GETTING SET FOR A BUSY MARQUETTE COUNTY WEEKEND!

This is one of those weekends that make the mind boggle.  This weekend you can take in the Marquette County Fair, the Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Race, the 2010 International GUTS Frisbee Nationals at Hurley Field and more!  And that’s just the beginning of this weekend’s events and activities.  But like I always say, don’t take it for granted, just take it in!

THE NEGAUNEE LIONS HELP OUT.

GEORGE SEDLACEK WITH THE NEGAUNEE LIONS

George Sedlacek, with the Negaunee Lions Club,  joined us this morning to talk about a big Pasta Feed the club is putting on tonight at Lakeview Arena in Marquette to help out with the Ore to Shore Bike Race.  The feed is designed to give the racers who are registering today at Lakeview Arena the chance to “carb up” tonight before tomorrow’s big race.  The feed is also open to the public with individual tickets available as well as family tickets.  We also chatted about the Negaunee Lions and what they do as a group and who they strive to serve as a service agency.  George was gracious enough to give us some information about the group and let us know who can get involved and how.  To listen to George’s comments from this morning’s interview, please click “HERE“.


RAIN OR SHINE, GET ON OUTSIDE!

Hey blog-o-philes, I hope you’ll take the time to leave your computers for a while and head on outside this weekend.  It may be rainy for a little while, but that’ll just help to keep the dust down, y’know?  Have yourself a great weekend, and we’ll catch up soon.

CHEERS!

-Walt

MUSIC IS THE MEDICINE.

As someone who enjoys having the privilege of making and performing music, it is always a treat to have someone visit the show who is a true music maker.  And when they endeavor to use their music for helping and healing others, it is even better.  Today, we had that happen on the show and we’d like to share it with you blog-o-philes.

USING MUSIC TO HELP OTHERS.

SINGER/SONGWRITER TRET FURE

Special thanks to singer/songwriter Tret Fure for stopping in this morning to talk about a special concert she is putting on in Marquette tonight.  The show is a special fund raising event featuring an evening of music with all of the financial proceeds raised at the concert going directly to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and its programs here in central Upper Michigan.  Ruth Almen, Regional Director of the U.P. Alzheimer’s Association was also along on the interview to fill us in on the group and it’s events and activities.  Tret also performed one of her original songs live in the studio.  To listen to the interview with Tret and Ruth and to hear the song, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the website for the Alzheimer’s Association, please click “HERE“.  To visit Tret Fure’s official website, click “HERE“.

USING OUR POWER FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL!

So, there you have it.  Sending a strong and positive message out over the airwaves this morning.  It just goes to show you that it’s easy to hide behind more music or misguided attacks on your colleagues and call it a morning show.  That’s not our style and we like it that way.

CHEERS!

-Walt

HEY!  I HEARD YOU MISSED US!  WE’RE BACK!

It’s the triumphant return of Mark and Walt in the Morning to the realms of cyberspace and the internetz!  The blog is back and we’re darn happy about it!  After a few days off, we are back.  It’s been quite an adventure with the studio move and all of it’s technological wonders, but we seem to have made the transition fairly smoothly and we are moving ahead!

So?

So let’s have a beer!  A Keweenaw Brewing Company beer!

THE KEWEENAW BREWING COMPANY BOYS JOINED US!

HEY EVERYBODY!! IT'S DICK AND PAUL FROM THE KBC!

The bossmen from the KBC, Dick Gray and Paul Boissevain,  joined us this morning on the big program to let the cat out of the bag concerning the name of their new brew being unleashed on the masses later this year or early next year.  As many of you recall, we hosted a special promotion a couple of months ago to solicit suggestions from you folks for a name for the Scottish Ale produced by the fine brewmasters at the KBC.  After several weeks of consideration of a wide selection of possibilities, the decision was made to name the brew the “Olde Ore Dock Scottish Ale”, based on a suggestion gathered at the Northland Pub at the Landmark Inn in Marquette.  You can listen to the comments of Dick and Paul from the show by clicking “HERE“.  To go to the Keweewnaw Brewing Company website, click “HERE“.

