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.
What is the Oldest Building in Grand Rapids?
The oldest building in Grand Rapids has survived 182 years and it's still standing.
Win $5,000 for Your Favorite Non-Profit
Take a selfie while volunteering and win up to $5,000 for your favorite charity
Grammy-Winning Singer Rhiannon Giddens Coming to Grand Rapids
Grammy-Winning Singer Rhiannon Giddens Coming to Grand Rapids in May at St. Cecilia Music Center.
Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” Coming to Van Andel Arena
Elton John has announced he's embarking on his final tour, and one of the stops will be in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on October 15.
Hector is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Hector, a 1-year old Pit Bull mix and a very loving dog, and in need a good, loving home.
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train to Join Forces at Van Andel Arena
Another fantastic concert is coming to Grand Rapids. Hall and Oates will co-headline with Train in July.
Our Switzerland Trip is on Wheel of Fortune This Week
Wheel of Fortune featuring our trip to Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria.
Racial Equality Forum “Standing at the Intersection” in March
Best selling author, Janet Mock, is keynote speaker for the Partners for a Racism Free Community 11th annual conference centered on addressing issues of racial equity, March 5 at De Vos Place.
Pronto Pups is Open This Weekend!
Great news! Pronto Pups is open today, tomorrow and Sunday in Grand Haven. This "winter weekend only!"
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?