Air Staff: Dan Lea

Dan Lea - News Director

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Dan Lea has been news director for what is now the Midwest Family Broadcasting Eau Claire radio group since 2005, but his history with the stations goes back more than 25 years. He first began working for WAYY as a weekend air personality 1988. Dan left the station a couple of times to try other things, working as a talk show host and air personality on WFHR-AM and WGLX-FM in Wisconsin Rapids in the mid 1990's, and spending a couple of years working as a computer programmer. Here at Midwest Family EC, Dan also served as morning news anchor on sister stations WIAL, WECL, and WEAQ, and morning host/operations manager of WECL- 92.9 FM, before becoming news director for the group. Awards include the Wisconsin Broadcasters' Association's "Best Hard News/Investigative Reporting," "Best Newscast," and "Best Spot News.".

Dan is a 1986 Chippewa Falls High School Graduate and studied journalism at U.W. Eau Claire and U.W. River Falls. He lives in his hometown of Chippewa Falls with his wife, Jacey, whom he met at WAYY when she was a morning talk show producer. They have two daughters, Alissa and Randi. Dan & Jacey can often be seen performing original music together, and Dan finds time to appear in a local theatrical production now and then.


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State Senate President Mike Ellis of Neenah has decided not to run for re-election after a tape surfaced with his comments about forming a "superpac"--Good Move or not ?
Good for him to pull out of the race before this gets more embarassing
No--shows weakness , he should stand in and fight
I don't know about this story. I don't care .
He did nothing wrong. Yes, it doesn't look good but he didn't actually form the super pac., he just talked about it.
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