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WYCE is an American community radio station, broadcasting a noncommercial, Triple A format. The station's music is programmed by volunteers, drawing from a diverse library of eclectic music folk, blues and jazz music, with some emphasis on local musicians, it is licensed to Wyoming and began broadcasting in 1983 as an FM-based extension to a cable-based radio station, operating since 1978 on GE Cablevision in the Wyoming and Kentwood areas. This station was licensed to Wyoming Community Education. In 1987, the Wyoming Board of Education, in response to concerns about the music its students were programming, transferred the license and sold the assets to Grand Rapids Cable Access Center, the forerunner to the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. For several years, a special committee of the GRCAC board known as the Friends of WYCE provided direction to the station staff and volunteers. In the mid-1990s, the studios were moved from the community education site in suburban Wyoming, joining other components of the GRCMC as they consolidated in renovated facilities on the second floor of the West Side Library, just west of downtown Grand Rapids.

In the late 1990s the station got a new transmitter and tower, thereby increasing its signal strength and coverage. The tower is located on Woodward Ave SW, just south of 28th Street, in Michigan. In 2010 the station received clearance from the U. S. Federal Communications Commission to expand its coverage area and power output, so a new transmitter and antenna were purchased and installed. WYCE serves listeners in much of the West Michigan area including Grand Rapids and Muskegon. WYCE is funded by donations from listeners and local sponsors, operated by nearly 100 volunteers and a small paid staff. In addition to broadcasting via its FM transmitter, it streams audio over the internet. WYCE operates 24 hours a day with musical programming hosted by live presenters. Most shifts feature music from all of the station's standard genres. An early-morning block of programming features a long-standing Spanish-language program featuring Mexican music. On Friday mornings, the station hosts a program that focuses on local/regional music called, "Local Spins."

The station features a small number of prerecorded syndicated programs and community-affairs features. The station sponsors a variety of concerts and other events within the metropolitan Grand Rapids area; these include free concerts. Since 2000, WYCE has presented "the Jammies", an annual awards program spotlighting local musicians. List of community radio stations in the United States - WYCE History Query the FCC's FM station database for WYCE Radio-Locator information on WYCE Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WYCE

Jimmy Corkhill

Jimmy Corkhill is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, played by Dean Sullivan. He joined the series in 1986. Arriving on a recurring basis appearing alongside his on-screen brother, Billy, he became a regular cast member, featuring in many big storylines, remaining in the show until its demise 17 years later, he is cited as one of the show's most popular characters, was the longest-featured character. Jimmy has been cited as a lovable rogue by the media. Jimmy is played by actor Dean Sullivan, he became the longest-serving cast member in the serial's history. Sullivan was only contracted to appear in six episodes as a recurring character, but due to his popularity he was taken on full-time and remained for seventeen years; when the serial was axed, Sullivan stated it was like losing an old friend. Jimmy is described as a rogue. Jimmy first appeared in Brookside when brother Billy had moved in and was in the process of building the extension to No.10. His first scene in the close featured Billy and Paul Collins, another close resident, the architect responsible for designing the extension.

Jimmy came and went for a couple of years as a sporadic character while the Corkhill family were introduced. His first big storyline involved an insurance'job' on Billy's house. For a year or so, Billy had been in dire financial straits, Jimmy talked him into what he thought was a surefire winner. So on a day when Billy's son Rod graduated from Police college, Jimmy did the insurance job - and trashed the Collins' house in the process for good measure, to make it look a bit more convincing to the police and the insurance company. However, once Billy returned from the graduation that day, he was mortified at the amount of damage Jimmy had done to his house, for a while it put a strain on their relationship. In the early-to-mid 1990s, Jimmy became an integral part of the storylines. First he suffered from a drug addiction, he had numerous jobs, including a barman and bouncer at "Bar Brookie", working for Mick Johnson in his pizza takeaway, a cleaner in a school, a history teacher at his local school.

In November 1993, Jimmy's contacts were starting to get arrested and he decided to flee the close. When driving, he took a hit of cocaine to steady his nerves. Frank, who had just married Lyn Matthews, was badly injured, died just after arriving at the hospital. Jimmy had driven some of the relatives to hospital, when they arrived he learnt that Frank had just died and that Tony Dixon was in a serious condition. Within a month of the crash, Tony was diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state, doctors said that he was unlikely to regain consciousness, but his father Ron was determined to help him recover. Jimmy helped out with fundraising to help the Dixon family find a cure, but Tony died in February 1994. At the request of Ron, Jimmy was a pallbearer at Tony's funeral, but cracked under guilt at the graveside and confessed that he had caused the crash. Jimmy's drug problem had worsened as he was racked with guilt over the crash, when Jackie caught him taking drugs in their bathroom just before Christmas 1993, he confessed to her that he had caused the crash and that drugs were his way of coping with the guilt.

