THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM, I GUESS…

THE NEWS WAITS FOR NO MAN!

THE NEWS WAITS FOR NO MAN!

Today was kind of a quiet day on the show and I imagine that was a good thing.  Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day and who knows what may end up happening on the big program.  I guess you’ll just have to tune in to see what happens.   Maybe something good…maybe something bad.  Only time will tell.  Of course, maybe we’ll just be too tired to really do anything anyway.  Ya gotta love morning radio!  A strange mix of information, entertainment and unnecessarily large amounts of coffee!

DETROIT RADIO WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!

FORMER DETROIT RADIO LEGEND BIG DADDY ARTHUR P.

FORMER DETROIT RADIO LEGEND BIG DADDY ARTHUR P.

From FREEP.COM:

So long, baaaby!

Arthur Penhallow, the deep-voiced DJ who has been a fixture at WRIF-FM (101.1) for 39 years, has parted ways with the station.  But the legendarily rowdy personality who helmed the afternoon drive at Detroit‘s signature rock station said Monday he’s not ready for retirement just yet.  According to a WRIF press release Monday afternoon, the station said it was moving on without Penhallow, variously known as Arthur P, the Grand Poobah and Big Daddy. Along with being the station’s most senior employee, Penhallow was a signature voice (and sometimes face) for WRIF’s commercials and marketing promotions — particularly the booming catchphrase baaaby!

Penhallow referred to his time at the station as “39 charmed years.”  “I’m sad to be leaving, for sure,” he added. “But I’m leaving with all my honor, dignity and integrity.”

APRIL FOOL’S DAY TOMORROW, WATCH OUT!

Hold on, gang, we’ll see you all tomorrow!  Be sure to wear your raingear!

-Walt

SLIPPERY SLOPE WATCH 2009 BEGINS TODAY.

TAKING OUT THE GM TRASH!

TAKING OUT THE GM TRASH!

OK Gang, here’s the deal.  We all knew that there were going to be some changes in how things were going to be with the new Obama administration, but now that they are starting to take effect, isn’t it interesting to see how some folks are reacting?  CASE IN POINT:  the new General Motors and Chrysler Bridge Loan plans announced in Detroit today.  It seems weird to me that the government can dictate that that the head of a company step down as a condition of getting financial backing.  In this instance I am referring to the Rick Wagoner situation with GM.  It seems odd that this is OK with a lot of people, but no one called for the leaders of the recently bailed out Wall Street and Banking firms to have to do the same.  It’s awful quiet out there right now about all of this.  I will, however, give guarded credit to Governor Jennifer Granholm for making a public comment about this situation on national TV by saying the federal government is making Wagoner out be the “sacrificial lamb” in this deal.  But I’ll say it again…it’s awful quiet out there, almost too quiet.  Just something to think about.

MAIN STREET MONDAY ROCKS!

SURREPTITIOUS MARK EVANS WITH THE MSM ENTRIES.

SURREPTITIOUS MARK EVANS WITH THE MSM ENTRIES.

Enough of the political clap trap for now, though.  We had a great response to our latest Classic Cartoon Trivia question on Main Street Monday.  Congratulations to Maria R. of Marquette.  She picked up two 14″ 3-topping pizzas from Main Street Pizza in Marquette, Harvey or Munising this morning by knowing that we were looking for the song stylings of the one and only PORKY PIG!

CALL IT A DAY!

Well, that’s another day in the can.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring?  I don’t, but I’m sure we’ll talk about then.  Have a good one!

-Walt

BUSY MARQUETTE COUNTY WEEKEND PLANNED!

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEEKEND!

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEEKEND!

Hey folks!  A lot of things going on this weekend around Marquette County and hopefully, you’ll take some time to take part in some of them.  From special events out at the “W” at Sawyer to Bowl for Kid’s Sake in Marquette and Ishpeming, get out and get involved!  Come over to the Superior Lanes in Marquette on Saturday to see me bowl with the rest of my band, the Flat Broke Blues Band, and the world-famous GOOFUS for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marquette County.  It’s all for a good cause and like I say, don’t take it for granted, just take it in!

BOWL FOR KID’S SAKE UPDATE.

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS' JAYNE LETTS

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS' JAYNE LETTS

Thanks to Jayne Letts with BB/BS of Marquette County for coming by the Sunny Studios this morning to give everyone a final update about this weekend’s community-driven Bowl for Kid’s Sake fundraiser.  Click “HERE” to listen to the interview and click “HERE” for their website.

OKEY DOKE!  IT’S OFF TO THE WEEKEND!

