Well not really but here goes. I've been in the radio biz since 1986, starting out in Big Rapids on Q102-FM (I know, Ferris St. new in radio it was a lot of fun... I think). I've been in Muskegon for about 20 years now and love it here. Getting the opportunity to work at such a great station as WMUS in my adopted "home-town" is pretty cool.
I've been married for almost 20 years to Karen, who I met here in Muskegon while we were both working at the Hilton (anybody remember that ?). We've got two great kids Mark(13) and Ashley(9). Mark's in the band at school and Ashley has just started playing soccer after several years in gymnastics.
I LOVE sports!!! Redwings, Pistons, Tigers and yes even the Lions. I also follow college sports especially Grand Valley Laker Football, where you can find me at all the home games emceeing the on-field contests. It's a blast being down on the field that close to all the action. I also enjoy playing all sorts of sports, softball/volleyball/golf/basketball
I 'm a big horror movie fan, been watching them since I was a kid(which probably explains a lot about me), but I do like all different types which is why I like working at the Family Video in North Muskegon. Stop by some time and I'll tell you all about my favorites!!
Me attempting the Shoreline Natural Wellness challenge, notice the perfect form !!
Me with Heather from Shoreline Natural Wellness, thanks for not hurting me too badly !
And may we add, DON'T LOOK UP !! Here's your sign
Movie Reviews week of 06/17
Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13)
A reworking of the classic childrens story about a boy named Jack (Nicholas Hoult from "Warm Bodies") who takes the family cow (or horse and cart in this case) into town to sell it and ends up with magic beans that create a beanstalk into the sky where the giants (yes plural) live. Stars Ewen McGregor and Stanley Tucci has really good special effects and a very entertaining story, I liked it and so did my kids so good for ages 12 and up.
A Florida man is claiming to be Tim McGraw's "secret son."
23-year-old Tyler Zarbo is not Tim's biological child, but the son of his former fiance, Kristine Donohue. He tells the National Enquirer that Tim was "like a father to him" and that he "saw me as the son he never had," and claims that they've stayed in contact.
But Tim's camp is refuting the claims, saying, "We aren't going to comment on false statements that appear to have been sensationalized for the purpose of selling tabloid magazines."
Brad Paisley will release Building a Wheelhouse -- an interactive book on April 9th -- the same day his Wheelhouse album.
The book, which will be available exclusively on iTunes through the Apple iBooks Author app, chronicles the process of making Brad's eighth studio album from writing the songs to the actual production.
Alan Jackson’s second gospel collection, Precious Memories Volume Two, lands in stores March 26th.
The album follows the 2006 Precious Memories release, which Alan recorded as a Christmas gift for his mother, making only a handful of copies for family and close friends. He later agreed to make the music available for fans, and the first volume went on to be a double-platinum release.
Alan says, “[My wife] Denise and I made a list of 30 to 40 songs to do for the first album. We had so many that we didn’t get to, I thought we’d go in and do a few more just the same way -- heartfelt and simple.”
Track listing for Precious Memories Volume Two
George Jones’s final show in Nashville on November 22nd is officially sold out.
The Possum says, “I am overwhelmed with emotion that the fans have already sold out this show. I never thought so many fans and friends would want to come see me at this age. Hell, I didn’t even think I would be alive at this age, yet alone doing my final show.”
The all-star show lineup includes Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson. More artists will be announced Thursday.
Toby Keith's bass player was killed in a two-car crash on Wednesday in Oklahoma.
Toby says he's "deeply saddened" by the death of 54-year-old Carl "Chuck" Goff Junior, who has been his friend for 25 years. Goff is credited with co-writing two of Toby's hits -- "Upstairs Downtown" and "You Ain't Much Fun."
Wynonna Judd says Dancing With the Stars will be a great opportunity to improve her health and get back into shape -- which has been on the back burner ever since her husband Cactus Moser’s leg was amputated following a motorcycle accident last August.
She tells People magazine, “I definitely went into being the wife and caretaker, and I let myself go… It’s not about size and numbers, but I can honestly say I’ve seen the pictures from when I got married and before, and I see them now and I think, ‘You know what? I deserve to be healthy. I’m worth it.”
Wy adds that DWTS vet Kirstie Alley is her "mentor in this process.”
American Idol silver medalist Crystal Bowersox will make her Broadway debut this summer in Always...Patsy Cline, a musical drama about the life and death of the country music legend.
Crystal tells the Hollywood Reporter, "It's like a lifetime achievement thing. I'm really happy about it. I grew up listening to her music and I feel a special connection to her. Sadly, she died so young that she didn't get to experience or really enjoy her success. It's a tragic story and a great play, and I'm really honored to be the one they chose to play Patsy."
The show, which will open in late summer, is based on a true story about the friendship between Patsy and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, which began when they met one night at the Esquire Ballroom outside of Houston. The title was inspired by Patsy's hand-written letters to Louise, which she signed "Love ALWAYS…Patsy Cline."
Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of Cline's death in a plane crash.
Reba McEntire will emcee the star-studded Celebrity Fight Night 19 charity event in Phoenix on March 23rd.
This will be Reba’s eighth time hosting the gala with featured guest and boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Crystal, Rita Wilson, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers are among the VIPs due at the benefit, which supports the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and other charities.
Luxury items on the Fight Night auction block include a dining experience at Reba’s home in Beverly Hills, an opportunity to be in J. Lo’s entourage at a red carpet event and dinner with Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro. Tickets start at $1500.
A fire has destroyed a building at Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. According to Nashville’s WSMV-TV, an isolated fire broke out Thursday at the property’s cook shack, which was used to prepare food for trail riders at the ranch. Flames did not endanger Loretta’s home, and there were no injuries. The ranch opens for spring on Friday. The Coal Miner’s Daughter will perform at April 16th’s All for the Hall benefit concert in Nashville with Keith Urban and Vince Gill. The annual event supports the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Keith Urban and Vince Gill will host the fourth annual All of the Hall benefit concert supporting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
This year’s all-star show, which will go off on April 16th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, is themed Rebels and Renegades: The Outlaws Are In. Performers include Keith, Vince, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams Junior. Keith and Vince will also lead a house band for each set, giving them a chance to take on a supporting role.
LeAnn Rimes and hubby Eddie Cibrian just scored a major steal in Hollywood.
The duo just doled out $3 million for an 8600-square-foot mansion in L.A.’s exclusive Hidden Hills community. Originally sold in 2006 at almost $6 million, the spread is decked out in rustic wooden décor, and it boasts six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a gigantic outdoor pool.
The Associated Press reports that the Tennessee Supreme Court has ended Curb’s fight to keep Tim off another record label, two weeks after his debut album from Big Machine hit stores. The court signed an order last week denying Curb’s appeal of a lower court ruling that Tim was free to record with whomever he wished while the legal battle continued in the court system. Curb says Tim breached his contract and still owes the label one more album.
Tim’s next Soul 2 Soul shows with Faith Hill are this weekend at the Venetian in Las Vegas.