I was born one of a family of eight in Saginaw. We were loud and more often talked 'at' each other than 'to' each other, a skill which is perfect for radio. After graduating from CMU, I worked at a station up north 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 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. So I roamed back here to my home state and WFGR, having missed the ability to surf in fresh water. 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.
Are Michigan Potholes Worse This Year? Yup!
Is it just me, or are the potholes around the area a lot deeper, wider and more plentiful this year than they have been in a while?
The Northern Lights Could Visible In Michigan This Weekend
A clear night tonight may mean a clear view of Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. As usual, the farther north you go, the better your chances.
Yooper Finishes Fourth At Olympics, Teaches Us About Guts
At 36 years old, Nick Baumgartner of Iron River is considered elderly in the world of teenaged Olympic snowboarders, but a fourth place finish in South Korea reveals a heart the size of the Grand Canyon.
The Snow At The Winter Olympics Is Pure Michigan
As you sit down to watch the Winter Olympics, hoping for a serious wipeout in the Downhill event, keep this in mind, all that snow was made by a Michigan machine.
Neighbors Haven’t Shoveled Their Sidewalk? Here’s Who To Call
In Grand Rapids residents have 24 hours after a storm to clear their sidewalks. If it seems like your neighbors have taken too long to adhere to that rule, here's who to call.
Meteorite That Fell On Michigan Lake May Be Worth $12,000
Remember that meteor that lit up Michigan skies last month? It may fetch over 12 grand at auction. Who knew a chunk of rock could be so valuable?
Antiquated Law May Force Some Michigan School Libraries To Close
A little regarded law from the 1970s has remerged and many school districts are worried that it might force them to close their libraries.
The City of Grand Rapids Rolls Out A New Web Site
The City of Grand Rapids took a step closer to having a 'digital City Hall' by launching an updated web site with all sorts of new features, including one that puzzles me a bit.
T. Rex Skis Behind Jeep Down Michigan Street [Video]
It's not all gloom and doom when the snow comes to Michigan. Some people still know how to go out and have some fun.
‘Victors Of Character’, A Play About UM Football Coming To The Ford Museum
A racial incident surrounding the 1934 Michigan football team has been made into a play that will debut at the Ford Museum during Black History Month.
Grand Rapids May Get More Snow With ‘Mateo’ Than Originally Anticipated [Graphic]
Winter Storm Mateo (can we stop with this naming thing already?) will bring another significant snow event to West Michigan, and originally it looked like GR was in line for 3-6 inches. That could go up a bit.
Fungus From The Bottom Of The Great Lakes Could Save Lives
Da Yoopers used to sing, 'Happy Birthday, Fungus Face", and while that works quite well as an insult, it turns out fungus from Michigan could be a kid's best friend.