I'm a proud fifth-generation Dubuquer with deep roots in the tri-states. My dad grew up in Balltown, IA, and my mom in Potosi, WI, across the river. My childhood home was one of the first to be built on Dubuque's Westside, where my siblings and I grew up witnessing the City's growth and development over the years. I delivered pizza for Happy Joe's in high school and landed my first radio gig as the overnight DJ in the late 1980s at Fox 102.3, now Eagle 102.3. After a DJ stint in Cedar Rapids and a degree from the U of Iowa, I had an exciting media career taking me to Washington, DC, and other fun places. I helped elect candidates, pass ballot measures, and promote public projects around the country. Then, during the pandemic, I decided it was time to get back to my roots and reconnect with my Dubuque area family & friends. I'm a big fan of local history, river towns, and kayaking. I love the Hawkeyes & Cubs, hiking, country music, breweries, and any diner where the waitress calls me hon. I'm honored and thrilled to host the Good Morning Rodeo on WJOD and look forward to keeping listeners informed and entertained at the start of their day. Kick off the morning right! Hourly News/Weather updates Ag weather forecast with Karl at 6:40am Dumb Criminal News Listen every weekday at 7:35 for WJOD Birthdays and Anniversaries with Kwik Stop and Dairy Queen. Following birthdays and anniversaries, it's the Country Flashback. We will spotlight a classic country song, and you can request your favorite Flashback! Email birthdays, anniversaries, requests, or anything else to: email@example.com WJOD Good Morning Rodeo weekday mornings from 5 to 10
Friends of Galena Public Library Hold Book Sale Friday & Saturday
Friends of Galena Public Library Hold Book Sale Friday & Saturday. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 29, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Crossroads Community Church, 900 Galena Square Drive.
Rising Country Star Ashley Cooke to Perform at Jackson Co. Fair
Rising Country Star Ashley Cooke to Perform at Jackson Co. Fair. Country star Cole Swindell is scheduled to perform Saturday night and will be joined by rising star Ashley Cooke.
88 Kids Compete for Dubuque County Fair Frog Jumping Title
88 Kids Compete for Dubuque County Fair Frog Jumping Title sponsored by the Trackside Bar and Grill in Peosta.
The University of Dubuque Earns Military Spouse Friendly® School Designation
The University of Dubuque has earned a 2022-2023 Military Spouse Friendly® School designation for its leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs for military families.
Cuba City Lions Club is a Roaring Success Story
In following their motto, "Become involved, become a Lion," the Cuba City Lions Club recently donated $700.00 to fund a new US flag and flagpole in Cuba City's downtown.
Celebrating the Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
We are celebrating the anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act. July 26th commemorated the signing of the landmark Federal legislation Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Drivers Can Expect Detours with Dubuque’s NW Arterial Construction
Drivers to See Detours with Dubuque's NW Arterial Construction. The City of Dubuque Announcing the Closure of the Eastern Half of Asbury Rd. & Northwest Arterial Intersection starts today, Tuesday, July 26
Illinois Celebrates U.S. 20 Being Named Medal of Honor Highway
Illinois Celebrates U.S. 20 Being Named Medal of Honor Highway.
The Comedy Bar’s Tomato Throw Show Delivers Curveball Humor
The Comedy Bar's Tomato Throw Show Delivers Curveball Humor. Some jokes hit the target at The Comedy Bar's Tomato Throw Show on Thursdays, while others fell wide of the mark.
Bell Tower Theater Puts on The Last (Potluck) Supper
Bell Tower Theater Puts on The Last (Potluck) Supper. The Bell Tower Theater provides an endless stream of quality entertainment, announcing its third show of the 2022 Season: The Last (Potluck) Supper.