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Leslie Sorrell

Political Strategist

February 19th, 2018 07:55am

Dave welcomes Leslie Sorrell to discuss the government's new way for taxpayers to verify their tax refunds.

Kyle Melinn

Editor of MIRS –

February 19th, 2018 07:16am

Kyle Melinn joins Dave to talk all things state government in Michigan.

Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

February 19th, 2018 07:02am

Simon Owen, live from his Olympics coverage in South Korea, reports on his rare train ride across the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

Robert Caltabiano

Former Secret Service Special Agent and National Security Expert

February 19th, 2018 06:41am

Robert Caltabiano joins Dave to discuss gun violence and the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Dr. Robert Eisenstein


February 19th, 2018 06:33am

Dr. Eisenstein stops by to discuss this year's flu season.

Matt Napolitano

February 19th, 2018 05:54am

FOX News Radio's Matt Napolitano, live from Daytona, reports on the recently completed Daytona 500.

Jon Decker

February 16th, 2018 07:42am

FOX News Radio's Jon Decker, live from the White House, joins Dave to discuss President Trump and D.C.'s ongoing gun control debate.

Patrick Colbeck

State Senator

February 16th, 2018 07:28am

Sen. Patrick Colbeck phones into 1320 WILS to talk about his gubernatorial campaign and voice his reaction to the Florida school shooting.

Andrew Kilpatrick

Department Director of Public Service

February 16th, 2018 07:13am

Dave welcomes Andrew Kilpatrick on the show to discuss when the public can expect some solutions to Lansing's roads and potholes.

Emily Lawler

MLive Reporter

February 16th, 2018 07:09am

Emily Lawler joins Dave to report on yesterday's House Elections and Ethics Committee meeting.

Jordan Goodman

February 16th, 2018 06:39am

Jordan Goodman,"America's Money Answers Man", stops by to discuss the stock market's current state and offer financial advice.

Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.

Editor-In-Chief Of The New York Analysis of Policy & Government

February 16th, 2018 06:33am

Dave welcomes Frank Vernuccio Jr. to discuss the latest on DACA and immigration reform.

Tonya J. Powers

February 16th, 2018 05:14am

FOX News Radio's Tonya Powers stops by to report on a New York school district's decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People Day.

Jaime Dominguez

Political Science Lecturer

February 15th, 2018 07:43am

Jaime Dominguez joins Dave to comment on the ongoing immigration debate in the GOP.

Peter Spadafore

Lansing City Council At-Large Member

February 15th, 2018 07:31am

Peter Spadafore joins Dave to speak on findings in Lansing's Financial Health Team's recent report.

Gary Peters

February 15th, 2018 07:28am

Dave welcomes Senator Gary Peters to discuss his meeting this week with President Trump.

Gretchen Whitmer

February 15th, 2018 07:04am

Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer phones into 1320 WILS to discuss her recent endorsements and thoughts on the MSU administrative changes.

Peter Lucido

February 15th, 2018 06:54am

State Rep. Peter Lucido joins Dave to discuss possible legislative change for police seizure and forfeiture law.

Eben Brown and Catherine Smit-Torrez

February 15th, 2018 06:41am

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown and former Chief of Police Department Catherine Smit-Torrez, both live from Miami, phone into detail the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Simon Owen

February 15th, 2018 05:21am

Dave welcomes FOX News Radio's Simon Owen, live from South Korea, to check in with a Winter Olympics update.

Patrick Dehaan

February 14th, 2018 07:30am

Patrick Dehaan, a senior petroleum analyst at, joins Dave to discuss how and why the lowest gas price in the nation was found in Eaton County this week.

Loretta Powers

February 14th, 2018 07:18am

Loretta Powers stops by for her weekly update of eye-raising headlines from across the state and the nation.

Hondo Carpenter

February 14th, 2018 07:14am's Hondo Carpenter calls Dave to discuss the Spartans' blowout win last night on the court against Minnesota.

Michael Starr Hopkins

Attorney and Democratic Strategist

February 14th, 2018 07:01am

Michael Starr Hopkins joins Dave to discuss Trump's recently proposed budget for the U.S.

Tim Daman

President and CEO of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

February 14th, 2018 06:42am

Dave welcomes Tim Daman to discuss new roads for Lansing and the new Lansing City Council's role in the process.

