Friday, November 30, 2018

FRIDAY DAILY

KMAQ WAS 60 YEARS OLD THIS PAST AUGUST.
DEWITT DOES NOT HAVE A RADIO STATION.
NOR DOES TIPTON...OR ANAMOSA...OR  MONTICELLO.
MAQUOKETA HAS A STATION, THANKS TO THE MAN ABOVE.
NATE GOETZ BUILDT KMAQ.
HE DIED WEDNESDAY AT THE AGE OF 92, IN NAPLES,
FLORIDA.    THE PHOTO AT LEFT WAS TAKEN
IN 1958 AND THE ONE AT RIGHT IN 2012.
IT WAS SAD NEWS FOR ME YESTERDAY.
HE HIRED ME TO WORK AT HIS NEW MAQUOKETA
STATION BACK IN 1958.  
THEN, HE WAS A 32 YEAR CITIZEN OF MONROE,
WISCONSIN, AND A HAM RADIO OPERATOR.   
HE WANTED TO OWN A COMMERCIAL RADIO STATION, DID SOME RESEARCH, AND FOUND THAT
1320 WOULD WORK IN MAQUOKETA.    HE GOT AN
OPTION ON SOME LAND FROM DELBERT JETTER 
NORTHEAST OF MAQUOKETA ADJACENT TO THE
BRIDGEPORT CEMETERY.    A LOCATION FOR THE
TOWER WAS NECESSARY WHEN MAKING AN APPLICATION TO THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION FOR A NEW STATION.    IT TOOK NEARLY TWO YEARS AND THE FCC GRANTED A CONTRUCTION PERMIT TO BUILD THE STATION IN
MAQUOKETA.     NATE AND HIS BROTHER BOB, AND THEIR CPA,  WERE PARTNERS, BUT NATE DID ALL THE
WORK OF BUILDING, GETTING THE STATION ON THE
AIR WITH HIS NEW MANAGER, BOB BROWN, AND
THEN MAKING WEEKLY TRIPS TO MAQUOKETA TO
HELP RUN THE STATION.    THEN IT WAS ABOVE
WHERE THE MAQUOKETA CAFE IS NOW.    G. L. AND
SON BOB STOCKHAM REMODLED THE UPSTAIRS 
AND ON AUGUST 26TH, THE STATION SIGNED-ON.
NATE  WOULD STAY OVERNIGHT TWO OR THREE
NIGHTS A WEEK AT THE DECKER AND HE AND I
HAD DINNER TOGETHER MANY TIMES AT THE FAMOUS DOWNTOWN GREEN MILL AND AT THE
POPULAR STEAK PLACE CALLED "THE SOUTH INN" 
ON SOUTH MAIN STREET.   THE PARTNERSHIP NEXT BUILDT A NEW FM IN FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN.
AND IN 1965, DECIDED TO SELL KMAQ AND BUY A
STATION IN MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN.    AND
NATE AND PARTNERS WANTED ME TO BUY THE 
STATION FROM THEM, ON CONTRACT, AND I DID.
THE REST IS MORE HISTORY.    WE DIDN'T SEE 
MUCH OF EACH OTHER OVER THE YEARS, BUT KEPT
IN TOUCH WITH LETTERS, ON THE TELEPHONE  AND
THEN LASTLY EMAIL.    IRONICALLY, HIS BUSINESS
IN MONROE WAS THE THEATRE BUSINESS, A DRIVE-IN
AND DOWNTOWN THEATRE.    HIS WIFE RUTH OF 63 YEARS DIED IN 2010 AND HE MARRIED MARY IN  2012
AND THEY LIVED FOR 5 YEARS IN A RETIREMENT HOME IN NAPLES.    HIS ONLY CHILD WAS DAVE
GOETZ, RETIRED DOCTOR,  AND HE AND HIS  FAMILY ARE SURVIVORS.
SORRY FOR THE LONG STORY, BUT I FELT THIS NEEDED TO BE PART OF MAQUOKETA'S HISTORY....
THE STORY OF THE PERSON THAT  BUILDT KMAQ.
AND AGAIN, HAD HE NOT,  MAQUOKETA WOULD
NEVER HAVE HAD A RADIO STATION.
MY SYMPATHY TO DAVE AND FAMILY AND MY WISH
OF COURSE IS THAT NATE GOETZ WILL REST IN
PEACE.
ABOVE, NATE AND I DOING A REMOTE BROADCAST IN 1959.    AT LEFT EDGE OF PHOTO, THE LATE DUANE WILLEY WHO WAS THE MANAGER OF KMAQ FROM
1959 TO 1960 WHEN AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT WAS NOT ABLE TO COME BACK
TO WORK.    I, WITH NATE'S HELP,  MANAGED THE STATION UNTIL A NEW MANAGER WAS HIRED.    THAT NEW MANAGER DID NOT WORK OUT AND I
THEN WAS NAMED MANAGER BY NATE IN 1960, AT THE AGE OF 21.    THE FIRST
KMAQ MANAGER IN 1958 WAS BOB BROWN.   AFTER A YEAR, HE WENT TO 
MANAGER THE NEW FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN GOETZ STATION IN 1959 AND WILLEY TOOK HIS PLACE AT KMAQ.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

