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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The school is taking kids 14 to 19 years old out of full-time classrooms and providing them with an iMac laptop and access to a lab — so they can learn at their own pace and around their own schedule.
Emily A. Hay of Hay There Social Media has created a guide to help parents keep kids out of trouble on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
Cornerstone Schools in Detroit is hosting its 7th Annual “Be A Tiger For Kids” event Tuesday at Comerica Park.
“The Detroit Symphony Orchestra performed with Marvin Hamlisch many times, he came as a guest conducter and pianist and I’m sure my colleagues will share a lot of grief with me,” McKay said.
By Greg Bowman WOW! Unbelievable! That’s how Tiger fans are reacting to Sunday’s exciting come from behind win, as the Tigers scored five times in the bottom of the tenth to beat the Cleveland Indians […]
It’s the thrill of a lifetime for this local teen. Kiersten Olsen of Bloomfield Hills got to spend the day with Joe Jonas as a winner of a contest, to help raise money for her school that helps kids with learning disabilities.
Should the Detroit Tigers make another trade? Or do you think the deal to get Pitcher Annabelle Sanchez and 2nd baseman Omar Infante was enough to push the team into the postseason? I like the trade, even if the Tigers had to give up their top pitching prospect Jacob Turner.
Kids in the Plymouth-Canton School District can’t wait for him to arrive in their neighborhood over the hot summer months — and no, it’s not the ice cream man.
Well, I told you not to panic. It’s a long season, remember? The Tigers start the final week of July in first place in the AL Central, one and a half games in front of the White Sox. I never worried for a minute.
Maybe you knew that kid in school. Or maybe you were that kid. The one the teachers said had great potential, tested off the charts, but failed to live up to their potential. That’s what the Tigers have reminded me of in the first half of the 2012 season.
Who would you rather have on your team: Curtis Granderson or Austin Jackson? I have always been a huge Granderson fan, and was dumbfounded and outraged when the Tigers traded him to the Yankees for Jackson, as part of a three-team deal. Jackson seemed like a good young player, with a lot of potential. But Granderson was a superstar in making. This season, however, Jackson has moved even or ahead of Granderson in almost every offensive category.
When your power goes out, you probably call DTE Energy or Consumers to get it back on. The Tigers need to report a power outage of their own, but I don’t think the utility company can help. The Tigers are going through another one of those slumps where they just can’t seem to score any runs.
Are you feeling a little better about your Tigers now that they swept their three game weekend series against the Minnesota Twins? Granted, the Twins are a pretty lousy team this season. But these are the same Twins who beat the Tigers two straight at Comerica Park last week …
Amanda Peet is best known for her work in movies and television. But the actress is taking on a new role as Ambassador for the United Nations “Shot @ Life” campaign. Peet tells WWJ she wants to make sure kids in the U.S. and around the world receive the immunizations they need.
The only time you would expect to see the names “Brandon Inge” and “Lou Gehrig” in the same sentence would be something to the effect that both men played Major League Baseball. And both were in the American League. But Inge now has the unlikely distinction of being the first player to have at least four rbi’s in four games during a five-game stretch since Gehrig did it way back in 1931.
Other local musicians have left Detroit to seek fame and fortune in New York, LA, or Nashville. But Jill Jack says she’s not moving. “I love Michigan,” she said.
Couples who have struggled for years to have a baby are banking on something new to get pregnant.
That’s what we Fantasy Baseball addicts call it. Studs Or Duds. Meaning you have drafted a couple of superstar players and only have money left to fill the rest of your roster with players who cost a buck. Or a quarter in some cases. And not to say silly fantasy baseball is anything like the real deal. But this year’s Tiger team does bear some resemblance to that strategy.
You knew it was bound to happen eventually. The question was when. The news that the Tigers have finally released Brandon Inge comes as bittersweet to those of us who have followed his career in Detroit over the past 12 years. He has had good seasons, bad seasons, and in-between seasons for the Tigers, the only team he has played for in his Major League Career.
For every Detroit child who enters kindergarten ready to learn, Michigan taxpayers save $100,000, according to a study that calculates the economic value of preparing children for long-term educational success.
A former Detroit Lions star is turning his fight on the football field to a fight against cancer.
Ten to Three. Ten to Four. Three to Two. And Three to Two again. Those were the numbers for the Tigers and Texas Rangers this past weekend at Comerica Park. And considering the Tigers scored only 11 runs compared to the Rangers 25, they were lucky to win even one of those games.
Panera Bread is accepting nominations in a contest to name Metro Detroit’s Top Teacher.
If you heard that one of the Tigers had a homer and three hits to lead the team to a 5 to 2 victory over the Chicago White Six, your first guess might be Miguel Cabrera or Prince Fielder. Nope. How about Austin Jackson, Alex Avilla, Delmon Young, or even Ryan Raybun? Wrong again. The unlikely hitting hero for the Tigs on Sunday was Gerald Laird, getting the start at catcher to give Avilla the day off.
If this past weekend is any indication, this should be a fun summer at Comerica Park. What’s the over/under on how many home runs the Tigers’ Dynamic Duo of Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera can hit? How many games can Justin Verlander win? How many times will the place sell out?
There’s always something special about opening day in Detroit. The fans who start arriving in the middle of the night for their tailgate parties. The signs and tents popping up all over downtown. The green grass and perfectly groomed field at Comerica Park. The optimism and enthusiasm that the Tigers will win it all.
The event plans to show the community what’s happening in the district while also encouraging parents to enroll their kids for the start of the upcoming fall school year.
In Macomb County a 5th Grade teacher at Dekeyser Elementary is using the NCAA Tournament as a learning experience.
A Macomb County High School student is making a difference by making handbags. Taylor Clark is a Junior at Utica Academy For International Studies. She hopes her class project will save lives. Her project is called “Fashion With A Passion.”
Local high schools can hit a Grand Slam with a grant from Comerica Bank.