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 Our Price of Gas About to Go Back Up? Not Again!
OPEC, (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) have just announced they are planning to slash oil production by more than 1.6 million barrels a day, starting in May. Get Ready for higher gas prices.
Can You Really see Bald Eagles Flying in Grand Rapids?
Bald Eagles are among us and seem to be growing more plentiful.
The Most Haunted Place in West Michigan? It Might be in Grand Haven
With Halloween just over, we're still thinking spooky stuff. So, haunted places are a good place to start, as people ask, where is the most haunted place in West Michigan. It could be the Kirby House restaurant in Grand Haven!
Is There Anything Cozy About Michigan in the Winter? Lots of Places!
According to the website My Dating Advisor, we're lucky to have some of the most cozy small towns in America here in Michigan!
Movie Tickets for Only $3? Yes, This Saturday National Cinema Day
This Saturday, September 3rd, is extra special. It has been designated National Cinema Day, and theatre owners across America including all Celebration Cinema locations are getting together to sell tickets for only $3!
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.
Monkeypox Now a Public Health Emergency. Should I Be Worried?
It happened this past Thursday. President Joe Biden declared Monkeypox a public health emergency in the United States. So, the question is, do you need to be worried here in Michigan.
Need Toys for Christmas? Toys “R” Us Coming Back to West Michigan
The website CNN.com is reporting that now Toys "R" Us is making a major comeback. The toy store brand will be just about everywhere for the holidays in Macy stores.
A Life May be Saved With One Simple Phone Number, 988!
We have been waiting for this, an easy phone number to connect people in a mental health crisis to professional help! Well, help has arrived with 9-8-8!
Wait! What? Gas May Drop Below $5 This Weekend?
Patrick De Haan of GasBuddy, says he thinks YES, the Great Lakes region will see gas prices begin to fall below $5 per gallon.