General Manager Jeff Harju is a native Yooper born and raised in the Copper Country. He got into broadcasting with a sales/advertising background and still also manages radio stations WOLV-WHKB-WCCY in Houghton in addition to ABC 10/CW 5. He graduated from Ferris State University with honors and a degree in advertising. He’s also a Calumet alumnus and served in the Michigan Army National Guard. He splits time between Houghton and Ishpeming and resides in Copper Country with his wife, three children, two dogs, two cats and a hedgehog. Jeff loves spending time with his family, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, traveling, coaching his children in little league, broadcasting hockey and other High School sports, live music and of course helping U.P. businesses grow with creative messages in radio and television broadcasts. He is on the Calumet Theatre and Keweenaw Little League boards and is part of the trio that puts on the Dam Jam music festival in Calumet.
Keweenaw Bureau Reporter
Thomas graduated from Central Michigan University in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, with a minor in Multi-media Design. Following his graduation he worked with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League as an Intern putting together end of game highlight videos. During the COViD-19 pandemic he worked with In10sity Dance around the country as a photographer. Now he can be found in and around the Copper Country reporting in the most incredible area of the state. If you have a story idea for Thomas, you can email him at email@example.com.
Jessica Potila is an Ishpeming native and award-winning multimedia journalist who returned to the Upper Peninsula after 22 years of living in Maine. She has 10 years of journalism experience reporting for Fiddlehead Focus, St. John Valley Times, and Bangor Daily News. She is the recipient of 36 Maine Press Association awards for writing and photography. Her work has also been published in Today’s Parent (Canada) and her late uncle Joe Potila’s book The Yellow Snow Meltdown. She is a proud Northern Michigan University Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, attending and performing in theater productions, and training for her first 5k, which she intends to walk. Jessica can be reached at (207) 316-5881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.