However, she didn't tell anybody else about his confession, tried to talk Jimmy into believing that the crash wasn't all his fault, as it had been revealed that Frank had been over the drink-drive limit when the crash happened. Jimmy started taking ecstasy tablets in 1994, actor Dean Sullivan suggested the storyline should culminate with Jimmy dying, in order to warn young viewers about the dangers of taking drugs. In January 1995, Jimmy and Eddie Banks found the body of Trevor Jordache, he had been killed two years earlier by his wife Mandy and daughter Beth, after years of physical and psychological abuse, as well as rape. They buried him under the patio; the storyline was called'The Body Under The Patio' plot. Incidentally, the storyline that led up to it, which involved an alcoholic and incestuous father, was one of Brookside's most moving storylines. 1995 saw Jimmy turn up to the D-Day commemorations dressed in a Gestapo uniform, which did not go down well in the close. He was accompanied on frequent occasions during 1995 with his dog, a pitbull called Cracker.

Jimmy soon found himself caught up in the world of drugs again, but this time he was dealing them instead of taking them, allowing him to make a small fortune. With the money, he was able to buy 10 Brookside Close and, after years of hanging around moved into the neighbourhood. However, things soon soured when rival dealers targeted the house in a drive-by shooting, which killed Jackie's cat, Jimmy decided to get out of the game before anyone got hurt. Jimmy's son-in-law Gary Stanlow was ordered to dispose of the remaining drugs, but Gary chose instead to sell one final stash to one of Jimmy's regular customers, Australian soap star Shane Cochrane. Jimmy was horrified when Gary admitted what he had done, as the heroin was uncut, tried to

Frank Loesser

Frank Henry Loesser was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway musicals Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, among others. He won separate Tony Awards for the music and lyrics in both shows, as well as sharing the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the latter, he wrote numerous songs for over 60 films and Tin Pan Alley, many of which have become standards, was nominated for five Academy Awards for best song, winning once, for "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Loesser was born to a Jewish family in New York City to Henry Loesser, a pianist, Julia Ehrlich, he grew up in a house on West 107th Street in Manhattan. His father had moved to America to avoid Prussian military service and working in his family's banking business, he married Bertha Ehrlich, having a son in 1894, Arthur Loesser. In 1898, Bertha’s sister Julia arrived in America. Julia and Henry soon fell in love and Julia loved Arthur, but Bertha sent her to Washington D. C. Bertha died in childbirth and Julia moved back in and married Henry in 1907.

Their first child, was born in December of that year. Both his parents, secular German Jews, prized high intellect and culture, Loesser was educated musically in the vein of European composers, but although Henry was a full-time piano teacher, he never taught his son. In a 1914 letter to Frank's older half-brother Arthur Loesser, Henry wrote that the four-year-old Frank could play by ear "any tune he's heard and can spend an enormous amount of time at the piano." Loesser did not like his father's refined taste of music and resisted when he wrote his own music and took up the harmonica. He was expelled from Townsend Harris High School, from there went to City College of New York, he was expelled from the CCNY in 1925 after one year for failing every subject except English and gym. After his father died in 1926, Loesser was forced to seek work in order to support his family, he held various jobs like restaurant reviewer, process server, classified ad salesman for the New York Herald Tribune, political cartoonist for The Tuckahoe Record, sketch writer for Keith Vaudeville Circuit, knit-goods editor for Women’s Wear Daily, press representative for a small movie company, city editor for a short-lived newspaper in New Rochelle, New York, called New Rochelle News.

After his many various jobs, he decided that he wanted to write in Tin Pan Alley and signed several contracts with music publishers before they were terminated. His first song credit is listed as "In Love with the Memory of You", with music by William Schuman, published in 1931. Loesser's early lyrical credits included two hit songs of 1934, "Junk Man" and "I Wish I Were Twins". However, they did not help his reputation, in years, he never mentioned them. In the mid-1930s he would sing for his suppers at The Back Drop, a night spot on east 52nd Street along with composer Irving Actman, but during the day he worked on the staff of Leo Feist Inc. writing lyrics to Joseph Brandfon's music at $100 a week. After a year, Feist had not published any of them, he fared only better collaborating with the future classical composer William Schuman, selling one song, that would flop, to Feist. Loesser described his early days of learning the songwriting craft as having "a rendezvous with failure." But while he dabbled in other trades, he returned to the music business.

The Back Drop turned out to have some substantial connections. Due to his work there he was able to secure his first Broadway musical, The Illustrator’s Show, a 1936 revue written with Back Drop collaborator Irving Actman, lasted only four nights; the year before, while performing at the Back Drop, he met Lynn Garland. He proposed in a September 1936 letter that included funds for a railroad ticket to Los Angeles where Loesser's contract to Universal Pictures had just ended; the couple married in a judge's office. Loesser was subsequently offered a contract by Paramount Pictures, his first song credit with Paramount was "Moon of Manakoora" written with Alfred Newman for Dorothy Lamour in the film The Hurricane. He wrote the lyrics for many popular songs during this period, including "Two Sleepy People" and "Heart and Soul" with Hoagy Carmichael and "I Hear Music" with Burton Lane, he worked with Arthur Schwartz, Joseph J. Lilley. One of his notable efforts was "See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have", with music by Friedrich Hollaender sung by Marlene Dietrich in Destry Rides Again.

