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GOOD TIME OLDIES

Our DJ's bring you the golden era of pop, rock, and soul: hit music of the '60s and '70s.

  • BRUCE PALMER

    IN THE MORNING

    6am-2pm EST
    Listen to Bruce Palmer in the mornings from 5a-1p on 97.5 GTO! Bruce has over 30 years in the radio business starting in suburban Philadelphia. Now with a personal music collection of more than 60,000 tunes, a garage packed with a dozen antique cars, and loving radio more than ever, he’s living the dream. When Bruce’s not on the air, he’s probably playing with his dogs & cats, sitting back to take in a baseball game, spending time with his wife and two daughters, or most likely, out in the garage under a hood. You see, he really is radio’s original “car guy.”

  • CHEREE CARTER

    AFTERNOON/EVENINGS

    2pm-10pm EST
    Cheree started her radio career in the sunshine state of Florida 15 years ago. Since then she has graced the airwaves coast-to-coast and in between. Cheree also has enjoyed figure skating on-and-off competitively all her life, and she owns two horses that she rides & shows in competitions in English Pleasure and jumping. She’s a die-hard NFL fan, one of the biggest animal enthusiasts, and loves all kinds of music. Cheree’s also known as “Super Aunt” with two nieces that are simply beautiful inside-and-out.

  • RIC GIBSON

    OVERNIGHTS

    10pm-6am EST
    Ric has been in radio for 38 years. He started his music “education” by singing do-wop on the street corners of Brooklyn in the early 60’s. He furthered his “education” as he worked for one of the largest record stores in New York City witnessing one of the greatest eras in music, the 60’s. He later started his own band and got signed to Mercury records. These days he’s married and has one son who seems to be taking up where Ric left off as a music major and multi-instrumentalist. Ric also owns a recording business where, at times, he and his son frequently hang out and jam. Aside from radio and music, Ric and his wife also trained in the art of Shaolin-Kempo Karate. Both are martial arts instructors and they both hold the rank of Black Belt.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS DENNIS SIPPOLA, WINNER OF THE $7,000 STORAGE BUILDING OF YOUR DREAMS GIVEAWAY

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: WQXO


    We have over 340 people attend tonight's giveaway party.

    We have over 340 people attend tonight’s giveaway party.

    Marquette, MI – September 28, 2017 – Back at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center for another party, we had a great night for the $7,000 Storage Building of Your Dreams Giveaway. Premium Pole Buildings and Storage Sheds joined us for this giveaway as our major prize sponsor donating the winners choice of Premium Storage Shed as the grand prize. Dennis Sippola from Ishpeming will be having a brand new shed built right on his property complete with all of the standard Premium fixings!

    We opened doors around 6:30pm to let the evening of fun begin. Nancy and Amy covered the welcome table working hard to get everyone through the line quickly. Once settled in, our emcees for the night, Walt Lindala and Adam Carpenter took the mics. Welcoming everyone to another great giveaway party, the guys thanked all of the evening’s sponsors. With introductions out of the way we moved to giving out some door prizes. Our Sponsors provided great door prizes like Hudson’s Classic Grill certificates and camo Cub Cadet ball caps from Four Seasons Small Engine. The audience couldn’t get enough of the door prizes – who doesn’t like free stuff, right?

    Thanks to all of our sponsors for supporting this event and giving us some awesome door prizes to giveaway.

    Thanks to all of our sponsors for supporting this event and giving us some awesome door prizes to giveaway.

    With the quota for free prizes given out, it was time to fill up those bellies. Breaking for dinner, Ryan Ranguette released tables for a delicious dinner from Mama Russo’s. Guests chowed down on cudighi bites, lasagna, and famous homemade salads served by the local catering company. In between bites we handed out the last of the door prizes including WRUP 98.3 t-shirts and go bags from Biolife.

    While the party is about having a good time and hanging out with friends, it was time to get to the real reason we were all there. Walt Lindala and Mike Plourde stepped up to the mic to drawn our seven finalists. Drawing the suspense just a little longer, Major Discount took over to thank our sponsors one more time and people of the community for coming out tonight. Number by number cheers broken out from the crowd with each number read. Each finalist moved to the front of the room to select their station envelope. Once all the finalists were ready, Major Discount delivered the countdown signaling our winners to tear open the envelopes all at once.

    Dennis Sippola opened his enveloped to find that he would be one with a brand new storage building! While there can only be one major prize winner, none of our finalist walked away empty handed. Liz Hangas received a $100 gift basket from Super One Foods with Mary Whales receiving another. Kevin Stank won a brand new socket wrench kit from Advance Auto Parts from. Brett Nance and Allision Coss went home with Gold Star Service Contracts from Swick Home Services with our last winner leaving with a STIHL leaf blower from Four Seasons.

    Another great giveaway with our winner Dennis Sippola.

    Another great giveaway with our winner Dennis Sippola.

    Special thanks to all of our sponsors who helped make this giveaway a success: Premium Pole Buildings & Storage Sheds, River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center, Mama Russo’s, Four Seasons Small Engine, Swick Home Services, Tadych’s Econo Foods, Mill Creek Assisted Living, Newberry Motors, Chuck Renze Ford, Newberry Assisted Living, Woodland Assisted Living, Hudson’s Classic Grill, Advance Auto Parts, Hudson’s Classic Grill, Super One Foods, and Richards Boatworks.

