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.
Echo Valley Offers Tobogganning With Everslides
Tobogganing, the sport of sliding down snow-covered slopes and artificial-ice-covered chutes on a runnerless sled called a toboggan. Wanna go?
Here In Michigan We Love A Good Pair Of Mittens!
Sitting by himself in the frigid weather, Bernie Sanders showed up at the Inauguration wearing THOSE mittens. The mittens were created by a 2nd grade Vermont teacher and given to Senator Sanders. It was the pose and the mittens that launched hundreds of memes. In Michigan, we love a good pair of mi…
Grand Rapids Company Wants President Biden To Walk All Over Them
As President Biden begins his term as the 46th President of The United States, not only will he make political changes, but also décor changes to the Oval Office. Every President puts their personal touch to their new office and Biden will too.
What Are Michigan Twitter Users Talking About The Most?
Based on Geotagged Twitter Data and Hashtags, what do you think Michigan Twitter users are talking the most about during the pandemic? Politics? No. Sports? Nope. Did you say...SEX? If you did, you are correct!
The Blue Bridge In GR Turns Red For Covid 19 Victims
It's a blue landmark that most identify with Grand Rapids. Last night it was red.
Have You Seen These Guys Dancing Around Town?
They have caught the attention of many downtown Grand Rapids. These inflatable air dancers are popping up around town. Why?
State Provides Funding For Entertainment Venues
Small businesses and venues that have been affected by Covid-19 can apply for grants starting today. The Michigan Strategic Fund approved two new grant programs for a total of $58.5 million in relief for Michigan small businesses and live event venues.
How High Is Michigan Among Stoners?
Whether it's medicinal or recreational, cannabis is big business! The recreational use of marijuana is now legal in 15 states. And there are only three states in the U.S. where it is still neither legal recreationally nor offered medicinally. So where does Michigan rank as a stoned state?
Kent District Library Back To Regular Hours
The Kent District Library will resume regular hours on January 19. Play stations and study rooms will remain closed and all patrons must wear masks before entering.
Indoor Group Fitness Classes Can Resume On Saturday
According to the press conference held by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, indoor group fitness classes can begin again on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Non-contact sports may also resume this weekend.
Coquettish Rabbit Looking For Your Attention
After a quick "Grand Rapids" search on Twitter, popping up on the top is Vivian. Is Vivian some rare talented bunny? Is she TikTok famous? Does Vivian do something other rabbits don't? Well, Vivian is not camera shy. Let's meet her...
Indoor Dining Possibly Restricted Until February 1
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Service's restriction of indoor dining was supposed to be lifted this Friday. It's expected to be extended until February 1.