MARK AND WALT AND SUNNY 101.9 HIT THE ROAD TO HELP OUT A GREAT CAUSE.

MARK AND WALT WITH TAYLOR CARLSON'S MOM, BECKY.

Your intrepid morning team hit the bricks and took the show on the road  this morning and headed out to the McDonald’s restaurant at the Country Village in Ishpeming today the help out with a special community-wide fund raising effort.  The folks on staff at the McDonald’s decided to show their love and help out the family of 9-year-old Taylor Carlson of Ishpeming, who has been diagnosed with cancer.  The crew at McDonald’s decided to take all of the money generated from the sale of Big Mac sandwiches through all day today and give the money to the family.

MAJOR DISCOUNT AND HIS SACK OF MACS!

Mark and Walt spoke with Taylor’s mom, Becky, this morning and found out just how much the effort means to her and to Taylor.  The family is facing a recurring expense of over $2200 for each trip to and from treatment as well as the charges related to the traveling and more.  The trip is several times in a year, and those expenses will mount up.  The community has stepped up and helped out the family and Becky remains astounded and heartwarmed with the response.  Even our own Major Discount, Todd Noordyk, was moved by the moment to buy a dozen Big Macs for the office!  Way to go, Boss!

This endeavor at the Ishpeming McDonald’s is bringing longtime fans of the Big Mac together with those who’ve never tried one before together to help out Taylor and her family.  There is also a donation can at the counter for those of you who want to help out but not have a Big Mac.  This fund raiser is going on until close today (Feb 14-th, Valentine’s Day) so you still have time to head on over and help a great cause!

To listen to Mark and Walt’s interview of Taylor’s mom, Becky, please click “HERE“.

DO YOU LOVE THE DAY AFTER THE DAY OF LOVE?

POST VALENTINE'S DAY DISCOUNTS ARE ABOUNDING!

So, hopefully, you had an enjoyable Valentine’s Day Weekend.  The day of love was  Sunday this year, and for some guys, having the Daytona 500, the NBA All-Star game and the Olympics all on the TV on Valentine’s Day was probably quite a challenge.  The desire to be a good husband or boyfriend and be attentive and romantic on a day loaded with special sports events on TV probably made for treacherous waters to navigate for most guys.  And for the women, dealing with us knuckle-dragging neanderthal troglodytes (also known as men) trying to be romantic and loving must be quite a trip as well.  Ahhhh, the romance!!  At least the next part of this blog has to do with helping out those in our lives who love us unconditionally!


FIRST AID TRAINING FOR OUR PETS.  YES, OUR PETS!

THE RED CROSS HELPS US TO HELP OUR PETS!

Christy Beck, the Community Service Co-ordinator for the Red Cross of Marquette County joined us this morning to fill us in on a program that has been developed to train people to provide first aid to their pets.  This program has been offered by the Red Cross to the people in member agencies, but has never been offered to the public here in Marquette County.  The training session is an experimental one, meaning that if enough people show up and have an interest in continuing training, the Marquette county red Cross will continue to provide it.  To find out more about the program and when the session is being held, please click “HERE” to listen to Christy’s interview.

WHO DO YOU LOVE?

BO DIDDLEY...'NUFF SAID!

Well, that’s a quick posting for you on this day after Valentine’s Day.  Hopefully, it did go well for you and your significant other and you had a great day.  If it didn’t, oh well…you’ll live on!  Of course for those who insist on saying things like, “It’s only a Hallmark Holiday”, or, “It’s just to sell some candy and cheesy gifts that no one needs”, they have never truly experienced the joy of being able to share time with someone who is near and dear to their heart and to take the time to express the genuine feelings of love, care and compassion for another person.  Those folks, in my humble opinion, don’t know what they are talking about…in fact, they don’t know Diddley!

On that note,


CHEERS!


-Walt

BLOGGIN’ AND FLOGGIN’ ON A FRIDAY!

AHHHH...LOVE!

Troops! It’s Friday, which of course means that this is the weekend.  But, the rub this weekend is that it is Valentine’s Day Weekend! For those of us, like me, who has a significant other (wife) that is not swayed by the traditional gifts such as chocolates and jewelry, it creates a particularly challenging environment to navigate.  It’s always a difficult time to get through when holidays like this one come up!  Oh well, I’m a smart and resourceful guy and I’m sure I can come up with a decent plan.  I guess you’ll just have to listen in on monday to see how the weekend went!  Anyway…without further ado, ON WITH THE BLOG!

A FESTIVAL OF FANCY FEASTING FOR A FINE CAUSE!

CHEF RYAN POTILA AND MITT ARBELIUS.

Mitt Arbelius from the Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter and The Women’s Center in Marquette joined Landmark Inn Executive Chef Ryan Potila in the studios to talk about the upcoming “Chefs Against Domestic Violence Dinner and Silent Auction”.  The event will be held at the Landmark Inn on Saturday, March 27th and is an evening of elegance designed to raise funds for the Harbor House.  Chef Potila rolled out the evening’s menu, and after the drool was wiped up off of the studio floor, we discussed tickets and event times.  To listen to the interview, please click “HERE“, and to find out more about the Harbor House and the Women’s Center, please click “HERE“.

A LOT OF LUTHERAN LENT FOR YOU.

THE PLEASANT PASTOR, DAVE VAN KLEY.

Pastor Dave Van Kley from Messiah Lutheran and St. Mark’s Lutheran Churches in Marquette stopped in recently to fill us in on a series of church services, gatherings, sessions and discussions being held at the churches during the Lent season which begins soon on Ash Wednesday.  You can find out more about what is planned by listening to the interview by clicking “HERE” and go online and log on to the church’s website by clicking “HERE“.

IT’S A SLED DOG RACE, NOT A DOG SLED RACE!

PAT TORREANO FROM THE UPSDA.

Pat Torreano with the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association  joined us to chat about the UP 200 and Midnight Run Sled Dog races coming up next weekend in Marquette and Alger Counties.  She gave us the schedule for the race start, which, as always, is set to get underway in Downtown Marquette on Friday night in front of thousands of spectators.  Oh, by the way, I’ll be your MC for the start again this year!  To listen to Pat’s comments, please click “HERE” and to hook up to the UPSDA website for more information about the race and all of it’s related activities, please click “HERE“.

WELL, THAT’S THAT!

That wraps up another busy week here at the radio ranch!  I hope you get out and have a safe and enjoyable weekend.  AND…have a good Valentine’s Day as well!  We’ll catch up again real soon!

CHEERS!


-Walt