William Tecku’s reflections on the human condition, nature, antiquity, and travel are aired on KAXE-FM, Grand Rapids, Bemidji, and Aiken, Minnesota and WOJB-FM, Reserve, Wisconsin.
Tecku is a Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry grant recipient, an Arizona English Teachers Association "Teachers as Writers" award winner, a Lake Superior Writers Series poetry and fiction winner, and twice received the Mesa Public Schools Staff Writing Award.
At Arizona State University under the direction of Dr. Lynn Nelson, Tecku completed the National Writing Project. Since publishing Overtime in 1985 with poet William E. Olson he has published fourteen chapbooks of poetry and short stories. His creative writings as well as feature articles have appeared in newspapers and publications such as the Wisconsin Academy Review, Lake Superior Magazine, The English Journal, The Minnesota English Journal, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Great Lakes Calendar.
During his twenty-five years as a high school English teacher Tecku’s students won numerous awards for their creative writing and literary magazines. In addition, he wrote and taught the first lesson plans in his school district that were based on sports as well as on the lyrics of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Paul Simon.
On WDTH-FM, (currently WDSE-FM), 1975 to 1980, Tecku teamed with poet William E. Olson and musician and recording engineer John D. Harris to produce spoken arts broadcasts that featured the works of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI area poets, short story writers, and musicians.
From 1980 to 1982 the trio became Wisconsin’s first independent radio producers to syndicate their broadcasts, "The Inner Ear American Literature Series," on seventy-seven public radio stations in thirty-three states.
The link to William Tecku’s Arizona PBS interview is https://azpbs.org/horizon/ 2015/03/using-sports-to-teach-literature/