East Lansing, MI – WKAR Sports Director Earle Robinson opened the mic on his first call-in show 25 years ago. On April 1, 1985, "SportsTalk AM 870" debuted on WKAR. Over the years, Earle and co-host Rob Bennett have chatted with thousands of sports lovers and luminaries, from Magic Johnson to Tom Izzo. WKAR's Kevin Lavery asked Earle how it all began.
Truck drivers say Michigan has some of the worst roads in the country. A new survey in Overdrive Magazine shows Michigan ranks second for overall-worst roads. That's up from the number-three ranking last year.
AUDIO: Michigan roads are seldom referred to in glowing terms, and the survey of truck drivers is no exception. The survey ranked Michigan second only to Pennsylvania for the bad condition of roads.
LANSING, MI – While the Legislature's on its spring break, Governor Granholm is still pushing for her budget plans. The governor wants to extend Michigan's sales tax to cover services and not just products. She'd make the tax more palatable by lowering the rate to five and a half percent. The governor says the revenue would help avert a new round of cuts to schools.