Hi. I'm Casey. I'm the new morning co-host on 98.7 WFGR. I was asked to write something about myself so...um, well, ok...here goes... Until I was 16, I lived in Centerville, OH. They cheer for The Ohio State University. Hi Brutus! O-H...I went to high school with Kirk Herbstreit from ESPN. They misspelled his name in the yearbook. Centerville Elk Pride! When my dad was transferred because of his job, I moved to Farmington Hills, MI. They root for the University of Michigan. Go Blue! I've seen a football game in the Big House...except the football game I witnessed was an English Premiere League Soccer Game. Still amazing! Michigan fans are so passionate even for soccer, the other football. After graduating from Ferris State University (Go Bulldogs!) & The Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, the radio world sent me to Lansing. They cheer for Michigan State University. Hello Sparty! When I lived there, Nick Saban was the head coach. Roll Tide? From Lansing, my radio career took me to South Bend, IN. They really like the University of Notre Dame. Let's just say I had a lot of access at ND. I've had the opportunity to meet every living Notre Dame Head Football coach. Go Irish! It was in South Bend that I raised my daughter. She is in college now and with all these wonderful influences which school do you imagine she attends? Purdue University! Boiler Up! For a brief insane moment, I worked in Tallahassee, FL. However, The Florida State University Seminoles didn't know what to make of this northern Big 10 fan. "God bless their hearts." I'm thrilled to be back in the Midwest and living in West Michigan where I know I'll always have a winning team to cheer for! Let's be honest...What goes better with College Football then a beer? What better place to enjoy a cold one then in Beer City? I look forward to serving the WFGR listeners and Grand Rapids! Thanks for listening.
Whitmer Raises $8.5 Million For Re-Election Campaign
It's a non-election year, however, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has raised $8.5 million dollars for her re-election campaign. This is the most of any gubernatorial candidate in a non-election year in Michigan history.
Smithsonian Magazine Names Michigan Town As One Of Best In The US
Smithsonian Magazine has made a list of America's best small towns. Since the pandemic, the publication says it wants people to appreciate America’s small towns now more than ever. A northern Michigan city has made the list of top 15 small towns in the country.
Hey Michigan Parents! Pay Attention To This!
Michigan kids eating marijuana edibles is on the rise. Between August 2019 and August 2020, 130 cases have been reported of Michigan kids eating marijuana edibles. Since August 2020, the numbers are continuing to elevate.
Gas Prices Surge As Michiganders Hit The Road For July 4
The holiday weekend is upon us and many Michiganders will be spending it in their car driving. AAA is predicting a lot of road travel. An estimated 1.4 million Michiganders will be jumping behind the wheel this weekend which is a 20% jump from this time last year.
MSU Anticipates Largest Enrollment In School’s History
The Spartan nation is growing! Michigan State University expects their largest incoming class in the school's 126 year history. There was a slight dip in 2020 due to the pandemic but otherwise enrollment has steadily grown for years.
The Great Lakes Surf Festival Is Returning
Hang ten! The Great Lakes Surf Festival has taken place in Muskegon since it started in 2018 and now it's planned again for Saturday, August 18 at Pere Marquette Park.
South Haven Ranked As Best Underrated Beach Town In The US
MSN and the Points Guy came out with the list of the top underrated beach town in the US. South Haven placed 2nd on the list behind Block Island, Rhode Island.
Michigan State University Raises Tuition – Again
This fall, students at Michigan Stet University will be paying 2% more. University officials say the increase will mostly impact students from families earning more than $100,000 each year.
Miss Michigan 2021 Crowned
Miss Michigan 2019 held into the crown for 2 years due to the pandemic, however, her reign is now over. Mallory Rivard crowned her predecessor Vivian Zhong over the weekend.
Michigan Woman Could Be “Greatest Baker” In The WORLD!
Tahny Lowry has made her way to the quarter finals of a world-wide baking competition. The Jackson, Michigan resident who owns Lowry’s Little Flock Farm near Horton with her husband Kent, is competing in the Greatest Baker competition against approximately 8,000 other bakers from around the w…