Sunny 101.9 Morning Show, Interviews, and News

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Hi, this is Walt Lindala. As you’ve heard by now, my good friend Mark Evans has left the fold and is off on a new career opportunity. And that brings some changes here, mornings for Sunny 101.9. I’m also away for a few weeks, working on other projects as well. But don’t worry. Walt Lindala will be back Monday March 4, with my new co-host Mike Plourde. Sunny will deliver you a fresh mix of the things you’ve come to Love, plus some new bits to help you get your day started right… So my U.P. Friends… stay close! Stay tuned and please pardon our radio dust so to speak, as we do our spring cleaning. The new season unfolds only on Sunny 101.9, and it’s fresh Each Day, on-line at wkqsfm.com.  All our interviews and news will now also be posted to wkqsfm.com

 

Sunny 101.9 Morning Show, Interviews, and News

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The end of an era. "Mark & Walt in the Morning"

Friends – Today is an emotional day as the time has come for me to leave the morning show. I have accepted a professional opportunity that I simply could not pass up and as a result, my time at the station has come to close.

I thank all of you who have listened over the years and I will miss chatting daily with you. To all of you who have become friends through the show since we started in 1998, it has been a pleasure.

Stay tuned to the station as Walt will carry on the torch and will be joined by our colleague Mike Plourde. Walt is taking some personal time off over the next few weeks and Mike will be on Monday morning. Walt and Mike will be on together starting March 4-th.

As one chapter comes to a close, another opens and it’s important to remember that we can’t survive by standing still.

Thanks.

-Mark Evans

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Samantha Collins.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A special fund raising event is coming up very soon at Marquette Mountain Ski Hill in Marquette, MI.

The Northern Michigan University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is presenting the 5th Annual Jam for Love Ski and Snowboard Competition.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 4th, with pre-registration at 5:30 pm, and the event will start at 7 pm.

Brian Price and Samantha Collins stopped in at the SUNNY studios recently to talk with Mark Evans and preview the event and chat about where the proceeds are going.

Brian Price.

To listen to the interview with Brian and Samantha, please click on the audio link below:

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Packer Fan Mark Evans with the original note from February.

MARQUETTE, MI  – (Great Lakes Radio Sports) –  The ability to prognosticate the way the National Football League post-season playoff picture will assemble itself is not only a daunting task, but a distinctly challenging one.

Sometimes, however, there are situations that appear to be  so glaringly obvious that the average schlub can make the call.  Such was the case with the rapidly advancing Detroit Lions and our very own Mark Evans.  As a Green Bay Packer fan, even he saw that change was brewing in Detroit.  That the tide was turning.

Future Visionary Mark Evans with the original note with the Playoff Headline today.

Following a win in the last Super Bowl by America’s team, the Green Bay Packers, Mark made the bold statement that the Detroit Lions would make the playoffs at the end of this season.  He wrote it down and signed and dated the note.  It then was tacked to the wall in his office and did not come down until today.  Many Lions fans did not share the vision of Mr. Evans.

But retribution and validation came quickly and sweetly.

As many of you know, the Detroit Lions clinched a spot in the playoffs this past weekend with a win over San Diego.  So the note came down off of the wall and the glory was enjoyed by the Prestidigitatious Packer fan, Mark Evans.

Of course congratulations are in order to Mark for his vision, and to the Lions and their faithful (their aren’t that many out there).  Way to go Detroit!

Now get out of the way of the victory march of the Green Bay Packers!

GO PACK GO!

 

-Walt

 

 

 

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Co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County United Way campaign co-chairs stopped in at the SUNNY 101.9 WKQS studios this morning to encourage listeners to consider making a financial contribution before the end of the year.

Co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale joined Mark Evans to talk about the campaign so far and how people can still become a part of it.  They also explained where the money goes and what agencies are included under the blanket of the United Way in Marquette County.

To listen to this morning’s interview with Mark Canale and Tom Blake, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the website of the Marquette County United Way, please click “HERE“.

 

 

Singer/songwriter Adam Whittington.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– A special evening of entertainment is planned for this Friday night to benefit area youth theater.

Lake Superior Youth Theatre is bringing Hollywood to Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette complete with a red carpet event, concert featuring Adam Whittington and Brooklyn Haley, along with local acts, and an after party.

“Marquette Goes Hollywood” begins with a red carpet at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. and after party ending at 10:30 p.m.

Event organizer Nikke Nason and Adam Whittington joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark Evans to discuss the event and how folks and get involved.

To listen to the interview, please click the link below:

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For more about the event, please click “HERE“.

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Mark, Grinch, Walt.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The extremely unpopular Grinch showed up this morning in the studios of Sunny 101.9, WKQS and crashed Mark and Walt in the Morning.

The ubiquitous Grinch popped in on Mark Evans as he was innocently delivering the day’s weather forecast shortly after 8 o’clock this morning.  The Grinch used the opportunity to announce to the listeners of his plans to steal the Christmas Tree scheduled to be lit tonight in Marquette Township.

According to the Grinch, stealing the tree will crush the Christmas spirit of Marquette Township as they attempt to start this new tradition.  Mark reminded the Grinch that there will be law enforcement officials out on the lookout for him tonight and that Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace has promised to keep the tree and the spirit safe.

To listen to the Grinch’s overtaking of Mark’s forecast, please click the link below:

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Sarah Derwin and Doctor Don talk about quitting.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– After smoking for about 35 years, our own Dr. Don has stepped up and said it’s time to quit.

He joined Mark Evans in the SUNNY 101.9 studio today along with Sarah Derwin from the Marquette County Health Department to talk about options to help him quit the habit.

Sarah explained how a desire to quit combined with a strong support network can work in conjunction with some medications to successfully end a smoking habit.

We’ll be following Doc’s progress on his journey to stop smoking.  He has picked his official “Quit Day” as Monday, November 14-th, so we’ll be watching!

To listen to Doc chat with Mark and Sarah from this morning’s show, please click on the link below:

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If you are trying to quit smoking and need some help, please click HERE for smoking cessation materials from the Marquette County Health Department.

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United Way Campaign Co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The annual fund raising campaign of the United Way of Marquette County is moving ahead this fall.

Campaign co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark Evans this morning to give listeners an update of the effort so far.  They shared some of their favorite experiences as campaign co-chairs and also talked about how it has been fascinating to see how the United Way touches lives in Marquette County.

Tom and Mark also explained the process of getting them to come to your business or group to show how you can give a little and help a lot through the United Way.

To listen to the complete interview with campaign co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale, please click the link below:

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Please click “HERE” to visit the United Way of Marquette County’s website.

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April Lindala, Director, NMU CNAS & Julie Cajune, Exec. Director, CAIPAR

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University is presenting an evening of Native American performing arts this week on campus.

“Remembering the Songs” is the title of a film that is being shown this Wednesday in Room 102 of Jamrich Hall on campus.  The free showing starts at 7:30pm.  The film will be followed by a series of Native musicians, poets and writers sharing their work.

The film and the presentations are part of the “Crossing Borders with HeartLines” project and features visiting performers with the Center for American Indian Policy and Applied Research at the Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana.

April Lindala, the Director of the Center for Native American Studies at NMU, and Julie Cajune, Executive Director of the CAIPAR, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark Evans this morning to discuss the evening and what folks attending can expect.

To listen to the complete interview please click below:

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For more about the Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University, please click “HERE” to visit their website.