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Pat Gallagher

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Jonathan Suttin has been waking up Madison for the last ten years.  Although he won't toast your bagel or make your kid's lunch, he will do his best to put a smile on your face and stimulate your grey matter.  Jonathan may hail from Chicago and have an undying and unhealthy allegiance to the Chicago White Sox, but he is also a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a card carrying member of Section O.


Hometown: Deerfield, IL

My first job was: Painting address numbers on the curbs

If I wasn't in radio I'd be: Hanging out in the lobby of a radio station

Right-handed or Left-handed?: Depends what I'm doing

CD's I'd have if I was stranded on a desert island: How to build a working phone out of coconuts and sand

If you were a crayon what color would you be?: I'd be the sharpener on the back of the 64 pack

Favorite Day of the Year: Any day in the month of Smarch

Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn: I usually buy the M&M's or Sno-caps at the movies

Favorite TV show: Although it's lost it's touch after 20 years, It's still The Simpsons

Dogs or cats?: Both taste delicious. 

Famous person you’d like to be friends with: Bugs Bunny  

 
 
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Kitty Dunn grew up in Stevens Point, where she is proud to say she was "free-range" kid, riding her purple Schwinn around the neighborhood, playing Kick-the-Can, and watching a little too much television. (Okay..way too much television). She got her first radio job while still in high school, reporting on exciting news events like water and sewer commission meetings.

Kitty graduated from UW-Stevens Point, where she learned a lot of great drinking games, and also honed her radio skills at the college radio station, WWSP (90FM). Since then, she's worked at commercial radio stations in Stevens Point, Eau Claire and Madison, and even worked for state government for a couple years (but she doesn't like to talk about that).

Kitty's been waking you up early on Triple M since 1993, where she's worked with two Johns and a Jonathan. People often ask her, "do you ever get used to getting up so early?" She says no..but she does get used to being tired.

Away from work, Kitty loves going to garage and estate sales (ask her about her talking Charlie the Tuna doll in the original packaging), riding her bike and sampling micro-brews.

Hometown: Stevens Point

My first job was: news reporter at a radio station in Wisconsin Rapids, when I was still in high school.

If I wasn't in radio I'd be: living on the Island of Misfit Toys

Right-handed or Left-handed?:  right-handed

CD's I'd have if I was stranded on a desert island: Beatles Revolver and Abbey Road, The Band's The Last Waltz (for variety), Peter Himmelman From Strength to Strength, . Hopefully I'd also have a CD player and lots of batteries.

If you were a crayon what color would you be? Salmon (for the Omega-3's)

Favorite Day of the Year: 4th of July

Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn: Butter

Favorite TV show: Modern Family

Dogs or cats?:
Dogs

Famous person you'd like to be friends with: Ellen De Generes. Actually she's already my friend. (On Facebook, that counts doesn't it?)

 
 
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Pat Gallagher is a Madison boy through and through. Born & raised in the area (Oregon High School), his entire family still lives in Madison (listen for Pat's mom on the air with Jonathan and Kitty when she does the Lutefisk report every Fall). You can hear Pat from 9:30 am to 2pm every weekday on Triple M, where he’s hosted the Radio Deli since 1999. Pat gets a real thrill when artists show up at the station for interviews and in-studio performances. Some of the artists he's interviewed include Blues Traveler, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Soul Asylum, Ziggy Marley, The BoDeans, Barenaked Ladies and Widespread Panic.

When he's not on the air, you'll probably find Pat either at home with his wife and pets or biking, running or swimming. Pat is in training for the 2009 Ironman Wisconsin after successfully completing his first Ironman in 2008!



Education: Graduate of UW Platteville

Family: wife- Laura, dog- Nola (as in NOLA, as in New Orleans, Louisiana), 2 cats- Ruby (after the Stones song or the Kaiser Chiefs song- depending on our mood at any particular time) and Zander (after Robin Zander- lead singer for Cheap Trick) and a bird- Spazz (2 "Zs" cause it's more ROCK & ROLL, "Spazz" because he is one)

The Craziest Thing You Have Ever Done: Ironman?

Favorite Food: Maria's Pizza (Main Street in Oregon), my Lasagna, my wife's vichysoisse, anything chocolate.

My first job was: dishwasher at Maria's Pizza (Main Street in Oregon)

I Chose Radio Because...I have no ACTUAL talent

First Job: Still Maria's Pizza on Main Street in Oregon- is this a trick question?  Are you giving me some sort of psychological test?  I'll fail- I promise.

