Hey, I’m the “new guy” here at 100.5 The River. We’ll get to hang out for part of your workday and the drive home while you’re listening to Today’s Best Mix without the rap. Some people asked “why would you move HERE?” when I started. I answer that question with disbelief and realize that people in GR simply don’t realize what a great city they have. Grand Rapids is just a fantastic city. The people, the downtown, the festivals, the philanthropy of our ‘famous families’ … the list goes on and on. The VIBE of this city is just incredible. Those who say “why would you move HERE?” clearly don’t realize how crappy most other similar sized cities are compared to GR. We moved here from the vibrant and clean city (#sarcasm) of Toledo, OH where I was the Operations Manager for six radio stations. Before that, I was on-air or programming stations in Philadelphia, New York City, Milwaukee, Madison, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and Waterloo (Iowa). My wife and I met in Madison and were married four days after 9/11. We have two “furry kids” named Ollie (yellow lab/bassett/corgi) and Chester (bassett). I’m also the Program Director for Channel 95-7 and 100.5 The River, so if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints (I welcome compliments, too), just email or call me!
Serving Thanksgiving For 10 People Should Cost Just Over $50?
Every year, the American Farm Bureau Federation releases a study on how much it should cost the average family to serve Thanksgiving dinner for the year. And every year, I'm like, "Which grocery stores are these people shopping at?" So how much should it cost to serve 10 people a full Thanksgiving dinner in 2015 according to the experts? Only $50.11, or just over than $5 per person. That
Police Searching for Suspect Following Wyoming Credit Union Robbery
Wyoming police are searching for a man who they say robbed the ATL Credit Union, 841 36th St. SW in Wyoming, at gunpoint late Friday morning. The robbery was reported around 11:45 a.m. EST. In a news release, police said the man entered the credit union with a handgun and then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
Michigan Named Most Romantic State in the U.S.
This isn't shocking to any of us that live here: Michigan is the most romantic state in the United States. That's the reality, at least according to Redbox. Its research shows that Michiganders watched more romantic movies in 2014 than any other state.
It’s National Chocolate Day! Yum! [Video]
Americans typically purchase more than 58 million pounds of chocolate just for Valentine's Day. It's National Chocolate Day today! Let's celebrate with some chocolatey ideas, suggestions and factoids.
New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman Recreates ‘Growing Pains’ Opening Credits With Teammates
In a stroke of genius, or maybe a way to distract people from "Deflategate", one of the players for the New England Patriots did something completely awesome. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman did an awesome and hilarious video for Throwback Thursday. Throwback Thursday is where people take to Facebook and Twitter to show a picture or video from their past.
Paul Medawar Jewelry on Plainfield Ave. Robbed
UPDATE (12:35 p.m.): WZZM-13's investigative reporter John Hogan is reporting that as of 12:35 p.m. the Kent County Sheriff's Department has three suspects in custody following a traffic stop on eastbound I-96 near M-6. (12:30 p.m.) Kent County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a robbery at Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry. The robbery happened just after noon at the jewelry store, which is located
Husband Wanted in Allegan County Slaying Seen in Maine
The husband of Sara Lee Knight, the woman whose body was found Jan. 13, is wanted for her alleged slaying and has been spotted in Maine, according to WZZM-13. Allegan County sheriff's deputies are investigating the case as an apparent homicide.
Movies in the Park Dates Set for 2015
Dates have been set for this summer’s Movies in the Park in downtown Grand Rapids.
Flu Shots Are Only 23 Percent Effective This Season, CDC Reports
On Thursday, health officials announced that flu shots are only 23 percent effective against this season's strain. This is not a good sign in a season where it seems more and more people are being stricken down with the flu.
New Hampshire Considers Changing Law to Allow Founders Beer Label
A lot of states have weird laws, and New Hampshire, it turns out, is no exception. Currently, bottles of Breakfast Stout by Founders Brewery Co. in Grand Rapids is illegal to be sold in the state of New Hampshire.
Calvin College Building Closed While Threat is Investigated
Police are investigating suspicious letter containing a powdery substance that was delivered to Calvin College. According to an alert that was sent out to students, the school received a threatening letter in the mail print services building containing a powdery substance.
Survey Shows Nearly Half of Americans Are Late Christmas Gift Shoppers
Aren't done with your Christmas shopping yet? Well, join the crowd. According to a just-released Harris Poll survey, millions of Americans are waiting until the last minute to complete their holiday shopping.