Have a good one out there and we’ll see you all out and about and right back here Monday morning.

-Walt

MARQUETTE MORNING MEANDERINGS.

VALERIE BERTINELLI AFTER & BEFORE!

VALERIE BERTINELLI AFTER & BEFORE!

OK.  I’ll quit doing that kind of writing.  It was, all in all, a fairly pleasant and peaceful Thursday morning across Marquette County.  The show as basically the same.  Some good information, a few laughs and a discussion about Valerie Bertinelli in a bikini (see left).  Yep…not a bad show at all!

SERIOUS INFORMATION FOR RETIREES.

MR. WAYNE FILIZETTI, ESQ.

MR. WAYNE FILIZETTI, ESQ.

Thanks to Wayne Filizetti with Banker’s Life & Casualty Company coming by this morning to talk about the services he provides for people preparing to retire so their assests are fully protected in the face of today’s changing economic landscape.  You can click “HERE” to listen to the interview and click “HERE” for more from BL&C.

LAUGHIN’ DON GLADWELL WITH AN IRONTOWN UPDATE.

DON GLADWELL ON THE PHONE...REALLY!

DON GLADWELL ON THE PHONE...REALLY!

Thanks to our old friend Donny Gladwell with the Negaunee Irontown Association for calling in and giving everyone an update on the meeting being held tonight in Negaunee to get members involved with the Negaunee Irontown Association.  The meeting and annual dinner is at the Negaunee Elks at 6-pm and is open to the public.  Click “HERE” to listen, click “HERE” for the website.

OK! THAT’S A WRAP!

Catch you all tomorrow!

-Walt

OK MARQUETTE COUNTY, WALT’S BACK!!

THE MAGIC THIN MINT!

THE MAGIC THIN MINT!

Mark & Walt back on the air together after some unexpected illness.  I have to admit, being away for a day was not fun and daytime TV really is no fun to watch.  It’s ridiculous!  Now, although everything seemed right with the world with being back, as you can see from this photo, the fine balance of the time-space continuum was challenged this morning in the studio.  What you see in this picture is pure, undoctored photographic evidence of exactly HOW a Girl Scout Thin Mint that fell from Mark’s hand to the floor.  That’s how it landed and stayed…weird, huh?  Call in the Paranormal Investigators!!


“Y” WEDNESDAY YMCA of MARQUETTE COUNTY UPDATE.

CHIPPER MORNING RADIO PROS - O'NEILL & POTES

CHIPPER MORNING RADIO PROS - O'NEILL & POTES

Thanks to Stacey O’Neill and Rick Potes from the YMCA of Marquette County for stopping by the Sunny Studios this morning to tell us about the Y-Run and Healthy Kid’s Day at the “Y” coming up soon and how folks can get involved by taking part and also by volunteering.  Click “HERE” to listen to the interview and click “HERE‘ to get to the YMCA’s website.


BIOLIFE PLASMA SERVICES 101.

PLASMA MAN JASON.

PLASMA MAN JASON.

Jason Chronowski, Regional Marketing Representative with Biolife stopped in this morning and we picked his brain about what donating plasma is all about…how it works, why its done and how you can get involved.  Click “HERE” to listen in and  click “HERE” to see the website.

WELL, IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK YA’LL !

Nice to be here!  We’ll see ya again tomorrow!

-Wonder Walt

SHOW BLOG CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS (PHYSICAL,MENTAL AND OTHERWISE)!

SHOW BLOG CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS (PHYSICAL,MENTAL AND OTHERWISE)!

IT’S MONDAY ALREADY?  WHERE DID THAT WEEKEND GO?

GOOD MONDAY MORNING, WALT!!!

GOOD MONDAY MORNING, WALT!!!

BLAHGHH! I can’t believe it’s Monday already!  The weekend just flew by.  It was great one, though, and hopefully you had a good one as well.  This weekend was truly one of those “everything’s going on THIS weekend in Marquette County”, and I made sure to get out and sample a lot of it as best as I could.  Unfortunately, that’s why Monday sems so daunting now.  Oh well, like the song says, it’s “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.”

MARQUETTE MAYOR JOHN KIVELA & MAIN STREET MONDAY!

MARQUETTE MAYOR JOHN KIVELA.

MARQUETTE MAYOR JOHN KIVELA.

Thanks to Marquette Mayor John Kivela for stopping by the Sunny Studios to give us an update on the Heartwood Forest Project being currently studied for use by the City of Marquette as well as a discussion about stimulus funds and how they may be utilized by the City.  Check out the interview by clicking “HERE” and you can e-mail the mayor and the rest of the Marquette officials by clicking “HERE“.

