Hi. I'm Casey. I'm the new morning co-host on 98.7 WFGR. I was asked to write something about myself so...um, well, ok...here goes... Until I was 16, I lived in Centerville, OH. They cheer for The Ohio State University. Hi Brutus! O-H...I went to high school with Kirk Herbstreit from ESPN. They misspelled his name in the yearbook. Centerville Elk Pride! When my dad was transferred because of his job, I moved to Farmington Hills, MI. They root for the University of Michigan. Go Blue! I've seen a football game in the Big House...except the football game I witnessed was an English Premiere League Soccer Game. Still amazing! Michigan fans are so passionate even for soccer, the other football. After graduating from Ferris State University (Go Bulldogs!) & The Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, the radio world sent me to Lansing. They cheer for Michigan State University. Hello Sparty! When I lived there, Nick Saban was the head coach. Roll Tide? From Lansing, my radio career took me to South Bend, IN. They really like the University of Notre Dame. Let's just say I had a lot of access at ND. I've had the opportunity to meet every living Notre Dame Head Football coach. Go Irish! It was in South Bend that I raised my daughter. She is in college now and with all these wonderful influences which school do you imagine she attends? Purdue University! Boiler Up! For a brief insane moment, I worked in Tallahassee, FL. However, The Florida State University Seminoles didn't know what to make of this northern Big 10 fan. "God bless their hearts." I'm thrilled to be back in the Midwest and living in West Michigan where I know I'll always have a winning team to cheer for! Let's be honest...What goes better with College Football then a beer? What better place to enjoy a cold one then in Beer City? I look forward to serving the WFGR listeners and Grand Rapids! Thanks for listening.
Indoor Dining Possibly Restricted Until February 1
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Service's restriction of indoor dining was supposed to be lifted this Friday. It's expected to be extended until February 1.
Alex Trebek’s Last Jeopardy Show
The final "new" Jeopardy hosted by Alex Trebek is slated to air next week. The first of his last five episodes will begin to air on Monday. Friday will be his last episode as host of Jeopardy ending with some memorable highlights put together by the producers of the show.
Boat Accident on I-96 Generates Comments
A truck hauling a large boat during a snowstorm slid off the road on I-96 near the East Beltline ramp. There were no injuries reported. There were however some comments.
It’s A Wolf Moon To End The Year And The Decade
Beginning tonight, the moon will be full. It will appear full through Thursday. What's so special about it? Well, it's called a Wolf Moon and it's the 13th full moon of the year and it's the last full moon of the decade.
Michigan’s A Loser
The United States Census Bureau released data showing Michigan as the 4th largest population loser in the country. It's the first time in a decade that Michigan showed year-over-year lose. Michigan lost 18,240 residents bringing the states population to just under 10 million.
Are You Down For Something Brown?
Founders Brewing Company has announced a brown ale will be their first release of 2021. It will be a Maple Barrel-Aged Frangelic Mountain Brown and it will be the 16th release in the taproom-only Mothership Series.
Local TikTok Creator Celebrates Michigan Outdoors [Video]
The other day I was being unproductive and whiling away the time on TikTok. Across my For Your Page rolled a video that said "This is what I mean when I say I live in Michigan." It turns out the inspiring video was created by a young TikTok star who lives in Grand Rapids.
The North Pole Is Just A Call Away
Are you on the naughty or nice list? When you're ready to talk with Santa, you can do it virtually for the holliest-jolliest experience!
Olympic Torch Relay Slated To Begin
The Tokyo Olympic games were postponed 9 months ago, however the Torch Relay is set to begin in 100 days.
The Spartans Get “Gruff” With A New Look
Fans have been asking for this look and now, MSU delivers.