The Keweenaw’s Own Morning Show

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Todd VanDyke weaves together the best classic hits, the most fun contests, and hilarious features, including Stoopid Criminals In The News. We have the latest news on the Keweenaw Report, and Todd provides the most complete local sports in the Copper Country.

Join the fun by calling the studio line at 482-9700, emailing mornings@up.net, or posting a comment on our Facebook page.

Posted July 18, 2014 – Don Kauppi from Copper Harbor phoned in to talk with Todd about tomorrow’s End of the Road Cruise and Classic Car Show. It’s lots of fun! Hear the details here:

Posted July 18, 2014 – Rebecca Crane from Dial Help stopped by to talk about tomorrow’s Big Truck Day event at the Copper Country Mall. Dial Help has suffered $50,000 in funding cuts this year. Find out how you can help them continue to serve our community here:

Posted July 17, 2014 – Rose Anderson and Lori Perry stopped by the studio to talk about the border collie competition taking place this weekend at the Sturgeon River Kennels in Chassell. Learn what it’s all about here:

Posted July 17, 2014 – Susie Landers from Downtown Houghton brought Kurt Aho and Craig Kilpela along for her weekly visit to the Keweenaw’s Own Morning Show. They’re rehabbing the old Kirkish building, and planning to open a water sports business there. Find out about their plans here:

Posted July 16, 2014 – Vocal teacher Christine Seitz stopped by to see Todd, with details about a singing workshop coming up next Monday and Tuesday at the Calumet Art Center. Listen to the details here:

Posted July 14, 2014 – Suzanne VanDam from the Keweenaw Writers Workshop visited Todd in the studio, with information about the two-day writers’ workshop this weekend in Copper Harbor. Find out more here:

Posted July 14, 2014 – Carol Pfefferkorn from Omega House dropped by the Keweenaw’s Own Morning Show to talk with Todd about their summer benefit concert tomorrow night. Hear the details here:

Posted July 11, 2014 – Sam Raymond from Copper Harbor phoned Todd with information about this weekend’s Run the Keweenaw event, along with other trail opportunities. Listen to their discussion here:

Posted July 11, 2014 – Lt. Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department checked in with an invitation to sample some healthy summer soups this coming Tuesday during the lunch hour at the Houghton City Center. Hear all about it here:

Posted July 10, 2014 – Loralee Miller from the Lazy Days of Laurium stopped by the studio to preview Saturday’s festival. Hear the latest here:

Posted July 10, 2014 – Susie Landers and the new owner of Good Times Music, Bruce Runman, visited Todd in the studio to talk about what’s new in downtown Houghton. Listen to their conversation here:

Posted July 9, 2014 – Sandy Soring from the Hancock Tori stopped by the studio with details about the Tori’s “Flea-for-All” Flea Market coming up on Friday, July 18th. Find out how to turn some trash into treasure here:

Posted July 4, 2014 – Karen Karl called in from Copper Harbor to talk with Todd about Independence Day activities at the Harbor, and other things to do. Hear the details here:

Posted July 3, 2014 – Dennis Walikainen from the International Frisbee Tournament visited Todd to talk about the big Guts tourney Saturday and Sunday at Agassiz Field. Listen to their conversation here:

Posted July 3, 2014 – Susie Landers from Downtown Houghton and Michelle Kowalski from Radiance Salon stopped by the studio to talk about the latest events downtown. Hear their discussion here:

Posted June 30, 2014 – Sculptor Alan Tollakson visited Todd in the studio. He’s heading to Isle Royale tomorrow to begin a two-week artist-in-residence program, and some of his work will be on display at the Copper Country Community Art Center. Find out more here:

Posted June 27, 2014 – Former WOLV News Director Rick Allen visited Todd in the studio to talk about the new movie “Mutt,” which he produced, using local talent. The world premiere is tonight at the Calumet Theatre. Find out more about it here:

Posted June 26, 2014 – Bubba Magowan and Mike Gloss from the Houghton Fire Department talked with Todd about the Copper Country Volunteer Firefighters Tournament, which will be held Saturday in downtown Houghton. Learn the details here:

Posted June 19, 2014 – David Maki from the Finnish-America Heritage Center and Sandy Soring from the Hancock Tori stopped at the studio to talk about Saturday’s dedication of the new Mid-Summer Pole. Find out what it’s about here:

Posted June 19, 2014 – Susie Landers from Downtown Houghton and Steve Jurmu from Year Round Gear visited Todd in the studio. Hear what’s happening downtown here:

Posted June 11, 2014 – Lt. Nick Roberts of the Houghton Police Department stopped by the studio to talk with Todd about some new building code enforcement underway in Houghton. Hear their discussion here:

Posted June 11, 2014 – Bill Musselman from the Houghton Rotary Club brought an update about plans for this weekend’s Bridgefest Feast. Learn about it here:

Posted June 6, 2014 – Justin Scott visited Todd in the studio with details about the three-on-three street hockey tournament being organized for the Laurn Grove Rink in Hancock on June 14th. Find out how to get involved here:

