Franzman Island Mornings 5:30-10am

Franzman has been waking up the Tri-Cities with the ONE MAN PARTY IN THE MORNING since 2013!

Franz lives in Grand Island where he says he is blessed to be. He formally spent time in the newspaper business and was in a band but broadcasting allows him to do the things he enjoys most… disseminating information, playing great music and meeting and interviewing guests.

If you are the organizer of an event, a fundraiser, an entertainer coming to the area for a concert, the head of the Chamber getting the word out about what is coming up where we live or a client of ours launching a new business chances are that you have been interviewed by Franz.

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I enjoy reading the liner notes

Right from the very beginning of my becoming a music fan I read the liner notes. From the very first record or cassette I got my hands on I read the notes back-to- front. That’s how I have a brain filled with random information like RUSH: Exit Stage Left lists Geddy Lee as not just…read more »

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Tornado Hill Fundraiser for Marker

Marker message The text for a planned historical marker remembering the tornadoes of 1980: Seven tornadoes struck Grand Island and surrounding areas on the night of June 3, 1980. They were part of a supercell thunderstorm complex that produced eighteen tornadoes from Nebraska to West Virginia. The complex approached Grand Island from the north during…read more »


Don’t F**k with Cats

That title is what got my attention as I was looking for something compelling to binge-watch. It’s called “Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer” The basic premise is a sicko posted a video of himself doing something deplorable to a kitten that results in its death which is followed by self-proclaimed “internet nerds”…read more »


here’s the latest as of 5/22

FORBES: Are more stimulus checks coming after the $1,200 payments? Congress is currently considering additional stimulus checks. The House passed this bill that includes a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, but the Senate has to decide if it will agree to additional stimulus checks before anything can become law. Basically, the momentum is moving…read more »


VAN HALEN: Not Done Yet, Says Sammy

Although David Lee Roth has hinted that Van Halen is finished, Sammy Hagar doesn’t agree. He tells Rolling Stone, “Until Ed or Alex Van Halen die, they’re not finished…” And Sammy adds that he’s still keeping the door open to a reunion, even if it includes a split bill with Roth. “If Dave wants to…read more »


in retrospect

I think “Whip It” is genius and their cover of “Satisfaction” by the Stones is way better than I ever realized. I’m talking about Devo. There’s one other song of theirs that I’m aware of, “Girl U Want” that I like. They were never my cup of tea when they were current but that little…read more »