Brian Wheeler

February 14th, 2018 06:28am

Brian Wheeler, spokesperson for Consumers Energy, phones into 1320 WILS to offer his insight on why some Lansing residents may have noticed a recent spike in billing.

Rachel Sutherland

February 14th, 2018 06:07am

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland joins Dave to discuss current and future Russia-related concerns.

Jon Decker

February 13th, 2018 07:55am

Decker of Fox News Radio discusses President Trump unveils budget and infrastructure plans.

Jim Geyer

February 13th, 2018 07:54am

Meteorologist at T.V. 6 News discusses winter weather updates.

Jonathan Oosting

February 13th, 2018 07:54am

Detroit News Lansing political reporter discusses a campaign to legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana in Michigan is facing opposition from a national group that has fought similar proposals in other states around the country.

Connor Sheehan

February 13th, 2018 07:54am

Sheehan of Fox News Radio discusses more cities and counties prepare to sue big pharma nationwide.

Carol Wood

February 13th, 2018 07:53am

Wood of Lansing City Council at Large discusses the financial health team report and a plowing update.

Simon Owen

February 13th, 2018 07:52am

Owen of Fox News Radio is live from Seoul, South Korea and discusses North Korea's only true hope for a medal competes today... figure skating.

Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

February 13th, 2018 07:33am

Dr. Braccio of Regional Psychological Services in East Lansing discusses worrying what if something happens?

Michael Law

February 12th, 2018 08:07am

Political Analysis, author of "Founders Revolution", and of Fox News Radio discusses House sends massive budget deal to President Trump's desk.

Susan Hiltz

February 12th, 2018 08:07am

Hiltz of AAA Michigan discusses gas prices this week.

Bobby Albert

February 12th, 2018 08:07am

Albert of Fox News Radio discusses news.

Jacob Kanclerz

February 12th, 2018 08:06am

Kanclerz of MIRS news discusses local politics.

Tom Cochran

February 12th, 2018 07:19am

State Rep. Cochran (D-Mason) discusses his bill increasing reward for police tips passes House Committee.

Alex Del Carmen

February 12th, 2018 07:18am

Alex Del Carmen of Fox News Radio discusses news.

Bill Dendy

February 12th, 2018 07:18am

Financial Analyst, Wealth Management Adviser, and of Fox News Radio discusses finance.

Chad Livengood

February 12th, 2018 07:17am

Crains Detroit reporter discusses the latest on push to ditch all of no fault auto insurance in MI.

Ron The Wine Guy

February 9th, 2018 07:45am

Ron The Wine Guy stops by to suggest which wines pair best with some Valentine's Day favorites.

Jon Decker

February 9th, 2018 07:44am

FOX News Radio's Jon Decker, live from the White House, phones into 1320 WILS to discuss the latest on the Nunes memo.

Justin Winslow

February 9th, 2018 07:05am

Dave welcomes Justin Winslow, president and CEO of the Michigan Restaurant Association, to detail 2017's fourth quarter food industry trends.

Prof. Alain Sanders

February 9th, 2018 06:56am

Professor Alain Sanders, political analyst and former senior reporter at TIME Magazine, joins Dave to discuss last night's momentary government shutdown.

Glenn Stevens

February 9th, 2018 06:32am

Dave welcomes Glenn Stevens, Executive Director of MICHauto and VP of Automotive and Mobility Initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber, to preview what's next for automotive makers in Michigan.

Rachel Sutherland

February 9th, 2018 05:40am

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland, live from Washington D.C., joins Dave to detail last night's government shutdown.

Sandra Yancey

February 8th, 2018 07:41am

Sandra Yancey, CEO of, joins Dave to discuss her take on what women have to do to become CEO.

Hondo Carpenter

February 8th, 2018 07:40am's Hondo Carpenter stops by to talk Spartan basketball and what's next for MSU's athletic department.

Paul Egan

February 8th, 2018 06:55am

Paul Egan, Lansing political reporter for Detroit Free Press, joins Dave to discuss Gov. Rick Snyder announcing that the state will end a four-year experiment with privatizing its prison food service.

Timothy Muffitt

February 8th, 2018 06:33am

Dave invites Lansing Symphony Orchestra's Director Tim Muffitt to preview the upcoming concert taking place at the Wharton Center this Saturday night.

