I'm 95.3 WBCK's Brand Manager, and Operations Manager for Townsquare Media's Battle Creek Stations and part of the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show. I've been with the station for 29 years. I'm also a professional musician, playing the trumpet and sax in the Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra, Otsego Jazz Ensemble, KCC Jazz Band, Lew Boyd Band and the Kalamazoo Big Band, (which I co-lead.) You might have seen me on stage at the Great Escape Stage Company, Marshall Civic Players, and the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Civic Theaters. My wife Debbie and I live east of Climax (the Greater West Leroy Metropolitan Area) with our dogs Mugsie, Scruffy, and Ellie and cats Oscar, Lenny and Earl. I'm a big Tiger fan and have a huge vegetable garden.
Battle Creek Drummer to play Rare Buddy Rich Drum Set at Wine Fest
Battle Creek musician Larry Ochiltree has a rare drum set, once owned by the legendary Buddy Rich, and he's taking it out of the house for the second time in 33 years this Sunday, September 10th at the Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Fest.
Last Week of Summer for Music at Clara’s
For the ninth straight summer, Clara's on the River has hosted music on the patio, outdoors next to the Battle Creek River. And this summer, we Clara's even got its own song!
Ausmus says Kinsler Fine Biggest He’s Ever Seen
Major League Baseball umpires have ended their one-day protest of what they called "abusive player behavior." Some umps wore white wristbands during Saturday's games. They are upset that Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his comments about …
Tigers Lose 6-2; Fall to 12 Games Out of First
The Tigers lost 6-2 to the Rangers in the first of three games in Texas.
Skate House Coming to Lakeview Square Mall
In the movie, “The Blues Brothers”, Elwood Blues (Dan Akroyd) remarks “Yeah….lots of space in this mall”. Of course the brothers were driving a stolen police cruiser through the mall as they tried to elude the authorities. &n…
Tigers Fight the Rain, Shut Down Yankees
The Tigers and Yankees sat around for more than four hours waiting for the rain to move out, and seven and a half hours after the scheduled first pitch, the Tigers had a 2-0 win. With that victory, Detroit took the series in the Bronx, two games to one...
Tigers beat the New York Yankees 4-3.
The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night in the Bronx. First baseman John Hicks hit a three-run homer. Justin Upton added a solo shot off CC Sabathia. Anibal Sanchez started and pitched into the 7th inning for the win...
Tigers Roughed Up in the Bronx
The Tigers lost to the Yankees 7-3 on Monday night in New York. Michael Fulmer started and gave up seven runs, six of them earned, in six innings pitched. The Yankees got all the runs they would need in the fourth of Fulmer, after a leadoff walk to Aaron Judge and an error by…
Verlander Still a Tiger
There were rumors that Justin Verlander might be traded by the Tigers, the only team he's ever played for. That didn't happen.
Tiger Trade Rumors as Deadline Approaches
Baseball's official trade deadline is on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST. So far, the only deal the Detroit Tigers have made is trading right fielder J.D. Martinez to the Diamondbacks for three infield prospects.