July 3rd cookout at Super One Foods in Marquette, MI on Friday, July 3rd, 2015Friday, July 3rd, 2015 Super One Foods, Marquette, MI – It was time to celebrate at Super One Foods in Marquette, MI! The Fourth of July was nearly upon us when Major Discount and Bill Tibor were at Super One Marquette for their annual July 3rd cookout. You could find everything you ever wanted for your ideal cookout at Super One Foods, and The Major, joined by Bill Tibor, was there to bring all of the fun to you live!

The tables outside of Super One Foods were filled with the best meat, thanks to the amazing meat department at Super One, which could be smelled cooking for miles around. The smell of cooking steak and brats drew people in from all over, including the returning Adam Carpenter, host of the Adam Carpenter Outdoor Show.

Besides all the select meat, USDA steaks, and brats available, there was a great selection of fresh produce, and there were even icy cold beverages to help keep everyone cool! They have fresh sweet corn, fresh fruit, and only the freshest steaks for your 4th of July! They even donated the proceeds from the cookout to the Janzen House in Marquette, which helps fight homelessness in our area!

Super One Foods in Marquette is your one stop shop for everything this Fourth of July! Stop by and pick up something from their amazing store! They have a selection of 23 different kinds of brats for you to choose, so everyone can find something they like!

We hope you had an amazing time with Bill and The Major, and a special thanks goes out to Super One Foods and Great Lakes Radio! Without them, none of this would have been possible!

Check out the links below to hear all of Major Discount’s interviews with the staff and customers at Super One Foods in Marquette!

Major Discount talks with manager Ed about all the amazing savings

Bill Tibor and The Major salivate over the smell of beef cooking outside of Super One Foods

Michelle and Major Discount talk about all the family-friendly fun

The Major and Adam Carpenter, of AC Outdoors on GLR, talk about Adam’s returning show

Pete and the Major talk about the 23 different kinds of brats available at Super One Foods

Ed and Major Discount talk about donations to the Janzen House and fresh fruit at the store

Regional manager Robert talks with the Major about all the fun at Super One Foods in Marquette

Major Discount and store manager Ed talk about the $5.00 steak sandwich and pop fundraiser deal

Pete and his family are interviewed by Major Discount about all the great food

Super One Foods in Marquette is a super store that helps charity

Bryn Koivula from Super One Foods meat department talk with Major Discount


Win a trip for 4 to Disneyland Resort with Good Time Oldies - 97.5 Marquette and AM1400 WQXOExperience the adventure and family fun at Disneyland with 4 tickets good for 3 days of fun in the park! Then, relax with two nights in the Disneyland Resort Hotel with Good Time Oldies’ Trip to Disneyland contest!

Tune in to 97.5 in Marquette or AM1400 in Munising to find out how to win this amazing trip for your family! The contest starts on July 6th. Make sure to listen for your chance to win!

See Rod Stewart LIVE in Las Vegas

Nelson Laput won a trip to Las Vegas to see Rod Stewart perform LIVE

When Rod Stewart comes to Las Vegas this summer, one lucky Good Time Oldies fan will be right in the middle of the action! Nelson Laput won tickets to experience Rod Stewart: The Hits at Ceasar’s Palace and an all inclusive trip to Vegas.

With Nelson’s win, we are jumping into our next huge dream weekend giveaway – a trip for 4 to Disneyland! Stay tuned to 97.5 in Marquette and AM1400 in Munising for your chance to win!

Saturday, June 27th, 2015, Marquette Township, MI – The Applebee’s parking lot in the Marquette Township was crammed with classic cars, trucks, and people who chouldn’t wait to see all the action on a sunny and warm June day. The 4th annual Marquette Township Classic Car Show and Cruise couldn’t have been held on a better day, and hundreds of people showed-up to take advantage of the gorgeous weather! There were Model A’s, GTOs, Firebirds, Mustangs, and so many more distinctive and classic cars on display for all to see! There was even an old fire engine to help put out the heat!

Major Discount was at the show with Great Lakes Radio employees Nancy and Jim to cover all the action and even help with registration for the event! The Major spoke with Randy Girard, Marquette Township Manager, about all the amazing sights and rides that were on display. Registration opened at 10am, and the Applebee’s parking lot started to fill up immediately. Everyone was there to check out the sweet classic rides, old and new, but there were also many prizes for everyone! There was even a canned goods collection to help refill the local pantry, and tons of people stopped by to check-out the car show and donate!

