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
This Driftless Life: Kayaking the Galena River [VIDEO]
This Driftless Life: Kayaking the Galena River. The Nuts Outdoor staff were incredibly professional and helpful with information, gear, and transportation to the drop-in spot.
Rain Doesn’t Deter Galena Wine Fest
Rainy Weather Doesn't Dampen Weekend Fun. With the Summer Solstice marking the official start of the season, it is with great happiness that the temps and the overall weather are becoming more enjoyable.
East Dubuque Issues Water Boil Order Until Wednesday
East Dubuque Issues Water Boil Order Until Wednesday. The City of East Dubuque has issued an order to residents to boil their water for drinking, food preparation, dishwashing, and personal hygiene such as brushing teeth.
A Crossbow Wielding Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges in Galena
A Crossbow Wielding Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges in Galena. A Jo Daviess domestic dispute involving a man with a crossbow leads to Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery charges.
A Return to My Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
Dubuque is where Iowa started, and it's the state's oldest City. So the City and Tri-State area are rich in history, culture, and character.
Rusty Taco Makes Great Happy Hour Margs
Rusty Taco Makes Great Happy Hour Margs. While stopping by the Natural Grocers at Asbury Plaza, I noticed a few folks under the umbrellas and at the outside bar at Rusty Tacos.
Horse and Ponies Make Kids Happy Campers
The Eastern Iowa Horse and Pony Camp host 3rd to 12th-grade youth interested in horses. The overnight camp runs from June 19 to 25.
Your Best Travel Options After American Airlines Departs DBQ
Travelers to and from Dubuque are hitting some new turbulence with this week's announcement that American Airlines is departing the Dubuque Regional Airport.
O Say, Can You See The Fawn In Early Light?
O Say, Can You See The Fawn In Early Light? Recent statistics indicate that Iowa is often in the Top 5 for the highest state for coming into a collision with a deer is possible. Wisconsin ranks close behind.
Rotary Club of Dubuque Swings Big to Raise Money for Y Camp
Rotary Club of Dubuque Swings Big to Raise Money for Y Camp. This year the Rotary Club's Golf Scramble Tournament raised money for the Dubuque Y-Camp.