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.
Mickey & Big Mac Visit for Wet Nose Wednesday
Three-month old Mickey & Big Mac are looking for a good home.
Downtown Grand Rapids and Rosa Parks Circle Has Grown up Since the ’80s
Changes in downtown Grand Rapids since the 80's
Forbes Announces 10 Big U.S. Cities With The Fastest-Growing Economies. How do we Stack up…
Grand Rapids' economy is one of the most dynamic in the country.
UICA Opening Coming Home Suite of Exhibitions
New art exhibition opening at UICA
Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria! A Dream Trip Comes True
Your vacation of a lifetime is just waiting for you.
Successful Restaurant Week Supports Culinary Education Scholarships
Another big donation for the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education (SICE) Student Scholarship Fund at GRCC.
Jax Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday
A loving, playful Beagle/Shepherd mix need a good home.
You Could Score Tickets to Wicked for Only $25
Wicked opens next week in Grand Rapids with an exciting ticket offer.
Smoking at Van Andel Arena? You Have to Move, But Just a Bit
The smoking area is moving from the plaza in front of the building to outside the southeast corner of the venue for all events, effective immediately.
It’s Pulaski Days Weekend
This weekend everybody is Polish
Van Andel Arena Will be ‘Pink’ March 18th
Everything is turning Pink around Grand Rapids.
Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria Await You
Get ready for another fabulous vacation.