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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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Man’s Best Friend and Traveling Companion

I wish I had my camera with me this past weekend. Dog in the backseat of a club-cab pick-up passing me on 131 had a greatest expression on it's face.... Picture this; dog inside facing backward, head and shoulders sticking out the split window in back -- happy as could be -- a doggie smile for all the passing cars

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Another Monday Weight Challenge.

For many of us, Monday means fresh start on that plan to lose a couple pounds.

A new study finds Weight Watchers is twice as effective as other diet programs. The Medical Journal Lancet published the study revealing Weight Watchers dieters lost twice as much weight as those following standard diet plans from family doctors

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My Visit To World Trade Center Site One Month After 9/11

In the days following the Sept. 11 tragedy, Andy and I struggled to find the right tone for our morning radio show on WTRV FM. We really are not a political morning show or a "newsy" kind of show either. We are a current affairs / entertainment based show that uses -- or at least tries to -- use a lot of humor.

We really couldn't do "business as usual" the following morning. No one was really in the mood for it. It took a few weeks and a few missteps along the way to get back to what we do best. During that time, September of 2001, our radio station constructed two foam core 4' x 8' thank you cards. Mary Ann Meyer of Signs and Wonders in Sparta did the graphics thanking the rescue and aid station workers. WTRV staff carried those big signs to several pubic gatherings to allow everyone to write a few words. It was a beautiful thing...two big cards covered in magic-marker thoughts and prayers.

One month to the day, Mary Ann and I hand delivered those signs to the main Salvation Army aid station directly across the street from where the towers came down. The sights and smells are still with me today.

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Remembering Where You Were Sept 11, 2001

Each of us have memories of where we were ten years ago today. Andy and I were doing the Tuesday morning radio show on WTRV FM. I remember glancing at the television in the corner and the first shots of one of the World Trade Center towers on fire. Like everyone, we wondered how in the world could a commercial jet strike a building so visible on such a clear September day. There rest, well...you know.

The events of September 11th, 2001 are still firmly etched in the minds of most Americans, even ten years later. Ninety-five-percent of those taking part in a new Harris Poll say they "clearly" remember and 84-percent "very clearly" remember where they were and what they were doing when they first learned about the terrorist attacks against the nation.

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Gettting Rid Of Hazardous Waste….Your Everyday Stuff…Safely

Andy and I were talking about household / hazardous waste this morning on WTRV FM. Some of the most dangerous materials found in our groundwater and landfills comes from our kitchen and garage. You should know household hazardous waste is accepted year round on weekdays at four centers around the county by appointment so that you can drop it off quickly, safely and efficiently

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