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My FD Connection:
I currently live in Fort Dodge
Hometown:
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Which Fort Dodge High School?
Fort Dodge Senior High
Year of Graduation
1979
About Me:
I'm a native of Fort Dodge and have been running my own business since the summer of 2002. I'm very active and enjoy bicycling, motorcycling, and just about anything else outdoors that I can do while listening to my iPod.

My Professional Life (The Short Story): I started as a radio announcer in 1979 at age 18, but later decided to drop my on-air aspirations and join a radio station's advertising sales staff in 1982. From that point on my radio career was spent behind the scenes; first as a manager of a 100,000 watt FM station at the age of 23, and later as a regional manager for a broadcasting group. I have over 25 years of broadcasting, marketing and advertising creation, sales, and management experience, and my articles on sales and advertising have been published internationally. I'm also a Past President of the Iowa Broadcasters Association. My Fort Dodge business helps other local businesses with their Internet marketing which includes website building, Internet and Cable TV ad production, video recording/production services, and website administration services such as maintenance and updates.

Professional Bio: Bill Grady was born and educated in Fort Dodge, Iowa, graduating from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1979. In 1981, Bill graduated from the broadcasting program at Iowa Central Community College. During his broadcasting career he has worked as an announcer, chief engineer, news director, sports announcer, and sales representative. He became General Manager at KRIT-FM in Clarion, Iowa in 1984 at the age of 23. Grady also worked at KSMN/KLSS in Mason City, Iowa, KFIZ/WFON in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and WCWC/WYUR in Ripon, Wisconsin. He came back to Fort Dodge in December of 1991 as General Manager of KVFD/KUEL. Bill Grady has been active in the Fort Dodge community by serving on several local committees and organizations including the Iowa Central Community College Broadcasting Advisory Board, United Way Board of Directors, Fort Dodge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Chamber Ambassadors, Chairman of the annual "Fall Fest" committee, and Chairman of the March of Dimes WalkAmerica in 1993, and Honoree Chairman of the March of Dimes WalkAmerica in 2001. Bill has also served on several statewide and national organizations and committees such as the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, NAB State Leadership Conference, and served as President of the Iowa Broadcasters Association and President of the Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation. While under his leadership, the staff of KVFD-AM and KUEL-FM received many local and national recognition’s including 3 consecutive Crystal Radio Awards for excellence in community service in 1998, 1999 and 2000, 5 consecutive Crystal Radio Award finalist nominations, 3 consecutive Marconi Radio Awards for overall excellence in broadcasting in 1998, 1999 and 2000, 4 consecutive Marconi Radio Award nominations, recognized during the Service To America Awards in Washington, D.C. in 1999 and 2000 for excellence in community service, 2 Governor Media Awards for excellence in community development in 1997 and 1999, Sorenson Broadcasting Corporation Sales Department of the Year Award in 1996 and 1998, and the United Way of Greater Fort Dodge Corporate Leadership Award in 1997. Bill Grady was elected Chairman of the Sorenson Broadcasting’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan by the trustees in 1997 representing the financial interests of over 150 employees, and beginning in 1998 served as the Eastern Regional Director for Sorenson Broadcasting, responsible for the company’s stations in Iowa and Minnesota. In 2000, Waitt Radio gave Bill additional responsibilities for KQWC-AM/FM, Webster City, and KHBT-FM, Humboldt. In the summer of 2002, Bill started his own company and since that time has brought his advertising/marketing knowledge of traditional media and the Internet to thousands of small business owners in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

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Favorite Music:
Classic rock from the 70's, but I have found many new independent artists that are amazing. A few of them are playing on this page, and many are on the main page.
Favorite TV Shows:
Father Ted, Homicide: Life on the Street, and the original reality shows....they're called "sports".

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At 12:29am on May 19, 2015, SHEREE MCCLELLAN (PECK) said…

Bill I'm trying to find classmates for our reunion. You did a article on one I'm looking for my e-mail is ssmc43@yahoo.com

At 4:24pm on December 7, 2014, George Walker said…
That's OK Bill. I just wanted to let you know. Geo.
At 2:38pm on December 7, 2014, George Walker said…
Bill, I noticed in the past not too many members were interested in what I had to show or say about the paranormal. I wanted you personally to know that back in May and June I convinced a production company out of Virginia to do a production of a case I investigated. They came in July to do a production. I just got word that the production will be shown January 4, 2015 at 9 p.m.on Destination America network. Ft. Dodge will be put on the map both nationwide and international. The production can be seen on Dish ch.194, DIRECTV ch.286 and Mediacom ch.286. Check your cable guide outside Webster county. If you have any questions let me know. Geo.
At 2:42pm on March 18, 2014, Vera Hartman said…

Thanks for the "Welcome"

At 11:49am on July 3, 2013, Milissa R. Bailey said…

Thanks Bill! Glad you're enjoying!

At 9:24am on June 17, 2013, Milissa R. Bailey said…

Excited to be a part of such a great site!

At 6:42am on June 4, 2013, George Walker said…

Bill, this is Geo. of paranormal Research & Investigations. Thanks for putting my notice of wanting to start a monthly paranormal group meeting on the front page again. Geo.

At 8:20pm on May 23, 2013, Chris Davies said…

Thanks you Bill -- I just got your post as I have been in the hospital for about 8 days.  I look forward to meeting new business associates and fellow Fort Dodgers."

At 4:02pm on March 25, 2013, Patti Donney said…

thanks

At 10:22am on January 2, 2013, kelly gonder said…

Happy New year Bill! I am looking for "Show me your Rack" to enter my sons Buck, but cannot find it, am I to late?

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Bill Grady Letter of Recommendation - Allers Associates Architects, PC

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Thanks Carrie for the great letter! It was a true pleasure to work with you and your professional staff. Best of luck with the new website!

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Shellabration 2015 - Boston at Rogers Sports Complex June 26th

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

The legendary rock band Boston will headline Shellabration 2015 on Friday, June 26th at the Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.



The first two Boston albums, the self-titled "Boston" and "Don't Look Back" are two of my all-time favorite albums. If you're looking for the best CD versions of these…

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Leesa Mattress: Your next mattress may be arriving in a box

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

If you've shopped for a new mattress lately and have been confused by all the choices, styles, and then still wonder if you're going to enjoy it once you get it home, here's a company that simplifies the entire process.

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Give Your Input Into The Fort Dodge Comprehensive Plan

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

The City of Fort Dodge is looking for community input from Fort Dodge residents and businesses concerning the upcoming Comprehensive Plan.



The Fort Dodge Comprehensive Plan and Riverfront Master Plan will be used as a blueprint and collective vision that will guide the City in its…

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Two Positions Open at Fort Dodge Transmission

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