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 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.
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.