Local News Briefs Wednesday 4-13-16

FDL City Council Update


The Fond du Lac City Council
tonight will consider amending a city ordinance regarding parking violations.
It will help the City when it switches to a new citation management provider.
Community Development Director Dyann Benson says the new provider has enhanced
online capacity to better serve clients. She says that should help eliminate
many of the complaints staff has received over customer service. Public Works
Director Jordan Skiff will also provide the Council with an update on the Bike
Loop Design. The Council meets at 6 p.m. at the City-County Government


Disappointed Something Was Not Done About Student Debt


Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling says she’s disappointed the
legislature didn’t do something about rising student debt during the recent
session. She says Senate Democrats proposed allowing students to refinance
their student debt. She says people can refinance just about every kind of personal
debt, why not student debt as well. She says people can refinance home loans,
mortgages and car loans.


Youth Idea Challenge Event


Young area
entrepreneurs will be showcasing their ideas tonight as part of Ignite Of Fond
du Lac County’s Youth Idea Challege at Marian
University’s Stayer Center.  Mike Winkler says that students submitted an
original idea earlier this year and tonight they will pitch them “Shark Tank”
style and would like to see the community support them.  Festivities will begin with a reception at


Talkers Near The Top of Heavy 100.


Magazine, the premiere source for information in the news-talk radio business,
has released their “Heavy 100” list of top talk radio hosts in the country and
once again KFIZ’s talkers are right are considered some of the best.  Sean Hannity (M-F, 2pm-5pm & Sunday
6pm-9pm) comes in at #2 on the list. 
Dave Ramsey (M-F, 7pm-9pm & Sunday, 9am-Noon) is 3rd while Mark
Levin (M-F, 5pm-7pm) is #4.  Other KFIZ
hosts making the list include; George Noory (M-F, Mid-4am) #15, Jim Bohannon
(M-F, 9pm-Mid) #17, Kim Komando (Sunday, 2pm-5pm) #29, and Clark Howard (M-F,
12pm-2pm, & Saturday, 12pm to 3pm) #46. 
News-Talk 1450 KFIZ Program Director Wade Bates says “KFIZ takes pride
in bringing our listeners the best possible programs to inform, engage, and
entertain on a daily basis.  The fact
that five our syndicated partners showed up in the top 20 is a great compliment
to our strong daily local lineup every morning.”