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Tracy Ballzer

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 07:00


photo credit: NBC's The Voice

Sharane Calister is on Team Alicia and won her battle round! She spent a few minutes chatting with Brittany and Ballzer about her experience so far and what it's like to work with Alicia Keys. Check out the interview:



Sharane's Bio from The Voice's website:

Age: 24

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Resident: Des Moines, Iowa

Music has served as the only constant in Sharane's turbulent upbringing. At 10, Sharane was adopted by an older cousin while her twin sister was adopted by an outside family member. Sharane's adoptive mom was soon diagnosed with breast cancer - a battle she continues to fight today. The violin became an escape for Sharane during these difficult times. It wasn't until high school gospel choir that Sharane and her sister were finally reunited. After graduation, Sharane began traveling with bands that perform at weddings, corporate events and private parties all over the country.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 18:26


 Enjoy some family fun activities in the Coulee Region to celebrate Easter over the next couple of weekends!  Here is a full list of events:

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM Easter EGG-Stravaganza: For ages 2-7 with adult. Fri, March 30, 8:30-10:00 am or 5:30-7:00 pm OR Sat., March 31, 8:30-10:00 am. Join the Easter Bunny in an egg hunt, games, crafts and more.

ONALASKA LEGION EGG HUNT: Saturday, March 31, noon, at Onalaska American Legion

ALTRA EASTER EGG HUNT: Saturday, March 31, 10am at the Altra Federal Credit Union Operations Center in Onalaska, 1700 Oak Forest Dr. 

CLEARWATER FARM EGG HUNT: Saturday, March 31,  9:30a registration, hunt starts at 11 at Clearwater Farm in Onalaska

SALVATION ARMY: Saturday, March 31 10a-noon at Burns Park La Crosse

MISS MINDORO EGG HUNT: Saturday, March 31 10:30-11:30am at Mindoro Lions Park

FIRST LUTHERAN LA CRESCENT: Community Egg Hunt Saturday, March 24th 11a-1p at First Lutheran Church

JOLIVETTE FAMILY FARMS: Sunday, March 25th 1pm at Jolivette Farms in West Salem

BITTERSWEET FLOWER MARKET: Saturday, March 24th at 10a-noon at Bittersweet, Hwy 16 La Crosse

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 07:27

#TrendyTuesday #datingapps #momhelp

The Dating App, The Inner Circle, promises "selective dating." It's been in Europe for about 5 years and debuted in the US last year. They help to sort through some of the jerks by looking at a few social media pages so it's a little less likely that you'll find duds. Their latest tactic is to have "hip" moms give you their opinion. Six Amsterdam-based women/mothers are using their experience as “people who conquered the dating game” to approve users and handle the app’s customer support. Not the worst idea we've heard and certainly a fun part-time job for a working mother!

Check out all the details from Mashable HERE


Livewell Chiropractic and Wellness is now in their new location! Check them out at their new address, 1802 WI-16, with more parking and easier access in the Bluffside Commons Building on HWY 16 and Gillette St.

Monday, 19 March 2018 06:19





Brody Schauf is a 2nd grader at Sand Lake Elementary.  He always does his best in school and in fact, he's never missed a day of school!

Brody plays soccer, baseball and basketball.  He also loves swimming and kneeboarding on the river and loves spending time with his friends.




Many thanks to Irish Rose 2018 Mary Monks for visiting this morning to get us pumped up for St. Patrick's Day!

After you join the Z93 Morning Buzz at the Charmant, don't miss the Irishfest Parade in Downtown La Crosse. Be sure to bring come non-perishable food or cash to donate to Hunger Task Force along the route or at the after party! 

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:25


A listener's cousing was in an awful automobile accident Sunday, March 11 and is in critical condition in Eau Claire. He’s got severe brain trauma, a collapsed lung, broken ribs, and other internal injuries. At this time between time off work and traveling to the hospital they are already falling behind.



Wednesday, 14 March 2018 13:09


 Zeus McClurkin from the Harlem Globetrotters stopped in this morning to show us some sweet moves! He's coming back with the rest of the Globetrotters to play at the La Crosse Center:


Check out our interview with Zeus:

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Zeus McClurkin's bio:

Zeus McClurkin is a testament to not giving up or letting obstacles get in the way of achieving one’s dreams.

