Veteran Michigan broadcaster Bill Thompson, who released a book of his memoirs early this summer “My Life as a Great Lakes Broadcaster” will be speaking at Ferris State University on October 17 at 11 a.m. in UCB 211. Thompson is a Ferris Sports Leadership Institute Advisory Board member.
In the book, Thompson shares stories and extensive photos from the stops along his career beginning in college radio, WFYC/Alma, WSOO/WSUE in Sault Ste. Marie, WJOR/South Haven, WJIM-AM/FM in Lansing, WITL-AM/FM in Lansing, WION/Ionia. Michigan News Network and Michigan Radio Network, both based in Lansing. He retired in December of 2017.
Thompson is recipient of recognition and awards from the Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Central Michigan University Alumni Association.
Following the talk, Thompson will be signing copies of his book at the Barnes and Nobel bookstore on the Ferris campus.