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."
Get ready for the campains! We have a local connection to the national scene...again.
MB and R
Joe The Plumber Likely To Win Republican Nomination In Ohio
Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as "Joe The Plumber," recently visited the White House but couldn't get in.
Wurzelbacher, who served as a McCain surrogate during the 2008 presidential campaign, won the Republican nomination for Congress in Ohio's heavily democratic 9th district in March. He is running against longtime Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur.
In a new campaign ad, Wurzelbacher is shown waiting at the White house gates, purportedly to get a chance to talk to President Obama. Eventually he retreats and gives the camera an exasperated sigh.
"Well, it's 3:00 and apparently no one's home," he says. "I'd like to come back and finish this conversation."
Wurzelbacher lashes out at the president in a blog post on his campaign site:
Your burdensome and punishing regulations made sure that job-creating small businesses suffer like never before. And yet, through it all, your friends, bundlers, and campaign contributors seem to be doing just fine. Thanks to your "spread the wealth" message, we’ve got people "occupying" legitimate businesses and industries, terrorizing the children of business leaders in their own homes, and calling for government control of everything and everybody. I thought you'd like to hear how all that is working out for us out here in the real world.
Mister President, I think it's time you and I continued our conversation.
I tried early and late, but you weren't home and I couldn't find anyone to take a message. Perhaps you had a good score at the golf course today? Any luck getting more campaign donations? I'm sure that's taking up a lot of your energy.
Wurzelbacher shot into the political spotlight when he asked Obama about his small business tax plan at a campaign event in 2008.
“I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” Obama said.
The McCain campaign pounced on his remarks and continually resurfaced them to suggest Obama had a socialist agenda. "Joe the Plumber" was referenced in debates and soon McCain called Wurzelbacher to start making campaign appearances with him