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!
McYikes! Michigan Has the Worst-Rated McDonald’s in America
Michigan is home to the worst-rated McDonald's in the entire country, according to a new survey.
Flavortown, Michigan: The Michigan City Guy Fieri’s Featured Most
Since Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" debuted on the Food Network in 2007, Michigan restaurants have been featured 16 times - including 5 in one city.
Nope! 12 Personalized Plates You Can’t Have in Michigan
You can't have just anything you want on your personalized Michigan license plate. Here are a dozen would-be plates rejected by the Secretary of State.
Did You Know 4 Michigan Governors Weren’t Born in the U.S.?
47 different people have served as Governor of Michigan. Less than a third of them were born in Michigan, and these 4 were born outside the United States!
Legal in Parts of Michigan, But Nowhere Else Within 700 Miles
There are a few places in Michigan where it's legal to drive faster than you can anywhere else within 700 miles.
2 Michigan Cities Named Among the Dirtiest in the United States
A new study names two Michigan cities among the dirtiest cities in America - including the one at #4 overall.
Is It Legal to Have a Pet Raccoon in Michigan?
There are a handful of places around the United States where it's OK to keep a raccoon as a pet. Here's what Michigan has to say about it.
Cancer Numbers Are Highest in These Michigan Counties
Michigan cancer rates are highest in these counties: a full breakdown of overall cancer rates by county in Michigan.
Richest Man in Michigan Is Worth 122x More Than Kid Rock
The richest man in Michigan is worth more than $18 billion. That's more than 122x the net worth of Kid Rock.
Michigan’s About to Get Another New Area Code
For the first time in more than 20 years, it looks like Michigan's about to get a new area code. The 679 area code will overlay the same geographic area currently served by 313.
These 10 Michigan Counties Are Weakest on Drunk Drivers
Arrested for DUI in Michigan? There's a 4-in-10 chance you won't be convicted in these ten counties.
What Does AI Really Think of Michigan?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere these days. How much does it know about Michigan? We decided to put it to the test.