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Chuck Latour

 

Chuck Latour
Morning Co-Host on 100.5 The River Experience: Started in radio Nov 1980 at WSMM in Sault Ste Marie, MI with broadcasting jobs in Petoskey and St. Ignace before hiring-on at W-Light in Grand Rapids in Feb. 1984; WLight as news director / traffic reporter until Sept 1999; WTRV morning co-host Sept 1999 to present.

Leadership Positions: Former president Grand Rapids news directors information group.

Volunteer Work: Volunteer coach for Sparta youth baseball.   Head coach Rockford Hockey Association.

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Saying What You Mean

Andy and I were talking about the art of writing this morning on WTRV. Since he and I talk for a living, we have a tendency to write to be heard rather than write to be read. Does that makes sense? With the advent of text messaging, our writing skills need to be taken a little more seriously. Often, what we write doesn't match what we mean. It takes a little more care, doesn't it? Some people don't say enough, and some say too much. 

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Hot Enough For You?

After a night full of rain, looks like we are going back to the hot, humid stuff. Sure was nice to turn the air conditioner off...at least for one day. If you think this summer has been hotter than usual, you aren't alone. Three out of five respondents in a Rasmussen Reports poll say they believe the heat has been a bigger factor in 2011 than in the past few years. Only eleven-percent disagree, while 28-percent feel there isn't a big difference between this summer's weather and that of previous years. Nearly 85-percent have been keeping track of the media's coverage of the recent heatwave, and 44-percent say they've been monitoring the situation "very closely."

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Must Have Music Albums

One of those great debates -- your are stuck on a desert island -- with only ten music albums / cds. What are your go-to / favorite records. If you had to choose, which ones would you have with you. I have my faves, and most have been my favorites since I was in my teen age years. ( researchers once figured our musical tastes are set by age 19 )

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Name Your Saddest Movie

Andy and I had a lot of phone calls this morning regarding movies that are sure to make you cry.  Believe it or not, scientists have been looking for the quintessential "sad" movie.   I've often mentioned the scene in Red Dawn -- where Patrick Swayze is carrying his brother ( Charlie Sheen ) after a gun fight with bad guys attacking America.

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Low Approval Ratings For Congress – Fed Up With Our Hired Help?

Neither Republicans, Democrats, or Independents think very highly of Congress these days.  The public's approval rating has sunk to a new low in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll on the subject, with just six-percent saying they think Congress is doing a "good" or "excellent" job.  That figure tops the previous record low -- which was set last month -- when eight-percent rated Congress as "good" or "excellent."

Meanwhile, 61-percent would give Congress a "poor" rating for their efforts, which is up nine-percent from June.  Nearly 70-percent don't believe the current Congress has passed any significant piece of legislation, and only eleven-percent think Congress has approved any bills that will bolster the quality of life for Americans.

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Is Your Cell Phone Getting In The Way Of Your Love Life?

Cell phones and dating don't seem to mix well. A Zoosk.com poll shows many singles are getting tired of rude cell phone behavior, and 33-percent admit they've ended a date early because the person they were with was "too absorbed with their cell phone." "Constantly glancing at a cell phone" tops the list of the most irritating offenses, with 86-percent saying it bothers them when their date does this. Nearly 75-percent believe it's rude to text someone while on a date, and 51-percent are put off when their companion takes a call during the date.

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When A Phone Was Just A Phone

Are you constantly amazed when young people talk about not knowing what a "party-line" is, or what it means to have "direct dial" access or even what a rotary phone looks like. Everyone has a cell phone that does so much more -- as if the phone itself is an after thought. With that in mind, check out this old video...

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