What I call “laughin’ and scratchin’, I’ve been doing a long time. I grew up in Chicago, and the long and winding road of radio brought me to Kalamazoo in January of ‘87. Had an awful lot of fun at one special radio station, next door, but like Tom Brady, let’s see what we can do here. Both my sons were born here. Michael lives here and is a long time Rocker listener, and David is now living the dream in Chicago, hoping to be a comedy writer. Proud to say they're my best friends.
WMU’s Bronco Bash Returns Live This Year For 40th Anniversary
Buster Bronco might be doing cartwheels. Western Michigan University says Bronco Bash will be back - live - for 2022. The date is Tuesday, August 30th at the Sangren Pedestrian Mall. The event starts with the explosion of the cannon at 3 o'clock and goes until 6pm.
Review: ‘Unrivaled’ is Just That; An Emotional Look At Two Titans
Let's start with ESPN sure does know how to do a sports documentary. I lived in Michigan in 1996 and 1997, and the director captured what was going on at the time. The Detroit Red Wings had been down for a long time, but were slowly climbing back into respectability under the ownership of the Ilitch family.
New Detroit Piston Rookies Get A Free Trip To Paris to Play Chicago Bulls
It was a big night for the Detroit Pistons at the NBA, having Jaden Ivey available when it came for them pick at number 5. Ivey wanted to play for the Pistons, so this appears to be a marriage made in heaven, so the speak. Then, trying to wade through a confusing three-team trade, the Pistons walked away with Jalen Duren from Memphis. That's the basketball news. But wait there's more.
Kalamazoo Wings Renew Vows With Columbus For One More Year
As the KWings extended their affiliation with the Columbus Blue Jackets and top affiliate, Cleveland Monsters, here's a look back on the team's history of parent clubs.
Streetcars on Rose Street In Kalamazoo; Now There’s a Throwback
The history of streetcar service in Kalamazoo began in 1885, first with horse drawn streetcars and then the city electrified the service in 1893 until 1932.
Are You Kidding Me? Ohio State Wins Right To Trademark “THE”
Ohio State University, the pride of Columbus, Ohio, has won the right to trademark the word "the" ahead of its name, as in The Ohio State University.
Cord Cutters, Will You Pay $20 Per Month For Bally Sports Detroit?
All eyes in the sports and television businesses are on Detroit, as Sinclair Broadcasting soft launches a streaming service as Bally Sports Plus Detroit.
Rich With Negro League History, Hamtramck Ball Field Renovated
Hamtramck Stadium is one of only 12 remaining Negro League baseball stadiums, and only two, one in New Jersey and on is Birmingham were used longer. In 2012, the site was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Tanner Tully Latest Battle Creek Bomber To Make ‘The Show’
Another former Battle Creek Bombers (now BattleJacks) has made it to the major leagues. The Northwoods League is a collegiate summer league, and both Battle Creek and Kalamazoo have teams in the league. But one category where Battle Creek leads Kalamazoo is former players to have made it to "The Show", the Major League.
Battle Creek’s Kellogg’s News; Is this Deja Vu Similar To Upjohn?
Kellogg's was spinning off parts of its business, and moving its headquarters to Chicago, I had this terrible sense of deja vu. It was 1995 and we heard that Upjohn was merging with Pharmacia to form Pharmacia-Upjohn.