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.
Hey, Michigan, Sandusky’s Cedar Point Opens This Saturday, May 7th
A tip from someone who has done Cedar Point in May. The lines are shorter, the weather is pretty fair, and it's just nice when it's less crowded.
Warner Vineyards in Paw Paw, Michigan Debuts A Brew Haus
If there was any question about whether beer is a big deal in this part of Michigan, consider this: Warner Wines in Paw Paw has opened a Brew Haus.
Locally Produced TV Show Examines The History of Kalamazoo Beer
It would be easy to dismiss three people discussing the beer history of Kalamazoo as simply another "talking heads" show, but given it's beer and beer's prominence in both terms of a local industry and how much of the product people consume now in both Kalamazoo and Michigan, it's a fascinating look at how we got to "here".
What The ??? Monday’s Gas Spike Is the Highest Price I’ve Seen in Michigan
I don't know why I take it so personally, other than, it is coming out of MY wallet. Monday's 45-cent gasoline price spike just struck me, not so much as shocking as it was brazen. It's like these SOBs are going to raise it another 45 cents...and all at once; not a dime here and a dime there?
Is this Silver Sneakers For Teens? Planet Fitness Offers Free Workouts
The danger here is approaching this from the point of view of a crusty old grouch. But reading the news that Planet Fitness is offering free workouts for teens for the summer does raise some eyebrows and some questions, too. It's not quite a "Silver Sneakers" for teens, but there are some similarities.
New Deal Renames Battle Creek’s C.O. Brown Stadium as MCCU Field
It's not quite the shocking change as when the Detroit Tigers moved from venerable Tiger Stadium to new Comerica Park, but change nonetheless is coming to baseball in Battle Creek this summer. The Battle Creek Battle Jacks announced Monday a naming rights deal with Marshall Community Credit Union
Until The First Game of the Season, Go Ahead, Detroit Lions Fans, Dream Big
I know. It's sound like I'm drinking the Kool-Aid right along side of you. But if you don't have hope right now, during the NFL Draft, then what's the point of even being a fan of the team?
It Got Started in Kalamazoo; Harry Caray’s Great-Grandsons Now Calling Baseball
Former Kalamazoo radio announcer Harry Caray's great-grandsons, identical twins Chris and Stefan Caray are calling play by play for the Double A Amarillo Sod Poodles (yes, that's really the team's name.) The Sod Poodles are an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
First of Two Total Eclipses of the Moon Over Michigan This Year Coming May15th
Interestingly there four lunar eclipses in 2022, with two partial ones, including one this weekend (Saturday, April 30th).
Kalamazoo ‘Bike Rodeo’ Will Get City’s Kids Set Up For Biking This Summer
One of the highlights is using a bike as a blender, and making cider or berry slushies. And at 7pm, when the event is over, being able the on the edges of the baseball diamond (weather permitting).