Stan Stricker

StanHOMETOWN: Ripon, Wisconsin

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN RADIO?
Having grown up about five-miles out of town on Radio Road, I stopped into my hometown radio station one Autumn Thursday after class at the high school.  After telling the general manager how much I wanted to be in radio, he gave me a “live” audition reading news copy for the staff, and hired me on the spot.  I trained for two-hours the next night, and was on the air alone for a six-hour shift the following night  Saturday.  That was in 1978, and I’ve  enjoyed working at that station three different stretches during  my career.

HOBBIES:
Being a Wisconsin boy my hobbies are pretty traditional.  Woodworking, camping, fishing, cheese eating, and Green Bay Packer watching.

FAVORITE “CELEBRITY” ENCOUNTER:
Years ago when Tony Bennett  was on his un-plugged tour, I had a chance to introduce him to a packed auditorium.  Backstage we chatted about what he wanted said.  As I went out on stage, my newlywed wife Rose stepped in to take my place in talking to Mr. Bennett.  It wasn’t until he walked out on stage did she realize I hadn’t been simply chatting with a stage hand.

WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING IF YOU WEREN’T IN RADIO?
Sleeping in.

FAVORITE QUOTE:
‘Don’t take life too seriously, you don’t come out of it alive anyway. – Red Skelton


2 Comments

  1. Kevin D. Leavy

    Hey Stan

    This is Kevin Leavy, on my in I heard you mentioned my name for endorsing Cathy Myers. I have spoken with Cathy and we have agreed not to use my name in public advertisement for endorsements. This is just a personal thing with me I never come out publicly to endorse a candidate. Please discontinue using my name in the endorsement ad.

    Thanks Buddy.

    Reply
    1. wclonews

      Kevin-

      Thanks for letting us know. Your name was included in a list of endorsements we received in a news release last week from the Myers campaign. The news release did not say anywhere that some or all of the names should not be mentioned. We will do our best to discontinue use of your name in any future stories regarding the 1st Congressional District election.

      Reply

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