West Michigan: Newsmakers Oct 12, 2007




Grand Rapids Press:

Bob Kaser claims he's still nothing more than a fan with a microphone in front of his mouth. The handful of broadcasting awards he's received over the years suggest otherwise. Kaser, 47, is beginning his eighth year as the play-by-play radio voice for the Grand Rapids Griffins on WOOD-AM (1300). While Kaser calls road games alone, during most home games this season he again will be joined by color commentator Larry Figurski. Kaser has come a long way from his days sneaking a tape recorder into Flint Generals games in the old International Hockey League. Growing up in Flint, Kaser loved hockey but knew he was going nowhere as a player. So he and a friend would record their own commentary in the stands for the Generals. One of those rough tapes eventually found its way into the hands of the team's public relations department. Kaser said he isn't sure what the team heard in that early tape that qualified him for a job, but it led to a play-by-play position with the Generals... Call of the Griffins still a thrill (Fri, 10/12)


WJQK Holds Marriage Commitment Rally
LANSER Christian AC WJQK/GRAND RAPIDS held a one-time “MARRIED FOR LIFE COMMITMENT RALLY” during the “JQ MORNING BLAST” yesterday morning (10/11). Hundreds of couples called in or logged in to the website to pledge or re-commit to stay married for life. The rally was the idea of nationally syndicated “FAMILY MOMENTS” host DAN SEABORN. SEABORN was in the studio and on air with special guests DOUG SWINK, MARK HARRIS, GEOFF MOORE, Congressman PETE HOEKSTRA and other local celebrities. (Fri, 10/12)







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