2016-John-Fogerty-Contest-WidgetMarquette, MI  –  September 6, 2016  –  After the two week long contest, a winner for the John Fogerty Concert Ticket Giveaway has been selected. With the final day on entries coming to and end earlier this week, everyone was in anticipation for the winner, even us!

Congratulations to Richard Villalva from Texas for winning the trip to Vegas to see the this rock and roll legend! Richard will be enjoying his grand prize trip for two to Las Vegas sometime in the next month to see John preform during the Fortunate Son tour.

And keep it here for more exciting giveaways!

Volunteer at the Room at the Inn in Marquette

Volunteer at the Room at the Inn in Marquette

Marquette, MIJuly 4, 2016 — The street was packed with people who joined in the Fourth of July parade celebration. The groups were bright, friendly and some even showed off a lot of exciting sounds! This year, Sunny.fm, 103FXD and WRUP were well represented for Great Lakes Radio. Todd Noordyk, our leader here at Great Lakes Radio Inc., was heading up our vehicles with Adam Carpenter from the Outdoor Show. Adam was driving a stylish Kawasaki Mule from Zambon’s in Marquette with  Miss Pre-Teen Great Lakes State and Miss Pre-Teen Upper Midwest in a boat behind excitedly passing out candy with smiles and waves.

Eric Tasson was manning the 103 FXD truck with Lane Dawson as his co-pilot. Premium Pole Buildings and Storage Sheds was behind them hauling our newest giveaway prize, the Steamin’ Summer Sauna. Bill Tibor was next in the WRUP van with Mike and Walt from the Sunny Morning Show saving the day and completing our line-up in the Sunny.fm van with flashing lights.

There was a all-around great showing of floats and groups on this warm and wonderful Independence Day. The Marquette High School Class of 1971 float especially eye-catching with their VW Van structure and ’70s throwback decorations. Another parade favorite was the veteran and military groups who were well represented and respected throughout the parade.

It’s a wonderful sunny day for celebrating  The United States of America’s independence. Let us know how you celebrated your holiday or any of your favorite attractions from the parade!

Sunny.FM, WFXD.com, WRUP.com, and GTO.FM

The petting zoo was definitely a hit at Econo Foods today!

The petting zoo was definitely a hit at Econo Foods today!

Marquette, MI  –  June 11, 2016  –  The turn out couldn’t have been better today as people filled the Econo Foods parking lot for the Truckloads of Produce Sale. Major Discount went out and found some amazing produce deals during the sale. You could find deals on fruits and vegetables of all kinds! The Major even meet up with Josh Kiesby from Tadych’s Econo Foods for a chat.

Not only was there deals hot on produce, but you could stick around for a cook out and ice cream party just outside the store. Econo had hot dogs and ice cream being served in the parking lot and a petting zoo from Devooght Farms for extra entertainment while visiting the store.

The Truckloads of Produce Sale is going on Saturday only. Make sure you get to Econo Foods for the best deals and the freshest produce before 5 PM. The price cuts are be huge and stop for a hot dog in the or ice cream.

Follow Tadych’s Econo Foods on Facebook to hear about more great deals like this one!

Listen to the live audio here:
Major Discount wants you to come to Econo Foods One Day Produce Truckload Sale
Olivia and Major Discount talk about the petting zoo for all the kids
Tadych’s Econo Foods loves their customers
Assistant Manager Josh discusses the fresh produce available
Thousands of people showed up to take advantage of the great deals at Econo Foods

The Ultimate Cave Giveaway Party by Great Lakes Radio

Congratulations from the the Great Lakes Radio family

Ishpeming, MIOctober 2, 2015 – I had a blast at the Ultimate Cave Giveaway Party last night! The night was full of laughs, great food, and prizes at the Red Rock Lanes and Entertainment Center. Thanks to Jeff Creten’s Custom Cabinetry, Gwinn Furniture Outlet, E & E Furniture of Escanaba, Ball & Christy Furniture of Iron Mountain, and Great Lakes Radio, Mike Kutchie won the $14,000 Ultimate Cave Giveaway. Congratulations, Mike!

The Ultimate Cave Giveaway Party by Great Lakes Radio

Yum! Mama Russo’s always cooks up the best Italian food!

By 6:30p, hundreds of people formed a line that ran out of the Red Rock Lanes and into the parking lot! Dennis and Dee Dee registered our guests and kept the line moving. Then, Dee Dee released the tables for dinner. Starving, I piled my plate high with Mama Russo’s mouthwatering mostaccioli, cudighi bites and homemade salads. Now that’s Italian food done right!

