What I call “laughin’ and scratchin’, I’ve been doing a long time. I grew up in Chicago, and the long and winding road of radio brought me to Kalamazoo in January of ‘87. Had an awful lot of fun at one special radio station, next door, but like Tom Brady, let’s see what we can do here. Both my sons were born here. Michael lives here and is a long time Rocker listener, and David is now living the dream in Chicago, hoping to be a comedy writer. Proud to say they're my best friends, as is the love of my life, Kathy, the hottest woman alive.
The 2021 Downtown Kalamazoo Holiday Parade Is On
For all the doom and gloom, rumors surrounding the downtown Kalamazoo Holiday Parade turned out to be just that, so the news that the parade is going to happen comes as a bit of a surprise.
A Kalamazoo Man Is Virtually Forgotten, But His Cars and Guitars Are Unforgettable
I know it's hard to believe, but at one time auto designers, stylists if you wish, were rock stars. Names like Harley Earl, Ferdinand Porsche, Dick Teague, Carroll Shelby, and Raymond Loewy, and many, many more, designed and molded so much sheet metal into shapes that made our hearts race. And …
There’s Going To Be a Blues Bash in Kalamazoo on August 21st
Oh, baby, how blue can you get? A musical question, but also something locals may be asking now that we know there's a Blues Bash set for Saturday, August 21st at Old Dog Tavern in downtown Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo Central’s Isaiah Livers Going to the “D” with Pistons
With all the hoopla (pun intended) surrounding over-all number one pick Cade Cunningham, people might not have noticed the Pistons in round 2 drafted Kalamazoo Central's Isaiah Livers. And judging by some of the reaction by the "experts", he might be the steal of last night's NBA…
What Does Kalamazoo’s $400M Endowment Mean? Start with Lower Taxes And No Budget Crunches
Yes, you hear the promise of lower property taxes and you roll your eyes. But when the amount of money promised to the Kalamazoo's Foundation For Excellence is $400 Million Dollars, then maybe it's not so pie in the sky as we might believe.
Former Three-Time Kalamazoo Mayor Ed Annen, Jr. Dead at 70
Vanished Kalamazoo reported this morning that former Kalamazoo mayor Edward Annen, Jr. died early Wednesday morning. He was 70 years old. Annen served three times as Kalamazoo's mayor.
Gibson: Iconic Brand Hopes to Be Iconic Record Label With Slash
What Orville Gibson started in Kalamazoo 127 years ago, as a maker of musical instruments, added a new dimension on Tuesday, with the creation of a record label, Gibson Records.
Michigan’s Alice Cooper Films New Ad With Ohio’s Baker Mayfield
Just the idea of Alice Cooper doing a commercial with Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield sounds like it could be funny. Add to that, that it's not a Flo and her co-workers ad and that makes it even more promising, as you know we'll be subjected to these probably throughout the ent…
The Most Amazing Walgreen’s You’ll Ever See Is A Short Drive Away
Reinvention is an amazing thing. I grew up in Chicago, and my one son lives about six blocks from an amazing reinvention/repurposing. Walgreen's, trying to fit into a gentrified neighborhood, took over a former bank building, and rather than tear down some classic architecture, fit their pharma…
What if….The Summer Olympics Had Been in Detroit in 1968?
I don't know how many people know the story, but Detroit bid on having the 1968 Summer Olympics. The International Olympic Committee ended up choosing Mexico City, but imagine for a second what having those games in Detroit would have been, for so many reasons.