I Can't Quit Her

By Blood, Sweat and Tears from the album Child Is Father to the Man


On Air

Captain Dan

A 1967 graduate of Cathedral Prep and 1971 graduate of Gannon University, Dan Geary began his radio career at WWGO in Erie. There he worked with early Erie legends Johnny Holiday, Ron. Seggi and Tom Lopez.

Geary has been in the radio business for over 50 years. He was involved in starting the original “Breakfast Club” at Classy 100 in 1987 and served as program director and morning host at Froggy 94. Dan also managed WYNE 1530 AM, then the campus radio station at Mercyhurst North East.

Captain Dan Geary was the mastermind behind Mercyhurst University’s amazing oldies station, WMCE which is now owned and operated my LECOM Health.

Captain Dan can be heard weekdays from 6 am until 10 on 88.5 LECOM Radio.

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 07:00am - 09:00am Captain Dan
Monday 06:00am - 10:00am Captain Dan
Tuesday 06:00am - 10:00am Captain Dan
Wednesday 06:00am - 10:00am Captain Dan
Thursday 06:00am - 10:00am Captain Dan
Friday 06:00am - 10:00am Captain Dan

Johnny Holiday

Johnny Holiday began his radio career in 1962 as a college student at Gannon University. Johnny worked at WLEU which later changed to WWGO. Johnny Holiday, one day broadcasting ‘From the edge of the ledge’ at the Commerce Building, high above State Street had the audience in suspense. In September of 1964 he moved to WJET radio. A few years later in 1970, after being in radio as a DJ, Johnny moved to radio sales and served as WJET-TV sales manager. Retired in 2008. He returned to radio at WMCE in 2013 and now serves as the mid-day personality on LECOMRADIO 88.5

On-Air Schedule

Monday 10:00am - 02:00pm Johnny Holiday
Tuesday 10:00am - 02:00pm Johnny Holiday
Wednesday 10:00am - 02:00pm Johnny Holiday
Thursday 10:00am - 02:00pm Johnny Holiday
Friday 10:00am - 02:00pm Johnny Holiday
Saturday 08:00pm - 12:00am Johnny Holiday

Commander Bill

As a retired law enforcement professional, I spent many years on a radio…but of a different type! But all of those midnight shifts in the police car gave me a deep appreciation for all of this great music. After retiring I wanted to become a handsome billionaire but obviously that just didn’t work out. So here I am…and very grateful to be playing some of the best music on the planet!

On-Air Schedule

Monday 02:00pm - 07:00pm Commander Bill
Tuesday 02:00pm - 07:00pm Commander Bill
Wednesday 02:00pm - 07:00pm Commander Bill
Thursday 02:00pm - 07:00pm Commander Bill
Friday 02:00pm - 07:00pm Commander Bill

Dr. Denny Woytek

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania on May 24, 1949. Lived most of my childhood on the beaches of Presque Isle and ‘spinning the hits’ at radio stations including the one I built in my basement. The broadcast range was only a few blocks but I kept the neighbors entertained. I had my first paying radio job at WJET.

In 1967 I joined the Navy to be a photographer in 1967 only to find myself as a Seabee going to Vietnam. After serving in Quang Tri and Dong Ha with CBMU 301 and building an Armed Forces Radio station in Quang Tri, I was transferred to Alaska. I spent three years in the frozen tundra of Adak Island at AFRTS as a disc jockey, program director, TV newscaster and movie host.

After discharge from the Navy I returned to Erie to work on radio and attended Mercyhurst College. I left college to take a full-time position at a 5,000-watt radio station as the wild-and-wacky morning announcer. I lived three years in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Mackinac Island. Moved back to Pennsylvania and spent 13 years as a morning man in Franklin, PA.

Moved to Pittsburgh in 1989 and I was a freelance Videographer, TV producer. I returned to finish my Bachelors degree in Communications at Duquesne in 1995. I worked at WDUQ as a part-time host for jazz, I completed my MS in Multimedia Technology at Duquesne. In February 2009 I completed my Ph.D. in Rhetoric with a dissertation on how Vietnam veterans are using technology to take private memory and make it public.

I was an Assistant Professor for the Journalism Multimedia Technology Department at Duquesne University and taught courses including Introduction to Multimedia Technology, Cross-Platform Authoring, Digital Imaging, Multimedia Production, Digital Videography, Photojournalism, Visual Communications, Digital Cinematography, Photojournalism, 3-D Modeling and Animation and Computer Graphic Design. I retired from Duquesne in 2016.

I have won 12 Telly Awards, one for a program called “Pennsylvania Adventures”, “A Journey of Faith” a documentary on the town and people of Medjugorje, a documentary on the visit of the Pope John Paul to the United States. I also was awarded Tellys for documentaries on John Gibson of the Negro baseball league, “We are All Immigrants”, “The Seabees Return to Vietnam”, also awarded a Pixie Award for animation.