Posted June 6, 2014 - Cathy Aten and Ken Steiner from Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly stopped to see Todd in the studio, and talk about their big fundraising concert with the duo Trees Wednesday night. Hear about the evening and Trees here:

Posted June 5, 2014 – Susie Landers from downtown Houghton and Alan Kiley from Joey’s Seafood and Grill visited Todd in the studio. Find out what’s happening downtown here:

Posted June 4, 2014 – Laura Miller from the Calumet Theatre stopped in to talk with Todd about the annual Gala planned for Saturday night, and some issues they’ve been having with the roof and furnace. Hear their discussion here:

Posted June 3, 2014 – Angela Luskin from Portage Health dropped by the studio with a preview of Saturday’s Health and Safety Fair. Find out more here:

Posted May 30, 2014 – Mark Cinelli from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly stopped by the studio to talk with Todd about their $20,000 Raffle. Find out how to get your tickets, and what the money raised will support, here:

Posted May 29, 2014 – Susie Landers from Downtown Houghton and Julie Melchiori from the Keweenaw Sewing Company visited Todd in the studio. Learn the latest about Downtown Houghton events, and find out about Keweenaw Sewing here:

Posted May 29, 2014 – Several people asked if I could post the quotes from Maya Angelou that Sam and I talked about this morning. Maya passed away yesterday, and left a legacy of wisdom and caring.  Here are the quotes we used:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.”

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

Posted May 27, 2014 - BridgeFest Parade Organizer David Crowley joined Todd in the studio to talk about how people can get involved in this year’s parade. Hear the details here:

Posted May 15, 2014 – Susie Landers from downtown Houghton and Trina Barrette from the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce stopped by the studio to talk with Todd. Susie had exciting news about plans for the old Backroom building, too! Hear their discussion here:

Posted April 24, 2014 – Susie Landers from Downtown Houghton and TJ from Midtown Sit and Sleep visited Todd with an update on what’s happening in downtown Houghton. Hear their discussion here:

Posted April 22, 2014 – Shalina Gupta, Kayla Makela and Kyle Johnson from the Houghton High School Drama Club visited Todd to talk about their production of “Bone-Chiller.” See it at the Houghton High School Auditorium Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00, and Saturday afternoon at 2:00. Hear all about it here:

Posted April 18, 2014 – J.T. Taylor, Chance Sherbering and Jacob Freeman from Houghton High School stopped to talk with Todd about their Superior Roboworks Robotics team that is headed to the World Championships next week.
HHS Robotics Team
Make a contribution to support their effort here. Listen to their conversation here:

Posted April 14, 2014 – Carol Pfefferkorn from Omega House visited Todd with information about their Anglers for Omega House Splake Fishing Tournament coming up on May 3rd in Copper Harbor. Find details on our web calendar, and listen to their conversation here:

Posted April 9, 2014 – Jon Julien and Karyn Olsson from the Keweenaw Community Foundation Board stopped to see Todd, and talk about the Kestner Waterfront Park walkway project. Buy a personalized brick for the walkway. Details are on our Community Page, and you can hear the discussion here:

Posted April 9, 2014 – Irina Irwin and Becca Forsburg from the Calumet High School Drama Club visited Todd in the studio to talk about their production of “The Great Gatsby.”
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See it tonight and tomorrow night at 7:00 at the Calumet Theatre. Listen to their discussion here:

Posted April 2, 2014 – Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson called the Keweenaw’s Own Morning Show to talk with Todd about organ donation. Find out why it’s so important for you to make that commitment here:

Posted March 26, 2014 - Mark Cinelli from Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly stopped by the studio to talk about the raffle that’s underway to raise money for a new firewood delivery truck. Find out more about their effort here, and listen to their discussion here:

Posted February 20, 2013 – Heather Mikkola and Melissa Goulette stopped by the studio to talk about the activities that are planned for Saturday, March 1st, in downtown Calumet during the CopperDog 150. Find out about doghouse races, kids’ snowshoe races and more at the CopperDog 150 website, and listen to Todd’s conversation with Heather and Melissa here:

Posted February 18, 2013 -

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Clayton Bulleit, Eva Nemiroff and Mary Massopust from the Houghton Middle School Drama Club visited Todd in the studio, along with Drama Club advisor David Crowley, to talk about the plays they’ll be presenting this weekend. You’ll find details about the plays on our web calendar. Listen to their conversation here -

Posted February 14, 2013 -

BUSCH

Anheuser Busch has introduced a new line of Busch Beer called “Signature Copper Lager. It’s being rolled out in the Midwest, and the promotional pictures feature a beer truck parked in front of the historic #4 Champion Mine Shaft House in Painesdale!

Posted February 13, 2013 – Susie Landers from Downtown Houghton visited Todd with an update about Saturday’s Yooper Luge. The course on Isle Royale Street will be open for sledding Friday night. Luge registration begins at 2:00 on Saturday, with racing at 3:00, and open sledding after that. Hear the details here:

Posted January 30, 2013 – Brian Donnelly from the CopperDog 150 stopped in to talk about the volunteers needed for the sled dog race. Listen to their conversation, and sign up to help at the CopperDog 150 website.