The Kallaway Blog

  • Kallaway creates new camera...

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    Kallaway Creates New Camera!

    bald

    It's called the "BALD CAM"..you use it when you cover "St. Baldericks"..the great shaving event for Kids with Cancer. It all happened Friday night. I was on the mic and right behind the barbers who were shaving away...head after head. Then it dawned on me..BALD CAM YEAH!! Not sure all of it's applications yet, but I'm working on it. Hey..if you have an uses for the brand new Dave Kallaway Bald Cam..drop me an e-mail at dave.kallaway@wifc.com. Til next year..way to go Kim Mueller and her crew who organized St. Baldericks at Mosinee Elementary School!! Loved helping out!

  • Tough to talk about subjects....

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    Tough to talk about subject....

    moment

    No secret that I'm into photography, but I came across something that will touch many families with children in the hospital. Tragically..children that won't leave the hospital. The site I found is "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" which features photos taken by pro photographers of parents who have terminally ill children in the hospital. Sandy Puc' said in a recent blog:

    Although charity work has always been a huge part of our studio core, in 2005 I had the honor of capturing the final moments of Maddux Haggard as his loving family said goodbye to their beautiful son. It was from that session, his mother Cheryl and I founded Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. This non-profit was created to ensure that families whose babies will never leave the hospital would have a chance to have professional portraits taken. Our members provide this service and all of the retouched images at no charge. These priceless images become the only link to those brief moments. It has been an honor to see this organization grow from the original four members to now over 7,000 members in 25 countries. We have been blessed to have NAPP members join us to provide retouching services to photographers that need additional help with difficult images. Although this is some of the most difficult work you could ever do, our members know that these images become the most priceless possession these families will ever have.

    We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. –Sir Winston Churchill


    She wrote this in Scott Kelby's blog online. Scott is a major force in the photography world and I thank him for providing me with inspiration. Now hand me the kleenex....

     

  • One of my favorite bands...

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    One of my favorite bands...

    rush

    For fans and newcomers to the legendary Canadian band Rush, this is the music documentary to experience. Directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn embark on a comprehensive exploration of this extraordinary power trio, from their early days in Toronto, through each of their landmark albums, to the present day. Sit back and revel in the words, music, and wonder of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart. THIS Roc-Doc will premiere on May 15th at the Tribeca Film Festival..co-founded by Robert Deniro. ALSO..one other note..this picture is from way, way back in Rush's career..back when rock stars thought it was okay to "smile" in their press shots. Notice that nobody does that anymore and haven't for some years?? Anyway..Neil Peart is my favorite drummer of all time (guy in the middle)..this is great news. ((for bonus keywords tune in Thursday morning to Kallaway on the Rise!))

  • Spring..new things to watch for...

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    Spring...keep your eyes open...

    minocqua

    I love this picture. I took this on a trip up to Minocqua to  take pics of other stuff last year, but never found the other stuff...still a successful trip when you find cool double bounce sunsets off the water. But here's today's point. A lot of things are changing with the season. First..the lakes. Ice is leaving..that means you will for sure hear about the guy who tries to fish one more time and goes in. Already this morning we heard the story of 2 fishermen that rescued a deer that had gone in. Another thing to watch for...motorcyclists. Last year they posted a cross on Grand Avenue in Wausau where a car hit a motorcycle that was in his blind side. The guy on the motorcycle had been killed. it's a new level of awareness for the spring. Keep you eyes open. ((Bonus Keyword: "watch"))

  • Hooray for Hollywood Important...

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    Hooray for Hollywood Important...

    Hooray

    Hooray for Hollywood 2010 was Friday night. I do the hosting duties and act as traffic director on the mic. With that said..it's the Women's Community annual fundraiser which they now have down to a science. It's fun. The theme is "dress like you're going to the Oscars or like a character from a movie. Or come like you're in the Blue Man Group..this guy had it going on. The reason why this dinner is important is because of what the Women's Community does for our area. It's stuff you don't want to talk about. Sheltering women and children from abusive home lives. Lives that they try to move on from and somehow move forward. The stats are not pretty. The task is not easy. But the Women's Community finds the strength to do the job and help those who need it. That's why it's easy for me to do whatever they need. ((Bonus Keyword: "Hooray"))

  • Friday Fish Stories!