The day finished with a scenic cruise around Marquette and Marquette Township, showcasing some of the area’s most picturesque sights. We hope you enjoyed the fourth annual Marquette Township Classic Car Show and Cruise, and we hope to see you again next year! Thanks to Applebee’s of Marquette and Marquette Township for all their support. Thanks to them, the event was a HUGE success!

Listen to all of Major Discounts interviews below:

Major Discount interviews Randy Girard, Marquette Township manager

The youngest Exhibitor is interviewed by Major Discount

Major Discount talks with Sean Girard, son of Marquette Township manager Randy

Nancy from GLR and the Major talk about registering your rides

Major Discount and Jim from GLR discuss all the different types of cars to see

Applebee’s manager and the Major talk about all the exciting events

Seney, Michigan- The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites you to participate in the 26th annual Children’s Fishing Day Saturday, June 27th at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

Anglers age 1-16 should register at the Visitor Center before fishing. The registration table will open at 9:00 a.m. Fish entries will be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Fishing with non-lead tackle is allowed from the shore along the Fishing Loop, Show Pools, at C-3 Pool, and in designated rivers. Fishing stations will be set up along the Refuge’s Fishing Loop. A limited amount of fishing poles and bait are available for participants to use at these stations. Activities and games for the whole family begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center including arts, crafts, games, and more. Certificates will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners for largest perch and pike in four age categories. Prizes, provided by local businesses, will be awarded by random drawing. A complimentary fish dinner for all participants and their families will be held at 3:00 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony.

We would like to thank the following businesses/organizations for their generous support.

Seney- Seney Party Store, Seney Snowmobile Association. McMillan- R&M Sport and Bait. Germfask- Northland Outfitters, Big Cedar Campground, Jolly Inn, Town Hall. Curtis- The Trading Post, Lion’s Club, Fish and Hunt Shop, Mick’s Bait Shop. Marquette- Superior Outfitters, Getz, Donkers, Shopko, T.J. Maxx. Munising- Madigan’s ACE Hardware, Holiday Station 155, Bob’s IGA. Manistique- Top O’ Lakes Sports Shop. Wetmore- Shopko. Newberry- Snyder’s Drug Store. The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located off M-77, five miles south of Seney, or two miles north of Germfask.

For more information contact Seney National Wildlife Refuge at (906) 586-9851 x 15.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information about Seney National Wildlife Refuge, visit www.fws.gov/refuge/seney/ or connect with our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/seneyrefuge.

The Red Rock Lanes in Ishpeming was packed!

The Red Rock Lanes in Ishpeming was packed!

Ishpeming, Michigan  –  June 25, 2015  – Brian McFalda will get to kick back and relax all summer long in his fantastic new sauna built from Hiawatha Log Homes’ 12′ x 14′ Oulu Lodge Sauna Kit! He took home the grand prize at our $7,500 Hiawatha Oulu Loge Sauna Giveaway Party at the Red Rock Lanes in Ishpeming!

Many contestants came to the Red Rock Lanes early, hoping to get their choice seat for the party. The line of chatty contestants looped through the hallway and out into the parking lot! Once the doors opened at 6:30pm, Amy and Jen moved the long line of guests through the doors, got each contestant registered and into the banquet area.

Door prizes!!

Door prizes!!

With a table overflowing with door prizes, we decided that the best way to kick off the party was to hand out a little swag before dinner.

Once the delicious smell of Mama Russo’s new grilled Yooper Beer Brats wafted into the banquet area, the guests started lining up to fill their plates with brats and fresh, homemade salads.

After the contestants had filled up and plates had been swept away by the attentive staff at the Red Rock Lanes and Entertainment Center, it was time for a little game. Competing for a night of free bowling or a free pizza, the guests tried their hands at a washer toss.

Brian MacFalda won the Oulu Lodge Sauna Giveaway from Hiawatha Log Homes and Great Lakes Radio

Brian MacFalda sends a huge thank you to Hiawatha Log Homes and Great Lakes Radio for his new Oulu Lodge Sauna Kit!

