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
Watch this. Life is precious.
Over a million people have watched this. "Andrea had a very special dance with some very close family and friends at her wedding. Her father passed away so her brother recorded "butterfly kisses" and she danced with with all of them during her Father and Daughter dance. it was a truly touching moment not a dry eye in the house. Her dad, Mark, died earlier in the year from pancreatic cancer. Andrea's first dance is with Mark's father, followed by her brother Luke, then brother Nick and finally her new father-in-law Scott."
With a "B"!
Did you know that on Wednesday, the 25 BILLIONTH song was downloaded on iTunes? That's with a B -- billionth! Yikes! The lucky downloader is from Germany and for being the 25 billionth downloader will receive a $13,528 iTunes gift card. The 25 billionth song: "Monkey Drums" by Chase Bush, of course!
Other iTunes fun facts:
* The 25 millionth song: Let It Snow from Frank Sinatra in 2003
* 100 millionth: "Somersault" by English electronica band Zero 7 in 2004
* 500 millionth - "Mississippi Girl" by Faith Hill in 2005
* 1 billionth: "Speed of Sound" from Coldplay in 2006
* 10 billionth: "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash in 2010
We're wasting 80% of our day!
Here's a new buzzword for ya: Cyberloafing, defined as wasting time at work online, takes up as much as 80% of the time we spend online at work! Researchers at Kansas State discovered that it may be time for companies to get tough with employees who live on Facebook between 9 and 5.
It's especially bad with young people who feel social networking is an acceptable behavior while on the clock. Even when they are being monitored, they don't care.
But while younger workers are sharing status updates, older workers are doing things like managing their finances. The tough part for managers, according to the researchers, is acting too much like big brother which could negatively affect office morale.
Of course, there will be even lower morale when THE COMPANY GOES UNDER BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS TWEETING! Sorry...inside voice.
Today is Boy Scout Day, and Kite Flying Day.
Identity Thief starring Jason Bateman
Side Effects stars Rooney Mara
ABC: Last Man Standing, Malibu Country and Shark Tank are new
CBS: The Job premieres along with new episodes of CSI: NY and Blue Bloods
NBC: Dateline and Rock Center are new
FOX: Touch premieres CW: Nikita is new
just a joke....
A store manager overheard one of his salesmen talking to a customer.
"No sir,"said the salesman.” We haven't had any for awhile and it doesn't look like we'll be getting any soon."
The manager was horrified and yelled after the departing customer,” Come back next week. We’re sure to have whatever it is you need."
Irate, he turned to his salesman,” Never tell a customer we're out of anything! NOW, WHAT DID HE WANT?"
"Rain,” answered the salesman.