Hi. I'm Casey. I'm the new morning co-host on 98.7 WFGR. I was asked to write something about myself so...um, well, ok...here goes... Until I was 16, I lived in Centerville, OH. They cheer for The Ohio State University. Hi Brutus! O-H...I went to high school with Kirk Herbstreit from ESPN. They misspelled his name in the yearbook. Centerville Elk Pride! When my dad was transferred because of his job, I moved to Farmington Hills, MI. They root for the University of Michigan. Go Blue! I've seen a football game in the Big House...except the football game I witnessed was an English Premiere League Soccer Game. Still amazing! Michigan fans are so passionate even for soccer, the other football. After graduating from Ferris State University (Go Bulldogs!) & The Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, the radio world sent me to Lansing. They cheer for Michigan State University. Hello Sparty! When I lived there, Nick Saban was the head coach. Roll Tide? From Lansing, my radio career took me to South Bend, IN. They really like the University of Notre Dame. Let's just say I had a lot of access at ND. I've had the opportunity to meet every living Notre Dame Head Football coach. Go Irish! It was in South Bend that I raised my daughter. She is in college now and with all these wonderful influences which school do you imagine she attends? Purdue University! Boiler Up! For a brief insane moment, I worked in Tallahassee, FL. However, The Florida State University Seminoles didn't know what to make of this northern Big 10 fan. "God bless their hearts." I'm thrilled to be back in the Midwest and living in West Michigan where I know I'll always have a winning team to cheer for! Let's be honest...What goes better with College Football then a beer? What better place to enjoy a cold one then in Beer City? I look forward to serving the WFGR listeners and Grand Rapids! Thanks for listening.
Annual Maple Syrup Festival Is On Tap
SwissLane Farms in Alto has been producing maple syrup for over 100 years and you are invited to their annual Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday, March 13.
American Flag Collection Boxes Set Out In Walker
The American Legion has put out American flag collection boxes in Walker. The Legion is collecting flags for retirement and disposal.
West Michigan Job Market Looks Strong
Despite the pandemic, the West Michigan job market looks to be pretty hot right now. The number of job postings or ads placed in the month of January of this year, is higher than it's ever been since January of 2018.
Grand Rapids Set To Lose Millions From 2020 Income Taxes
The City of Grand Rapids receives a large portion of its funding from tax dollars. For the year 2020, Grand Rapids is set to lose $10-$21 million of their income tax.
It’s A Home Seller’s Market In West Michigan
If you're looking to sell your home, great news! It's a seller's market. If you're looking to buy a home in West Michigan it won't be so easy.
Cuteness Overload-Detroit Zoo Polar Bear Plays In Snow [VIDEO]
A Detroit Zoo polar bear cub has experienced snow for the first time...and it's ADORABLE!
Dave Portnoy Biting His Way Across Michigan [VIDEO]
He's the founder of Barstool Sports and famous for tasting pizza among other things. David Portnoy made a stop in East Lansing to eat and review.
Tulip Time Update
Tulip Time will return after being cancelled last year. Due to directives from the CDC some changed are being put in place.
Butterflies Are Back At Frederick Meijer Garden
You can now see over 60 butterflies and moths inside the 50 foot tall Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory at the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The theme for the exhibit is "Into the Glass House".
GVSU Making Changes To Mt. Vernon Ave
According to Grand Valley State University there are changes coming to Mt. Vernon Ave. GVSU will be turning it into a pedestrian campus.
Proposed Bill To Allow Any Bottle Or Can Returned To Any Michigan Store
Michigan state lawmakers introduced legislation that would extend the 10-cent deposit in Michigan to non-carbonated containers and force retailers to take all returnable containers even if the store does not sell that brand.
Headliners For Laughfest 2021 Announced
The 11th annual Laughfest is scheduled and the headliners have been announced. Justin Willman, Ron Funches, Tom Papa, and Michelle Wolf will all be part of the virtual Laughfest this year.