Filled – Board Op, Studio Producer & On-Air Talent for Fall 2019

March 20, 2019

Employer: Great Lakes Radio, Inc., an Equal Opportunity Employer

Location: Marquette, Michigan – Unless you are willing to move, please realize we are not looking for anyone who isn’t local. Because of the board-op section of this job, we absolutely need someone who can work IN Marquette IN our studios. This is not a job that can be done remotely. If you are applying from out of state please indicate that you are willing to move for this job in the space provided in the application form or somewhere in your resume.

Position Type: Part-time Producer, Board-Op, On-Air Talent with opportunity for full-time depending on skills and availability.

Start Date: Fall 2019

Are you a college student who goes home for the summer? Wouldn’t you like to come back to school in the fall with a job already lined up? We’re looking to bring people onto our team for Fall of 2019!

Open Application Dates: This position has been filled

Compensation: $9.45 per hour

What We Offer You:

  • Exciting work in radio production and sports broadcasting
  • An opportunity to build valuable skills sets in broadcast media
  • A motivated team-oriented environment
  • A flexible schedule based on remotes and sports schedules

Professional requirements:

  • You must be comfortable using computers and learning new programs.
  • Experience with writing short sports reports for online publication is preferred, but training will be provided.
  • Experience editing graphics and audio is helpful, though training will be provided.
  • Knowledge of studio equipment is desired. Training will be provided.
  • Previous radio experience is not required.
  • You need to be able to make any event or news relevant to listeners and our web visitors.
  • You will be responsible for organizing incoming information and following up on it as needed.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Audition preferred otherwise training will be provided.
  • On-Air experience desired. Training can be provided.
  • You will work reliably with little or no supervision once trained.

Your responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for setting up and conducting interviews (including recording and editing them).
    • You may be required to do interviews by telephone, in the studio, and in the field.
  • You will post summaries of interviews (usually with photos that you will also take) and post show activity on the internet.
  • You will assist with writing and production of commercial spots.
  • You will be trained and must master industry-specific software and tools, including a live-read system and other web-related tools.
  • You will read ads, live reads, spots, promos, and announcements for sponsors, and may also be reading weather, local and state sports scores, and announcing local news items, birthdays, calendar items, and school closings.
  • You will also assist management with any other requested tasks from time-to-time.
  • Possibility of meeting with clients to produce sponsorship.

Personal requirements:

  • You must be over 18
  • You must be currently living in the area or willing to relocate to the Marquette area.
  • You must be an organized, responsible, hard-working person with a pleasant speaking voice.
  • You are able to learn new skills quickly and keep calm under stress.
  • You are detail-oriented.
  • You must be confident enough to deal with problems that arise unexpectedly and smoothly work them out on the fly.
  • Pleasant public presentation
  • You must be willing to grow and develop your skills.

Specific On-Air Requirements:

Successful candidate should be able setup and conduct interviews (including recording and editing them), plus post summary of Interviews (usually with photos) and daily show activity on the Internet. Ability to do telephone Interviews, In-Studio Interviews, and Field Interviews will be required from time-to-time; the ability to learn quickly to do these radio-related skills can’t be understated.

Candidate Should be good at reading (ads/live reads/spots/promos/announcements) for sponsors, reading weather, reading local and state sports scores, and announcing local news items, birthdays, calendar items, and school closings. Unexpected things arise, so the successful candidate should be adaptable enough to smoothly work out problems on the fly.

The successful Candidate should be able to take incoming information, organize it, and followup to provide community with real sense of LOCAL flavor and LOCAL interests. Candidate should be able to make any event or news relevant to listeners and our web visitors.

Great Lakes Radio, Inc. 3060 U.S. 41 West in Marquette Michigan

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This position has been filled – please check back for future openings

Email Resume, Cover Letter, References, and Writing Samples to

Applicants should provide three writing samples: one sample in the first person, one in third person, and a third of your choice.

All writing samples should be 5-9 paragraphs long, written at the 6th-8th grade reading level with the public as intended audience. Inclusion of a photograph appropriate to the article would also be helpful to evaluate current skill set.

All qualified persons have equal opportunities in positions at our company, including but not limited to equal opportunity for recruitment, selection, appointment, promotion, training, discipline and treatment.

Network Offices
Great Lakes Radio, Inc.
3060 U.S. 41
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: 906-228-6800
Fax: (906) 228-8128
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Great Lakes Radio, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Tornado Drill PSA

March 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – Tornadoes can develop rapidly, with little to no warning. Due to their unpredictable nature, we must be ready well in advance. That means you should know where to go and what to do during a tornado – both at home and at work.

