POSTS BY LAUREN BAREISS

  • 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.


     

  • PIONEER DAYS PARADE IS A BIG HIT IN NEGAUNEE!

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: WQXO

    Negaunee, MI July 9, 2016 — Today,  Iron Street in Negaunee was packed with people enjoying the Pioneer Days Parade! There were no shortages of floats, marching groups and exciting sounds in this event. Today was my first Pioneer Days Parade, and now I can’t wait for next year. All of the pride and hard work shown by all of the groups, as well as the excitement and smiles seen from the crowd, made this parade a great addition to the Pioneer Days celebration!

    We at Great Lakes Radio were also very glad to be a part of all the excitement! Walt and Mike from the Sunny Morning Show started our line up in the flashy Sunny.fm van and behind them was Joe Duckworth manning the WRUP van. Following behind the WRUP van was Adam Carpenter from the Outdoor Show with Todd Noordyk as co-captain in a camouflage Kawasaki Mule from Zambon’s in Marquette. Completing our crew was Eric Scott and Lane Dawson in the 103 FXD box truck!

    One of my favorite floats was the MCMCF Wizard of Oz Rainbow Float. The Negaunee High

    MCMCF Wizard of Oz Rainbow Float

    MCMCF Wizard of Oz Rainbow Float

    School Class Reunion floats were other parade favorites.

    There was also a picnic at Teal Lake following the parade!

    The cost of the Pioneer Days celebration is pretty high, and the Negaunee Irontown Association can always use more help and support to make the Pioneer Days celebration just as great as, if not better than, it has been all these years. If you would like to lend a helping hand or donate to the Pioneer Days or the Fireworks on Teal Lake for next year, take a look at this information:

    Donations are accepted via PayPal at NegauneeIrontown.com

    and/or by mailing donations to PO Box 128 Negaunee, MI  49866.

    Email info@negauneeirontown.com for more details

     

     

    For more photos visit: Sunny.fm, WFXD.com and WRUP.com

  • EVERYONE CAME OUT TO THE MARQUETTE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized, WQXO

    Marquette, MIJuly 4, 2016 — The street was packed with people who joined in the Fourth of July parade celebration. The groups were bright, friendly and some even showed off a lot of exciting sounds! This year, Sunny.fm, 103FXD and WRUP were well represented for Great Lakes Radio. Todd Noordyk, our leader here at Great Lakes Radio Inc., was heading up our vehicles with Adam Carpenter from the Outdoor Show. Adam was driving a stylish Kawasaki Mule from Zambon’s in Marquette with  Miss Pre-Teen Great Lakes State and Miss Pre-Teen Upper Midwest in a boat behind excitedly passing out candy with smiles and waves.

    Eric Tasson was manning the 103 FXD truck with Lane Dawson as his co-pilot. Premium Pole Buildings and Storage Sheds was behind them hauling our newest giveaway prize, the Steamin’ Summer Sauna. Bill Tibor was next in the WRUP van with Mike and Walt from the Sunny Morning Show saving the day and completing our line-up in the Sunny.fm van with flashing lights.

    The Children's Museum had such a cute float at the parade

    The Children’s Museum had such a cute float at the parade

    There was a all-around great showing of floats and groups on this warm and wonderful Independence Day. The Marquette High School Class of 1971 float especially eye-catching with their VW Van structure and ’70s throwback decorations. Another parade favorite was the veteran and military groups who were well represented and respected throughout the parade.

    It’s a wonderful sunny day for celebrating  The United States of America’s independence. Let us know how you celebrated your holiday or any of your favorite attractions from the parade!

    See more photos on our other posts: Sunny.FM, WFXD.com, WQXO.com, and WRUP.com,