What was your first car?

What was your first car? Do you wish you still had it? Mine was a Fire-Thorn Red 1977 Monte Carlo. HUUUUUGE! When it was time to upgrade, I was all too willing to get rid of it in fact I couldn’t wait to get rid of it. Now I wish I still had it. Here’s…read more »

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interesting history lesson

Believe it or not, there was a time when record companies bought TV ads to promote the release of albums. I used to LOVE seeing the occasional rock band on television. It was very seldom but very exciting. Those days are pretty much behind us, but someone has assembled a pretty great video of all…read more »

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Nat’l Manufacturing Month

Grand Island Chamber of Commerce invited members of the public to tour area manufacturers as part of National Manufacturing Month and I jumped at the chance to get a look inside some of these organizations. It’s always interesting to see inside other worlds. Their operation, the what and how and the history and livelihood of…read more »

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Did you know?

Did you know that if you find someone’s driver’s license you can simply drop it in the mailbox. No envelope, no postage, just drop it in the mailbox and the U.S Postal Service will deliver it to the address stated therein. (Certain states may charge 2 bucks). I recently lost my license. It is for this…read more »


This made me smile

Letterman was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel’s show recently and it was SO good to see. In the 80s when Letterman was on after Johnny Carson it was WAY too late for us to stay up in our one-tv household so my brother would program the VCR to tape it EVERY NIGHT! Then on Saturday’s…read more »

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Good Readin’

I don’t read as much as I’d like to and I don’t always read what I should but I always make sure to have a book on hand as a conquest. It’s one of my self-made rules that I always abide by. There has to be at least one book that I am currently reading…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!