Hey, I’m Jess and I get to wake up with you on weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. on WKFR! Throughout my career, my radio stops have included Detroit and Augusta, GA, but I was born and raised in West Michigan. To be on the airwaves here to start the day with you is such a privilege! Thank you for making WKFR your radio ‘home’ and for waking up with ‘Dana and Jess in the Morning!’
These Are Michigan’s Favorite Christmas Movies of All Time
There are so many Christmas movies to choose from that you could definitely watch a different one every day in the month of December. And that's definitely not a bad thing. But there are a handful that we here in Michigan won't mind watching more than once this holiday season.
This Snow Shoveling Error Could Send You to Jail in Michigan
The excitement of that first snowfall of the year in Michigan usually wears off when we have to add snow shoveling to our daily chore list. And like any chore, we want to get it done and off our list as soon as possible. Not only are there consequences for not shoveling, you could pay big time and even end up in jail for snow shoveling errors.
Will Ohio See a White Christmas This Year?
If there is one day most of us anticipate to have or want snow this winter, it's definitely waking up to a ''white Christmas'' on Christmas morning. There's something special about watching the snow fall while the family unwraps gifts and gathers inside a warm home for the holiday. But, will we be able to make snow angels or build a snowman in Ohio on Christmas morning?
6 Major Red Flags To Consider Before Moving to Michigan
There are so many great reasons why those of us who live in Michigan are happy to call this great state 'home'. I've lived in Michigan for most of my life, but have lived in other states too. And there are definitely things about Michigan that you miss when you move away because you won't find them in any other state.
WARNING: Don’t Fall For New Scam Involving Michigan Lottery
It's that time of year again to be aware of new schemes that scam artists are using on Michigan residents. This time, the Michigan Lottery is warning people to be aware of lottery-themed scams. And thieves have more than one way they're trying to swindle money from you.
Rise and Dine: This Cafe Named Best Breakfast Spot in Michigan
Breakfast has been scientifically proven to be the most important meal of the day and scientifically proven to taste better when you don't have to cook it. Ok, maybe that last part was a stretch. But, why cook at home when you can let this Michigan cafe serve you the 'Best Breakfast' in Michigan?
Illinois’ Christmas Themed Haunted House Delivers Festive Frights
It's the most wonderful, holly jolly, delighful and...frightful time of year? If you're not really into the Christmas spirit yet, a haunted house in Illinois would like to scare you into it with some festivities that are filled with fear. And after it's done terrifying the town this Christmas, it also plans on giving back for the holiday season.
Michigan Just Made U.S. History With This New Innovative Roadway
Michigan is home to the 'automobile capital of the world' also known as the 'Motor City', Detroit, MI. And it's pretty cool to now have bragging rights as first in the nation to create a roadway of the future. The very first electric wireless-charging public roadway for electric vehicles is now open in the Motor City.
It’s A Griswold Style Christmas at this Light Display in Ohio
One of the best and most quotable movies that is a 'must watch' during the holiday season is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. And one house in Ohio is lighting up their home in Clark Griswold fashion with "250 strands of lights; 100 bulbs per strand; for a grand total of 25,000 [Chinese] imported twinkle". Not only is this home spreading holiday cheer, but it's also giving back in a big way.
10 Michigan Things That Leave Out-of-Staters Completely Puzzled
When you've lived in Michigan for most of your life, you tend to think that people do and say the say same things that you do and say in other states across the country. But, that's not the case as I learned after living in the south for a few years. There were several things that only people in Michigan would understand that leave out-of staters completely puzzled.