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Today is WMOM's 19th Birthday

Today is a special anniversary here at MOM Radio. It’s our 19th Birthday. WMOM was first heard on September 26th, 1999 in Western Michigan. Our first studio location was at 907 East Ludington. With MOM’s ironwilled determination to develop a new audience, many listeners soon found us and continue to tune in daily.

For the last 14 years, The Stearns Hotel Building has been our home. We’ve been the community leader with unique promotions including the Square Pool, 12 days of Christmas, The Little MOM-sters bash, MOM’s Taxi, Shop With A Cop and over one hundred thousand dollars in prizes and gifts. Our latest innovation is a 24-hour web stream that can be downloaded on your Android or iPhone. We’ve been told by many that this feature is important to hear news and sports when traveling.

WMOM has been the launching pad for many radio and business careers. Several past employees have been heard in larger radio markets like Detroit, Chicago and Minneapolis. And, the station has been recognized as an industry leader. This past spring, WMOM was honored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters as “station of the year”. We thank our many thousands of listeners today and remember “always listen to your MOM”!

Raid on Local Tax and Accounting Office

There was a raid by the FEDs early yesterday in Pere Marquette township. The Mason County Sheriff’s office verifies that a search warrant was served on the Piper Tax and Accounting office. That’s located in the 1900 block of South Pere Marquette Highway. FBI agents, along with Mason County sheriff’s deputies and detectives, were on the scene shortly after 9 a.m. yesterday.

The search warrant is part of an ongoing criminal complaint being investigated by the local authorities. The sheriff’s office asked for assistance from the FBI. The accounting office is also home to the Riverflats Coffee and Tea Company. The FBI has not released any information on this incident. And No arrests were made.

Ludington City Council Meeting 9/25

Ludington City Council had its regularly scheduled meeting yesterday evening. The council approved the hiring of Jared Litwiller of Ludington for the position of city assessor. Litwiller’s contract will be for $43,100 plus any supply expenses and The contract will last until March 31, 2021.

The council also approved a PILOT ordinance with the proposed Depot Apartments that would be at 705 Madison Street. The city has done several of these in the past with the most recent being the “Bowling alley Block.” The Depot apartments would be affordable rent apartments at the corner of southeast Madison and Dowland Streets.

The Council will have its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 8th.

Ludington Orioles Football Week 5

The Orioles are back on the road this week and trying to get back into the win column as they take on the Tigers of Muskegon Heights Public School Academy on Friday evening. If you can't make it down state to Muskegon, then tune in to WMOM 102.7 FM with the kickoff set for 7 p.m.

Listen in as "The Voice of the Orioles", play-by-play man Todd "Scoop" Hansen and his color commentary man, Adam Zelek bring you all of the exciting and hard-hitting action!

The Pre-Game Show begins right around 6:40 p.m. at www.wmom.fm/live with the Western Land Services kickoff set for 7 p.m.

The Orioles are 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the Lakes 8 Conference after falling to Muskegon Catholic last Friday, 34-6. The Tigers are 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the Lakes 8 Conference after losing to Manistee this past week by the score of 46-26.

The Ludington Area Schools/WMOM Oriole Player in the Spotlight will be Calvin Irelan. Calvin wears jersey #8 and is a running back/slot back on offense and strong safety on defense. His interview will air at halftime.

LET'S GO O's and remember folks ... that's Friday night on WMOM 102.7 FM! Always Listen to your Mom!

Ludington Area School District Board of Education Meeting September 17th

The Ludington Area School District Board of Education met yesterday evening. As expected... the board approved the hire of Lindsey Delpiere to teach the second grade at Franklin elementary school. The position was open due to a resignation back in August. Delpiere was at Reed City where she has taught first through third grades, most recently teaching second grade.

The school board accepted the retirement request of Bruce Doggett who has been with the district for 21 years. He is the director of business services and will be leaving at the end of the year.

The board also re-newed the Spectrum Health Sports Medicine Services and MedNow nursing services contract for the next school year.

 

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