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
And the best Super Bowl commercial...
The Budweiser Clydesdale ad was the best of the best last night, according to the USA Today Ad Meter. The spot, about the bond between a trainer and his horse, barely beat out the commercial from Tide laundry detergent.
Speaking of...see that guy?
...that's Skyler Stone, and he used to be my INTERN in Kalamazoo! He packed up his bags and moved out to Los Angeles a decade ago and has appeared in a number of commercials, movies, reality shows, and is even a stand up comic. Great guy... crazy, but great guy. Way to go, Skyler!
Back to the commercials...I would give the blue ribbon to Chrysler for that two-minute spot about the American farmer featuring the voice of Paul Harvey. Chrysler tugged on the heart strings again with that touching salute to the military featuring the voice of Oprah Winfrey.
My vote for absolute WORST ad of the night goes to Go-Daddy who featured Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covergirl Bar Refaelli french kissing a chubby geek for 18 seconds (with enhanced audio to bring out the smacks and slurps). Thanks for that one while I'm sitting with my kids, Go Daddy.
The game featured:
-- 55 commercials
-- 40 advertisers
-- $4 million per 30 seconds
-- 111 million viewers
ABC: The Bachelor is 2 hours and new followed by a new Castle
CBS: All new tonight including How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement (premiere), 2 Broke Girls, Mike and Molly, and Hawaii Five-O
FOX: Bones and The Following are both new
CW: The Carrie Diaries and 90210 are new
Two robins were lying on their backs, basking in the sun.
A mama cat and her kitten were walking by. The kitten complained, "Mamma, I'm soooo hungry. What can we eat?" To which the mamma cat, spying the two birds, replied, "How about some baskin' robbins?"