Hey, I’m Jess and I get to wake up with you on weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. on WKFR! Throughout my career, my radio stops have included Detroit and Augusta, GA, but I was born and raised in West Michigan. To be on the airwaves here to start the day with you is such a privilege! Thank you for making WKFR your radio ‘home’ and for waking up with ‘Dana and Jess in the Morning!’
Michigan Just Made U.S. History With This New Innovative Roadway
Michigan is home to the 'automobile capital of the world' also known as the 'Motor City', Detroit, MI. And it's pretty cool to now have bragging rights as first in the nation to create a roadway of the future. The very first electric wireless-charging public roadway for electric vehicles is now open in the Motor City.
It’s A Griswold Style Christmas at this Light Display in Ohio
One of the best and most quotable movies that is a 'must watch' during the holiday season is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. And one house in Ohio is lighting up their home in Clark Griswold fashion with "250 strands of lights; 100 bulbs per strand; for a grand total of 25,000 [Chinese] imported twinkle". Not only is this home spreading holiday cheer, but it's also giving back in a big way.
10 Michigan Things That Leave Out-of-Staters Completely Puzzled
When you've lived in Michigan for most of your life, you tend to think that people do and say the say same things that you do and say in other states across the country. But, that's not the case as I learned after living in the south for a few years. There were several things that only people in Michigan would understand that leave out-of staters completely puzzled.
Four Types of Snow You’ll See in Michigan This Winter
When snow covers the roads we drive on and piles up on our sidewalks, we're more concerned about getting it out of the way then to stop and stare at the splendor of a Michigan snowfall. But, when we do get to stop and watch it from inside our warm homes, it truly is a sight to see. Especially when there is more than one type of snow to enjoy in Michigan.
These Are The Laws for Leaving Your Child Home Alone in Michigan
And while Kevin McAllister manages to grocery shop for himself, do his own laundry, and fend off criminals from robbing his home, could he legally be left home alone? And what age can a child legally be left home alone in Michigan and any other state?
Illinois Home Goes Viral With ‘Merry Swiftmas’ Light Display
From the success of her Eras Tour, becoming a billionaire, and her headline captivating relationship with Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift has owned this year. And her fans have owned their affection towards the singer with record breaking attendances at her concerts and film. And it hasn't stopped there. One homeowner in Illinois is going viral for her Taylor Swift-inspired Christmas light display.
Michigan Police Warn: IPhone Update May Share Child’s Info
If you own an IPhone, you're used to IOS updates that fix issues as well as add new features to the phone. The iOS 17 update is the latest version and includes updates to music, messaging, and browsing. But, there is one feature that law enforcement agencies in Michigan and across the country are warning parents to turn off immediately.
Why You Should Set Up The Christmas Tree After Thanksgiving in Michigan
The Christmas season brings holiday festivities, gifts, food and decorations so it makes sense that we want to start getting into this joyous time of year as soon as possible. But, if you're one for waiting until after you clear the turkey from the table to get ready for the holidays, you may be on to something. Like saving yourself some money and getting the best looking Christmas tree on the block.
Gobble Responsibly-How ‘Turkey Coma’ Affects Drivers in Michigan
Thanksgiving is a time for feasting and indulging in delicious foods, particularly the iconic turkey. But, this traditional centerpiece on almost every Michigan Thanksgiving table generally gets a bad rap this time of year. Many people may experience a post-meal drowsiness that's also known as the 'turkey coma'.
Mother Charged After Her 2-Year-Old Fires Her Gun In Waverly, Ohio Walmart
A scary situation for all involved occurred recently at a Walmart in Waverly, Ohio. Police were called to the retail store after shots were fired inside the store. And a mother is now facing charges after her 2-year-old got access to her gun and fired it inside the Walmart.