He was cut from every basketball team he tried out for from seventh grade through tenth grade, but he kept pushing and finally made his high school team his junior and senior seasons. He played his first couple of years of college ball at a Division II program, but the departure of the head coach left Zeus on the outside looking in. Undeterred, he enrolled at North Carolina A&T State University, and he made the basketball team as a walk-on, beating out 30 other hopefuls in the process. Zeus earned an undergraduate degree in business management at North Carolina A&T and then a master’s degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University, based in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Zeus is also a Guinness World Records® record-holder. On Nov. 17, 2016, he set the mark for the most basketball slam dunks in one minute, with 16. To give you an idea of just how challenging that was, Zeus could only dunk one ball at a time and was required to run back across the free throw line before each attempt. Zeus also set a new record for the most bounced three-pointers in one minute, with 5.

Zeus is known for his fun personality and crazy trick shots from places like Ohio State and the Mall of America, which have been featured on ESPN. Since joining the Globetrotters, he’s also transcended language barriers with appearances on popular Spanish-language television shows like Univision’s “Republica Deportiva,” and Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Dia.”

He has accomplished all of this while dealing with exercise-induced asthma, a narrowing of the airways in the lungs that is triggered by strenuous exercise. To this day, Zeus carries an inhaler with him.

Zeus was introduced to basketball by his older brother, Robert, and cites his brother as the most influential person in his athletic career. “I fell in love with basketball because of my brother’s passion for the sport,” explains Zeus. “I wanted to be just like him, and to this day, I still can’t beat him one-on-one.”

An extremely versatile athlete, Zeus was on the swim team growing up and also played football, tennis, baseball and soccer (“The best athletes in the world today are playing soccer,” he says). He also played volleyball and would have loved to have played professional beach volleyball and represent the U.S. in the Olympics.

Zeus has this piece of advice for young athletes: “Be coachable. Be the player that the coach never has to worry about and can depend on when called upon. I have played a lot of minutes over players that were more talented than me, simply because I was coachable and understood what the strategy and philosophy was for each team on which I played.”


Keep scrollin' to check out the Globetrotters' video!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 07:24

#TrendyTuesday #GoodSamaritanDay


Here's the lowdown from National Day Calendar:

National Good Samaritan Day is observed on March 13th.  This day is also known as Good Samaritan Involvement Day. This is a day for unselfish actions to help those in need and to celebrate kindness.

The term “good Samaritan” comes from the Bible parable where a Samaritan helped a stranger who had been robbed and beaten and left to die by the side of the road.  The Samaritan not only cleaned the man’s wounds and clothed him, but took him to an inn where he paid for the man’s care.

The term is used today to describe those who perform acts of kindness for those in need, especially those who are strangers.


Here's the crazy part, though. Apparently, this day was started in honor of the death of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese who was murdered near her home on March 13, 1964, in New York City. For Miss Genovese, had just one good Samaritan stepped forward that night, she may be alive today.  Her killer was interrupted two times, each interruption witnessed by neighbors or passersby, but no one called the police. After his third and successful attempt, one person called, but it was too late for Miss Genovese. This event also helped lead to the creation of the nation's 911 system!

What an emotional roller coaster!

Either way, be nice to people. Today and every other day ;)


Livewell Chiropractic and Wellness is now in their new location! Check them out at their new address, 1802 WI-16, with more parking and easier access in the Bluffside Commons Building on HWY 16 and Gillette St.

Friday, 09 March 2018 09:05


We'll be live from The Charmant in downtown La Crosse to kick off St. Patrick's Day at 10am before the Irishfest Parade steps off at noon.

Corned beef and hash special for breakfast, Corned beef and cabbage for brunch, and they''ll have Green Surly Hell Lager starting at 6:30 a.m.

We'll have an Irish Jig-off and Irish Spelling Bee to win Charmant gift cards!

The Irish Dancers from Amanda's Academy of Dance will also be there for multiple performances, too!

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 06:10


Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. We've come a long way and of course still have a way to go. International Women's Day always makes me think about how lucky we are to live where we do. There are still a lot of places in the world where women aren't able to do what I am here, right now. I am part of a morning show that is two women, in a building where more than half of our middle management is female. I don't think of it that way very often, but that's the truth and it's pretty awesome.


Check out the official #IWD site HERE!

There's a lot of rad events in the Coulee Region to celebrate today, here's some:

League of Women's Voters -Voter Registration

International Women's Day Celebration with women from many countries speaking about their ecperiences

Kinstone Women's Circle

International Women's Day Celebration and Style Show

Women Inspiring Women - Rochester

Drumming Circle at Franciscan Spirituality Center