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!

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!

10730986_10100859659143387_2536098758332281638_nMUNISING, MI – 11/20/2014 – While nobody is looking ahead, this football season could be the beginning of a fantastic year of sports in the Mustang nation.  Heading into a state semi-final contest this Friday night at the Superior Dome, the Mustangs are sitting pretty.  Not a perennial powerhouse, but definitely on the rise, the regional champion Mustangs are primed for a real run at the title.  They’ll have to go through the runner up in division-8 for the past two seasons in Beal City.  The Aggies are coming in with a 10-2 record, but have lost to some very good competition.  They lost to the undefeated Ishpeming Hematites in Gaylord in October, and to another divison-7 team in the LHS Lakers of Pigeon, MI.

The Aggies can put points up on the board, but struggled to do that in their two losses, scoring a combined 13 points (shutout against Ishpeming).  The Mustangs defense has been on point this season, allowing just over seven points per game since week 1.  They’ve held teams to six points or less in nine games in 2014.  As I said above, nobody should be looking ahead, but this really could be a special year for Munising residents.  The Mustangs basketball team is a favorite to travel downstate in the Class-D playoffs.  We could be in the midst of a year where the football & basketball teams both make it to the title game.  We’ll have to get through this obstacle first though.

Be sure to tune in to AM1400 WQXO on Friday Night at 6:30pm.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm.  Charlie Nebel will have the call.  GO MUSTANGS!

-Carl Leander Johnson

The Munising Mustangs play on Good Time Oldies 1400 GTO and GTO.FM with Charlie Nebel.

–The Munising Mustangs play on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies and with Charlie Nebel, Chase Nebel, and Zach Boucher

Support the Munising Mustangs this Friday

11/08/2014 St. Ignace High School, St. Ignace, MI – The Munising Mustangs second playoff game of the season started on a cold, windy, and snowy day. Despite the cold weather, the Munising Mustangs high school football players were ready for action. The Mustangs kicked-off to the St. Ignace Saints to start the game. Andy Cooper recovered a St. Ignace Saints fumble to give the Munising Mustangs the ball on their own 30-yard line at the end of the first quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 0
St. Ignace Saints: 0


The second quarter started with the Munising Mustangs in control of the football, deep in their own territory. The Mustangs fought hard to move the ball into scoring position, but had to punt to the Saints. Both teams defense held strong throughout much of the first part of the first half, with no scoring from either team. Penalties were a problem for both teams throughout the first half. A roughing the passer penalty on the Mustangs gave the Saints great field position at the Munising Mustangs 30 yard line with two minutes left in the first half. Austin Kelto intercepted the ball late in the half to give the Mustangs an opportunity to score before the half ended. As the half drew to a close, the wind and snow picked up, foreshadowing a tough battle ahead.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 0
St. Ignace Saints: 0


Third quarter action got underway with the Munising Mustangs receiving the kickoff. Just a few minutes into the half, Garrett Blank was able to score on a great run, due to some incredible blocking, to make the score 7-0 in favor of the Mustangs. Garrett Elor and Corey Cotey were insturmental in the second half, giving Garrett Blank enough room to move the ball down-field on multiple drives. A good field goal gave the Munising Mustangs a three point buffer over a possible Saints touchdown, with a score of 10-0 at the end of the third quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 10
St. Ignace Saints: 0


The St. Ignace Saints fought valiantly throughout the entire game, but at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the cracks in their undefeated armor began to show. Multiple big penalties on the Saints throughout the game gave the advantage to the Munising Mustangs with under ten minutes left in the game. Garrett Blank continued to lead the Mustangs to victory, scoring another touchdown on another great run thanks to a great stiff-arm block. A good extra point made the score 17-0, in favor of the Munising Mustangs. Another touchdown for the Mustangs made the score 24-0. The St. Ignace Saints did their best to fight back, scoring a touchdown late in the game, but the Saints missed a two point conversion, making the score 24-6. Ben Stasewich intercepted a Saints pass with two minutes left in the game, which gave the Mustangs time to knee the rest of the clock down. Despite their best efforts, the Munising Mustangs held the Saints off throughout the rest of the game.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 24
St. Ignace Saints: 6

