I'm 95.3 WBCK's Brand Manager, and Operations Manager for Townsquare Media's Battle Creek Stations and part of the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show. I've been with the station for 29 years. I'm also a professional musician, playing the trumpet and sax in the Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra, Otsego Jazz Ensemble, KCC Jazz Band, Lew Boyd Band and the Kalamazoo Big Band, (which I co-lead.) You might have seen me on stage at the Great Escape Stage Company, Marshall Civic Players, and the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Civic Theaters. My wife Debbie and I live east of Climax (the Greater West Leroy Metropolitan Area) with our dogs Mugsie, Scruffy, and Ellie and cats Oscar, Lenny and Earl. I'm a big Tiger fan and have a huge vegetable garden.
Tigers End Season with 5-1 Loss
The Tigers finished the season in Minnesota with a loss to the playoff bound Twins. But with the loss, the Tigers get the top draft pick this summer.
Tigers End Losing Streak at 9 with 4-1 Win over KC
The Tigers beat the Royals 4-1 Thursday night in Kansas City to end their losing streak at 9.
Tigers Lose 9th in a Row, 7-4 in Kansas City
It looked like the Tigers would finally end their losing streak at 8 in Kansas City, as they built an early 3-0 lead. But the bullpen failed.
Tigers Drop 8th Straight; Sanchez pitches well in defeat
The Tigers dropped their eighth straight, losing a 2-1 game to the Royals in Kansas City. Anibal Sanchez pitched well once again, but Tiger batters hit into five double plays and managed to score just one run.
Tigers to Part Ways with Manager Brad Ausmus
The Detroit Tigers say Manager Brad Ausmus will not be back next season.
Food Bank Council Releases Self-Sufficiency Standard
Michigan has joined 38 other states in developing a self-sufficiency standard to more clearly define and help struggling families.
Tigers Lose 9-8 to A’s
The Tigers lost their second in a row to the A’s, 9-8 at Comerica Park.after blowing a 4-run lead.
Tigers Announce 2018 Schedule
Major League Baseball released the schedule for next season, and the Tigers will start at home on March 29th against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’ll be the earliest game ever played at Comerica Park. They also play the Cubs and Cards in 2018.
Battle Creek Drummer to play Rare Buddy Rich Drum Set at Wine Fest
Battle Creek musician Larry Ochiltree has a rare drum set, once owned by the legendary Buddy Rich, and he's taking it out of the house for the second time in 33 years this Sunday, September 10th at the Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Fest.
Last Week of Summer for Music at Clara’s
For the ninth straight summer, Clara's on the River has hosted music on the patio, outdoors next to the Battle Creek River. And this summer, we Clara's even got its own song!