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 Co-Anchoring the Afternoon Drive News with my good friend, the brilliant and talented Jayne Bower. And our Producer, the extraordinary Brian Larsen, who 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.
Tune in Monday through Friday, from 3pm to 7pm. If you like what you, I’d love to hear from you. And if you don’t like something, let us know that too!
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.
This year’s tree hails from Sherman, Michigan.
Jesse Palter can’t remember a time when she wasn’t performing, so it only made sense that she would pursue a career as a singer.
How do you make sure kids are prepared for college and the high-tech jobs of the future?
The Detroit Tigers will be wearing their baseball gloves in the field this evening when they take on the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. And the team is doing its part of make sure Detroiters all have gloves and mittens to keep warm this winter
The internet is like a permanent marker. Whatever you write will be there forever.
That advice comes from Emily Hay, founder of Hay There Social Media. Her company works with kids and parents to show them how to use sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram safety and effectively
“I think that is something this city needs right now …”
With a new school year underway, students have a lot to worry about: Getting good grades, making friends and hoping they won’t be the victims of bullies. Despite increased public awareness of the problem, local anti-bullying experts say the numbers are still staggering.
There’s a new tool to help Michigan school districts determine the state of their financial health. Michigan-based Munetrix has developed a rating system ranking districts from zero for low risk, up to ten for those at highest risk of facing a financial crisis.