Author: Tony Tone

Off air with Tony Tone: Managing a summer schedule

It took me long enough, but 33 years later, I’m finally feeling like my schedule is under control and is balanced out. Over the last few months I have really been trying to make sure that between home and work, I know where I need to be and when I need to be there. The other thing I’ve learned—especially since having children of my own—is that there truly is no “down time.” More breaks in the action where you can have a day, maybe two that doesn’t have something scheduled. Our family has a dry-erase calendar in the kitchen...

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Off air with Tony Tone: Fair we go again

I have to tell you how difficult it is typing this with a smashed pinky finger. Welcome to the second week of July 2017, or, as I’m dubbing it, County Fair Kick-off! This week you can attend the Cedar County Fair in Tipton and the Mercer County Fair in Aledo, Illinois. The smell of corndogs, funnel cakes, and lemonade shakeups are in the air. For many, the next few weeks will be full of long days spent at the fair, from all the FFA and 4H events to the grandstand entertainment. Personally, you can find me at the Cedar...

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Off Air With Tony Tone: The race down Third Street

We are a few days away from the return of the Muscatine Soapbox Derby! The 4th of July in Muscatine now features one of THE best events in the state of Iowa. These soapbox derby cars will be traveling down third at speeds over 30 miles per hour! Based on how much fun the Muscatine Soapbox Derby was last year, there’s no reason to leave town to celebrate the 4th. Last year, thousands of folks lined Third Street in downtown Muscatine to watch the soapbox derby vehicles compete. I had the best seat on a stage on the corner...

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Off Air With Tony Tone: Join the fun!

Hello, June and hot summer weather! I wanted to give ya’ll an update about the fun we’re having at the radio stations and newspaper, specifically on Wednesday nights during “Vintage Sound Bike Night” that takes place at Mike’s Hilltop Tap in Muscatine. Doing something new is scary, and if I’m being totally honest, I was nervous heading into a weekly bike night on Wednesday nights. But thanks to everyone who has and continues to come out to the Hilltop, we’ve had a blast! To date, nearly 14 ZZ Top concert tickets have been given away, over 25 Adventureland tickets,...

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Off Air with Tony Tone: We need Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman returns to the big screen this Thursday, and I for one am looking forward to seeing Gal Gadot, the actress who portrays Wonder Woman, in action. The film is, as far as I can remember, the first real female lead superhero movie in recent years. It will tell the back story of Diana, an Amazon warrior princess who leaves her home to help solve conflicts going on in the world. If you follow the superhero genre, you saw Wonder Woman in action in last year’s Batman v Superman and will again see her in November when Justice...

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