THE ANNUAL FUND RAISING BANQUET FOR THE MICHIGAN WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION IS COMING UP.

FAYE WILLIAMS

Faye Williams with the Michigan Waterfowl Association joined us this morning to talk about the 35-th Anniversary Annual Fundraising Banquet and Silent Auction coming up on Sunday, February 13th at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.  The event will feature raffles, door prizes, a dinner, a silent auction and more.  For tickets, you can call 346-5850.  You can listen to Faye’s complete interview by clicking “HERE“.

A CONVERSATION WITH MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR MARK BREWER.

MDP CHAIR MARK BREWER

Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer is currently on a tour of Upper Michigan, meeting with Democrats and discussing the outcomes of the last election and strategizing for the 2012 elections.  He stopped by the Great Lakes Radio Studios on his way through the Marquette area and sat down with News Director Walt Lindala to talk about those issues and a lot more.

Included in the chat were Brewer’s thoughts on why Democrats lost so soundly in the last election and what that means for the 109-th District House seat currently held by Democrat Steve Lindberg.  The 109-th, which represents Marquette, Alger, Schoolcraft and Luce Counties was the only House seat in the U.P. to stay Democrat.  This at a time when Republicans control the State Legislature, the Governorship and the State Supreme Court.

To listen to the interview with Chairman Brewer, please click “HERE“.

AN UPDATE FROM THE GREATER ISHPEMING-NEGAUNEE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

GINCC EXEC. DR. ELIZABETH PETERSON

Elizabeth Peterson, Executive Director of the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce, joined Mark and Walt this morning for an update on things happening with the group.  She told us about increasing membership and other developments underway with the group.  She also outlined a quick and easy way for interested business owners, employees and other interested parties to get involved with the Chamber or to become a full member.  You can listen to the interview with Elizabeth by clicking “HERE“.

To find out more about the GINCC, log on to their officials website by clicking “HERE“.

NOTHING LIKE MARK AND WALT TO MIX SWEET AND SALTY.

"C" IS FOR COOKIE AND THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!

Today was a classic Mark and Walt episode if there ever was one!  The show featured the annual bliss of Girl Scout Cookies and the annual rhetoric of the President of the United State’s “State of the Union” address. There also were chats about personal health and fitness and the registering of someone to win a whole bunch of goodies for their party celebrating the “Professional Football Championship in Arlington, Texas”.  Isn’t that SUPER??

IT’S TIME AGAIN FOR GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!

JILL RADY, CERA SHELAFOE AND A WHOLE LOT OF COOKIES!

Jill Rady, Membership Manager for the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, along with Girl Scout Cera Shelafoe joined Mark and Walt today to announce it’s time for Girl Scout Cookies to go on sale once again.  They brought in a wide selection of cookies and chatted about why it’s important for folks to buy the cookies, and where the money goes.  Jill also discussed the latest technical addition to their website, a COOKIE LOCATOR.  This bit of technology allows you to punch in where you live and it will co-ordinate getting a Girl Scout in your area to come by and take your order.  To listen to the interview with Jill and Cera, please click “HERE“.

To log on to the Girl Scout’s website and access the COOKIE LOCATOR, please click “HERE“.

MICHIGAN’S SENIOR U-S SENATOR RESPONDS TO THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.

U-S SENATOR, CARL LEVIN (D-DETROIT)

Michigan’s Senior U-S Senator, Democrat Carl Levin, called in to the Sunny Studios to chat with Mark and Walt and share his thoughts on the address given by President Barack Obama last night.  According to the Senator, the speech was a strong call end partisan bickering in Washington and to get to work solving the economic and energy issues facing this country.  Yet, in virtually the same breath, the Senator attacked Republican strategies that would only cause further financial consternation for working-class Americans and placed the blame for the current economic situation on the G-O-P.  You can listen to the Senator’s comments and decide for yourself by clicking “HERE“.

THERE IT IS!  FULL UP AGAIN!

So, there you have it!  Another fun-filled show!  We hope you enjoyed it, and we’ll catch you all here on the internetz soon!

– MARK & WALT

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT LES WONG LOOKS TO THE FUTURE.

NMU PRESIDENT, DR. LES WONG AND HIS NEW SUNNY 101.9 TRAVEL MUG.

Dr. Les Wong, President of Northern Michigan University, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning today to discuss the current school year, the new calendar year and the newly elected Governor, Rick Snyder, and his administration’s view of higher education funding.  Dr. Wong also discussed programs and projects planned for the campus including classes for non-traditional students, increasing of graduate programs and construction projects in the hopper for the Marquette school.  Included in that discussion was the planned renovation of the John X. Jamrich Hall which houses a significant portion of classes and will require the building to be shut down and offline for 12 to 15 months as the construction progresses.

To listen to the conversation with Dr. Les Wong, please click “HERE“.

To find out more about Northern Michigan University and all of it’s programs and activities, you can log on to the University’s official website by clicking “HERE“.

GO WILDCATS!!!

-Mark & Walt

HERE’S A QUICK UPDATE OF COMMUNITY AGENCY ACTIVITIES:

THE “Y” HAS A SERIES OF PROGRAMS ON THE DOCKET:

ASHLEY AND JENNA FROM THE "Y".

Ashley Raybach and Jenna Zdunek, both with the “Y” joined Mark & Walt in the Morning recently to update listeners about the latest events and activities in the works over the next few weeks at the “Y” facility in Marquette.  Included in that is a planned wellness and exercise program for cancer survivors as well as a program designed to control diabetes.

They also discussed programs planned at the Negaunee branch of the “Y” as well.

To find out more about these programs and other events going on at the “Y”, you can log on to the “Y” website by clicking “HERE“.  To listen to the complete interview with Ashley and Jenna, please click “HERE“.

IT IS WORKSHOP SEASON AT THE GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.

THE GLCYD'S ANN GONYEA.

Ann Gonyea, with the Great Lakes Center For Youth Development,  stopped in at the studios and chatted with Mark & Walt in the Morning about the latest goings-on at the agency and what projects they are working on.  The month of February is a busy time for their “hands-on” workshop-based training for individuals and groups interested in working with youth as well as non-profit agencies in the community.

The workshops and trainings cover a multitude of programs ranging from effective board building to understanding the myriad of rules and regulations 501c3 non-profit groups must follow.  For more about the group and it’s programs, please log on to their website by clicking “HERE“.  To listen to the entire interview with Ann, please click “HERE“.

THE GREEN BAY PACKERS ARE NFC CHAMPIONS!  GO PACK GO!

YUP, THEY DO!

Green Bay Packers  21

Chicago Bears  14

Up next:  The Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV

‘Nuff Said.

-MARK & WALT

WEATHER RELATED SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TODAY IN OUR LISTENING AREA:

CLOSURES:

AuTrain-Onota Schools

Munising Public Schools

Munising Headstart

Munising Baptist School

Munising Public Library

2-HOUR DELAYS:

Chassell Township Schools

Dollar Bay/Tamarack Area Schools

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR ALGER COUNTY:

…LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS AND BITTERLY COLD THROUGH FRIDAY…

.A BITTERLY COLD AIR MASS MOVING ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR WILL
CONTINUE TO PRODUCE LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TODAY IN NORTHWEST LAKE EFFECT SNOW BELTS. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE HEAVIEST EAST OF MARQUETTE. THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME BLOWING SNOW THIS MORNING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR AS NORTHWEST WINDS GUST TO 35 MPH.
THE NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DROP WIND CHILLS OVER INTERIOR WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN TOWARD 25 BELOW ZERO THIS MORNING.

A SCHOOL CLOSURE TO REPORT FOR TODAY 1/18/11.

Republic-Michigamme Schools in Marquette County are closed today due to a problem with the central heating system at the school.

No other closings or cancellations are being reported at this time.

GETTING INTO THE WEEKEND IN STYLE.

THE PIE OF BLISS, PRIOR TO IT'S DISAPPEARANCE!

As we rolled through this Friday morning, it got even better when a special treat appeared.  We were visited by Marquette newcomers Mueller’s Pizza with a surprise delivery of a Mueller’s DeLuxe pizza.  This baby is loaded with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions and green peppers with a special cheese blend all served up on their specialty crispy “Chicago-style thin crust”. 

MMM-BOY! What a way to start the weekend!!  We wish them well and welcome them to the highly competitive Marquette pizza market.

With these flavors, we think they’ll do just fine!  Give them a call at 228-9925 to find out more about their pizzas and more (including delivery until 4AM)!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

-AND-

GO PACK, GO!


-M&W