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Karen Manzel

TRADIO is Northern Michigans favorite way to Buy - Sell - Trade your stash of stuff. Call us LIVE weekday mornings at 9:30 am at (231) 627-9005

Hosted by Karen Manzel:

My radio adventures began after serving four years in the U.S. Army, followed by receiving a broadcast education at ICB in Dayton, Ohio, with emphasis on radio and television (talent and production.)

My first go in commercial radio began at WCBY, a small AM/FM station in Cheboygan, MI. Then playing Big Band/WWII “oldies” format for the local audience!

Leaving Cheboygan for a news-anchor position at a NBC Affiliate in Traverse City revealed a greater appreciation for the intimacy of radio. I was able to return to the station I had left not quite two years before! By that time, WCBY had changed management and FM format to a more contemporary programming.

“Between a Rock and a Soft Place” read the tee shirt I was wearing when my right arm suddenly snapped in an arm-wrestling “guest appearance” during Cheboygan’s then weeklong summer festival. That moment cemented my place in local stories and conversation-starters for years to come!

My husband and I married a year later, deciding there could be no better place for us to make our family home than in this lovely small town.

Being “On the Air” filled out the better part of decades after that. The highlight was the invitation to serve at the non-profit Dove FM, a newly licensed station; Contemporary Christian format. As Operations Director, I was responsible for Programming, and also free to write and produce weekly 1:30 minute devotional programs: I also produced in-studio interviews with local clergy, chapter leaders of non-profits, Salvation Army etc., as well as news & PSAs.

My husband and I eventually bought the local “Mom & Pop” Alcock’s Market. It was excellent while it lasted! (BTW Alcock’s was a sponsor of Tradio on WCBY!) I am a grateful wife, mother and grandmother to the two most beautiful and intelligent grandchildren on the planet!

Serendipity defined: “At just the right time” —The opportunity to return to radio came to be. This is one grateful woman-child LIVE ON TRADIO for Black Diamond Broadcastings / Big Country Gold.

Here’s to Joy!

On-Air Schedule
Monday 09:30am - 10:00am Tradio
Monday 04:30pm - 04:45pm Tradio ReWind
Tuesday 09:30am - 10:00am Tradio
Tuesday 04:30pm - 04:45pm Tradio ReWind
Wednesday 09:30am - 10:00am Tradio
Wednesday 04:30pm - 04:45pm Tradio ReWind
Thursday 09:30am - 10:00am Tradio
Thursday 04:30pm - 04:45pm Tradio ReWind
Friday 09:30am - 10:00am Tradio
Friday 04:30pm - 04:45pm Tradio ReWind
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