Much has changed since I started working at WWJ more than 20 years ago. In 1990, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram hadn’t even been thought of. And CNN was the only all-news Cable TV News Network. Now, of course people get their news in a number of different ways: Through tweets, social media, internet news sites, and a number of 24-hour cable news networks.
But despite those changes, I am as passionate as ever about WWJ and local radio news in general. And we are still “All News, All The Time,” the only station in Michigan that can make that claim. Whenever any big story breaks or there are hazardous weather conditions, I know people rely and depend on us for accurate and up to the minute conditions.
I am especially happy and excited to be anchoring the Afternoon Drive News. My producer, the extraordinary Brian Larsen, makes us sound good every day.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time at home with my beautiful wife Brooke and our twins, Carson and Daisy, born in 2012. As you might imagine, that keeps us pretty busy. But I still manage to keep up with my other passion, the Detroit Tigers, and that complete waste of time called Fantasy Baseball.
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A new study of states with the best and worst school systems ranks Michigan in the bottom half, at number 34.
Two schools that are traditional rivals are teaming up to help build a new school for kids in Kenya.
To a chorus cheering ‘Lou’, the man known during his career as Sweet Lou Whitaker returned to Detroit to be honored.
The Detroit Tigers are hosting the annual Negro Leagues Weekend starting this evening at Comerica Park.
What if your child is too old for preschool, but not ready for kindergarten?
Kids ages 7-14 are competing to encourage others to stay healthy.
A Detroit shelter is looking for a few good men and women who are willing to work with young people who are trying to turn their lives around.
“We start off the evening with a mass band performance of the national anthem, and that really is an awesome, awesome sound…”
The Detroit Tigers starting pitcher is helping to raise money for medical research to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,
Donations Rolling In To Support Detroit Electronic Music Documentary After Director’s Equipment Stolen
The Awesome Foundation of Detroit is donating $1,000 to help keep “Electric Roots: The Detroit Sound Project” going.
His plays were written more than 400 years ago, but William Shakespeare is still drawing big crowds in Royal Oak this week.
Parents often worry that their kids spend too much time playing their favorite video games, but it may not be such a waste of time after all.
Students at Southfield’s Regional Academic Campus produced an award-winning “Zombie Attack” video to help kids stay in school.
“We’re combining the love of the Detroit Tigers with the love of education,”
The university won the project during the Great Recession when the future of the auto companies was in jeopardy and Michigan was at its low point, Simon said.
They’re training students to fill the skilled workers gap in Michigan.
It’s a welcome change of pace for the Detroit Public Schools. Instead of sending out layoff notices, as the district is actually looking to hire almost 100 new teachers to fill new postions and fill vacancies caused by retirements and resignations.
A group of local students is fighting back against domestic violence in teen dating relationships. The Oxford High School students are trying to raise awareness of the problem, which they say is much more widespread than many people believe.
It’s no secret that the cost of going to college has risen dramatically in recent years. So how much has it gone up? According to a Bloomberg Report, college tuition and fees have skyrocketed since 1978.
Students at Oxford High School in northern Oakland County are trying to change the climate at their school. Members of the school’s DECA Marketing and Business Program decided to take action after seeing some big problems at their school.
Some U of M students are still passionate about a technology that’s been around for nearly 100 years: Radio.
It’s Detroit’s answer to American Idol. Young singers, instrumentalists, and rappers can win a chance to perform on Detroit Public Television and a big cash prize in the Sphinx Stars: Detroit competition.
A local fundraiser this Sunday in Ferndale will help benefit artists and musicians of all abilities, especially young people who are sick or have special needs. 18-year-old Farmington Hills native Callaghan Belle is the featured performer at the Axis Music Foundation fundraiser, Sunday December 15th.
A Michigan group is pushing a major palm oil supplier for Kellogg for a change in its policies.
Fomer Tiger Pitcher Denny McClain — who won 31 games for the Tigers in 1968–has no doubt about which team was better. “Well, the 68 team was so much better,” said McClain.
Can today’s teens still relate to “Hamlet,” written by Shakespeare over 500 years ago?
More teenagers are just saying no to alcohol.
It’s Michigan’s answer to the Sundance, Toronto, and Cannes Film Festivals. The Uptown Film Festival runs through Saturday night in Birmingham.
Instead of giving that sweater or a pair of socks that will probably be exchanged for something else this holiday season, you can now give the gift of education. The Michigan Education Savings Program is now offering E-Gifting, allowing grandparents, aunts, uncles, or family friends to contribute toward a child’s college education savings account, just by clicking on a link.
Will there ever really be flying cars like the ones we used to see in “The Jetsons?” That’s one idea Michigan students could include in the Engineering Society of Detroit’s Future Cities Competiton, imagining how cities might look 150 years from now.