On the Thursday morning edition of "Chuck & Wickett", UW-Milwaukee Atheltic Director Amanda Braun joined the program to answer some questions that have come up regarding the men's basketball program. The following is the performance...
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Saturday Night Live is my favorite show and Fond du Lac is my hometown.
I have to address this.
And whether they watched it live or on their computer the next day, I guarantee you every one of Fond du Lac's 43,021 residents will have...
The Milwaukee Brewers have held Spring Training practices for a little more than a week and the two biggest stories so far are that a guy laughs in a funny way and that a dog might be dead.
Sure, there are a lot of new faces...
I think it is becoming evident that Bo Ryan will give way to Greg Gard as the next coach of the Badgers basketball program. The program is in a awkward situation. The current coaching staff has been hitting the summer tournaments on the recruiting...
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.
A native of Canton, MI, Wickett got his first full-time job in radio at WTKA-AM in March of 2000. Over the next 6 years, he worked his way up the ranks to Afternoon Show Co-Host, Morning Show Co-Host and then Assistant Program Director of the station.
Among his many accomplishments, Wickett organized and hosted the top ranked coverage of University of Michigan Football on WTKA. He also anchored coverage of NASCAR and IRL Events at Michigan International Speedway. He’s a graduate of the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts.
Hometown: PROUDLY from Detroit, MI
Favorite drink: Whatever you're buying
What 3 words describe you best? Goofy, Caring, Versatile
Who would play you in a movie about your life? The love child of Don Knotts & Anthony Michael Hall from the 80's.
What’s on your iPod? Don't have one... but I have Excision's 2016 Shambala Mix on my Note 4.
Describe a perfect day off for you: Sleep in, awake to bacon, eggs & mimosa's. Nap, Sega, all 3 Jurassic Park movies, then to bed with The Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon
If you weren’t in radio, what job would you have? TV Game-show host - preferably The Price is Right, or the old Press Your Luck
List a recent notable accomplishment: Won The 2015 WBA Morning Talk Show of the year (along with Chuck Freimund) That was neat. I broke down & cried... in public... at a party.
A Fond du Lac, Wisconsin native, Bart Winkler is a graduate of UW–La Crosse, beginning his career as a reporter for WKBT-TV. After three years he moved back to his hometown and joined WFON-FM where he helmed the morning show for four years. Bart joined The FAN’s Chuck & Wickett as producer in August of 2015.
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! Did we mention he got married at Lambeau Field?
Hometown: Fond du Lac, WI
Favorite drink: Captain Morgan and Diet Dr. Pepper or any of the 2000 flavors of Mountain Dew.
What 3 words describe you best? Loyal, passionate & funny – what I can say, I’m hilarious!
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 with the high school buddies at a Brewers game or the casino… most likely a blackjack table.
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.
List a recent notable accomplishment: Voted the Best Radio Announcer in 2015 by the Fond du Lac paper.