West Michigan: Newsmakers Jan. 3, 2009

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Ionia Sentinel-Standard:

The radio airwaves above Greenville come alive again Monday. On Jan 5, Jim Aaron of WGLM will make his first 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. morning show broadcast live from Greenville's new hometown local radio station. You can listen in at 106.3 FM or 1380 AM, and if you do, you're sure to notice an increase in local content. After one year of negotiations with Stafford Broadcasting, who previously owned the station, co-owners Aaron and Jim Carlyle purchased the station officially on Dec. 19 under Packer Radio. While Carlyle will continue to broadcast at WION, Aaron will make the move from Indiana to Greenville with his wife, Karen. He'll bring his 30 years of experience with him. "Radio is in our blood, it's been in our blood for 30 years - 25 in Jim (Carlyle's) case," said Aaron. "I'm very excited to get up into Montcalm and Meekest counties and bring local radio back. People up here have already been very welcoming and I think they're excited to see a local radio station back." Negotiating for the station took a full year, but Aaron said it's been worth the wait. Aaron will host the morning show and each day will have a mix of local, regional and national news as well as local and Michigan State University sports. And don't forget about the music; WGLM (which stands for Greenville, Lakeview and Montcalm/Meekest) will send down signals from the best of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and yes, plenty of "the new stuff," too... Local radio making a comeback in Greenville (Fri, 1/2)

 

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