Bill Williams

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Bill:

About me: Born and raised back east in southeastern Pennsylvania (in and around Amish country).  That explains why, to this day, I remain a huge Phillies fan, although I do follow the Royals.  It also explains my fondness for cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and Tastykakes.  Seeing horse-pulled buggies on a daily basis is really neat…following one going two miles an hour (they have speedometers) when you’re late for work…not so much.  Anyway, after high school worked a few different jobs, but nothing caught my fancy as a possible career.  So, one day I picked up the phone book, found the number for US Army Recruiting, and then spent six plus years wearing camoflage for Uncle Sam…four of which were lived over in Germany (I could tell you some amazing stories…most of which involve the phrase “en grosse bier bitte”!).  Anyway, when I got out of the Army (ETS’d to all you non-civies), I decided that I really liked it here in northeast Kansas, so I stayed.  Started my radio career over in Junction City…and now, here I am in Manhattan…on-air here at B1047 since 1998 (wow that’s a lot of years!)  What a cool job!  Seriously, I get PAID to do this for a living!  I also go to most of the K-State football games (I roadtrip as part of the crew for Powercat Gameday).  Oh, and I’m the Traffic Director here at Manattan Broadcasting since last May…that means I’ll schedule the commercials, and unfortunately has nothing at all to do with a helicopter.  When I’m not here at the station, I like to travel.  I play a little golf…but not very well.  I love my job…and I enjoy meeting you out at station events and remotes.
Top 5 albums:
Garth Brooks “No Fences”, Alan Jackson “Under The Influence”, Alabama “Mountain Music”, Tim McGraw “Everywhere”, and anything by George Strait
 
Top 5 movies:
“Caddyshack”, “Road Trip”, “Private Parts”, “Major League”, “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”.
 
First album you owned:
Garth Brooks “No Fences”
 
Favorite artist:
Brad Paisley
 
If you weren’t a DJ, what would your dream job be?
The guy who holds the cord for Coach Snyder’s headset…’cause he hears it ALL! 
If you could hang out with one famous dead person, who?
Elvis…that is if he’s really dead.
The latest! March 31st – “Konnichiwa Spring!!” “
Or should I say “Good Afternoon, Spring”?
Just got back from a quick little visit to the Land of the Rising Sun…Japan! Got to see Tokyo and Hiroshima, and ride the super fast, super safe, and super efficient Shinkansen, or “bullet train”. Seriously…it’s a train that goes 200 mph. Kinda like a NASCAR car on rails! What an awesome trip! If you ever have the opportunity to go…go! And don’t be intimidated because you don’t speak Japanese; neither do I and I had very little trouble in getting in, around, and out. Ok, a little trouble getting out, but that wasn’t a language issue…that was a Delta Airlines maintenance issue.
Well, I told you the Wildcats would win, didn’t I?? Unfortunately for K-State, the wrong Wildcats…those from Kentucky…were victorious in that 2nd round NCAA tournament game in St. Louis. Bruce Weber’s bunch ends the year at 20-13, but there’s lots to be excited about in 2014-15. And who’s ready for spring football? We’ll get our first look at the gridiron Cats on April 26th at the Purple-White scrimmage. Tickets are just a few bucks, and I think you’ll want to see that video they’ll show at halftime!
And speaking of K-State…you’ll have the opportunity to see what really goes on in all those buildings this Saturday with the All-University Open House. Tour the facilities, talk to the students, and it’s all FREE. And we’ll be live at the Department of Grain Science from 11am-1pm.
And finally, this Sunday night is the Academy of Country Music Awards from Nashville. Once again, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will be co-hosting. Remember last year, when Luke won Entertainer of the Year? His reaction was priceless…it’s what is right about country music these days.

Just hope it didn’t make Zack Brown want to vomit.

Have a great week!  And hello Spring!!!