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.
Music Under the Stars at Chaffee Planetarium Blends Psychedelic with 70’s Rock
It just may be a mind-blowing experience with Music Under the Stars at Chaffee Planetarium.
Madison our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Madison is a 3-year old Retriever/American Stafford Terrier mix and a very loving dog in need a good, loving home.
GR Symphony Playing Carnegie Hall Concert at DeVos Hall
Grand Rapids Symphony will preview their upcoming Carnegie Hall performance at DeVos Hall April 13 and 14.
Festival of the Arts Has Executive Director
Festival of the Arts, happening this June 1, 2, & 3, hires it's first Executive Director.
Meijer Gardens Makes for a Fun Staycation
Meijer Gardens has a lot of Spring Break fun for families.
Easter Brunch in Grand Rapids and West Michigan
Some fine Easter Brunch sites in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.
United Way “Fill the Cart” Drive a Huge Success
9 Grand Rapids area agencies serving at-risk families helped by United Way campaign.
Bindy Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday
Bindy is a 3-year old hound mix and needs a great home. She came to the Humane Society from Tennessee, and has just been with them about three weeks.
Betty Ford’s 100th Birthday Celebration at Ford Museum
Former First Lady, Betty Ford, to honored for what would have been her 100th birthday, at Ford Museum.
Can I File a Claim for Pot Hole Damage in Michigan
Potholes damage so many cars and trucks and the expense can be huge. Can you get reimbursed for that expense?
Swan Lake Ballet Performance is Today
West Michigan Youth Ballet presents Swan Lake this afternoon at Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Arts & Worship.
More Stay At-Home Ideas for Spring Break in West Michigan
Not everyone goes away for Spring Break. Lots of families stay home, and it can be a challenge to find things to do. That is why we're here to help.