SO WITH THAT…WE’RE BACK WITH A BEER!

Have yourselves a great weekend and we’ll see you again next week sometime!  Get on out and enjoy some of the great events and activities going on this weekend, and we’ll talk about it all with you next week on Mark & Walt in the Morning.


CHEERS!

-Walt

THE BLOG IS TAKING A SUMMER VACATION!

The Mark and Walt in the Morning blog is on a summer vacation.  Well, sort of.  Due to the highly technical wiring that is going on over the next week or so, combined with being short-handed on the show staff, the blog is taking a break.  But be sure to stay online and keep checking in every so often.  There may be some occasional updates posted during the hiatus.

NEW STUDIOS AND OFFICES WITH THE SAME OLD BLOG!

The new Great Lakes Radio facility will soon be fully functional and up and running, and when that happens, the blog will be back as well.  Until then, keep listening and log in when you can to see if any surprises pop up here at markandwalt.com.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.  We love you too.  OK…maybe we just like you a lot, but you get the picture!

SEE YOU ALL AGAIN SOON!

Planning a speedy return to the internetz!

CHEERS!

-Walt

HEY EVERYBODY!  YOU GOTTA CHECK THIS OUT!

UHHH....WHAT DO I DO NOW??

Good Monday Morning!  Well, here it is another week and the move is continuing.  Clutter and debris are the norm around the soon to be vacated Great Lakes Radio Marquette Mall facility.  For those of you who have been long-time Sunny 101.9 listeners and for those of you who remember what the studios looked like, today’s rack of photos are for you!  Check out the former Sunny Studio, now but a mere shell of it’s former self.  It’s kind of hard to believe to a certain extent, and as you can see even Mark walked in and sat down to do the show and found everything was missing!!

THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGES OF A STATION MOVE ARE AMAZING.  TRY MOVING THREE OF THEM!!!

WHAT WAS AND WHAT SHALL NEVER BE!

The goal for this week is to get the engineering working to allow us to broadcast Sunny 101.9 WKQS from our new studios in the Superior Lanes building next to Super One in Marquette Township by tomorrow (Tuesday, 7/6/10).  After that, getting our country station, WFXD, moved in next.  But as Mark said last week. “Goals are made be broken!”  That is of course a statement that can be taken two ways and I guess we’ll see how it all shakes down!  It certainly is an interesting process to say the least as we have progressed with this monumental task!

A NOTE TO YOU, THE LISTENER AND THE BLOGGER.

OH, WOE IS ME...MY STUDIO IS GONE!

Hey, we just want to say thanks to you out there for sticking with us through these crazy, yet fun times.  We know that many of you have been out there along with us from the beginning of Sunny a dozen or so years ago and are part of the GLR Family.  We appreciate that and again, we thank you for maintaining your support of our little ol’ station!


CHEERS!!


-Walt

HEY! YOU NEVER KNOW WHO’S LISTENING!

THE EFFERVESCENT MISS VICK FROM WLUC TV6!

Congratulations to our latest winner of the Great Doughnut Race, the one and only U.P. sports maven, Mike Ludlum of TV 6.  He was the first correct caller with the correct answer to the question, “What Major League Baseball Hall of Famer was known as “The Vacuum Cleaner”?  The answer, Brooks Robinson.  He picked up a certificate good for two dozen doughnuts from the Huron Mountain Bakery in Marquette.  HOORAY!!  Good for Mike!!

BUT, WAIT A MINUTE….That’s not TV6’s Mike Ludlum in this picture!

It’s TV6’s very own morning personality, Vicky Crystal!  The “much too busy to go to the radio station” Mike Ludlum sent her instead to do his errands!  She’s so nice to him!  It was cool to see Vicky, though, after all of these years!

Hope the doughnuts were tasty, you loveable TV guys!


CHEERS!

-Walt

ONE MORE TO GO!

MARK HOISTS THE SCOTTISH ALE AT STUCKO'S IN MARQUETTE.

