Eau Claire Hometown Media

Eau Claire Hometown Media

Podcasts focused on Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley. We discuss everything from current events, to sports to highlighting great organizations. There are podcasts highlighting everything!


May 31, 2023 31 mins

New Banker with a Beer presented by Northwestern Bank

Our area has seen an influx of local craft breweries in the last decade and one of them has been Modicum. 

One of the people behind the operation, president Eric Rykal pulls up to the table with Jerry and Scott to talk about the business, beer and more. What makes his beers unique?  What does Modicum mean? Why start his own business?

The challenge of standing out and what ...

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Karen Hatfield – Get it Dunn Run

Coming up on June 10th, the Get it Dunn Run returns for its 10th year and Karen Hatfield joins Tammy to discuss the event.  This is a 5k, half marathon and new this year a kid’s run, that takes place in Menomonie.

Profits go towards the Mind over Matter Organization.

Hear about why this event keeps growing and why its for everyone whether you are a runner, jogger, walker or a spectator.

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May 31, 2023 32 mins

The Cranky Buzzard presents The HEARD Food Service Industry podcast

Ryan and Sara chat with Alex Jacobson, the general manager of Wiscos for a fun chat. 

How they’ve all been burned out from eating Prime Rib

All-you-can eat crab legs at a casino

Hardest holidays to work

The customer who wanted to collect rocks at Wiscos

Other odd customer stories

Fighting a flooding situation

Calling an ex-wife to help a passed out customer


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Dose of Dog presented by emBark in Eau Claire, WI

Its true, your dog doesn’t come with a hard copy “user manual”.  That said, through signals and cues your dog tells you what it needs.  Your dog is pre-disposed to do certain things depending on breed, environment and genetics.

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Nathan Hansen

Ayden Darnell -


We meet the Class of 2023 Altoona Valedictorians Ayden Darnell and Nathan Hansen. Get to know these two successful students. What were their secrets?  What passions do they have?  What do they aspire to do? Best memories?

And their advice to kindergarteners today?

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The debut of this new podcast series introduces us to Executive Director Rusty Volk as well as the history of the fair itself.

And what's this about "mafia money" buried at the fairgrounds?!?!? We think Rusty is joking...we think

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May 27, 2023 14 mins

Derek is on his own and takes us through what he is excited for this summer. From playing baseball to trips and much more.

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We’re talking the River Prairie Fest!  Prevail Bank is the presenting sponsor and Brenda Knutson joins Mike and Richard to discuss what to expect at this fun, family themed event that covers a wide variety of activities. Everything from kid’s yoga to food trucks to duck races and plenty of live music.

They also discuss why its important for a city to host events like this. River Prairie Fest is one of many events the City of Altoon...

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May 26, 2023 15 mins

Dr. Lona talks with Kellie Cook, owner of the new Yoga Plant, on yoga and breathing and healing for any level! 

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May 25, 2023 26 mins

Eau Claire City Council selects a new member...Altoona & Eau Claire complete a re-negotiation...and Scott previews the lengthy list of summer activities our area has to offer

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What changes are in store (and what is staying the same) at the 2023 Fair? Executive Director Rusty Volk tells us

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May 25, 2023 31 mins

Banker with a Beer presented by Northwestern Bank

This week’s beverage of choice:  Dare Mighty Things from The Brewing Projekt

Guest Eric Anderson w/ U.S. National KUBB Championship


One of Eau Claire’s favorite summer past times is KUBB and the area continues to be a national (and world) center for the sport.  The local “Godfather” of KUBB, Eric Anderson stops by to tell us about this summer’s National Championship which sold o...

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May 24, 2023 18 mins

Sponsor:  H & R Electric

Guests:     Ellie and Will


Jolie, a fifth grader in the McDonell school system is our special guest host. Special guest host.  She talks to a couple of kindergarteners at St. Charles for an adorable episode.

What are their favorite and least favorite things about school.  Ellie tells us the shocking thing she eats for lunch every day. Will talks about being the middle child in his family.


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May 24, 2023 38 mins

The Cranky Buzzard presents THE HEARD: Food Industry Podcast

Shawn McManus – Savory Creations


A recent arrival to the Chippewa Valley from La Crosse, Shawn has brought his business with him! It is a cooking school business that caters to creating an entertaining experience.

What does he offer and why it makes for a fun night with friend (or for Sara, a perfect first date activity!).

Oh, and you’ll want to hear the odd story of th...

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Scott is back with another Talk of the Town and today he talks about the controversy surrounding a popular local facebook page and the importance these pages play in the community

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Eau Claire Event District Festival Director Kathy Wright details the all-new Reverb Music Festival coming August 19th

Line-Up includes

All Time Low

Mayday Parade

The Maine

The Plain White Ts

Charlotte Sands

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

The Ataris

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This week’s beverage of choice:    La Chouffe

Guest:       Traci Hollister: Partner with Wiplfi


A lively conversation with a popular guest making a return visit.  Traci is a partner at Wiplfi who works locally and around the nation of strategic planning.  She is an active participant in a variety of local events and programs. A community advocate!

Her experience working with financial institutions, doing internal audits, also all...

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May 22, 2023 15 mins

Marcon Unleashed!

Dan details saving his stepdaughter's teacher from alligators in Wisconsin...the importance of situational awareness and much more on this week's episode

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May 22, 2023 10 mins

Dr. Lona and Dr. Danny introduce Season 3 of their podcast series.

The doctors talk about how to create true change and health transformation from not being able to stand and enjoy life, to weight loss, more energy and vitality! 

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May 20, 2023 15 mins

Our South Middle Schooler Derek touches on Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association on this week's episode

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