If ya wanna swear less and use less-colorful words (and who the ***K doesn’t?) This Alternative Cuss Words List from The Tim Hawkins Handbook is just the thing you need. Use it, enjoy it and listen for me to start to incorporate words like “Bolshevik”, “Phooey” and “Good Grief”…read more »


I wish I knew about this before Christmas

From the, “I wish I knew about this before Christmas” files: KFC DEVELOPS GRAVY-SCENTED CANDLES Holy stoopit idea, Franzman! KFC has developed a new scented candle that smells like gravy. Engineers who worked on the candles paid attention to detail and designed the candles to have the same ratios of smells found in the ingredients…read more »


in my Humble Opinion

Lou Is Through! Former Foreigner singer Lou Gramm says he is done with touring. During his show last Saturday in New York (Schenectady) Lou Gramm said, “You get real excited when you start out in this business, but you’ve gotta be smart enough to know when to walk away from it, too. And I just…read more »


Good luck with all that

Could you live without your phone for a year? Probably not but what if $100,000 was at stake? Listen to this: Vitamin Water announced that they are looking for contestants to participate in their #nophoneforayear contest, and if you pull it off you could walk away $100,000 richer. Hurry up! You only have From until…read more »


FanTAStic job Central Nebraska!

We did it because of you, Tri-Cities! It came to my attention that numerous area organizations have difficulty keeping socks on hand (on feet) so we created Sock Stock 2018 and set out to fill the new Island Van with socks and boy, did we! Thanks to you we collected over 2000 pairs of socks.…read more »


Christmas Journey

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry has shared a little holiday spirit with the release of an online stream of the classic song “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” Perry made his return to music earlier this year after a long absence and shared the song as a thank you to fans for their support of…read more »


Franzman Island Mornings 5:30-10am

My name is Franzman. I previously worked for numerous daily newspapers, designing advertising and writing copy for clients and although I liked it, I knew there was somewhere else I wanted to be. I knew it was a place that did not require a tie or dress slacks. I’ve never been a dress slacks kinda guy.

Eventually, I started a career in broadcasting that continues to make me happy every day.

If I had to do something else, I truly don’t know where I’d be…maybe an Andrew Dice-Clay impersonator. Thanks for listening!