Spouses of gubenatorial candidates to guest host radio program days before election




DeVos and Mulhern to Host Big Show Heard Across the State

The spouses of Michigan gubernatorial candidates Dick DeVos and Governor Jennifer Granholm will each take a turn guest-hosting the Michigan Talk Network's “Big Show” only days before the election. First Gentleman Dan Mulhern and Betsy DeVos will guest host the statewide news-talk program, which airs from 6-10 a.m. weekdays on 11 radio stations, in place of regular host Michael Patrick Shiels, who will be out of the country. The Big Show originates at WJIM AM 1240 in Lansing.

“We're pleased both camps have accepted our invitation,” said Michigan Talk Network General Manager Tim Hygh. “Our goal is to give Michigan voters a different look into the lives of our Gubernatorial candidates.”

First Gentleman Dan Mulhern, husband of democrat Governor Jennifer Granholm, will take his turn at the microphone on Thursday, Nov. 2. Betsy DeVos, wife of republican candidate Dick DeVos, will host the program on Friday, Nov. 3. Both Mulhern and DeVos have promised to arrange very special guests to interview during the show including, of course, their respective spouses and national political figures supporting the candidates.

Mulhern and DeVos will also take listener calls and discuss what it is like to be married to a gubernatorial candidate. As Michigan's first “First Gentleman,” Mulhern is champion for the cause of state volunteerism and community service, chairing the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC), and is also an author and leadership coach.
Betsy DeVos served as chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party and serves various boards and charitable organizations.

The Michigan Talk Network's Morning Show features interviews with newsmakers, public officials, professional and college athletes and coaches, entertainers and experts of every variety. News anchor Gary Austin and sportscaster Tim Nester, along with Channel WILX-TV 10 meteorologist Darrin Rockcole add their own unique spins and provide the service elements listeners have come to depend on. The Big Show airs from 6-10 a.m. and is heard across the state, including radio stations in Lansing, Kalamazoo, Mount Pleasant, Petoskey, Marquette, Muskegon, Greenville, Hastings, and Ishpeming.







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