– 97.5 GTO – Good Time Oldies – Marquette, Michigan The U.P.'s Good Time Oldies Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:15:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Guys Go Climbing – Repairing the 92.7 WRPP Antenna After a lightning Strike! Tue, 03 Jul 2018 16:52:25 +0000 Marquette, MI  –  July 3, 2018  –  These fine men are working extra hard this holiday week!

Todd Noordyk, Luke Noordyk, Joe Mueller, and Tim Piirala are on site at one of our towers, and have climbed to the top at 700ft the last two days! They are repairing the signal of 92.7 WRPP Real Classic Rock after the antenna was damage from a lightning strike. The guys will also be improving the signal of 89.3 and 88.9 KLOVE!

Have these four amazing men in your thoughts this holiday week as they fix and improve your favorite radio stations. Also a shout out to their families who love and worry about them while they are working and climbing.

Thank you listeners for being patient while the repairs are being done. Prayers for their safety and a quick repair are appreciated.

From all of us here at Great Lakes Radio Inc., we wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July!

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Marquette Charter Township’s “Catch the Vision” Car Show and Cruise Returns to Westwood Mall Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:43:24 +0000 Marquette, MI – June 16, 2018 – Marquette Township’s “Catch the Vision” Car Show and Cruise took over the Westwood Mall parking lot near Appleebee’s for year nine of the community car show. Township folk walked down each aisle to see all the classic cars, win some prizes, and have a great time.  Major Discount was on the scene to tell you about all the excitement.

Listeners heard from numerous guests over the year while tuned into GTO 97.5! Everyone was eager to tell listeners about the day’s events. Today’s Car Show started around 11am as the Westwood Mall parking lot filled up with classic and modern vehicles. This year saw the return of a fan favorite, “Rev it Up”.  All of the participants let loose and floored their gas pedals!  The owner of the vehicle with the best “scream” won one of the numerous prizes that were given away during the afternoon.

Following “Rev It Up”, Mike from Crossroads Truck Repair set up his large wrecker as an anchor for vehicles during “The Burn Out”. One by one vehicles rolling into the spot and chained up their vehicles to the wrecker. Putting the pedal to the floor, each contestant, including the station’s own WRUP Van, spun their tires and let the smoke fill the air! Everyone had an impressive display but only one could be the winner of 2 brand new tires from Pomp’s Tire!

We put our grand prize to the test too

We put our grand prize to the test too

There were many fun door prizes donated by local businesses including Pomp’s Tire, Super One, and Great Lakes Radio! Spectators and participants enjoyed delicious brats from Smokehouse Glenn and Mama Russo’s and cooled off with some Willy Nilly’s Frozen Treats!

Find out more about Marquette Township by checking out their website, plus look for information on the 10th Annual “Catch the Vision” Car Show and Cruise! To see photos from last year, click here.

Special thanks to all of the participating sponsors: Marquette Charter Township, Great Lakes Radio, Westwood MallApplebee’sCrossroad’s Truck RepairPomp’s TireMama Russo’sSmokehouse GlennNew Attitudes Dance StudioWilly Nilly’s Good and Chilly Frozen Treats, and Super One Foods of Marquette.

Listen to audio from the live broadcast below:

Now these are some REAL classics.

Now these are some REAL classics.

Check out highlight from “The Burn Out”


