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 Good Old Days of North Kent Mall and Its Grand Opening [Video]
Here's a real "blast from the past," with film from the grand opening of North Kent Mall in 1971. Who's doing the ribbon cutting? Our own Congressman Jerry Ford.
Grand Rapids Symphony Opens Their New Season This Weekend
Grand Rapids Symphony opens new season with a bang!
Eve Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday
Meet Eve, a 2 1/2-year old retriever/lab mix who needs a great home. She came to the Humane Society from Mississippi, and has just been with them about a week.
New, Tougher Security at Van Andel Arena
Safety and security are number one at Van Andel Arena.
The Calendar Girls are on Stage at Civic Theatre
Civic Theatre opens new season with laughter-tears, tragedy- hope, and the power of female friendship.
What’s up With The Corner Bar in Rockford
Rockford's Corner Bar may re-open next summer
Big Bird and Elmo Coming to Public Museum Chaffee Planetarium
Big Bird and Elmo are coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum's Chaffee Planetarium
Dumb Laws Still on the Books in Michigan
We have new laws in Michigan, but dumb ones still exist.
Bosco Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday
Bosco is a 1-year old hound mix and needs a great home. He came to the Humane Society from Tennessee, and has just been with them about three weeks.
Our Trip to Italy Was Amazing
What an amazing trip we had to Italy this year. This was our fourth River-listener vacation and it was a trip of a lifetime.
Third Show Added for Harry Potter and Grand Rapids Symphony
Harry Potter and the Grand Rapids Symphony are teaming up once again for a fantastic show with The Chamber of Secrets.
Board Games Will be King at DeVos Place
Dungeons and Dragons, Euchre, Monopoly to Fabled Fruit, GrandCon Gaming Convention will have something for everyone at DeVos Place