Akerly will host the "WILS Morning Wake Up with Dave Akerly" beginning Monday, according to the Lansing State Journal.
Akerly, best known as a news anchor at WLNS-TV, also has served as director of communications in the state Department of Human Services.
Akerly, 53, said he plans a show that includes news, weather, sports and interviews with newsmakers.
"We'll have enough time with those interviews, not just one sound byte," he said.
He was sports director of WLNS from 1990-2002 started the Friday night staple known as "The Fifth Quarter." He also has also assisted numerous charities and non-profits over the years, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
He replaces Tony Conley, 56, host for five years of the “Tony Conley Morning Show” who departed late last month to work as an account executive for Lansing's M3 Group, a branding and marketing firm.