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Judy Wagley

Midday Host and Reporter

Judy Wagley is WCMU's midday host, and is the producer of The Children's Bookshelf and From the Ground Up! She guides listeners through their weekdays from 9am to 3pm.

Judy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music History, and has worked at public and commercial radio stations in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio and Grand Rapids and Gaylord, Michigan. Before moving to Mount Pleasant, she was a writer/photographer for the Gaylord Herald Times.

Judy Plays French horn in the Northern Michigan Brass Band, Central Michigan Area Concert Band and Gateway Band. She is an avid swimmer and gardener, and insists that plants—like people—thrive when they listen to classical music.

Judy joined WCMU's staff in December, 2018.

  • The Christmas cactus is a seasonal favorite. But there are a few steps to follow before you'll see those beautiful blossoms. Jeff Wadle, from J & K’s Four Seasons Floral and Greenhouse in Shepherd, Michigan, shares some tips!
  • Continue on our walk through Sylvan Solace Nature Preserve as Judy joins Mike LeValley, Executive Director of the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy.
  • Judy joins Mike LeValley, Executive Director of the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy, for a walk at Sylvan Solace Nature Preserve. Learn about what they see!
  • Even when the weather is chilly, we can take good care of our trees. Terry Bertrand from Barker Creek Nursery in Williamsburg, Michigan tells us us how.
  • How can we keep late-season produce fresh for as long as possible? Michele Monroe from Monroe Family Organics in Alma tells us how!
  • "Don't panic." That's what Terry Bertrand, from Barker Creek Nursey in Williamsburg, Michigan says when telling Judy what we should be doing in the garden during the fall season.
  • Pumpkin Nice!Want to go above and beyond the “usual” cut out triangles for your Halloween pumpkin?The '"Lord of the Gourd," aka Patrick Harrison, offers tips and inspiration!
  • If you would like fresh, home-grown garlic next summer—it's time to plant it now! Andrew Curtiss from Show-tiss Farm tells us how.
  • If you want to have tulips and daffodils blooming in the spring, you need to plant them now! Peggy Brisbane tells us how—and why!
  • It’s time to put a “winter jacket” on your garden, Andrew Curtiss from Shalom Vegetables in Shepherd, Michigan tells us how and why to plant cover crops.