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.
GRPS School Choice Expo Winter Carnival Tonight
Tonight, 4 to 6 p.m., at Innovation Central High School, GRPS is having their big School of Choice Expo and Winter Carnival. It's for parents and students to learn all about school choices that Grand Rapids Public Schools have to offer, and, it's FREE.
Cotton the Bunny Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday
Cotton the Bunny visits The River studios
Make Your Travel Plans Now and go to Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria With Us
This coming August, 2nd through the 11th, we're traveling! It's more that just traveling because we're going to Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria for 10-wonderful days. Why don't you come with us?
Who Remembers OK Cola?
It's a trip back to the 90's with OK Cola.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum Has New Hours
Now you have more time to visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Concerts Under the Stars at Grand Rapids Public Museum
Enjoy music under the stars next Thursday evening at the public museum
James Taylor/Bonnie Raitt Together in Grand Rapids
Fantastic concerts from treasured, legendary singer/songwriters coming to Grand Rapids
Anna Grace is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Sofie needs a good home.
Tony Bennett Coming to DeVos Performance Hall in May
National music treasure, Tony Bennett, will be singing in DeVos Performance Hall in May.
A Live Mermaid at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
Mermaids? The exist? "She" will at the Grand Rapids Public Museum this weekend.
St. Cecilia Music Center Features Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at St. Cecilia this month
Volunteering is a Great Way to Give Back and Get Much in Return
Heart of West Michigan needs volunteers