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 in 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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Chalkfest in Wilson Park ( 8/2)
US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship in Carson Park ( 8/7-10)
Festival in the Pines ( 8/23-8/24)
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Harley P. Rademaker's Smelt Feed and Bluegrass Jamboree in his backyard (8/31)
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