I was born one of a family of eight in Saginaw, Michigan. We were loud and more often talked 'at' each other than 'to' each other, a skill which is perfect for radio. After graduating from Central Michigan University, I worked at a station in Northern Michigan that had as much wattage as a refrigerator light bulb. I went from there to working on a Mexican radio station, where I was eventually kicked out for being an illegal immigrant. My radio travels then took me to the Michigan Lakeshore at 104.5 WSNX and then on to Baltimore, where I enjoyed a modicum of success, which in this business is rewarded with a shove out the door. In my spare time, I enjoy hurting myself with homemade CrossFit workouts and flinging paint on canvas and calling it 'art'. I also have three daughters, who think I teach college for a living.
And The Best Party Lake In Michigan Is…
With as many lakes we have here, and as many pontoon boats as we have here in Michigan, there's at least two or three lakes that could have the honor of 'best state party lake', but this is the one that got it...
Michigan’s ‘Weirdest Job’ Is Right Here In Grand Rapids
A web site has highlighted the 'weirdest jobs' in all fifty states. Except many of them aren't all that weird.
The Hottest Real Estate Zip Code In America Is In GR
Realtor.com has just released its hottest selling zip codes in America, and the top one is mine. I should probably sell now, shouldn't I?
Remembering The All-Michigan Moon Mission, Apollo 15 [Video]
In the wake of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 first ever moon landing, did you know there was an all-Michigan moon mission? You do now.
Check Out This 1980s Video Of The News 8 Chopper
'You know you're in trouble when you come home from church and find the News 8 helicopter hovering over your house...'
GR’s Latest Music Venue Has First Shows Lined Up
The Listening Room by Studio Park is set to open in November. The 200-seat facility will be featuring local, national and even internationally known acts.
Michigan’s ‘Worst Tourist Trap’ Isn’t A Tourist Trap
We've entered the age where everything on the internet is just people listing bad stuff, but sometimes they don't know what they're talking about.
Fight Closes Grand Haven Pier [Video]
Nothing gets people crankier than hot temperatures, big crowds and boy trouble. Those ingredients mixed to cause the Grand Haven pier to close for a short time on the Fourth of July.
Michigan Man Arrested For Ramming A Boat [Video]
This is some scary video from Lake St. Clair, where a New Baltimore man intentionally rammed the bigger boat of a retired couple with his little boat.
Before AC, People In GR Just Went Naked
There was a time in this fair land when air conditioning did not run. And according to these stories posted on the Grand Rapids History Facebook page, people liked to take their clothes off to seek relief from the heat.