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!
More Than Just Fireworks: What to Do in Mid-Michigan This Weekend
If you're willing to drive just a little, there's some major fun to be had this 4th of July Weekend in Mid-Michigan.
3 Times “Hoarders” Filmed in Michigan
The A&E show "Hoarders" has filmed in Michigan several times. Here are three of the episodes that stand out.
This Beautiful Lansing Gem Is Hidden in Plain Sight
This breath of fresh air is just 3 miles away from the state capitol building.
I Revisited “The House That Built Me” – Here’s What Happened
Miranda Lambert had a huge hit years ago with "The House That Built Me", chronicling a visit to her childhood home years after she'd moved away. Inspired, I visited the house that meant so much to me growing up.
Renaming Lansing, Michigan: A Hypothetical List of 10 Suggestions
The way Lansing got its name is kind of boring. Here are some fresh ideas for renaming Lansing, Michigan.
Are You in One of Michigan’s Original 3 Area Codes?
As the number of telephone numbers needed in Michigan has grown over the years, so has its number of area codes.
Lunch at Leo’s? Maybe Not for a Few Days
A popularity Lansing eatery is closed (again)... hopefully temporarily (again).
Scanning QR Codes At The Pump: Risky Or Safe?
Can fires be sparked by our cell phones at the pump, or is that a myth?
Balloons, Bluegrass & More: What’s Happening in Mid-Michigan This Weekend
Here are some fun things to do in Mid-Michigan the weekend of June 25-26.
Lansing’s Favorite Subs: See If Yours Made the List
We surveyed Mid-Michigan and asked, "Who makes the best sub?" Here's what you said.