Hello! I’m JR. I was born in Flint and lived in and around there until I was about 12 when my family moved south (hence the decidedly non-Michigander accent you hear). I went to high school and college in Tennessee and got my radio start there too. My career has since taken me to Texas, Virginia and Maine as well. I’m the proud dad of a daughter and two sons—the youngest of whom is a special needs child who owns my heart. When I’m not at the radio station, I enjoy live music, karaoke, bowling, and finding new restaurants to try. I’m excited to be back home in Michigan, and I look forward to reacquainting myself with my home state!
Confession from a Christmas Purist: I Put the Tree Up Already
Putting the Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving. It's something I swore I'd never do, yet here we are. Turns out there are no regrets.
Which Michigan Winter Weather Driver Are You? One of These Three
There are three types of winter weather drivers in Michigan - you definitely fall into one of these categories.
Michigan Has 2 of the Nation’s Top 10 Most Dangerous Lakes
Boaters and swimmers beware! Turns out Michigan is home to two of the Top 10 most dangerous lakes in the nation.
Mid-Michigan Teen Brayden Lape Makes It to “The Voice” Live Shows
16-year-old Brayden Lape's rendition of a recent #1 hit on the country charts earns him a spot on this season's live shows on NBC's "The Voice".
Every Lake in Michigan Has Completely Frozen Over Except This One
Michigan boasts more than 10,000 lakes. Frigid temperatures have caused all of them to completely freeze over at least once in history, except for one.
Are You Allowed to Adopt a Black Cat Around Halloween?
In some places in the US, agencies will not allow the adoption of black cats around Halloween fearing their safety. Here's the black cat policy in Lansing, Michigan.
The 14 Most Unnecessary Pumpkin Spice Items You’ll Find at Kroger
Pumpkin spice. Most of us either love it or hate it. We decided to hate on it. These are the 14 most unnecessary pumpkin spice items at your neighborhood Kroger.
Do You Check the Sex Offender Registry Before Trick-or-Treating?
Know your neighborhood before sending kids out to trick-or-treat. Michigan's Sex Offender Registry is a valuable tool to help parents make informed decisions.
Things to Do in Michigan This Weekend: Comic Con, Bourbon & More
Here are some fun things to do within a couple hours' drive of Lansing for the weekend of October 14-16, 2022.
These 15 Michigan Kids Went Missing This Summer
Have you seen these missing Michigan children? You could help reunite them with their families.