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HOST WEEK!: Day 3 finds us sitting down with Farmer Dave Schumacher, to find out that yes indeed, he is a farmer

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HOST WEEK!: Day 3 finds us sitting down with Farmer Dave Schumacher, to find out that yes indeed, he is a farmer

When the station started in a little cornfield in Belleville, it’s believed Dave came with the building, and despite several moves and many lineup changes, he’s been here the whole time.

The Carney Show’s HOST WEEK! rolls on, on the wheels of a Sydenstricker John Deere tractor, as we chat with Farmer Dave Schumacher, host of the Farmer Dave show every morning at 5am. Dave, who is a real farmer, was approached several times by station management in the late-90s, to host the early morning show, and after turning them down several times, thinking it was a prank, became one of the first, and the longest running host, at KTRS 550am Radio. John Carney, who was here in the beginning ‘as well’ predicted Dave wouldn’t last two weeks……well, Dave outlasted his first stint with the frequency, and will probably outlast his second, too. Farmer Dave is a staple on the KTRS airwaves, and we got a chance to get to know a little big about the first guy in the door…

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By Josh Gilbert

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