What I call “laughin’ and scratchin’, I’ve been doing a long time. I grew up in Chicago, and the long and winding road of radio brought me to Kalamazoo in January of ‘87. Had an awful lot of fun at one special radio station, next door, but like Tom Brady, let’s see what we can do here. Both my sons were born here. Michael lives here and is a long time Rocker listener, and David is now living the dream in Chicago, hoping to be a comedy writer. Proud to say they're my best friends, as is the love of my life, Kathy, the hottest woman alive.
Here’s To The Champions. St. Julian Scores Big At Competition
St. Julian Winery keeps on doing itself and this part of Michigan proud. The Paw Paw winery picked up 13 medals at a prestigious wine competition in February. But that's not the whole story. Michigan, once again, proving it's a mecca for wine makers and wine lovers.
This Coopersville Train Trip Will Make Memories For a Lifetime
As life restarts in West Michigan, we will be looking for fun, engaging activities to share with our kids and grandkids. Imagine the wide eyed look from those youngsters when they get their first look at this train. It's Thomas the Tank Engine come to life.
Like a Phoenix, Barn Theatre Rising Again To Celebrate 75 Years
Any small business owners will attest to the difficulties the past year has presented to keeping their business alive. The Barn Theatre in Augusta is no different. Started in 1946, there have been more than a few times its future was in question, but none like the past year with Covid shutting, esse…
This Is What Corn Flakes Built. Take A Look Before It’s Demolished
We've seen some pretty fancy and ornate homes, but this one just says "old money" and "class". The home once belonged to Battle Creek cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg and it's days are numbered.
Shanty Creek Resort Complex Keeps Growing Bigger, Adds Hawk’s Eye
It's been way too long since I've been on a golf getaway up north. You, too?
Short’s Summer Beer List Includes The Return Of A Local Favorite
Everything, slowly but surely (no, I'm not calling you Shirley) seems to be turning positive this year. This means we'll probably be drinking a Michigan beer or two, hopefully sooner than later. And the folks in Bellaire, Short's Brewing are ready.
What A Comeback Story: MacKenzie’s Bakery Returning, In Vicksburg
A hearty slice of Struan bread, with a schmeer of real butter, and washing that down with a hot cup of coffee - does that evoke memories and some hunger pangs for you? There were a lot of sad people in Kalamazoo when MacKenzie's Bakery closed its doors late last year, but apparently in business…
‘Bar Rescue’ Star Predicts Bright Future For Michigan Restaurants
After a really rough year, and many more restaurant closings than in a normal year, one reality TV show "expert" is predicting a bright future, in the coming months (at least), for restaurants and bars.
Doesn’t Getting From 50 to 55 to 60 Percent Feel Like a Telethon?
Why does the latest news about Covid vaccinations levels feel like something from a telethon or a PBS pledge drive?
Latest Best List Rating Pizza States Is Just ‘Fighting Words’
If you think our society is polarized over politics or social issues, just start a conversation with someone about best pizzas and pizza states.