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.

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Posted December 18, 2014 – Susie Landers from the City of Houghton dropped in for her weekly visit. Get the latest tips for your holiday shopping here:

Posted December 12, 2014 – Kim Pici and Renee Cunningham from the CopperDog 150 visited Todd to preview tomorrow’s kids’ dogsled rides in Agassiz Park, and talk about volunteer opportunities. Listen to the discussion here:

Posted December 12, 2014 – Don Kilpela from Copper Harbor called in with a preview of tomorrow’s Christmas activities, including a craft and cookie sale, and the lighting of the Christmas lights display in Grant Township Park. Hear the details here:

Posted December 11, 2014 – Teresa Woods from the Copper Country Humane Society visited the studio to talk with Todd about Saturday night’s “Raise the Woof” comedy fundraiser, and the upcoming “12 Dogs of Christmas” promotion. Hear the discussion here:

Posted December 11, 2014 – Susie Landers from the City of Houghton and Elise Nelson from the Carnegie Museum stopped to see Todd in the studio. Find out about Saturday’s “Christmas at the Carnegie” event here:

Posted December 4, 2014 – Susie Landers from the City of Houghton stopped by for her weekly visit. Learn about upcoming activities at the Carnegie Museum, and how you can help shape development of the Houghton waterfront here:

Posted December 3, 2014 – Tim Givens from the Copper Country United Way visited Todd in the studio with details about the ongoing campaign, and the big pasty sale fundraiser that’s underway. Hear the details here:

Posted November 27, 2014 – Bubba Magowan from the City of Houghton made a Thanksgiving Day visit to the studio to talk with Todd about holiday shopping opportunities in Houghton. Hear the discussion here:

Posted November 26, 2014 – John Carroll and Chris Voelker visited Todd in the studio to talk about the Calumet Hockey Association, the new Zamboni that will debut Friday night at the Colosseum, and Paul Bracco, who will receive the Paul Lehto Service Award at Friday night’s opening game of the Copper Island Classic. Listen to the details here:

Posted November 25, 2014 – Laura Miller from the Calumet Theatre stopped by with another update on the Grand Raffle (tickets are still available), and upcoming shows. Hear the discussion here:

Posted November 20, 2014 – Bubba Magowan from the City of Houghton was joined by Kirkich Furniture co-owners George and Chris Kirkish for our weekly Houghton segment. Find out what’s happening in the city here:

Posted November 14, 2014 – Laura Miller from the Calumet Theatre dropped by the studio to talk with Todd about the $20,000 Grand Raffle, and upcoming shows. Find out how to buy your tickets here:

Posted November 13, 2014 – Susie Landers and Bubba Magowan from the City of Houghton stopped by the studio with a preview of tomorrow’s Ladies’ Night event downtown. Hear all about it here:

Posted November 12, 2014
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David Crowley, Reilly Hiltunen and Shalina Gupta visited Todd to talk about this weekend’s Houghton High School Drama Club presentation of Anne of Avonlea, See it Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00, or Sunday afternoon at 2:00, at the Houghton High School Auditorium. Hear about it here:

Posted November 6, 2014 – Susie Landers from the City of Houghton made her weekly visit, with information about next Friday’s Ladies’ Night activities. Hear the discussion here:

Posted October 30, 2014 – Bubba Magowan from the City of Houghton and Elise Nelson from the Carnegie Museum visited Todd in the studio to talk about the latest programs at the museum. Hear the discussion here:

Posted October 24, 2014 – Alex Chizmadia from the MTU cross country team stopped by the studio to talk with Todd about the annual Muck Run, coming up on November 1st. Hear all about it here:

Posted October 23, 2014 – Susie Landers from the City of Houghton and Jeff Bugni from the Frank A. Douglass Insurance Agency stopped in to talk about tomorrow’s Treat Street event, and the wrap-up of this summer’s downtown facade project. Listen to the discussion here:

Posted October 22, 2014 – Lt. Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department visited Todd with information about Friday’s Treat Street event, and other Halloween events in the city. Hear their conversation here:

Posted October 17, 2014 – Karen Karl from Copper Harbor called in with information about this weekend’s Keweenaw Cup Cyclocross event, and the beautiful fall color on display at the tip of the peninsula. Listen to her discussion with Todd here:

Posted October 17, 2014 – Author Chuck Pomazal stopped by to see Todd, and talk about his new book. Rock Down, Coal Up explores the history of the Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad, which connected the Quincy Mine with the Quincy Mill in Mason. Meet Chuck at the Quincy Mine Gift Shop tonight between 4:00 and 6:00, and hear his conversation with Todd here:

Posted October 16, 2014 - Susie Landers and Bubba Magowan visited Todd in the studio to preview next week’s Treat Street program in downtown Houghton. Hear about it, and about how last week’s Let’s Go Downtown event went, here:

Posted October 9, 2014 – Susie Landers brought Amanda Johnson with her for this week’s Houghton update. Amanda and her husband, Rick, have just opened Impact Custom Graphics in downtown Houghton (next to Subway). Hear about their business, and the Let’s Go Downtown Houghton event scheduled for Saturday here:

Posted October 8, 2014 – Cynthia Coté from the Copper Country Community Arts Center visited Todd in the studio to preview their annual Goods and Services Auction fundraiser Friday night. Find out about the event here, and listen to their discussion here:

