“The Big Show with Leighton Morris” Afternoons 2pm-7pm Mon-Fri
Leighton hails from the land of Robin Hood, James Bond and the Royal Family.
He has always had an interest with radio from an early age. (Some say he was even born wearing headphones)
His career started on the air at the age of 16, at first with his local hospital radio station and then progressing to his hometown media group.
He fronted and hosted their roadshow unit, bring his unique brand of humour, personality and games to thousands of visitors to various shows over the summer season.
Since starting out in the industry Leighton has worked for some of the UK’s biggest commercial radio groups as well as the BBC.
Whilst working for his last station he was named that years Best Morning Show, an accolade he is very proud of.
Leighton has also had worked for radio stations based in Egypt and more recently The Grand Canyon state – Arizona.
Leighton has also appeared as an actor on some of the UK’s popular TV shows.
Something that Leighton doesn’t want you to know is that he was once bitten by a squirrel – and now has a fear of them.
Catch Leighton on weekday afternoons, 2:00-7:00 on the only station with bite – Wolverine Radio.
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Host of “Wolverine Wake-Up” 7a-10a
Mike started out spinning records, yes records, vinyl records at the local roller skating rink at the age of 16. That job started his interest in radio broadcasting and even won a contest on the local Top 40 station at the time, FUN 102, for a scholarship to take broadcasting classes. Mike continued at the roller rink while also starting a Portable DJ business with friends, called “Spinning Discs.” Spinning Discs was very successful getting booked in some instances over a year in advance. That’s where a life long friendship with who we call around here as “Other Mike” and I promise he has a last name. “Other Mike also works with Wolverine Radio.
Mike has worked for many area radio stations including, WFAN (not the one in NY), WORQ, 102.3 THE WAVE, ROCK 102, WNLC/WTYD when they were in New London, and where it all started, WINY in Putnam where Mike claims he learned the craft. To this day, Mike still credits the past and present owners of that station for the time they took to teach me when I was young.
Mike left the broadcasting industry for almost 15 years where he worked in local to mid level Management for 2 very large retail companies, one not so big anymore. Mike is married to his “smokin’ hot wife” Liana, and has enough kids for a small orphanage. He loves music, anyplace there is water, telling the kids that Rhiana is his favorite child (not really true, but it gets their goats), Slot machines way too much, and trying to make a positive impact on the Communities of Griswold, Plainfield, and the Borough of Jewett City. Listen to Mike and Various co-hosts Monday – Friday, 7a-10a on Wolverine Radio
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Wolverine Wake-Up Recurring Co-Host 7AM – 10AM
My name is Alan D. Geer a 69 year old, born and raised in Jewett City, CT. I graduated from the last class out of the Riverside Grammar School, and then attended the Griswold High School, where I quit High School in my Sophomore Year to Join the U.S. Army, where I completed my High School through the G.E. D. program with the U.S. Army. I served in the Republic of Vietnam from 1965 to 1966. On February 1st I was Honorably Discharded from the U.S. Army.
I then started working for the State of Connecticut at the Norwich Hospital working with the Criminally Insane and then transferred to the Whiting Forensic Institute where I continued my career and Retired in October 1990. I also worked for the Jewett City Police Dept until the Department closed in July 1994.
I also was an Volunteer Ambulance Driver and EMT and also Volunteered for 30 plus years as a member of the Jewett City Fire Department.
In December 1972 I married my wife Donna Geer who passed away February 4th 2015, She is sadly missed by myself and her family and friends.
I now am a Connecticut Bondsman, and have been doing so for the past 5 years, and now Iam exploring the career as a Radio Personality working for Wolverine Radio..
Respectfully Alan D. Geer
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Director of Productions
About Other Mike
Being new to radio, I bring a mechanical background with Handyman skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and auto repair. I have 30 years as a Mobile DJ, including designing my own sound systems as a side hobby.
Behind the scenes is where I get the most work done, because I’m not having to answer the questions asked of the front person (yes I am a past business owner).
At present I am a student at Eastern Connecticut State University, working on my Masters in Early Childhood Education. When it comes to learning something new like radio, if I don’t know it I will learn it. In my process of learning I learn from my successes and failures, so if things go wrong I will figure it out or find out how to fix it.
Finally, I am the opposite when it comes to skills than Mike (the boss) so that makes me the other Mike.
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Weekday News Anchor
Phil Michel is one of two members of the Wolverine Radio crew still in high school. It being his senior year, Phil has had the pleasure of enjoying the many experiences his education has provided him thus far.
You might have seen Phil on stage before in one of Griswold High School’s shows. Phil has performed in his high school’s fall dramas and musicals since his freshmen year. He’s played numerous roles, including the flamboyant Lester in Long Island Sound, Terk in Tarzan: The Musical, and Willard in Footloose: The Musical. This year you might have seen him play the Dragon in Chasing Charming.
Every morning at school, Phil does the weather portion of his school’s morning announcements. Although he’s not the greatest meteorologist, he does enjoy delivering the forecast (even when it’s wrong). Phil is secretary of the Griswold High School Chamber Choir, where he sings tenor. He also plays the bass. He plays the electric bass guitar for his school’s steel drum band and double bass for his school’s jazz band, string ensemble, and the Thames Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Phil loves being part of the Wolverine Radio crew. He finds it fun and exciting. Additionally, Phil loves the awesome people he’s met thus far.
Ladies, Phil is single and ready to mingle…If you’re interested in going on a date with him, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hi, I’m Sean Sas. I started with wolverine radio last summer.
I graduated last year from griswold high school, where I played the drums in wind ensemble and band. I’m now attending Three Rivers Community College.
I do the morning show sports report on Wolverine Radio on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and I am the sideline reporter for football. I also do play by play and color commentary for basketball as well.
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Host of “The Connecticut Conversation” 10a-11a Mon-Thu
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My name is Liana Minarsky. Most people call me Li. I’m the proud wife of Wolverine Radio founder Mike Minarsky.
Mike has finally roped me into working with him side-by-side as his Account Executive.
My only experience with this type of work is when i filled in as Marketing Director for a casino I was managing on the tribe’s reservation. I also sold Mary Kay cosmetics many years ago.
I’ve had many jobs and a few careers. I am currently an LPN at Eastern CT Hematology/Oncology in Norwich, CT as a chemotherapy infusion nurse, as well as the infusion pharmacy contact and chemotherapy mixer, the coordinator for continuing nursing education, and the EMR Regimen Administrator.
As you can see, I’m used to wearing many hats! I’ll be working for Wolverine Radio on Fridays until which time I can support a move to full-time at Wolverine Radio; however I’m fully available to help you with your advertising needs by email at all times.
My email is email@example.com
I look forward to being able to assist you in your endeavor to grow your business!