Jesse Bruce has lived in the Tri-Cities his whole life. A 1994 Graduate Of Grand Haven High School (6 consecutive years of perfect attendance...he still touts this achievement to anyone who will listen), Jesse began his career with WGHN Inc. in 1999. After graduating from Grand Valley State University, he joined the 92.1 air staff full time in 2000. Starting as an intern, Jesse evolved into an award-winning on-air talent, reporter, talk show host and sports producer. Currently, he is the host of “The Classic Rock Cafe” from noon to 1:00 PM and “In The Basement” from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM weekdays on “Your Classic Rock” 93.1 WMPA. He also serves as the 92.1 WGHN-FM Program Director and is a member of the Grand Haven High School Football and Basketball broadcast teams. Jesse and his wife Thaye are parents of daughters, Olivia & Hannah, and owners of Fern P. Bruce (P for Precious) the world’s most amazing Chihuahua.
Carl grew up with plenty of street & strip drag racing, stock car racing, and playing musical instruments and having a good time. He would then apply that energy into rock & roll and a career in radio. A major market radio personality, TV personality, and radio station owner, he did it all. His sense of civic duty was also a priority for Carl wherever he went. He served as a fireman in many cities where he’s worked.
It’s been pretty much rock and more rock since JD got into radio. From his air work to programming radio stations he’s kept busy. Co-hosting with Bridget now is one of his greatest thrills since they have so much fun working together. When not rocking the listeners JD is an avid sports fan. Football, hockey, basketball, and especially baseball since he played it through college. Movies are his other love getting swept away with the latest action adventure blockbuster and a big bucket of popcorn.
Bridget took the college route to get in radio, graduating with a degree in Radio & Television. Ever since she’s produced and hosted many air shifts playing classic rock to oldies. Bridget loves to be out-and-about, whether it’s rooting for the home team, checking out the latest watering hole, or eating at the newest restaurant in town. It’s always good beer drinking weather by the way. When it comes to Bridget’s taste in music, she’s an unapologetic Rockhead. Old rock, new rock, she loves it all.
McKenzie hit the ground running in a major market with her very first job over thirty years ago. Writing, producing, programming, and being a top rated personality, she’s done it all. McKenzie’s a big fan of the outdoors. Exercising, walking her dogs, playing softball, and spending time with her daughter. She likes all kinds of music but has a passion mostly for classic rock. Led Zeppelin, Rush, Eric Clapton, and Van Halen are what she grew up with so they bring back fond memories.
Dan has been in radio for almost 40 years. His love of music began in the 60's when he used to hear the latest hits on the Jukebox at his father's Pool Hall. He was hooked! Dan decided in 7th grade that he wanted to be a disc jockey and never let go of that dream. He started his career in his hometown of Denver in the summer of 1980 and spent the next 36 years on the air in the same city he grew up in. He's been married to his lovely wife Kathleen since January of 81. They have a son and a daughter and two granddaughters! Dan is an avid basketball player, movie watcher and classic car lover. He's thrilled to still be "in the air" and rockin'!
It all began with a knock on the radio station door of the American Forces Network in Taiwan, where a 17-year-old Tony Scott had moved with his family. That led to Tony working for some of America’s biggest radio stations. When not behind the mike Tony continues his delusional fantasy of being an Olympic skier, watching football, hitting as many concerts as he possibly can, and raising champion Golden Retrievers.
Bruce’s 30+ year radio career started in suburban Philadelphia on dual passions…good time rock & roll and old cars. Now with a personal music collection of more than 60,000 tunes, a garage packed with a dozen antique cars, and loving radio more than ever, he’s living the dream. When Bruce’s not on the air, he’s probably playing with his dogs and cats, watching a baseball game, spending time with his wife and two daughters, or most likely, out in the garage under a hood. You see, he really is radio’s original “car guy.”
Cheree started her radio career in the sunshine state of Florida 15 years ago. Since then she’s been on the air coast-to-coast and in between. Cheree also has enjoyed figure skating all her life, and often skated competitively. She owns two horses that she rides and shows in competitions in English Pleasure and jumping. She’s a die-hard NFL fan, one of the biggest animal enthusiasts you’ll ever meet, and loves all kinds of music. Cheree’s also known as “Super Aunt” with two nieces who are simply beautiful inside-and-out.
Since Joe was a kid, he’s been in love with radio. He’d slowly scan the dial at night trying to find a signal from some far off place, and then anxiously try to figure out the city it came from before the static took over. For twenty years Joe’s felt blessed to be on this side of the mic. When he’s not working, he’s working….as an announcer for minor league baseball. He loves spending with his wife and daughters, and his rescue dogs.