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.
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.
Check Out These Beautiful Homes of Motown’s Elite, On The Eastside
I love going down rabbit holes on the internet. I follow several Michigan history pages on Facebook, and with a tip of the hat to a former Detroit (Free-Press, Michigan Chronicle) journalist who goes by "Bhunt" and whose account is "Detroit Griot", he sent me on a journey to the East side of Detroit.
Benton Harbor, Michigan State Police Dragnet Nets Nine Weapons
That's nine more guns off the streets.
‘Otherworldly’ Photos Give a Peek At A Lake Superior Shipwreck
"Otherworldly" is the word that first comes to mind when you see these photographs. The images are from a Lake Superior shipwreck, one with a possibly fascinating history, made all the more interesting by the mystery attached to it.
Michigan Payroll Jobs Down, Unemployment Unchanged In October
The report card on Michigan's economy in October is that it is, essentially, unchanged. The unemployment rate went down a tick from 4.2 to 4.1%
Michigan Joins Other States Going After Student Loan Servicer
Michigan is joining 30 other states in going after student loan servicer Navient. The state claims "Navient hurt borrowers by engaging in deceptive practices".
Michigan 8th Grader Lands On Success’ “Thirty Under 30″ List
An eight-grader from Walled Lake has been named by Success Magazine, to it's "Thirty Under 30" list, for her invention Zollipops, a natural, vegan, lollipop (and now, other products) that's not bad for your teeth.
Another Retailer Closing; Dressbarn Closing All Stores
Another retailer is giving up. Ascena Retail Group is closing all 650 Dressbarn stores. The chain, which has been around for some five decades, has been struggling to compete with both actual store and online competitors.
Marshall’s Adam Gase Wins Power Struggle; Interim GM of NY Jets
Marshall, Michigan is worlds apart from New York City, or even East Rutherford, New Jersey. But the small town boy from little 'ol Marshall, Adam Gase, for the moment is in charge of an National Football League franchise in the the largest market in the country.
WMU Alum’s Invention Has NASA Buzzing
A Western Michigan University graduate's invention has the scientist at NASA really excited about it.