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.
Prohibition Era Bunker Found At Grand Rapids Home
A Grand Rapids family made a shocking discovery at grand-ma's house while metal detecting. With the homes roots dating back to the 1800's, the home owner's daughter thought she might have stumbled upon an underground tunnel system or possibly a prohibition bunker.
CDC Chief Urges Michigan To Close Down Again
Michigan is making national news for the rising surge in Coronavirus cases. Now, the director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that the state "close things down."
Michigan Man Robs Gas Station at Gun Point And Steals One Tank Of Gas
He could have told the cashier (who knew him) that he was out of gas and needed some help. Instead, he's facing a possible felony charge. Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Monroe County gas station where the suspect stole a full tank of gas and nothing more.
Two Free MLB Youth Events At Grand Rapids’ Sullivan Field
Coming to historic Sullivan Field in Grand Rapids are two free MLB youth events. The Junior Home Run Derby is scheduled for Saturday, April 17 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and MLB’s Pitch and Run is slated to be held Saturday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers Needed To Check On Birds
200 Osprey nests have been identified throughout Michigan. DNR and the Audubon Society are asking for volunteers to check on the nests to ensure their safety.
MSU Offering Vaccinations At Students-Only Clinic
Michigan State University is offering vaccinations for MSU students at a students-only clinic.
100,000 Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Filed In Michigan
Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency says that 100,000 fraudulent claims have been filed most likely by criminals. Since April 2, 100,000 claims have been flagged.
Mercy Health Muskegon Declares “Internal Disaster”
According to the state, there are 3,300 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Michigan, and variants are spreading throughout the state. Mercy Health Muskegon has declared an "Internal Disaster." However, they say Covid -19 is NOT to blame.
Grand Rapids Parks Plan Clean-Up For Earth Day
It's a two-day, community-wide clean-up initiative that the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department are planning with Friends of Grand Rapids. Earth Day is April 22nd.
Grand Rapids Community College Receives Largest Gift Ever
They're going to use it to support learning and modernize facilities. Grand Rapids Community College has received it's largest donation ever.
Kent County Ambulance Involved In Rollover Accident
An ambulance in Kent County was involved in a rollover accident late Monday night. It happened near the intersection of Lincoln Lake and 14 mile in Oakfield Township. The accident occurred around 10pm.
No Injuries After Semi Hits Train in Ottawa County
Authorities were called to the scene of a crash where a Semi truck hit an Amtrak train in Ottawa County. It happened in the area of Chicago Drive and 64th Avenue on Monday morning around 6:38am.