WEEKEND EXPERTS | THE GREAT MICHIGAN WEEKEND

The Great Michigan Weekend” is your guide to events happening each weekend in our beautiful state. There is always plenty to do around Michigan and this show is an ideal place to start.

The Great Michigan Weekend” is full of family-friendly events, weekend sports, new movies, TV shows, and streaming choices, as well as interviews with the movers and shakers who are planning the events that make Michigan such a great state.

Along with that first cup of enjoyable Saturday-morning coffee, it’s the perfect way to start your weekend and make plans to make it a GREAT one.

Catch the show from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings, hosted by veteran Detroit radio hosts Jim Harper and Steve Courtney.
The Great Michigan Weekend” is your guide to events happening each weekend in our beautiful state. There is always plenty to do around Michigan and this show is an ideal place to start.

The Great Michigan Weekend” is full of family-friendly events, weekend sports, new movies, TV shows, and streaming choices, as well as interviews with the movers and shakers who are planning the events that make Michigan such a great state.

Along with that first cup of enjoyable Saturday-morning coffee, it’s the perfect way to start your weekend and make plans to make it a GREAT one.

Catch the show from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings, hosted by veteran Detroit radio hosts Jim Harper and Steve Courtney.

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MEET THE HOSTS:

JIM HARPER

Jim Harper was born in Hamtramck, where he and his extended family lived until he reached the age of five. They moved to Westland, Michigan where Jim went to school and graduated from John Glenn High School.

Jim heard “the calling” early in life and, along with a friend, got a part-time job doing a weekly teen forum show on a small station in Ypsilanti at the age of 13. At the time, he was the youngest person in the country to have his own radio show and hold an FCC Third Class Radio License.

While attending Jr. high and high school, Jim worked his way up at three radio stations in southeastern Michigan, until he was offered a full time job upon graduation from high school.

Harper went on to spend nearly 40 years in Detroit radio, with generations of fans starting their day with Jim and his “Breakfast Club” family.

He and his wife Lynn have a dog, Pippa, and travel up to northern Michigan whenever they can. He enjoys hockey, photography, reading, and loves about anything that has to do with cars.

Jim has a passion for helping charities, which was a big part of the foundation of all of his morning shows. He is also dedicated to being a positive voice during these troubled economic times in Michigan.

Favorite quote: “Don’t bother to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” –William Faulkner

JIM HARPER

Jim Harper was born in Hamtramck where he and his extended family lived until he reached the age of five. They moved to Westland, Michigan where Jim went to school and graduated from John Glenn High School.

Jim heard “the calling” early in life and, along with a friend got a part-time job doing a weekly teen forum show on a small station in Ypsilanti at the age of 13. At the time, he was the youngest person in the country to have his own radio show and hold an FCC Third Class Radio License.

While attending Jr. high and high school, Jim worked his way up at three radio stations in southeastern Michigan, until he was offered a full time job upon graduation high school.

Harper went on to spend nearly 40 years in Detroit radio, with generations of fans starting their day with Jim and his “Breakfast Club” family. 

He and his wife Lynn have a dog, Pippa, and travel up to northern Michigan whenever they can. He enjoys hockey, photography, reading, and loves about anything that has to do with cars.

Jim has a passion for helping charities, which is a big part of the foundation of all of his morning shows. He is also dedicated to being a positive voice during these troubled economic times in Michigan.

Favorite quote: “Don’t bother to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” –William Faulkner

STEVE COURTNEY

Born and raised in 
DetroitSteve Courtney is a lifetime Detroit fan in what he refers to as: “America’s Greatest Sports City.

Before sharpening his radio skills at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast ArtsSteve graduated from Divine Child High School where he was a student athlete, lettering in both football and baseball.

Steve signed on at 760 WJR in 1998, having previously worked as an on-air DJ at several other Detroit radio stations, including WNIC FMWHYT FM, WWWW FM, and WDFN AM.

Known for his humor and positive attitude, Steve‘s sports reporting is infused with both information and entertainment — a style that has earned him respect and likeability by players, coaches, guests, and colleagues.

As a twenty plus year veteran of the radio business, Steve is an Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters award winner, and has been voted the “Best Sports Talk Show Host” by the Detroit News.

Off-air, Steve Courtney serves as a board member of CATCH: Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children helping improve the quality of life of pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital.

Steve also enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids and attempting to “play” golf.

STEVE COURTNEY
Born and raised in 
DetroitSteve Courtney is a lifetime Detroit fan in what he refers to as: “America’s Greatest Sports City.

Before sharpening his radio skills at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast ArtsSteve graduated from Divine Child High School where he was a student athlete; lettering in both football and baseball.

Steve signed on at 760 WJR in 1998, having previously worked as an on-air DJ at several other Detroit radio stations, including WNIC FMWHYT FMWWWW FM, and WDFN AM.

Known for his humor and positive attitude, Steve‘s sports reporting is infused with both information and entertainment — a style that has earned him respect and likeability by players, coaches, guests, and colleagues.

As a twenty plus year veteran of the radio business, Steve is an Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters award winner, and has been voted the “Best Sports Talk Show Host” by the Detroit News.

Off-air, Steve Courtney serves as a board member of CATCH: Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children, helping improve the quality of life of pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital.

Steve also enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids and attempting to “play” golf.