Live and Lansing every morning, Fox News every half hour, this is Lansing's More Compelling Talk Radio 1320 WILS


Mike Austin

Mike Austin began his broadcasting career while still in High School....A LONG TIME AGO! over the past 40+ years, Mike has hosted shows in Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Indiana, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Michigan! Mike is also a dad with 6 grown children, 3 grand children and ,while he IS a native of Illinois (please don't hold that against him), Mike's wife, Lisa is a Michigander. Mike and his family moved back here, to Michigan, in 2018 to help with the care of Lisa's parents. Mike is also a voice actor having created voice works for Walmart, Harley Davidson, and lots of other well known brands as well as appearing in various TV projects (he is the voice of the Stanley Steemer commercials). Mike is also the host of a syndicated feature and podcast about fatherhood called: Radio Dad with Mike Austin (

On-Air Schedule

Monday 06:00am - 09:00am 1320 WILS Morning Wake Up
Tuesday 06:00am - 09:00am 1320 WILS Morning Wake Up
Wednesday 06:00am - 09:00am 1320 WILS Morning Wake Up
Thursday 06:00am - 09:00am 1320 WILS Morning Wake Up
Friday 06:00am - 09:00am 1320 WILS Morning Wake Up

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck, one of America's leading multi-media personalities, is the founder and owner of TheBlaze, a 24/7 news, information and opinion network that is available on television and online. attracts over 35 million unique visitors per month. Beck’s quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality have made The Glenn Beck Program the third highest rated radio program in America and his unique blend of modern-day storytelling and insightful views on current events allowed him to achieve the extraordinary feat of having #1 New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. Beck also hosts acclaimed live-events, oversees the fashion brand 1791 and is the publisher of He previously hosted a phenomenally successful show on Fox News and CNN's Headline News.

While Beck entered the media world as a DJ at the tender age of 13, everything changed when he found a new vision of his career - talk radio. In 2002, he launched The Glenn Beck Program on just 47 stations with the mission to make listeners "feel goodness from my show and accept me for who I am, flaws and all." Nothing has been the same since.

Today, just a few years later, he owns his own television network, his radio show can be heard across the country on nearly 500 stations, his books reach the top of bestseller lists and he travels across the country performing his live stage show to sold-out audiences. Across all of these mediums, Beck connects with his fans in a whole new way, inspiring and entertaining them with his humor, hard-hitting interviews and honest tales about his life.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 09:00am - 12:00pm The Glenn Beck Program
Tuesday 09:00am - 12:00pm The Glenn Beck Program
Wednesday 09:00am - 12:00pm The Glenn Beck Program
Thursday 09:00am - 12:00pm The Glenn Beck Program
Friday 09:00am - 12:00pm The Glenn Beck Program
Saturday 12:00pm - 03:00pm The Glenn Beck Program

Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager is one of America’s most respected radio talk show hosts. He has been broadcasting on radio in Los Angeles since 1982. His popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999 and airs live, Monday through Friday, Noon-3pm (Eastern Time) from his home station, KRLA. Widely sought after by television shows for his opinions, he’s appeared on Larry King Live, Hardball, Hannity & Colmes, CBS Evening News, The Today Show and many others.

Prager is a Renaissance man with an uncanny ability to discuss a wide range of topics. His opinions on human relationships, child rearing, and the cultural divide are as fascinating as his views on religion, international relations, and morality.

Fiercely independent, Prager’s opinions, intellect, and integrity have influenced millions of lives through books, lectures, and broadcasts. The Los Angeles Times said, “Dennis Prager is an amazingly gifted man and moralist whose mission in life has been crystallized: to get people obsessed with what’s right and wrong.” Dennis Prager’s most recent book, Happiness Is a Serious Problem, became a Los Angeles Times best seller immediately upon publication.

Prager was a Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, where he did graduate work at the Middle East and Russian Institutes. He has taught Russian and Jewish history at Brooklyn College; and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the U.S. Delegation to the Vienna Review Conference on the Helsinki Accords. He holds an honorary doctorate of laws from Pepperdine University.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 12:00pm - 02:00pm The Dennis Prager Show
Tuesday 12:00pm - 02:00pm The Dennis Prager Show
Wednesday 12:00pm - 02:00pm The Dennis Prager Show
Thursday 12:00pm - 02:00pm The Dennis Prager Show
Friday 12:00pm - 02:00pm The Dennis Prager Show
Saturday 06:00pm - 09:00pm The Dennis Prager Show

Charlie Kirk

Charlie Kirk is the next big thing in conservative Talkradio, now hosting a daily radio show on the Salem Radio Network, called The Charlie Kirk Show. The radio show can be heard on great Talkradio stations all over the country. He also airs a daily podcast of the same name, that has become one of the top 10 news shows on Apple New Podcast rankings.

Charlie Kirk is the Founder and President of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets and limited government. With a presence on over 2,000 high school and college campuses nationwide, 250,000 student members, and over 150 full-time staff, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing conservative youth activist organization in the country. At just 26-years-old, Charlie has appeared on CNBC, Fox News and FOX Business News over 600 times, is an editor-at-large at Newsweek, and whose writings are often published on Fox News, The Hill, The Washington Times, Breitbart, and Daily Caller. He was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” list and was also the youngest speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention. He’s the author of three books including the #1 Amazon and New York Times bestseller, The MAGA Doctrine: The Only Ideas that Will Win the Future from Broadside Books, an imprint of Harper Collins.

