Archives: February 2009

February 25th 2009 VIP

We had special guests in the studio  (Left to Right) Barb Sundberg Karen Dishaw Toni Saari who make up VIP. We found out that with more than one musician in the studio means that we need more time to get set up. VIP did a fantastic job and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Anyone wanting to book VIP for a party or gig can call Toni at 486-6125  Barb 486-6415 or Karen at 475-5319      vip3

2/27/09: Munising Bay Fishing Report

Friday was almost as nuts as Thurs….we heard from Scott at Hillside Party Store and Bait Shop in Munising talking about the fishing on Munising Bay for Splake, Lake Trout, Perch, an finally the Smelt have moved in near Sandpoint. Try a small teardrop with a waxworm. Check out the audio in the archive to the right.

We also previewed the Munising 300 snowmobile races and the Big Bay Vintage and Antique Snowmobile Show.

Bluegrass Cut of the Day: JIMMY MARTIN – Pete, The Best Coondog in Tennesee
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: CRAIG REYNOLDS – Rollin In The Hey
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: JOHNNY CASH – Ring of Fire

Tracy Byrd, and a WHOLE LOTTA WINTER!

T-Byrd Himself calls in to Doc and Duck to talk music, hunting, fishing, and lots of… well, stuff!

His first No. 1 single was 1993’s “Holdin’ Heaven”. Byrd finally scored his second No. 1 hit in the fall of 2002, with “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo.” He is also known for covering two 1970s-era hits for country music legend Johnny Paycheck — “Someone to Give My Love To” (1993, Byrd’s second chart hit) and “(Don’t Take Her) She’s All I Got” (1997).

Byrd is an avid outdoorsman. He began fishing with his grandmother, Mavis Vaughn, when he was only three, and she bought him his first shotgun when he was six. His love of those sports has given him the opportunity to host two shows on the Outdoor Channel.

Make sure you tune in to the 8:00 am hour for all things Tracy Byrd!

School Closings for 02/27/2009

  • AuTrain- Onota
  • Arvon Twp
  • Baraga
  • Bark River-Harris
  • Bay College Escanaba Campus
  • Big Bay de Noc
  • Delta Schoolcraft ISD
  • Escanaba & Escanaba Headstart
  • Hannahville
  • Holy Name
  • Ishpeming
  • KBIC Child Development
  • L’Anse
  • Marquette – Alger RESA
  • Manistique Area Schools
  • Manistique- Headstart
  • Marquette
  • Father Marquette
  • Mid-Peninsula
  • Munising
  • Munising Baptist
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Negaunee
  • North Star Academy-Polaris Middle School
  • Portage Township
  • Powell Twp
  • Rapid River & Rapid River Headstart
  • Redeemer Lutheran
  • Stephenson
  • St. Francis
  • Superior Central
  • Wells Twp

School Delays for 02/27/2009

  • Beecher Dunbar-Pembine
  • Breitung Township
  • Carney Nadeau
  • Dickinson Area Catholic
  • Dickinson-Iron Tech
  • Ewen-Trout Creek
  • Goodman-Armstrong Creek
  • Holy Spirit
  • Houghton-Keweenaw County
  • Iron Mountain
  • Niagara
  • North Dickinson
  • Norway-Vulcan

2/26/09: DNR-Bob Doepker- Deer Herd Winter Kill- Portage Lake Fishing Derby

Crazy day….so much going on this coming weekend, such as the Antique Snowmobile Show in Big Bay, Munising 300 Snowmobile Races, and the VFW Fishing Derby on Portage Lake. We also had DNR Wildlife Biologist Bob Doepker visit us and talk about how brutal this winter will be on our U.P. whitetail deer herd. Have a listen to both parts of my interview with Bob Doepker as well as Dan Lloyd from Northwoods Bait in Chassel talking about the fishing tournament on Portage Lake this weekend. Both can be found to the right in the AUDIO ARCHIVE…..