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Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs Defeat the St. Ignace Saints on Saturday November 8th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

–The Munising Mustangs play on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies and with Charlie Nebel

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09/26/2014 Munising High School, Munising, MI –

The first quarter began in Munising, MI as the Munising Mustangs hosted the Manistique Emeralds for an exciting, mid-season clash. The weather could have been described as ‘summer-like’, with temeperatures in the high seventies and gorgeous sun for most of the day. Austin Kelto and Ian Mcinnis, both who returned last game for Munising, were back in action and in full health to aid their Munising Mustangs in battle against the Manistique Emeralds. The Munising Mustangs kicked-off to start the game, but the Manistique Emeralds were unable to do anything with their first drive, with the Munising Mustangs stopping the Manistique Emeralds on fourth and two on their own 30 yard line. Corey Cotey scored the Munising Mustangs’ first touchdown with a strong run, followed by a good extra point attempt, making the score the Munising Mustangs 7, the Manistique Emeralds 0. On the next drive for the Munising Mustangs, they were able to complete another run for a touchdown, and good extra point, to make the score the Munising Mustangs 14 and the Manistique Emeralds 0. On the Manistique Emeralds next offensive drive, Andy Cooper made an amazing interception on the Manistique Emeralds 39 yardline and ran it back for touchdown and good extra point to make the score the Munising Mustangs 21 and the Manistique Emeralds 0 as the first quarter ended.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 21
Manistique Emeralds: 0

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The second quarter started as the Munising Mustangs kicked-off to the Manistique Emeralds, but the first drives of the quarter for both teams did not result in any points. As the sun began to set and the temperature to cool, the Manistique Emeralds fought ever harder to contain the Munising Mustangs offense that was so explosive in the first quarter. Garrett Blank was able to score a very long touchdown on a superb run, and a good extra point made the score the Munising Mustangs 28 and the Manistique Emeralds 0 with about five minutes left in the half. A fumble from the Munising Mustangs offense late in the half gave the Manistique Emeralds a shimmer of hope, but the Munising Mustangs were able to recover the fumble. Andy Cooper caught a pass and ran nearly 70-yards for a touchdown and good extra point to make the score the Munising Mustangs 35 and the Manistique Emeralds 0 at the end of the half.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 35
Manistique Emeralds: 0

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The Manistique Emeralds kicked-off to the Munising Mustangs to start the second half of action in the Munising Mustangs vs the Manistique Emeralds high school football game. The Manistique Emeralds fough hard all game, but with only 17 suited-up players, they could only do so much against the dominant Munising Mustangs offense and defense. Garrett Blank recieved several major blocks to return the ball 30 yards to the endzone for another Munising touchdown on the Mustangs second major drive. A good extra point made the score the Munising Mustangs 42 and the Manistique Emeralds 0 through the end of the third quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 42
Manistique Emeralds: 0

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The fourth quarter of action started with a running clock, despite the Manistique Emeralds attempts to stop the Munising Mustangs offense. Both teams began to fight with ever increasing fervor as the end of the game approached. Alex Hill was able to recover a fumble for the Munising Mustangs at about 7:30 left in the fourth quarter to give the Munising Mustangs another chance to add to their total. As the game began to wind down, the Munising Mustangs began to focus more on homecoming next week against Rudyard, making sure their players did not have any injuries. With just minutes left in the game, Quentin Terrison was able to score another touchdown for the Munising Mustangs making the score 48 to 0 due to a short extra point attempt. Andy Cooper had another phenominal game at the kicker position, with seven touchbacks and several good extra-point attempts throughout the game. The final score of the game was the Munising Mustangs 48 and the Manistique Emeralds 0.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 48
Manistique Emeralds: 0

Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs Defeat the Manistique Emeralds 48-0 on Friday September 26th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3


Yesterday morning I had the chance to talk to Senator Tom Casperson about the EPA and how they are trying to make it impossible to burn wood. Noticed this morning where they have been thwarted in their attempt by congress. We also discussed their trying to take over all the water in Michigan by changing their directives. They now control the navigatable waterways but they want it all so your favorite trout stream could be shut down to fishing by the swipe of a pen. Be sure to listen then contact your congressperson. You can find the interview in our archives or listen today and I will play it again.


