Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, I also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. I'm originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, I stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. I moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV. I'm deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. I've served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. I also assist the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grandchildren. I have seven children and thirteen grandchildren. We have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
Like Camping? Michigan is 7th Best Camping State in the Country!
If you're into camping, then you probably have your favorite spot or spots to pitch a tent, camper, RV, whatever, and Michigan is one of the top states to camp.
Can You Really see Bald Eagles Flying in Grand Rapids?
Bald Eagles are among us and seem to be growing more plentiful.
Inside the Haunted Flanagan’s Irish Pub in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Is Grand Rapids’ Flanagan’s Irish Pub Haunted? Paranormal Folks Say Yes
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Where is the Best Affordable Place to Retire in the U.S? It’s in Michigan!
Website Realtor.com says the best, most affordable place to retire in the U.S. is in Michigan
Michigan Deer Hunters Are You Ready for Opening Day? There are New Rules!
Hundreds of thousands of deer hunters are gearing up opening day, but don't forget there are new reporting rules.
Is Grand Rapids a Presidential Visit Kind of City? Sometimes!
Interesting Presidential history as President Harry Truman rode through the streets of Grand Rapids on 1948.
Did You Know There Are Gypsum Mines Under Grand Rapids?
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Didn’t See It? Watch Miggy Hit Big Number 3000 and One More!
It was a huge, exciting milestone when Miguel Cabrera reached the 3,000 career hits Saturday at Comerica Park, becoming the 33rd player in major league history to do so.
How Would You Like to be a Severe Weather Spotter? You Can!
The National Weather Service has spotter training classes open for you, and they are FREE.