Favorite TV Shows: 2 1/2 Men, Law & Order, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, How I Met Your Mother, My Name is Earl, The Office

Favorite Movies: Casablanca, The Big Chill, Dazed & Confused, Demolition Man, Tommy Boy

If I wasn't in radio I'd be: The BIGGEST damn rock star you have ever seen or heard of!

CD's I can't live without: Marques Bovre & The Evil Twins-Big Strong House, Cheap Trick-Cheap Trick, A3-Exile on Coldharbor Lane, Bob Marley-Legend (I know it's a greatest hits collection- but it's a great one)

 
 
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Hometown:  Freeport, IL

My first job was: dishwasher at a restaurant that recycled butter, coleslaw, and macaroni salad.. yeah I know.

If I wasn't in radio I'd be:  screwed

Right-handed or Left-handed?:  right

CD's I'd have if I was stranded on a desert island:  beatles hard days night, radiohead o.k. computer, clash london calling, led zeppelin in thru the out door, ramones road to ruin, nirvana mtv unplugged, pixies doolittle, rem reckoning, rolling stones exile on mainstreet

If you were a crayon what color would you be?  black...black’s a color right?

Favorite Day of the Year:  today

Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn:  butter me up
Favorite TV show: Lost

Dogs or cats?:  dogs

Famous person you’d like to be friends with:  barack obama

 
 
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Hometown: Woodridge, New York

My first job was: Counselor at a day camp

If I wasn't in radio I'd be: teaching theater to children

Right-handed or Left-handed?: my only right leaning is my hand

CD's I'd have if I was stranded on a desert island: Van Morrison Live in San Francisco, Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde, Phish Slip stitch and Pass, Frank Zappa’s Apostrophe, James Hunter People Gonna Talk

If you were a crayon what color would you be?  Groovy tie-dye ( they have those right?)

Favorite Day of the Year: Thanksgiving

Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn: salt and a little butter

Favorite TV show: Amazing Race, Survivor, Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Dogs or cats?: cat!

Famous person you’d like to be friends with: Little Steven Van Zandt

 
 
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"My name is Ed Johnson I come from Wisconsin". I always thought that my Autobiography would start with those words. Born in Baraboo Wisconsin with a craving for cheese it seems I was brought into the world according to plan. As a child I "played radio" with my brother Kurt. We set up a radio station in our families camper. Using a CB as a transmitter we went to work. Channel 19 seemed the logical choice offering the largest "cume" (RADIO SPEAK: cumulative audience) of truckers and trucker wannabe's. I can only imagine the joy we brought those truckers passing the Baraboo valley one very warm 4th of July weekend in the early 70's.

Hometown:  Baraboo, WI (and Waukesha)

My first job was: Circus World Museum, Baraboo WI.  I put stickers under the windshield wipers of cars in the lot. They said "Tommy Bartlets Water Show" on them. I had to wear a bright orange jump suit. (prisoners wear those now)

If I wasn't in radio I'd be: A street car conductor.

Right-handed or Left-handed?: Righty Tighty

CD's I'd have if I was stranded on a desert island:  Beatles "Abbey Road"  , Counting Crows "August and Everything After", BoDeans "Love And Hop And Sex And Dreams" , and the audio book: "How To get Yourself Off a Desert Island"

If you were a crayon what color would you be?  Edish Blue

Favorite Day of the Year:  The fist day of the year that it turns 70. Because winter is almost over AND I get free bear at the Club Tavern!  (Thanks Moose!)

Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn: Extra Butter and Salt, DUH!!

Favorite TV show: If I had to pick one I'd have to say "The Office".

Dogs or cats?: I love em both, but I am a Dog person.

Famous person you’d like to be friends with:  George Clooney

 
 
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Name: Heather

Education: I've got a BS degree, literally and figuratively, in media performance

Family:  Married with a son

The Craziest Thing You Have Ever Done: Not a risk taker, really 

Favorite Food: CAKE!

My first job was: Shining my dad's shoes for a quarter a pair

I Chose Radio Because...I get to wear jeans to work everyday

Favorite TV Shows:  Mad Men, Amazing Race, The Office, Ice Road Truckers, Anthony Bourdain:No Reservations, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance!

Favorite Movies: Jackie Brown, The Breakfast Club, This is Spinal Tap, Pulp Fiction, A Christmas Story

If I wasn't in radio I'd be:  Crying in my beer

CD's I can't live without: The entire U2 catalog and New Radicals "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too"
 
 
 
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