Charlie is also the chairman of Students for Trump, which aims to activate one million new college voters through its more than 350 chapters present on campuses in battleground states in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election. In 2019, Charlie was granted an honorary doctorate from Liberty University citing his exceptional leadership and energetic voice for conservatives. Later that year, Charlie teamed up with Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell Jr. to cofound The Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty, a Christian think tank working to expand religious liberty and advance conservative principles in the public sphere. His social media reaches over 100 million people per month and according to Axios he is one of the “top 10 most engaged” Twitter handles in the world behind only PresidentTrump among conservatives. Charlie is the host of “The Charlie Kirk Show” podcast where Charlie delivers in-depth political and cultural analysis alongside his signature campus activism and interviews with some of the most influential people of our time.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 02:00pm - 03:00pm The Charlie Kirk Show
Tuesday 02:00pm - 03:00pm The Charlie Kirk Show
Wednesday 02:00pm - 03:00pm The Charlie Kirk Show
Thursday 02:00pm - 03:00pm The Charlie Kirk Show
Friday 02:00pm - 03:00pm The Charlie Kirk Show

Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity is a multimedia superstar, spending four hours a day, every day, reaching out to millions of Americans on radio, television and the internet.

Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, The Sean Hannity Show has more than 570 affiliates nationwide. Heard by 14 million loyal listeners each week, Hannity is the second most-listened-to talk show host in America, according to Talkers magazine. Hannity has been the recipient of two Marconi Awards for “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year,” and is a three-time consecutive winner of the Radio & Records “National Talk Show Host of The Year” award. He was inducted in the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2017

Hannity is an accomplished author with three #1 best-selling books. His first book, “Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism,” rode the New York Times Best-Sellers list for a remarkable 17 weeks. His follow-up, “Deliver Us From Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism,” debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best-Sellers list and held strong for five consecutive weeks. In similar fashion, “Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda” was released in 2010 and it quickly took the #1 spot.
Hannity has the unique ability to reach out and connect with his audience, proven during his highly successful “Hannitization of America Tour,” which brought hundreds of thousands of like-minded Americans together. He has visited markets big and small from coast to coast since the tour began in 2001.

In 2003, Hannity launched the “Freedom Concerts” to raise awareness and funds for The Freedom Alliance, a charity which provides scholarships to children of slain U.S. military personnel. The 2009 Freedom Concert series was a huge success attended by over 80,000 people in eight major U.S. cities: Atlanta, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Jackson, New Jersey.

A gutsy talk-show host who always lands on the “right side” of the issues, Hannity is the host of FOX News Channel’s Hannity, which airs weeknights from 9 to 10 p.m. ET. Hannity, who joined the network in 1996, offers a mix of news, commentary, guest interviews and more on the program each night. Prior to the launch of Hannity, he was co-host of the #1 prime-time cable news debate show, Hannity & Colmes, for over 10 years, in addition to hosting #1 weekend program Hannity’s America, both airing on the network.

Hannity’s energy, charisma, Reagan conservatism scores high points with audience and critics alike as he continues to be one of the hottest commodities in media.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show
Tuesday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show
Wednesday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show
Thursday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show
Friday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show
Saturday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show

Lars Larson

“Lars got his start in radio at age 16 spinning records (remember 45s?) and reading news, sports and weather (twice an hour) on KTIL (The Mighty 1590) from a little cinderblock building on the edge of a cow pasture in Tillamook, Oregon.

37 years later, he’s only moved 75 miles east to Portland and light years to “the Right”. Emmy and Peabody award winner Lars Larson brings nearly four decades of experience as a radio and television journalist to the microphone for six hours of the best conversation in talk journalism. Six hours of daily prep keep The Lars Larson Show on top of the news and top-of-mind for listeners across the country.

Along the way, Lars has worked for more than a dozen radio stations and five television stations. Today, Lars holds down the fort from 12pm – 4pm PST on the Radio Northwest Network’s flagship station FM News 101 KXL. His local talk show airs on eighteen stations in the Pacific Northwest (and earns him the biggest local talk radio audience in the region). The national Lars Larson Show (syndicated by Compass Media Networks) launched on September 1, 2003 with 105 stations and grew nearly 50% in the first four months. After 10 years, the show continues to grow and Lars currently has multi-year contracts with both Compass Media Networks and Alpha Broadcasting.

Much to his wife Tina’s delight, Lars has picked up more than 70 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional journalists, the National Press Club (as well as the Emmy’s and a Peabody) for his reporting and documentaries.

He’s a weekly guest on America Live with Megyn Kelly on Fox News, and has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor”, “Larry King”, “Scarborough Country”, “Fox and Friends,” BBC radio and countless local radio shows around the United States. Lars can also be seen doing his weekly commentary for News Channel 8, the NBC affiliate in Portland.

When the microphone and TV cameras are off, Tina and Lars travel around the northwest with their two Scotty dogs Bordie and Merlo. They enjoy life on an acre and a half in Vancouver where Tina’s summertime gardens produce more than the family can eat.

