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!
How Michigan Dies: The State’s Top 50 Causes of Death
From cancers and diseases to traffic accidents and murder - these are the top 50 causes of death in the state of Michigan.
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!
2 of America’s Best Supermarkets Have Locations in Michigan
A new study has revealed the best grocery stores in America, and two of the Top 10 have locations in Michigan.
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.
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?
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.
This Michigan Joint Is Among the 25 Best Chicken Wings in America
TastingTable.com has scoured the nation and has selected the restaurants it believes have the 25 Best Chicken Wings in America. One of these places is in Michigan!
Michigan Parents: You Hate Your Kids Unless You’re Raising Them Here
Well, surprise, surprise - look what one Michigan city landed among "The 100 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America". The rest of us are tired of you, Ann Arbor.
25 Bucket List Things to Do If You’re New to Michigan
Michigan residents say these are must-do items to add to your to-do list if you've just moved here.
These Are Michigan’s 10 Most Underrated Beaches
Michigan beaches without the crowds! Here are 10 of the most underrated beaches in Michigan.
Homebuyers: Most Affordable Small City in the US Is in Michigan
A new study reveals Michigan is home to the most affordable small city in the nation for homebuyers. Overall, the state boasts seven cities among the Top 50!
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.