Hi. I'm Casey. I'm the new morning co-host on 98.7 WFGR. I was asked to write something about myself so...um, well, ok...here goes... Until I was 16, I lived in Centerville, OH. They cheer for The Ohio State University. Hi Brutus! O-H...I went to high school with Kirk Herbstreit from ESPN. They misspelled his name in the yearbook. Centerville Elk Pride! When my dad was transferred because of his job, I moved to Farmington Hills, MI. They root for the University of Michigan. Go Blue! I've seen a football game in the Big House...except the football game I witnessed was an English Premiere League Soccer Game. Still amazing! Michigan fans are so passionate even for soccer, the other football. After graduating from Ferris State University (Go Bulldogs!) & The Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, the radio world sent me to Lansing. They cheer for Michigan State University. Hello Sparty! When I lived there, Nick Saban was the head coach. Roll Tide? From Lansing, my radio career took me to South Bend, IN. They really like the University of Notre Dame. Let's just say I had a lot of access at ND. I've had the opportunity to meet every living Notre Dame Head Football coach. Go Irish! It was in South Bend that I raised my daughter. She is in college now and with all these wonderful influences which school do you imagine she attends? Purdue University! Boiler Up! For a brief insane moment, I worked in Tallahassee, FL. However, The Florida State University Seminoles didn't know what to make of this northern Big 10 fan. "God bless their hearts." I'm thrilled to be back in the Midwest and living in West Michigan where I know I'll always have a winning team to cheer for! Let's be honest...What goes better with College Football then a beer? What better place to enjoy a cold one then in Beer City? I look forward to serving the WFGR listeners and Grand Rapids! Thanks for listening.
Virtual MLK Day Events
Due to the pandemic, most Martin Luther King day events have gone virtual. According to WOOD TV, Here are some that are happening in West Michigan:
Irish Coffee & Hot Dogs
When I left work on Friday, JoJo said, "Go get into trouble!" He was joking but if I were to try to get into trouble, perhaps I could do it at an Irish bar. So, I went to Flannagan's.
How High Is Michigan Among Stoners?
Whether it's medicinal or recreational, cannabis is big business! The recreational use of marijuana is now legal in 15 states. And there are only three states in the U.S. where it is still neither legal recreationally nor offered medicinally. So where does Michigan rank as a stoned state?
Kent District Library Back To Regular Hours
The Kent District Library will resume regular hours on January 19. Play stations and study rooms will remain closed and all patrons must wear masks before entering.
Indoor Group Fitness Classes Can Resume On Saturday
According to the press conference held by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, indoor group fitness classes can begin again on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Non-contact sports may also resume this weekend.
Coquettish Rabbit Looking For Your Attention
After a quick "Grand Rapids" search on Twitter, popping up on the top is Vivian. Is Vivian some rare talented bunny? Is she TikTok famous? Does Vivian do something other rabbits don't? Well, Vivian is not camera shy. Let's meet her...
Indoor Dining Possibly Restricted Until February 1
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Service's restriction of indoor dining was supposed to be lifted this Friday. It's expected to be extended until February 1.
Van Buren State Park Adding 17 More Acres
Van Buren State Park is expanding by 17 acres as it adds more lakeshore. It's part of an agreement to include the Northpoint Conservation Area located in South Haven Township.
“World Of Winter” January Events
The World Of Winter Festival inspires you to be active in the winter making Grand Rapids an active year-round city. The list of events taking place for January have been posted.
Detroit Auto Show Replaced With Outdoor Event
The North American International Auto Show was scheduled for September but has been replaced with an outdoor event.
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Celebrates 10 Years
It was 10 years ago today, January 11, 2011, that the big blue building on the Medical Mile turned $286 million into becoming the Helen Devos Children's Hospital.
7 Year Old Michigan Girl Writes Book “My New Normal”
7 year old Mackenzie Smith from Lansing wrote a book called "My New Normal". It's about her life during the pandemic.