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 10:00pm - 12:00am The Lars Larson Show
Monday 12:00am - 01:00am The Lars Larson Show
Monday 06:00pm - 09:00pm The Lars Larson Show
Tuesday 06:00pm - 09:00pm The Lars Larson Show
Wednesday 06:00pm - 09:00pm The Lars Larson Show
Thursday 06:00pm - 09:00pm The Lars Larson Show
Friday 06:00pm - 09:00pm The Lars Larson Show

Ben Shapiro

The Ben Shapiro Show connects listeners with the news they need to know in the fastest-moving daily program in America. A voice for conservative millennials, Shapiro covers America’s most powerful political personalities, brutally breaks down the culture, and never gives an inch!

On-Air Schedule

Monday 09:00pm - 10:00pm The Ben Shapiro Show
Tuesday 09:00pm - 10:00pm The Ben Shapiro Show
Wednesday 09:00pm - 10:00pm The Ben Shapiro Show
Thursday 09:00pm - 10:00pm The Ben Shapiro Show
Friday 09:00pm - 10:00pm The Ben Shapiro Show
Saturday 09:00pm - 12:00am The Ben Shapiro Show

Rich Valdes

It’s new talk for a new generation, introducing Rich Valdés America at Night! Rich brings late night radio alive with the perfect blend of news, entertainment, interesting interviews, pop culture and insight.

It’s America’s new nighttime town hall, celebrating America’s success and helping plot the right path forward. We talk with politicians, influencers, entertainers, and ordinary Americans from all walks of life. And then, it’s “Open Phone America,” your turn to chime in on the discussion with your own thoughts and ideas.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 10:00pm - 12:00am America at Night
Tuesday 12:00am - 01:00am America at Night
Tuesday 10:00pm - 12:00am America at Night
Wednesday 12:00am - 01:00am America at Night
Wednesday 10:00pm - 12:00am America at Night
Thursday 12:00am - 01:00am America at Night
Thursday 10:00pm - 12:00am America at Night
Friday 12:00am - 01:00am America at Night
Friday 10:00pm - 12:00am America at Night
Saturday 12:00am - 01:00am America at Night

George Noory

George Noory, host of the nationally syndicated program, Coast to Coast AM, says if he weren’t a national radio talk show host he’d be in politics. Heard by millions of listeners, Coast To Coast AM airs on nearly 620 stations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Guam.

While hosting The Nighthawk, a wildly successful, late-night program on KTRS in St. Louis, Noory was recruited by Premiere Radio Networks to guest host on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell. He became the permanent host of the phenomenally successful over-night program on January 1, 2003, following Bell’s retirement. Since then, Noory’s audience has continued to grow.

Noory captivates program listeners with his discussions of paranormal phenomena, time travel, alien abductions, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. He is driven, he has said, by the desire to solve the great mysteries of our time. From his first days as a radio broadcaster he says, “I’ve wanted to cover stories that the mainstream media never touch—the unusual, the paranormal and things like that. I learned that broadcast was the best business for exploring these issues, and I’ve been doing it for 33 years.”

He dates his interest in these matters to a book by Walter Sullivan, We Are Not Alone, that his mother gave him when he was 13. He was hooked.

Prior to his late-night show on KTRS, Noory had an extensive broadcast career. He started in radio at WCAR-AM in Detroit where his first-ever interview was with nuclear physicist and UFO expert Stanton Friedman. From 1974-1978, he served as news producer and executive news producer at WJBK-TV. At age 28, he became the youngest major market news director in the country at KMSP-TV in Minneapolis.

Noory was also the director of news planning and development at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, was news director at KSDK-TV in St. Louis and the recipient of three Emmy Awards while a news executive.

Noory released his first book in 2006. "Worker In The Light: Unlock Your Five Senses And Liberate Your Limitless Potential," co-written by best-selling author William J. Birnes, is Noory’s revolutionary guide to spiritual enlightenment, human empowerment, ultimate productivity and absolute happiness. Noory and Birnes co-authored a follow up in 2009 entitled Journey to the Light, in which they present amazing first-hand accounts of how ordinary people changed their own lives, transcended their doubts and fears, and unlocked the secrets to their spiritual growth. In October 2011, Noory released his third book, Talking To The Dead. Co-written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural, the book explores the colorful history and personalities behind spirit communications, weaving together spirituality, metaphysics, science and technology. Noory, along with Richard Belzer and David Wayne, released "Someone is Hiding Something: What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?" in February 2015. Scrutinizing the theories the media and politicians claim are the "most likely" reasons the plane crashed, they argue that if a year after a huge Boeing 777 has gone missing, and there’s still no sign of it whatsoever, it’s time to think outside the box.

In December 2012, GAIAM TV launched "Beyond Belief with George Noory," a new TV show exploring the unknown and mysteries of the universe. The one-hour, weekly series features Noory’s informative, investigative and dynamic conversations, as well as some of his favorite guests from the radio program. Taped at GAIAM studios in Boulder, Colo., Beyond Belief with George Noory is available exclusively at Noory has also appeared on the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, SYFY, The Larry King Show and numerous others.

He was born, raised and educated in Detroit. He has three children and six grandchildren. He served nine years in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast Weekends
Monday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Tuesday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Wednesday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Thursday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Friday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Saturday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast Weekends

John Trout

America starts the day with America in the Morning, Westwood One’s award-winning radio news magazine, because news doesn’t stop when you’re sleeping. America in the Morning offers up-to-the-minute news reporting from around the country and across the globe, with the latest overnight developments in breaking news, politics, entertainment, business and weather, delivered first thing in the morning.

Program host John Trout and his staff of correspondents provide a fast paced look at the world, with specialized reports from where news happens. America in the Morning goes in-depth with analysis of critical events, and searches out stories of everyday life, with Jim Bohannon’s daily “The Offbeat.”

Business reports from CNBC will keep you updated on the markets, America in the Morning sports experts will have late night scores, and AccuWeather provides the latest on America’s weather, with storm warnings, weather patterns and state of the art forecasts.

Trout, a seasoned radio and television broadcaster, has worked in a wide-range of capacities within the radio industry, including on-air host, newscaster, sales manager, and program director. He’s a two time recipient of the Achievement in Radio award. He began his career at his high school radio station, WJVS, in Sharonville, Ohio. By age 21 he was hosting a Top-40 morning radio show in Evansville, Indiana on WSTO-FM. His radio stops include Indianapolis, Virginia Beach, Pittsburgh, PA and Washington DC. Trout is a graduate of the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program and has worked as a television meteorologist at WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland. During his tenure at WBOC-TV, he also hosted the popular “Proud to Serve” segment, a nightly news feature utilizing the station’s helicopter, “Chopper 16,” to highlight the unique charm and history of area communities. Trout is a licensed private pilot and has successfully soloed in a Cessna 152.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 05:00am - 06:00am America in the Morning
Tuesday 05:00am - 06:00am America in the Morning
Wednesday 05:00am - 06:00am America in the Morning
Thursday 05:00am - 06:00am America in the Morning
Friday 05:00am - 06:00am America in the Morning
Saturday 06:00am - 06:30am America in the Morning

Eric Goranson

Eric is a Certified Kitchen Designer with the National Kitchen and Bath Association for over 20 years and has been designing since 1993. Nationally recognized as “Eric G®”, he is a syndicated 10-year home improvement radio talk show host. Eric talks with homeowners and contractors about remodeling and new construction techniques every week. He is also a national podcaster and is now heard internationally and with about half of the listening audience being from the building trade. His shows draw great support from the contracting community. Eric also hosts the Around the House “Pro Insider” podcast that is for the residential building and remodeling professionals. Eric has managed everything from home builders, design firms, to custom cabinet shops and has been involved in thousands of projects being constructed or remodeled. Eric also consults with national brands on product design and industry trends, with companies such as Baldwin Hardware, Kraft Maid Cabinetry, and many more. From opening keynote addresses to hands on training seminars, Eric uses his communications skills to inspire and educate the people that are attending his events. Eric is a design and home technology speaker at national construction and remodeling events such as the Northeastern Retail Lumber Associations Lumber and Building Materials Expo, National Kitchen and Bath, Association’s Voices from The Industry, and for the National Association of Home Builders. Eric was a Kitchen and Bath Design News: Top 50 Innovator for 2019 and served on the Baldwin Hardware Design Council: 2017-2019. He enjoys home renovation projects and used to play the bass in Seattle rock bands.

On-Air Schedule

Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm Around the House

Gordon Deal

Gordon's understanding of what listeners need to know and the questions they'd like answered are a perfect match for the morning show. Before taking the helm at The Wall Street Journal This Morning in November 2005, Gordon was well-known to New York City radio listeners, having worked at both WINS-AM and WCBS-AM where he honed his writing skills and developed his distinctive on-air reporting style. He also served as a New York City bureau chief for Metro Networks where his reports aired on WOR-AM and WABC-AM. Gordon began his career in radio as a play-by-play sports announcer for Rutgers University, his alma mater. He also finds time to work as the Public Address announcer for New York Giants football and Army football. His hobbies include fishing, whitewater rafting, and coaching soccer. He lives with his wife Kelly and their two children in central New Jersey.

On-Air Schedule

Saturday 05:00am - 06:00am This Morning - America's First News

Stephen Gasque

Stephen Gasque is an experienced real estate professional and award-winning broadcast journalist, who combines both careers as the host of Real Estate Today, the official radio program of the National Association of Realtors.Stephen is NAR's Director of Broadcasting, and in that role he has managed the editorial content and direction of Real Estate Today since its launch in 2009. He is also the program’s senior national correspondent. His one-on-one interviews with real estate power players, and field reports from markets across the country appear frequently on the show.

Stephen is also the host of NAR's video newscasts, "The Voice for Real Estate," which air on, YouTube, and Realtor web pages across the United States.

Stephen was a Realtor for many years. He began at a commercial real estate brokerage in Baltimore, Maryland, helping clients buy and sell investment properties. Later, Stephen worked as a manager and sales associate for several top-producing real estate brokerages in the Washington, DC area. He was licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Stephen ended his active role as a Realtor when he joined NAR in 2008.

As a broadcast journalist, Stephen was a television reporter, anchor and producer at top-rated, major market network affiliates, including WSB-TV in Atlanta, WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and WWLP-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts. Stephen won numerous awards, including five EMMYs for broadcast excellence. Later, Stephen served as Washington Bureau Chief for Cox Broadcasting, managing daily live news coverage from the nation’s capital for nearly 30 television and radio stations across the United States.

Stephen was born in Washington, DC, where he now resides. He received his BA degree from the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland.

On-Air Schedule

Saturday 07:00am - 07:30am Real Estate Today

Cliff Duvernois

Cliff Duvernois is a native of Michigan. After graduating college, Cliff moved to California where he fell in love with the internet, marketing and social media. In 2016, he was introduced to podcasting, a platform he immediately became enamored with.

