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Jackson hosting Chelsea tonight.  High school basketball on 970 AM/101.5 FM and online at wkhm.com!  Tip-off scheduled f...
02/18/2021

Jackson hosting Chelsea tonight. High school basketball on 970 AM/101.5 FM and online at wkhm.com! Tip-off scheduled for 7 PM.

Thayer Marine set for another Boat show starting March 10th
02/18/2021
Thayer Marine set for another Boat show starting March 10th

Thayer Marine set for another Boat show starting March 10th

Thayer Marine just concluded their February Boat Show, but another one is set to begin on March 10th, according to Chris Thayer…   Boat loans are now available up to 15 years as low as 3.5% apr…

The outdoor drive through event hosted by My Smart Team at Exit Realty 1st welcomed current and past clients with coffee...
02/18/2021
My Smart Team thanks clients in cold weather

The outdoor drive through event hosted by My Smart Team at Exit Realty 1st welcomed current and past clients with coffee, hot chocolate and a box of valentine chocolates.

Jackson, Mich. — Friday, February 12, 2021 My SMART Team at EXIT Realty 1st hosted a client appreciation event. The outdoor drive-through event welcomed current and past clients with coffee, hot chocolate, and a box of valentine

Mayor Dobies talks vaccine rollout struggles
02/17/2021
Mayor Dobies talks vaccine rollout struggles

Mayor Dobies talks vaccine rollout struggles

Mayor Dobies talks the terrible method to vaccine rollout. His opinion is stronger due to being appointed to the governors covid-19 commission…   The City of Jackson currently has over 2,000 delinquent water bills, but there is

Steve Shotwell Talks County Park Improvements
02/17/2021
Shotwell Talks County Park Improvements

Steve Shotwell Talks County Park Improvements

County Commission Chair Steve Shotwell joined Greg to announce the work that has been put into Jackson County Parks including kayak and canoe launch points that are handicap accessible at Vandercook Lake…   Shotwell was also asked

Henry Ford Allegiance Health
02/17/2021
Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Henry Ford Allegiance Health

With the decrease in COVID-19 transmissions in our community and knowing how the importance of visits from family and loved ones plays in the healing process, limited visitation will now be allowed in all settings.

Rush Limbaugh 1/12/51 - 2-17-21
02/17/2021
Rush Limbaugh Died Wednesday Morning 2/17

Rush Limbaugh 1/12/51 - 2-17-21

  Talk radio legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rush Limbaugh lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away Wednesday morning. Rush’s voice will continue to be featured for 3 hours a day while supported

Did you know... WKHM is Alexa-friendly! All you have to do is say, "Alexa, Play news talk nine seventy" to listen anywhe...
02/16/2021
WKHM is Alexa-Friendly!

Did you know... WKHM is Alexa-friendly! All you have to do is say, "Alexa, Play news talk nine seventy" to listen anywhere in the world. Bringing you all the important local news, weather updates, and even sports like local high school basketball and Red Wings.
https://www.wkhm.com/2021/02/16/wkhm-is-alexa-friendly/

Listen to WKHM - Jackson's NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM radio on your Alexa-enabled smart speaker for all the latest Jackson, Michigan news and weather.

Shirkey on scandal from leaked audio clip
02/16/2021
Shirkey on scandal from leaked audio clip

Shirkey on scandal from leaked audio clip

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey joined Greg to discuss what he meant in his now leaked conversation where he called the riots on Capital Hill in Washington DC a “hoax”…   Shirkey was asked about his comment

Tune in to NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM this Saturday at 11:30am to hear from Harvest Solar and North-Ply Contracting Co. for ...
02/16/2021

Tune in to NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM this Saturday at 11:30am to hear from Harvest Solar and North-Ply Contracting Co. for this week's episode of Harvesting Jackson's Best! If you're not located in the South-Central Michigan listening area, you can listen at WKHM.com or tell your Alexa-enabled device to "Play News Talk Nine Seventy"!

There is now a winter storm warning in effect for the Jackson area with accumulations possible up to 10 inches tonight. ...
02/15/2021
Winter Storm Warning for Jackson County

There is now a winter storm warning in effect for the Jackson area with accumulations possible up to 10 inches tonight. Stay safe and prepare accordingly!

Jackson, Mich. — from the National Weather Service: ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts to 10 inches possible.

