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May the Fourth for the 4th Facebook page / Marquette Area Fourth of July Celebration Committee

How are fireworks and Star Wars related to the downtown Marquette area?  The Marquette area is known to have a spectacular Fourth of July celebration at the Mattson Lower Harbor Park every July 4th.  The fireworks have considerable cost to put together the show every year; a group called the 501st Legion (an official screen-accurate Star Wars costuming group) and local photographer Daniele Carol Co. are teaming up to fundraise for the downtown Marquette fireworks.  Fans will be able to get a high-quality photo with their favorite intergalactic characters, and have the opportunity to bring their own props and scenarios.  The photography fee will be donated entirely for the Fourth of July celebration.

Mike Forester is with Northern Michigan University's Marketing and Communications Department, but he is also a self-proclaimed Star Wars fanatic:


Public Radio 90

The Jitterbug Jive returns to the Ore Dock Brewing Company, the second annual fundraising event for Public Radio 90!  This time, we are fortunate to have the Marquette music-making collective Adam Sawfox for musical entertainment.  To give a taste of what to expect, we had two members of the ensemble join us in studio for a mini-performance and interview, along with Kris Wierenga from the Ore Dock.

Who is Adam Sawfox?  They are a collection of musicians from the Northern Michigan area who, along with vocalist and guitarist Michael Waite, perform multi-genre music of jazz, swing, Americana, dancehall rock and all points in between.

Full interview with Michael Waite, Mike Bjella and Kris Wierenga:


Marquette Symphony Orchestra

A fundraising effort for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra has turned into an annual concert event; the MSO will hold their third annual Chamber Music Collage Concert Saturday, January 12th, 2019 in Marquette.  The concert takes place in NMU's Reynolds Recital Hall with tickets available at the door.

Concertmaster Janis Peterson came to our studios to tell us more:  


WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI (AP)--   Vice President Mike Pence says Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James is a "special man with a special story." 

Pence spoke at a fundraiser for James inside a country club in Oakland County's West Bloomfield Township on Wednesday. It was Pence's second visit this month to the state to aid Republicans.

Pence says Michigan and America "need" James, a business executive and Iraq War veteran, in the Senate. He accuses third-term Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of standing in the way of the GOP agenda.

Anthony Reynolds

Grab your dapper shoes for an evening of music and dancing to support Public Radio 90! The Queen City Hot Band will provide the music, and a pre-show Swing Clinic begins at 6:30!

Admission is $5.00 and the dance goes from 7-9pm.

Public Radio 90 is a public service of Northern Michigan University, and serves the Upper Great Lakes Region.

The Dance is sponsored by:
Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery
Boomerang Retro and Relics
Mary Moratti of the Studio Hair Design

MARQUETTE, MI--   A local group of citizens is raising funds to help out pipeline protesters at Standing Rock.  

Event coordinator John Mallo says they’re raising money to buy Eco-Bricks—an environmentally friendly hardwood fuel product that burns in a fireplace or woodstove.  One ton is equal to one full cord of cut and split firewood and has the burning capacity of 1.25 times that amount. 

Mallo says the group wants to purchase ten tons of the Eco-Bricks. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Chocolay Raptor Center is holding a fundraising event for a new National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette class aimed at the families of service members and veterans. 

“Homefront” is a six-week class to be held this fall that will teach families about mental health issues—their symptoms, medications, and other related topics.  

NAMI-A/M President Cindy K. Bertucci says the classes were developed to help them understand what their loved one might be going through.

Summerfest 2018 - it's a wrap! Our on-air campaign raised over $18,000 during Summerfest 2018!

Additional contributions have raised our total to $382,229 for the fiscal year - thanks! We still have that last lap to go to raise the final $17,771 by the end of June.

Remember, as a listener to Public Radio 90, you play a major role in our success. Your financial contributions make it all possible - Morning Edition, classiclectic, In the Pines, the Evening Concerts, WeekDay, All Things Considered, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me... the list goes on.

Today is the last day in our fundraising year, we still have a little under $8,000 to raise to pay our program bills and keep Public Radio 90 operational for another year.

THANK YOU everyone who has already donated this year helping us raise $488,632 since July 2013.

Remember your support is key to the success of Public Radio 90 - and by success we mean keeping your favorite programs on-the-air.