On a short return trip to Michigan, Cliff saw that his aging parents needed help. He sold his places in California and returned to his home state to help take care of them.

Looking to reconnect with Michigan, Cliff launched his Michigan-based podcast “The Call of Leadership”. His goal was to capture and share the amazing stories behind Michigan’s top businesses, non-profits, and tourist destinations.

The show quickly grew and was finally rebranded to “Ordinary People; Extraordinary Things”. The show made the leap onto the radio after releasing nearly 100 inspiring stories from around the state.

When he’s not podcasting, Cliff is also a podcast coach and speaker. He attends church. He loves traveling around this beautiful state to capture these inspiring stories. He’s also an avid skier, a food and wine lover, and an Oreo aficionado.

On-Air Schedule

Saturday 07:30am - 08:00am Total Michigan: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things

John Gonzalez & Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez are the hosts of the award-winning statewide radio show and podcast "Behind the Mitten". After airing over 400 episodes from 2015 to 2019, BTM took a short hiatus and is excited to be back on the air again. The show focuses on travel, adventures, handcrafted food, and artisan beverages from around the state, sharing incredible Michigan stories around these topics. The duo was awarded “Special Show Broadcast Personality or Team” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

John is a multimedia journalist with more than 30 years of experience in covering entertainment, music, events, theatre, food, and beverages across Michigan. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and is a member of their Journalism Hall of Fame. John is from the Thumb region, is a huge baseball fan, and can tell you the origin of Michigan food favorites like the olive burger or the wet burrito.

Amy has over 20 years of experience as a chef in the Grand Rapids area, cooking her way through restaurants and with her business Two Chicks and an Oven. She was the host of the statewide television series "The Great American Brew Trail", where she tasted her way across Michigan. Currently a freelance writer, she still focuses on beer and food. She is a graduate of Aquinas College, is a Downriver rat, loves craft beer, and will never turn down a good poutine.

On-Air Schedule

Saturday 08:00am - 09:00am Behind The Mitten

Rick Preuss & Lee Cohen

Rick Preuss is an owner and operator of Preuss Pets in the Old Town section
of Lansing Michigan since 2006. Preuss Pets (formerly Preuss Animal House in Haslett) has been operating for 31 years. Preuss grew up in Pennsylvania
and started in the pet store business working for his mother, Lennah Jean at
the Fish Bowl in the town of Troutville beginning at the age of 5. With an emphasis on education and humane treatment of animals, Preuss has won numerous awards for customer service and education locally, nationally and internationally. Known as one
of the leading fish experts in Michigan, Preuss Pets has grown into one of
the destination locations in Lansing, MI.

Lee Cohen is the originator of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show and is
co-host along with Rick Preuss. Cohen is Local Sales Manager for MacDonald
Broadcasting's AM properties in Lansing MI. Prior to that he was GSM for
Comcast/AT&T/MediaOne in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Jackson and Lansing. He also
owned and operated a restaurant and catering business with his wife Cathy in
Brighton for eleven years. Their pride is their pet Aussies, one of whom
starred in a TV commercial in the Super Bowl in Lansing

On-Air Schedule

Saturday 09:00am - 10:00am Mid-Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show

Lt. Col. Denny Gillem

Frontlines of Freedom is a military news & talk radio show designed to address and discuss the most pressing topics facing our Armed Forces in a balanced manner, challenging conventional thinking.

Besides the current war and military readiness, the show addresses military families, veteran’s activities and homeland security issues. Guests on the show include Cabinet members, generals, admirals, officers of all ranks, enlisted members, politicians, and family members.

Hosted by Lt. Col. Denny Gillem, a highly decorated combat veteran. Denny brings a myriad of experiences to the program, ensuring the show covers a wide range of views.

After graduating from West Point, Colonel Gillem served 22 years on active duty in the Army. He served two tours in Vietnam, as an Airborne Ranger, where he was awarded two purple hearts and seven awards for Valor. He also served as a Mideast War Planner while stationed at U.S. Readiness Command. You can hear Colonel Gillem every Saturday night at midnight, right here on 1320 WILS.

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 12:00am - 01:00am Frontlines of Freedom

Mike Avery

I’ve been blessed by God with a wonderful family and the best job I could ever imagine.
Since growing up in West Michigan, it seems I’ve had a fishing rod, shotgun or bow in my hand since I can remember.

Mike at WNEM TV5 Later, I was able to turn that love for the outdoors into a career in broadcasting. I started out as a news reporter and videographer for a local TV station.
Eventually that experience evolved into the Outdoor Magazine TV show.

It didn’t take long to realize a video camera would be my ticket to some beautiful places and allow me to meet some wonderful people.

One of my first memorable meetings was with archery legend Fred Bear.

I interviewed Fred back in 1985 at his Grousehaven hunting camp.

Talking with Fred Bear was certainly a highlight, but I’ve also been lucky enough to meet many other interesting people over the years. Michiganders will remember Mort Neff.
Mort Neff was the pioneer of outdoor television in the Great Lakes State with his “Michigan Outdoors” show. I was honored to talk with him early on and get some advice on producing a quality program.

The Outdoor Magazine TV show also took me to some beautiful and exotic places over the years from Alaska…. Africa.