Walton Insurance Groups new Outstanding Teacher Award Gets First Winners
02/15/2021
New Outstanding Teacher Award Gets First Winners

Walton Insurance Groups new Outstanding Teacher Award Gets First Winners

The Walton Insurance Group has launched a new award to honor and highlight area teachers, CEO Ric Walton explains…   The first winners of the award are Mrs. Christy Davis, and Mrs. Lindsay Gaddy who both teach

Krupas 65th Annual Boat Show going on now
02/15/2021
Krupas 65th Annual Boat Show going on now

Krupas 65th Annual Boat Show going on now

  Krupas 65th annual boat show continues on regardless of any snow on the ground. Tony Krupa Sr. is seen as the father of boat shows after hosting the first one 65 years ago…   Plenty of

Winter weather advisory with a possibly slippery Monday morning commute.
02/15/2021
Winter Weather Advisory

Winter weather advisory with a possibly slippery Monday morning commute.

Action Recommended Execute a pre-planned activity identified in the instructions Issued By Grand Rapids – MI, US, National Weather Service Affected Area Portions of central, south central and southwest Michigan Description …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM

Jackson United vs Lumen Christi hockey tonight at 6 PM on WKHM and wkhm.com...
02/12/2021
Jackson United and Lumen Christi Hockey Coaches

Jackson United vs Lumen Christi hockey tonight at 6 PM on WKHM and wkhm.com...

Before the Jackson United vs. Lumen Christi hockey game Friday night on WKHM Greg O’Connor spoke to both teams’ coaches.   Lumen Christi Coach Mike Wartell…   Jackson United Coach Matt Grimes…    

Recognizing that residents have varying degrees of technology access and understanding, particularly seniors 65 and olde...
02/12/2021
MDHHS gives residents options for Covid-19 vaccine sign-up

Recognizing that residents have varying degrees of technology access and understanding, particularly seniors 65 and older who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) says they are collaborating with community partners to ensure that anyone can sign up to get a vaccine when it's available to them.

LANSING, MICH. Recognizing that residents have varying degrees of technology access and understanding, particularly seniors 65 and older who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is collaborating with

Grand River Brewery - Jackson
02/12/2021

Grand River Brewery - Jackson

Introducing the new Grand River Brewery drive-thru window! 🚗

Around 10 PM last night, while staff was cleaning and closing up the building, a car came careening through our barrel room window. Luckily, nobody was in the room at the time and everyone is safe.

The barrel room is sealed off for the time being while we remain open for regular service. Come see us for lunch, brunch, or dinner... but please be patient with our host stand (we lost 25 seats right before a busy weekend) and please excuse the mess. 😬

Boat Show going on at Thayer Marine now through Sunday! Get ready for spring & summer! 🌊☀️
02/12/2021

Boat Show going on at Thayer Marine now through Sunday! Get ready for spring & summer! 🌊☀️

Tune in to 970AM/101.5FM this Saturday at 11:30am to hear the second episode of Harvesting Jackson's Best with Harvest S...
02/12/2021

Tune in to 970AM/101.5FM this Saturday at 11:30am to hear the second episode of Harvesting Jackson's Best with Harvest Solar highlighting local Jackson-area businesses. This week's episode features Willis & Jurasek!

Northwest vs. Western tonight on WKHM!  Tip-off scheduled for 7:00.  wkhm.com
02/11/2021

Northwest vs. Western tonight on WKHM! Tip-off scheduled for 7:00. wkhm.com

The City of Jackson, Michigan
02/11/2021

The City of Jackson, Michigan

A sign of the times. During the early to mid 1960s, a movement toward equal and fair housing emerged in several cities, including Jackson. This sign from the collection of Ella Sharp Museum is a window sign that was displayed somewhere in Jackson during the 60s. The Fair Housing movement emerged primarily in the Midwest as an effort to change racist policies that prevented African American homeowners and renters from living in white neighborhoods. This early piece of the Civil Rights movement strongly influenced the Civil Rights Act of 1968. The sign was donated to the museum by Barbara Stanton. Look for posts all month long on the City's social media that celebrate Black History Month. We are sharing artifacts and displays from the museum that relate to local African American history.

Dr. Austin Brown adresses COVID-19 vaccine questions
02/11/2021
Dr. Austin Brown adresses COVID-19 vaccine questions

Dr. Austin Brown adresses COVID-19 vaccine questions

  Although Browns Advanced Care Pharmacy still hasn’t received any vaccines, they have been able to host some community clinics and administer some shots. Dr. Austin Brown believes his staff are better equipped since holding the clinics…

Seymour Ford expanding Service Hours
02/11/2021
Seymour Ford expanding Service Hours

Seymour Ford expanding Service Hours

Trucks are the go to vehicle for winter, and Seymour Ford Lincoln recognized that so they have decided to expand their service department hours to accommodate the growing number of vehicle repair needs during this season, General

Residents needing assistance with foreclosure prevention are asked to contact Sierra Jones at theCommunity Action Agency...
02/11/2021
Help for City of Jackson residents facing foreclosure

Residents needing assistance with foreclosure prevention are asked to contact Sierra Jones at the
Community Action Agency by calling 517-740-1027.

