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!
What the Duck? Michigan Family Makes SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’
More than a punchline: the story behind the lonely Michigan duck that made Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment.
Popular Michigan Hot Dog Named One of the Best in the Country
Discover why Michigan coney dogs are considered the best regional hot dog style in the US.
Low Tire Pressure Light On? You’re Not Alone – Here’s Why
Extreme cold temperatures in Michigan can cause a drop in tire pressure, triggering the low tire pressure light on your car's dashboard.
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Shovel Your Snow This Winter
Are you aware of the risks of shoveling snow? Find out why it can be dangerous for some individuals.
Town-by-Town Mid-Michigan Snowfall Predictions for January 12-14
Mid-Michigan's first significant snowstorm of the season is expected to hit this weekend. Here's how much snow your town is forecast to get.
You’re More Likely to Get Lyme Disease in These Michigan Counties
More than 3000 Michiganders have contracted Lyme Disease since 2000, and stats show you're more likely to get the tick-borne illness in certain counties.
What’s the Difference Between Real ID & Enhanced ID in Michigan?
Licenses with stars? Licenses with flags? Here's a breakdown of the differences between "Real IDs" and "Enhanced IDs" in the state of Michigan.
Do You Know Who Owns the Most Land in Michigan?
One company owns more than 500,000 acres of land in Northern Michigan, making it the largest private land owner in the state. Who are they, and what do they do?
STUMPED! ‘Jeopardy’ Contestants Don’t Know Michigan
Some "Jeopardy" contestants need to brush up on their Michigan facts! Here are 19 questions (er, answers) that totally stumped 'Jeopardy' contestants.
This Town’s Been Named the Worst Place to Live in Michigan
Take a look at the area that a new study says is the worst place to live in Michigan.
Interesting: What Will $1100 in Rent Get You in Michigan?
The average cost to rent a 3-bedroom in Michigan is just under $1100. But what you get for that kind of money varies widely across the 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!