TALK OF THE TOWN: APRIL 8, 2021

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Steve Begnoche

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WEEK IN REVIEW

  1. WMOM wins 6 MAB Awards
    102.7 WMOM has earned 6 awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
    1st Place – Best Feature Programming: “Athlete of the Week” where we honor students across the WMOM listening area, interviewing them on-air and at the same time streaming that segment on our Facebook page.
    1st Place – Best Feature/Use of Medium: Air Force on-air and live online interviews as NORAD tracked Santa this past December. This was a series of interviews with colonels, majors and others with a video feed right from the base with the interviews both on-air as well as live online.
    1st Place – Best Use of New Media (All-Encompassing): “Snow Patrol” where we took the WMOM H2 Hummer out during winter snow storms
    driving around the listening area and reporting real-time road conditions on main and side roads, along with the highway, with on-air updates and cameras both in and
    outside of the truck for social media integration.
    1st Place – Community Involvement: Community Involvement is one of the top awards you can earn as a radio station because community involvement is the core to any radio station. We were honored to hear that our live non-stop coverage of the first responders event at Spectrum Health Ludington that honored the health care workers earned WMOM the 1st place award.
    Merit Award – Best Use of New Media (All-Encompassing): In this same category Best Use of New Media (All-Encompassing), we also won the Merit Award as we were on the air live Christmas Eve with a phone lines, video and on-air updates as Santa delivered presents around the world.
    Merit Award – Best Play-By-Play Sports: We were honored with the Merit Award of our broadcast of the last game. The final touchdown call with John and Tyler Reed and sideline reporter Steve Miller earned our team this special recognition.
  2. Everest Athleisure announced some new Mt. Ops arrivals.
  3. Spindrift Cyclesports showed us some sweet styles with Giro helmets and Tifosi Optics.
  4. Sweet Peach Children’s Boutique showed off a new soap product that they are carrying.
  5. AGS Gift Shop announced their new online store.
  6. Purple Monkey Children’s Boutique gave away a $250 gift basket filled with Mudpie items.
  7. Snyder’s Shoes went live with  Jamie telling us about the new Chaco sandals.
  8. Evergreen Natural Foods product highlights include Tree of Life CBD pain relief cream and Michigan bacon (uncured with no preservatives and no nitrates/nitrites)!
  9. SS Badger announced their shoreline cruise schedule for 2021.
  10. Kyle and Lynnette Nichols (and Rizzy) and are the new owners of Trailhead Bike Shop. They are moving to Ludington from Grand Haven. Stop in and give them a warm Ludington welcome!
  11. Hegg’s had some pretty cute customers! A good reminder that many of our businesses are dog friendly.
  12. Nautical Yarn sent out their spring newsletter announcing class schedules and news. Here are some highlights:
    • LYS Day(s) and Yarn Tasting – April 15-17, 2021
    • MerryTime Graduation – June 24 at Lincoln Hills
    • Wine & Wool with StevenBE – June 24-26
    • Great classes with Carole, Debbie, and Michele – April 27-Early July
    • Brioche Class with Pam Grushkin – May 1, 2021
    • Knitted with Love KAL with Martin Storey – May, June, July
  13. Victoria’s Jewelry is looking for someone to join their team.
  14. Ludington Pub added pizza to the menu. The crew from Ludington Paint & Glass said the thin crust is great!
  15. Check out this video from Ludington Hobbies of a Losi5ive-T 2.0.
  16. The Refinery will be closed until April 14th to celebrate a wedding in the family.
  17. House of Flavors announced they will re-open for dine-in on April 21st
  18. You’re gonna drool over this Philly Prime Rib picture.
  19. Table 14, Cafe 106, and Chef Johns are temporarily closed due to employees that have tested positive COVID. Jamesport re-opened today after a closure for the same reason.
  20. Ludington Bay Brewing announced a new beer, which is a collaboration with Linden x Two. This batch of Vanilla Jitterbean Cream Ale is flavored with a blend of Ethiopian Laayyoo Coffee (hints of apricot, tropical fruit and floral).
  21. HumaniTea’s drink of the month for April is BLUE! Check out the April Showers blue tea latte.
  22. Q Smokehouse is featuring a different dessert every week using Girl Scout Cookies. Last week was the Lemonades cookie.
  23. Kilwins announced their opening date for 2021. On April 23rd at noon, you can stop in for your fudge fix.
  24. Todd & Brad Reed’s photo face masks are back in stock. You can order online. Also, Todd’s new book “50 Years Seeing Michigan Through A Lens” is going to print this week!
  25. My Sister’s Closet is running 25% off anything floral print this week.
  26. Q Smokehouse has added outdoor seating on Filer Street.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

THURSDAY – APR 8


FRIDAY – APR 9


SATURDAY – APR 10

  • Nat’l Siblings Day
  • Birthdays: Nikole (new manager at Gliks)

SUNDAY – APR 11


MONDAY – APR 12

  • Nat’l Grilled Cheese Day
  • Nat’l Big Wind Day
  • SANDCASTLES : Make At Home Snack
  • NAUTICAL YARN – Social Knit & Crochet Zoom Meeting – 6:00 PM
    These ZOOM sessions are great if you need a little help or if you want to knit or crochet and chat with others. Meeting ID: 872 3434 6080
  • Birthdays : Heather

TUESDAY – APR 13


WEDNESDAY – APR 14

  • Nat’l Gardening Day – Giving Tree Garden Center will be opening soon.
  • BLU MOON // $13.99 Prime Rib // 4pm to close
  • LACA // Ukulele Group // 1pm
  • LIBRARY (via streaming service Kanopy – free with library card) // Asian Women Stereotypes Documentary // 7pm
  • MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY // Justus S. Stearns – Michigan Pine & Kentucky Coal Baron // 7pm
    Near the turn of the twentieth century, “Pine King” Justus S. Stearns was Michigan’s largest producer of manufactured lumber and the owner of a prosperous coal mining operation headquartered in Stearns, Kentucky, a town he founded. Over the course of his career, Stearns would own at least thirty manufacturing businesses—making everything from finished lumber to kitchen utensils, game boards, and motors—as well as hotels, a railroad, and a power company. He was also an active member of the Republican Party who served one term as Michigan’s secretary of state and a philanthropist who gave a great deal of his wealth to causes in both Michigan and Kentucky.
    Michael W. Nagle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and Master of Arts degree in history from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He teaches history and political science at West Shore Community College, in Scottville, Michigan, where he also serves as chair of the social sciences division. His book, Justus S. Stearns; Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933, published by Wayne State University Press, won the Kentucky History Award from the Kentucky Historical Society in 2016. Currently, he is working on a biography of business leader Eber Brock Ward, who was the richest man in Michigan when he died in 1875. Nagle lives in Ludington, Michigan with his wife and two daughters.
    “We are thrilled to partner with McCreary County Museum to tell the wonderful story of Michigan’s Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron and how our two communities, while far apart, share a history that binds us together through the life and work of Justus S. Stearns.”, said Rebecca Berringer, executive director of the Mason County Historical Society.
    RSVP: To join go to Mason County Historical Society’s or McCreary County Museum’s social media pages on Facebook.
    Deadline Tuesday, April 13th : Google Forms Link: https://forms.gle/x1MkTZsLBPe66o9PA
  • Birthdays : Angela Rickett – Jaycees President