Monday, January 02, 2006

Inside Muskegon #7 - Tracy Lorenz, Muskegon Chronicle

This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with Tracy Lorenz, columnist and feature writer for the Muskegon Chronicle, a commentary on the interview, listener feedback and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.

Listen to Inside Muskegon #7

Inside Muskegon #7
0:00-2:24 Introduction
2:25-14:55 Tracy Lorenz Interview
14:56-20:17 Commentary
20:18-22:21 Listener Feedback
22:22-24:18 Close

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At 2:27 PM, Blogger rdh007 said...

I enjoyed this episode because it was someone that I had heard of. The previous ones introduced me to Muskegon-ites I hadn't heard of, but on this one it was interesting to hear someone I was familiar with. It didn't make me believe that Lorenz is the second coming of Dave Barry and he still comes off as a bit smug, but the choice was a great one. I hope we can convince the paper mill to switch locations with Michigan's Adventure, too. His point is a good one and I hope that "the powers that be" understand and think creatively to effectively develop the area he was talking about.

At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Orville V. Crain said...

Thank you for those kind words. My wife and I read Tracy every week and almost always laugh. He has a dry and witty sense of humor. We usually wonder what trouble he will get himself into next. Wetting down the dirt is just one more in a long list. We both agree that he is expanding our horizons in the community. He may not be right, but he has the right. I am happy with the chronicle for not booting him. We support him and we are BIG POD people. Thank you for a chance to see him in a little different light.

At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just loved your interview with Tracy! I have to agree with you - after hearing him speak he really sounds like a nice guy. I enjoy reading his column no matter what the subject and hope he continues sharing his funny stories with Muskegon. It sounded like you had a lot of fun with this one - keep em' comin' Jason!

At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Nick Lorenz said...

Tracy will not move back to Muskegon, even if the prices are cheap. Tracy said, "the bars aren't what they used to be". He used to hang out at the Town Tavern and the Marine Tap Room 20 years ago. It really got worse? Tracy said, "Muskegon has 3 really nice lakes around's like a penninsula". Now THAT's funny!

At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I downloaded this podcast for a bit of a giggle. . .after all, we are talking about Muskegon. But, it was really well done, production value was decent and Tracey was a fun speaker. Ya, I tend to bash on Muskegon for all of the obvious reasons (the Calcutta of Michigan) but it is good that you (and Tracy) are doing something positive.

Perhaps I will be a little slower to mock the town.

Keep up the good work.

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I think Tracy is much funnier than Dave Barry. I like the edge he walks, much as I sometimes don't agree with him, and think his belief in Muskegon overrides the perception of smug. It's just a shame that editorial latitude is curtailing his content so much lately.

At 11:44 AM, Anonymous john said...

its nice to have a venue for people to talk about whats going on, without the political wall.
i think this type of stimulus is needed to help push muskegon forward.

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please disregard my brother Nick's ramblings. He's just jealous because I'm smarter and better looking.


At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sister sent me the link to the Tracy Lorenz podcast. I am ashamed to say I had never heard of the podcast. I was very impressed with both the Chris Kelly Edison's Landing podcast and the Tracy Lorenz podcast. I think the website and the podcasts are a great way to promote Muskegon and all of the events, happening etc.


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