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Ron The Wine Guy

February 23rd, 2018 07:34am

Ron the Wine Guy stops with new information in hopes to answer the question - can drinking a small amount of alcohol daily lead to a longer life?

Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

February 23rd, 2018 07:25am

Jon Decker, live from the White House, reports on the latest regarding President Trump's plan for gun control policy.

Dennis Lennox

Political Strategist

February 23rd, 2018 07:05am

Dennis Lennox, live from the 2018 CPAC, joins Dave to report on the first day of the annual conference for conservative political activists.

Tony Vernaci

President & Founder of the Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan

February 23rd, 2018 06:54am

Tony Vernaci stops by to debrief listeners on the recent Aerospace Industry Summit in Detroit and discuss the future of aerospace in Michigan.

Roger Curtis

Director of Talent and Economic Development (MI)

February 23rd, 2018 06:41am

Roger Curtis discusses the creation of a "Marshall Plan" in Michigan aimed to benefit public education.

Andy Schor

Mayor of Lansing

February 23rd, 2018 06:26am

Mayor Andy Schor stops by to update all things Lansing flood.

Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

February 23rd, 2018 06:00am

Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. joins Dave to discuss the latest on flooding damage in his district and what sort of aid the state may be employing.

Dr. Cortney Baker

Doctor & Author

February 22nd, 2018 07:46am

Dr. Cortney Baker talks gender equality in the workplace and the best time to ask for a raise.

Nicolee Ambrose

Political Analyst

February 22nd, 2018 07:28am

Dave welcomes Nicolee Ambrose to discuss controversies surrounding the White House and President Trump's tweets.

William Strauss

Senior Economic Advisor of Chicago's Federal Reserve

February 22nd, 2018 07:04am

William Strauss stops by to update listeners with the state's retail sales report for the month of January.

Emily Taylor

Gun Law Specialist

February 22nd, 2018 06:54am

Emily Taylor discusses her take on new gun regulations being suggested by President Trump.

Andrew Kilpatrick

Public Service Director (Lansing)

February 22nd, 2018 06:40am

Updates listeners on the flooding evacuation request and road closures.

Todd Starnes

Fox News Radio

February 22nd, 2018 06:28am

Radio Host Todd Starnes phones into 1320 WILS to speak on the passing of Billy Graham.

Sam Singh

House Democratic Leader

February 22nd, 2018 06:05am

Sam Singh joins Dave to discuss the 175 million recently allotted for Michigan's roads.

Lydia Desnoyers


February 21st, 2018 07:56am

Lydia Desnoyers stops by to discuss concerns for the current state of elderly care.

Wendy Patrick


February 21st, 2018 07:55am

Wendy Patrick stops by for her weekly chat on all things legal.

Jesse Byrnes

Associate Editor at

February 21st, 2018 07:46am

Byrnes talks the latest on President Trump and the ongoing Russia investigation.

Antjuan Seawright

President and CEO of Blueprint Strategy

February 21st, 2018 07:42am

Antjuan Seawright discusses the extent of the scrutiny currently facing the FBI.

Jared Maples

National Weather Service Meteorologist

February 21st, 2018 07:37am

Jared Maples updates listeners on the floods and extreme rainfall affecting the greater Lansing area.

Sean Campbell

February 21st, 2018 07:27am

Former Spartan, Sean Campbell, revealed as the previously anonymous author of the rebuttal to ESPN's report on Izzo and Dantanio; he joins Dave to talk about the article.

Dennis Lennox

Political Strategist

February 21st, 2018 07:19am

Live from D.C., Dennis Lennox joins Dave to discuss the CPAC conference.

Charles Leehrsen Part 2

February 20th, 2018 08:09am

We continue talking more about Ty Cobb with Charles Leehrsen in part 2 of this interview.

Charles Leehrsen Part 1

February 20th, 2018 08:08am

Author of the book "Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty" discusses his book.

Bob Sweeney

February 20th, 2018 07:43am

Secretary for the Macinac Bridge Authority discusses the annual Labor Day walk across Mackinac Bridge will now start in both Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, a change approved by the Mackinac Bridge Authority.

Rick Jones

February 20th, 2018 07:42am

State Senator (Grand Ledge) discusses the recent school shooting tragedy.

Hondo Carpenter

February 20th, 2018 07:42am

Carpenter of discusses M.S.U. versus Illinois.

Jon Decker

February 20th, 2018 07:41am

Decker of Fox News Radio discusses President Trump supports gun background checks.

Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

February 20th, 2018 07:40am

Dr. John Braccio of Regional Psychological Services in East Lansing discusses psychology.

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.

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