‘Under the Radar MI’ to visit Alpena County Library Tues.

Courtesy Photo The men behind the Emmy Award-winning PBS show “Under the Radar Michigan” will make a presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Alpena County Library. Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman, pictured above, will entertain at this free event.

Ever wonder how two regular guys ended up with a popular PBS TV show and book that feature the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be?

To learn how it all happened, head to Alpena County Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday to hear the men of “Under the Radar Michigan” share their story. Join Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman for an inspirational story of reinvention and discovery. They’ll tell you how they do it, why they do it, and share about their travels around Michigan.

Bring questions, a sense of adventure and a sense of humor, because when these guys start talking, it’s a wild and crazy ride.

The pair will sign books after the presentation. Both “The First 50” and “The Next 50” will be available for purchase.

“Under the Radar Michigan” is an Emmy Award-winning PBS television program that features the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be. It’s fun, fast-paced, and they talk to real Michigan people, and tell real Michigan success stories. Daldin and his team pack a ton of positive information and energy into every program.

Daldin is an Emmy Award-winning producer, actor and writer who has created programs that have aired across Michigan and around the U.S. on PBS. He has also won a number of “best actor” awards in both commercial television and industrial films.

Growing up in Birmingham, Mich., Daldin has always been a fan of travel. At age 12 he joined the World Adventure Series Club at the Detroit Institute of Arts where his mother would drop him off to watch travelogue films. After graduating from Oakland University with a degree in journalism, Daldin, his wife Cathy and their children have turned Michigan into their vacation playground, exploring its many wonders and attractions. Daldin loves people and loves where he lives.

Jim Edelman’s path to television producer took him from radio talk show producer to radio promotion director to radio sales manager to national radio sales.

His attention to detail, idea generation and the sales chops to keep the show funding flowing, help complete the circle of skills for “Under the Radar Michigan.”

UTR fulfills a lifelong mission to combine the best of his sales skills with the creative guy that’s always been lurking in the shadows. His love of storytelling and searching for off-beat, little-known stories really makes his day.

Edelman attended many colleges but learned more working for the Detroit Pistons, as a ski instructor, cycle racing producer, tomato picker and baker’s assistant.

He lives in Salem, Mich., and insists that he’s quite normal despite owning three cats.

Look for “Under the Radar Michigan” on your local PBS station, or go to utrmichigan.com.