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!
Nope! 12 Personalized Plates You Can’t Have in Michigan
You can't have just anything you want on your personalized Michigan license plate. Here are a dozen would-be plates rejected by the Secretary of State.
Did You Know 4 Michigan Governors Weren’t Born in the U.S.?
47 different people have served as Governor of Michigan. Less than a third of them were born in Michigan, and these 4 were born outside the United States!
2 Michigan Cities Named Among the Dirtiest in the United States
A new study names two Michigan cities among the dirtiest cities in America - including the one at #4 overall.
Is It Legal to Have a Pet Raccoon in Michigan?
There are a handful of places around the United States where it's OK to keep a raccoon as a pet. Here's what Michigan has to say about it.
October Snow Predicted for Most of Michigan This Year
AccuWeather has released its US 2023 Fall Forecast, and weather experts say signs are pointing to early snowfall in parts of Michigan.
Cancer Numbers Are Highest in These Michigan Counties
Michigan cancer rates are highest in these counties: a full breakdown of overall cancer rates by county in Michigan.
Richest Man in Michigan Is Worth 122x More Than Kid Rock
The richest man in Michigan is worth more than $18 billion. That's more than 122x the net worth of Kid Rock.
Michigan’s About to Get Another New Area Code
For the first time in more than 20 years, it looks like Michigan's about to get a new area code. The 679 area code will overlay the same geographic area currently served by 313.
What Does AI Really Think of Michigan?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere these days. How much does it know about Michigan? We decided to put it to the test.
Beach, Please! What NOT to Do on Michigan Beaches This Weekend
It's fun to spend some time on Michigan beaches, especially when it's hot. That fun can be ruined by people who don't follow these five simple beach rules.
$3000 to Be Rescued From These Michigan Sand Dunes?
Dozens of people have to be rescued each year at Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes. Not from the water - but from the sand! Rescues can cost tourists up to $3000!
These 17 Kids Have Gone Missing in Michigan in 2023
17 Michigan kids have gone missing in 2023, and still haven't been found. If you know the whereabouts of any of these children, call 800-843-5678.