FAREWELL BILLY MAYS!

"HEY BILLY MAYS HERE FOR MARK & WALT IN THE MORNING!"

"HEY BILLY MAYS HERE FOR MARK & WALT IN THE MORNING!"

From the two loudmouths in the morning, we would like to say goodbye to the King of the Pitchmen, Billy Mays!  He was a true legend in direct marketing and realy knew how to sell a product.  Was he loud? Yes.  Was he confident? Yes.  Was he annoying?  Oh, yes.  But he had the skill of verbal communication and good old-fashioned snake oil showmanship that made you trust him enough that he was not selling you junk for $19.95, but the answer to all of your problems.  And of course, where would we be without the “But wait! There’s more!” angle that made the purchase just too unbelieveable!  Rest in Peace, King of Shop!   HHMMMMM…wait a minute…where was Shamwow/Slap Chop Vince on Saturday Night?  No…really….where was that little weasely guy?  Huh?  SOMEBODY ANSWER ME!!!

ON TODAY’S SHOW, HIS HONOR THE MAYOR OF MARQUETTE.

MARQUETTE MAYOR JOHN KIVELA.

MARQUETTE MAYOR JOHN KIVELA.

Thanks to Marquette Mayor John Kivela for joining us this morning for an update on business ventures and a public hearing tonight on paving of city streets on the city’s north side.  He also recapped a successful Superior Bikefest in the Downtown area and looked ahead to the upcoming International Food Fest in Mattson Lower Harbor Park, The Fourth of July Parade through the downtown and the evening’s fireworks over the harbor.  To listen to the mayor’s interview, click “HERE“.

MORE ON AN ANATOMY OF A MURDER.

THE BEAUMIER'S DAN TRUCKEY.

THE BEAUMIER'S DAN TRUCKEY.

Thanks to Dan Truckey with the Beaumier Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University for letting us know about a symposium on campus today looking at the history and lasting legacy of the film, “Anatomy of a Murder”, filmed here in Marquette County fifty years ago.  He also told us about other events and activities planned at the Beaumier Center through December commemorating the film and the book.  Click “HERE” for the interview and “HERE” for more about the Beaumier Center at NMU.


MAIN STREET MONDAY WAS A SUPER-SMASH!!

Over 60 correct Classic Cartoon Trivia entries received in about 35 minutes!  What a stack and what a mess! Congratulations to Pam K. of Marquette who knew we were looking for “Mighty Mouse”.  She picked up two 14″, 3-topping pizzas from Main Street Pizza for her effort!  By the way, I understand she may have been a first-time listener who ended up winning on her first try!  Good for her!

ANOTHER WEEK IS UNDERWAY!

We’ll catch you all later.  Enjoy the week!

-Walt