Another successful night of the 2010 Keweenaw Brewing Company NAME THE NEW BREW tour was held at Stucko’s in Marquette last night.  A great time was had by all and the latest finalist in the contest to name the Scottish Ale was selected to see the latest entry and all of the finalists so far, head on over to the “Name the Brew” page here on the blog!

We’ll do it again on Thursday evening at the UpFront & Company in Marquette, and we hope to see you there as we “Name the New Brew” with the Keweenaw Brewing Company!


CHEERS!

-Mark & Walt

THE KEWEENAW BREWING COMPANY “NAME THE BREW” TOUR ROLLS ON!

AHHH! KBC GOODNESS! MMMM!

Head on over to Fat Boyz South in Gwinn tonight from 5pm to 7pm for the latest stop in the Keweenaw Brewing Company/Sunny 101.9 “Name the Brew” tour.  Last Tuesday the crew at Fat Boyz in Downtown Trowbridge folks tried out the Scottish Ale and gave it the name “Rock Cut Scottish Ale.”  Now’s your chance to drop your own name.  We’ll see you there!

Full updates and recaps tomorrow here on the big blog!

See you then!


CHEERS!

-Walt

SOME DAYS, IT JUST FEELS GOOD TO TALK ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY!

PLEASANT WALT IN THE STUDIO.

This morning was another one of those really cool mornings that makes doing a morning radio show here in Marquette County great!  It was another visit with the Marquette County Community Foundation folks to talk about the involvement of young people with the Youth Advisory Committee that works with the foundation to distribute funds to youth-driven events and activities.  It was refreshing to hear about youth in our community doing good things and the typical “damn kids” kind of coverage.  Check out the information below to hear what I’m talking about!

It’s cool and in a way, kind of inspirational, too!

Enjoy!

MARQUETTE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION UPDATE.

THE MCCF'S CAROLE TOUCHINSKI AND HAYLEY MASKUS.

Dr. Carole Touchinski, Executive Director of the Marquette County Community Foundation joined us today along with Hayley Maskus, who is a member of the MCCF’S Youth Advisory Committee.  Carole and Hayley both talked about the youth factor in money being distributed by the Foundation to youth-oriented program funding proposals.  They also addressed how to get young people involved in the process of being on the Community Foundation’s various Youth Advisory Committees.  To listen to the interview with Carole and Hayley, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the Marquette County Community Foundation’s website, please click “HERE“.

INSPIRATIONAL INVOLVEMENT OF MARQUETTE COUNTY’S YOUTH!

Sounds good, doesn’t it?  It’s nice to hear about something good concerning our young people, isn’t it?  I love it!


CHEERS!

-Walt

A MARQUETTE COUNTY WEEKEND, MAN!

DON'T SLEEP THROUGH IT ALL!! WAKE UP AND GET ON OUT!

Hey bloggers!  I hope you will take the time to get out and take in all of the events and activities going on this weekend around Marquette County.  What’s that?  You don’t think there’s anything going on?  Oh, my dear cyberspace compatriots, you are ever so wrong!  What do I mean?  Well…just take a moment and scroll down through this blog and you’ll get a direct line to a multitude of events that are going on.  From concerts and dinners to the Fair Market and the Polar Plunge, the weekend is packed.  There’s even more going on than we could list here!  Like I always say…”Don’t take it for granted, just take it in!”  Get out there and enjoy what our community has to offer!

A FREE-FORM CHAT ABOUT A FAIR MARKET.

OPULENT & OUTGOING BETSY AND PLACID & POISED MARK.

Betsy Jessup and Mark Paulsen came by for a return visit today to chat about the Fair Trade Market going on at St. Mark’s Church in Marquette.  The market, which is held every six weeks or so, features a wide variety of items from handmade bags and jewelry to coffees and food items from co-ops around the world.  All moneys generated from the sales go back to the co-op groups who provide the items for the market.  To listen to the interview with Betsy and Mark, please click “HERE“.


GET ON OUT…IT’S THE WEEKEND!

1…2…you know what to do!  (Quote by legendary blues harmonica man Junior Wells)  It’s also your cue to get out and enjoy this great weekend!

DO IT AND HAVE FUN!

CHEERS!

-Walt