BEN & ARNIE--THE MORNING MOO CREW---WEEKDAYS 6-10AM
Who is Arnie...
MIKE BURNS-GILBERT--MIKE IN THE MIDDAY---WEEKDAYS 10AM-2PM
About Me: I’m the wild bachelor of the COW Crew. Some days it’s just a challenge not burning my house down cooking. And I’m still not exactly sure what this iron thing that my mom says I need to get the wrinkles out of my clothes. I started off my radio career at COW97 in January of 2008 doing middays on the weekend, and filling in whereever else needed. In June of 2008 I moved to southwest Iowa. While in Iowa I worked some odd jobs and worked part time at KJAN in Atlantic, Iowa for about a year. Now I’ve been back at COW97 since February 2012 and am so glad to be back in COW Country.
I grew up on a family farm north of a map dot called Stanton, Iowa. I honestly believe I was 8 or 9 before I realized most people bought milk at the grocery store and didn’t get their meat from a private drawer in the cooler of the local meat locker. I came to the area in 2003 via Fort McCoy on my way to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon my return to the States in 2004, I rented a cabin at Pine View Campground for a week's vacation. I fell in love with Wisconsin and my vacation ended up lasting untill 2008 when, due to my mother having health issues, I returned to Iowa; then in 2012 returning to Wisconsin.
I love music in general, but nothing speaks to me quite like country music. There is something about songs that seem like they were written about me and my life and no other genre does that like country. When I was younger I listened to a lot of “hair bands” then in the early 90’s a friend told me about this country song and had me listen to it. The song was Against the Grain by a still relatively new artist from Oklahoma by the name of Garth Brooks. I was hooked.
Favorite Place to Hangout when not working:
On a nice day you will find me out with two fists in the wind, eating asphalt on my motorcycle. I also tend to be found in karaoke clubs.
Dirty Little Secret:
I will occasionally listen to pop music.
Favorite Sports Team:
I’m not much of a stick and ball sports guy but I do like watching the Packers. My sport is NASCAR and I’m a fan of the number 88 Hendricks Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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What Did you Want to Be as a Kid?:
I wanted to be a Naval Aviator.
What superhero would you want to be and why?:
Batman, because he has the coolest toys. Incidentally, he is the only superhero without superpowers.
If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be?:
The Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt; just because he seemed like a regular working-class guy.
What is your Weirdest quirk?:
I love repelling and climbing terrain features, but I’m scared of heights.
What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?:
A 3-masted wooden ship under ominous skies.
CLARY HARRIS--NEWS DIRECTOR
C.J. ANDERSON--SPORTS DIRECTOR
Hey there...I am Andy Thursten. I bring you country music on the weekends. I am a fully bred Wisconsin boy that does not bleed the Green and Gold, or the Badger Red. I am sorry, but I do love the Milwaukee Brewers, so 1 out of 3 is not too bad.
As far as the music goes I love it all. Pop, classic rock, and of course country. If I had to pick my favorite artists it would have to go Jimmy Buffet, Zac Brown, Brad Paisley, and then Keith Urban.
Favorite place to hang out when not working:
Love going to concerts, bowling, sporting events, or feet up on the couch watching a good sporting event.
Dirty little secret:
I have a mobile DJ Service Called "Thirsty Times DJ"
Favorite Wisconsin Sports Team:
What did you want to be as a kid?
The next Michael Jordan.....
What cartoon character or superhero would you like to be and why?
Eric Cartman...who doesn't like cheesy poofs
If they were to make a movie about you, who would play you and what would the title be?
David Spade. And the Title would be "The Man In The Stands"
If you could meet anyone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Chris Farley.. He was so funny, and time sooo short.
What is your weirdest quirk?
I always take three paper towels when I dry my hands, or 2 kleenex when i blow my nose.
What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?
The one that came on it. I know no fun, but have no idea how to change it.
What are three things you can't live without?
sports, music, and my wife (brownie point answer)