I was born one of a family of eight in Saginaw, Michigan. We were loud and more often talked 'at' each other than 'to' each other, a skill which is perfect for radio. After graduating from Central Michigan University, I worked at a station in Northern Michigan 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 Michigan 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. 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.
Michigan In May: From Frying To Frost
Less than a week after most of lower Michigan experienced its first 90-degree day of 2020, comes a frost warning.
Michigan Priest Administers Holy Water With A Squirt Gun
When I was a young altar boy some 50 years ago, I always thought the random splashing of people with holy water was an odd rite. It just got odder.
‘T-Rex Walking Club’ Brings Joy To Their Ferndale Neighborhood [Video]
A group of Elk's Club members in suburban Detroit bring joy to home bound kids by parading every day in costumes.
Dramatic Footage Of The 1980 Kalamazoo Tornado [Video]
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the deadly touchdown of a F3 tornado in downtown Kalamazoo. Here's what it looked like to the residents that fateful day.
This Michigan Chair Will Also Pour Wine! [Video]
It's what the world need for these troubled times, a Rube Goldberg-like chair that keeps your wine glass filled. And it's shaped like Michigan!!
Eight Tips from People Who Are Used to Working from Home
Working from home takes some getting used to, unless you were ALREADY doing it. A new survey talked to over 3,000 people who worked from home before the crisis hit. Here are eight pieces of advice they had for newbies . . .
‘Stay Safe, Detroit’ Video Is Powerful Stuff
Yesterday delivered more bad news to the state, and in particular Detroit, which saw their CoVid-19 rates rise considerably. A Detroit ad agency released a video in tribute to the people of their hometown that gave me a bit of the feels.
An Ode To The Essential People
I guess I should feel special, as I am considered 'essential' as we work our way through this unprecedented time. But am I really? Not as much as you are.
Some Songs From The 1918 Flu Epidemic [Video]
Listener Kevin asked that if so many many musicians were posting songs about the coronavirus, did the 1918 flu epidemic leave behind any songs? Yes, and they're a bit dark.
SNL’s Jon Lovitz Coming To The Wealthy Theater [Video]
Lovitz, known for his SNL characters, 'The Devil', and 'Tommy Flanagan, the Liar' is bringing his stand up act to Grand Rapids March 20.