Who doesn't love seeing a classic Dodge. What an impressive show. We had lots of "Rev It Up" Participants! What a gorgeous vehicle. These old classics are in such good shape. We saw vehicles from every era today. The 9th Annual "Catch the Vision" Car Show & Cruise at the Westwood Mall. Now these are some REAL classics. We saw many modern vehicles too. We needed a little bright color with the gray sky! We put our grand prize to the test too Don't forget to register to win the Silverado Summer Giveaway. Make sure to watch the WRUP video! Chainin' her up! Big thanks to Crossroads Truck Repair for bringing out the big wrecker. The winner won 2 new tires from Pomp's. This vehicle really smoked out the competition. WRUP Van hooked up to the Crossroads Truck Repair wrecker. The crowd loved "The Burn Out"! Major Discount and Randy drawing 50/50 tickets. We had a great turn out for the show. Mark Johnson having a little fun with the wrecker. Crossroads Truck Repair can fix all of the big trucks! Thanks to Frei Chevrolet for donating the 2018 Silverado for the Silverado Summer Giveaway. It's the 2018 "Catch the Vision" Car Show and Cruise. Thanks to Mark Johnson for some of the photos. Burning those tires. The WRUP van participated last year, but this year, we got way better results! Now that is some smoke! Major Discount and the WRUP Van. Make sure to visit the 10th annual car show if you missed this one. What a beauty. Some much beauty at today's car show. Getting ready for "The Burn Out" with Crossroads Truck Repair and Major Discount. Now that is a truck! Some much beauty at today's car show.Some much beauty at today's car show. "Rev It Up" was a big hit. Everyone loves an old VW Bug! We had over 100 vehicles on the lot. It was great to see people out enjoying some time with their community. We had such a wide variety of vehicles. Don't miss the next township event, Community Day on August 4th. People loved to see the cars. This event is hosted by the Marquette Charter Township. Thank you to everyone who participated in the car show. Look at this beast! We some some vehicles from past years, and some new ones! What a great afternoon in the township. ]]> 0
Win A Trip To Las Vegas To Visit the Mob Museum Wed, 30 May 2018 18:03:19 +0000 Marquette, MI  –  May 21, 2018  –  When tickets to the one of a kind Mob Museum that includes a private Crime Lab Experience and Speakeasy Cocktail Tasting and Mixology class. The trip includes airfare, a two night stay at the downtown Grand Hotel & Casino and the trip to the museum!

From now until Sunday, June 3rd, you can enter to win this rare chance to see the one of a kind museum and enjoy a little bit of Sin City! A winner will be announced Tuesday, June 5th so check out the rules and apply today!

*View contest rules at the link above

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Stop by the 25th Annual U.P. Build, Sport & RV Show This Weekend At The Dome Mon, 02 Apr 2018 22:57:23 +0000 Marquette, MI  –  March 31, 2018  –  Join us for the 25th Annual U.P. Boat, Sport & RV Show! As the largest indoor display of recreational products in Northern Michigan, the show will be taking over the Northern Michigan University Superior Dome for another year.

Just ten days away, show will fill the 100,000 square foot display area in the dome with vendors and businesses from all across the region. The show offers a large variety of recreational equipment. For the water lovers, find the latest in boats, docks, canoes, kayaks, jet skis, and more! Interested in a new ATV, dirt bike, or motorcycle? The show has that too! Even camping supplies, RVs, and climbing gear can be found at this massive Upper Peninsula outdoor recreation expo.

The weekend long show runs from April 6-8th with free parking at the Dome. Bring the whole family and check out vendor booths and the live trout pond for the kids! Don’t forget to visit us at the Great Lakes Radio booth too! We’ll be there all weekend long and even broadcasting live from the show! Our sister station’s Luke Ghiardi and Adam Carpenter will be doing their radio shows live from the Dome on Friday. Luke will back again on Saturday along with Eric Scott to broadcast live Saturday too.

General Information:

  • Friday, April 6th: 4-9p
  • Saturday, April 7th: 10a-7p
  • Sunday, April 8th: 11a-4p
  • General Admission: $4.50
  • Seniors (65+): #3.50
  • $Children (6-12): $3.50
  • Children under 6: Free

Check out the U.P. Boat, Sport and RV Show Website or follow their Facebook page for the most recent show updates!

See photos from the 2017 U.P. Boat, Sports, & RV Show

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Oldies Stream and Sports Stream Thu, 25 Jan 2018 02:09:00 +0000

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Congratulations Dennis Sippola, Winner of the $7,000 Storage Building of Your Dreams Giveaway Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:40:57 +0000 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 Allison 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 talk about winning our grand prize

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

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Congratulations to Robbie Jo Fezatt for Winning the Heating Up Winter Giveaway! Fri, 07 Apr 2017 05:08:57 +0000 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

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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Fun Saturday at the Boat, Sport, and RV Show Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:17:34 +0000 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!


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The 2017 Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show at the Crossroads Restaurant Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:30:32 +0000 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

The Marquette Redmen Basketball Team(64) does battle with the Escanaba Eskimos(42) on Good Time Oldies 97.5FM Thu, 22 Dec 2016 02:39:49 +0000 Marquette, MIDecember 21st, 2016 – Your Marquette Redmen were at home tonight to take on the Escanaba Eskimos in exciting high school basketball action. It was a game filled with non-stop excitement, and you can relive all the action by following the link below! We’ll have a full game recap, pictures, and the full game for you to listen to and enjoy!

Another Contest in the Snow: The Marquette Redmen (64) Take on the Escanaba Eskimos (42) on Fox Sports Marquette and 97.5 GTO.FM