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!
TIME MACHINE: Take a Drive into Lansing in 1984
Ronald Reagan was president. Jim Blanchard was governor. And this is what it looked like in Lansing in 1984.
Check Out These Newborns at Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo!
Lansing's Potter Park Zoo just welcomed a couple newborns! Do you know what these animals are?
Mid-Michigan Ranked by College Degree Rates: How Does Your Zip Stack Up?
We mined the data to determine which Mid-Michigan zip codes have the highest (and lowest) college degree rates. Here's what we found.
What’s Happening in Mid-Michigan This Weekend: Bologna, Jazz & More
There are a lot of unique events happening within less than a two hours' drive from Lansing this final weekend of July.
These Michigan Stores Have Sold $1,000,000+ Lottery Tix This Year
Lottery fever is running high in Michigan right now. Check out the places that sold winning tickets worth $1,000,000 or more during the first half of 2022.
Tropical Nonstop Flights Direct from Lansing Are Just a Few Months Away
Already planning a winter getaway someplace warm? Lansing's airport will be offering nonstop flights to these tropical destinations this winter.
Once You Notice This in the Spartans Logo, You Can’t Unsee It
One more reason why the Michigan State logo is absolutely perfect just the way it is.
Remembering the 8 Michiganders Who Competed on ‘Survivor’
CBS' "Survivor" first hit TV screens in 2000. These are the eight Michigan residents who've appeared on the show since it began.
Here’s Why Michigan Should Be the Pizza Capital of America
Despite Chicago and New York getting all the credit, Michigan deserves some love for its significant contributions to pizza in America.
Michael Myers’ Iconic Mask Was Designed by This Lansing Native
One of the horror movie genre's most iconic characters has a link to Lansing.