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. 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. I have seven children and thirteen 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.
Is There Really a Narcan Vending Machine in Grand Rapids?
Opioid overdose is a community health epidemic – both prescription medications and heroin, and it's here in Grand Rapids and West Michigan just as much as it is across the country.
How Did The Blue Bridge Becoming an Iconic Piece of Downtown Grand Rapids?
The Blue Bridge is a beautiful walk, day or night, across the Grand River with many events held on the iconic structure every year. But, how did we get here? The bridge didn't just suddenly fall from the sky, plop into our community. The Blue Bridge has a long history.
Towne Club Pop Is a Great Michigan Memory. Is It Still Around?
Do you remember going to the Towne Club Pop Centers to buy a case of Pop?
Professional Soccer is Coming Back to Grand Rapids
A new indoor professional soccer team is coming to Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids Ranked One of Top 4 Cities to Start Tech Career
Business and government leaders have been quietly pushing forward to grow our tech industry. And that push, or growth, has been recognized by the popular finance news website Yahoo Finance.
Why Were Those Black Helicopters Flying Around Grand Rapids This Weekend?
There were reports about some strange black helicopters flying around the Rockford and Grand Rapids area this weekend. Should we be concerned or scared?
Can I Get the New COVID Booster in West Michigan? Yes You Can!
It's been nearly a two and a half year battle with COVID, and more than a year and half since the vaccine was available. Now, a new booster is available.
Do You Remember the Schnitzelbank Restaurant? It Was a Great Place!
The Schnitzelbank was on the corner of Jefferson Street and Wealthy and was the oldest restaurant in Grand Rapids, started in 1934.
Have You Taken a Cruise on The Grand Lady Riverboat? Super Fun!
The Grand Lady Riverboat, located at Steamboat Park in Jenison, just minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. They have Sightseeing Cruises, Live Music Cruises, and Private Charters on the Grand River.
He’s Gone But Not Forgotten. Kent County Sheriff Loses Hank the Tank
Hank, or "Hank the Tank" as he was affectionally referred to, one of the Kent County Sheriff's Mounted Division horses, had died the Kent County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday.