Mark and Walt in the Morning Weekdays 5-10a

Start your weekdays off right with a tasty blend of information, entertainment and your favorite music with Mark and Walt in the Morning!

Weekday mornings from 5:00 am to 10:00 am, long-time radio broadcasting veterans Mark Evans and Walt Lindala bring you Classic Cartoon Trivia, Wildcat Wednesdays and a regular segment from Upper Peninsula Health Plan.

Listen in during the mornings on Sunny 101.9 with our award winning broadcasters Mark and Walt! Bringing you U.P. news, weather, interviews, sports, entertainment, and more! Call in every day at 227-7777.

Keep up with Mark and Walt in the Morning:

Mark Evans

Mark Evans has been around Marquette Radio and TV since 1996! A native of Madison, Wisconsin – the U.P. has rubbed off and become home! Aside from Mark and Walt in the Morning, Mark is also mediaBrew Communications Market Manager and play-by-play voice for our Negaunee Miners football coverage.

Mark loves to cook, Golf, enjoy the U.P.’s beauty and spend time with his two kids, wife Dawn, and stepson!

Evans has been recognized for several statewide awards for Commercial Production, for Mark and Walt in The Morning; and recognized 11 times for sports play-by-play by The Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

Outside of mediaBrew, Mark is also in his 10th season of calling the play-by-play of the Northern Michigan/Michigan Tech rivalry for TV6/Fox UP.

Walt Lindala

A born and bred Yooper from Chassell, Michigan Walt Lindala is a genuine information junkie. He lives and works here and has made it his life’s work to report on the day to day events that shape our community. Walt covered news and public affairs in Upper Michigan since 1987 starting on the campus of Northern Michigan University at Public Radio 90, WNMU-FM where he hosted the morning news program for nearly a decade.

He joined the Great Lakes Radio team in 1997 as Network News Director and has interviewed hundreds of the people who make our area such a great place to live.

Walt has been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters over two dozen times for excellence in news reporting, event coverage, on-air  and production work.  Now he holds the same role as News Director and Morning Show Host for mediaBrew Communications.

Walt has a passion for this area and likes to give back to the community, serving on boards and committees for both the City and County of Marquette, Northern Michigan University, Lake Superior Community Partnership, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, WUPX Student Radio, Marquette Area Blues Society, the Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Marquette County, The Beacon House and more.

Walt also believes that music and the arts enhance the experience of living in our community and plays guitar and sings in the Flat Broke Blues Band, a group he helped found in 1991.

Jennifer Perez (Photo provided by TV6)
Jennifer Perez (Photo provided by TV6)

Jennifer Perez is the morning Meteorologist for TV6 and has partnered with the Sunny 101.9 morning show guys to deliver accurate local weather reports!

She moved back after spending some time in tornado alley as a weekend meteorologist for the KSPR Weather Team in Springfield, Missouri. Hint-she loves severe weather.

Jennifer was born in Puerto Rico, but raised in sunny Florida. Growing up in Florida she loved watching thunderstorms in the summer. After touring the weather department at WJXT, her local news station in Jacksonville, Florida, she realized her future was in Meteorology.

In 2011, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism and a minor in theater.

Jennifer Perez earned a NWA Seal
Jennifer Perez earned a NWA Seal

Jennifer started her career on the shores of Lake Superior in 2012 at WLUC-TV6 in Marquette, Michigan as a news reporter. During her time as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WLUC she traveled across the entire U.P. to cover stories including; the 2012 elections, local mining, the evolution of Duke LifePoint with U.P. Health System, controversial truck route ordinances, DNR-related issues with hunting, and plenty of winter storms. In 2015, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters awarded her in the Best Mini-Series category for her story on medical marijuana. While working as a news reporter she was also going to school for her second degree in meteorology.

After three years of reporting she started her weather career as a forecaster at WILX News 10 in Lansing, Michigan. She graduated in May of 2016 from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast meteorology.

Jennifer enjoys hiking, exploring, spending time on the lake, and attending plays. Jennifer is excited to be back on the shores of Lake Superior. Interesting tidbits: she’s fluent in Spanish, huge Disney fanatic, and loves chicken wings (all the chicken wings)!!

Jennifer Perez is also an accomplished and award winning broadcaster. She received “Best in Weather” from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters in both 2018 and 2019.

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Catch the show Monday through Friday, 5am to 10am on Marquette County’s Sunny 101.9.