This morning I had the oportunity to talk to Jason Allen the executive director of veterans affairs in Michigan.  We talked about the Veterans relief fund established after W. W. 2 and then made availbe to all ets of conflict eras since.  To see if you qualify call 906-387-1635 or check the web sight “ There you go. dont wait the help is there and it is being underutilized. if you need help we want to be there for you the way you were there for us. george


This morning I had the pleasure of interviewing Senator Tom Casperson. Wew discussed high heating bills and how some are having trouble paying. there is help available for you if you are behind call 211 and they will take your information. in some case the hlep could be retroactive to take care of past due bills. if you are a veteran there is a special fund set aside just for you. call 211 and tell them you are a vet and they will connect you to the folks you need to talk to.

thank you Senator Casperson for the call and the help.


Hers wishing you all a very thankful Thanksgivjng. Please drive safe and we wilol see you tomorrow.

MUNISING, MI –  After starting the season 0-3, the Mustangs’ season looked all but lost.  Head Coach Jeff Seaburg would have none of it.  Munising was able to pull themselves up and finish the season 6-3.  Going into week nine, the Mustangs needed a win to solidify themselves as a playoff team.  It didn’t start off well, as they fell behind early 10-0 and showed no signs of offense.  That all changed as the Mustangs took over late in the second quarter, and managed to tie the game before the teams went to halftime.  After that, all Munising needed to do was score once as their defense locked down the Purple Hornets in the second half.  Once again, the Mustangs were led by Junior Quarterback Austin Kelto, who threw a 60-yard touchdown pass and also ran in the winning touchdown from four yards out in the third quarter.  Cody Hayes carried the ball 14 times for the Mustangs to the tune of 75-yards, and Alex Hill caught one ball on Kelto’s 60-yard touchdown.

The Mustangs will look to continue their impressive win streak in a rematch with the Powers North Central Jets.  Munising faced them

Seney National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting a prescribed burn today. This burn is four hundred acres and located directly south of M-2 Pool.

The burn will enhance habitat for a number of species of wildlife including marshland song birds, black bears, white-tailed deer, and sharp-tailed grouse. Along with enhancing habitat for wildlife, these burns also reduce fuel loading in an effort to reduce the severity of wildfires.

Bicyclist and hikers should check with the Refuge Visitor Center regarding road closures.

Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to Gary Lindsay,

Fire Management Officer: (906) 586-9851 ext. 19

Visitor Center (906)586-9851 ext.15

(Upper Peninsula of Michigan) – Friday, July 5th,  Great Lakes Radio held its 1st Texaco Country Showdown in Lower Harbor Park in Marquette, Michigan.  All six acts played their own instruments, with many doing original compositions. The showdowns don’t require original music or playing instruments (a CD without Lyrics is fine), but it was  a great competition.

The Prusi Brothers came in first, and The Frank Jeffries Medicine Show were the runner ups.

More showdowns coming – Please sign up and have a chance to win $100,000 and/or a John Deere Tractor!:

  •  Saturday August 17, at Lions Field for Marquette Township Community Day 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.,
  •  Saturday August 17, at Country Lanes Entertainment Center in Ishpeming 7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
Texaco Country Showdown Great Lakes Radio
Gallery/Photos of Great Lakes Radio Texaco Country Showdown #1 of 2013:
Great Lakes Radio Texaco Country Showdown - July 5th at Lower Harbor Park - Marquette, Michigan

Great Lakes Radio Texaco Country Showdown – July 5th at Lower Harbor Park – Marquette, Michigan


This week has been a busy one. on Monday I interviewed Keven Brownfield. He is the evangelist who has been at Faith Baptist all week, and will finish it out with a “mens steak out”, that is a free steak dinner to all the men who come tonight starting at 5:30.

