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Operations Manager and Program Director

The weekday morning from 5:30 to 10:00 on WCMY1430 is hosted by Jay LeSeure, who has been starting the day for LaSalle County since 1985 with news, information, and conversation. He also serves both WCMY and 95.3 JackFM as the Operations Manager and Program Director.

He is active in the community as the Chairman of the Ottawa YMCA Board of Directors, a member of the LaSalle County Emergency Telephone System Board, serves as the Public Information Officer for the LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency, a member of the Public Policy Team of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and helps with the annual Fireworks Show as a member of Ottawa First.

Jay is a native of Centralia, Illinois, his wife is Mary Beth and they have two college-age children, and he started his paid broadcasting career at the age of 15 after hanging around a radio station in some fashion or another since he was 8 years old.

Email Jay at "The Morning Meeting": morningmeeting@ottawaradio.net

  • Marquette Freshman talk about their first year experience - Ellen Wheatland, Chloe Garkey, and Jalen Flavel.
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  • Heinz Suppan, Ottawa-based author and longtime German teacher at Marquette High School, has released his third book, "Pana: The Crossroads of Crisis. He talks with Jay on the "Morning Meeting" May 19th.
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  • Marquette High School Varsity Softball Seniors: Aurora Flavel, Cate Thompson, and Maddie Dougherty.
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  • MAHS presents "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" Friday and Saturday nights. Cast members include Sam "Roy" Donahue, Kelsey "Snoopy" Spears, Michael "Pig Pen" Killelea, and Delaney "Lydia" Kissel.
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  • A quartet of 13 year-olds from the Ottawa YMCA Dolphins Swim Team has won two state titles for the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay after taking the state trophy at the 2017 Illinois YMCA Swim Finals: Jon Szewczuk, Witt Nevins, Joe Ovanic, and Ryan Nelson.
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  • Jay LeSeure talks with Seattle Sutton, R.N., the founder of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating.
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