The Ultimate Cave Giveaway Party by Great Lakes Radio

WINNER!

After scraping my plate clear, the great staff at the Red Rock Lanes whisked away my plate as Walt Lindala took the stage. Without a delay, he started drawing names and handing out t-shirts, visors, wine glasses and more from the mountain of door prizes next to him.

Then, BioLife gave away a $50 Visa Gift Card to Mike Kutchie, ServPro gave a carpet care kit to Kim Midthun, and Synergy Fitness gave away two massages to Crystal Hackett and John Basolo.

Next, it was time to pick out our finalists. How? By playing Bingo! The winner of each round stepped up to the front of the room and picked out an envelope. Was it the grand prize?

A drumroll started in the banquet area as the 8 finalists ripped open their envelopes. Then, Mike Kutchie excitedly held his envelope in the air! He won the grand prize!

The Ultimate Cave Giveaway Party by Great Lakes Radio

Mike Kutchie won the GRAND PRIZE

Even though they didn’t win the grand prize, the rest of the finalists received great gift baskets and certificates too! Stefany Jecevicus from Gwinn won a 3-month membership to Synergy Fitness. Kim Midthun from Negaunee won a $100 gift certificate Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers. Troy Frayer from Marquette won a LaFayette Collision Center medium vehicle wash, wax & interior shampoo certificate from UP Bargains. Kay Beaudry from Negaunee won an Auto Armor interior shampoo and exterior polish for a minivan or 4-door utility vehicle from U.P. Bargains. Brenton Fitzpatrick from Marquette won a “Guy’s Basket” from Super One Foods. Brian Jarvi from Ishpeming won a “Women’s Basket” from Super One Foods. Charles Eberhard won a Keystone Light hunter’s backpack and chair and other swag from Great Lakes Wine and Spirits.

All of the Great Lakes Radio family had such a great time with our loyal listeners. We’d like to give a special thank you to all of our sponsors for making tonight a success! Gwinn Furniture Outlet, Great Lakes Wine and Spirits, Ball & Christy Furniture and Sleep Center, E & E Furniture and Sleep Center, ServPro, Jeff Creten’s Custom Cabinetry, Mama Russo’s Homemade Products and Catering, Honor Credit Union, BioLife Plasma Services, Synergy Fitness, Big Valley Ford in Ewen, Hudson’s Classic Grill & Bar, Super One Foods, Bayou Restaurant and Chocolay River Brewery, The Navigator Restaurant and Red Rock Lanes and Banquet Center.

Our next grand prize giveaway is Two Tickets to Paradise! Be sure to register to win!

See 200 photos from the giveaway here!

Listen to Mike Kutchie talk to Todd Noordyk after winning the Ultimate Cave Giveaway

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!

Brian Lillie, Winner of the $6,000 Dream Bedroom Giveaway!

Brian Lillie (Center), Winner of the $6,000 Dream Bedroom Giveaway!


Everybody lined up outside of Red Rock Lanes

Everybody lined up outside of Red Rock Lanes

Ishpeming, Michigan  –  April 2, 2015  –  Everyone knows Great Lakes Radio loves to party! Our latest Grand Prize Winner is  Brian Lillie!  Brian Lillie won the White Cedar Dream Bedroom Suite, a $6,500 value from Gwinn Furniture Outlet at our giveaway party at Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center in Ishpeming.

Amy and Dennis registered all the guests and kept the line moving quickly. It was nice to see people smiling and chatting while they waited to get to their seats.

Once everyone was in the banquet center, Walt Lindala welcomed everyone and started the party right giving out a few door prizes! DeeDee released the tables for dinner, and everyone lined up again for some delicious food from Mama Russo’s!
 

The friendly folks from Mama Russo fed everyone!

The friendly folks from Mama Russo fed everyone!

 

The staff from Mama Russo’s is always so friendly, and they serve the best Italian food! Everyone has their favorites and there is always plenty to go around.

With bellies full of Mama Russo’s wonderful food, our potential winners got to play a bean bag toss to get their finalist tickets! There were so many gifts given away and BioLife Plasma Services gave away a a $50 Visa Gift Card to Tony Laurin.

After the game, we gave away a few more door prizes and started picking finalists. Six lucky finalists stood up at the front of the room holding the station envelope they chose and hoped that the Grand Prize was in their envelope.

