February 22, 2024

RADIO SHOW: Thursday

Bruce Belanger joins Craig Woerpel for a fun morning of laughs and camaraderie. Talk is about the Great Lakes Timber Show, letting the snow melt rather than shovel, traveling the Upper Peninsula and referring basketball games.
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February 21, 2024

Delta County begins expansion at Fuller Park

Delta County is going to proceed on development of a day use area at Fuller Park despite a procedural glitch that is delaying funding. The board Tuesday voted to refer the issue to its finance committee before considering the full package. Commissioner Bob Peterson says in the meantime, the board approved up to $15,000 to […]
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February 21, 2024

RADIO SHOW: Wednesday

Craig Woerpel is joined with Joe Hellberg, Wendy Pepin, his wife Patty and Jim Hansen. Joe talks about his band Merrier Orchestra Revival and effort to recover music. Wendy joins us for Wendy Wednesday Blues for a Cause Pick of the Week. Patty remembers her time on Escanaba High School teams. Jim reminds us of […]
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February 20, 2024

Bleacher renovations begin at Escanaba High School gym

Escanaba School Superintendent Coby Fletcher talks about the renovations of the bleachers at the Escanaba Jr. and Sr. High School gymnasium, the hiring of a new principal and presentations by Lemmer music students and Upper Elementary robotics program.
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February 20, 2024

RADIO SHOW: Tuesday

Marvin Szukalowski joins Craig Woerpel to talk about ice conditions on Little Bay de Noc, ebikes and the need to get along with one another no matter our differences. Plus, Marv explains his song, "Lucy Come Find Me."
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February 20, 2024

Gladstone schools prepare for Gov. Whitmer's free preschool proposal

Jay Kulbertis, superintendent of the Gladstone and Rapid River schools, says they are being the discussion on how to handle a preschool program if required by the state. Gladstone School Board also approve a budget amendment as Kulbertis keeps on eye on how the state budget might be progressing.
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February 19, 2024

RADIO SHOW: Monday

Phil Lynch joins Craig Woerpel to play records from extended U.P. family members. He recaps his Louis Armstrong presentation at Bay College, talks curling and the art of creating. Includes his U.P. UFO song from a year ago. 
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February 17, 2024

Anthony discusses bear hunting, furbearer regulations, NRC issues

Michigan Natural Resources Commission member Dave Anthony talks about bear hunting, antler point restrictions, furbearer regulations and the process of the Deer Management Initiative being put together by the Department of Natural Resources.
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February 16, 2024

RADIO SHOW: Friday

Kevin Chown joins Craig Woerpel Friday on the WDBC morning show. Talks about the House Band playing at Leigh's Garden Winery last Saturday night and what is happening in Escanaba. Jim Hansen joins at the end with a fun conversation on procrastination. 
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February 16, 2024

Escanaba to purchase RECs to meet new energy law

Even though Escanaba has its own solar farm, the new energy laws in Michigan will require the city to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates to offset the use of energy not considered renewable. City Manager Jim McNeil says the amount of solar energy produced in Escanaba does not produce enough energy to meet the new state […]
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