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    Friday Fish Stories!

    fish

    A couple of quick fish stories for ya. Up in the area where they're doing the "World Ice Fishing Championships this weekend..the fish are bitin' like crazy! Heard from a certain "Crazy Guy" from our show that lives up there..the crappies are just flying out of the ice holes..one guy he knows caught a 100 yesterday alone! So for the weekend..should be easy for World Class Ice Fisherman to catch fish right? We'll see..the weather is NOT cooperating. It's been in the 40's everyday this week. Nighttime lows have not gone down to freezing. So they DO have 2 and half feet of ice sure, but on top of that is a wet slushy surface. Wade to your hole folks..it's time to become World Champion...right? By the way..took this great sign pic up in Cornacopia, Wisconsin..love this sign! ((Bonus Keyword: "fish"))

  • Ready for the Spaz Blog?

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    Ready for the Spaz Blog?

    cans

    Can't help it. Had one of those days where the mental list has taken over. Too much to do. Trying to get it done. Appointments that have popped up. Tons of "oh by the way" notes. This picture represents my brain right now. Plenty crammed in..filled to the rim. This picture is actually of 339 cans! Can you believe it? At the recent Portage County Business Expo we ran into the Veolia people in charge of your garbage. Whenever they do seminars they feature this so you can see what recycled cans look like and have people guess how many are in this bunch. Also..getting my outfit together for Friday's Hooray for Hollywood gig for the Women's Community..should be fun. Cripes..I even put in 2 bonus keywords. So there. Crazy day. We'll try again tomorrow. ((Bonus keywords: "canned" AND "pringles"))

  • Excuse me "Waitress"

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    Excuse me "Waitress"

    waitress

    Has a waitress ever made it so you didn't want to go back to a restaurant?? Apparently, yes. I asked this question on Facebook and it kinda went nuts with comments. First of all I have to say..being a waiter or waitress at any level restaurant has to be one of the hardest jobs..period. With that said..they gotta know that the heat is on with every single customer. We all judge. How will the service be? How much will we tip? Will that tip send a message? Does your waitress need another frickin' message along with everything else they're juggling on any given day???? My guess is no. But a couple of keys points about the WaitressFest on Facebook today. One person, who is a waitress, said "you either have it or you don't being a waitress." I think that's true. So let's say it is..WHEN you have a bad one..and we've all had one, right? SHOULD we tip them a penny? Somebody else suggested that. I think that's harsh. But the listeners' point was that it sends a message that they were not satisfied with the service. Interesting to handle it that way. My thought today in bringing up the question was that we should all think about waitresses and waiters. Are we the first line of exposure to our customers? Do we "represent" our companies? And if so..what kind of tip would our customers leave after we've done our jobs? Think about it...((Bonus Keyword: "tip")) Photo by Dave Kallaway

  • Soon this stuff will be gone!

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    Soon this stuff will be gone!

    ice

    The MELT IS ON BABY!! 50 degree temps and bright sun will do that! I notice the ice rink is totally melting in downtown Wausau. The drifts are melting. And on my weekly trek up Rib this past Saturday..almost no ice on the road..yeah! Don't get me wrong..I like ice and we still need some of it to stay put for the upcoming "World Ice Fishing Championships" this weekend up north, but for the most part..take a picture..cause soon it'll be gone! ((Bonus Keyword: "gone")) Photo taken in Two Harbors, Minnesota on Lake Superior by Dave Kallaway

  • As God As My Witness...

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    As God as my witness....

    turkey

    That great WKRP episode where Les Nesman does a remote broadcast where they dropped turkeys out of a helecopter...CLASSIC! My wife and I were cruising along up around Lake Superior and saw about 15 turkeys hanging out along side a road..normal right?? Then I spooked 'em and they started to fly!! So YES..this answers the question "As God as my witness..I KNOW turkeys can fly!!" ((Bonus Keyword: "turkey")) photo by Dave Kallaway

  • Amazing that this once could float!

    Posted by Dave Kallaway

    Amazing that this once could float!

    boat

    Took a gazillion pics up in Bayfield, Wisconsin to way over in Two Harbors, Minnesota. This boat, if you can still call it that, is sitting in Cornacopia, Wisconsin. Great to see these old vessels, but my guess is that it wasn't a smooth ride on Lake Superior. Hello! Wreck of the Edmunds Fitzgerald ring a bell??? ((Bonus Keyword: "BOAT"))