Jake “The Snake” Preston

Weekday afternoons, 2-7pm

Email – [email protected]

I was born into a musical family in Tomah, Wisconsin. My parents had a band as I was growing up. I learned to play the drums and the 5-string banjo. I played in cover bands for most of my life. Of the 2 instruments I play, I would have to say I am most passionate about the banjo. I am a huge fan of Bluegrass music.

I started my radio career in 1990. I attended the Trans American School of Broadcasting in Madison, WIsconsin. I secured a part-time job doing overnights on weekends at WWQM while at the end of my schooling. I also worked at WJVL in Janesville, Wisconsin, WWQM for a second time and WOLX in Madison. I then moved back to Tomah and eventually ended up here at COW97. Altogether, I’ve spent almost 20 years in radio. I then took about a 10-year hiatus from radio. I came back here to COW97 in June 2021.

Dirty Little Secret? I love the Martial Arts and I have trained in them in the past.

What Superhero Would You Like to Be? Batman. He has the coolest toys & cars.

Favorite Place to Hang Out When Not At Work? Home.

Favorite Wisconsin Sports Team? The Packers

If You Could Meet Anyone Famous, Dead or Alive, Who Would It Be? Bruce Lee, because, not only was he the ultimate Martial Artist, but he was also a philosopher and actor

What Are 3 Things You Couldn’t Live Without? My wife, my kids and my banjo.

Any Hobbies? I don’t know if it’s really a hobby, but I enjoy riding my 2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster when I get a chance to.

Other Interests? I’ve been the emcee of “Larry Fest” for over 10 years. It’s a 3-day bluegrass music festival between Ontario and La Farge, Wisconsin.