Paper or plastic? Other than bagging groceries at the A&P in town or milking cows on Daddy and Mother’s dairy farm, I’ve only ever worked “on-air” in radio. After high school, I read the obituary report on the Lapeer radio station (yep, same frequency) and was a Mortarman in the 4rth Infantry Division in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Bringing free-form radio back to Detroit in creating and hosting "The Rif Rock Café” and being “Your Afternoon Coffey Break” were high-points of my radio career in the Motor City.
I have been in radio since 1982. Lots of formats, lots of stations. Through the years, I was lucky enough to have worked at over 20 different radio stations in 15 different cities and 5 different states. It has been a fun ride and I hope it doesn't end anytime soon. US 103.1 is a great radio station to "work" at. "Work" is a relative term. It's not really work, its playing the music I listen to on my own. I'm also the guy lucky enough to fill in for Carl, Jeremy and Amie when they take well deserved time off
You can always catch Amie Burke listening to music. Always! Some say she has headphones glued to her ears at all times. She grew up in a house where Fleetwood Mac was always followed by Pink Floyd and Guns n' Roses. Amie is a graduate from Davison High School (Go CARDS!), Mott Community College (Go Bears!), and Central Michigan University (Fire Up CHIPS!). She currently lives in Columbiaville in Lapeer County and loves to venture around to have fun at community events
A huge and lifelong radio geek, I celebrated 20 years in the business in May of 2014. I started my career here at the station back in 1994 when I was 15 years old. I began as a control board operator at our sister station, WFNT-AM, on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Since those days when my dad had to drive me to work, I moved around in the radio industry, working at over 26 different stations all over the Midwest. Now on my fifth tour in this building, I am happy to be back in my home town at my home station