youtube http://michiganradio.org en Video: homeless Michigan veteran gets a makeover http://michiganradio.org/post/video-homeless-michigan-veteran-gets-makeover <p>This video chronicling the makeover of a Michigan homeless veteran has been viewed millions of times online.</p><p>http://youtu.be/6a6VVncgHcY</p><p>The nearly three-minute video featuring Jim Wolf of Grand Rapids has gotten more than 5 million clicks on YouTube as of Saturday.</p><p>The time-lapse video was produced by community event organizer Rob Bliss with support from a nonprofit group helping homeless veterans.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:27:46 +0000 Associated Press 15216 at http://michiganradio.org The most popular YouTube videos in 4 Michigan cities http://michiganradio.org/post/most-popular-youtube-videos-4-michigan-cities <p>The new "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/trendsmap">YouTube Trends Map</a>" shows you the most the popular videos by city. It can also be broken down by sex and age group.</p><p>What's trending in Michigan right now?</p><p>Well, apparently you like your country music in the northern part of the state:</p><div id="video-hoverbox-large-info-1"><ul><li class="large-title" id="video-hoverbox-large-title-1" style="visibility: visible;">Traverse City - <a href="http://youtu.be/GbjpbqowX3Y">Alan Jackson "He Stopped Loving Her Today" George Jones' Funeral</a></li></ul></div><p>Your dating advice in West Michigan:</p><ul><li>Grand Rapids - <a href="http://youtu.be/voJVZMpOkyo">Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Guy</a></li></ul><p>Your vampires in southern Michigan:</p><ul><li>Detroit - <a href="http://youtu.be/tGgt_jllHcA">True Blood Season 6 Trailer</a></li></ul><p>And in the UP, you are in a time lapse kind of mood:</p><ul><li>Marquette - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=2PnM7ejoFSw">FULL VERSION! Marquette, MI - HDR Color Time Lapse - A City Motion Production</a></li></ul><p>That's what is trending now. But I venture to guess that it won't be long before this interview with Charles Ramsey becomes the most popular in your area:</p><p>http://youtu.be/SdtCEaxfT38</p><p><em>H/T to Heather Bryant</em> Tue, 07 May 2013 20:21:19 +0000 Mark Brush 12458 at http://michiganradio.org The most popular YouTube videos in 4 Michigan cities Fake wedding prank disrupts U of M biology class http://michiganradio.org/post/fake-wedding-prank-disrupts-u-m-biology-class <p>It used to be that a good college prank just meant <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtSPFXj_eZM">finding a way to get a horse into Dean Wormer's office</a>.</p><p>These days, media-savvy college students are putting together elaborately organized, digitally recorded productions, ready-made for YouTube.</p><p>Animal House it is not, but a group of students from the University of Michigan deserves credit for the fake wedding they put on in the middle of a biology lecture.</p><p>Here is the video:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=y1Du59aBpQg</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:39:13 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10190 at http://michiganradio.org Fake wedding prank disrupts U of M biology class Lansing-based group seeks to overtake Grand Rapids’ lip-syncing world record http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-based-group-seeks-overtake-grand-rapids-lip-syncing-world-record <p>Last year, Rob Bliss and his social media marketing group <a href="http://www.statuscreative.com/home">Status Creative</a> organized a 5,000 participant video featuring residents of Grand Rapids <a href="http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/lip-dub">&ldquo;lip-dubbing&rdquo;</a> to a live version of Don McLean&rsquo;s &ldquo;Bye Bye, Miss American Pie.&rdquo;</p><p>Not only did the YouTube video go viral with almost 5 million views, but the enormous ensemble also won the Guinness World Record for largest lip dub event.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:06:18 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7875 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing-based group seeks to overtake Grand Rapids’ lip-syncing world record Job offers pile up for homeless man with "golden voice" http://michiganradio.org/post/job-offers-pile-homeless-man-golden-voice <p><a href="http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/01/05/a-voice-from-the-streets-has-the-sound-of-a-fairy-tale.html?sid=101&amp;loc=interstitialskip">Columbus Dispatch</a> videographer Doral Chenoweth III says he filmed Ted Williams on a whim.</p><blockquote><p>"We run into these guys at the exit ramps and we pretty much ignore them," said Chenoweth, who was en route with his wife to the grocery store when he first saw Williams. "This guy was using his talent."</p></blockquote><p>Ted Williams was standing on a street corner near a highway exit ramp in Columbus, Ohio holding a sign that said <strong>"I have a God-given gift of voice. I am an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. Please any help will be greatfully </strong>(sic)<strong> appreciated..."</strong></p><p>And when you hear his voice, it's uncanny. It sounds as if you've just stepped into a commercial radio or television broadcast. It almost sounds fake. Listen for yourself:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTysXITBCmk Wed, 05 Jan 2011 21:37:35 +0000 Mark Brush 763 at http://michiganradio.org Job offers pile up for homeless man with "golden voice"