Hi. I'm Casey. I'm the new morning co-host on 98.7 WFGR. I was asked to write something about myself so...um, well, ok...here goes... Until I was 16, I lived in Centerville, OH. They cheer for The Ohio State University. Hi Brutus! O-H...I went to high school with Kirk Herbstreit from ESPN. They misspelled his name in the yearbook. Centerville Elk Pride! When my dad was transferred because of his job, I moved to Farmington Hills, MI. They root for the University of Michigan. Go Blue! I've seen a football game in the Big House...except the football game I witnessed was an English Premiere League Soccer Game. Still amazing! Michigan fans are so passionate even for soccer, the other football. After graduating from Ferris State University (Go Bulldogs!) & The Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, the radio world sent me to Lansing. They cheer for Michigan State University. Hello Sparty! When I lived there, Nick Saban was the head coach. Roll Tide? From Lansing, my radio career took me to South Bend, IN. They really like the University of Notre Dame. Let's just say I had a lot of access at ND. I've had the opportunity to meet every living Notre Dame Head Football coach. Go Irish! It was in South Bend that I raised my daughter. She is in college now and with all these wonderful influences which school do you imagine she attends? Purdue University! Boiler Up! For a brief insane moment, I worked in Tallahassee, FL. However, The Florida State University Seminoles didn't know what to make of this northern Big 10 fan. "God bless their hearts." I'm thrilled to be back in the Midwest and living in West Michigan where I know I'll always have a winning team to cheer for! Let's be honest...What goes better with College Football then a beer? What better place to enjoy a cold one then in Beer City? I look forward to serving the WFGR listeners and Grand Rapids! Thanks for listening.
Mercy Health Muskegon Declares “Internal Disaster”
According to the state, there are 3,300 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Michigan, and variants are spreading throughout the state. Mercy Health Muskegon has declared an "Internal Disaster." However, they say Covid -19 is NOT to blame.
Grand Rapids Parks Plan Clean-Up For Earth Day
It's a two-day, community-wide clean-up initiative that the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department are planning with Friends of Grand Rapids. Earth Day is April 22nd.
Grand Rapids Community College Receives Largest Gift Ever
They're going to use it to support learning and modernize facilities. Grand Rapids Community College has received it's largest donation ever.
Kent County Ambulance Involved In Rollover Accident
An ambulance in Kent County was involved in a rollover accident late Monday night. It happened near the intersection of Lincoln Lake and 14 mile in Oakfield Township. The accident occurred around 10pm.
No Injuries After Semi Hits Train in Ottawa County
Authorities were called to the scene of a crash where a Semi truck hit an Amtrak train in Ottawa County. It happened in the area of Chicago Drive and 64th Avenue on Monday morning around 6:38am.
West Michigan Baby Born Early, Breech And On I-96!
Having a baby is always a life changing experience. Imagine having a baby on the side of a road! That's what happened to one West Michigan couple.
West Michigan Vaccine Clinic Seeks More Volunteers
The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic is seeking more volunteers. Any new sign-ups can potentially help starting next week.
The Rapid Offering Free Shuttles To Vaccine Clinic
As the vaccination clinics open up and expand availability, The Rapid is working with WMVC partners to provide free shuttle service from remote parking lots to the clinic.
Iconic Cows Are Returning In South Haven
Blue Moo and Baby Blue are the names of iconic cow sculptures at Sherman's Dairy Farm. They've been missing from the business but will be returning.
Headstones In West Michigan Are In Short Supply
The pandemic has effected nearly every business. Headstone engraving has been impacted too.
There Will Not Be An Easter Bunny At Woodland Mall This Year
Church, spiral cut ham, egg hunts, spring dresses and bonnets...all things that remind us of Easter. So do sweet little lambs and baby chicks. If pictures with the Easter Bunny on your list, don't expect him at the Woodland Mall.
New Housing Options Available At GVSU
It's being called a game-changer. Grand Valley State University has announced new housing options for for first year or transfer students this fall in downtown Grand Rapids.