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!
5 Things Michigan Transplants Need to Be Ready for This Winter
New to the Mitten State? Winter in Michigan may be different than where you lived before. Here are 5 things to be ready for during your first Michigan winter.
There’s a Good Chance Michigan Enjoys a White Christmas This Year
Will Michigan have a white Christmas this year? Odds are pretty good that there will be snow on the ground in most of Michigan for Christmas 2022.
Bundle Up! Michigan to End 2022 with a Deep Freeze
A long stretch of sub-freezing temperatures is forecast all across Michigan as we end 2022. How cold will it get? Will it be enough to cause ponds and lakes to ice over?
You Might Want to Skip That Undercarriage Wash: Here’s Why
Michigan winters can be rough. The salt can do a lot of damage underneath your car, but it might not be a great idea to spring for that undercarriage wash.
Hey, Michigan! What Popular Thanksgiving Food Is Your City?
The turkey... the stuffing... the green bean casserole. What if our favorite Thanksgiving foods were Michigan cities? Learn who's the Jell-o mold too.
Michigan Has 2 of the Nation’s Top 10 Most Dangerous Lakes
Boaters and swimmers beware! Turns out Michigan is home to two of the Top 10 most dangerous lakes in the nation.
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.
Why Do Some People Pronounce “Michigan” with a K Sound, Not a G?
Do you notice when some people pronounce the G in Michigan with a K sound instead? Here a couple possible reasons why they do that.
“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.
These 15 Michigan Kids Went Missing This Summer
Have you seen these missing Michigan children? You could help reunite them with their families.
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.