Northern Michigan / UP: November 2008 Archives

WNBY AM begins season-long coverage of Timberwolves Midget hockey

Today, Saturday November 8th, marks the start of a full season of coverage for the Newberry Timberwolves Midget Hockey Team on AM1450 WNBY. This afternoon's game at 2:15pm has the Timberwolves in the Alger Centennial Arena skating against Munising in their first game of the year. The Timberwolves were last years' U.P. Champions and went on to the State Championship.

Play-by-play for Timberwolves Hockey will be handled by broadcast veteran Casey Cook for WNBY and will cover over 20 regular season games, with additional coverage provided for the U.P. Playdowns.

"This is a first for any station in Newberry to provide coverage of a team in any sport outside of normal high school sports broadcasts," according to Cook. "Being Newberry's Sports Leader, we thought it would be a big boost for this team to broadcast their games this season and follow them down the road as they try to get back to the State Championship. Most of the team returns from last years' squad and it should be some real exciting hockey for the fans in Newberry."


Traverse City Record-Eagle:

Local and guest jazz musicians will help raise money to operate northern Michigan's jazziest radio station. The Jeff Haas Little Big Band will perform a concert on Saturday, Nov. 29, with special guests vocalist Betty Joplin and guitarist Ron Getz. "It will be a celebratory vibe," said pianist Haas, who hosts a weekly show on college radio station WNMC, during which he spins jazz, folk, blues and other genres. "We're celebrating almost 30 years of WNMC being on the air," added Haas, who is one of about 70 volunteers who help run the community station... Timeless: College radio station benefit features jazz, memories (Fri, 11/21)



Santa arrives in Eastern Upper Peninsula

Add another to the list of all-Christmas stations with today's flip of oldies WNBY-FM 93.9 Newberry / Sault Ste Marie at 6am. Check out the sounds of the season on WNBY at



TV 7&4 is reporting sad news as the station is saying good-bye to their friend, colleague and mentor Dave Walker. You may know Dave had esophageal cancer, and despite a very brave battle, he lost that fight Thursday morning. The station is honoring Dave with a tribute, a sliver of full life where he touched more people than he could have ever have known. Eugene Telma was a Northern Michigan boy, growing up in his home town of Ludington, his ties to this region were strong and life long. He'd later change his name for his broadcasting career. And even those closest to him knew him as we did, Dave Walker. And he could warm up a room, just by walking through the doors. Everyone would yell, 'Dave!' and he would just smile. Dave first discovered his skill as a broadcaster while studying at Michigan State. He graduated with a degree in communication. You didn't have to spend much time with Dave to know that the Spartans and storytelling were two of his life long passions. He was an anchor at TV 7&4, but he was always a radio man first. From stations in Ludington, and even as far off as Los Angeles, California... Saying good-bye to our friend - A tribute to the life of Dave Walker (Fri, 11/28)



Ludington Daily News:

Television anchorman Dave Walker, who grew up as Eugene "Pete" Telma in Ludington, died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Walker, who was born in 1945, graduated from Ludington High School in 1963 and served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. He ended up in northern Michigan doing radio news before starting at TV 7&4 in 1984... Pete Telma/Dave Walker dead at 63 (Fri, 11/28)



Traverse City Record-Eagle:

A longtime local news anchor known to thousands of northern Michigan households as Dave Walker died after a two-year battle with cancer. Eugene E. Telman II, 63, died Thursday surrounded by his wife, family and friends. He was fondly remembered as a mentor and friend through his long career at WPBN/WTOM-TV, the Traverse City-based NBC affiliate... Longtime news anchor dies at 63 (Sat, 11/29)







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