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Maria Danza (afternoons) and Kevin Browning (nights) to bring you the golden era of pop, rock, and soul: hit music of the '60s and '70s.



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    Maria’s solid career as an on-air personality started over 20-years ago co-hosting mornings with our very own Jim Zippo on ABC Radio Network’s Pure Gold format. From there she did mornings with Jay Fox on SMN Radio Network, followed by mid-days, afternoons, and then mornings with Citadel Broadcasting Corporation and Cumulus Media Networks.



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    Kevan’s over three decades of radio experience includes mornings, afternoons, and evenings in great markets like Milwaukee, Memphis, and Houston working at WLUM, WHIK, and KHYS. Along with his production and programming skills Kevan made his way to Dallas to work at KTXQ and KLUV, and then his current full-time position of evenings on Cumulus Media Networks’ Classic Hits 24/7 format.

GTO - Good Time Oldies - The soundtrack you grew up to.

Every weekend, brings you a dedicated theme. Sometimes it's a theme, like Dynamic Duos or Ladies' Choice and sometimes it's a weekend filled with your favorite artists, like Elvis Presley, or The Beetles.

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    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.


    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!


    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,,, and!


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    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



    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: GTO Weekend Theme, Uncategorized

    Marquette, MI  –  February 25, 2017  –  We had a great time out at the Crossroads this afternoon for the 2017 Antique &  Vintage Snowmobile Show! There’s been a lot going on the last few days for the event, including yesterday’s ride! We had Jerry and Nancy holding down the fort at today’s spectator show, and the two of them got to chat with a number of people from the show.

    The Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show started at 11 am. The turn out for participants was even better than last year, with over 30 classic snowmobiles on display. Check out the live audio below to listen to Jerry’s interview with club president Tim. He also caught up with Sherri, talking about the free registration and event rides taking place throughout the day.

    It was a day full of fun for the entire family, with kids joining in for the Mini Sled Fun Run and Sawdust Pile Treasure Hunt. Some of the snowmobile owners joined in for the Loud Pipes Snowmobile Contest and of course, there was the Epic Mannequin Contest. Sled owners participated in this contest in hopes of winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd place for the most wild mannequin set up. There were also 50/50 raffles and of course the 1977 Panther Sled Raffle.

    Interested in seeing more from the Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Association? Check out last years post and photos!

    Check out the live audio from the event below!

          Jerry and Nancy welcome you to the show

          Club President Tim speaks with Jerry

          Jerry mingles with the crowd

          Nancy checks out the vintage sleds

          It was a perfect day for a snowmobile show

          Event helper Sherri talks about all the fun for the kids

          It was an event for the whole family

          Chatting with visitors from New York

          Long-time participant Ron visits with the crew

          Jerry and Nancy thank you for tuning in to the 2017 Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show

Address // 3060 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone. // (906)228-6800