Then, Nakeesha Airaudi’s ticket was drawn as the winner of the Finn Wolf Knife from Blades ‘N Shades. Beth Collins won a $50 Visa card from BioLife by guessing the number of Life Savors in a jar! Then, seven lucky finalists came up to center stage. They lined up after picking out an envelope. On cue, the finalists ripped open their envelopes to reveal their prizes.

Brian McFalda couldn’t believe his luck when he pulled out the winning ticket for the $7,500 Oulu Lodge Sauna Kit from Hiawatha Log Homes and Great Lakes Radio! Although only Brian won the grand prize, the rest of the finalists were pretty ecstatic about their envelopes too. Each envelope held a certificate to win great gifts like gift baskets from Super One Foods, a complete auto detailing from Hoover’s Auto body and a leather satchel with headphones and other items stuffed inside from Bacardi.

Congrats Brian MacFalda from the team at Hiawatha Log Homes and Great Lakes Radio

Congrats Brian MacFalda from the team at Hiawatha Log Homes and Great Lakes Radio

Well Brian, enjoy your brand new sauna kit and congratulations from everyone here at Great Lakes Radio!

Check out all the photos from the giveaway party here!

Do you want to come to one of Great Lakes Radio’s epic parties? Enter our next giveaway here!

See Rod Stewart LIVE in Las Vegas

Enter to win a trip to Las Vegas to see Rod Stewart perform LIVE

This is your last change to see Rod Stewart in Vegas!

One lucky winner will walk away with

  • A trip for two to see Rod Stewart in Las Vegas!
  • Rod Stewart returns to Vegas with his resident show Rod Stewart: THE HITS at The Coliseum at Caesars Palace July 31st – August 16th, 2015
  • Round trip airfare plus a two night stay at Caesars Palace!

Courtesy of: Mixed Media Entertainment, Caesars Palace, and AEG

Enter at www.bestradiocontest.com or by texting “Win Vegas” to 27503.

Enter now! The contest ends on June 19th, 2015.

Marquette, MI – All this weekend on 97.5FM GTO and AM1400: The One Hit Wonders you remember from your school days!

It’s a One Hit Wonder Weekend! We’ll be showcasing artists and groups that had one hit and only one hit.

Tune in this weekend to enjoy the 15-minutes of fame from artists with some of the best songs of the `60s, `70s, and `80s.

Tune in this weekend for GTO’s One Hit Wonders Weekend!

Munising, Michigan Radio –  Shifting sands along the shoreline of Lake Superior have built up to effectively impede the launching of trailered watercraft at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore’s Sand Point boat access site.  In the past, the park has removed accumulated sand when necessary.  Management actions to maintain the site are currently being reviewed for compliance with state and federal regulations and adherence to National Park Service management policies.  This access site is identified in the park’s General management Plan, and the park intends to maintain it as a shallow water access site, providing free public access to Lake Superior for watercraft that are appropriately sized to utilize the location.

Superintendent Mike Pflaum says “We are aware of the public concern with the Sand Point boat access maintenance and we are carefully considering how to proceed. We want to ensure that our actions are in compliance with law and policy and that the outstanding natural resources of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are well protected. We expect to have a plan developed by May 15.”

While this process is taking place, the Sand Point access site is open to public use, although trailered watercraft will have difficulty launching due to significant sand accumulation and at times may not be able to successfully launch.

Design Your Perfect U.P. Home

Hiawatha Log Homes indoor staircase - make sure you save some room for it!

Hiawatha Log Homes indoor staircase – make sure you save some room for it!

Munising, MIApril 28, 2015 – When you sit down to design your dream home, make sure you’re taking everything into account. With so many details to remember, it’s easy to lose track of the small things.

Your Most Important Features

It’s easy to get caught up in all the details, but make sure you keep your most important elements in focus. Do you want a large gallery? A massive fireplace? A grand view of the lake?

Pick one or two “must have” features of your new home and focus on those during the design process. Have you always wanted a tower room overlooking the lake where you can sit, relax, and maybe write the next Great American Novel? Focus on that and design your new home around it.

Make a beautiful stonework fireplace the centerpiece of your dream home.

Make a beautiful stonework fireplace the centerpiece of your dream home.


Make Some Room

If you’re building a two-story home, you’ll have to account for stairs. Sometimes when making the initial design sketches, homeowners will forget to leave enough space for the stairs. Each and every staircase in your new home will require square footage—remember to leave enough space for handrails and landings.

