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Spend Your Mid-Day with DeeDee – Thought of the Day, Word of the Day, History Lessons on Sunny 101.9 WKQS
Dee Dee, originally from Wyoming, Michigan, has lived in Marquette for 41 years with her husband Bill. They have two children and three grandchildren. Dee Dee is also “mom” to six cats, a blue and gold macaw, an umbrella cockatoo, and three cockatiels. Animals are just one of her passions.
Monday-Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-3pm on SunnyFM
Dee Dee graduated from Rogers High School in Wyoming, Michigan and held several jobs since that time. She worked as a waitress, a dishwasher, a music store clerk, a gas station attendant, and a Christian bookstore clerk. Dee Dee was a stay-at-home mom for several years before launching back into the workforce as a singing messenger, an aerobics instructor, an elementary school lunch lady, and finally at Great Lakes Radio, sharing her gift of gab.
Currently covering 10am to 3pm Monday through Saturday, Dee Dee loves to be on the air with her word of the day, history lesson of the day, thought of the day, and her favorite time, talking about all the animals up for adoption at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. She also is responsible for keeping the Great Lakes Radio Community Calendar up to date with local events.
If you see a John Deere tractor cruising the streets in Trowbridge Park, you can be sure it’s Dee Dee behind the wheel. With a rather unusual hobby of admiring and collecting antique tractors, Dee Dee is the proud owner of a 1944 John Deere H, a 1939 Farmall H, and a 1950 John Deere A. She also enjoys playing with her husband’s 1951 Farmall Cub. Dee Dee and her husband are members of the Upper Peninsula Gas and Steam Engine Association and they participate in the Labor Day Weekend show in Escanaba. Their tractors have also been displayed at many other tractor shows around Michigan.
Dee Dee is a musician, playing piano, organ, guitar, five-string banjo and mandolin. She sings and plays weekly with the Hearts on Fire Praise Band at First United Methodist Church in Marquette. Faith in God plays a very important role in Dee Dee’s life and she enjoys sharing her God-given talents. Those talents have also led her to many youth camps in the capacity of camp director, campfire leader and cabin counselor. Her rendition of “Three Short-Necked Buzzards” is award-winning material!
Life is good, life is a challenge, and life is interesting with Dee Dee. Call the studio at (906) 227-7777 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with your music requests. Feel free to contact DeeDee below with your comments or to add events to the Community Calendar. Log on to Facebook and send a friend request to Dee Dee Dupras. She would love to add you to her list!