What I call “laughin’ and scratchin’, I’ve been doing a long time. I grew up in Chicago, and the long and winding road of radio brought me to Kalamazoo in January of ‘87. Had an awful lot of fun at one special radio station, next door, but like Tom Brady, let’s see what we can do here. Both my sons were born here. Michael lives here and is a long time Rocker listener, and David is now living the dream in Chicago, hoping to be a comedy writer. Proud to say they're my best friends, as is the love of my life, Kathy, the hottest woman alive.
A Major Piece Of Kalamazoo History Sells At Auction For $930,000
The Gibson Goldtop, i.e., "Les Paul Number 1", not because it was the first Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, but because it was his "go to" guitar in the 1950's, sold this week at Christie's Auction House for $930,000. It was also, according to Gene Paul, Les Paul'…
Top Red Wings Prospect Ends Up In The Other Other Grand Rapids
You know how guys are, Jonatan Berggren not going to live this down any time soon with his teammates.
Latitude 42 Raises the Bar With Decision To Pay All Health Benefits
In some ways, this is as shocking and revolutionary as when the Kalamazoo Promise was announced. WOOD-TV reports Latitude 42 Brewing Company will be offering full health care benefits with no premium deductions from employee paychecks.
Don’t Eat These Michigan Grown Baneberry ‘Doll’s Eyes’. They Can Kill You
I saw some baneberries on Facebook. They're the most interesting-looking berries. They look like marshmallow popsicles. And they're known as 'doll eyes". But more like Chuckie's doll eyes in the Child's Play movies. And, yes, they can kill you.
‘Glamping’ Scam in Antrim County Brings No Contest Plea
It was the word in the subject line that first got my attention. The word was "glamping". What in the heck is glamping? Well, as soon as you find out, it makes sense. It's a combination of glamour or glamorous and camping.
Budweiser Clydesdales Will Be at Two Veteran’s Day Events in Michigan
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will make two appearances in November in West Michigan for Veteran's Day events.
Chicago’s Kitschy Diner ‘Ed Debevic’s’ Has Reopened, Rude As Ever
How do you explain Ed Debevic's? The legendary downtown Chicago diner, whose original location closed six years ago and was torn down, has now reopened with new owners and a location not far from where it was originally located. But if you're going visiting to Chicago and you think you&apo…
Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s Time To Unveil the Michigan State Christmas Tree
"We came to the cabin for the weekend and saw a note posted that said the state of Michigan was interested in a tree growing close to the cabin. I thought it was a joke at first, but decided to call the number. It's amazing that our tree will travel to Lansing for the holidays."
Time Getting Tight To Get In An Early Fall Michigan Camping Trip
It's pretty, pretty simple, and for a cheapskate like me, cheap. An early fall camping trip; all you really is a tent, a sleeping bag, maybe a pillow and a mattress pad, and a way to get to wherever you are going. The Michigan DNR will show you where you can camp, and once in a while you get l…
Jeff Bezos Still Richest Person, But Our Part of Michigan Has Billionaires, Too
The new Forbes 400 list of the richest billionaires is out, and it's generating the usual amount of chatter. The top 10 is about the same as it's always been. But what about local billionaires. Rest easy, they're doing just fine.