Talk to you tommorow and help spread the word…..Adam

Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Newgrass Revival – Do What You Gotta Do
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Justin Moore – Small Town USA
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Jeannie C. Riley – Harper Valley PTA

2/23/09: Pike and Trout Ice Fishing, DU Banquet

The pike and trout fishing has improved with warmer weather. Also, details on the upcoming DU Banquet. Have a listen in the AUDIO ARCHIVES.

Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Frostbitten Grass – Hungry Hollow, Life Gets In The Way
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Bomshel – Fight Like A Girl
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Charlie Daniels Band – Devil Went Down To Georgia

Congrats Toby!

TOBY KEITH earns the 25th number-one hit of his career this week as “God Love Her” takes the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. As sweet as this milestone may be, Toby says, quote, “They all feel good, but nothing [is] like that first one.”

Toby’s first number-one hit was “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” which was also his debut single. The first time Toby heard that song on the radio, he was on the road with a woman who has since become very famous. Toby says, quote, “Me and SHANIA [TWAIN] were on a bus headed out on our first tour together…and it came on. She jumped up and down. [She] was about to pee her pants, and I was just in shock.” They’ve both come a long way since then, but Toby’s the one still on the road; he’s playing the Houston Rodeo on March 10th.

Redfella’s Pick of the day

Buddy Holly” is a song by Weezer, written by Rivers Cuomo. It was released as the second single from the band’s debut album Weezer (The Blue Album) in 1994. The single was released on what would have been Buddy Holly‘s 58th birthday, had he not been killed in a plane crash along with fellow rock pioneers Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper on February 3, 1959. The lyrics reference the song’s 1950s namesake and actress Mary Tyler Moore. It reached #2 and #34 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, respectively. It also reached #12 in the UK. Rolling Stone ranked “Buddy Holly” #497 in its 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[1] The single was certified gold by the in 2006. [2]


Rivers Cuomo has stated in one of his MySpace blogs from 2006 that he remembers questioning whether or not to include this song on The Blue Album. He almost kept it off the final track list, but encouragement from producer soon changed his mind. Cuomo said that he felt the song was “too cheesy” and didn’t know if the song represented the sound he was going for with the band’s music. Matt Sharp the bassist for the band recalls:

…Ric said we’d be stupid to leave it off the album. We’d come into the studio in the morning and find little pieces of paper with doodles on them: WE WANT BUDDY HOLLY.[3]

Cuomo has since concluded that he is glad that he didn’t change his mind about the song because it is one of his favorite songs to play and sing live. Furthermore, it has proved to be one of Weezer’s most successful singles and a song that is very much enjoyed live.

Weezer – Buddy Holly

Official Day of Fat!

Do you know how Mardi Gras began in the United States?

Mardi Gras arrived in North America as a sedate French Catholic tradition with the Le Moyne brothers, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, in the late 17th century, when King Louis XIV sent the pair to defend France’s claim on the territory of Louisiane, which included what are now the U.S. states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

The expedition, led by Iberville, entered the mouth of the Mississippi River on the evening of March 2, 1699, Lundi Gras, not yet knowing it was the river explored and claimed for France by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle in 1683. The party proceeded upstream to a place on the west bank about 60 miles downriver from where New Orleans is today, where a small tributary emptied into the great river, and made camp. This was on March 3, 1699, Mardi Gras day, so in honor of this holiday, Iberville named the spot Point du Mardi Gras (French: “Mardi Gras Point”) and called the small tributary Bayou Mardi Gras. Bienville went on to found Mobile, Alabama in 1702 as the first capital of French Louisiana. In 1703 French settlers in that city began to celebrate the Mardi Gras tradition. By 1720, Biloxi was made capital of Louisiana. While it had French settlers, Mardi Gras and other customs were celebrated with more fanfare given its new status. In 1723, the capital of French Louisiana was moved to New Orleans, founded in 1718. With the growth of New Orleans as a city and the creolization of different cultures, the varied celebration of Mardi Gras became the event most strongly associated with the city. In more recent times, several U.S. cities without a French Catholic heritage have instituted the celebration of Mardi Gras, which sometimes emerged as grassroots movements.