On Air

Bob Bruce

After 35 years of living in medium and large cities, Bob is thrilled to be back in the kind of town he grew up in as the General Manager of WCAZ AM/FM radio. Born in Chicago, Bob grew up in Decorah, Iowa and New Richmond, Wisconsin. Bob attended college at La Crosse- Wisconsin and has over 3 decades of radio experience.
Bob is the father of 4 girls: Rylea, and triplets Kyra, Amery, and Baylea. Please stop by the radio station for a cup of coffee and say Hi!

On-Air Schedule

Monday 06:30am - 06:34am Real Country
Monday 06:35am - 06:49am Farm To Fork
Monday 06:50am - 07:02am Lunch Menus
Monday 07:03am - 07:19am Local News
Monday 07:20am - 07:49am Obits
Monday 07:50am - 08:29am Grain Market Update
Monday 10:03am - 10:05am Grain Market Update
Monday 12:05pm - 12:06pm Grain Market Update
Tuesday 06:30am - 06:34am Real Country
Tuesday 06:35am - 06:49am Farm To Fork
Tuesday 06:50am - 07:02am Lunch Menus
Tuesday 07:03am - 07:19am Local News
Tuesday 07:20am - 07:49am Obits
Tuesday 07:50am - 08:29am Grain Market Update
Tuesday 10:03am - 10:05am Grain Market Update
Tuesday 12:05pm - 12:06pm Grain Market Update
Wednesday 06:30am - 06:34am Real Country
Wednesday 06:35am - 06:49am Farm To Fork
Wednesday 06:50am - 07:02am Lunch Menus
Wednesday 07:03am - 07:19am Local News
Wednesday 07:20am - 07:49am Obits
Wednesday 07:50am - 08:29am Grain Market Update
Wednesday 10:03am - 10:05am Grain Market Update
Wednesday 12:05pm - 12:06pm Grain Market Update
Thursday 06:30am - 06:34am Real Country
Thursday 06:35am - 06:49am Farm To Fork
Thursday 06:50am - 07:02am Lunch Menus
Thursday 07:03am - 07:19am Local News
Thursday 07:20am - 07:49am Obits
Thursday 07:50am - 08:29am Grain Market Update
Thursday 10:03am - 10:05am Grain Market Update
Thursday 12:05pm - 12:06pm Grain Market Update
Friday 06:30am - 06:34am Real Country
Friday 06:35am - 06:49am Farm To Fork
Friday 06:50am - 07:02am Lunch Menus
Friday 07:03am - 07:19am Local News
Friday 07:20am - 07:49am Obits
Friday 07:50am - 08:29am Grain Market Update
Friday 10:03am - 10:05am Grain Market Update
Friday 12:05pm - 12:06pm Grain Market Update

Don Thurman

Don is back on the air! Don is a former graduate of Carthage High School. After graduation, he moved forward in the radio business and has been with radio for the last 46 years. He started off working for the former WCAZ radio station erasing tapes and filing records. While he was there, he would watch through the window to see how they ran the control panel and also observed them ripping and reading the world and national news. That got him hooked! Don then traveled to Chicago, on the train, to get his FCC license.There he qualified on the control panel and also learned to read the radio tower. One of his most embarrassing moments while working for the radio station was getting caught with his pants down. Don was riding his motorcycle from Hamilton to Carthage in the rain and he got soaked. He arrived at the radio station with no other dry clothes. He removed his clothing and covered himself, front and back, with large pieces of felt.The next thing Don knew a former state representative walks in and discovers Don. OOps! One of Don's favorite times was visiting the schools. He did this once a year to all local area schools. He would have stories prepared for the school kids to read on the air. Another favorite of Don's was doing remotes at the annual 4-H fair. We are glad to have you and all your experience.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 08:30am - 08:59am AM Country
Monday 12:03pm - 12:04pm Local News
Monday 05:01pm - 05:10pm Local News
Tuesday 08:30am - 08:59am AM Country
Tuesday 12:03pm - 12:04pm Local News
Tuesday 05:01pm - 05:10pm Local News
Wednesday 08:30am - 08:59am AM Country
Wednesday 12:03pm - 12:04pm Local News
Wednesday 05:01pm - 05:10pm Local News
Thursday 08:30am - 08:59am AM Country
Thursday 12:03pm - 12:04pm Local News
Thursday 05:01pm - 05:10pm Local News
Friday 08:30am - 08:59am AM Country
Friday 12:03pm - 12:04pm Local News
Friday 05:01pm - 05:10pm Local News

Ethan Lillard

Ethan Lillard was born and raised in Hancock County and graduated from Illini West High School. He was a part of the 2008 and 2011 state championship football teams at Illini West. Ethan has worked in sports media for three years now. Prior to WCAZ, Ethan was a successful sports editor for the Journal Pilot newspaper here in Carthage. Everyone here at WCAZ look forward to Ethan covering all Hancock County sporting events throughout the year.

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