Lansing media personality Walt Sorg will soon take the helm of the morning show on Lansing News/Talk outlet WILS-AM (1320). Sorg will succeed Chris Holman, who steps down at the end of June, after three years as morning host.
The name of the morning program will change to "AM Lansing", but will continue to focus on the Lansing business community. Sorg, a lifelong Lansing-area resident, will mark his return to local radio, following a 30-year absence. He will serve as one of two local hosts on WILS, the other being Jack Ebling, who hosts an afternoon-drive program.
WILS is owned and operated by MacDonald Broadcasting, which also owns WHZZ-FM (101.7 Mike FM), WQHH-FM (Power 96.5) and WXLA-AM (Timeless Classics 1180). The station implemented a full News/Talk format in the fall of 2006. It is currently the only commercial station in the Lansing market with live, local morning and afternoon Talk programming.
MacDonald Broadcasting CEO Ken MacDonald Jr. said that Sorg "brings a tremendous history of broadcasting excellence, community involvement, business knowledge and political knowledge" to the WILS morning show. Sorg will begin his hosting duties on Monday, July 2nd.