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Chuck is a lifelong fan of the state's sports teams and has lived and worked in Wisconsin all of his life. Chuck started covering the Milwaukee sports scene when he was 14 and became the youngest network correspondent in the country with coverage for NBC, UPI and AP Radio while still in high school.
In 1994, he became the first to host a show on a Milwaukee sports radio station. Has worked as the Sports Director at KFIZ/1530 ESPN radio in Fond du Lac and 107.5 "The Fan" in Green Bay, where he was the play by play voice of UW Green Bay Basketball.
Favorite drink: Chocolate Martini
What word best describes you? Loyal, because when I’m "all in," I’m "all in!"
Who would play you in a movie about your life? Jeff Bridges
What’s on your iPod? All 80's Music
Describe a perfect day off for you: A 2:30 Tee time, going out for a great Mexican dinner and then out for a few beers.
If you weren’t in radio, what job would you have? School Athletic Director
List a recent notable accomplishment: "Chuck and Wickett" morning show winning a Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award for best show.
While Bart technically didn't start in radio until a college internship at WCOW-FM in Sparta, Wisconsin, there are dozens of missing cassette tapes that would prove his love for radio started during his childhood.
But upon graduation from UW-La Crosse, Bart's first job was instead in television, working as a reporter/photographer at WKBT-TV. Eventually Bart found his way back to radio in his hometown of Fond du Lac at WFON-FM, where he helmed "Mornings with Bart" from 2011-2015 and did sports play-by-play for KFIZ-AM.
Bart began working at The FAN in August of 2014 as a producer on the BIG SHOW before moving to the mornings. "Chuck & Winkler" debuted on August 4th, 2016.
Bart currently resides in Shorewood with his wife Nikol. The first of four brothers all with the same initials; BGW, Bart bleeds Green & Gold. A Packers shareholder, he’s got a piece of old Lambeau Field turf in his freezer and sleeps in Packer sweatpants under a Packers blanket! Plus, he and his wife hold the record for highest bar tab for a wedding reception held at Lambeau Field.
Hometown: Fond du Lac, WI
Favorite drink: Captain Morgan and Diet Dr. Pepper (in moderation!)
What 3 words describe you best? Clever, focused, detailed, attentive
What’s on your iPod? New alt rock, 80s one-hit wonders, classic 90s pop to early 2000s Country and then to Neil Diamond… all in a span of 20 minutes.
Describe a perfect day off: Hanging out with my two best friends - my wife and my couch.
If you weren’t in radio, what job would you have? Game show host or SNL cast member. A realistic adult job would be to be a city planner (played a lot of Sim City as a kid)
List a recent notable accomplishment: The producer part of the 2015 WBA Award for Best Morning Talk Show, "Chuck & Wickett"