Some of my most memorable experiences though have been right back here in the U.S., like shooting my biggest buck yet in Kansas...
...or taking a Michigan turkey with a recurve bow.
While outdoor television was a great way to make a living, the industry changed and it became obvious it was time for me to move on. In my final show I took a look back at some of the highlights from more than a quarter century of outdoor television.
The outdoor television business was a wonderful experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Now though, I’m very excited to focus on the Outdoor Magazine radio show and podcast. I’ve been working in radio since 1992 but it was always secondary to the TV show. These days I can concentrate on what has truly become my passion…a radio studio and microphone.
Outdoor Magazine radio started as a one hour show on one local station. Now it’s heard on many AM and FM stations across Michigan and the podcast is available around the world.

The show has evolved but the goal remains the same.. .to promote the history and tradition of the outdoor lifestyle in the great state of Michigan (and occasionally beyond).

None of this would have been possible without support from others. My wife Denise, and my entire family, have been critical in the growth of Outdoor Magazine.

Of course sponsors are also key in producing a show and I’ve had the good fortune of working with many top notch companies over the years.

Perhaps not as obvious, but you are also a big part of the equation. As a listener of the radio show, television viewer or consumer of my online content, you are the reason I do this. Without your support none of this would be possible.

The ultimate thanks though must be given to God. He has guided me down many different paths over the years, and with His continued support, I’ll keep doing this well into the future.

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 05:00am - 08:00am Michigan Outdoor Magazine

Lee Habeeb

Hosted by radio veteran Lee Habeeb, Our American Stories features positive, inspiring accounts of everyday Americans doing extraordinary things.

Covering every hamlet and precinct in America, big and small, the stories span arts and sports, business and history, innovation and adventure, generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love, past and present. In short, Our American Stories tells the story of America to Americans.

Lee Habeeb co-founded Laura Ingraham’s national radio show in 2001, moved to Salem Media Group in 2008 as Vice President of Content overseeing their nationally syndicated lineup, and launched Our American Stories in 2016. He is a University of Virginia School of Law graduate, and writes a weekly column for Newsweek. Fans can follow Habeeb on Facebook. For more information, please visit

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Sunday 08:00am - 10:00am Our American Stories

Ron Ananian

Ron Ananian knows his craft. For over 20 years, motorists have received quality, honest work with a smile at Ron’s repair facility, R/A Automotive. "We fix everything but a broken heart," says Ron. Based in Waldwick, New Jersey, this family-owned professional service business has been named the best in the country by CARQUEST Corporation and the New Jersey Automotive Mechanical Shop of the Year.

It’s all in the family. Growing up, Ron learned some valuable lessons from his father, a mechanic who serviced President Franklin Roosevelt’s DC-3 aircraft during World War II. He got the repair bug helping his father tune up the family car in time for an annual vacation. "He taught me to respect tools and machines. My dad, who worked as the lead mechanic for American Airlines at LaGuardia Airport, would say, ‘There is a place for everything and everything in its place. Think your way through the problem, use your head, be precise, select the right tool for the job and you'll find your way," explains Ron, who got hands-on experience as a teenager taking apart and repairing anything mechanical from lawnmowers, motorcycles, and cars to even a washing machine.

Ron and his capable staff help the motoring public find the best treatment for a car’s little hiccups and the bigger ones, too. Crowned the Technician’s Technician by Motor Magazine and known to millions as Ron Ananian The Car Doctor™ on WOR Radio Network’s nationally syndicated show, Ron gives motorists helpful tips on how to avoid repair fraud and deception. Drawing upon over 30 years of repair experience, he tells listeners about even further changes expected in the evolution of the automobile.

The media has called upon Ron to share his wealth of mechanical knowledge. He has been a featured expert on ABC’s 20/20, FOX Television’s Fox and Friends and Court TV and was a long-time columnist for New Jersey Automotive Magazine. Ron also hosted an auto repair call-in talk show on New York’s WFAS-AM radio and on DIY Network’s nationally syndicated program Classic Car Restoration.

Major companies in the automotive industry like A-1 Cardone Industries, Mitchell Information Systems and SPX Corporation have benefited from his technical expertise and product consultations. Ron is a certified New Jersey Emissions Inspector, Automobile Advanced Engine Performance/L1 Emissions Inspector and an Automotive Service Excellence-Certified Master Automobile Technician. He continues to receive on-going training.

Ron holds a baccalaureate degree in industrial arts from Kean University in New Jersey. He is a former President of the board of trustees of the Automotive Service Association of New Jersey’s Mechanical Division.
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Sunday 10:00am - 12:00pm The Car Doctor

Kristen Welker

Meet the Press generates more Monday morning headlines than any other public affairs program. Since President Kennedy, every man who has occupied the Oval Office has appeared on Meet the Press during his political career.

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Sunday 12:00pm - 01:00pm Meet The Press

Kim Komando

Kim's weekly three-hour call-in talk radio show is heard (via her own national radio network called WestStar) on over 450 stations. In addition, she does a Digital Minute radio feature five days a week; has written nine books about life in the digital age; sends out 5 million e-mail newsletters weekly; and authors a widely syndicated newspaper column, which also runs in USA She does all of this, while raising a son and operating a growing media empire, with her husband and associate, Barry Young.
“I am relentless in my pursuits,” says Kim. “It’s a lot of hard work, but when you dig what you do, it makes it a lot more fun.”