Our church of the week this week is Munising Weslyan church, with Pastor Robert Tripp. You can listen to this broadcast at 8:00 am on Sunday morning.

Have a wonderful safe and Godly weekend. george

On 5/11/13 starting at 11 am you’ll be able shop for used sporting
equipment at Alger Centennial Area until 2 pm. This will benefit the
Munising Bay Trail Network and Munising Hockey Association.

MUNISING, Mich. Gregg Bruff, Chief of Heritage Education and Cultural Resources at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, will retire on February 22, after a 37 year career with the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. Bruff also served in the Army Reserve and National Guard from 1971-1978.

After graduating from Southwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology in 1974, Bruff began his NPS career as an interpretive ranger at Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri. He later worked for the Mark Twain and Inyo National Forests, before returning to the NPS in 1979 as a District Naturalist at Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway in Wisconsin. He came to Pictured Rocks as an Interpretive Specialist in 1988 and became the Chief of the Division in 1993.

The Division of Heritage Education and Cultural Resources at Pictured Rocks is responsible for a broad spectrum of programs and activities, including operation of all of the park’s visitor centers; the park’s education outreach program; the development of a wide variety of special programs, publications, wayside exhibits and other interpretive media; and care of the park’s cultural resources, including archeology, ethnography, historic buildings and an extensive museum collection.

“Gregg has been a great asset at the park,” said Lakeshore Superintendent Jim Northup. “He is incredibly knowledgeable about the park’s resources and history, has always had a great passion for sharing that knowledge with the public, and has made really important and lasting contributions to the park’s overall interpretive program and in working with our partners over the course of the past 25 years. I particularly applaud Gregg’s work in talking about the impacts of climate change on our parks, and in designing the Alger Energy Saver’s Program,” Northup added.

Gregg has been active in the Munising area by helping to initiate the Munising Bay Arts Association, guided special events like the Sails on the Bay and Madeline visit, and a visit by the Lake Guardian, the NOAA Great Lakes research vessel. He initiated the Lakeshore’s annual Fireside Chats series and the Science Café series and participated in the award-winning Life of Lake Superior Days, facilitated by Michigan State University Extension. Gregg also worked closely for several years with the Michigan Great Outdoor Culture Tour programming.

During his NPS career, Bruff also made important contributions beyond Pictured Rocks. He worked with other NPS employees to develop the first General Management Plan for Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas, drafted management plans for Fort Knox II in Indiana and John Muir’s boyhood home in Wisconsin, and a viewshed management plan at Wilsons Creek National Battlefield in Missouri. In 2005, he served as the Acting Director of the Arthur Carhart Wilderness Training Center in Missoula, Montana. Gregg contributed internationally as well having worked with the Management Options planning team for Al Balid, a 12th Century trading entrepot in Salalah, Oman.

In 1991, he was the winner of the Midwest Region’s Freeman Tilden Award for excellence in interpretation. In 2001, Gregg was a member of the Lakeshore team recognized by the Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award and the 2002 White House Closing the Circle Award. He is one of the few NPS rangers to ever score a perfect 300 on the firearms range at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, during basic law enforcement training. In 2008, the Lakeshore was represented by an ornament painted by Gregg that accompanied other NPS areas on a National Park themed White House Christmas tree.

In anticipation of his upcoming retirement, Bruff said, “The Lakeshore and the Alger County area have been a tremendous place to work and live for the past 25 years. The park has enabled me to share my passion for art and design, landscape appreciation, regional history, literature, community engagement projects, and many other fields of interest. It’s been a pleasure serving the American people at one location for so long.”

Gregg plans to remain in the Upper Peninsula where he will continue with his landscape art, writing, graphics, sailing, motorcycling, teaching and volunteering for community projects. A “thank you and farewell” evening is being planned for February 21 at 6 p.m. at the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore. An RSVP is required; please contact the lakeshore at 387-2607, ext. 201, for more information.

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