I continue enjoying photography and my radio roots playing the music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s

On-Air Schedule

Monday 07:00pm - 12:00am Dr. Denny Woytek
Tuesday 07:00pm - 12:00am Dr. Denny Woytek
Wednesday 07:00pm - 12:00am Dr. Denny Woytek
Thursday 07:00pm - 12:00am Dr. Denny Woytek
Friday 07:00pm - 12:00am Dr. Denny Woytek

Big Al

Big Al Knight began his radio career at WHOT in Youngstown, Ohio in the mid 60s. He moved to WJET in Erie in the late 1960s. Big Al enjoys the midnight till dawn radio shift, not only does it keep him out of trouble but provides a steady stream of music to the late night listeners and shift workers.

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 12:00am - 06:00am Big Al Knight
Monday 12:00am - 06:00am Big Al Knight
Tuesday 12:00am - 06:00am Big Al Knight
Wednesday 12:00am - 06:00am Big Al Knight
Thursday 12:00am - 06:00am Big Al Knight
Friday 12:00am - 06:00am Big Al Knight
Saturday 12:00am - 06:00am Big Al Knight

Rick Johnson

I guess I have been a radio “geek” since the tender age of 5 years old. I remember begging my parents to get me a radio of my own. As a youngster I remember tuning in all those magic AM stations I could receive from across the country at night. Being originally from the Chicago land area I grew up listening to the two 50KW flame throwers WLS and WCFL. Not long after high school I joined the Navy and got my first actual “break” in broadcasting with American Forces Radio. When I left the Navy, I landed my first gig in real radio and never looked back. With several radio stations behind me and a lot of experience I am so happy to be part of Lecom radio, and my favorite part of that is you, the listeners.

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 08:00pm - 11:00pm All The Hits

Nat the Hat

Nat comes from a large musical family. She got her first transistor radio at the age of six and was “hooked.” Her Daddy bought her first real six string, a Fender Mustang, at the age of 11, and she was “hooked.” Next up, the theatre, and she was “hooked.” The theatre major got her first radio gig and she was “hooked.” She got her first derby and was “hooked.” It’s all about the music with Nat the Hat. It’s all about entertaining. It’s all about sharing her God given talents and working with the GREATEST legends of all time, on the GREATEST hits of all time!

On-Air Schedule

Saturday 08:00am - 12:00pm Ladies of LECOM

Terri Bohen

The youngest of 4 children, Terri was born and raised on the shores of Lake Erie in Erie, PA. She spent many of her formative years babysitting for the venerable Captain Dan’s family. It was while doing the morning announcements over the loud speaker in high school that Terri first got hooked on broadcasting. After college, Terri was reunited with Captain Dan as they woke up listeners on The Breakfast Club for 13 years.

A career change was in store as Terri went into the classroom, teaching elementary English Language Learners whose families relocated to Erie from all over the globe. Terri and her husband Joe relocated themselves five years ago, giving up the shoveling for the sun and sand of Florida. She is now LOVING teaching 3rd graders, kayaking, watching for her favorite manatees, and spending weekends with listeners.

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 12:00pm - 04:00pm Ladies of LECOM
Saturday 12:00pm - 04:00pm Ladies of LECOM

Jewel Leigh

Jewel Leigh graduated from Purdue University and has worked in public relations for 25 years, most recently in the tourism industry. She is also a freelance spokesperson and voiceover artist. Her radio career started in 2010 when, as special events manager for the local Chamber of Commerce, she met Captain Dan Geary while promoting chamber events on WMCE. The rest, as they say, is history. After seven years as the midday cruise director on WMCE, she had a two-year hiatus but now is back on weekends!

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 04:00pm - 08:00pm Ladies of LECOM
Saturday 04:00pm - 08:00pm Ladies of LECOM

Open House Party

Every Sunday from 8 until Midnight the staff gets together to play the hits and have a station party. Be sure to listen in.

Polka Celebration Show

The best of Polka music with Bob and Alice. 814-580-9151 live request line open between 9:15am and 11:30am (EST) each Sunday. Requests, Dedications, can also be emailed to polkacelebration885@gmail.com ALL Public Service Announcements must emailed or mailed to the show so all information is correct. The Polka Celebration Show FB Group is a gathering of people grateful to hear the great sounds of polka music every SUNDAY morning. Your favorite polkas, waltzes, and obereks between 9:00am and 12:00pm (EST) on WMCE FM 88.5 from Erie, PA. or LIVE INTERNET STREAM @ www.LECOMradio.com The Polka Celebration Show hit the Erie radio airwaves in 1989.


On-Air Schedule

Sunday 09:00am - 12:00pm Polka Celebration

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Big Al
Big Al
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Big Al Knight



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