Month: December 2018

Pat O’Neill had some very large shoes. As in, “big shoes to fill”. I told Pat that I would try to fill them, even though I don’t believe that anybody really could. But what I promised to Pat was something that I know I can do. I promised Pat that even if I couldn’t fill his […]

I’ve had lots of people ask me how I feel about Pat O’Neill leaving Magic 98. Well. . . before even thinking about the words he said to me about a month ago, my most overwhelming feeling was pride. To do what he’s doing at this stage of his career takes guts and I’m so […]

Magic 98‘s new Kid of the Week is five-year-old, Bella, from Stoughton. She was nominated by her mom, Emily, who says… “My daughter is the happiest little girl on the planet. Everywhere we go she strives to make anyone she encounters smile by giving hugs, asking about your day, or just being silly to try and make you […]

I’m a “feelings person.” Meaning, when something feels right (or wrong), that feeling is often the only reason I need to go through with that thing (or not go through with that thing). When I look back at certain moments in my life and big decisions I made, it turns out that the initial feeling I […]

I am still in limbo wondering what it is going to be like without Pat being the anchor of Magic 98. From day one, he was the one who assured me when ever I screwed up it was not the end of the world, and always offered some helpful advice to get over the blunder. […]

I moved to Madison in the spring of 1994. I had six years of full time radio experience under my belt and I applied to every radio station I was interested in working at when I arrived. I remember the day Pat O’Neill called me for an interview. I remember the day Pat and I […]

In 1983, I applied for a job at a new radio station in Madison called Magic 98. I didn’t get the gig—not until 2008, anyway—but one guy who joined up that year was Pat O’Neill. Since then, he’s become a Madison radio institution, as you know. What you may not know is that as Magic’s […]

So close, but so far away. Except for now. That’s a good description of my relationship with Magic 98. My first encounter with Magic was early in my radio career. I had worked for a couple of years at small-town radio in Ripon, WI, where I had gone to college. I felt like I was […]

Whenever Joe does not come when I call him, I always have to check his favorite haunts first before I start to worry. Most times it means he is napping or doing his yoga moves. He is often right below the radio in my kitchen listening to Magic 98. I leave it on for him […]

Magic 98‘s new Kid of the Week is 16-month-old, Jasper, from Blanchardville! He was nominated by his mother, Lori, who says… “Jasper loves helping his mom cook dinner and watching football with his dad!” Jasper has won $25 for his piggy bank from Madison Property Management and treats, including a free family tub of Classic Caramel Corn, from Rural Route 1 Popcorn. His picture […]

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