Nashville Getaway

1 03 2012

Our Nashville Getaway is coming up!  Check out our itinerary below.  For pricing and more information, download the brochure!

Departure will be from the parking lot of the K-Mart Store in Acme, located on M-31 just north of M-72 at 5:00 a.m. sharp.  A second pickup will be made in Cadillac at the Wal-Mart store on Boon Road at 6:00 a.m.  A morning rest and snack break will be made enroute to Nashville.  Feel free to bring any snacks or drinks you desire; small coolers that fit under the seats of the coach will be allowed.  The coach will stop along the route for rest breaks and a lunch stop.  All coaches are equipped with restrooms and are air conditioned for your comfort while traveling.  This year the WTCM Music City Weekend tour returns to the Gaylord Opryland Resort for our accommodations, as guests you will be treated to the elegance, charm and true spirit of the South.  The Gaylord Opryland Resort has added a new indoor pool, spa and health club facility for guests’ enjoyment.  This evening’s dinner at The Santa Fe Cattle Company is included in the tour.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
Today begins with an included breakfast buffet at the Cascades Restaurant in Opryland Hotel.  We will then have a guided tour of Nashville.  Some of the sites visited will be Music Row, downtown Nashville, Millionaires Row, the home of the Tennessee Governors Mansion and several stars, the bi-centennial mall, centennial park, Vanderbilt University and much more.  Following the tour lunch will be included at the Opry Backstage Grill then a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House.  You’ll see examples of the damage caused by the flood of 2010 and the beautiful restoration of this historic building.  Tonight you will be treated to a dinner cruise on the world’s grandest showboat – The General Jackson!  Take a musical journey with us as we cruise the Cumberland River.  Explore the history of music in the State of Tennessee, through the songs that gave a voice to America with the music from the bluegrass and instrumentals of the Smoky Mountains to country music from Middle Tennessee to the blues and soul of Memphis in West Tennessee.

Every year we try to include new and exciting things on the WTCM Nashville Tour and 2012 is no exception.  We will depart the Opryland Hotel early to have breakfast at the home of one of Country Music’s legends, The Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home on 136 acres of pristine land formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame® member Barbara Mandrell. Nashville’s only country music mansion tour, the Mansion gives visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats by providing a truly interactive experience.  Following breakfast and the tour we will return to downtown Nashville for some free time to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium, do some souvenir shopping get some lunch and just do your own thing.  After this wonderful afternoon we make our way back to the Opryland complex.  Reserved seats await for the longest running continuously broadcast radio program in the world The Grand Ole Opry.  You’ll see over 20 Country Music acts perform live on stage.  Each show is packed with a variety of entertainment from Country Music Hall of Fame members to new rising talent, comedy, gospel, bluegrass and clog dancers.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010
All too soon our weekend in this exciting and entertaining city has come to an end.  We depart this morning and head for home.  Stops will be made where lunch and an evening meal may be purchased.  The estimated arrival back in Traverse City should be around 11:00 p.m.  You’ll return with fond memories of a fun-filled weekend in Music City, USA – Nashville, TN.

Your Music City Weekend Tour Includes…
Round trip transportation From Traverse City in the comfort of a deluxe charter coach.
A mid-morning break with coffee and snacks enroute to Nashville
3 nights lodging at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville
2 breakfasts at the Cascades Restaurant in the Gaylord Opryland Resort
Dinner at The Santa Fe Cattle Company the night of arrival in Nashville
A guided tour of  Nashville
A ticket for the Delta Flatboat tour of Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Reserved seats for dinner and cruise on the General Jackson Showboat
Breakfast, admission and tour of Fontanel Mansion
Lunch at the Opry Backstage Grill
Reserved seats for the Saturday evening performance of the world famous Grand Ole Opry
Complete baggage handling service
Escort services of a Parrott’s Tours representative

Tour Cost
Per Person
Single Occupancy    $935.00
Double Occupancy   $735.00
Triple Occupancy     $655.00
Quad Occupancy     $615.00

Payment Schedule:  A $100.00 per person deposit is due with your reservation form to guarantee your reservation on this tour.  The balance of payment is due in full by March 9, 2012.

