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.
Here’s To The Champions. St. Julian Scores Big At Competition
St. Julian Winery keeps on doing itself and this part of Michigan proud. The Paw Paw winery picked up 13 medals at a prestigious wine competition in February. But that's not the whole story. Michigan, once again, proving it's a mecca for wine makers and wine lovers.
This Coopersville Train Trip Will Make Memories For a Lifetime
As life restarts in West Michigan, we will be looking for fun, engaging activities to share with our kids and grandkids. Imagine the wide eyed look from those youngsters when they get their first look at this train. It's Thomas the Tank Engine come to life.
Like a Phoenix, Barn Theatre Rising Again To Celebrate 75 Years
Any small business owners will attest to the difficulties the past year has presented to keeping their business alive. The Barn Theatre in Augusta is no different. Started in 1946, there have been more than a few times its future was in question, but none like the past year with Covid shutting, esse…
This Is What Corn Flakes Built. Take A Look Before It’s Demolished
We've seen some pretty fancy and ornate homes, but this one just says "old money" and "class". The home once belonged to Battle Creek cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg and it's days are numbered.
What A Comeback Story: MacKenzie’s Bakery Returning, In Vicksburg
A hearty slice of Struan bread, with a schmeer of real butter, and washing that down with a hot cup of coffee - does that evoke memories and some hunger pangs for you? There were a lot of sad people in Kalamazoo when MacKenzie's Bakery closed its doors late last year, but apparently in business…
Recent List That Rates Best Pizza By State Is Just ‘Fighting Words’
If you think our society is polarized over politics or social issues, just start a conversation with someone about best pizzas and pizza states.
Gas Lines In Michigan This Summer? The Reason May Surprise You
This is one rerun that I don't want to see again. I lived through the OPEC embargo in 1973 and then again in 1979.
Cedar Point Eases Mask Requirement – A Little – On Rides
The immediate headline may raise a few eyebrows, but eventually, you have to figure, we will return to some level of normal. Right?
This Video of Battle Creek’s Lakeview Sq. Mall Could Make You Cry
It's when you see some pictures from inside Battle Creek's Lakeview Square Mall similar to the one above from three years ago, and compare it to your own memories from maybe two or three decades ago, that you realize the seismic shift that has taken place in our society and our world.
These Long Gone Restaurants and Dishes Made Your Mouth Water
Can't say there were any real surprises when we asked you what long gone Kalamazoo or Battle Creek restaurant you missed the most.