October 24, 2014
For the second time Detroit firehouse Ladder Company 22 has had their saws stolen. The saws are used to breach roofs to let the heat out during a fire. The $2,000 saws were stolen from right under their noses while fighting a fire.
Trudi & Jim from Classic Rock Mornings on 94.7 WCSX were very upset about the news yesterday morning. “These saws are used to save lives”, said Jim O’Brien. “We need to do something.”
After Jim & Trudi got off air, they called their friend Bob Seger to donate an autographed guitar to help raise funds for the firehouse. The Detroit Rock Legend did something even better; he offered to buy them the saws.
October 21, 2014
WRAT-FM announces “East Side” Dave McDonald as joined the RAT Morning Show. He began his new position on 9/15/14. He joins 18 year Rat Rock veteran Carl Craft and morning sidekick, Gotts.
A native of Monmouth County, McDonald grew up in Spring Lake, NJ and now resides in Neptune.
His past credits include a stint as producer for the Ron and Fez show on SIRIUS XM as well as guest appearances on the Opie and Anthony show. McDonald also had his own radio show called the Davey Mac Sports Program XL. Following several television appearances on shows like TLC’s America’s Worst Tattoos and “truTV presents, Worlds Dumbest…,” Dave kicked around the comedy scene and ended up at 95.9 WRAT-FM.
“Dave has been a great addition to the show. He’s got the fun, upbeat vibe that the show craves without being fake or over the top. He’s totally fitting in with me and Gotts and so far the listeners have welcomed him to their favorite morning show. It’s funny how personally they’ve taken it, going so far as to “welcome him to The Rat” at our first public appearance last Friday” ,said Carl Craft, WRAT-FM Program Director and Morning show co-host.