Cancellations:  You have the right to cancel you reservation prior to March 9, 2012 and receive a full refund.  Cancellations made March 10, 2012 through March 30, 2012 will forfeit the $100.00 per person deposit.  Cancellations made March 31, 2012 through April 10, 2012 will forfeit 50% of the tour cost per person.  Cancellations made 48 hours or less prior to departure will not be granted a refund unless a replacement can be found.  Parrott’s Tours and WTCM Radio, Inc. reserve the right to cancel this tour if less than 35 persons have made paid deposits prior to March 10, 2012.  In the unlikely event that this tour is cancelled, all monies paid will be refunded to the tour participants.


3 02 2012

The Father Fred Frostbite Food Drive is going on now through February 12th.  Drop off your donations at the corner of Garfield and Centre Streets in Traverse City (The Garfield Plaza).  Hours are Monday – Friday 8 am to 6 pm, and Weekends 9 am to 5 pm.  You can also donate at:

Traverse City:  Fox Motors on US 31 South, Edson Farms, Remerica Real Estate, Leathers by David, Agave Mexican Grille, Fast Signs, Glen’s Chums Corners, Oleson’s at 3-Mile and Hammond, Tom’s in Acme.

Kingsley:  Kingsley Baptist Church at Northland Foods

Kalkaska:  Glen’s, Northland Foods and Save-A-Lot

Keep it tuned for WTCM NewsTalk 580 for updates!

Nashville Get A Way Give Away!

23 01 2012

Join WTCM for a fun-filled trip to Nashville, Tennessee!  Simply send us via US Mail your completed entry card and enter as often as you wish!  All entries must be individually postmarked no later than midnight February 19th, 2012.  The winner will be chosen and announced over the air on February 22nd, 2012.  Participants must be 21 years of age to qualify.  

WTCM Nashville Get A Way Give Away

314 E Front Street
PO Box 472
Traverse City, MI 49684

*Participants may enter as often as desired, as long as each entry is individually postmarked.  Winner is responsible for all applicable taxes.


Don’s Auto Clinic, Cadillac
Watson Benzie & Manistee Chrysler, both locations
Ellen’s Equipment, McBain
Genisys Mortgage Professionals, Cadillac
Honor Frankfort Onekama Building Supply, all stores
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort, Cadillac
Crossroads Chevrolet, Reed City
Cost Cutters, both Cadillac locations
Grayling Nursing and Rehab, Grayling
Robbie’s Dry Cleaners, Benzonia
Classic Interiors & Design, Beulah
Cadillac Garage Door, Cadillac
Grand Traverse Garage Door, TC
Shay Station Coff & Wine Bar, Cadillac
Bridal Expressions & Your Sisters Closet, Cadillac
Patterson’s Flowers, all locations
Saturn Gems, Cadillac
Hermann’s Europiean Café & Chefs Deli, Cadillac
The Music Station, Cadillac
Nye Plumbing & Heating, Cadillac
Toy Town, Cadillac
Fae By Freya, Cadillac
Willow Mercantile, Cadillac
Victoria’s Floral Design, Benzonia
The Corner Toy Store, Frankfort
Out The Door Rent To Own, Cadillac
Peacock Limited, Baldwin
Car City Super Center, Cadillac
Riemer Eye Center, Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington
Taylor Insurance Agency, Evart & Farwell
Debra Hall Remerica, TC
Boon Street Auto Wash, TC
Williams Chevrolet Service Department, TC
Batteries Plus, TC
Nolan’s, TC
Taffletown, Fife Lake
Members Credit Union, all locations
Fireside, TC
Lodi Trading Company, Lodi
TC Produce Market, TC
Rico’s Café, Grawn
Golden Fowler Home Furnishings, TC
Jack’s Sport Shop, Kalkaska
Northern Paradise, TC
Redmond Automotive, TC
Bodamer Brothers Flooring, TC
Forest Area Federal Credit Union, all locations
TBA Credit Union, all locations
Home & Hearth, TC
Just Trucks, Grawn
Bay West Antiques on Garland, TC
Phillips Lifestyle, TC
Goodwill Store, all locations
The Hofbrau, Interlochen
Jet’s Pizza, Petoskey location
Brakes By The Bay, Harbor Springs
Wilderness Meats & Deli, Alanson
Northern Lights Family Outfitters, Levering
Save-A-Lot, East Jordan
Bay Burger, Petoskey
Daniels Pig N Dig, Petoskey
New Beginning Thrift Shop, Harbor Springs
Fair Auto, East Jordan
St. Francis Federal Credit Union, Petoskey

