What I call “laughin’ and scratchin’, I’ve been doing a long time. I grew up in Chicago, and the long and winding road of radio brought me to Kalamazoo in January of ‘87. Had an awful lot of fun at one special radio station, next door, but like Tom Brady, let’s see what we can do here. Both my sons were born here. Michael lives here and is a long time Rocker listener, and David is now living the dream in Chicago, hoping to be a comedy writer. Proud to say they're my best friends, as is the love of my life, Kathy, the hottest woman alive.
Michigan’s Snowplow Names Get Cuter, More Precious For Winter 2021
This all started as a way to engage the folks, especially the kids, maybe take our minds off the pandemic, and, maybe also to call attention to the hard work that snowplow drivers do every winter; giving names to the state's fleet of snowplows.
Michigan State Student’s Air Fryer Fire Goes Viral On Tik Tok
We can smile about this now, because everyone is ok. But a seemingly minor mistake could've been so much worse, but thankfully wasn't. And the whole thing has made one Michigan State student a viral video celebrity.
Don’t Eat These Michigan Grown Baneberry ‘Doll’s Eyes’. They Can Kill You
I saw some baneberries on Facebook. They're the most interesting-looking berries. They look like marshmallow popsicles. And they're known as 'doll eyes". But more like Chuckie's doll eyes in the Child's Play movies. And, yes, they can kill you.
The Most Amazing Walgreen’s You’ll Ever See Is A Short Drive Away
Reinvention is an amazing thing. I grew up in Chicago, and my one son lives about six blocks from an amazing reinvention/repurposing. Walgreen's, trying to fit into a gentrified neighborhood, took over a former bank building, and rather than tear down some classic architecture, fit their pharmacy into the existing structure. And it's quite amazing.
What if….The Summer Olympics Had Been in Detroit in 1968?
I don't know how many people know the story, but Detroit bid on having the 1968 Summer Olympics. The International Olympic Committee ended up choosing Mexico City, but imagine for a second what having those games in Detroit would have been, for so many reasons.
This Picture is Pure Michigan; New Fermenters Head To Kalamazoo
How more Michigan can a photo be than this one? New fermenters are heading for Kalamazoo/Galesburg to brew beer for Michigan's biggest brewer.
That Was 30 Years Ago: Video Shows Battle Creek’s Summer of 1991
After seeing this video of Battle Creek in 1991 that Jim Middleton put together, it just confirms I want my superpower to be time travel.
Former Kalamazoo Wings Goalie, 24, Dies in Fireworks Tragedy in Novi
A private fireworks celebration in Novi, Michigan went horribly wrong Sunday night. The medical examiner in Novi says mortar shell tipped slightly and exploded into the chest of Matiss Kivlenieks. Early report said he had fallen and suffered head trauma, but the autopsy report released Monday afternoon said it was the blast to the chest that killed him.
‘Otherworldly’ Photos Give a Peek At A Lake Superior Shipwreck
"Otherworldly" is the word that first comes to mind when you see these photographs. The images are from a Lake Superior shipwreck, one with a possibly fascinating history, made all the more interesting by the mystery attached to it.
Fun Photos Capture Love of Couple and Their Love of Hot ‘N Now
If this photo shoot was classic literature, it might be called "Love Among the Burgers (and Fries)". But at a time where there's been little to smile about, here's something that will give you reason to not only smile, but to get hungry.
Jeter Gets Jordan-Like Documentary; Will Kalamazoo Get Mentioned?
ESPN has released some news that confirms Derek Jeter's place amongst sports world's pantheon.
Look Who Made The ‘Most Popular Beer’ At The Ballpark List
I know. I know. These lists come out one after another, and it can be overwhelming. But our lives are so slow these days, due to pretty much everything being shut down by the pandemic, that we need something, even if it's for bragging rights. So here goes.