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!
Update: First Freeze Expected This Weekend in Mid-Michigan
Much of Lower Michigan - including Lansing, Grand Rapids and Flint - can expect the first freeze of the season this weekend.
Banned! 16 Books Not on the Shelves in Michigan Schools
Freedom to read? Check out these 16 books that have been banned by Michigan schools.
7 Michigan Horror Movies Waiting to Happen
In the mood for a scary movie? Here are 7 ideas for horror movies set in Michigan that we'd like to see.
5 Michigan Rockers That Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors a wide variety of musical legends, but there are 5 Michigan acts that are conspicuously absent.
Fascinating! Michigan’s Had 39 UFO Reports This Year [PICS]
Believe in aliens or don't, but there have been 39 Michigan UFO sightings reported so far this year. Some of these can be easily explained away, but not others.
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.