I'm 95.3 WBCK's Brand Manager, and Operations Manager for Townsquare Media's Battle Creek Stations and part of the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show. I've been with the station for 29 years. I'm also a professional musician, playing the trumpet and sax in the Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra, Otsego Jazz Ensemble, KCC Jazz Band, Lew Boyd Band and the Kalamazoo Big Band, (which I co-lead.) You might have seen me on stage at the Great Escape Stage Company, Marshall Civic Players, and the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Civic Theaters. My wife Debbie and I live east of Climax (the Greater West Leroy Metropolitan Area) with our dogs Mugsie, Scruffy, and Ellie and cats Oscar, Lenny and Earl. I'm a big Tiger fan and have a huge vegetable garden.
Tigers to Part Ways with Manager Brad Ausmus
The Detroit Tigers say Manager Brad Ausmus will not be back next season.
Food Bank Council Releases Self-Sufficiency Standard
Michigan has joined 38 other states in developing a self-sufficiency standard to more clearly define and help struggling families.
Tigers Lose 9-8 to A’s
The Tigers lost their second in a row to the A’s, 9-8 at Comerica Park.after blowing a 4-run lead.
Lions Beat the Giants, 24-10
The Lions beat the New York Giants 24-10 last night at MetLife Stadium. Ezekiel Ansah had three sacks as the Lions sacked Eli Manning five times.
Armed Robber Sought in Battle Creek
Emmett Township Police are looking for the person who committed robberies on Sunday and Monday nights in Battle Creek.
Tigers Announce 2018 Schedule
Major League Baseball released the schedule for next season, and the Tigers will start at home on March 29th against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’ll be the earliest game ever played at Comerica Park. They also play the Cubs and Cards in 2018.
Flint’s Mr. B Pedals a Piano-Bike to Mackinac for Kids
Mr. B. and his crew pedaled a 385 pound piano-bike to Mackinac, swam to the island with it in toe, and gave a great concert at the Grand Hotel....all to help Flint's kids.
Battle Creek Drummer to play Rare Buddy Rich Drum Set at Wine Fest
Battle Creek musician Larry Ochiltree has a rare drum set, once owned by the legendary Buddy Rich, and he's taking it out of the house for the second time in 33 years this Sunday, September 10th at the Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Fest.
Marshall’s Franke Center Announces New Season
It's a new season at The Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall. The 2017/2018 season gets rolling with pianist Bob Milne this Saturday night in a special "Home Tour" concert. Milne is a longtime favorite at the Franke, and plays a mix of Ragtime, Boogie Woo…
Last Week of Summer for Music at Clara’s
For the ninth straight summer, Clara's on the River has hosted music on the patio, outdoors next to the Battle Creek River. And this summer, we Clara's even got its own song!