The 2006 W I L I “B O O M B O X P A R A D E”
The 2006 WILI “Boom Box Parade” was the longest yet–running 105 minutes from start to finish. It also featured one of the larger crowds to watch the parade. WILI morning man Wayne Norman–the parade’s Grand Marshal–kicked off the parade outfitted as “The King of the Airwaves,” while sitting atop a huge yellow boom box. Wayne had a scepter, a sword, “king bling” (medals draped around his neck), a purple robe, and a gold crown. He passed out water and candy from above while blasting parade music on HIS two boom boxes. Some high profile politicians marched, and stories of their participation appeared in hundreds of newspapers nationwide on July 5.