Saturday Breakfast Show Host 6-11 Am And Uk Version 1am – 6am Us Time
Leighton hails from the land of Robin Hood, James Bond and the Royal Family.
He has always had an interest with radio from an early age. (Some say he was even born wearing headphones)
His career started on the air at the age of 16, at first with his local hospital radio station and then progressing to his hometown media group.
He fronted and hosted their roadshow unit, bring his unique brand of humour, personality and games to thousands of visitors to various shows over the summer season.
Since starting out in the industry Leighton has worked for some of the UK’s biggest commercial radio groups as well as the BBC.
Whilst working for his last station he was named that years Best Morning Show, an accolade he is very proud of.
Leighton has also had worked for radio stations based in Egypt and more recently The Grand Canyon state – Arizona.
Leighton has also appeared as an actor on some of the UK’s popular TV shows.
Something that Leighton doesn’t want you to know is that he was once bitten by a squirrel – and now has a fear of them.
Catch Leighton on weekday afternoons, 2:00-7:00 on the only station with bite – Wolverine Radio.
Find me on
Host of “Wolverine Wake-Up” 7a-10a
Mike started out spinning records, yes records, vinyl records at the local roller skating rink at the age of 16. That job started his interest in radio broadcasting and even won a contest on the local Top 40 station at the time, FUN 102, for a scholarship to take broadcasting classes. Mike continued at the roller rink while also starting a Portable DJ business with friends, called “Spinning Discs.” Spinning Discs was very successful getting booked in some instances over a year in advance. That’s where a life long friendship with who we call around here as “Other Mike” and I promise he has a last name. “Other Mike also works with Wolverine Radio.
Mike has worked for many area radio stations including, WFAN (not the one in NY), WORQ, 102.3 THE WAVE, ROCK 102, WNLC/WTYD when they were in New London, and where it all started, WINY in Putnam where Mike claims he learned the craft. To this day, Mike still credits the past and present owners of that station for the time they took to teach me when I was young.
Mike left the broadcasting industry for almost 15 years where he worked in local to mid level Management for 2 very large retail companies, one not so big anymore. He loves music, anyplace there is water, telling the kids that Rhiana is his favorite child (not really true, but it gets their goats), Slot machines way too much, and trying to make a positive impact on the Communities of Griswold, Plainfield, and the Borough of Jewett City. Listen to Mike and Various co-hosts Monday – Friday, 7a-10a on Wolverine Radio
Find me on
Director of Productions
About Other Mike
Being new to radio, I bring a mechanical background with Handyman skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and auto repair. I have 30 years as a Mobile DJ, including designing my own sound systems as a side hobby.
Behind the scenes is where I get the most work done, because I’m not having to answer the questions asked of the front person (yes I am a past business owner).
At present I am a student at Eastern Connecticut State University, working on my Masters in Early Childhood Education. When it comes to learning something new like radio, if I don’t know it I will learn it. In my process of learning I learn from my successes and failures, so if things go wrong I will figure it out or find out how to fix it.
Finally, I am the opposite when it comes to skills than Mike (the boss) so that makes me the other Mike.
Find me on
Wolverine Radio Sports
Sean is one of the three youngest guys at Wolverine Radio.
Sean Graduated in 2016 from Griswold High School and is in his second year at Three Rivers Community College. At Griswold he was a part of the Band playing the Drums and part of the Track and Field team.
At Wolverine Radio Sean does multiple things from sports to Dj gigs. He is the Sideline reporter for football, Color Commentary for basketball and occasionally baseballl/softball. He is also on the Morning Show on Tuesday’s and Thursdays.
Find me on
Host of “The Connecticut Conversation” 10a-11a Mon-Thu
Find me on
Morning Show Co Host Mom/Wed/Fri Mornings
Paul Lach is one of the old guys at Wolverine radio.
At 74 is semi-retired from Eversource where he held the position of an Information Technology Product Manager.
Lives in Griswold with his wife Gini and their felines pets. Is a member of the Griswold Health and Safety Committee, the Economic Development commission and the Creative Arts and Culture Committee.
Has a passion for muscle cars and can be seen driving around Griswold in his Chevelle or Dodge challenger.
Started at Wolverine Radio a year ago, on the Friday morning show, proving Lach facts, stump the chump and Lashing out about things that ticks him off.
Find me on
Morning Show Co-Host Tues/Thurs
Lisa Coe is a proud Jewett City resident and a 1984 graduate of Griswold High school. Coe first met Mike Minarsky, the owner of SNSN Radio, back in 1980 while they were classmates at GHS.
Her first foray into radio was in 1984 when she appeared on WICH on the Stu Breyer Show where she got to read her riveting and patriotic Voice of Democracy Essay for the tens of thousands of listeners anxious to hear her first political commentary. Though details of this dubious honor may be exaggerated, she knew one day she would be famous. With a fully overblown sense of her own fabulousness, Coe mustered the courage to ask Mike Minarsky to the prom. He turned her down flatly and unequivocally.
Broken-hearted, Lisa Coe turned to the Sisters of Mercy and enrolled at St. Joseph College with hopes of entering the convent. The nuns, upon learning that Ms. Coe was cast off by Michael Minarsky, had to turn her away from the Holy Order. Too ashamed to return to Jewett City without her man or a veil and habit, Coe stayed at St Joseph College and earned a degree in Nursing.
Fast-forward to today, Lisa Coe is married to her wife, Doreen Coe, having turned herself over to the LGBTQ community because no man could ever be greater than Minarsky.
Two years ago, Mike Minarsky gave Lisa Coe the opportunity to work at the radio station as an on-air personality, and she’s been there ever since. Despite being contacted by Howard Stern to replace Robin Quivers, Coe secretly poisons Minarsky’s second breakfast twice a week in hopes that eventually his brain will be addled enough by arsenic to ask her out to Skate-Inn in Plainfield where they will finally share hotdogs heated under a lamp and one romantic couple’s skate.