Big Dave


Big Dave’s Big Thoughts

“Boys of Fall” remixes for FHS and BVC

Click links below to play audio file: 2014 Findlay Boys of Fall “Boys of Fall” -Findlay High School   2014 BVC Boys of Fall “Boys of Fall” -Blanchard Valley Conference

Wet Nose Wednesday – Lilly

This week’s Wet Nose Wednesday Pet of the Week is Lilly, and she’s a sweetheart. She’s been at the Hancock County Humane Society for just about a year, and is definitely ready for her forever home. Lilly might seem a little intimidating at first, but she really is a great dog who just needs a chance!

10 Commandments of Grocery Shopping

              It’s often a full-body workout that you must get fully mentally prepared for before diving in… it’s the grocery run. I don’t know about you, but despite what I always think is a pretty well stout plan, I end up walking into the store on Sunday afternoon when it’s totally full of the slowest people, and my list isn’t anywhere near the right order. To make it easier for everyone, I found (ok, I stole it) thanks to Amy Heugel from   1. Thou shalt not leave your cart in an empty […]

Little Big Town in Toledo

Holy. Smokes. Like Karen says at the end, this isn’t something that happens every day. Little Big Town’s show at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater last weekend featured some BLAZING stuff from Chris and Morgan Stapleton on guest vocals for “Elvira.” It’s not my video, I stole it from youtuber Kathleen Miller, but I can tell you that I was about 3 feet away from her for this, and the audio is just about as good as it gets. In the world of music you have “singin’” and you have “SANGin’.” This is the second one.  

The Return Of Big Dave The Cow

Ok, so it’s a steer, but that’s a kind of cow, right? Last year, Arlington’s Lauren Burner named her steer “Big Dave” and showed it at the Hancock County Fair. Because good things happen to people who do the right thing, Lauren’s steer won Grand Champion. Yesterday, Doug and I were waxing sentimental about Big Dave the steer and what may have happened to him (yum?) and hoping that there might be some animals at this year’s Hancock County Fair named after either of us, and Lauren as listening. Here’s the email she sent:   “Hello this is Lauren Burner […]

Children’s Mentoring Connection

This year, CMC is celebrating 40 years in Hancock County, and to celebrate they’re celebrating by mounting a campaign to recruit 40 new mentors! Curious about how a CMC mentor/mentee relationship could work for you? Check out the audio of mentor Jaclyn and mentee Shaena, who have been matched for 8 years, by clicking on the audio link on the right column.

About Me


WHERE ARE YOU FROM: Born in Findlay, but spent most of my early years in McComb, so I guess I kind of claim them both as my hometown.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE COUNTRY ARTIST? Little Big Town. They sound so very good live, and there’s a lot of material that came out before they hit it big with “Pontoon” that I really like. I still love “Boondocks” of course, but “Good As Gone” is great, “The Reason Why” is awesome, “Kiss Goodbye” is pretty powerful stuff. They also have an unbelievable story of sticking to it despite all kinds of setbacks, from record label shenanigans to the unexpected death of a spouse, it’s not been an easy road for these 4!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COUNRY SONG: It does change. For a long time it was “Sounds So Good” by Ashton Shepherd because it was just a perfect summer song. Hard to be in a bad mood with that one coming through the speakers. Lately I’m afraid I’m falling for Kacey Musgraves. There is a lot of music out today that seems sort of… robotic. It seems like all you have to do is mention a tailgate, some moonlight, a little booze, and some form of blue jeans (cutoff or otherwise) and you’ve got yourself a hit. Kacey isn’t always what you’d call uplifting, but at least she is believable!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE: “I am having a very bad day. I just got out of jail this morning, already I have been shot at, I was on a bus that flipped over 17 times, somebody tried to stab me in the bathroom, and somebody blew up my Porsche.” – Eddie Murphy in “Another 48 Hours.”

WHY DO THEY CALL YOU “BIG DAVE”: One reason is because I’m really tall. I stand 6’ 8” which makes people exclaim: “Wow, you’re really tall!” when they first meet me. “Tall Dave” however, doesn’t sound very cool! It works out because here at WKXA there are at least 4 of us named Dave, and we have to tell each other apart somehow!