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.
Did You Know Bill Murray Owns Two Caddyshack Restaurants?
If the name Carl Spackler means anything to you, you might be excited about this news. I had no idea, but there are two “Caddyshack” themed restaurants owned by Bill Murray and his brothers.
I Had No Idea James Caan Played Football At Michigan State
James Caan was an acting giant, but how many folks knew he played football at Michigan State?
The First Show About Nothing Was Actually About A Girl From Lansing
While some of the basic elements of what would be staples of the Seinfeld series for nine series are in this episode - using bits of Jerry's standup routines, conversations about nothing (the show opens with a conversation about a button, as did the final scene in the finale.) - for whatever reason, changes were made
State: MonkeyPox Is In Michigan; Risk Low But What Next?
Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services says a probable case of monkeypox has been identified in Oakland County. The "person is currently isolating.
New Detroit Piston Rookies Get A Free Trip To Paris to Play Chicago Bulls
It was a big night for the Detroit Pistons at the NBA, having Jaden Ivey available when it came for them pick at number 5. Ivey wanted to play for the Pistons, so this appears to be a marriage made in heaven, so the speak. Then, trying to wade through a confusing three-team trade, the Pistons walked away with Jalen Duren from Memphis. That's the basketball news. But wait there's more.
First of Two Total Eclipses of the Moon Over Michigan This Year Coming May15th
Interestingly there four lunar eclipses in 2022, with two partial ones, including one this weekend (Saturday, April 30th).
Gibson Posts ‘Discovered’ 1967 Kalamazoo Factory Tour. Recognize Anyone?
I have to tell you. This feels like an archeological find. The folks at Gibson, formerly of Kalamazoo, were going through some archival finds, and they found this promotional film, made in 1967.
Detroit’s Seminal Hard Rock Band MC5 Nominated 6th Time For Rock Hall
Wayne Kramer, MC5 co-founder and guitarist, now jokes the band is the "Susan Lucci" of rock and roll groups. Wednesday morning came news that Detroit's seminal hard rock band, the MC5, was once again on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Lone Ranger’s History Comes From Detroit But Ties To Grand Rapids
Many kids from the early part of the last century grew up with the famed fictional hero, the Lone Ranger. The radio program started in Detroit on this day in 1933.
An Open Letter To Matthew Stafford on Behalf of Michigan
While I'm not either a Detroit Lions nor a Los Angeles Rams fan, because of where I live (Michigan) I have pretty much watched your entire professional football career. And I believe, for more than a few years, you may have gotten a raw deal.
“Larry Bell Has Left The Building”, Bell’s Founder Officially Retires
Bell's Brewery has announced the retirement of its founder, Larry Bell, with a celebratory farewell video posted this week.
Bellaire’s Short’s Drops Its New Beer List for Winter 2022
A new year is upon us, and that can mean a new beginning, or for some of us beer snobs, it means some new beers to taste. Short's Brewing in Bellaire, Michigan sends out a new beer list every quarter and the one for Winter 2022 has some interesting possibilities.