Rick Jones

February 8th, 2018 06:26am

State Senator Rick Jones phones into 1320 WILS to detail the Governor's recently announced executive budget.

Simon Owen

February 8th, 2018 05:34am

FOX News Radio's Simon Owen, live from South Korea, joins Dave to talk Winter Olympics - will VP Mike Pence meet with North Koreans?

Penelope Wang

February 7th, 2018 07:49am

Dave welcomes Penelope Wang, Deputy Editor at Consumer Reports, to advise on how to start planning for retirement.

Dennis Lennox

February 7th, 2018 07:29am

Lennox, GOP analyst and strategist, joins Dave to discuss what's next for MSU leadership as well as his lawsuit against Gov. Snyder.

Brent Forsberg

February 7th, 2018 07:28am

Brent Forsberg, of T.A. Forsberg Inc. and Urban Systems, phones into 1320 WILS to talk urban development in Lansing.

Curtis Hertel Jr.

February 7th, 2018 06:58am

State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. joins Dave to discuss the governor's final budget proposal.

Andy Schor

February 7th, 2018 06:41am

Dave welcomes Lansing Mayor Andy Schor to preview his first State of the City Address happening later today.

Mary Lannin

February 7th, 2018 06:25am

Lannin, Chairperson of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, phones into 1320 WILS to preview a new quarter coming out that commemorates Michigan's Pictured Rocks.

Rachel Sutherland

February 7th, 2018 06:13am

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland, live in Washington D.C., joins Dave to discuss the latest in DACA and immigration reform.

Jon Decker

February 6th, 2018 07:49am

Decker of Fox News Radio discusses President Trump on the Nunes memo and Schiff spat.

Jim Hiles

February 6th, 2018 07:48am

Managing partner of First Capital Advisers with offices up and down the Eastern Seaboard discusses the stock market.

Dennis Louney

February 6th, 2018 07:48am

B.W.L. Commissioner and newly appointed to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners to take place of Brian McGrain now with the city of Lansing Economics and Planning Debt discusses this recent news.

Simon Owen

February 6th, 2018 07:16am

Owen of Fox News Radio discusses a preview of the Winter Olympics.

Tonya J. Powers

February 6th, 2018 07:15am

Powers of Fox News Radio discusses Philly post-Super Bowl mayhem.

Andrew Abood

February 6th, 2018 07:15am

Abood of the Abood Law Firm discusses the criminal phase of the Nassar case.

Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

February 6th, 2018 07:14am

Dr. Braccio of Regional Psychological Services in East Lansing discusses wisdom from life experiences.

Neal Cronkite

February 5th, 2018 07:57am

Holt's Washington Woods Middle School teacher discusses strumming science teacher Neal Cronkite rocks a 25,000 Milken Educator Award.

Leslie Sorrell

February 5th, 2018 07:44am

Political Strategist, author of "From Clients to Crooks-An Insider Reveals the Real Washington D.C.", and of Fox News Radio discusses President Trump blasts 'politicized' Justice Department as damning F.B.I. memo to be revealed.

Susan Hiltz

February 5th, 2018 07:44am

Hiltz of AAA Michigan discusses gas prices this week.

John Truscott

February 5th, 2018 07:43am

Republican political consultant in Michigan at Truscott Rossman discusses local politics.

Kyle Melinn

February 5th, 2018 07:43am

Co-owner of MIRS News Service covering all things state government in Michigan and 1320 WILS Political Insider discusses Super Bowl political ads and local politics.

Joe DiSano

February 5th, 2018 07:29am

Political Consultant and owner of DiSano Strategies discusses the eligibility questions that are likely to face Dr. El-Sayed. Does his new York voting and residence preclude his running for Governor of Michigan?

Aria Cochran

February 5th, 2018 07:29am

Advertising Specialist and Marketeer at DHD Films and of Fox News Radio discusses Super Bowl television advertising reactions.

Jared Max

February 5th, 2018 07:27am

Max of Fox News Radio discusses the Super Bowl.

Lauren Rousseau

February 2nd, 2018 07:42am

Professor Lauren Rousseau, WMU-Cooley Law professor and president of the Northwest Wayne Chapter of Families Against Narcotics, joins Rich to speak on the opioid epidemic sweeping Michigan.

Dr. Shahan Chowdhury

February 2nd, 2018 07:33am

Rich welcomes Dr. Shahan Chowdhury, medical expert, to discuss the brutal flu bug currently affecting the country.

