A Michigan man my whole life, I grew up in Holland and worked in Battle Creek for more than 10 years before finding a radio home in Kalamazoo. When I'm not on the radio you'll find me running, biking or reading a good book. I recently made the move to mornings where I'm joined by another Kalamazoo radio legend, Dave Benson. You can check us out weekdays from 6 to 10.
Meat Loaf Got His First Taste of Success in Michigan
Motown, Alice Cooper, Dow Chemical, and "96 Tears" all factor into the beginning of Meat Loaf's career. Michigan helped form one of rock's biggest artists.
Before ‘Full House,’ Bob Saget and Dave Coulier Starred in an ‘Absolutely Pathetic’ TV Commercial for this Michigan Restaurant
In 1984, three years before they were best friends on television, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier first met in Michigan. The sitcom stars starred together in a Big Boy commercial.
Why The Doors Got Banned from Playing Detroit’s Cobo Hall Ever Again [Video]
Hear a Detroit concert in 1970 that was one of the Doors' greatest shows of all time, but got them banned from playing Detroit's legendary Cobo Hall ever again.
This Michigan Man Forges Custom Knives from Mackinac Bridge Steel
From the fires of Ben Graber's workshop at his Michigan backwoods family farm come unmatched, custom blades. His hobby may be turning into a red-hot career.
Getting to Deer Camp in the Upper Peninsula Used to be a Lot More Trouble Before the Mackinac Bridge Was Finished
Prior to the Mackinac Bridge opening in 1957, hunters lined overnight up for the car ferry to get to Mackinac Island for the opening day of deer season.
Downtown Detroit Has a Drive-In Movie Theater that is Open all Winter
How is this even possible? While most are dark until the spring, a drive-in theater has just opened downtown Detroit and will show movies outdoors all winter.
Five Things the Edmund Fitzgerald Song Actually Got Wrong
Each year in Michigan, we hear the Gordon Lightfoot song about the gales of November and the tragic shipwreck of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. It's not 100% true.
Inside Advice from a Local: These are the 5 Best Places to Watch Holland’s Parade of Lights
This parade literally lights up Christmas. You can see the sparkle from anywhere, but these are the best places in downtown Holland to get the most of the magic.
‘Leaf Them Be': DNR Has the Excuses You Need to Not Rake Leaves
Michigan's best season just got better as the Department of Natural Resources has three easy ways of dealing with fall leaves that are infinitely better than raking.
The First Woman to Ever Get a Pilot’s License was from Michigan
Harriet Quimby racked up many firsts in aviation. She was the first female to cross the English Channel and the first American woman to earn a pilot's license.
This Michigan Post Office Does Not Actually Deliver the Mail
Wait a minute Mr. Postman. Come rain, snow, sleet, or hail, no postal carrier shall make appointed rounds from this zip code.
This Small Michigan Town is Home to America’s Oldest Family-Operated Grocery Store
This family owned market has been stocking shelves and pantries for more than 130 years. Now under fourth-generation ownership, Doud's was first opened in 1884.