MORE ABOUT MAIN STREET MONDAY!!

THE DIABOLICAL MARK EVANS!

THE DIABOLICAL MARK EVANS!

Congratulations to Suzy B., the latest Main Street Monday winner.  She called in this morning and identfied the mystery cartoon character as the “GENIE of the lamp”.  As a result, she picked up a pair of certificates for two 14″ three-topping pizzas from Main Street Pizza in Marquette, Harvey or Munising.

TIME TO KEEP ON MOVING ON….

Oh well, back on the horse and keep on truckin’ as they say.  Have a decent day and we’ll see you here tomorow on the internets.

-Walt

EVERYBODY SING ALONG! (TO THE TUNE OF “PLEASANT VALLEY SUNDAY”) IT’S ANOTHER MARQUETTE COUNTY WEEKEND!!

READY FOR THE WEEKEND!!

READY FOR THE WEEKEND!!

AHHHH YES!  Run through a few things and get home later, put your feet up an relax!  I love Fridays, I love how they feel and I love what they’re all about…the kickoff of two days of relaxation and enjoyment.  Hooo, yes…yes…yes!

GWINN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FINANCIAL ISSUES

GWINN SCHOOLS'  MIKE MAINO.

GWINN SCHOOLS' MIKE MAINO.

Thanks to Gwinn Community Schools Superintendent Mike Maino for stopping by the Sunny Studios to talk about the financial challenges facing the Gwinn District and what the school administration plans to do about it all.  Click “HERE” to listen to this morning’s interview in it’s entireity.


MICHIGAN US-SENATOR CARL LEVIN ON THE ECONOMIC  MESS:

SENATOR CARL LEVIN.

SENATOR CARL LEVIN.

Michigan’s Senior US Senator, Carl Levin called in to give us a legislative update an some measures currently on the political radar.  You can accees the entire interview by clicking “HERE“.

WHOOPEEEE FOR THE WEEKEND!

Lots of important information on the show today an we hope you gave a way to get informed AND ready for the weekend.   Have a safe and enjoyable  one and we’ll see you on Monday morning.

Hei Hei!

-WALT

A QUIETER, MELLOWER MORNING TODAY.

YA GET IT?

YA GET IT?

Well, after a pretty crazy week or so, combined with the St. Patty’s Day Holiday, it was a bit mellower on today’s show.  I must admit, it was nice to have a break.  But as always, the break will be short lived.  Tomorrow we’re double booked with local and national newsmakers, so you’ll just have to tune in!

COLO-RECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

We did bring you an interview with Vicky Rackowski with the American Cancer Society who told us about the importance of screening and early detection in beating this common, yet relatively unknown form of cancer.  You can listen to the interview by clicking “HERE” and go to the group’s website by clicking “HERE“.

Catch you all here on the internets tomorrow!

-Walt

HAIL! HAIL! THE GANG’S ALL HERE!  OR AT LEAST WE WERE THERE LAST NIGHT!

HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!!

HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!!

Marquette County’s most socially-active morning show proved it again last night, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at JT’s Shaft in Marquette.  Good friends, green beverages and delicious nachos all made for a fun night.  And, thanks to the Shaft’s bossman Erich and his gift of BEANO!   It prevented any chance of the

MARK, THE BEANO & THE BOSS!

MARK, THE BEANO & THE BOSS!

dreaded “Irish Mist” in the Sunny Studio this morning…be-gosh and be-gorrah!  I think we’ll do it again next year!

NEGAUNEE IRONTOWN ASSOCIATION HITS A MAJOR MILESTONE!

DON GLADWELL WITH THE NEGAUNEE IRONTOWN ASSOC.

DON GLADWELL WITH THE NEGAUNEE IRONTOWN ASSOC.

Thanks to Don Gladwell, with the Negaunee Irontown Association, who stopped in this morning to tell us about that group’s 30th anniversary and what plans they have in store for the upcoming Pioneer Days as well as other community events and activities.  You can listen to Don’s complete interview “HERE” and log on to the Irontown Association’s webstie by clicking “HERE”.

OUT THE DOOR WITH NACHOS FROM THE SHAFT!

MMMMMMMMMM!

MMMMMMMMMM!

Well, we’ll take this opportunity to exit stage left and get on with our day, but before we go, take a moment and consider some nachos for lunch today from JT’s Shaft.  Delicious!

See ya!

-Walt