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! July 7th…What a show!

If you were in…or around…Wamego on Friday night, you saw one incredible show!  It’s not been voted the “best fireworks display in the state of Kansas” for nothin’, folks.

A day of celebration ended with the skies over Wamego being lit up by more than 16,000 shells! An estimated 30,000 people were there to see the incredible show. And we were honored to be part of it…broadcasting the soundtrack live over the air!

A big thanks to all those hard-working volunteers who helped put that show together. Countless hours working out in the hot sun…and it payed off HUGE!

That’s two great weekends…Independence Day following up Stampede weekend. What an excellent Stampede! Awesome lineup, pretty decent weather, and seeing all my friends…Stampede for me is more like a family reunion every June. And, I got to meet the one and only Joe Diffie; been a fan of his since my Army days!

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Again…thanks to Wayne and his staff, the great folks at Neste Entertainment (Laurie, you are amazing), and especially all of you who took our advice and showed your B1047 temporary tattoos.  We had a great time taking so many of you backstage to meet your favorite Stampede artist!

Coming up later this month…the Riley County Fair, and the Kaw Valley Rodeo.  Make your plans to join us July 24-26 out a CiCo Park.  Wells Arena will be the site for professional rodeo action…and you won’t want to miss a minute of it!  And we’ll have tickets to give away…might even be able to set you up with the best seats in the house.  Listen for details!

 

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