Mark Evans and Walt Lindala Biographies
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.
Mark Evans – Program Director
Mark Evans has been with Great lakes Radio since the inception of Sunny 101.9 in 1997. Through the years he has 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, and the chaos continues every weekday morning from 6 – 10. Evans is currently the Program Director for the three Marquette-based stations of Great Lakes Radio.
Mark also serves as the play-by-play voice for Sunny 101.9′s Negaunee Miners’ football and basketball broadcasts; and co-ordinates all sports coverage here 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.
Mark and his wife Kristi live in Marquette with their children Heather and Jared and dog Chance. And yes, they have a mini-van….