Richard has 20 years in the media business and 14 years as a news and talk show broadcaster. "The Richard Piet Show" won top awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for three years running. After getting out of broadcasting for nearly two years, Richard is thrilled to be back on the air!
See It Up Close – Battle Creek Artist’s Winning ArtPrize Piece ‘A. Lincoln’ Made Entirely of Pennies
Battle Creek artist Richard Schlatter's "A. Lincoln" is coming home after a winning display at the Grand Rapids ArtPrize.
Tuition Mom Disappointed Her Effort Did Not Motivate Lawmakers To Reach Out
Lori Truex, the Battle Creek mother who made headlines by panhandling for her daughter's tuition, tells 95.3 WBCK she does not plan to panhandle again.
Five Reasons You Should NOT Move to Battle Creek
Surprised? Here are 5 reasons you should consider NOT moving to Battle Creek.
Roofsit 2017: Will You Help The Haven of Rest in Battle Creek?
This is the 11th year The Haven of Rest and Townsquare Media/95.3 WBCK and 104.9 The Edge have partnered to raise awareness and funds for Battle Creek's only homeless shelter that keeps families together: Inasmuch House.
Could You – Would You – Live In A House This Small?!
The house above - only 232 square feet - is brand new and just about ready for its occupant.
10 Most Interesting Small Homes You Can Buy Right Now in Southwest Michigan
Would you ever consider buying a "tiny" home? You have seen them on HGTV and other channels, right? Think about this: The average tiny house is about 400 square feet, though they can be as small as 100 square feet!
5 Things We Say In Michigan That Make Others Say ‘Huh’?
When I was young, I was bummed. Bummed because Michiganders didn't seem to have an accent. You could hear a great accent in the south, y'all. Da Noo Yorkiz (New Yorkers) have a great one, too. And over dere (there) in Minnesota is a real good one, too.
Part Two: Sneak Peek Inside The Fire Hub in Battle Creek
Crews continue to work on the rebirth of Battle Creek's old Fire Station Number 4, soon to be the Fire Hub restaurant/food pantry. The facility is the brainchild of FireKeepers Casino Vice President Mike McFarlen, whose enthusiasm for the project sold FireKeepers administrators, who have pledged financial backing for the remodeling currently underway...
Battle Creek’s Least Expensive House On The Market Now
Ever dreamed of being a real estate baron? Maybe you have just dreamed of rehabbing a home of your own. Turns out, Battle Creek has some great opportunities (as many towns do) to do that exactly. Like the one pictured: 9 Saunders Court in Battle Creek, just north of downtown a couple of blocks north of Greenwood Park in the North Central neighborhood...
5 Things MDOT Says About Road Salt
MDOT Southwest Michigan Region spokesperson Nick Schirripa told us 5 things you may not know about the road salt used on our local highways and roads: