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Gator Grooves W/ J.R. Russ / Weekends

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Hometown: South Bend, IN

I am a career broadcaster having worked in Michigan, Indiana, Buffalo, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia including The Voice of America and SiriusXM. I also stream several on-line stations: and

Get To Know J.R. Russ:

What is the dumbest way you have ever been injured? 

On a long sidewalk after a Buffalo Bills game. I twisted my ankle on a small 3 or 4 inch step. Fortunately, I did not break a large glass bottle as I fell to the ground. My friend just looked at me as I writhed in pain and said: “At least you didn’t break the vodka.”

What is something people would never guess about you?

My rich Polish heritage.

Is a Hot Dog A Sandwich and why?

No…because it is wrapped in only ONE piece of bread, albeit “hinged”..

If you could breed 2 animals together to defy the laws of nature, what new animal would create?

CatDog. The animal that comes when you call it but takes basic care of itself.

Unlimited beer or tacos for life?

Tippy’s Tacos…Laurel, MD

Would you rather have skin that changes with your emotions or tattoos appear all over your body depicting what you did yesterday?

Would tattoos of tacos appear?

What is something people are obsessed with but you don’t get and why?

Soccer. 90 minutes for a 0-0 tie? Wow…they sure ran a lot! Yawn.

Would you rather run naked through the streets or have your mother lecture you non stop for a week?

I miss my mom.

Would you rather be plain looking and funny, or super hot and boring?

You’re only young once…but, you can be immature forever. Larry Lujack, WCFL, WLS, Chicago.

What is your favorite old school jam?