A camera crew was setting up to film a scene for Gregg Allman's biopic, "Midnight Rider" on Thursday when a freight train unexpectedly arrived. A bed platform for the camera crew was set up on top of the railroad tracks as camera tests were planned ahead of the actual filming four days later. The crew barely had time to clear the tracks before the train struck the bed. A camera operator's assisant was hit by the train and killed! Seven other people were injured by flying debris! It was unlikely that any cast members were on site at the time of the mishap.
I was born and raised in the Grand Rapids Area. I started working in radio in Whitehall in 1985. Went back to Grand Rapids for less than a year and got a better gig in Muskegon in September of 1986. I also worked at a few restuarants and in construction while going to school before going full time in radio.
I started rockin' with WMRR in March of 2009 and never looked back! I always loved rock music and finally get to work with it everyday!