“The Big Show with Leighton Morris” Afternoons M-F 2–7 PM
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. 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 Discharged 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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Host of the PMS Show (Phil Michel Show), M-F 12p-2p
If you’ve ever tuned into Wolverine Radio, you’ve likely heard the voice of Phil Michel. Phil works as a news anchor for the station, providing listeners with local and state stories heard every hour. He also serves as a DJ for a few hours on weekdays for the “Phil Michel Show” (cleverly abbreviated to “PMS”).
Phil also works with Griswold Youth Family and Services (or GYFS). From fall to summer you may find him at the Griswold Youth Center. In the summer, he traditionally works as a counselor for GYFS’ Summer Rec Program. You might also notice him at town events, as he is employed by Griswold’s Parks and Recreation Department (GYFS’s spiritual cousin).
Outside of his vocational life, Phil is a college student, currently studying at Three Rivers Community College. He hopes to acquire an Associate’s Degree before transferring to a second school.
Phil is currently in the midst of a cinematic quest, searching for great movies. Consequently, he frequents the local theater, bearing pencils and a notepad, to check out new movies. If he isn’t interested in seeing anything playing in the theater, he picks one from his personal collection, which includes an ever-expanding section of movies he has yet to see.
In addition to watching movies, Phil enjoys reading, listening to music, and thinking. As for the latter, subjects vary from ideas for artistic works to existential questions. He also enjoys a few particular video games.
Though reading about Phil is certainly insightful, you ought to listen to him as well. Tune in to Wolverine Radio to hear Phil and other friends on air!
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Wolverine Radio Sports
Sean is one of the three youngest guys at Wolverine Radio.
Sean Graduated in 2016 from Griswold High School and is in his second year at Three Rivers Community College. At Griswold he was a part of the Band playing the Drums and part of the Track and Field team.
At Wolverine Radio Sean does multiple things from sports to Dj gigs. He is the Sideline reporter for football, Color Commentary for basketball and occasionally baseballl/softball. He is also on the Morning Show on Tuesday’s and Thursdays.
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Host of “The Connecticut Conversation” 10a-12a Mon-Thu
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“Part Time On Air Personality”
Paul Lach is one of the old guys at Wolverine radio.
At 74 is semi-retired from Eversource where he held the position of an Information Technology Product Manager.
Lives in Griswold with his wife Gini and their felines pets. Is a member of the Griswold Health and Safety Committee, the Economic Development commission and the Creative Arts and Culture Committee.
Has a passion for muscle cars and can be seen driving around Griswold in his Chevelle or Dodge challenger.
Started at Wolverine Radio a year ago, on the Friday morning show, proving Lach facts, stump the chump and Lashing out about things that ticks him off.
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