On cue, the finalists opened their envelopes! Many great gifts were inside, including two Super One Foods gift baskets, a $225 Pro-Package from Hoover’s Auto Body in Marquette, an awesome Leinenkugel’s fire pit from Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, and a $200 gift certificate from Meyer Yamaha in Ishpeming. Brian Lillie chose the Sunny FM envelope and won the GRAND PRIZE! Congraulations, Brian Lillie.
 

What a great night. We love to meet our loyal listeners and it’s so much fun to give prizes out and see everyone having a good time.

Thanks to the following sponsors for helping to make our giveaway a success: Dale at Gwinn Furniture Outlet, Honor Credit Union (Negaunee, Marquette & Gwinn), Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center, BioLife Plasma Services, Synergy Fitness, Venice Pub & Pizzeria, the Bayou and Chocolay River Brewery, Big Valley Ford in Ewen, Hudson’s Classic Grill, Mama Russo’s Homemade Products & Catering, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, a division of Bayside Beverages, Meyer Yamaha in Ishpeming, Super One Foods, Hoover’s Auto BodyAuto Armor of Marquette, and special thanks to MC Sports for donating the games.

LISTEN: Major Discount talks to Brian Lillie, winner of the Dream Bedroom Giveaway!

CLICK HERE to see the pictures from the party!

GEORGE IN THE MORNING

This morning I had the pleasure of interviewing Dave and Amy freeman from Minnesota. They are canoeing and sailing to DC in 100 days to deliver a petition to the president to stop a mine from going into the wilderness area where they work. They also have a website called dave or amy@wildernessclassroom.org where they can hook up to classes via skype and talk to students about there adventures in the wilderness.

If you would like o sign their petition you may go to paddletodc.org and sign it. this is to stop the mine from going in that would mess up the fishing.

Hope you will listen in and help them out.

george

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You know you want to come and get some delicious fair food!

Sands Township  –  August 7, 2014  –  The Great Lakes Radio team is at the Marquette County Fair now through Sunday! Stop by our table and meet some of the people who bring you WQXO AM 1400 Radio.

There’s always a lot going on every day at the fair (you can get a schedule of events here). Walt Lindala and Dennis Harold will be at the fair tomorrow from 11 am to 1 pm.

On Saturday, four lucky people are going to win roughly 80 pounds of premium 4-H pork each in our Win the Meat contest sponsored by Great Lakes Radio’s 103 FXD, Honor Credit Union, The Marquette County Fair, Hiawathaland Farm Bureau, and Rainbow Packing Inc. We sent invitations out this week, so if you got one, bring it with you to the red barn for the livestock sale on Saturday by 11:30 am.

Make sure you stop by our table and register for the next giveaway: A Deluxe $12,500 Bathroom Makeover brought to you by Great Lakes Radio, Mathew’s Floor Fashions, Champion Glass, Stone Reflections, and Trudell Plumbing & Heating.

Bring your family to the Fair and visit our display — just look for the Sunny.FM van and the WRUP van at the end of the midway.

Great Lakes Radio at the Marquette County Fair

Great Lakes Radio at the Marquette County Fair

Sands Township  –  August 6, 2014  –  Come talk to your favorite on-air personalities and the rest of the Great Lakes Radio Team as we broadcast LIVE Thursday through Saturday from the Marquette County Fairgrounds. Look for the Sunny.FM and WRUP vans just past the food vendors!

We’ll be talking to folks at the fair throughout each day, bringing the Marquette County Fair to our listeners and reminding them to stop by to register for our latest (and biggest) giveaway: A Deluxe $12,500 Bathroom Makeover brought to you by Great Lakes Radio, Mathew’s Floor Fashions, Champion Glass, Stone Reflections, and Trudell Plumbing & Heating.

Come enjoy the Marquette County Fair and don’t forget to stop by the Great Lakes Radio display and register for our new giveaway!

Enjoy the Union Grill in Marquette

Stop by the new website: enjoyuniongrill.com for all the latest updates and menu highlights

Stop by the new website: enjoyuniongrill.com for all the latest updates and menu highlights

Marquette, MI July 28, 2014 – Head up north this week and try some real good barbeque.  The Union Grill in Marquette has a smoker that’s always hot and they’re fast, making it a good quick stop when you need something more than just fast food.

