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

SOME DAYS IT’S ABOUT THE JOKES, SOME DAYS IT’S ABOUT THE ANECDOTES, TODAY IT’S ALL ABOUT THE INFORMATION!!

YOUR HOME FOR INFORMATION!

YOUR HOME FOR INFORMATION!

Hey all you blog followers!!  Today is a bit of an interview “catch up” day here on the big ol’ Morning Show blog.  Since it’s been so busy around the radio ranch over the past few days, I have not had the chance to post all of the recent guest interviews here to the blog.  Today, I am working to correct that oversight by posting up the following four interviews to get caught up on the show content.  There’s some important information in all of the interviews, so take the time and give them all a listen,  From “Anatomy of a Murder” events and activities to a special golf outing fundraiser to youth summer activities at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette, the interviews are packed full of the local information you need!

“ANATOMY OF A MURDER” ACTIVITIES IN ISHPEMING AND THE WEST END.

STACEY AND A COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT!

STACEY AND A COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT!

Thanks to Stacey Willey from Globe Printing for coming by this week to let us know about events and activities planned for the 50-th Anniversary celebration of the film classic, “Anatomy of a Murder” that are going on in the Ishpeming area and the West End of Marquette County over the next couple of weeks.  To hear Stacey’s interview, click “HERE.”

“ANATOMY” ACTIVITIES IN THE MARQUETTE AREA.

SMILIN' PAM C. FROM THE LIBRARY!

SMILIN' PAM C. FROM THE LIBRARY!

Thanks to Pam Christiansen with the Peter White Public Library in Marquette for stopping in this week as well to fill us in on all of the events in the Marquette area planned for the anniversary of “Anatomy of a Murder”.  The events include displays, symposiums and documentary film showings at the library and on the NMU campus.  To listen to Pam’s interview, click “HERE.”  To get the full listings of all “Anatomy”-related events and activities, please click “HERE.”

DON’T LIKE THE MOVIE??  HOW ABOUT GOLFING FOR HOCKEY?!!

HOCKEY MAN TIM MCINTOSH!

HOCKEY MAN TIM MCINTOSH!

Tim McIntosh, with Marquette Junior Hockey, stopped in at the Sunny Studios to get the word out about a golf outing this Saturday the the Marquette Golf & Country Club Heritage Course that will benefit Marquette Junior Hockey and the students involved in the program.  To listen in on Tim’s comments, please click “HERE.”  For more information on the golf outing and how to register before it’s too late, click “HERE.”

MESSIAH LUTHERAN’S GOT THINGS GOIN’ ON!

Thanks to Marcia Parkkonen for coming by this week to update us on summer activities at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette.  She outlined two specific youth-oriented activites and events and you can hear her comments in her interview by clicking “HERE.”

SO THAT’S THAT…A LOT OF INFO TO KEEP YOU GUYS BUSY!

See you all next time out here on the internets!

-Walt