Paul Layendecker

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Paul is Vice President of Content for Mid-West Family celebrating his 50th year in broadcasting and celebrated his 25th year in Southwest Michigan in 2021. He has been hosting the COSY Morning Show since 1996.  He is married to wife Anne 20 years with 5 grown children/stepchildren and nine grandchildren. Paul is President of the We Care Community Resource Center, a past President of Kiwanis, has chaired the Van Buren County United Way Campaign, was awarded the South Haven Chamber Business Person of the year, Community Impact Award and Living Legend Award as well as Citizen of the Year Award by South Haven Rotary Club. He attends South Haven’s Peace Lutheran Church, love family time, music, theatre and time on the water!

Paul's Podcasts and Blog

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WAY BACK WHEN for Monday, June 17, 2024 1775, the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Bunker Hill took place near Boston.  The Americans were led by Colonel William Prescott, who told his troops, “Don’t fire till you see the Whites of Their

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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, June 13, 2024  1920, for some reason, the U.S. Post Office Department ruled that Children May NOT Be Sent by Parcel Post. 1966, police became Required to Tell Suspects Their Rights because of the Supreme Court’s

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Weds., June 12, 2024 1987 U.S. President Ronald Reagan made his famous proclamation, “Tear down this Wall!”, in a speech calling for the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to tear

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Tuesday June 11, 2024  1742 Ben Franklin invented the Stove. 1776 Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingstone were appointed to prepare the Declaration of Independence. 1805

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Monday, June 10, 2024  1752 Reportedly on this day, flying his kite, Benjamin Franklin identified lightning as electricity. 1902 American inventor A.F. Callahan patented the envelope with a window for viewing the

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Friday, June 07, 2024 1776 Richard Henry Lee proclaimed, “These United Colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent States.” 1993 The official groundbreaking ceremonies for ‘The Rock

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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, June 6, 2024   The YMCA was founded on this day in 1844 The first ‘drive in’ theatre opened in New Jersey in 1933 The D-Day invasion of Normandy took place today

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WAY BACK WHEN for Weds., June 5, 2024  1968 Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary. Sirhan Sirhan was arrested at the scene. 1977 The Apple II

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WAY BACK WHEN for Monday, June 3, 2024  1888, the poem “Casey at the Bat”, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published in the “San Francisco Daily Examiner”.  He earned $5. 1946, Jacques Heim, a French fashion designer, debuted a two-piece

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WAY BACK WHEN for Friday, May 31, 2024  1678 The first Lady Godiva Procession celebrated the legend Godiva’s famous nude ride through Coventry marketplace. Her husband had promised to relieve Coventry of its heavy taxes if she

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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, May 30, 2024  1431 – 19-year-old Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in France, after being found guilty on charges of sorcery and heresy. 1868 – General John Logan was

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Weds. May 29, 2024 1819 The poem The American Flag by Joseph Rodman Drake was first published, in the New York Evening Post. “When Freedom, from her mountain height, Unfurled her standard to the air,

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1738 French physician Joseph Guillotine was born. His campaign for the use of a machine to provide humane executions led to the invention of “the guillotine.” 1959

“Way Back When” Memorial Day

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WAY BACK WHEN for Monday, May 27, 2024 – Memorial Day  1937 The Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco, California to Marin County (the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula) opened. Many experts believed that a

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WAY BACK WHEN for Friday, May 24, 2024 1883 The Brooklyn Bridge over the East River was opened. It connected the cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Its construction took 14

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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, May 23, 2024  1701 Scottish pirate, Capt. William ‘Billy the” Kidd was hanged. He had been commissioned by the King to hunt pirates, but instead became one, for which he was hanged

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WAY BACK WHEN for Weds., May 22, 2024 1891 Thomas Edison gives the first public demonstration of his motion picture camera, the Kinetoscope. 1956 The NBC Peacock airs its feathers, making its first on-air appearance. NBC used

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Monday, May 21, 2024  1738 Charles Wesley experienced his evangelical conversion with he and his brother John the Methodist Church. 1881 The American Red Cross Society was founded, with Clara Barton as

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WAY BACK WHEN for Monday, May 20, 2024 1906 The Federated Boys Club was organized. It is now known as the Boys and Girls Club of America.  1910 The earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet.

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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, May 16, 2024  1886 The nickel 5-cent piece was authorized by the U.S. Congress replacing the silver half-dime. 1920 The First Academy Awards were held. “Wings” won the Oscar for best film.