Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, I also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. I'm originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, I stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. I moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV. I'm deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. I've served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. I also assist the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grandchildren. I have seven children and thirteen grandchildren. We have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
Is It Illegal to Drive Your Car Covered With Snow in Michigan?
With a record snowfall in West Michigan, is it illegal to drive a car covered with snow? Yes!
When Can you Pass or Not Pass a School Bus in Michigan? Great Question!
Did you know in a single school year in Michigan, the Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation reports drivers illegally pass stopped school buses with red lights flashing an estimated 111,960 times
Is A New Dinosaur Coming To Grand Rapids Museum? Yes!
A set of Mastodon bones were found at an intersection along 22 Mile Road in Kent City last week.
Build a Building From Top Down? How is that Possible?
They are building a new structure right on the border of Greektown and the Central Business District of Detroit, and they are building it from the top down.
Did You Know There Are Gypsum Mines Under Grand Rapids?
Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines are under Grand Rapids and Wyoming, where Millennium Park and the Mines Golf Course are today.
Did the Phantom of the Open Play Golf in Grand Rapids?
Does the name Maurice Flintcroft mean anything to you? Most probably not. That is unless you followed golf in 1976, and specifically the British Open, now simply called The Open.
Is Pickleball Your Thing? Then the Beer City Open is One Cool Event!
The Beer City Open Pickleball Tournament is an event on an elite level with more than 950 athletes from 38 states and six countries coming to Grand Rapids to compete.
Did a Dog Actually Graduate From GVSU? Well, Sort Of.
Grand Valley State University's Twitter page, @GVSU, just announced that their unofficial mascot, Bryson the Corgi, had just graduated.
Is Your Cigarette About to be Banned In the U.S.? Maybe!
The FDA, Food and Drug Administration, is going to issue their plan to ban all menthol cigarettes and menthol and menthol flavored cigars.
Didn’t See It? Watch Miggy Hit Big Number 3000 and One More!
It was a huge, exciting milestone when Miguel Cabrera reached the 3,000 career hits Saturday at Comerica Park, becoming the 33rd player in major league history to do so.