I was born one of a family of eight in Saginaw. We were loud and more often talked 'at' each other than 'to' each other, a skill which is perfect for radio. After graduating from CMU, I worked at a station up north that had as much wattage as a refrigerator light bulb. I went from there to working on a Mexican radio station, where I was eventually kicked out for being an illegal immigrant. My radio travels then took me to the Lakeshore at 104.5 WSNX and then on to Baltimore, where I enjoyed a modicum of success, which in this business is rewarded with a shove out the door. So I roamed back here to my home state and WFGR, having missed the ability to surf in fresh water. In my spare time, I enjoy hurting myself with homemade CrossFit workouts and flinging paint on canvas and calling it 'art'. I also have three daughters, who think I teach college for a living.
Crime Novel Set In GR Winds Through ArtPrize
A new crime novel uses Grand Rapids annual (soon to be semi-annual) ArtPrize as its setting, and references many familiar places around town.
Wisdom From The Bricks At The Fulton Street Farmer’s Market [Photos]
Long before there was an Instagram or a SnapChat, people carved out the wisdom they wanted to pass on to future generations into stone, and put them where they could read it.
Michigan Tech QB May Have The Best Football Name Ever
Not since Mike Stonebreaker played at Notre Dame has their been a more appropriately named footballer. Although he should be playing defense, not offense.
Aretha’s Funeral Will Clock In At Five And A Half Hours
I loved Aretha Franklin's music, but five and a half hours?!! I don't think my twitchy self could make it past two.
The Sad Tale Of The Great Lakes Freighter Trophy
It may have symbolized pro football at its worst. But now it's gone, sunk to the bottom of Lake Erie, one would hope.
Tahquamenon Falls Rock Pile Ban Seems Goofy To Me [Video]
You better not make a rock pile in the Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and if you see one, knock it down! Or else we'll have less insects!
GR Police Explain Context Behind Viral Video [Video]
In life, context is everything. The Grand Rapids Police Department is now explaining their point of view of a viral video making the rounds.
Michigan Surfer Recounts Harrowing Tale Of Life And Death
A Northern Michigan surfer witnessed a man fall off the Frankfort pier into the roiling Lake Michigan waves, and shared his story of his attempt to save him.
Justin Verlander Weasels Out Of Million Dollar Bar Tab
Former Tiger pitcher Justin Verlander was out partying in L.A., but according to him, he wasn't partying THAT much.
11-Year-Old Michigan DJ Featured At Breakaway Festival [Video]
The Breakaway Music Festival is going on in Belknap Park in Grand Rapids this weekend, and it will feature one of the youngest DJs in the nation, DJ Dill Pickles, an 11 year old kid from Mt. Pleasant.