At 1 pm on Wednesday, March 27th, Michigan residents and businesses will participate in a statewide tornado drill to ensure they’re prepared and safe. Take this moment to join your neighbors and friends and practice your plans. By doing so, you will be prepared when it counts.

Learn more at This message brought to you by the Michigan State Police.

Queen City Seed Swap at Peter White March 23rd

March 20, 2019

March 23
Peter White Public Library in Marquette

Marquette, MI – The Queen City Seed Library Seed Swap will take place Saturday, March 23rd from 1:00 to 3:30 pm at the Peter White Public Library. To participate in the seed swap, please bring open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds that are labeled with the plant type, variety, date of harvest, and location of harvest. There will be envelopes and bags on hand at the event, but experienced seed savers are encouraged to bring their own envelopes.

The Queen City Seed Library invites everyone who is interested in gardening and growing their own food to attend. All activities are free. The event offers gardeners and seed savers a chance to exchange seeds and share knowledge. The swap is an opportunity for new seed savers to get locally harvested seeds for starting their own gardens. “If you’re new to this, you don’t even need to bring seeds; just come,” said Michael Riesterer of Transition Marquette, adding that “For experienced seed savers, a seed swap helps growers to localize their seed sources while also introducing the practice of seed saving to the public — both of which helps build local food security.”

Participants who bring seeds for the seed swap should arrive at 1:00 pm. All others should arrive at 1:30 pm. Attendees are not required to bring seeds. For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at or call 225-0608.

Demographics Expert to Speak at NMU March 20th

March 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – Enrollment at two-year colleges and four-year regional institutions in Midwestern states is projected to decline more than 15 percent by 2029, according to Nathan Grawe, author of Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education. Positive enrollment trends are expected to continue for the next few years into the early part of the next decade.

In an effort to better prepare the university for the impending drop in the later part of the decade, NMU has invited Grawe to campus for small-group discussions and a faculty/staff forum on Wednesday, March 20th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in the Reynolds Recital Hall.

Ishpeming City Council Special Meeting March 20th

March 20, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The City of Ishpeming will hold a special council meeting on Wednesday, March 20th at 4:00 pm. Please see the details in the image below.

Portage Paddle Sports Adds New Location

March 20, 2019

Houghton, MI – After two successful seasons, Portage Paddle Sports will be expanding for the 2019 summer season. Portage Paddle Sports will continue to operate at Hancock Beach in Hancock, Michigan and will now open a second location at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park (Chutes & Ladders) in Houghton, just a few paddles from the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

Portage Paddle Sports’ locations are summer destination spots for the community and tourists, offering summer fun for all ages on the Portage Canal. Both locations are home to a swimming beach, playground, beach volleyball court, campground, pavilion, picnic tables and grills.

Portage Paddle Sports is operated by recent Northern Michigan University graduate Brendan Jacques of Hancock. “We are super excited about the new location because it will connect us to miles of bike path right along the canal. Adding bike rentals has been a goal of ours. The City of Hancock and the City of Houghton have been very supportive. Both have awesome plans to improve the waterfront, and we are thrilled to be a part of that,” said Jacques.

Portage Paddle Sports’ rental offerings include single, tandem, and family kayaks, single and group stand-up paddle boards and connectable float tubes. The new Houghton location will also rent cruiser bikes. Both locations serve 16+ flavors of Jilberts hand scooped ice cream and concessions.

Houghton City Manager, Eric Waara added, “The City of Houghton is excited with the news that Portage Paddle Sports will be locating in Kestner Park. The services and recreational opportunities they will bring to the park and our waterfront have been requested for some time. Bring on summer!”

Although dates have not yet been set, Portage Paddle Sports plans to open both locations in late May 2019.

NAMI Support Group Meeting March 25th

March 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) -Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.

A support group will gather Monday, March 25th at 7:00 pm in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette. For more information call 906-360-7107, visit, or follow us on Facebook.

In case of bad weather, if NMU cancels evening classes, the NAMI meeting will also be cancelled.

Drive-In Themed Movie Night at the Library

March 20, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will host their drive-in themed movie night on Wednesday, March 27th at 5:00 pm. The March movie is A Private War starring Rosamund Pike.

The library provides free popcorn and boasts a high quality projector and surround sound.