WGRT is seeing more in the way of changes in the coming weeks. News Director Cathie Martin is giving up the microphone and after thirty-eight years, will be retiring this month. In a new and exciting partnership with ebw.tv, the Blue Water Area’s only online television station, Karly Hurley, Station Manager of ebw.tv will be stepping in to report the news on WGRT, and on occasion, listeners will hear the voices of Mallory Michaluk and Mike Smith, both from ebw.tv .
Listeners need not worry, as the social media portion of the job, as well as the contests, will be handled by newcomer, Jessie Wiegand. Jessie’s title will be Media Coordinator and she is looking forward to interacting and making winners out of listeners.
This is an exciting time for the station, and Cathie is excited to spend more time with her family, as well as having more time to practice yoga, read and draw. She says she will miss chatting with the listeners but will not miss the early hours. She is honored to pass the baton to Karly and Jessie, so her legacy of producing quality news and interacting with WGRT listeners can continue.
Karly has grown up in the Blue Water Area and is excited to get to know WGRT listeners while sharing the news of all the latest and greatest things happening in town. Jessie is also a Port Huron native and an active member of the community, so you may recognize her as she goes about town representing WGRT.