Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, I also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. I'm originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, I stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. I moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where I met my wife Kathy. I'm deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. I've served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. I also assist the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grandchildren. My wife Kathy and I have 7 children and 13 grandchildren.We have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
Trevor Noah and More Coming to Laugh it Up for LaughFest 2018
Superstars of comedy coming to Grand Rapids for LaughFest 2018 in March.
Forbes Announces 10 Big U.S. Cities With The Fastest-Growing Economies. How do we Stack up…
Grand Rapids' economy is one of the most dynamic in the country.
Smoking at Van Andel Arena? You Have to Move, But Just a Bit
The smoking area is moving from the plaza in front of the building to outside the southeast corner of the venue for all events, effective immediately.
Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane in Grand Rapids With This Video
Check out this old video collection of Grand Rapids photos back in the day. In fact, WAY BACK in the day, 1905 to 1910. Take a look. Anything look familiar?
The Good Old Days of North Kent Mall and Its Grand Opening [Video]
Here's a real "blast from the past," with film from the grand opening of North Kent Mall in 1971. Who's doing the ribbon cutting? Our own Congressman Jerry Ford.
New, Tougher Security at Van Andel Arena
Safety and security are number one at Van Andel Arena.
Dog Friendly Beaches in West Michigan
So, where in West Michigan can you go, other than a dog park, or taking long walk, to let your dog run-in-the-sun? Try these beaches.
Wurzburg’s and the Good Old Days of Shopping Downtown Grand Rapids
Remember shopping in downtown Grand Rapids in the "good old days? Those were the times of the big department stores, Herpolsheimer's, Wurzburg's and specialty stores. The biggest, and fanciest was Wurzburg's.
Northern Kent County Bargain Shoppers Have a New Store to Shop
It's a bargain hunters paradise. Clothing, shoes, furniture, household items, toys and so much more. The North Kent Connect Store is open for business.
Do You Remember the Kentwood Station Restaurant?
Just thinking back to some more good, local, restaurants that have closed, and the Kentwood Station popped into my head. It was like stepping back in time when you walked into the old train station like restaurant, with sound effects and all, as I remember.