Posted October 2, 2014 – Andi Schuldt from the Four Seasons Tea Room joined Todd for our weekly discussion about events in Houghton. Learn about her business, and the “Let’s Go Downtown” event coming up a week from Saturday, here:

Posted September 25, 2014 – David Maki from the Finnish-American Heritage Center stopped by the studio to share information about the Center’s enrichment classes this fall. Find out about Finnish I and II, Beginning Kantele, and Oral History Archiving here:

Posted September 25, 2014 – Kevin Maki from Dee Stadium joined Susie Landers for our weekly Houghton update. Find out what’s happening at the Dee here:

Posted September 24, 2014 – Dr. Michael Cole from the Copper Country Veterinary Clinic visited Todd to talk about their Furry Friends Fall Festival to benefit K-SNAG on Sunday, and about the importance of spaying and neutering our pets. Listen to the conversation here:

Posted September 23, 2014 – Mary Niemela from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home stopped in to talk with Todd about events they have planned for October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Hear their conversation here:

Posted September 19, 2014 – Country singers Hannah Bethel and David Myhre visited Todd to preview the big Fall Frenzy concert Sunday at Quincy Green. Canaan Smith will also perform. Details are on our web calendar, and you can listen to the conversation here:

Posted September 19, 2014 – Carol Pfefferkorn from Omega House stopped by the studio to talk with Todd about Saturday’s Hike for the House fundraiser. Details are on our web calendar, and you can hear their conversation here:

Posted September 18, 2014 – Bubba Magowan and Marilyn Swift filled in for Susie Landers in our weekly look at what’s happening in Houghton. Santa is coming! Hear their conversation here:

Posted September 12, 2014 – Bonnie Harrer from Fort Wilkins State Park in Copper Harbor checked in with Todd for our weekly Harbor update. Hear about the Spoo-tacular and geocaching  events on September 20th at the park, and the Chili Cook-Off in town that same day, here:

Posted September 11, 2014 – Susie Landers visited Todd with her weekly Houghton update. Jim Cortright from the Library Restaurant and Brew Pub joined her. Find out what’s coming up in the city here:

Posted September 9, 2014 – Pam Dove and Kim Hendrickson from the Baraga County Suicide Prevention Coalition visited Todd to talk about the Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk planned for Saturday. Hear the details here:

Posted August 29, 2014 – Sam Raymond from Copper Harbor checked in with details about this weekend’s Bell’s Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival. Hear all about it here:

Posted August 28, 2014 – Susie Landers from the City of Houghton stopped in for her weekly visit. Find out what’s happening in town here:

Posted August 27, 2014 – Angela Luskin from Portage Health dropped by the studio to share information about Monday’s Labor Day Lift Bridge Walk. Hear the details here:

Posted August 21, 2014 – Susie Landers brought Brian Delrue with her for her weekly Downtown Houghton visit. Brian is starting a business called Keweenaw Food Tours. Learn about it, and about what’s happening downtown, here:

Posted August 15, 2014 – Johanna Davis from Copper Harbor checked in with the latest details about this weekend’s Art in the Park art show. It’s great, with good food and live entertainment! Listen to the details here:

Posted August 15, 2014 – Governor Rick Snyder phoned Todd to talk about economic development, casinos and the challenge of shrinking U.P. school districts. Hear the discussion here:

Posted August 14, 2014 – Susie Landers from Downtown Houghton was joined by Mark Geborkoff from The Outlaws band for our weekly update. The Outlaws will be headlining tonight’s free downtown concert. Find out what’s happening here:

Posted August 13, 2014 – Laura Miller from the Calumet Theatre called in with an update about their busy weekend – the original play “Red Jacket 1913 – One Family’s Story” Thursday and Friday, The Blooze Brothers Revue on Saturday, and the Tambouritzans on Sunday. Hear the latest here:

Posted August 11, 2014 – Mike Rose stopped by the studio to talk with Todd about Saturday’s Keweenaw Brewfest, and this week’s Mini-Cooper Rally. Hear all about it here:

Posted August 11, 2014 – Laura Miller from the Calumet Theatre and playwright J.B. Harris joined Todd to talk about the new play “Red Jacket 1913: One Family’s Story,” that debuts at the theatre Thursday and Friday evenings. Hear how it came about, and what else is coming up at the theatre, here:

Posted August 8, 2014 – Jill Protzel called in from Copper Harbor with an update about weekend activities there, including the Single-Speed Bike Championship. Hear what’s happening here:

Posted August 7, 2014 – Norm Gruber from the Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club stopped by the studio with an update about the big Rock and Mineral Show this weekend at the Houghton Elementary School. Hear more about it here:

Posted August 7, 2014 – Susie Landers from downtown Houghton and Mike Irish from Uncle Pete’s BBQ Blues Band visited Todd in the studio for the weekly Downtown Houghton update. Uncle Pete’s Band will open the Downtown Houghton Concert Series tonight. Find out more here:

Posted July 31, 2014 – Susie Landers from downtown  Houghton and Marilyn Swift from Swift Hardware visited Todd for the weekly Houghton downtown update. Find out what’s happening here:

Posted July 24, 2014 – Mary Niemela from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home visited Todd with information about their golf outing fundraiser coming up on August 2nd. Learn about it here:

Posted July 24, 2014 – Bubba Magowan from the City of Houghton and accountant Carl Johnson stopped by the studio to talk with Todd about Carl’s new office, and upcoming events in the city. Hear their discussion here:

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.
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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.