Adopt A Soldier For Christmas Program

7 11 2011

The Adopt a Soldier for Christmas Program

Packaging at CLG November 12, 2011 @ 9 am

Questions:  Marilyn Dear (947-1387), Pam Kritcher (947-0967) or Bensie Benghauser (947-3108)


Please select an item from one of the 4 groups below

1)  Sports Item – baseball gloves with baseballs, footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, hackie sacks, etc.

2)  Video Games – small, handheld video games (if you send something battery operated, then send MANY extra batteries)

3)  Games – board games, decks of cards, etc.

4)  Music – CD’s or DVD’s

Fill in as much as you want of the following:

Food items – packaged to have a long shelf life and would not be damaged by heat.  Snack containers, cans of pudding, applesauce, fruit.  Also, crackers and peanut butter, Pringles, mixed nuts, packaged cookies  (Home baked cookies become stale due to shipping time).

Drink Mixes – Kool Aid, Gatorade, hot chocolate mix, tea, instant coffee, etc.

Personal Hygiene Products – Non-aerosol (pump-only).  Cannot be alcohol based.  Stick or Roll-On Deodorant, shaving products & soap (pump, liquid or gel only), Sunscreen lip balm, disposable razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, antibiotic ointment, imodium (chewable), pain reliever.

Candy, chewing gum
Beef Jerkey (no pork products allowed)
Books and Magazines
Letters and photographs
Alcohol-Free Wipes – in re-sealable package (Sam’s Club carries by the case)
Household Batteries –  battery-operated items must ship with batteries taken out (send extra)
Pairs of black socks
Hand warmers
Toys (yo-yo, tennis balls, puzzle books, etc.)

***Religious material may be sent for the use of that individual only – not for distribution***

Items that cannot be sent in Care Packages to Soldiers overseas:

1)  Hair Spray – no form of hair spray is allowed
2)  Nail polish or nail polish remover
3)  Cigarette lighters or matches
4)  Cologne/perfume
5)  Antibacterial gel or hand-sanitizer products
6)  Alcohol-based products of any kind
7)  Pork products of any kind
8)  Bars of soap


Important:  Bring items unwrapped.

Grill Contest Give-a-way

17 10 2011

NewsTalk 580 WTCM is giving away a fantastic grill, along with $200 in meat from Deering’s Meat Market.  All you have to do is listen weekday mornings to Ron and Norm, and when you hear the sound of Producer Brandon throwing some meat on the grill, be caller #5.  You’ll receive $10 in Wendy’s restaurant coupons and will be entered into the grand prize drawing for this fantastic grill.

The winner will be announced Monday, November 28th.  Must be 18 to qualify and you may only qualify once.  Winner assumes all costs to claim prize.  WTCM reserves the right to refuse prize to anyone.  All decisions of WTCM radio are final.

Hole in One!

20 07 2011

Former NHL player Joe Sakic sunk this pretty hole-in-one on the 17th hole at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship which happened to win him $1 million from the tournament sponsor.

Team RV

1 07 2011

Team RV, the world’s largest air show team, was kind enough to take our own Brandon McAfee up for a flight in which 10 planes flew in formation and did a little bit of chase up in the air. Needless to say, the flight made Brandon’s weekend!

Check out their website at