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Phil Hejtmanek

Midday Classics Host/ Engineering Consultant

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and got hooked on electronics at an early age.  By the time I got to high school, I was working at an FM station as a DJ and engineer.  After college, I shifted over to television and spent the next 20 years with CBS, in a variety of operations and engineering positions.  I guess I had the most fun while working on the CBS Sports NFL production crew, where I learned, during the course of covering hundreds of football games around the country, how great it is to be a Packers fan.

After my stints with several other commercial and public broadcasters, Donna and I came to the Northwoods to retire and enjoy all that the area has to offer.  I discovered WXPR almost by accident, and being involved with the station has rekindled the enjoyment I had for being on the radio and given me an outlet to contribute to the community.

When I’m not hosting Midday Classics, or working on something else at WXPR, you’ll find me engaged in one of my many hobbies, which include gardening, photography, kayaking, snowmobiling, writing software and ham radio.