Helloooo! Welcome to MY PAGE! My own little chunk of the World Wide Web. It's very exciting.
My career started while in college at a little Top 40 station in Clare, Michigan (the Gateway to the North). Not only was I a weekend DJ, but I was also the station janitor. No kidding! I did what was needed to break into the biz, even if it included scrubbing toilets.
After Clare, it was on to Saginaw, Michigan, a decade in Kalamazoo (yes, there really is...), north to Grand Rapids, and then south to Greenville, where I'm excited to take over afternoons on MY 102.5!!!
I met the love of my life in Kalamazoo at a wine festival. Kelcey told me on that first night: "You'll never meet a girl in Kalamazoo." Apparently not... that night! But I won her over with my charm, wit, and a great deal of wine. We married in September of 2001. She's my best friend.
Born: Troy, Michigan
Wife: Kelcey Carlson, anchor/reporter WRAL-TV
Pets: Dog- Phil Stubbs!
Kids: Two! Charlie, born in 2007, and Kellen, born in 2011
Interesting nuggets from newspapers, magazines, and the web to help you survive, and possibly enjoy, the holiday season. Check back every day for fresh finds...
Holiday gift ideas for the truly paranoid... We all have one on our Christmas list -- the uncle or cousin that have three months worth of food and water stored away in their bomb shelter just waiting for the day the world implodes. What do you get these guys? Jezebel.com has some suggestions:
Gift ideas for the unemployed... Does your jobless friend need a pick me up? Here are a few ideas from Lindy West...
Sitting down for this? Your kids want an iPad... A Nielsen survey discovered 48% of kids age 6 to 12 will ask Santa for an iPad this year. Will Santa deliver? Keep in mind that this is my brand new tablet after letting my (almost) 6 year old "check it out."
This is the third year that an iPad tops the list. Here's the wishlist... and man are kids getting expensive!
Have fun, Santa!
Teaching your kids to be thankful... It is so easy for your kids (translation: MY KIDS) to get so wrapped up in the toy catalogs that it's easy to miss the true blessing of the holiday. YourTango.com has a great list of 7 ways to teach your kids to be grateful... Here are a few:
Cyber Monday!: This is the day to pretend you're working while you actually Christmas shop online. The term "Cyber Monday" first appeared in a Shop.org press release entitled: "Cyber Monday' Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year" (source)
abc: Dancing With the Stars: All Stars (LIVE), 2 new episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (the Wilson Family)
cbs: How I Met Your Mother is new followed by a repeat of The Big Bang Theory. 2 Broke Girls and Mike and Molly are new followed by a new Hawaii Five-O
nbc: The Voice is live followed by a new Revolution
fox: Bones and The Mob Doctor are both new
cw: 90210 and Gossip Girl are new
Thank goodness we have holiday specials on TV to take away from the stress of shopping... what's your favorite? Here's what's coming up this week...
A New Yorker was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard.
When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the rest of the afternoon and he would have to return the next day.
"That's ridiculous!!!" he screamed to the judge.
His honor, equally irked by a tedious day roared out loud: "Twenty dollars contempt of court! Is THAT ridiculous?"
Then, noticing the man checking his wallet, the judge relented: "That's all right. You don't have to pay now."
The young man replied, "I know. But I'm just seeing if I have enough for two more words."