October 18, 2018

Fred Jacobs – The Media Wizard Behind the Curtain



Pay attention to the man behind this curtain! If you’re in radio, you know Fred Jacobs. Fred is the President of Jacobs Media. I met Fred in 1980 at WRIF FM in Detroit. He was my program director. As much as I tried to push back, he pushed me forward. Meet the Wizard!

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October 12, 2018

Who Has Kept Detroit Laughing for 40 Years? Mark Ridley



People throw around expressions like ‘Pioneer’ or ‘Iconic’. Well my friends, Mark Ridley is both iconic and a pioneer. Mark hasn’t changed a bit from the day I met him. Smiling, laughing and always has a kind word to say, and a fresh joke to tell.

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October 7, 2018

I Finally Reconnect with Detroit’s Own Mike Binder



I have a good one for you. Detroit has produced some of the greatest comics ever! Gilda Radnar, Lily Tomlin, Keegan-Michael Key, Thom Sharp, Tim Allen, Dave Coulier and Mike Binder. I spoke with Mike Binder. His bio would fill (pardon the pun) a ‘Binder’.

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October 3, 2018

Man, Dave Coulier Has a Full(er) House!



I met Dave Coulier in Detroit in 1977. Dave provided cartoon voices for me in our WABX production department. He followed that up with a meteoric rise in comedy, first in Detroit and then L.A. Then came a little show called ‘Full House’. Buckle up!

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September 26, 2018

Tim Allen “It’s Like We Never Left Last Man Standing”



It’s official: Last Man Standing is back. A year after it was canceled by ABC. Fox was happy to bring back the multi-cam comedy starring Tim Allen. LMS premiers Friday, September 28th. I caught up with Tim yesterday and he tells me “It was like we never left!”  

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