THE WLEN RADIO STORY

As our name implies, we have continuous RAPPORT with the people of ADRIAN, TECUMSEH, BLISSFIELD, HUDSON, MORENCI AND ALL OF LENAWEE COUNTY.

We have the LARGEST share of the radio audience in Lenawee County.  We reach our listeners - 25 - 54 audience age group...the BUYERS with an adult contemporary/full service format. 

WLEN Radio is proud to be an award winning radio station, including being honored as the2010 National Association of Broadcasters Small Market Station of the Year and being named the Michigan Association of Broadcasters 2002, 2003, 2005, & 2006 Station of the Year for Market 3 Radio.  WLEN has received national, regional and state recognition for news, public service and promotions.  In both 1998 and 2001, WLEN Radio was the recipient of the prestigious National Association of Broadcasters "Crystal Award" for excellence in community service.  WLEN Radio was one of only 10 radio stations across the country to receive this award.

103.9 WLEN received its 2nd Service to America Award in 2009 for its service to the listening community.  The Service to Children award spotlights television and radio stations for their overall excellence in serving the children of their communities. The Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NAB Education Foundation with major support from Bonneville International Corporation and the National Association of Broadcasters.

(pictured at right: Congressman Mark Schauer,; Julie Koehn, WLEN-FM (Adrian) and Deborah Norville, Master of Ceremonies for the evening)

We have the most complete and comprehensive LOCAL NEWS coverage, because we have the most experienced and largest news staff.  Led by News Director Chris Renwick, we are Lenawee's award-winning news team, recognized by Associated Press as "Michigan Station of the Year" in 1995.   WLEN Radio News has also been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Associated Press and the University Press Club.

WLEN Radio is Lenawee County's Sports Leader.  We carry more local sports than any other station.  In the fall, we carry the entire football schedule for the Adrian High School Maples and the Adrian College Bulldogs.  Our basketball schedule includes an all county schedule through tournament play as well as coverage of the Siena Heights University basketball games.

Our days begin with Steve Barkway on Lenawee's locally focused morning show. Steve offers local news, sports, weather, family news, community information and more weekdays between 5-9 am.   Then you can join Dale Gaertner, WLEN Radio Program Director, who has over 20 years with the station.  Dale entertains with a great mix of music and interesting conversation from 9:00 a.m. to Noon weekdays.  Then, join News Director Chris Renwick for an hour of news, sports, weather and other information from Noon to 1:00 p.m..  From 1:00 to 5:00 it's the Afternoon Show with Katie Galazka, WLEN Radio Production Director, providing music, conversation, and information during the drive home.  From 5:00 to 6:00, tune in for another hour of news and information with Chris Renwick.  6:00 to Midnight brings us Mike Reynolds with Lenawee's only live evening show.  

Click here for the complete WLEN Radio program guide.

Continuing our rapport with our listeners, we broadcast from several locations throughout Lenawee County, broadcasting nearly 100 remotes yearly. And you can bet that if we're broadcasting somewhere, we're having fun and probably giving away a prize or two!

WLEN Radio personalities pull all this together in a way no one else can.  Our staff is dependable, stable, reliable, award winning, and all have vested interest in Lenawee County.  WLEN Radio cares about Lenawee County.  We live here, we grew up here, and we take pride in lending ourselves to the quality of life in our community. 

President/General Manager Julie Koehn
Marketing Manager Patt Hayes
Program Director/Public Service Director Dale Gaertner
Music Director Dale Gaertner
News Director Chris Renwick
Production Director Katie Galazka
Sports Director Steve Barkway
Promotions Coordinator Julie Koehn
Office Staff Judy Birchfield & Leslie Lambka
Marketing Department Kathy Williams,  Jim Mooney, Patt Hayes & Joe Johns
Sports Department Steve Barkway, John Koehn, & Patt Hayes

All this makes WLEN the most effective advertising medium in Lenawee County.  It is also the reason that we are Lenawee County's Most Listened to Station!!