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Every morning we do traffic and weather, together on the ones, every 10 minutes to keep you informed of the morning commute and weather that you will encounter before leaving the house.
Sports reports all morning long, at: 15 and: 45 past the hour.
The Wall Street Journal report at: 25 and: 55 past the hour keeps you informed of the latest movement in the financial markets.
We check the headlines twice an hour with full news casts at the beginning of the hour and at: 30 past the hour.
Wake Up with WOOD all week long with West Michigan's Morning News!
Born in Detroit and began my career in 1966 in the mailroom at CKLW, a 50 thousand watt flamethrower that cranked out the top 40 hits of the day. After a number of stops around the country, I landed at WOOD in 1981 and started hosting the morning show in "89".
I did spend a couple of years in the U.P early in my career and that's where I met my wife Laurie. She's a Respiratory Therapist. We have 2 sons, Michael and Patrick along with 2 grandkid's, Alison and Kyle and a spoiled dog (rat and jack) named Calvin.
When not working we enjoy eating out with friends, good wine and travel to anyplace that's warm,especially in the winter
WOOD is one of America's great radio stations ...even though my day starts at 3am... it's still a blast after all these years to come to work.
If you're listening Monday through Friday to West Michigan's Morning News, you'll learn more about me that you ever wanted to know!
The contest will run for 6 weeks. (4/8-5/17)
Contesting begins Monday, April 8th and continues weekdays only through May 17th, 2013.
$1,000 cash prizes will be awarded up to ten times each weekday.
Be sure to set your radio or iHeartradio app to listen to NEWSRADIO WOOD 1300 AM & 106.9 FM, every weekday morning between 5-9am EST. Gary Allen & Steve Kelly will annouce the specific times that the cue to text announcement will be played on that day.
Each $1000 winner will be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE, $50,000.00!
CUE TO TEXT TIMES-
From 4/8-5/17, the cue to text announcement will air on WOOD Radio in these hours: 8am, 1pm, and 6pm EST.
From 4/22-5/3, the cue to text announcement will air on WOOD Radio in these hours: 8am, 11a, 1pm, and 6pm EST
FINAL 2 WEEKS TO PLAY: From 5/6 through 5/17, the cue to text announcement will play on WOOD Radio in these hours: 8am, 9am, 11a, 1pm, 3pm, and 6pm EST
(Prize Specifics: $50,000 USD Cash Prize (Up To $50,000 for one (1) Bonus Prizewinner) (open to winners of a qualifying contest during the qualifying time of 4/8/13-5/17/13)
Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older, or the age of majority in your state of residence (whichever is older), as of the date of participation.
Prize provided by: Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc. Prize is a one-time cash payout of up to $50,000. (All taxes are sole responsibility of winner)
Remember: this is a text-to-win contest. When you hear the Cue To Text and Corresponding KEYWORD, text that keyword to 36-500. Again, the # to text the key word is 36-500.
The "Cue To Text" audio cues will play at the specified times each day on WOOD Radio(1300 AM & 106.9 FM) so that you as our listener, can set reliable appointment times.
Did You Miss the Keyword? Call us in the studio at 616-774-2424 and we will gladly tell you what it is.
Don't have a cell phone to text with? Enter the contest keyword here: http://ultimatecontest.pop2life.com/wood-am.
The full contest details & official rules are available HERE.