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!
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.
Michigan Location Picked Among Top 20 Best in US for Fall Colors
Fodor's Travel is out with its list of the "Top 20 Best Fall Foliage Trips in the U.S.", and you knew Michigan had to be represented. Here's their pick for the best fall foliage in Michigan.
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.
What’s Going On in Michigan This Labor Day Weekend?
Here's a look at some of the events happening within a two hours' drive of Lansing over Labor Day Weekend 2022.
What’s Up in Michigan This Weekend: Tacos, Cars, Beer & More
Here's what happening within a couple hours' drive of Lansing for the weekend of August 26-28, 2022.
Michigan’s Top 10 Biggest Cities in 1960: Where Do They Rank Now?
Detroit is still Michigan's biggest city, but the rest of the Top 10 has changed quite a bit since 1960. Take a look at which cities were Michigan's biggest then, and where they rank now.
The Kindergartener Who Got on the Bus and Never Came Home
The true story of one mom's scariest first day of school.
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.
3 Terrific Times Michigan Played into a ‘Seinfeld’ Episode
Every Seinfeld fan remembers the "bottle return scheme" episodes... but do you recall the other times Michigan came up on the show?
Michael Myers’ Iconic Mask Was Designed by This Lansing Native
One of the horror movie genre's most iconic characters has a link to Lansing.
Michigan: Birthplace of the 5-Day Work Week
Back when it first started in Michigan, the 5-day work week was actually an improvement.