A pioneer in marketing and training for home computers, recently won the 2007 Gracie Award, voted by Talker's Magazine "Woman of the Year" and the answer to a question in the game Trivial Pursuit, Kim has evolved into a national digital guru. “It’s not about techies and computer-troubleshooting anymore,” she says. “It’s now about a lifestyle – the lifestyle of a digital age.”

No overnight success

Kim has built a media legacy driven by her passion for "all things digital." Born and raised in New Jersey, her father was a successful businessman. Her mother was part of the team that developed the UNIX operating system.

Business and computer technology were a staple at home. She fondly remembers: “When my father would ask me what I did in school, if I didn’t have anything noteworthy to tell him, he would make me read an article in the Wall Street Journal and then report back to him what I learned.”

It might not have been as much fun as playing with Ken and Barbie, but it made a lasting impression on Kim.

She graduated from high school at 16 and Arizona State University when she was 20. By then, she had set up a successful business, training people to use their computers.

“I’ll never forget one of my first classes. It had about 20 people in it, and in the front row was the president of a bank and next to him was an 8-year-old. I told the class to turn on their computers, and the kid leaned over to the bank president and said, ‘It’s that switch over there…’”

That business made Kim realize just how universal the computer age had become. She began envisioning her empire, which would come in less than 10 years.

After stints at IBM and AT&T in sales, Kim joined Unisys, selling mainframe systems to big clients, including Motorola, Hughes and, in particular, Honeywell. The latter was embroiled in a lawsuit with Unisys when Kim got the account.

“It was assumed I was going to die on the vine,” she remembers. But Kim sold Honeywell a system for $12 million, cash.

Leaves corporate life for good

With a nice commission, Kim decided to focus on a column about computers for the Arizona Business Gazette.

“I called this gal at that paper every day for a year,” she remembers. “I knew there was a need for a regular column on computers. No one was doing this.

"Eventually, I was given a small column to write, and soon after, I tried to syndicate it to other papers.” The newspaper column led to a call-in talk show about computers, which aired late at night on KFYI in Phoenix.

It was small beginnings, but the bug had bitten her. On Jan. 1, 1992, only seven years after graduating from college, she made a big career change: dishing out advice to consumers via print and radio outlets.

When she told her folks, she said, they were convinced she was out of her mind. The column and radio show combined earned her only $60 a week.

“My dad thought I was crazy,” she adds, laughing. “He offered to help carry me through, but I had the money from the big Unisys commission check, so I said I would make it on my own.”

A terrible loss

Then, as Komando embarked on her new path, tragedy struck: Her fiancé died in a plane crash.

“I was just so terribly devastated,” she recalls. “I had lost the one person that I was going to build a life with. He was there and then, suddenly he was gone. Now, I had no job, and I did not have the capacity to work, either. I was really distraught.”

Doctors offered short-term solutions, but none made sense to Komando. “The shrinks offered to put me on any drugs I wanted, such as Zoloft or Prozac, but I resisted. I did not want to mask the grief; I wanted to go through it.

“I knew that once I went through it, I could heal. One of my doctors welcomed this but said that in order to do it successfully, I needed to stay busy."

Kim adopted a rigid discipline.

“I would get up at 6 a.m. and run or bike and exercise. I would come back home and do my columns, and work on a book. I also did a deal to write an infomercial about selling computer training tapes that I had developed.”

The infomercial was successful. Soon, Kim was enjoying her cut on over 150,000 sets of tape cassettes that had been sold, for $80 - $120 each.

“I was getting some pretty healthy checks,” she says, smiling.

A second generation of tapes bundled Prodigy. In the third generation, she included America Online. “When AOL was on board, I also negotiated a role running the online giant’s computer info section on the AOL site.”

While her career picked up, her life took another turn. Her father died very unexpectedly.

"My mother came home from work and found my father under the Christmas tree. He called me the night before he passed away that day. I still miss him so much. I often think when making a decision, What would Daddy say?"

Soon after, Kim began a relationship with the man who would eventually become her business partner, husband and soul mate: Barry Young.

“I actually met Barry while my fiancé, Jerry, was still alive," she said. "He worked as the program director of KFYI.”

It was Barry whom Kim called to confirm her fiancé's crash. “I called Barry in the newsroom because I was trying to find out what had happened with Jerry’s plane. I needed a straight scoop on the plane crash and I knew he could get it for me.

“I didn’t start dating again until 18 months later and Barry kept calling me and one day he told me he was in love with me, and I would say, ‘Yeah, I know, but we are just friends and you are not my type…’

Like Kim, Barry was relentless.

“He kept bugging me until I agreed to three dates. He said: ‘Go out with me three times and if, after the third date you still aren’t into me, we’ll go back to being just friends.’” Kim gave in and had a great time on their dates. Eventually, they were married.

“It’s a very symbiotic relationship,” she says. “We balance each other out.”

“Barry is into the creative elements of our company,” she explains. “He can tell you what content a show will include, what works, what sounds the very best and precisely how to do the magic of radio. His mind works like that. I am just the opposite. I will sit in the same meeting and tell people how we’re going to market it and sell it to the national sponsors.”

Setting sights on national radio

In the mid-1990s, as her show began to grow, she set up WestStar TalkRadio Network with Barry.

Says Kim: “In order to take a radio show national, you start with the big networks like ABC and CBS to see if it is what they want. It was 1994 and the guy at ABC told me a syndicated show with people talking about computers would never work. This was in 1994!”

