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.
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
Mijia is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Sofie needs a good home.
Are You Shopped Out? There Are More Great Deals This Month
Time to keep on shopping in January and save big
Volunteers Gathering Today to Build Bikes for Inner City Christmas Giveaway
Bikes to be given away to children in need.
Car Safety in the Winter
How to be safe in your car this winter.
The Flu is Coming! Oh, Joy!
The flu may hit us hard this year.
Bristol Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday
Meet Bristol, a 2-month old terrier mix