Hello! I’m JR. I was born in Flint and lived in and around there until I was about 12 when my family moved south (hence the decidedly non-Michigander accent you hear). I went to high school and college in Tennessee and got my radio start there too. My career has since taken me to Texas, Virginia and Maine as well. I’m the proud dad of a daughter and two sons—the youngest of whom is a special needs child who owns my heart. When I’m not at the radio station, I enjoy live music, karaoke, bowling, and finding new restaurants to try. I’m excited to be back home in Michigan, and I look forward to reacquainting myself with my home state!
Love This! Jelly Roll to Perform at Michigan County Jail
Jelly Roll got his GED in 2007, but there was no celebration. The Genesee County Jail in Flint invited him to join grads of its GED program - and he said yes.
When Does Daylight Saving Time End in Michigan?
We're quickly approaching the end of Daylight Saving Time for 2023 in Michigan. When do we turn the clocks back this fall?
My Day in Costume As Jelly Roll Takes a Surprising Twist
Jelly Roll vs. Jelly Donut: Here's what happened when WITL's JR dressed up as country star Jelly Roll for Halloween - discrimination included!
The 94.9 MMQ Wall of Honor
The 94.9 MMQ "Wall of Honor" recognizes the Mid-Michigan men and women who served in our nation's military to keep America free. Tell us about your veteran!
Boo! Accumulating Halloween Snow Now Likely Across Lower Michigan
Forecasters are now calling for accumulating snow as trick-or-treating gets underway throughout Lower Michigan.
When’s the Last Time It Snowed on Halloween in Michigan?
Here's the last time it snowed on Halloween in 10 Michigan cities - plus one Michigan city that's surprisingly NEVER seen Halloween snow.
Think Twice Before Enrolling at This College in Indiana
Purdue University has a great reputation for the most part, but the same can't be said for its online stepsister. Here's what you need to know.
These Are the 7 Worst Small Cities to Live In in Michigan
A new study compared 1300+ small cities across America - considering things from crime to schools to cost of living - and beyond. Here are Michigan's worst 7.
These 6 States Think They Have Better Fall Scenery Than Michigan
Michigan ranks 7th on a new list ranking states by their fall scenery. These are the six states that think their fall scenery is better than Michigan's.
Update: First Freeze Expected This Weekend in Mid-Michigan
Much of Lower Michigan - including Lansing, Grand Rapids and Flint - can expect the first freeze of the season this weekend.