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Newspapers continue to sink - poised to fall to lowest on record

From the Columbia Journalism ReviewNewspapers continue to sinkFrom the article:The newspaper industry continued to sink last year, shedding 2.6 percent of its revenue on heavy print ad declines, according to the Newspaper Association of America.Dog bites man, you say. But while we’ve become numb to the collapse of the newspaper industry’s fortunes, it’s worth stepping back and looking at how bad it’s…See More
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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird The Movie

They say you can find almost anything on YouTube these days.As most of our visitors already know, Lynyrd Skynyrd will be performing at Shellabration 2014 on Friday, August 1st at the Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.While scanning through various Lynryd Skynyrd videos I found this gem. …See More
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"Eggs and Issues moves to May 3rd Due to the availability of elected officials, the Eggs and Issues scheduled for Saturday April 26th has been moved to Saturday May 3rd at the Iowa Central East Campus. This will be the final Eggs and Issues of the…"
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Eggs and Issues - April 2014 at ICCC East Campus

May 3, 2014 from 7:30am to 10am
Eggs and Issues- Saturday, April 26th, located in the Triton Room of Iowa Central East Campus (Old Smithway Trucking Building, 2031 Quail Avenue, Fort Dodge).  o   Breakfast: 7:30am-8:30 AM o   Forum 8:30am-10:00 AMSee More
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My FD Connection:
I currently live in Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Which Fort Dodge High School?
Fort Dodge Senior High
Year of Graduation
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 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."

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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?

At 10:26am on August 16, 2012, Sue Kelly said…

Why did it take me so long to do this??? Thanks for the opportunity to join and view whats  going on in Fort Dodge and around us .  Have a good day !!!


At 1:22pm on July 25, 2012, Deb Krause said…

Thank you for the welcome. Now to explore and figure this site out, but I think I am gonna like it! Have a great day!

At 3:09pm on April 30, 2012, Marvin R. Mattfeld said…
Up on No. 2nd Street, where 9th Ave. North would run into the house is the former home of the Trainor or Trainer family in the '40's. I lived in the Lutheran Home at 234 9th Ave. No., at that time. As children, we were not allowed to leave the grounds at the west end of the block. One summer afternoon there was a commotion at the Trainor house. There were no adults present, only an Evelyn Halligan who was babysitting the Trainor children. She claimed there was a ghost in the house and fearful of danger to any of the small children entrusted to her care. At one point there was, what appeared to be, a spectral figure at an upstairs window. Was it a ghost, a spirit, or some other para-normal figure? I have no idea. I emailed Evelyn Halligan a number of years ago and reminded her of the event. She remembered the event and stated that she believed it to be real. I often wondered whether it was older neighborhood kids trying to spook us.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird The Movie

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:54am 0 Comments

They say you can find almost anything on YouTube these days.

As most of our visitors already know, Lynyrd Skynyrd will be performing at Shellabration 2014 on Friday, August 1st at the Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.

While scanning through various Lynryd…


Shellabration 2014 - Lynyrd Skynyrd at Rogers Sports Complex on August 1st

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Shellabration 2014 is bringing southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd to Fort Dodge on Friday, August 1st. The annual Shellabration concert will also be returning to the Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

I saw Lynyrd Skynyrd back in September of…


2014 Fort Dodge Spring Cleanup Days - April 23rd through May 14th

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 9:56am 0 Comments

One of the rituals of spring in Fort Dodge is our annual Spring Cleanup Days.

According to a recent news release from the City of Fort Dodge, Spring Cleanup Days will be held the last two Wednesdays of April and the first two Wednesdays of May.

Here's the schedule for 2014:…


Know Your Money - How to check for phony U.S. currency

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Every year our local businesses are victimized by the counterfeiting of United States currency and other U.S. obligations.

According to the United States Secret Service website, those who fail to carefully examine the money they receive or who cash checks and bonds without requesting proper…


Fort Dodge Citizens Academy - April 22nd through June 10th

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 10:32am 0 Comments

The Fort Dodge Police Department encourages you to attend the local Citizens Academy Program to help reshape your perception and better your awareness of public safety.

Also how to work together as a community to effectively handle crime and social issues.

Classes consist of Tuesday's starting…


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