Building codes also affect your home’s layout. Elements of stair geometry and the size of handrails ensure safety. In order to pass inspection, your home’s stairs must fit the building code.

Take your furniture into account when planning your new home - make sure everything will fit!

Take your furniture into account when planning your new home – make sure everything will fit!


Keep Traffic Flowing

The flow of air, people, and pets affects the comfort of your home. Make sure you have plenty of space for stairs, but also keep your furniture in mind. Measure your dining room table, living room furniture, and beds.

If you want some extra counter space in your kitchen, consider leaving room for a center island. Little touches like plants and small end tables can make a big difference in the flow of a room.

Make your bedroom cozy with help from the experts at Hiawatha Log Homes in Munising

Make your bedroom cozy with help from the experts at Hiawatha Log Homes in Munising


Work With The Experts

Help is just a phone call away. The professional designers at Hiawatha Log Homes can go over your ideas and help you plan out the perfect floor-plan for your dream home. They’re committed to giving you exactly the log home you want, with your most important elements front and center. Give them a call today at 387-4121.

And don’t forget to enter to win a $7,500 Oulu Sauna Kit from Hiawatha Log Homes and Great Lakes Radio!

Munising, MI – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 527,897 visitors to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in 2014 spent $21,906,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 312 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $22,175,200.

“Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Superintendent Mike Pflaum. “We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides and to use the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service, and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities.”

The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber and Lynne Koontz for the National Park Service. The report shows $15.7 billion of direct spending by 292.8 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. This spending supported 277,000 jobs nationally, with 235, 6000 jobs found in these gateway communities, and had a cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy of $29.7 billion.

According to the 2014 report, most park visitor spending was for lodging (30.6 percent) followed by food and beverages (20.3 percent), gas and oil (11.9 percent), admissions and fees (10.2 percent) and souvenirs and other expenses (9.9 percent).

To download the report visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/economics.cfm

The report includes information for visitor spending at individual parks and by state.

To learn more about national parks in Michigan and how the National Park Service works with Michigan communities to help preserve local history, conserve the environment, and provide outdoor recreation, go to www.nps.gov/michigan.

Munising, MI – The Munising Vanguard Singers will perform their Annual Spring Sing concert on Saturday, April 25, 7:00 pm at the American Legion in Munising. The Escanaba Remnants Barbershop Chorus along with the Grace Notes will also be performing at the concert.

Tickets can be obtained from any Vanguard member for $7.00, or at the door the evening of the concert. For more information, call Paul at 906-235-1357

A new dream home in the works by Hiawatha Log Homes

A new dream home in the works by Hiawatha Log Homes

Marquette, MIApril 16, 2015 – Make your dream home a reality. Hiawatha Log Homes in Munising can turn your dream into a brand new, custom designed, state-of-the-art log home. No two Hiawatha Log Homes are the same!

New customers can save thousands of dollars during the month of April with the Preliminary Design Giveaway Program. When you commit to the purchase of a new home, Hiawatha will put the cost of the preliminary design right back in your pocket.

So imagine the home of your dreams and sit down with the design experts at Hiawatha Log Homes today. You’ll be involved with the process from start to finish, so you know you’re getting exactly the home you’ve always wanted. Let them put their 150 years of collective experience to work for you. With Hiawatha’s state-of-the-art technology, you’ll even be able to do a 3-D fly through of your new home before it’s completed.

No matter how big or small the project, Hiawatha Log Homes will sit down and turn your ideas into reality. Even if you’re only looking for a small cabin or camp home, Hiawatha Log Homes has the technology and experience to make your dream come true.

The logs are harvested red pine and white cedar from the U.P. forests and milled on-site in Munising, so you know you’re getting quality Upper Peninsula materials and craftsmanship. The logs are precisely milled to within 1/32 of an inch so they’ll fit snugly together and save on your heating and cooling costs. CEO Joe Esbrook invites you to come out to the plant to see Hiawatha’s experts in action.

Turn your dream of owning a new log cabin home, cabin, camp, or sauna into a reality! Call Hiawatha Log Homes at 877-275-9090 or visit them online at Hiawatha.com today.

Speaking of saunas, don’t forget to sign up for the chance to win a $7,500 Hiawatha Oulu Lodge Sauna Kit!

Win a $7,500 Cedar Log Sauna Kit from Hiawatha Log Homes and Great Lakes Radio!

