Hello! I’m JR. I was born in Flint and lived in and around there until I was about 12 when my family moved south (hence the decidedly non-Michigander accent you hear). I went to high school and college in Tennessee and got my radio start there too. My career has since taken me to Texas, Virginia and Maine as well. I’m the proud dad of a daughter and two sons—the youngest of whom is a special needs child who owns my heart. When I’m not at the radio station, I enjoy live music, karaoke, bowling, and finding new restaurants to try. I’m excited to be back home in Michigan, and I look forward to reacquainting myself with my home state!
Would You Recognize These Michigan Cities by Their Original Names?
We're used to the names of these Michigan cities now, but they used to be called something else.
25 Bucket List Things to Do If You’re New to Michigan
Michigan residents say these are must-do items to add to your to-do list if you've just moved here.
Ranking Michigan’s License Plates Over the Past 50 Years
From drab to dynamite - a look at Michigan's standard-issue license plates since the early 1970s.
How Effective Are Michigan’s Wind Turbines?
Gratiot and Isabella Counties have nearly 500 wind turbines. Do they make a difference? Here's what we learned.
Remembering the Michigan Tornado Outbreak of 1997
13 tornadoes struck southeastern Michigan the evening of July 2, 1997.
3 Times “Hoarders” Filmed in Michigan
The A&E show "Hoarders" has filmed in Michigan several times. Here are three of the episodes that stand out.
Are You in One of Michigan’s Original 3 Area Codes?
As the number of telephone numbers needed in Michigan has grown over the years, so has its number of area codes.
8 Famous Reality Stars You Forgot Were From Michigan
Every state has had its share of reality TV stars. Michigan is no exception.