Johnny is originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area, and loves to point out, when confronted about his Ohio loyalties, that at least two of U of M’s gridiron stars also graduated from Cleveland St. Joe’s High School: Elvis Grbac and Desmond Howard. After he graduated from St. Joe’s, Johnny went to Kent State University, learning how to lob tear gas canisters, and dodge bullets.
Starting to work in radio during his freshman year in college, 1972, Burke quickly realized that he could talk for hours, without really saying anything. This prepares you for one of two careers, and Johnny realized early on, that politics was not for him!
In 1980, two days after marrying his beautiful wife, Genevieve, Burke moved to Flint. Starting at WTRX in 1980, he went on to work in Las Vegas, and Buffalo, New York, before returning to Mid-Michigan at WHNN, and moving to Frankenmuth with his wife, 3 kids, and a dog that refuses to listen. After 25+ years there, Johnny left WHNN, and ended up at 103.9 The Fox, where he can be heard weekday mornings.
The Foxhole Morning Show | Weekdays 5am – 10am
Wake up with Johnny Burke, Steph Barber and Hal Maas for Flint’s longest-running local morning show. Johnny and Steph have talk to fun guests, local community leaders, celebrities throughout the week. Tune for the fun every morning including Low Expectations Mondays, Crazy Train Wednesdays, and the Friday Funnies editions of the show. Set your alarm for The Foxhole Morning Show, voted Flint’s Favorite Morning Show three years-in-a-row in the My City Choice Awards.
Vehicle City Traffic | Weekdays 5:10, 5:40, 6:10, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40, 8:10 & 8:40am; 4:20, 4:40, 5:20 & 5:50pm
103.9 The Fox is live and local seven days a week, and we’re constantly keeping an eye on Vehicle City Traffic. You can get live updates on the air weekday mornings with Hal Maas, weekday afternoons with Mac, and anytime there’s a major traffic tie-up in Mid-Michigan. You can also get updates anytime 24/7 on our Vehicle City Traffic Page.
Five Things You Should Know with Hal Maas | Weekdays at 5:55am, 6:55am, 7:55am
Legendary local newsman Hal Maas gives you a daily round-up of local, state, national and world news. He includes local and regional sports scores of interest, and the Flint-area weather forecast.
Steph’s Fox Flashback | Weekday 7 :45am
The Foxhole Morning Show’s Steph Barber plays a ‘song you don’t hear everyday’, with an interesting story or fact that goes along with it. But make sure you pay attention… you could win a prize!
The Foxhole People Poll | Monday – Thursday 8am
Join the conversation! Johnny and Steph will ask your opinion on a variety of topics. You can chime in on The Fox Facebook Page, or by calling The Fox Lines at 810-230-WRSR (9777). Let your voice be heard, it could score you a prize from The Foxhole Morning Show!
Are You Smarter Than a Stand-Up Comedian? | Weekdays 7:30am
Tune in and win to see if you’re smarter than a stand-up comedian, usually Norm Stulz. A question is asked of the comedian, and the contestant has to decide if they agree with Norm or if they think “Norm’s Nuts!” It’s the first person to three points. If the contestant gets three points, they win a prize. If Norm gets three points the contestant gets nothing, and likes it!
Friday Morning Primal Scream | Fridays 8:30am
Get the stress out of your system during the Friday Funnies edition of The Fox Hole Morning Show. Science has proven that screaming helps relieve stress, so tune in… think of everything stressing you out, and scream it away with Johnny, Steph and our Mid-Michigan listening audience! Then you’re ready for the weekend!