Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, I also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. I'm originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, I stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. I moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where I met my wife Kathy. I'm deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. I've served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. I also assist the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grandchildren. My wife Kathy and I have 7 children and 13 grandchildren.We have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
The Red Kettles are out and Mean so Much to People in Need
The bells are ringing for all in need this holiday season.
Fun for Kids and Family Over the Holidays
You won't be bored over the holidays at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum Celebrating 10-Years
The Grand Rapids Art Museum his having a Birthday party, and you're all invited, FREE.
Trevor Noah and More Coming to Laugh it Up for LaughFest 2018
Superstars of comedy coming to Grand Rapids for LaughFest 2018 in March.
West Michigan Youth Ballet Dancing The Nutcracker
Amateur dance is at it's best as the West Michigan Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker December 2 and 3, with two performances each day, at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.
Sofie is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Sofie needs a good home.
Have Breakfast With Santa at the Public Museum
Kids will have a ball as they "breakfast" with Santa at the Public Museum
Tim and Faith Coming Back to Grand Rapids
Tim and Faith join all the major concerts playing Grand Rapids.
It’s Not Too Early to Think About Tulip Time
The Beach Boys will be back in West Michigan at Tulip Festival
A Grand Rapids Christmas Remembered [Video]
If you were born in Grand Rapids, or, have lived here a long time, you'll remember when downtown came to life at Christmas. It was a different time, and many remember what Christmas meant to them.
Grand Rapids Has More Lead Poisoned Children Than Flint
Lead poisoning in children is a huge problem in Grand Rapids
Rosie Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday
Meet Rosie, a 2-month old Dachshund terrier mix