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.
Former Three-Time Kalamazoo Mayor Ed Annen, Jr. Dead at 70
Vanished Kalamazoo reported this morning that former Kalamazoo mayor Edward Annen, Jr. died early Wednesday morning. He was 70 years old. Annen served three times as Kalamazoo's mayor.
Bacca Named WOOD-TV Chief Meteorologist As Bill Steffen Becomes Emeritus
It's not a retirement. It's more a passing of the torch, as WOOD-TV8 announced Portage native Ellen Bacca has been appointed Chief Meteorologist at the station, and long-time weather forecaster Bill Steffen is assuming a new title as Chief Meteorologist Emeritus, while cutting back his wor…
Passion of An Air Zoo Restoration Project: Critical WWII Aircraft
There's something very special about a restoration project. Sometimes it's a historic home; sometimes it's a classic car. But for this group, many with military and service backgrounds, the passion is for aircraft.
Damn! Milham Park Dam, Waterfall Goes The Way of the Milham Park Zoo
The Portage Creek dam in Milham Park was, yes was, in place for almost a hundred years. Like the saying goes, "oh, the stories it could tell". And here's the strange part. You read some of the stories about the demolition and you come away with more questions than answers. The city of…
Thursday Night Kalamazoo Farmers Market Gives It A Different Vibe
The Kalamazoo Farmers Market, which is already temporarily relocated to Mayor's Riverfront Park, is again shaking things up a little and trying something different. It's the nighttime Farmers Market, Thursday evening, July 22nd, beginning at 5pm and going until 10pm. Now we can debate just…
New Eatery ‘Brick and Brine’ Heading Into What Was Zazios This Fall
Greenleaf Hospitality Group just announced the restaurant for the space that was Zazios for many years. Brick and Brine will be opening later this year.
Bell’s Does A Warm, Fuzzy Helping Meals On Wheels Effort
There are acts of kindness and generosity everywhere, and many don't get widely recognized, but here's one that will be. And, in fact, it's a win-win. Thursday, July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day, and for the second year in a row, Bell's will be raising awareness about the pr…
Kids Will Love Dinosaurs At Binder Park Zoo’s New Zoorassic Park
Kids just love dinosaurs and Binder Park Zoo is betting they will love this new Zoorassic Park area being built at the zoo. And a major grant from home improvement giant Lowes is making it possible, as part of a corporate 100th anniversary initiative.
‘The Best To You From Battle Creek’ Now Includes An Emoji Eggo Waffle
Kellogg's slogan back in the 1960's was "The Best to You from Battle Creek." Well, in the world of breakfast foods, that originally meant cereal, but has expanded not only in the number of cereal products but to other items, including frozen waffles. And one thing Kellogg's …
Bomb Threat Shuts Down Mackinac Bridge For Several Hours Sunday
There are many things in modern life that we used to think unthinkable. And another of them went away Sunday when a bomb threat forced the closing of the Mackinac Bridge.