THIS IS WHAT COMMUNITY-BASED RADIO IS ALL ABOUT!

LOVE THAT STATION!

Every now and then we get into a bit of a swing here on the big show that makes me very proud to be a part of the things we do.  Today is one of those days.  So was yesterday.  As a matter of fact, the last couple of weeks have been fantastic!  What I’m talking about is the privilege and opportunity that we have embraced here at Sunny 101.9 to go out of our way to serve the community by keeping up with many of the events and activities that are going on here.  Since day one of this radio station’s existence, we have understood the unique relationship that exists between a station and it’s audience.  We have developed this relationship to the point that we have so many community events to chat about on any given morning, that there is not enough time to talk to everybody who wants to get on!

A case in point is this morning’s show!  We had in-studio guests representing Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marquette County, a benefit concert to assist in funding a special scholarship managed by the Ishpeming High School Alumni Association, and a fantastic Italian Dinner Benefit to help out a well-known member of the Marquette county community.  PLUS, we recapped last night’s extremely successful “Pigs N’ Heat” Charity Hockey game at Lakeview Arena, of which we were a media sponsor and over 3,000 fans attended to support our area firefighters and law enforcement.  AND, we also talked about this weekend’s Special Olympics “POLAR PLUNGE” at Marquette Mountain in which our own Mark Evans will be plunging in on this Saturday afternoon!  WOW!  You have to admit, all of that makes for good community-based radio!

BOWL FOR KID’S SAKE CONTINUES ACROSS THE COUNTY.

JAYNE LETTS WITH BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS.

Jayne Letts, executive director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marquette County, joined us this morning to encourage everyone to take part in the annual Bowl For Kid’s Sake fundraisers that are going on around the county.  She pointed out that there is still time to get a team together and get out for a fun evening or afternoon of bowling with your friends, all to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marquette County.  Jayne also discussed how to get involved with the group if you are interested and also outlined some of the group’s 40-year history in the area.  To find out more about Bowl For Kid’s Sake or the organization itself, please log on to their website by clicking “HERE“.  To listen to the complete interview with Jayne, please click “HERE“.

USING THE POWER OF MUSIC TO FURTHER EDUCATION.

THE GRONVALL BOYS, KURT & ROBIN.

Thanks to the Gronvall boys, Kurt and Robin, for stopping in this morning to fill us in about a special concert coming up this Saturday evening the the W.C. Peterson Auditorium in Ishpeming that will benefit the Ishpeming Alumni Scholarship fund.  The concert will feature a series of groups and performers, ranging from acoustic acts to vocalists and the legendary Wednesday Night Music Club.  The event is open to the public, and all proceeds raised will benefit the IHS Alumni Scholarship fund.  To listen to the interview with Kurt and Robin Gronvall, please click “HERE“.

ENJOYING AN ITALIAN DINNER AND HELPING OUT A FRIEND.

JIM "THE HAT" MANTY.

Community Jester and all-around funny guy Jim Manty joined us today and got serious for a moment to tell us about an Italian Dinner Benefit this Saturday in Ishpeming.  The proceeds will benefit Jim’s brother, Don Manty, who is recovering from esophageal surgery to treat throat cancer.  The dinner will feature a full traditional spaghetti dinner and desserts.  The event runs from 3-to-7 pm and tickets are only $7.00.  For more on the dinner, and how you can enjoy this feast on a busy Marquette County Saturday, listen to the complete interview with Jim by clicking “HERE“.


LIKE I SAID EARLIER, THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!

THAT, my friends and fellow bloggers, is community-based radio for the masses.  We do not want to hear from any of you that there isn’t anything going on this weekend.  Get out and enjoy it!


CHEERS!

-Walt