The News Department also produces our public affairs program, North Coast Journal. This long form interview program offers conversations with area news makers and regional topics of interest. We will post the interview segments here for your on demand listening.
North Coast Journal can be heard every Sunday morning on all three of our stations, including at 6 AM on WLEC and at 7 AM on both WCPZ & WMJK. Shows can also be heard at approximately 12:30 PM on select weekdays.
WLEC Historical Interviews
Most are from 1992, when WLEC celebrated its 45th anniversary. Listen to many of the voices that were long time mainstays over the local airwaves – dating back to the very beginning of the station. The Karl Bates tribute was actually a video tribute presented to him when he retired – his connections in the news and broadcasting business were legendary.
WLEC signed on the air on Sunday, December 7, 1947
Erie County Health Department – Detox Facility and Aftercare options
Pete Schade, Erie County Health Commissioner, joined us for a discussion about the Erie County Health Department daily operations. We also talked about the specific plans now underway to open a new detox center on the Health Department campus in Sandusky – and how that facility will fit into the overall circle of care plans for those dealing with addiction issues.
Indoor Sports & Recreation Center
Duffiled Milkie, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company stopped by to talk about plans to build a new indoor sports and recreation facility in Sandusky. The company is working with Erie County Commissioners and Lake Erie Shores and Islands to put together financing for the project.