THURSDAY DAILY

THIS PILE OF WOOD,  WAS THE OLD TICKET BOOTH AT GOODENOW FIELD IN MAQUOKETA.    THERE WILL BE A NEW ENTRANCE NEXT YEAR AND
TICKET BOOTH,  ALONG WITH MANY OTHER ENHANCEMENTS, ESPECIALLY
A BADLY  NEEDED NEW FENCE AROUND THE ENTIRE COMPLEX.



THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT REQUIRES ALL STREET CORNERS
TO HAVE HANDICAPPED ACCESS FOR WHEEL CHAIRS.     CITIES HAVE
YEARS TO GET THIS DONE.   MAQUOKETA HAS MANY, MANY DONE AND
MORE PLANNED FOR NEXT YEAR.   SOME TAKE MORE WORK AND
MATERIALS AND COST MORE, LIKE THIS ONE.   NOTE THE RETAINING WALL.



STARTS NATIONWIDE FRIDAY  NIGHT....
AT VOY THEATRE TOO.
EXPECTED TO BE A BIG HIT!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

WEDNESDAY DAILY

GREAT MAQUOKETA SANTA.   NOTICE GUITAR.

111 W. LOCOST STREET

THE  NEW FRONT SIDEWALK AND THE
FOUR NEW FRONT PILLARS.
WHEN FINISHED NEXT YEAR, IT WILL 
BE THE BEST VETERAN'S MEMORIAL
IN IOWA.

NEW OHNWARD BANK HOLDING COMPANY EXPANSION .. A COUPLE
YEARS AGO THE KELLAMS AND BERTCH
BUILDING WAS THERE.
AND THE INSIDE OF MAQUOKETA STATE BANK (REMODELING) IS LOOKING SUPER.

WE ARE UP TO 74 DONATED PEANUT
BUTTER JARS.    

MAQUOKETA BOYS WON THEIR OPENING GAME OF THE SEASON LAST NIGHT AT VINTON AND HERE, THE GIRLS WON THIER 2ND GAME OVER VINTON AND ARE NOW 2 AND O.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

TUESDAY DAILY




THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM PLAYS THEIR FIRST GAME OF THE  SEASON TONIGHT AT VINTON.     DALE SCOTT WILL HAVE THE
PLAY-BY-PLAY AT 7:15 TONIGHT ON KMAQ AND HERE ON THE WEB SITE.



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Monday, November 26, 2018

MONDAY DAILY

THE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
FRONT ROW:  LUKE HAHLE, ROGER HARDIN, AARON SCHWENKE
BACK ROW-LEFT TO RIGHT:   JAY WEIDERHOLT, BOBBY JOST, DAN BREWSTER, ERIC WEIDERHOLT, WILL RENNER AND JR ROMER

THE RUNNERUP TEAM:   L TO R    
CALE MUHLHAUSEN, BEN STRATHMAN, CORY WIRTH, ALEX GILMORE,
LANDON AUNAN, JOHN DIETZEL AND CARTER RIVER


CODY WIRTH, JACK MARLOWE AND DAN BREWSTER


CLINTON, THE QUAD CITIES, DEWITT....ALL SOUTH OF
HIGHWAY136 GOT 10 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW
YESTERDAY AND LAST NIGHT.    MAQUOKETA, NONE.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

WEDNESDAY DAILY


SHOWING NOW IN MAQUOKETA.


SHOWING NOW IN MAQUOKETA.

SHOWING NOW IN MAQUOKETA.


THURSDAY, NO MATINEE SHOWINGS.
THURSDAY NIGHT, ALL 3 MOVIES AT 7 
FRIDAY,  SPECIAL MATINEE AT 2 OF ALL 3 MOVIES.

THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS WON THIER
FIRST BASKETBALL GAME OF THE
SEASON, DEFEATING WILLIAMSBURG.




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Monday, November 19, 2018

MONDAY DAILY






















WE ARE NOW READY TO START PLAYING CHRISTMAS MUSIC THIS FRIDAY.

KMAQ WINDOW PHOTO BY LOIS FISCHER


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Sunday, November 18, 2018

SUNDAY DAILY

LAST NIGHT,  NANCY AND I ENJOYED THE CHICAGO BAND....CLASSICAL BLAST!
AND THEIR DARK SIDE OF  THE  YULE.    THE 6 MEMBER BAND AND A GUEST
SINGER, GOT A LONG,  STANDING OVATION FOLLOWING THEIR PERFORMANCE AT
THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER.    THAT'S MANGER RICH HALL AT THE MIKE,
INTRODUCING THEM.     AGAIN..LUCKY TO HAVE AN OUTSTANDING "LIVE" SHOW
HERE IN MAQUOKETA.    THE ATTENDANCE WAS OK, BUT SHOULD HAVE BEEN
HIGHER AND SHOULD HAVE INCLUDED MORE YOUNGER PEOPLE.   THIS WAS A
YOUNGER AGE AUDIENCE SHOW.   IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A FULL HOUSE AT
THE CODFISH HOLLOW BARN.
AN ELVIS IMPERSONATOR CHRISTMAS SHOW THIS COMING SATURDAY AT
OHNWARD.

BEFORE LAST NIGHT'S SHOW, I TOOK A FEW PHOTOS OF THE FESTIVAL OF
TREES AND MORE IN THE LOBBY.....



























THE TREE FESTIVAL IS FREE AND OPEN AFTERNOONS NOW THRU THIS COMING  THANKSGIVING WEEKEND.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

THURSDAY DAILY

IT IS THE  LATEST IN BANKING TECHNOLOGY...TRY IT OUT IN THE NEW DRIVE-UP LANE AT MAQUOKETA STATE BANK IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.






DAUGHTER OF TOM AND COLLEEN PETAROS OF MAQUOKETA, WHO LIVES AND
SINGS IN NASHVILLE, WAS FOR SECOND YEAR,  A SINGER WITH CARRIE UNDERWOOD ON THE CMA AWARDS SHOW ON TV LAST NIGHT.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

TUESDAY DAILY

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER IN MAQUOKETA,
AT 7 P.M.




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Monday, November 12, 2018

MONDAY DAILY

IT WAS OSTERHAUS DAY SATURDAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.   THE OSTERHAUS FAMILY (46 IN ALL) WERE THERE FOR THE IOWA-NORTHWESTERN GAME, TO
AT HALF-TIME, SEE BOB AND ANN ACCEPT THE FAMILY SPIRIT AWARD.     AND THAT
WAS JUST THE START.    MANY OTHER THINGS WERE SCHEDULED THROUGHOUT
THE DAY, INCLUDING A DINNER FOR ALL IN THE PHARMACY BUILDING.  
BOB AND ANN BOTH TOLD ME TODAY IT WAS A GREAT DAY.
HERE THEY MAKE THEIR WAY FROM THE NEW PRACTICE SWARM BUILDING THROUGH THE  TUNNEL.    L-R BOB (ON A COLD DAY AND NO HAT) AND ANN AND MATT AND  MARILYN.    DON'T KNOW NAME OF GIRL IN PURPLE SWEATER.
THE OSTERHAUS CLAN LINED UP FOR INTRODUCTION IN KINNICK STADIUM AT
HALF TIME.
WHO  CAME THE FARTHEST?   MEG FROM DOWN UNDER.   NOTE, EVERYONE
RECEIVED A SCARF SATURDAY LIKE IN PHOTO.    ONE OF MANY GIFTS.  
MEG CAME UP ALONE LEAVING HUSBAND AND THREE UNIVERSITY KIDS AT  HOME. ONE GRADUATES FROM HER UNIVERSITY IN A COUPLE WEEKS.   MEG GOES
BACK TOMORROW.     JANE FROM PARK CITY, UTAH, WAS NOT ABLE TO MAKE EVENT
SATURDAY BECAUSE OF PRIOR COMMITMENT.

THE FIRST EVER FAMILY SPIRIT AWARD FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA TO A WELL-
DESERVED FAMILY.








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