As foreclosures loom for some residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Jackson is allocating more funds to help keep families in their homes. At their Tuesday, Feb. 9 virtual meeting, the Jackson City Council

Longtime Dentist named Final Award Recipient from Chamber
02/10/2021
Longtime Dentist named Final Award Recipient from Chamber

Longtime Dentist named Final Award Recipient from Chamber

The final chamber of commerce award has received a winner, award sponsor Jackson Community Foundation CEO Monica Moser announces….   The ‘Carter Wickwire Philanthropy’ Award winner for 2021 is Dr. Jerry Booth…   Dr. Booth is a

Jackson Mayor on old building becoming homeless housing
02/10/2021
Jackson Mayor on old building becoming homeless housing

Jackson Mayor on old building becoming homeless housing

Mayor Dobies talks on the former New Tribes Building possibly getting a makeover to provide homeless housing in the now vacant building next to the hospital…    

Jackson Mayor on old building becoming homeless housing
02/10/2021
Jackson Mayor on old building becoming homeless housing

Jackson Mayor on old building becoming homeless housing

Mayor Dobies talks on the former New Tribes Building possibly getting a makeover to provide homeless housing in the now vacant building next to the hospital…    

Shirkey on GOP convention, relief dollars
02/10/2021
Shirkey on GOP convention, relief dollars

Shirkey on GOP convention, relief dollars

Over the weekend, The GOP held their convention and Senate Majority Leader brought up the tension between Outgoing chair Laura Cox, and new chair Ron Weiser…   Shirkey talks on the 2 issues that the right and

"Thank you just doesn’t seem to capture our gratitude for the teachers, administrators, and staff in our education syste...
02/10/2021
TRUE Community Credit Union donates $33k to schools

"Thank you just doesn’t seem to capture our gratitude for the teachers, administrators, and staff in our education system," said Chrissy Siders, President/CEO of TRUE Community Credit Union.

JACKSON, MI. February 8, 2021 – TRUE Community Credit Union has donated $33,000 to schools in Jackson, Ingham and Washtenaw counties. TRUE Community Credit Union gave $1,000 to 33 local school partners that provide a TRUE Community

The Salvation Army of Jackson County’s Food Bank will benefit from donation cards purchased at the 3333 E. Michigan Aven...
02/10/2021
Salvation Army partners with Meijer to fight food insecurity

The Salvation Army of Jackson County’s Food Bank will benefit from donation cards purchased at the 3333 E. Michigan Avenue Meijer store in Jackson February 14 through April 10. Click the article linked below to learn more.

The Salvation Army of Jackson County has announced a partnership with Meijer to provide much-needed relief to local families facing food insecurity through the retailer’s customer-driven hunger relief program, Simply Give at the 3333 E. Michigan Avenue

Deputies responded to an accidental gun shot victim in Grass Lake, late Monday morning.
02/09/2021
Deputies respond to accidental gun shot victim

Deputies responded to an accidental gun shot victim in Grass Lake, late Monday morning.

On Monday, February 8th at 11:37 am, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of an accidental gun shot victim in the 11000 block of Morrissey Road in Grass Lake Township, Sheriff Gary Schuette announced in

The City of Jackson, Michigan
02/09/2021

The City of Jackson, Michigan

We Like it Here! That was Jackson's slogan in the 1980s. There was no better ambassador for the community than Benny Poole. Here is the legendary jazz musician posing with his saxophone in front of a new City Limit sign on N. West Avenue. You can see the Paka Plaza sign (now Jackson Crossing) in the background. The Jackson native helped break color barriers in the City during the 1940s when music establishments were heavily segregated. Benny found international success in the 1960s with hit jazz records, but Jackson was always home. He passed away last December at the age of 91 after decades of playing local gigs. This photo appears on the front of a "Support our Community" promotional material in the collection of the Ella Sharp Museum. Look for posts all month long on the City's social media that celebrate Black History Month. We are sharing artifacts and displays from the museum that relate to local African American history.

Jackson County Chamber names 'Community Enthusiast' Award Winner, Jamie McKibbin.
02/08/2021
County Chamber names ‘Community Enthusiast’ Award Winner

Jackson County Chamber names 'Community Enthusiast' Award Winner, Jamie McKibbin.

Chamber of Commerce President Craig Hatch announces the winner of this years ‘Community Enthusiast’ Award…   Jared Hammond of McKibbin Media Group announces the winner as Jamie McKibbin, and also announces the award from now on will

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Worst morning in years/decades !!!! Slim Whitman got 3 hours .. REALLY ??!!! We’re pulling the plug ... GOC REALLY needs to RETIRE !!
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I am in the Detroit area. Any way I can hear your interview this morning with Andy Skrzynski?