J & J Broadcasting consists of three radio stations throughout the Western Upper Peninisula of Michigan (WUPY, WKMJ, and WMPL). J & J Broadcasting is owned by Jerry Hackman and Jay Nix. Together with General Manager Ken Waldrop, they have over 60 years of radio experience. Jerry Hackman serves as CEO and has owned radio stations in Ashland, Park Falls, Iron River, as well as Marshfield. Jerry is also active in the day to day financials as well as sales. Jay Nix serves as President and Sales Manager with respective experience in Ashland, Iron River, Park Falls, and Ironwood. Jay also works daily with sales accounts and business clients for all three stations. Ken Waldrop serves as General Manager and works daily with station employees. Ken has had his own morning shows and programming experience in numerous formats in Northern Wisconsin. Your thoughts and ideas are always welcome and we look forward to serving the Greater U.P. with continued quality and dedication. On behalf of the entire broadcasting family and all of us at J & J Broadcasting...
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WUPY 101.1 FM
More commonly known as Y-101, WUPY is a 100,000 watt country station that blends the top music of today with country classics that we grew up listening to. WUPY is home to the legendary Jan Tucker Show (Monday-Friday at 9:00 a.m. EST). Jan has been broadcasting in the Upper Peninsula for over 40 years is a radio personality that can only be described as iconic in the greater Western U.P. WUPY also broadcasts Paul Harvey News and Comment along with Paul Harvey's: The Rest of the Story. In the sports department, you'll find the Michigan State Spartans, the Detroit Lions, and area boy's and girl's high school sports. WUPY is also the home of the nationally recognized Y-101 Deer Hunter's Round-Up. You can learn more or listen to WUPY live onlineÃ‚Â by visiting www.wupy101.com.
WKMJ 93.5 FM
Also known as Mix 93, WKMJ is the voice of the Michigan Tech Huskies and has exclusive rights to all broadcasts of Michigan Tech Sports. WKMJ's studio is located in downtown Hancock, Michigan. The music covers hot tracks from the 80's, 90's and today allowing us to give you the widest variety of the best music. Tune in weekdays mornings and enter the "Dirkside" with none other than the voice of the huskies, Dirk Hembroff. Weekday afternoons take a splash with Fischin to the "Fisch Bowl" and keep up to date with the latest and greatest music along with what's happening in the area.
WMPL 920 AM
WMPL, also located in downtown Hancock, is a station that can be best described with one word...tradition. In 1970, Bob Olsen purchased WMPL which was, at the time, a local and national level talk radio station broadcasting on both AM and FM. The format on the FM side changed numerous times, and eventually settled into what is now the Mix Hot A/C format of the 80's, 90's,and today. The AM side of the current format is known as "The Talk of the Town" with innovative, though provoking, yet traditional broadcasting. In 2006, J & J Broadcasting purchased WMPL along with WKMJ. One of the first programming changes made in keeping with tradition was the return of the Jan Tucker Show to WMPL. Mitch Lake who has been with WMPL since 1972, currently co-hosts the Jan Tucker Show along with hosting the Morning Show, Local News, Sports, and‚ co-hosting the Super Saver Shopping Show with Mary Ann Schulze. Mary Ann has been with WMPL for over 25 years. You can learn more or listen to WMPL live online by visiting www.wmpl920.com.
WJMS 590 AM