Community Matters

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.

Jayne Herring
Jayne Herring

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.

Laura Sumner Coon
Laura Sumner Coon

Community interests and concerns have been at the heart of Laura’s professional endeavors, as evidenced in her previous work as a journalist at the Racine Journal Times and The Milwaukee Journal, her commitment to human rights issues while working with the Racine Dominican sisters, and her support for equity in education as executive director of the former SOAR of Racine Inc. and currently as an adjunct instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Laura, a mother and grandmother, lives with her husband, Steve, in Racine.

Len Iaquinta

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.


July 24, 2021

Host Jayne Herring discusses the organization 100 Women Who Care with members Crystal Miller, Debbie Davidson, Rita Hagen from the organization and Denise Russell from Grace Welcome Center--a recipient of the funds.

June 26, 2021

Host Len Iaquinta welcomes Tara Panasewicz, Chief Executive Officer and Kathy Holland, Director of Operations of the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha.

June 19, 2021

Host Jayne Herring LIVE from the Lemon Street Gallery with Executive Director of Lemon Street Gallery Beth Dary and artists Rebecca Power, Julie Schilf, and Tim Roswadowzki.