Lance Binoniemi

February 2nd, 2018 07:06am

Lance Binoniemi, Vice President of government affairs for the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, explains Gov. Snyder's new proposal looking to increase investments for rebuilding Michigan’s water infrastructure.

Dr. Tammy Newcomb

February 2nd, 2018 07:01am

Dr. Tammy Newcomb, from the Michigan DNR, joins Rich to discuss Gov. Snyder's proposal to block Asian carp from the Great Lakes.

Alan Baum

February 2nd, 2018 06:53am

Alan Baum, of Baum and Associates in West Bloomfield, phones into 1320 WILS to talk Michigan auto sales for the month of January.

Lydia Desnoyers

February 2nd, 2018 06:41am

Lydia Desnoyers, CPA and Tax Specialist, joins Rich to detail the latest batch of tax-related phone scams and the IRS's initiatives to prevent them.

Rachel Sutherland

February 2nd, 2018 06:25am

Rich Herl welcomes FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland, live from Washington, D.C., to discuss the latest on Trump pressing to release the "secret" memo he hopes will undermine the Russia probe.

Rick Jones

February 1st, 2018 07:43am

State Senator Rick Jones joins Rich to defend his praise for newly appointed MSU interim president John Engler and discuss upcoming legislation.

Simon Owen

February 1st, 2018 07:29am

FOX News Radio's Simon Owen, live from London, joins Rich to discuss North and South Korea and their training process for the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Chad Livengood

February 1st, 2018 07:08am

Chad Livengood, senior reporter from Crain’s Detroit Business, phones into 1320 WILS to speak with Rich about the MSU Board of Trustees and their appointment of John Engler as MSU's interim president.

Bob Kittell

February 1st, 2018 07:01am

Bob Kittell, a motivational speaker who specializes in Teens, Smartphones and Depression, joins Rich to discuss smartphones and their effects on teenagers' mental health.

Emily Lawler

February 1st, 2018 06:52am

Emily Lawler, reporter at MLive, joins Rich to discuss the ongoing Eaton County Nassar hearing.

Robert Cahaly

February 1st, 2018 06:46am

Senior Strategist Robert Cahaly joins Rich to review President Trump's State of the Union address.

Aaron Mariasy

February 1st, 2018 06:29am

Rich Herl welcomes Aaron Mariasy, affiliate of MSU College Democrats, to speak on the student reaction to the appointment of John Engler as MSU's interim president.

Nicole Kaeding

January 31st, 2018 07:43am

Nicole Kaeding, from the Tax Foundation, speaks with Rich Herl on the strategies states are using to preserve deductions on high-income taxpayers.

Loretta Powers

January 31st, 2018 07:42am

Dave Akerly checks in with Loretta Powers for their weekly conversation on wacky news headlines from around the nation.

Jon Decker

January 31st, 2018 07:06am

Rich welcomes FOX News Radio's Jon Decker, live from the White House, to review the president's first State of the Union address.

Hondo Carpenter

January 31st, 2018 06:58am's Hondo Carpenter joins Rich Herl to discuss the latest in the Larry Nassar scandal.

Nicole Noll-Williams

January 31st, 2018 06:46am

Nicole Noll-Williams, spokeswoman for Captial Region International Airport, phones into 1320 to discuss American Airlines’ request for federal approval to continue service between Capital Region Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Prof. Alain Sanders

January 31st, 2018 06:33am

Professor Alain Sanders, former TIME magazine contributor and current psychology professor, joins Rich to review the president's State of the Union address.

Rachel Sutherland

January 31st, 2018 06:16am

Rich Herl, filling in for Dave, welcomes FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland, live from Washington, D.C., to discuss President Trump's first State of the Union address.

Tim Snyder

January 30th, 2018 07:43am

Snyder of Fox News Radio discusses news.

Derrick Kinney

January 30th, 2018 07:43am

Private Wealth Adviser and of Fox News Radio discusses survey: 16% of millennials have 100,000 saved up.

Aaron Kall

January 30th, 2018 07:28am

Dean of students and head debate team coach at the University of Michigan discusses his book "The State of the Union Is... Memorable Addresses of the Last Fifty Years". It analyzes these addresses and provides recommendations for President Trump on January 30th.

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