Programmers at CBS Radio were even less enthusiastic. She laughs: “They told me computers and the Internet were a fad; it would never go. They said computers are like the pet rock.”

Convinced a national audience existed for her show, she and Barry forged onward--station by station, syndicating them with their firm, WestStar. Kim’s audience grew steadily. Today, it has over 450 radio outlets and close to 10 million weekly listeners. The company now also syndicates other national radio shows.

Kim and Barry built their first studio on a shoestring in 1994. Today, they operate from a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Phoenix, with six studios and 30 employees. The show airs weekends for three hours, receiving 50,000 calls per hour.

Among Kim's pursuits has been a healthy balance of work and motherhood. In 2000, her son, Ian, was born. Until recently, he attended pre-school classes at the office with a state certified teacher.

“Being a mother is the greatest thing I have ever done,” says Kim, reflecting on her years of success. “It is better than anything I have done in business. Ian and I are very, very close. We spend a lot of time together. I had to figure out how to be a stay-at-home mom, and still be at work.”

Meanwhile, Kim and Barry are focusing on their growing business and their growing son.

“I know this stuff; I just do,” says Kim. “I have worked in computers all my life. I got my degree in computer information systems, and when I was in school, I learned to think like a computer. They would say, 'If you do A and B, then C will happen,' and you can figure it out from there. You learn to think in a linear way, and I do that in my real life. So, it just all makes sense to me.”

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Sunday 01:00pm - 04:00pm The Kim Komando Show

Rich DeMuro

Rich DeMuro is the tech reporter for KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles and appears on the No. 1-rated KTLA 5 Morning News. Viewers know him as “Rich on Tech” and his segment are seen on various TV stations across the nation. DeMuro also hosts a weekly podcast called “Rich On Tech,” where he talks about important consumer technology news and answers the questions that listeners and viewers send him.

DeMuro has been a TV reporter for over 15 years and has covered technology for a majority of that time. He attends major launch events for Apple, Google, Samsung and more. He’s also the recipient of a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for his coverage of social issues related to technology.

You’ll often see and hear DeMuro lending his tech expertise on other media outlets including KFI AM 640. He has appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Home & Family,” G4TV, CNBC, NBC’s “Today” show, ABC News, Fox News Channel, the BBC and more.

Prior to joining KTLA, DeMuro was a senior editor at the technology website CNET. He also worked as a reporter at Channel One News and local TV stations in Yakima, Washington, and Shreveport, Louisiana.

DeMuro is originally from New Jersey and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in broadcast journalism. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and sons. Fans can keep up with DeMuro by following @RichOnTech on social media.

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Sunday 04:00pm - 07:00pm Rich on Tech

Chris Markowski

Far removed from the hustle and bustle of New York City, born and raised in upstate New York, is the unlikely starting point for one of Wall Street's most sincere and unique individuals.

Christopher Markowski has carried the titles of author, investment banker, equity analyst, muckraker, all around trouble-maker, and most importantly consumer advocate. He is the founder of the financial planning firm Markowski Investments, an institution that provides the highest level of financial planning to all people regardless of their net-worth. Christopher is the antithesis of what Wall Street has become; he believes that financial planning is a profession, not a vehicle for selling as many ridiculous financial products as possible. His clear-cut, honest approach is in complete contrast with the fabrication and deception that individual investors are exposed to every day.

Christopher's history on Wall Street reads like a novel with suspense, intrigue, and corruption at the highest levels. Chris started his career by taking a job at an up-and-coming investment firm. Within two years, under his guidance, his initiatives helped increase sales by 1,500% and made the firm #2 on "INC Magazine's" fastest growing privately held companies list. However, while working and spending significant time in the same water as some of Wall Street's most notorious "sharks", Christopher discovered how corrupt Wall Street could be. The fact that so many executives with fancy college degrees and glowing resumes had the capacity, with no remorse, to scam their customers and the public at large, was mind-boggling. The "respected" firm that he helped build was nothing more than an opportunity for insiders to get rich and investors to lose their shirts. Instead of accepting the culture of gluttony and deceit like many others on Wall Street, Christopher went on to blow the cover off the charade, exposing the countless instances of lies, greed and manipulation. Christopher exposed the villains and facilitated in bringing down the very firm that he helped build, sacrificing millions for honesty and integrity.

After that eye opening, life changing experience, Christopher dedicated himself to making sure Americans received the truth regarding what was really happening behind the scenes on Wall Street; not the fabrications and half-truths that the big firms and CNBC were churning out on a daily basis. Christopher's task in "analyzing the analysts" has made him the chief thorn in the side of the Wall Street elite. Never afraid to take on a giant, Christopher has gone head to head with the large brokerage houses, the dot-com scams, Enron, WorldCom and corrupt politicians. He has warned America about the largest scandals and corruption years before they made headlines. Always fighting against the lies, greed and manipulation that scarred him, THE WATCHDOG ON WALL STREET has one concern, one focus only; to serve the individual investor.

Christopher is the editor of the investor advocate newsletter THE MARKOWSKI MONTHLY that is read by thousands worldwide.

Christopher has taken his vision of honesty, and equality to the national airwaves with the groundbreaking radio show, The Watchdog ON WALL STREET: Now in its fourth year of syndication.


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Sunday 07:00pm - 10:00pm Watchdog on Wallstreet

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