          Listen to Dennis Sippola of Ishpeming talk about winning our grand prize during tonight's party.

    See TWO full photo gallery of photos from tonight’s giveaway party!

    Check out more photos on sunny.fm, wrup.com, and foxsportsmarquette.com.


     

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBBIE JO FEZATT FOR WINNING THE HEATING UP WINTER GIVEAWAY!

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized


    Ishpeming, MIApril 7, 2017 – It was a fun night at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center in Ishpeming for our

          Heating Up Winter
    giveaway party! The new year is off to a great start after our first giveaway party of the year!

    We here at Great Lakes Radio teamed up with Swick Home Services and Superior Stoves and Fireplaces to give one lucky winner a brand new wood stove package. The wood stove package features the newest in wood burning technology, Regency’s triple burn system. After a great night, we congratulate Robbie Jo Fezatt on being the lucky winner of the wood stove package!

    The party got off to a great start when we welcomed all of our guests into the hall. A big thanks to Nancy and Joe for getting everyone in quickly and keeping the registration line moving.

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    Heading on into the party

    Once we got everyone settled in, Walt Lindala and Adam Carpenter took the mics to be the emcees for the night. They started by thanking everyone for coming and introducing our sponsors for the evening. After the introductions, it was time for door prizes! The whole crew was working quickly handing out door prizes left and right as numbers were being called. Our sponsors provided some really great things including hats and gloves from Four Seasons, gift certificates from Tadych’s Econo Foods, and gold star packages from Swick Home Services.

    After handing out door prizes, we announced it was time for the best part… the food! Eric had the honor of releasing tables for dinner. Mama Russo’s wonderful staff was serving up a great meal of lasagna, cudighi bites, and homemade salads! While everyone was eating the tremendous food and chasing it with drinks presented by River Rock Lanes, we explained our game for the night.

    We played some toilet BOWL-ing for free bowling! We set up two toilets provided by Swick Home Services, and set a plunger on the top of each toilet. Each person that received an invite to the party got a chance to toss a roll of toilet paper into the bowl for a free game of bowling presented by River Rock Lanes. Then they also had a chance to toss a disc and if they got a ringer on the plunger, they won a free pizza!

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    Just short!

    After toilet bowling finished up, it was time for the main event, the drawing of our finalists. With Luke N picking out numbers at random, he called out the six different ticket numbers. Each finalist came up to the front and made their choice of station envelope. Each envelope had a sheet with a major prize, but only one could take home the grand prize! The finalists opened their envelopes together while the room was full of anticipation.

    Robbie Jo Fezatt opened her envelope to see that she won the new wood stove package and she couldn’t believe it! The other finalists won prizes such as a truck bed tool box from Advance Auto Parts Marquette, gift baskets from Super One Foods, a certficate for a tire alignment and oil change from Pomp’s Tire, a car wash bucket from Auto Value of West Ishpeming, and a string trimmer from Four Seasons Small Engine.

    Thanks to our sponsors Swick Home Services, River Rock Lanes & Banquet Center, Hudson’s Classic Grill, Four Seasons Small Engine and Mama Russo’s.

          Listen to Robbie talk about winning our grand prize during tonight's party.

    We have announced our new giveaway as well! Go check out the great giveaway item from Four Seasons Small Engine and register to win here!

    Check out more photos at Sunny.FM, FoxSportsMarquette.com, WFXD.com, and WRUP.com!

  • FUN SATURDAY AT THE BOAT, SPORT, AND RV SHOW

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized


    Luke G. getting the run-down on the show from a special guest

    Luke G. getting the run-down on the show from a special guest

    Marquette, MIMarch 25, 2017 – It was a great Saturday at the Superior Dome for the Boat, Sport, and RV Show.  There was a great crowd that showed up to check out the largest indoor display of recreational products in Northern Michigan. Great lakes Radio was there bringing you all of the action live.

    Major Discount was in attendance giving you the low down on all the great deals! He also caught up with Matt from Lakeshore Bike and discussed the fat-biking opportunities near Marquette.

    There is still one more day to go! The Boat, Sport and RV Show wraps up tomorrow.  The show tomorrow runs from 11am-4pm.  Great Lakes Radio will once again be there bringing you all the great action.

    For more information on the Boat, Sport and RV Show, visit their Facebook.

    Listen to audio below and check out the pictures from the Superior Dome!

    •       Major Discount welcomes you to the 2017 Boat
    •       Rob from Norway Springs chats with the Major
    •       Everyone was having a ball at the Superior Dome
    •       Check out the bicycles at Down Wind Sports
    •       Bring the whole family out
    •       Andy from Frei Chevy on GLR
    •       Talking about piers and docks
    •       Adam live with Bob from Top Gun Kennels
    •       Mr. Carpenter finds more out about Norway Springs bottled water
    •       Bring the kids out to see the trout pond and bouncy houses
    •       See the new Cobra bass boats
    •       Live and in-color at the Boat
    •       The Flying Moose was a featured booth at the show
    •       Down Wind Sports even has S.U.P.s for you to check out
    •       Lakeshore Bike having a blast at the dome
    •       Major Discount thanks you for a great event

     

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Marquette, MI 49855

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