Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Big AM 1380 AM - local talk radio

The following is a press release announcing a new local talk radio station that covers the stateline – The Big AM, 1380 AM.

Local is Back…Big Time
“The Big AM 1380” Hits the Airwaves
[Janesville, WI]—A brand new, local radio station is going live Monday, April 14th at 5:00 A.M.
The Big AM 1380 will replace ESPN 1380, and will cover all things local in Janesville, Beloit, South Beloit, Rockton and Roscoe. The Big AM 1380 will provide listeners with local coverage of local news, local issues, local weather and local sports every day of the week. “We are thrilled to be bringing so much local programming back to 1380. We are committed to offering the best local talk, news and sports for our listeners in Beloit, Janesville, South Beloit, Roscoe and Rockton,” said General Manager Laurie Clark.
The lineup on The Big AM 1380 will consist of local hosts Monday-Friday from 5am – 6pm. Nights and weekends will offer local specialty programming and local sports play by play and shows, as well as ESPN Radio programming.
“We are incredibly excited to do more for our local listeners, partners and communities,” said Program Director Andrew Liebetrau. “Not only will we have a lot of great new and local content, but we will continue to offer some of the great local programs we have had for years.”
The station will air The Morning Mess with Scott Thompson, weekdays from 5am-9am; Glenn Smith from 9am-11am; Jock Talk from 11am-1pm; Big Time with Tony Huml from 1pm-3pm; The Afternoon Drive with Sly from 3pm-6pm.
“Local sports coverage will be a big part of our brand, much like the rest of the Big Radio stations. Local communities here are very passionate about sports, especially at the high school level, and we will be the place to go for everything fans want to hear,” said Liebetrau.
The station will air high school sports from teams throughout the local stateline area, also airing a weekly show, “The Prep Corner”, every Saturday morning from 9am-10am.
During the summer months, The Big AM 1380 will be home to Beloit Snappers baseball, Roscoe Rush football and NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series racing. Saturday mornings at 8am, the station will air the "The Big AM1380 Antique Road Show", a local antique show featuring local stores and flea markets.
The Big AM 1380 will also be heard live at thebigAM1380.com.
The Big AM 1380 is part of Big Radio, owned and operated out of Monroe, WI. Big Radio operates seven local radio stations across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois; including 105.9 The Hog, 93.7 FM, AM 1260, 102.1 FM, 1570 AM, and 92.1 FM.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Locals to rally against influence of money on politics April 12 – Rock River Times

Local activists will stage a rally by the Trolley Station near Riverview Ice House, 324 N. Madison St., downtown Rockford, at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, as part of a national day of action against the influence of money in politics. 

The demonstration will include street theater, poetry readings and an opportunity for citizens to speak...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rides to the Polls — Call 815-962-0601

Press Release

Rides to the Polls — Call 815-962-0601

The Winnebago County Democratic Party is offering rides to the polls Election Day. Beginning at 8 a.m. the local Democrats will be providing rides to the polls for those who have no other way to get there.

Please call (815) 962-0601.

I'd like to thank John Gedney and the UAW for providing this very helpful service.

Don't forget to vote!

Thank you,

Charlie Laskonis
Winnebago County Democratic Party

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Springer for Sheriff — An Endorsement by Paul Gorski

Springer for Sheriff — An Endorsement by Paul Gorski

March 16, 2014
Long-time Democrat Paul Gorski announced today his endorsement of Democrat Bob Springer for Winnebago County Sheriff.

“Bob Springer is the clear choice for Democratic voters this Tuesday. Springer has the strongest Democratic credentials of any Democrat on the ballot, but more importantly, he has the most experience and best prepared to be our next sheriff. His long history of leadership in in various law enforcement roles will allow him to hit the floor running on his first day as sheriff. The choice is clear: vote for Bob Springer for Winnebago County Sheriff this Tuesday and again this fall.”
Paul Gorski currently serves a Cherry Valley Township Trustee, and is a former county board member, former Recording Secretary for the Winnebago County Democratic Party, and current Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman.


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