A Civic Media radio station

Civic Media Logo
Laura McKenna

Laura McKenna

The CFW Workday with Laura McKenna

Laura McKenna grew up in Ohio and got her first job in radio in La Crosse in 2005. She packed up her stuff, made the move, and has been in Wisconsin ever since! Her favorite season is winter but she loves to spend all summer in her vegetable garden. When she isn't in her pink kitchen cooking up vegetarian recipes, more than likely she's taking bubble baths, reading mystery novels (sometimes while in a bubble bath), cheering for THEE Ohio State Buckeyes, or officiating weddings! She married her best friend from college last year but they still don't live in the same house yet. Laura's favorite way to spend a Friday night is watching Dateline with her cat (Phil Dawson) on her lap. She's thrilled to be back keeping you company during the workday on 105-7 CFW!

Pinnedpin

Who Knew?  Popcorn

6.12.2024

Who Knew? Popcorn

If eating popcorn made you a corn expert, I would be well on my way to scholar level knowledge at this point in my life. Yet somehow, just this past weekend, I found out why some gourmet popcorn just tastes, well… better! It’s not the price tag. It’s not even the powders or butters or […]

Read More >

All Postspin

Who Knew?  Popcorn

06.12.24

Who Knew? Popcorn

If eating popcorn made you a corn expert, I would be well on my way to scholar level knowledge at this point in my life. Yet somehow, just this past weekend, I found out why some gourmet popcorn just tastes, well… better! It’s not the price tag. It’s not even the powders or butters or […]

Read More >

National Hug Your Cat Day… is every day!

06.04.24

National Hug Your Cat Day… is every day!

June 4th is National Hug Your Cat Day.   I’ve always been a cat hugger (and a cat smoocher but I’m not sure if there is a special day for that!).  Pretty much every day is Hug & Kiss Your Cat Day in the Laura McKenna household. I feel like with everything that my kitty as […]

Read More >

THE SPELLING BEE… and that one word that still haunts me

05.29.24

THE SPELLING BEE… and that one word that still haunts me

The 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee is happening this week in a 2-night event beginning with the Semifinals on May 29th at 8/7c and the live Finals on May 30th at 8/7c. You can watch it on the ION network (which is free over the air) and on most cable networks.    I’m always amazed […]

Read More >

Laura McKenna’s Favorite Picnic & Party Planning Site

05.24.24

Laura McKenna’s Favorite Picnic & Party Planning Site

I have been a HUGE fan of this website for years!   If you’re just hearing about it for the first time, get ready because this is going to take your party planning to a whole new level.  Your life will be changed forever because it takes so much stress out of the whole party planning process. […]

Read More >

Laura McKenna’s Movie Review:  Ricky Stanicky

05.19.24

Laura McKenna’s Movie Review: Ricky Stanicky

First, let me start by saying Comedy movies are not my thing.   One of my favorite former co-hosts even coined the phrase that I was “The NFL”- The No Fun Laura.    While that has always made me laugh (because I am fun, dang it), it’s true when it comes to my taste in movies, TV […]

Read More >

Mama Always Said

05.10.24

Mama Always Said

With Mother’s Day on Sunday, we invite you to be part of the show by telling us what your MAMA ALWAYS SAID.   Those little tid-bits of knowledge that your Mom would say again and again sometimes were met with an eye-roll, I’m sure. Yet as each of us have grown up, I think they ring […]

Read More >

A Little Bit About Laura McKenna

05.10.24

A Little Bit About Laura McKenna

I’ve lived in Wisconsin for almost 20 years now after moving to this great state for my first job in morning country radio back in 2005.  Stop number one in my radio career was La Crosse, WI.   Since then I’ve done mornings in Stevens Point/Wausau, Green Bay, and all over Minnesota, too! And now […]

Read More >

image
WAUK - Waukesha - The 'SHA