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!
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.
Michigan’s Home to the Worst City in America for Renters
A new study ranking the best and worst cities in America for renters claims the "worst of the worst" is in Michigan.
This Michigan City Is Among the Top 5 Worst Places to Retire
A new study reveals that a Michigan city is among the Top 5 Worst Places to Retire in the United States.
Surprise! Expect a Warmer, Drier Winter for Michigan
The National Weather Service projects a warmer-than-usual and drier-than-usual winter for most of Michigan for 2023-24.
Nope! 12 Personalized Plates You Can’t Have in Michigan
You can't have just anything you want on your personalized Michigan license plate. Here are a dozen would-be plates rejected by the Secretary of State.
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!
Remember Magic Johnson’s Old Commercial for Quality Dairy?
Quality Dairy is legendary around Lansing, and so is basketball star and native son Magic Johnson. A 1980 TV commercial brought them together.
Polar Vortex Predicted to Plunge Michigan Temps in Winter 2023-24
What's Michigan winter supposed to be like for 2023-24? Early indications are for brutal cold snaps and several hefty snowstorms.
Legal in Parts of Michigan, But Nowhere Else Within 700 Miles
There are a few places in Michigan where it's legal to drive faster than you can anywhere else within 700 miles.
The 14 Most Unnecessary Pumpkin Spice Items You’ll Find at Kroger
Pumpkin spice. Most of us either love it or hate it. We decided to hate on it. These are the 14 most unnecessary pumpkin spice items at your neighborhood Kroger.