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ON AIR - WEEKDAY PROGRAMMING

The Early Bird Show with Ernie Fox, Presented by:
6 -10am Weekdays 
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Some people call me the Space Cowboy…some call me the Gangster of Love. Nobody’s ever called me Maurice; but I have spoken with the pompatous of love.  People talk about me…in fact at the SavALot they refer to me as “Banana Man”.

I’ve lived in Chicago, Phoenix, Detroit/Metro,  Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and traveled around the US and Canada. In fact I was up with the sun, gone with the wind; leaving my home, leaving my friends, running when things got too crazy.  I think it’s gonna be a long, long time til touchdown brings me round and then they’ll find I’m not the man they think I was at home.

My momma told me when I was young “Oh take your time don’t live too fast and be a simple kind of man”.  So I guess when all is said and done sometimes I'm right and I can be wrong
and so on and so on and Scooby-dooby-dooby; I am everyday people. So baby, if you ever wonder…wonder whatever became of me…I’m living on the air in Alpena…Alpena WZTK.  THE BIRD!

PS:  BOOGER! (Thank you Dr. Johnny Fever)

Middays with Freddi Sparxx, presented by: 
10am -2pm Weekdays 
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Born in northern Michigan, raised in south Florida, Freddi returned to the Alpena area where he and his wife, Roxanne, raise their 3 children.

As a professional musician, he's toured the country , and has been signed to multiple record labels.

Catch him middays, Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm  

Afternoons with Rich Nadeau, presented by: 
2pm -7pm Weekdays 
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Rich was born and raised in the downriver area. Zug Island was his playground. At the age of 7 his parents told him he was adopted. He said he always suspected and asked if he could meet my real parents. They said, "we are your real parents, your new ones will be here in 5 minutes to pick you up". Some of his best childhood memories are cruising down to Sterling State Park in his Dad’s 1965 Chevy Biscayne while listening to Honey Radio. The Bird is a dream come true for him. This IS HIS MUSIC!

He moved to Northern Michigan about 30 years ago and never looked back. He has 3 children and 6 grandchildren. He and his wife and currently live in their dream home with our 2 fur babies Bella and Anna. He looks forward to many years of playing good time oldies and hopes you will join him from 2 til 7 Monday thru Friday.

Saturday Mornings w/ Mike Dodson, presented by:  
 
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Born in Japan and moved to the US/Michigan at 5 years old.  Grew up in Ferndale, MI [suburb of Detroit]-graduated from FHS.  Went on and received a BS from West Point and served 5 years active duty as a commissioned officer/attack helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY.  Transitioned to a civilian career in 1988-and embarked on a successful career in Pharmaceutical Sales with Pfizer and Sunovion.  Along the way I married my dear wife Lisa and we raised 4 wonderful children [Paul, Kyle, Connor & Sydney]. I’ve traveled extensively throughout the world to include Russia, England and Germany.   I’m a pet lover-we currently have 2 dogs & 6 cats.  I live on Hubbard Lake where I enjoy boating & jet-skiing.  I like to stay fit though core exercises & running.  In addition I love to go to live shows and music festivals and dabble with the electric bass. I also volunteer and walk dogs at the Alcona County Humane Society [try for weekly].   I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life and my new part time DJ gig on Saturdays with The Bird. 

Saturday Afternoons w/ Cristi Johnson, presented by:
 
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You can blame Cristi's affinity for Motown & Funk on her Metro Detroit roots. She got her start in radio at the age of 15 at WPHS in Warren, Michigan and from there made career stops in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids while attending school at Western Michigan University. Radio had her traveling to a few more radio posts in Fort Wayne Indiana, Lexington Kentucky, Cleveland Ohio and Sacramento California, after which she hung up her headphones for almost 9 years before joining Oldies 105.7 The Bird. She recalls her first impressions of the station and thinking to herself "This station is SO fun to listen to! The only thing they are missing is a strong feminine presence." Being a natural problem solver, she raised her hand to join the crew. Actually, it was more like a fist pump. A really enthusiastic fist pump!

 

Off the air Cristi is the owner of SkellaFiT Personal Training Studio in Downtown Alpena, sits on the Board of Directors for Alpena's Downtown Development Agency and in 2016 she founded the Shipwreck Alley Rollers, Alpena's roller derby team.

JETT - The Bird Mascot!
 
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When you see JETT around northern Michigan you know there's a good time near by! Don't be shy, stop by and say hi! 

JETT is brought to us by HPC Credit Union!

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