Northern Michigan / UP: June 2011 Archives

Changes at Ludington's Lake Michigan Broadcasting.

There are some lineup and musical changes taking place in the Ludington area at Lake Michigan Broadcasting's cluster of stations. At WKLA-FM 106.3, longtime host Rod Beckman has returned where he is joined by Chris Plummer in mornings. Guy Winn moves back to afternoons on sister station Classic Hits WMTE-FM KOOL 101.5 Manistee. Also WKLA-FM moves has adjusted from Bright/Hot AC to back to mainstream adult contemporary featuring artists like James Taylor and Celine Dion.

More changes are expected at WMTE-FM as well at Country WKZC-FM 94.9, Z95 where Tim Harris, Z95 Morning Host and Corporate Program Director, Music Director, and Imaging Director, exits looking for his next opportunity. Reach out to Tim at (231) 766-0960.


Former WQRS/Detroit and current WIAA/Interlochen host Dick Wallace retiring

Dick Wallace Longtime classical music host Dick Wallace has decided to leave radio at the end of the month, retiring after 40 years in the business.

Wallace commented, "My last day of full-time employment at Interlochen Public Radio will be on Thursday June 30th. I started as a classical music announcer at WQRS in Detroit in 1971 while finishing up my degree at Wayne State University. I have been so fortunate to have been on the air for so many years in Detroit. When WQRS became a rock station I was able to work at WGTE in Toledo and for the last ten years I've done the morning show on one of the most listened to classical stations in the country and our listeners, both in the region and online, support us financially in a very positive way!"

I love what I do but it's time to spend more time doing fewer things better, especially spending more time with my bride of almost 40 years, my two children, their spouses and my three beautiful grandchildren."



Changes continue at Lake Michigan Broadcasting

News Director Alan Neushwander has left Lake Michigan Broadcasting after seven years at the company's WKLA/FM-AM Ludington, WMTE-FM Manistee and WKZC-FM Scottville.

Neushwander, who was the recipient of numerous awards from the Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters, has left broadcasting following a 13-year career and is working in the Marketing Department at Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan.

Prior to arriving at Lake Michigan Broadcasting, Neushwander worked for WHMI in Howell; WMOM in Ludington, and WCSJ/WJDK in Morris, IL.







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