Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, I also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. I'm originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, I stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. I moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where I met my wife Kathy. I'm deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. I've served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. I also assist the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grandchildren. My wife Kathy and I have 7 children and 13 grandchildren.We have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
You Think We Had a Lot of Snow? Check This Out in The U.P.
Menominee, in the U.P. gets blasted with snow this weekend.
Time to Get Rid of Expired, Unused and Unwanted Drugs
National take back drugs day is Saturday, April 28th.
Tulip Time is Just a Month Away
Holland's 89th Annual Tulip Festival is the first of May.
This Was The First Enclosed Mall in Grand Rapids
What do you think was the first enclosed shopping mall in Grand Rapids and West Michigan?
More Stay At-Home Ideas for Spring Break in West Michigan
Not everyone goes away for Spring Break. Lots of families stay home, and it can be a challenge to find things to do. That is why we're here to help.
Not Leaving Michigan for Spring Break? Here’s an Idea!
If you're staying in West Michigan for Spring Break, the Grand Rapids Public Museum has some great things for the whole family.
Whitecaps Donating 5,000 Books to Grand Rapids Elementary Schools
West Michigan Whitecaps Community Foundation helping Grand Rapids elementary school students.
Do You Remember These Grand Rapids Restaurants from Yesteryear?
Wonderful memories of long-gone Grand Rapids restaurants.
Grand Rapids a Hot Spot for the Flu
The Flu is big-time stuff in Grand Rapids
GRAM’s Popular Andy Warhol Exhibit Will End its Run This Sunday
Andy Warhol exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum closes this Sunday.
What is the Oldest Building in Grand Rapids?
The oldest building in Grand Rapids has survived 182 years and it's still standing.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum Has New Hours
Now you have more time to visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum.