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
Retail crime costs $30 billion a year, and here are a few of the more surprising things that get lifted...
1. The Bible. You can get it free at most places of worship, yet experts say it's the most commonly stolen book.
2. Pregnancy tests. 1) Easy to steal 2) They're pricey 3) Some hate paying for something they're only going to use once
3. Nutella. Students at Columbia University were stealing up to 100 pounds a day of Nutella when it first appeared in dining halls.
4. Hair extensions. Top of the line hair extensions cost up to $1,000 per pack.
5. High-end vacuum cleaners. Vacuums aren't as tiny as they used to be. They now come in smaller boxes making them easier to steal.
6. Energy drinks. It seems the more advertising that goes into a product, the more valuable it becomes. Energy drinks get a lot of advertising... and thieves can resell them quickly.
7. Tide. Thieves make big bucks selling stolen detergent back to stores significantly cheaper than Tide's maker. How they stole giant orange boxes I'll never know.