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.
Memories of The Queen’s 1959 Trip Through the Straits of Mackinac; And a Secret
There’s a historic trip in 1959 that the Queen made that involves Michigan, and also a secret the Queen had that she couldn’t tell anyone.
WMU Fans Already Ticked Over CMU Game Scheduled On A Weeknight, at Start of Deer Season
When your favorite team's schedule comes out, you already know where you eyes are headed first. With the Detroit Lions, it's who are the Leos playing on Thanksgiving Day. (and it's just the opposite with Michigan, because you know the Ohio State game is always the last game of the Big Ten season.
Two Wallendas Fell To Their Deaths At The Circus in Detroit in 1962
I saw an "On This Date" feature note that two members of the famous tight wire walking family, the Wallendas fell to their death at the State Fair Coliseums.
Gordon Ramsay Opens Burger Restaurant in Chicago That Serves Ketchup on Hot Dogs
Temperamental television chef/rock star Gordon Ramsay has opened a restaurant in downtown Chicago. Gordon Ramsay Burger has opened at Ontario and State Streets. It's only the third of its kind, with the others in Vegas and London.
Approaching 2022, Kalamazoo’s Bell’s Brewing Releases A New Beer
It seems like most of the news coming out of Comstock and Bell's Brewery has been business-related, with the sale of the brewery to New Belgium But now the focus is beginning to return to the star of the show - beer. With the approach of the new year, Bell's has announced a new beer, LoSun. LoSun is a low-calorie wheat beer.
Michigan State Student’s Air Fryer Fire Goes Viral On Tik Tok
We can smile about this now, because everyone is ok. But a seemingly minor mistake could've been so much worse, but thankfully wasn't. And the whole thing has made one Michigan State student a viral video celebrity.
Don’t Eat These Michigan Grown Baneberry ‘Doll’s Eyes’. They Can Kill You
I saw some baneberries on Facebook. They're the most interesting-looking berries. They look like marshmallow popsicles. And they're known as 'doll eyes". But more like Chuckie's doll eyes in the Child's Play movies. And, yes, they can kill you.
Michigan’s Alice Cooper Films New Ad With Ohio’s Baker Mayfield
Just the idea of Alice Cooper doing a commercial with Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield sounds like it could be funny. Add to that, that it's not a Flo and her co-workers ad and that makes it even more promising, as you know we'll be subjected to these probably throughout the entire upcoming football season. This is the third season for the Mayfield-centered commercials, and one story says they are award winning.
The Most Amazing Walgreen’s You’ll Ever See Is A Short Drive Away
Reinvention is an amazing thing. I grew up in Chicago, and my one son lives about six blocks from an amazing reinvention/repurposing. Walgreen's, trying to fit into a gentrified neighborhood, took over a former bank building, and rather than tear down some classic architecture, fit their pharmacy into the existing structure. And it's quite amazing.
This Picture is Pure Michigan; New Fermenters Head To Kalamazoo
How more Michigan can a photo be than this one? New fermenters are heading for Kalamazoo/Galesburg to brew beer for Michigan's biggest brewer.
That Was 30 Years Ago: Video Shows Battle Creek’s Summer of 1991
After seeing this video of Battle Creek in 1991 that Jim Middleton put together, it just confirms I want my superpower to be time travel.
Former Kalamazoo Wings Goalie, 24, Dies in Fireworks Tragedy in Novi
A private fireworks celebration in Novi, Michigan went horribly wrong Sunday night. The medical examiner in Novi says mortar shell tipped slightly and exploded into the chest of Matiss Kivlenieks. Early report said he had fallen and suffered head trauma, but the autopsy report released Monday afternoon said it was the blast to the chest that killed him.