John Auchter | Contributor, Auchter’s Art

Since 1995 John has created Michigan-based editorial cartoons for the Grand Rapids Business Journal, the Grand Rapids Press, and MLive Newspapers. His cartoons are currently featured at MichiganRadio.org and are syndicated to newspapers through the Michigan Press Association. John is an active member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. You can view an archive of his editorial work and other cartoons at Auchtoon.com. Continue reading “John Auchter | Contributor, Auchter’s Art”

John U. Bacon | Essay / Analysis, Sports Commentator

John U. Bacon has worked nearly three decades as a writer, a public speaker, and a college instructor, winning awards for all three.

Bacon earned an honors degree in history (“pre-unemployment”) from the University of Michigan in 1986, and a Master’s in Education in 1994. In 2005-06, the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship named him the first recipient of the Benny Friedman Fellowship for Sports Journalism. Continue reading “John U. Bacon | Essay / Analysis, Sports Commentator”

Scott Baker | Data Manager

Scott Baker comes to to Michigan with five years experience in the nonprofit field. As an information systems manager for the United Way, Scott worked with campaign staff, donors, and agencies-including U of M.

His duties included managing CRM systems, working with donor data, and creating ad hoc campaign reports. Continue reading “Scott Baker | Data Manager”

Mark Brush | In Memoriam

Mark Brush was Michigan Radio’s Digital Media Director. He began working at Michigan Radio in 1998 as a part-time production assistant. He went on to become co-manager of the Great Lakes Radio Consortium, an environmental news service for public radio stations. After GLRC changed its name to The Environment Report, he helped expand it to a daily news service that at its peak aired on 125 stations. He became the station’s first Digital Media Director in 2016 and in that role helped oversee the station’s digital strategy and moved the station toward publishing more online-first stories. Continue reading “Mark Brush | In Memoriam”

Lynette Budnik | Receptionist

Lynette is Michigan Radio’s receptionist and has been with the station since 2015. She assists with the data entry of gifts, and is listeners first point of contact when they call or visit Michigan Radio. She loves working at the station since it’s like a home away from home. She looks forward to talking with you.
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