Eye in the Sky

By Alan Parsons Project from the album Magic Moments

11:56pm

On Air

Lou Baxter

The newest member of the LECOM Radio team is probably the most recognizable!

For over 40 years, Lou Baxter has been a familiar face on Erie television. Before his semi-retirement in 2021, Lou was News Director of JET 24 and FOX 66. Prior to that he worked as a TV anchor and reporter. These days, he works on special projects for the local ABC and FOX affiliates.

His broadcasting career, however, began in radio! Nearly 50 years ago Lou launched his career working at Erie’s WWYN radio when he was a 17-year-old senior at Erie’s Academy High School. He then moved on to stints at WQLN-FM and WRIE, working as both a radio reporter and disc jockey. His dream to make broadcasting a career came in the 1960’s, after peering into the studio window at WJET Radio and seeing the one and only "Johnny Holiday" at work. What a thrill it’s been working with Johnny in both his TV career, and now at WMCE LECOM Radio.

The veteran broadcast journalist, a graduate of Edinboro State College, has enjoyed reporting stories from the White House and Capitol Hill; interviewing presidents, governors, celebrities and local officials. He also reported from Hawaii on the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, on the 1985 Albion tornado, 911, and the infamous Erie Pizza Bomber murder case.

But his first love is playing the soundtrack of your life! The music of his era and yours, classic hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Feel free to reach out to him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lou.baxter.3

On-Air Schedule

Monday 06:00am - 10:00am Lou Baxter
Tuesday 06:00am - 10:00am Lou Baxter
Wednesday 06:00am - 10:00am Lou Baxter
Thursday 06:00am - 10:00am Lou Baxter
Friday 06:00am - 10:00am Lou Baxter

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

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

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.

814-580-9151

On-Air Schedule

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

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.

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Big Al
Big Al
12:00am - 6:00am
Big Al Knight

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