I love the Union Grill Burger – your basic burger served on a kaiser roll.  The Union Grill also has savory BBQ chicken, pulled right off the bone and served on a kaiser roll (my mouth is watering just thinking about it!).  There’s also a large selection of wines and beers – many from local breweries – to choose from.  Of course, the best part is after dinner, so I always make sure to save room for some cheesecake.

Come enjoy the Union Grill in Marquette today – and get a taste of some authentic barbeque, right here in the U.P.

Great Lakes Radio Sizzlin Sauna Giveaway Winner Shelly Russell Ishpeming Michigan Red Rock Lanes and Banquet Center

Ishpeming, Michigan  –  July 17, 2014  – Hundreds of people came to our Sizzlin’ Sauna Sweepstakes giveaway party on Thursday at Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center hoping to walk away the Grand Prize Winner, but only one person could win that sauna. After four games of bingo and dozens of door prizes were given away, Shelly Russell of Skandia picked the right envelope and won the brand new Finnleo portable sauna.

After everyone had their fill of Mama Russo’s brats and their famous salads,we played Bingo to choose our finalists. Our on-air personalities, DeeDee, Dennis, Eric and Carl, took turns calling the games. In no time at all, we had all five of our finalists.

DeeDee and Dennis even started a sing-along Hee Haw style to get everyone in the mood before the final prize drawing.

Thank you to all the sponsors who made this giveaway possible: Superior Stoves & Fireplaces, BioLife Plasma Services, Honor Credit Union – Negaunee, Marquette and Gwinn, Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center, Mama Russo’s, Fox Motors – Team UP, Taiga Games, Marquette Cinema, JRJ Food Equipment, Anytime Fitness, Forsberg Flowers, and the United States Air Force.

Major Discount also announced our next giveaway: A $12,500 Bathroom Makeover – that’s the biggest prize we’ve EVER given away! Great Lakes Radio teamed up with Mathews Flooring, Trudell Plumbing & Heating, Champion Glass, and Stone Reflections for this amazing grand prize. Online registration is now open! Click here to register online for this fantastic bathroom makeover.

Texaco Country Showdown This Friday!!

John Rowe singing at WFXD's Texaco Country Showdown July 5th in Marquette's Lower Harbor

Put the Country Showdown in your calendar for July 5th–this is something you won’t want to miss!

This Friday, at Marquette Exchange Club’s International Food Fest in Mattson’s Lower Harbor at 1:30 p.m., singers will compete in the country’s biggest country music competition. One person will advance to the U.P. Regionals for their chance to win a cash prize and advance even further.

Whether you sing or you just want to attend, you’ll be in the running for a brand-new John Deere riding lawn mower from Michgan Sales! JohnDeereTractor

Singers will be registered twice, doubling their chances of winning this awesome prize, valued at $2,000.

Call Great Lakes Radio at (906) 228-6800 to register to sing or to find out more!

Our Five Finalists from Mathews Floor Fashions and Great Lakes Radio Karndean Flooring GiveawayThe Karndean Bingo Cards had 5 categories of flooring, each with many different styles making up the rows.  As each finalist filled in a diagonal or row or column, they yelled “Karndean” (in place of “Bingo”). Click Here to see who Won the Grand Prize!

Dave Wiegand is our New Game Room Giveaway Winner!

Ishpeming, Michigan — WOW, another wonderful and exciting giveaway with the Rec Depot and AM 1400 WQXO True Oldies turns out another huge success! The party began at 6pm at the Country Lanes & Entertainment Center in the Country Village in Ishpeming Thursday night. PLENTY of smiling faces, lots of fun activities (especially the games of pool) under the supervision of Major Discount and Walt Lindala!

Mama Russo’s filled up everyone with their delicious sausage and brats, Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Lite served up the cold beverages, and Great Lakes Radio and The Rec Depot served up a $5,000 New Game Room to Dave Wiegand of Marquette!

Like all of our giveaways, I’m always amazed by how well and organized they turn out, and this one was no exception! I’d like to personally thank everyone involved with the New Game Room Giveaway with the Rec Depot and Great Lakes Radio.

A HUGE congratulations goes to Dave Wiegand of Marquette–the winner of the $5,000 New Game Room! Stay tuned to AM 1400 WQXO True Oldies for our next giveaway with the Rec Depot–your chance to win a Hot Tub begins on Friday!

Munising's Competitve Cheer Team

A big congratulations to Munising’s Competitive Cheer Coach Cathy Mutter!

She has been named the 2012 Competitive Cheer Region 7-4 Coach of the Year!

The Mustangs had an amazing year of Competition. We wish them the best of luck next season!