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Mike McKelly

Mike McKelly has been the host of The Rocker Morning Show in Kalamazoo, MI for 27 years which means hundreds of thousands have woken up with Mike and many have grown up with him. Ironically, Mike has never grown up. In addition to his wake up duties, Mike is the Operations Manager overseeing programming for the 4 Townsquare Media stations. He enjoys all sports, playing golf, movies that make him cry and an occasional Brandy Old Fashion. Mike and his wife Karla live in Portage, MI and are the proud parents of 4 great kids Ryan, Kaitlyn, Aaron, Lauren and granddaughters Peyton, Sawyer and Madelyn.
2004 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony In New York - Show
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The Last Time To See Bob Seger In West Michigan?

First Bob Seger announces a new tour.  The first chance to see him in Michigan is at DTE September 9th but it sells out before tickets go on sale and fans are bummed.  Then he announces  he'll play The Palace one last time on September 23rd with tickets going on sale June 9th.  I guess we'll see how that goes.  Next we hear this may be his last tour and Seger fans are starting to scramble.  If it's true, we have one last chance to see him in West Michigan.

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Cop?

Our friends from Kalamazoo Public Safety Deputy Chief Karianne Thomas and Officer John Resseguie stopped by to let us know that the "Thin Blue Line" is getting thinner and they're looking for the best and brightest to fill the ranks.  And check this out...there is a sponsorship program that pays your salary while you train at the academy.  If you are a smart person of good character and have a sincere desire to better the community, this might be the carreer for you.   As Karianne and John explained, there is so much more about being a police officer than fighting crime and issuing tickets.

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Bad Back Golf Party 2017

The Rocker invites you to the 20th annual Bad Back Golf Party Monday June 19th at Pineview Golf Club in 3 Rivers. Get ready to call the boss and tell him you’re not coming in cuz it’s your friggin’ back.  The Monica Lewinsky Hole is back featuring the Snubs Cigar Smoking Bar Girls. Plus the Heckle Hole, the Fred Taylor Drunk Driving Hole and all your other favorites.

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Grand Funk To Headline 2017 Ribfest

One of the greatest Rock bands of all time will headline at the 2017 Ribfest on Friday August 4th.  Michigan's own Grand Funk Railroad will take the stage on RKR Night after an incredible line-up which includes the winner of the "Rock Your Vote" competition where you help select a local rock band to take the Arcadia Creek Festival Place stage.

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Rocker Fan’s Family Needs Our Help

Yesterday morning our long-time friends Dan Holroyd and Bob Penny stopped in to let us know about Jason Shearer who passed away recently and is survived by his wife and 3 children.  As Dan and Bob told us, Jason was a great husband, father and friend who would do anything for someone else while struggling with crippling health issues and mounting medical bills.

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Kalamazoo On Tap Beer Quiz Pt. 2

Yesterday I offered up the 1st Kalamazoo On Tap Beer Quiz as we get ready for the event on Saturday at Homer Stryker Field from 3-6.  Looks like the weather is getting better and tickets are going fast.  Anyway, the answer to what beer name was made up was #3- IPA Hole.  A lot of my friends got it right on the first try cuz they know me too well.

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Get Ready For Kalamazoo On Tap With A Quiz

Kalamazoo On Tap Craft Beer Festival is coming up on Saturday at Homer Stryker Field and one of my favorite things about craft beers is all the funny/weird names given to beers around the country and around the world.  In fact, depending on the name I may or may not want to try a certain beer.  And if a beer's name really makes me laugh, I certainly want to try it.

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