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!
How Well Do You Know Your Faygo?
Faygo is one of Michigan's favorite pop brands. How well do you know Faygo? See if you can identify these Faygo flavors by their labels.
Michigan’s 5 National Cemeteries: Remembering Soldiers We’ve Lost
Michigan has five national cemeteries throughout the state where servicemembers are interred.
20 States That Have Worse Roads Than Michigan
Fix the damn roads! As much as we'd like to think Michigan roads must be the worst in the country, a new survey indicates that 20 states have worse roads than Michigan does.
Around Lansing This Weekend: Parades, Fireworks, Markets & More
No reason to be bored - there's lots of stuff to do this Memorial Day Weekend around Lansing!
Homebuyers: Most Affordable Small City in the US Is in Michigan
A new study reveals Michigan is home to the most affordable small city in the nation for homebuyers. Overall, the state boasts seven cities among the Top 50!
These Are Michigan’s 10 Most Underrated Beaches
Michigan beaches without the crowds! Here are 10 of the most underrated beaches in Michigan.
Why Didn’t Y’all Tell Me About Meat BBQ in Lansing?
An account of my first visit to Meat BBQ in Lansing's Old Town. Pretty amazing, but just one thing disappointed me.
An Open Letter to Anyone Else Who’s Ever Accidentally Eaten Mold
Imagine biting into a sweet treat and enjoying the first few bites before looking down and realizing you've been eating mold the whole time. Yeah. Not fun.
16 Food Trucks You’ll See at the Downtown Howell Food Truck Rally
The Downtown Howell Food Truck Rally takes place from 11am to 4pm this Saturday in the Howell Summit Gardens/Howell Depot Museum parking lot.
Around Lansing This Weekend: Cars, Food Trucks, Hula Hoops & More
What's happening around Lansing this weekend? Lots of stuff - including arts and crafts, a food truck rally, and even a hula hoop convention!