Sports Jam

Football, baseball, basketball, golf, NASCAR and more!
Get your Local, College and Pro sports fix
LIVE every Saturday morning at 7am!
Join Mike Coolidge, John Handel and Jerry Stelse
…with guest appearances from local and national sports pros!

Mike Coolidge

Mike grew up in Lake Geneva, went to Badger High School and college at UW-Whitewater… a definite “hometown boy!” He’s always been interested in sports and radio and started his professional career at WMIR Radio in Lake Geneva… then began at WLKG when the station signed on in 1994.

Mike has been fortunate to be able to cover local sports along with play-by-lay of high school games, football and basketball, for 30 years. He has been a host of Sports Jam since 1994 and loves talking sports with Bill, John and Jerry!

Mike and his wife Colette live in Lake Geneva and have four children.

John Handel

John has been teaching and coaching in Elkhorn for 17 years, and before that, he taught and coached at Tomahawk HS for 3 years. He’s been with WLKG-FM since our inception, and considers his job at Lake 961 to be one of the “most fun” jobs he’s ever had.

Jerry Stelse

Jerry is a retired Business Education teacher at Badger High School, and was also a coach at Badger for 25 yeras. He’s married with 3 kids and 7 grandchildren.

Jerry was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006.

Dick Peterson – AKA “Pencil”

Pencil is qualified to discuss gambling on sporting events, specifically college football.  Since the late 1960’s, he’s bet with bookies, offshore betting sites and in Las Vegas casinos.  For seven years, in the late 1990’s, he spent five weeks is Las Vegas betting the opening line on college football at the Stardust casino.  If Illinois ever gets sports betting approved, that’s where he’ll bet football.

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