Playtime Radio: On the Road in Two Rivers, Wisconsin–“I’m a Cheesehead, Baby”

We collaborate with Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall and appear on their Sunday afternoon arts radio show occasionally. Next week—October 6—Julian Ramirez, our Music editor, will join Playtime to talk local music. They broadcast on WCGO, 1590AM and 95.9FM, each Sunday from 1 to 3pm and stream on Facebook. You can listen to each week’s Playtime here on our site. Here’s host Bill Turck’s description of what you’ll hear on Playtime’s latest edition. The East Twin and West Twin rivers meet at the Two Rivers harbor before journeying into Lake Michigan. Photo by By Chris Rand - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons.

Hour One

Playtime is Live in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, talking economic revitalization and the arts. Plus, we'll tell you what's trending now at Third Coast Review, your one-stop on the web for movies, theater, music, videogames, museums and more. Also new music from Kristina Styklos, Todd Warner Moore, Scott Chasolen and  a great Wisconsin Indie band, Pudge. Also thanks to C.W.A. (Cheeseheads With Attitude) for their "I'm a Cheesehead, Baby" parody from their album, Straight Outta Wisconsin. Great fun!

Hour Two

Playtime is live at Basil Ishkabibble's Art Gallery in Two Rivers, with music from The Locals, Pudge and C.W.A. "I'm a Cheesehead, baby!" Plus, an amazing and impossible story of liberation and fate in Nazi Germany connecting two worlds from Patrick Dewane. His show, based on a true story, is The Accidental Hero, a multi-media one-man production about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. Catch replays of our show, plus all you need to know on stage, screens, galleries, tech, games and so much more at What was it JFK said once? "Ich bin ein Cheesehead"—for a day. Something like that.

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Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.