Mary Beth's BIO
Although Mary Beth grew up in Detroit, it is Toledo that feels like home, especially since she and her husband, Terry, are raising their family here. Their children, Tara, Derek and Cullin were all born here and are all in school now. With grade school, high school and college tuitions all looming, it's no wonder Mary Beth looks forward to many more years working on 101.5 the River. "Miles to go before I sleep!"
Rick Woodell was born and raised in Macon, Georgia, attended the community college there and eventually the University of Georgia before embarking on a 38 year broadcasting career. Rick has worked in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas and been a part of the programming of radio stations in Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado and California.
Before moving to Toledo, Rick was a highly rated morning show host in Greenville, South Carolina for 15 years and was co-host of "Talk of the Town," a 30 minute television travel show for Charter Communications that covered Georgia, North and South Carolina. Rick and his wife Carla moved to Toledo so he could rekindle his love for morning radio.
Rick and Carla have 4 "kids." One is Siamese...Cyan, 6 pounds of furry fury, Grayson, a loveable Gray stray from the Humane society, Frank a mini Dachshund rescue and the latest addition, Bill Blitzen, a rescued Greyhound.. Rick's son, Alex, graduated college in South Carolina and is continuing his education at the Medical College of South Carolina-Charleston.
Rick's continued love for charity work and civic pride keeps him active in the community.
"We've been here for over 7 years now. As Carla and I continue to travel the area, we're amazed at the eagerness of people to welcome us Southerners. We feel like actual Mid- westerners now! We really feel at home."
Admit it...you loved the Kmart Ship My Pants ad...brilliant! And now they have a new one...
check it out:
If you are a fan of sarcasm/dry humor... Arrested Development is back. New episodes will be available exclusively on Netflix. Here's a preview if you haven't seen it. (The cast hasn't aged a day!)
The I-5 Bridge in Washington State collapsed yesterday. Three cars were submerged. Three drivers injured... no deaths, thankfully. Reminds me of the freeway bridge collapse in the Twin Cities a few years ago. Scary.
The bridge, about 60 miles outside Seattle, collapsed on Thursday evening, sending at least two vehicles into the waters of the Skagit River. All three people in those vehicles were rescued, but suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital.
Investigators believe the collapse was caused by a truck with an over-sized load hitting the bridge. That caused about 150 yards of the Interstate 5 bridge to drop 120-feet into the water, taking a car, a truck and a travel trailer with it.
On source said of the drop, "It's a hell of a ride."
Although nobody was believed to be missing, a dive team was performing one final sweep of the water last night to make sure.
The bridge was built in 1955 and has a sufficiency rating of 57.4 out of 100 in federal records.
See pictures and read the news story, here.
The Memorial Day 80's Weekend on the River starts at Noon on Friday and runs through Monday evening. All of the bands, pop artists, one hit wonders, and power ballads of the 80's should be a fun soundtrack to cookouts with family and friends as we celebrate the lives of our vets this weekend! If you'll be on the road this weekend, don't forget to download our iHeartRadio app from your App Store. It's free. Just search for 101.5 the River and you can hear the 80's anywhere you go.
Check out the photo galleries we've put together from the 80's. Click Here. Fashion from the 80's, movies, tv shows, even the "technology" (it was very bulky) from the 80's... even a bunch of TV Commercials.
If you're a Rod Stewart fan, he just performed at the iHeartRadio Music Theater in New York this month. Check out some of his hits from the 80s and new music, too. That's Here.
We hope you remember the reason for this long weekend in addition to great visits with family and friends. Safe travels to you and yours. --Marybeth & Nathan
This is such a cool event. If you missed it take a look at the pics on this link.
Would you like us to bring you and 10 of your co-workers donuts and coffee sometime? We deliver Tim Horton's every week! Register to win, here.