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.
Grand Rapids Comic Con 2021 Is Scheduled for April
Get your costume and comfortable shoes picked out. Grand Rapids Comic Con "Spring Fling" is scheduled for April 9-11 at the Delta Plex Arena. This is a comic book and popular arts convention.
New Dog Park Opening Today
The Pack is an indoor dog park located in Comstock Park. It officially opens today.
Donate Your Christmas Tree to West Michigan Goats
The holidays are over and now it's time to discard your tree. What are you gonna do with it? How about feed some hungry goats? Goats at a farm in New Era would love to dispose of it for you.
Alex Trebek’s Last Jeopardy Show
The final "new" Jeopardy hosted by Alex Trebek is slated to air next week. The first of his last five episodes will begin to air on Monday. Friday will be his last episode as host of Jeopardy ending with some memorable highlights put together by the producers of the show.
Michigan College Athletes Will Be Able To Get Compensated
Governor Whitmer has signed a bill that allows college athletes to be compensated. It's the first time that athletes at Michigan post-secondary schools will have the opportunity to be paid for their sporting prowess.
Boat Accident on I-96 Generates Comments
A truck hauling a large boat during a snowstorm slid off the road on I-96 near the East Beltline ramp. There were no injuries reported. There were however some comments.
First Case Of Covid-19 Variant Reported In Colorado
It was announced that a man in his 20's from Elbert County, Colorado has tested positive for the Covid-19 variant that has been in the UK. The is the first confirmed case in the US.
It’s A Wolf Moon To End The Year And The Decade
Beginning tonight, the moon will be full. It will appear full through Thursday. What's so special about it? Well, it's called a Wolf Moon and it's the 13th full moon of the year and it's the last full moon of the decade.
Ice Ice Baby – Ice Sculptures Coming to Downtown GR
80 ice sculptures will soon take over Downtown Grand Rapids. Valent-ICE Sculpture Gallery is bringing the cold event back in February 2021. The sculptures will total more than 17 tons of ice.
Michigan’s A Loser
The United States Census Bureau released data showing Michigan as the 4th largest population loser in the country. It's the first time in a decade that Michigan showed year-over-year lose. Michigan lost 18,240 residents bringing the states population to just under 10 million.
Awww… Penguin Comfort
It's a picture that could melt even the coldest of hearts. German Photographer Tobias Baumgaertner was selected as the winner for Oceanographic magazine's Ocean Photograph Awards. Tobias Baumgaertner took the award-winning pic of the mourning birds in Melbourne, Australia.
More Murals For Muskegon
A series of murals will soon decorate the Muskegon landscape. Muskegon, Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores will receive a touch of art on the railroad overpass bridges on Seaway Drive.