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!
Every Lake in Michigan Has Completely Frozen Over Except This One
Michigan boasts more than 10,000 lakes. Frigid temperatures have caused all of them to completely freeze over at least once in history, except for one.
These 15 Michigan Kids Went Missing This Summer
Have you seen these missing Michigan children? You could help reunite them with their families.
“Live from Michigan, It’s Saturday Night!”: Michiganders on SNL
"Saturday Night Live" just launched its 48th season. Michigan's had its share of comedians on the show. Here are 6 native Michiganders who spent time on SNL.
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!
September Snow in Lower Michigan? Yes, It Has Happened
It doesn't happen often, but yes, Michigan has seen snow this early in the season.
Did Blake Shelton Just Diss Michigan on “The Voice”?
A Michigan native appearing on "The Voice" decided against choosing Blake Shelton as her mentor after something he said regarding her home state.
Is Michigan Celebrating a Communist Holiday This Weekend?
Turns out Communists were involved in the creation of Labor Day. Here's the story behind the holiday that most of us consider to mark the unofficial end of summer.
3 Simple Things We Can Do to Make Michigan Restaurants Better
We've all seen other diners do these things. It's time to call them out.
These 11 Michigan Kids Have Gone Missing This Summer
Scroll through and see if you recognize any of these missing children. If you have any information, contact your local law enforcement agency or call the National Center for Missing or Exploited Children at 800-843-5678.
Would You Recognize These Michigan Cities by Their Original Names?
We're used to the names of these Michigan cities now, but they used to be called something else.
Has COVID Finally Left Michigan?
Coronavirus doesn't get the media attention it once did. Here's a look at the current numbers in Mid-Michigan.
It’s Bug (Bite) Season in Michigan! How to Fight Back
Don't let biting bugs ruin your Michigan summer! Here are a handful of ways you can take back your backyard.