In 1941, he wrote "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" with Jule Styne included in the 1942 film Sweater Girl and sung by Betty Jane Rhodes. Irving Berlin was a huge fan of the song, once played it over and over again telling Loesser why he believed it was the greatest song he wished he'd written. Members of the Western Writers of America chose the 1942 song "Jingle Jangle Jingle", for which he wrote the lyrics, as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time, he stayed in Hollywood until World War II. During World War II, he enlisted into the Army Air Force, continued to write lyrics for films and single songs. Loesser created the popular war song "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" inspired by words spoken by navy chaplain Howell Forgy. Loesser wrote songs to a "dummy" tune, meaning the music was just a stand-in until more suitable music could be composed. After the positive reaction to Loesser wr

Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey

Yippee and Yahooey is a Hanna-Barbera animated television series that premiered September 16, 1964. It was presented as a segment of The Peter Potamus Show, along with Breezly and Sneezly and Peter Potamus. Yippee and Yahooey are dogs who serve the King as his Royal Guards, they are called the goofy guards by the king. They must always protect and obey the King, they are loosely based on the Three Musketeers. At times, the three heroes find themselves fighting other villains. A common mistake in nearly every short is that Yippee and Yahooey's voices tend to get mixed up with one another. Irving Berlin wrote a stage show while in the Army during World War I entitled "Yip Yip Yaphank" at Camp Yaphank from which names were taken for this cartoon. Yahooey spoke much like Jerry Lewis; the show had 23 episodes of 6 minutes each. Doug Young - Yippee Daws Butler - Yahooey Hal Smith - Yappee, The King The episode "The Volunteers" is available on the DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's vol. 1. The episode "Black Bart" is available on the DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's vol.

2. In the animated TV series Animaniacs, the character Slappy Squirrel claims Yakko and Dot remind her of a young Yippee and Yahooey; the Warners look puzzled, say they do not know who that is, or what she meant by that statement. Italian: Tippete, Toppete Brazilian: Mosquete, Mosquito e Moscato Yippee and Yahooey at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Yippee, Yappee & Yahooey at Wingnuttoons

Gerard Ee

Gerard Ee Hock Kim is a public figure championing social service rights and issues in Singapore. He is the son of the late Ee Peng Liang, a Singaporean philanthropist and the Father of Charity in Singapore. Ee became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1972. In 1974 Gerard began his career as an accountant, becoming a practicing auditor in 1976. Gerard was made a Partner of the Ernst and Young accounting firm, where he remained in the position until his retirement on 30 June 2005. Ee had served in various capacities as he was a Nominated Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2002, he was appointed the President of the National Council of Social Service from 1 August 2002, Chairman of the Public Transport Council. He was a member of the National Medical Ethics Committee, the Governing Council of Singapore Institute of Management, chairperson positions for the Medifund Advisory Council, ITE College East Advisory Council, Hai Sing Catholic School Management Committee.

Gerard is the Chairman of the Finance Standing Committee of the North East Community Development Council. Ee has been a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore since 2005. In 2006, Ee retired from his position as President of the National Council of Social Service, as President of the Automobile Association of Singapore on 31 May in the same year, he was appointed as Chairman of Tiger Airways in 2009. In January 2012, Ee took charge of the Ministerial Salary Review Committee, in charge of reviewing Singapore ministers' salary; the need for the committee arose because of popular discontent towards ministers being paid too handsome a salary, notable during the 2011 General Elections as a sensitive topic, raised on several occasions. Upon Ee's chairmanship of the committee, pay cuts of up to 53 per cent were recommended for the ministers. Other significant suggested changes include the removal of the pension scheme for all political appointment holders and the cut in the President's salary by 51 per cent, which is, for the first time in history, lower than that of the Prime Minister's.

Two weeks into his retirement from Ernst and Young, Ee was called upon by the Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan to help restore public confidence in the National Kidney Foundation, dealt with a corruption controversy by the former chief executive officer of the Foundation, T. T. Durai and certain board members. Khaw named Ee, on 15 July 2005, as the interim Chairman and acting CEO of the National Kidney Foundation Singapore and charged him with the task of conducting a full independent audit of NKF in the following week. Ee was appointed as NKF chairman on July 17, 2005. Ee was awarded the Public Service Medal in 1993, the Public Service Star in 2003 and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2007. In 2018, he was awarded Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award by the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Ee is a Roman Catholic and is married with two children