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.
Hillary Clinton, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Journalist Andrea Mitchell Honoring Betty For…
Betty Ford's 100th Birthday to be honored by Hillary Clinton, Susan For Bales, Lynda Bird Johnson and NBC's Andrea Mitchell at the Meijer Gardens in April.
Hamilton Coming to Grand Rapids Soon as Broadway Grand Rapids Announces Next Season
Everyone is excited that Hamilton is finally coming to Grand Rapids, but not until 2019-20 season of Broadway Grand Rapids. The next season is a real winner, though.
Angie our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Angie, is a 1-year old Pit Bull mix and a very loving dog, and in need a good, loving home.
How’s That Building Coming?
Downtown restoration of our building is coming along. What will it look like?
Butterflies Will Be Blooming at Meijer Gardens in Two Weeks
7,000 Butterflies will be flying again in Grand Rapids March 1st.
Gilda’s Club Blood Drive This Week
Donating blood this week at Michigan Blood will greatly impact Gilda's Club.
Grand Rapids a Hot Spot for the Flu
The Flu is big-time stuff in Grand Rapids
Grammy Winning Jazz Artist is in Grand Rapids
Enjoy exciting Jazz at St. Cecilia Music Center next Sunday
Hannah is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Hannah is a 4-year old Terrier-Pit Bull mix, a very loving dog in need a good, loving home.
Grand Rapids Debuts New Web Site
Congratulations Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and the City of Grand Rapids. On her Facebook page, the Mayor announced that the City just launched thier new website that now has easy to find information for residents and businesses.
The Astronauts are Coming
The life of Astronaut and Grand Rapidian, Roger Chaffee will the celebrated this Saturday at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Former Astronaut, Guion “Guy” Bluford will be there, as well.
West Michigan Golf Show This Weekend at DeVos Place
Whether you’re a tournament player or just like to drive the beer cart, or you like being out on the course with your family, you’ll find something to love at the West Michigan Golf Show at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.