WisPolitics E-Profile: Vicki McKenna

This e-profile was completed Nov. 17, 2006

1. Name:
Vicki McKenna

2. Birthplace
Rockford, IL

3. Contact info
Website: www.vickimckenna.com
Phone number:
Mailing address: P.O. Box 99, Madison, WI, 53711

4. Title/Occupation
Broadcaster-talk radio

5. Other jobs/job history
WMCW
WTDY
WZEE
WMAD
WIBA

6. Education
BA, Beloit College

7. Family
Clarice, Siberian Husky

8. I was inspired to enter this line of work ...
Because it seemed to suit me, and I was dissatisfied with everything else I'd tried.

9. My most memorable moment in politics was ...
Covering the 55th inauguration live from D.C.

10. The moment in politics I'd rather forget was ...
getting word 50 minutes after polls closed that Mark Green had already lost.

11. The winning political formula in Wisconsin is ...
Well, I'm no strategist. I suspect it changes over time. However, one consistency you can count on is this: you've got to put taxpayers first. Too often we forget they are the ones signing the checks.

12. The thing that's changed the most in politics since I started has been ...
The level of flagrant dishonesty in political advertising.

13. I like politics when ...
it's full-contact.

14. I hate politics when ...
it's dishonest.

15. If I weren't working in politics, I'd be ...
I don't work in politics, I work in radio. If I weren't doing political talk, I'd probably still be in radio in some capacity.

16. When I'm not working, I'd rather be ...
Riding my motorcyle. Playing with my dog. Fishing for bluegills. Hiking and hunting for snakes. Target shooting. Sleeping.

17. My favorite place in Wisconsin is ...
Outside Madison! I love to ride around the curvy country roads and find little towns, restaurants, taverns to stop in. I think Gym Falls is particularly nice. I also love a sunny afternoon at Miller Park.

18. My favorite place outside Wisconsin is ...
I can't decide if it's Denver, because I lived there and know the city, or Salt Lake, because it's only a few hours from there to the majesty of Mt. Zion. Either one will do.

19. Most people don't know I'm good at ...
Ballroom dancing. I took lessons for two years, and can still remember most of what I learned!

20. The book I'm recommending these days is ...
"America, Alone"

21. The TV show I'm recommending these days is ...
"The Dog Whisperer"

22. The movie I'm recommending these days is ...
"Thank You For Smoking"

23. If I had the chance, I'd really like to have lunch with ...
Bishop Robert Morlino

24. If I was queen of Wisconsin for a day, I'd declare that ...
Interstate speeds would be raised to 75 mph; all drivers with Minnesota, Iowa or Illinois plates would be required to use the right lanes only; and parking would be free in Madison.

25. Twenty five years from now, Wisconsin politicos will be talking about ....
How to lower PROPERTY TAXES!

26. The question I really wanted to answer was ...
What is your favorite beer?

27. And the answer is ...
Coors Light