appear around holidays, this appearance, besides being Friday the 13th …

… is on International Skeptics Day (and it’s always important to be skeptical where politics is concerned), National Egg Day, and my brother’s birthday, one day before Be Bald and Free Day and National Dessert Day, and two days before Mrs. Presteblog’s birthday.

Less than 12 hours later I will be announcing my last high school football game of the regular season — River Ridge (the former Bloomington/West Grant co-op until the two school districts merged) at Benton/Scales Mound, the nation’s first two-state co-op team (whose first game I did earlier this season), at X107-1.com. River Ridge must win to clinch a playoff berth, which makes it worthwhile listening for that reason alone.

 

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