Win a $7,500 Cedar Log Sauna Kit from Hiawatha Log Homes and Great Lakes Radio!

Joe Esbrook, CEO of Hiawatha Log Homes sat down with Eric Scott on 103FXD to talk about the giveaway and why you should contact Hiawatha Log Homes in April to build your new log home!

Munising, MI – Laura Rotegard, a 28-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the new Superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Rotegard, currently the Superintendent of Albright Training Center in the Grand Canyon, begins her new assignment May 17, 2015.

“We are proud to have Laura as the next superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore,” stated Midwest Regional Director Cameron Sholly. “Her ability to achieve positive results and her proven dedication to the National Park Service will be a tremendous asset to the visitors, communities and the park staff.” Sholly added, “Laura is respected throughout the agency for her work in resource protection and as an inclusive leader who has fostered productive partnerships with state parks, federal agencies, communities, schools and businesses.”

Rotegard said, “ I look forward to sustaining a collaborative management approach at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore that creates meaningful connections for our visitors while honoring this fascinating region of the Great Lakes. I am privileged to join the park staff, incredible park neighbors, partners and the gateway communities of northwest Michigan in preserving this special place.”

Rotegard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, and completed the USDA, Executive Leadership Program. She began her NPS career at Grand Teton National Park as a maintenance seasonal employee overseeing contractual work funded by the Park Restoration and Improvement Program (PRIPS). She has also worked at Rocky Mountain National Park as an interpreter and Landscape Architect; as a Western Team Planner for six years with the Denver Service Center; Acting Superintendent at Women’s Rights National Historical Park; Superintendent at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site; and as the Blue Ridge Parkway’s first community planner and Management Assistant. It was at Blue Ridge Parkway she helped the parks eight-partnership organizations achieve greater productivity. As Superintendent of Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Montana, she strengthened the entire operation of this working ranch to achieve better public service while lowering fixed costs.

Rotegard enjoys exploring the woods with her dogs and her husband, Bob Kraft. Both volunteer for and support creative and humanitarian ventures.


The Midwest Region encompasses 61 park areas in 13 states (Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Arkansas, and North and South Dakota), and has been headquartered in Omaha since the mid-1930s.

Laura Rotegard has been selected as Superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Laura Rotegard has been selected as Superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.


We hope you had an amazing night at Gwinn Furniture Outlet's $6,000 Bedroom Set Giveaway at Red Rock Lanes In Ishpeming on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015!

We hope you had an amazing night at Great Lakes Radio and Gwinn Furniture Outlet’s $6,000 Bedroom Set Giveaway at Red Rock Lanes In Ishpeming on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 Red Rock Lanes, Ishpeming, MI – It was an exciting night to be at Red Rock Lanes in Ishpeming, thanks to Gwinn Furniture Outlet’s $6,000 Bedroom Set Giveaway! My name is Joe, and I work for the amazing people at Great Lakes Radio! Last night was my first giveaway experience, and I have to say that I was blown away by the sheer number of people that turned out for the contest! I run the board for WQXO’s sports broadcasts, and I put Munising Mustangs’ announcer Mike James on the air. Yesterday was the first time that I got to meet Mr. James in person, and I have to say that he is just as nice in person as he is over the air! He has a towering stature, but he’s incredibly kind and personable! It was so great to get to meet him, and I can’t wait until the Mustangs start playing next season!

I also got to see the Mama Russo’s team in action! They brought in the most amazing spread of fine Italian food one could imagine! There was lasagna, sausage, pasta, and so much more, and, thanks to the great staff of Red Rock Lanes in Ishpeming, there was just about anything to drink! Congratulations to Brian Lillie on winning Gwinn Furniture Outlet’s $6,000 Bedroom Set Giveaway! Gwinn Furniture Outlet wanted to cure someone’s “bad night’s sleep”, and that’s exactly what they did for Brian! He’s going to be enjoying some fine new cedar log furniture, so he’s assured to sleep like a baby!

I just wanted to thank the super staff and management at Great Lakes Radio, Gwinn Furniture Outlet, and Red Rock Lanes for a great night! I had a blast, and I know that I’m already going to be at the next one! I just hope they have some great prizes again! I hope you had an amazing night, just as I did, and I hope to see you at the next giveaway!

See all the photos from the giveaway here!