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.
One Kalamazoo Group Has A Million Reasons To Thank Larry Bell
It would be easy to simply take the money and run, but that's not what retired Bell's Brewery founder Larry Bell did. He rightfully has earned the right to take a victory lap, but on his way out the door (figuratively) he wrote a check for a million dollars to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo.
Mind Blown: It’s ‘Nun’ Other Than Motown’s Supremes on TV
It's not often that a trivia buff like me has his mind blown, but a video clip this morning posted on Twitter did just that. Here are Diana Ross and the Supremes playing singing nuns on NBC's adventure series "Tarzan".
Detroit Red Wings’ Yzerman Brings Lidstrom On-Board As Vice-President
Getting the band back together again, that term has a lot of nostalgic charm to it. And if the hiring of Nicklas Lidstrom, as the Red Wings vice-president of hockey operations helps lead to a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, then this could be a stroke of genius on former teammate Steve Yzerman's part. At the moment, this is the first step in Lidstrom becoming a part of the hockey world and the Detroit Red Wings.
Bridging 15 Years Down Memory Lane Through Downtown Kalamazoo
Sometimes we're too close to see the changes. Looking at these then and now photographs of downtown Kalamazoo, from just the past 15 years or so, you realize that at the very least the scenery has changed, but also the landscape as well. And this is only 2007 or so, and not a long time ago.
In Detroit, TV Chef Michael Symon’s Restaurant ‘Roast’ is Toast
As celebrity restaurants go, Michael Symon's Roast in downtown Detroit had a long run. Thirteen years is a long run.
This Michigan Musical Superstar You Might Not Know But Have Heard
This writing of this story kind of started as a trip down the proverbial rabbit hole. I saw a tweet that on this date in 1980, Michael Jackson's Rock With You hit the top of the charts, and the guy playing synthesizer was Greg Phillinganes, from Cass Tech in Detroit.
Does New WMU AD Bartholomae’s Hiring Mean A New Downtown Arena Soon?
Bartholomae is already an experienced administrator, and when he was hired it seemed every story mentioned the job he did in getting (previous employer) Oregon State's football stadium rebuilt, it does ask the question, is an upgrade to some of the facilities in Kalamazoo something that might be in the school's and city's future.
WMU Broncos Hockey Team Ranked Third; Highest Position Ever
Right now it's nothing more than bragging rights. Yes, it's Rare Air, and as Broncos Coach Pat Ferschweiler would probably be the first to tell you, that's all it is, and until you've won the NCAA Frozen Four competition, it just a pat on the back for what you've accomplished so far.
Coffee Rescue Officially Opens ‘Brick and Mortar’ location on Portage Road
With the weather conditions this week in the Kalamazoo area, this just might be the best time to open a place that sells hot coffee and other hot beverages.
“Larry Bell Has Left The Building”, Bell’s Founder Officially Retires
Bell's Brewery has announced the retirement of its founder, Larry Bell, with a celebratory farewell video posted this week.