Hello! I’m JR. I was born in Flint and lived in and around there until I was about 12 when my family moved south (hence the decidedly non-Michigander accent you hear). I went to high school and college in Tennessee and got my radio start there too. My career has since taken me to Texas, Virginia and Maine as well. I’m the proud dad of a daughter and two sons—the youngest of whom is a special needs child who owns my heart. When I’m not at the radio station, I enjoy live music, karaoke, bowling, and finding new restaurants to try. I’m excited to be back home in Michigan, and I look forward to reacquainting myself with my home state!
Did Blake Shelton Just Diss Michigan on “The Voice”?
A Michigan native appearing on "The Voice" decided against choosing Blake Shelton as her mentor after something he said regarding her home state.
Michigan Location Picked Among Top 20 Best in US for Fall Colors
Fodor's Travel is out with its list of the "Top 20 Best Fall Foliage Trips in the U.S.", and you knew Michigan had to be represented. Here's their pick for the best fall foliage in Michigan.
Major Michigan Work Zones Remaining Active Over Labor Day Weekend
More than half of Michigan's active road construction zones will be taking a break this Labor Day Weekend, but most of the major ones will remain.
America’s 4th Best College Dorms Are in MI, But You Won’t Believe Where
Newsweek ranked America's best college dormitories, using data from college information site Niche. The 4th best dorms in the US are in Michigan, but you'll be surprised where. Take a look inside!
The 5 Most Iconic Oldsmobiles To Roll Out Of Lansing
For over 100 years, Oldsmobile built cars in Lansing. These are the 5 most iconic models to ever roll off the line.
The 25 Michigan Cities with the Softest Water
Hard water can create a lot of problems, from mineral buildup in pipes to glasses and dishes that never look clean. Here are the 25 Michigan cities with the softest water.
These 11 Michigan Kids Have Gone Missing This Summer
Scroll through and see if you recognize any of these missing children. If you have any information, contact your local law enforcement agency or call the National Center for Missing or Exploited Children at 800-843-5678.
3 Terrific Times Michigan Played into a ‘Seinfeld’ Episode
Every Seinfeld fan remembers the "bottle return scheme" episodes... but do you recall the other times Michigan came up on the show?
Michael Myers’ Iconic Mask Was Designed by This Lansing Native
One of the horror movie genre's most iconic characters has a link to Lansing.
Every McDonald’s Egg East of the Mississippi Comes from This Michigan Farm
Did you have an Egg McMuffin this morning? If you were anywhere east of the Mississippi River, you can thank a hen in Ionia County.