Mark Evans and Walt Lindala Biographies

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Walt Lindala – News Director


Walt Lindala – News Director

News Director Walt Lindala has covered news and public affairs in Upper Michigan for nearly 25 years. Walt began his News career in 1987 on the campus of Northern Michigan University at Public Radio 90, WNMU-FM where he hosted the morning news for nearly a decade.

In 1997, Walt came to Great Lakes Radio as Network News Director. Walt is an award-winning broadcast journalist recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters over 12 times for excellence in news reporting and event coverage.

In spare time, Walt plays guitar and sings in the Flat Broke Blues Band, a group he founded in 1991. As an active resident of the community, Walt has served many civic positions on boards for both the City and County of Marquette, Northern Michigan University, Lake Superior Community Partnership, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, WUPX Student Radio, Marquette Area Blues Society, the Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Marquette County and more!

Walt lives in Marquette with his wife April and their irascible cat Merlin.

Tune in Weekday Mornings from 6-10am for Mark and Walt in the Morning, LIVE on Sunny 101.9fm WKQS!

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Mark Evans Sunny 101.9 103.3 WFXD Negaunee Miners Walt Morning Shows

Mark Evans – Former Program Director


Mark Evans – Program Director

Mark Evans was with Great lakes Radio since the inception of Sunny 101.9 in 1997 until his departure in 2012. Through the years he served as Morning Show host of “Mark and Walt in The Morning” with that news fella who’s bio is around here somewhere. The two have been honored four times by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for Best Morning Show.  Even though Mark is no longer a part of the Great Lakes Radio Family, the chaos continues every weekday morning from 6 – 10 with Walt and Mike.

Mark also served as the play-by-play voice for Sunny 101.9’s Negaunee Miners’ football and basketball broadcasts; and coordinated all sports coverage at Great Lakes Radio.

In a former life, Mark was the play-by-play voice for Northern Michigan University Hockey; and was recognized by the M.A.B four years in a row for his coverage of the Wildcats. Overall, Evans has been recognized seven times by the M.A.B. for sports play-by-play. Evans was a member of the Hobey Baker Selection Committee which chooses the top player in college hockey; and also worked for three years with USA Hockey’s National Team Development program covering the 2004 – 2006 World U-18 Championships in Belarus, The Czech Republic and Sweden.

Mark is an avid golfer, enjoys working-out and running (when it’s nice out, which was on a Wednesday last year) as well as camping and spending time outdoors.

Contact Great Lakes Radio Studios: (906) 228-6800