Community Matters focuses on what’s at issue in the WGTD listening area. Is preempted on occasion by live broadcasts of the WGTD Radio Theater and by the Metropolitan Opera.
Saturday | 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
Zander is a relatively new resident of Kenosha and a librarian at Kenosha Public Library. He works locally on technology and digital skills, but is interested in a variety of topics including esports, local and national news, and new developments in the area.
Marsha Connet is the Southeast Regional Consultant at Wisconsin Literacy. She provides literacy education, support and management expertise to literacy programs in a seven-county area. She formerly owned the Lakeshore Studio, a marketing and public relations firm. She was an instructor at both Gateway and Milwaukee Area technical colleges. As an announcer at WGTD for several years and host of her own radio program on WRJN for 15 years, she brings years of radio experience.
Jennie Tunkieicz served Kenosha County for 14 years as Chief of Staff for Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser until both retired in April 2022. Prior to working for Kenosha County, she was a newspaper reporter and editor for 21 years – 11 years for the Kenosha News, where she served as City Editor, and 10 years for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Tunkieicz was born and raised in Kenosha County and her parents were farmers. She attended local schools and graduated from UW-Parkside with a B.A. in Communication. She is a member of Tempo Kenosha, Kenosha Women’s Network, AAUW-Kenosha, 100+ Women Who Care—Kenosha Empowerment Committee, and the Susan B. Anthony—Women of Influence Awards Planning Committee. In April 2022, Tunkieicz was honored with the Susan B. Anthony-Women of Influence Award for Government/Non-profit.
Jayne has been a strong advocate for community involvement since moving to Kenosha in 1980 to join the WGTD news staff. After serving as news director for 6 years there, she became the director of the newly established Kenosha Convention and Visitors Bureau. While staying an active volunteer in a variety of Kenosha and Racine not-for-profit organizations, she filled various marketing and communications roles in the natural gas industry, then at Gateway Technical College.
Len, a Kenosha native, is trained as a journalist at Northwestern University in Evanston (BSJ) and Columbia University in the City of New York (MSJ). He is active in local, regional and national organizations serving children and families.