Hello! I’m JR. I was born in Flint and lived in and around there until I was about 12 when my family moved south (hence the decidedly non-Michigander accent you hear). I went to high school and college in Tennessee and got my radio start there too. My career has since taken me to Texas, Virginia and Maine as well. I’m the proud dad of a daughter and two sons—the youngest of whom is a special needs child who owns my heart. When I’m not at the radio station, I enjoy live music, karaoke, bowling, and finding new restaurants to try. I’m excited to be back home in Michigan, and I look forward to reacquainting myself with my home state!
These Are the 10 Most Common Street Names in Michigan
There are certain street names that every city in Michigan seems to have. These are the top ten most common street names in Michigan.
7 Non-Frankenmuth Michigan Towns You Should Visit at Christmas
Everyone knows Frankenmuth is Michigan's Christmas capital. But there are several other Michigan towns that are must-visits at Christmastime too.
This Town’s Been Named the Worst Place to Live in Michigan
Take a look at the area that a new study says is the worst place to live in Michigan.
Snow, Bitter Cold Expected Across Michigan for Thanksgiving
Forecasters say the ingredients are coming together for potential snow this Thanksgiving in Michigan.
Where Does Michigan Rank Among America’s Most Beautiful States?
From Michigan's magnificent sand dunes to its breathtaking fall colors, it's no wonder it ranks among the Top 10 most beautiful states in the US.
Love This! Jelly Roll to Perform at Michigan County Jail
Jelly Roll got his GED in 2007, but there was no celebration. The Genesee County Jail in Flint invited him to join grads of its GED program - and he said yes.
Interesting: What Will $1100 in Rent Get You in Michigan?
The average cost to rent a 3-bedroom in Michigan is just under $1100. But what you get for that kind of money varies widely across the state.
When’s the Last Time It Snowed on Halloween in Michigan?
Here's the last time it snowed on Halloween in 10 Michigan cities - plus one Michigan city that's surprisingly NEVER seen Halloween snow.
These 6 States Think They Have Better Fall Scenery Than Michigan
Michigan ranks 7th on a new list ranking states by their fall scenery. These are the six states that think their fall scenery is better than Michigan's.
Banned! 16 Books Not on the Shelves in Michigan Schools
Freedom to read? Check out these 16 books that have been banned by Michigan schools.
MSU Fans Love This New ‘Spartanopoly’ Board Game
Based on the classic Parker Brothers game Monopoly, the new Spartanopoly game offers a Michigan State twist - replacing old properties with ones related to MSU.
Flavortown, Michigan: The Michigan City Guy Fieri’s Featured Most
Since Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" debuted on the Food Network in 2007, Michigan restaurants have been featured 16 times - including 5 in one city.