Matt Deal of the Y of Marquette County.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– Another round of activities for all ages is underway at the Y in Marquette County.

Matt Deal, with the Y, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today for the latest “Y Wednesday” to outline some of the major ones.

Matt talked about wellness and fitness programs and events underway for kids, adults and seniors going on as of this week at the Y.

To listen to the interview and find out more about what’s going on at the Y of Marquette County, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the newly redesigned website of the Y, please click “HERE“.

Tom Baldini.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – On Monday evening, January 16th at the Ramada in Marquette from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Marquette County Economic Club will be featuring Spigarelli from Getz’s Inc. and Terry Dehring, from QuickTrophy. These two Marquette based business men will discuss their internet sales growth and other successes.

Tom Baldini, long time friend of Mark & Walt in the Morning, joined the show this week to promote the dinner and meeting and explained more about the evening’s program and how you can become a member of the club.

The evening will begin with a social hour from 6-7 p.m. and dinner and program begins at 7 p.m. Please make reservations by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 13th by visiting www.marquetteeconomicclub.org or calling 315-2155 to leave a message.

To listen to the interview with Tom, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the club’s website, please click “HERE“.

Steve "MOOCH" Mariucci and the Morning Show Gopher.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Beacon House in Marquette is presenting a special fund raiser to benefit their efforts to upgrade some of the handicapped suites at the facility.

Beacon House supporter and National Football League commentator Steve Mariucci set the Beacon House up with a pair of tickets to auction off to the highest bidder to the Green Bay-New York playoff game this Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Sue LeGalley, with Beacon House joined Mark & Walt in the Morning to talk about this auction and more about the Beacon House in general.

To findout how you can bid on these tickets, and to hear the entire interview with Sue, please click on the audio link below:

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To log on to the Beacon House website, please click “HERE“.

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Gwinn Superintendent Kim VanDrese.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Community School District has introduced a new automated telephone messaging system to be used by the administration to disseminate emergency and other information to students, parents and community members.

Kim VanDrese, Superintendent of the Gwinn Community Schools, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning to discuss this new system and how it will serve to benefit the community.

She explained how the new system can be used to announce school closings and more and can also be used to get important information home to parents with one phone call.

To find out how you can sign up for this service and receive messages from the district, please listen to the interview by clicking on the audio link below:

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To log on to the Gwinn Community Schools home page, please click “HERE“.

 

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Lisa Coombs- Gerou.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Lisa Coombs-Gerou, Executive Director of the Y of Marquette County joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today for the first “Y Wednesday” of the year.

She outlined the latest about the “Livestrong” program and a lot more about wellness programs being offered for all ages at the “Y”.  She also touched on the newly redesigned website for the “Y” and more.

To listen to the interview with Lisa Coombs-Gerou, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the “Y” website, please click “HERE“.

Your hosts and the Morning Show Gopher at the Beacon House Golf Outing.

MARQUETTE, MI – As the year draws to a close, thoughts turn to looking back on the year that was.  We’ve had a great year here on “Mark & Walt in the Morning” in 2011 and we want to thank all of you who have listened in and have followed us on the airwaves as well as cyberspace.

The year has featured some great memories for us, including jumping into Teal Lake for the Polar Plunge, helping out families and youth groups with various fund raising and benefit efforts, covering major events and keeping you and your families informed about events and activities going on in Marquette County.

Hittin' the road to help out the community at McDonald's in Ishpeming.

We’ve also had another great year of meeting and chatting with all of the great guests we get to visit here in the studio and also out on the road.

Keeping in touch with all of you great folks really goes a long way in showing why Marquette County is such a great place to live and work!

Modeling our stylish costumes before the Polar Plunge into Teal Lake in Negaunee.

It’s also that time of year to look forward to 2012 and beyond.  We both feel that the new year is going to be a major one for us both professionally and personally.

Who knows what the future holds, all we can tell you is that we will continue to bring you the mix of entertainment and information that makes “Mark & Walt in the Morning” your favorite way to wake up and get your day started.

With our Milk Moustaches on, we wish you a Happy New Year!

We thank all of you and wish you a very Happy New Year and hope 2012 brings you all that you hope for!

Be safe this Holiday Weekend and we’ll see you next year!

 

-Mark & Walt 

 

 

 

 

Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace

Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today to remind listeners to not drink and drive this Holiday weekend.

Sheriff Lovelace explained that Marquette County is one of a handful of counties in the state that has received extra funding from the Office of Highway Safety Planning to pay for overtime road patrols to watch for drunk and unsafe drivers.

He also ran through what will happen to you if you are pulled over for drunk driving, from the initial stop all the way to arrest.

To listen to the interview with Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace, please click on the audio link below:

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A local business is volunteering time and staff to help folks in the Marquette area get home safely if the overindulge on New Year’s Eve.

JLM Snow Removal is offering free rides to anyone in Marquette, Marquette Township or Chocolay Township in an effort to keep our roads safe from drunk drivers.

The number to call to get a ride is 226-0596.

Jim Meyers, owner and operator of JLM Snow Removal, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today to promote the service.  Jim says this is the fourth year in a row that they are providing the rides and hopes those who need them will use them.

To listen to the interview with Jim, please click on the audio link provided below:

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SNOWFLAKE returns to Marquette, MI.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A special evening combining live music and performance art is coming up tomorrow night in Marquette to help the homeless.

“Snowflake”, a performance piece created and portrayed by Gayle LaJoye of Marquette, is being performed along with sets from three local music groups at Kaufman Auditorium.

The show’s proceeds are going to benefit the “Room at the Inn” homeless assistance agency.  Robin Roy, the program co-ordinator for the group joined Mark & Walt in the Morning today to promote the show.

To find out more about the show, listen to the interview with Robin by clicking on the audio link below:

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For more about “Room at the Inn” please click “HERE” to visit their website.

Mark & Walt wish you a Merry Christmas!

For this Christmas, Mark & Walt in the Morning present you with a Holiday treat.

Merry Christmas from us to you, and we hope you enjoy!

Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and a great Holiday Season!

– M & W

 

“Yes Virginia…there IS a Santa Claus!”

Dr. James Panowski.

A long time friend of the show, Dr. James Panowski, now retired from the Northern Michigan University Theater Department and the Forest Roberts Theater, contacted us a couple of weeks back with a special idea for Christmas.

He thought it would be a good idea to have him come to the studios and read the editorial from the New York Sun newspaper from 1897 that coined the phrase, “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” that we still use to this day.

So we agreed and without further ado, here’s Dr. P spreading some Christmas Cheer!  Please click on the link below to have a listen:

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