Rob Byrd’s Moondog Show now in its’ 3rd season is a radio show/Podcast that discusses “everything under the Moondog”. Which means there is not a topic that we don’t discuss. With that said, we do not typically talk about ethnicity, religion and/or politics. These are the three subjects that will divide, and cause hate to be spread and divide. At Rob Byrd’s Moondog Show, we believe that a little education, information, love and laughter will go a long way towards a happier tomorrow.
Executive Producer, Host, Writer & Editor
Born and Raised in South Haven, Michigan and a graduate of South Haven High School, Rob is grateful to be able to bring you plenty of information and laughter on Rob Byrd’s Moondog Show. Rob still holds at least two South Haven High School Varsity athletic records in Baseball from 1987-1989. Wins in a season (15) and Most innings pitched in a season.
Rob graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelors of Arts degree in Television Production and an Associates of Science in Audio/Visual Production. Rob was also a three year starting pitching at Ferris State University where he helped the team to win four straight conference titles as a left handed pitcher. He was also named to the GLIAC All-conference team his Junior and Senior Year.
In his time a WGVU-TV in Grand Rapids, Rob was awarded an Emmy Award, with a second nomination. In all, Rob was awarded with over 40 National and State of Michigan awards for Television Broadcast Excellence including several Michigan Association of Broadcasters awards.
A Father of two grown children, all his efforts these days go towards making the radio show, world class video production, making and recording music.
Rob’s company Moondog Productions has been operating since 2007. Moondog Productions creates full marketing packages, feature length documentaries as well as individual marketing video to fit a budget. Find out more about that at moondogpro.net.
Side Kick, Producer & Writer
“Racin’ Mason” Dixon first appeared on Rob Byrd’s Moondog Show as a guest in the summer of 2019. After interrupting several broadcasts and filling in for absent guests, he found himself at the right place at the right time and took over a 3-minute weekly time slot vacated by Danny Donuts, who would do a recap of the previous show. Mason’s “What’s Goin’ On, Dog?” segment featured fun happenings in the Southwest Michigan listening area. In 2020, Mason talked Rob into being on each week for a full 7-minute segment. When COVID-19 eliminated the chance for in-studio guests, Mason started sitting in for entire episodes and has stuck around ever since.
Originally from Harlan County, Kentucky, Mason (named after Mason jars used in the family moonshine business) traveled the country following a dream of being a race car driver. After running out of money and crashing his car at the “24 Hours of Lemons” race at The Gingerman Speedway in 2015, Mason started living in the hay loft of a barn at his buddy Rooster’s place in Grand Junction, Michigan. Mason hoped to launch a stand-up comedy career in 2021 but the pandemic altered his plans. He now does a nightly talk show on his Facebook page. You can check him out at RacinMason.com and watch his nightly show at Facebook.com/RacinMasonDixon/live
Producer & Co-host
Born and Raised in South Haven, Michigan and a graduate of South Haven High School, Laura has been a part of the South Haven business community for almost 40 years. Having been part of the community with Harbor Fest, Ice Breaker, Harvest Moon Festival, and the Chamber of Commerce to just name a few, Laura is a natural fit for a radio show.
After graduating from South Haven high school class of 80, Laure received her cosmetology licnese from Jean Michelle School of Cosmetology. After that, Laura married her high school sweetheart Tom Rusin in 1983 and purchased Captain Nemos the very same year. They have 2 daughters Krystal and Harmoni, who also help run the family business.
Being part of the South Haven community has been a passion of Laura’s with bringing entertainment through festivals, good food, and protecting South Haven’s History. Her first project with preserving South Haven’s history was the “Save the Catwalk” in the South Pier which is still here today. Laura was also instrumental with forming the South Haven Jaycees when the fireworks were scheduled to be cancelled. Fireworks have been a great success ever since.
Being a part of a radio show, Laura has one more accomplishment to cross off her bucket list. Rob Byrd’s Moondog Show looks forward to many more laughs and great moments on and off the air.
Producer, Co-host – Let’s Talk Real Estate
Tina has been an entrepreneur most of her life. Most remember her in her earlier career as the owner of Cheyenne’s Closet and Java Joe’s. Both were here in South Haven back in the 90’s. But today, Tina is a full time Realtor. She has been with the Jaqua Team for the past 10 years and has never looked back.
Tina graduated in 1981 from South Haven High School at LC Mohr High. She married her High School Sweetheart of 20 years after graduating. A true love story to say the least. Being a resident of Southwest Michigan for most of her life, Tina knows the surrounding counties like the back of her hand. Committed to excellence, Tina’s Commercial Expertise will help you negotiate the best deal possible.
Tina graduated with a GRI and ABR along with MRP certificates. All to help her clients realize their dreams. As a full time real estate agent, she makes time in her busy schedule to spend time at home with family and friends. Tina has four beautiful grandchildren and a husband. And don’t forget her beautiful fur baby, Dozer. That’s a dog by the way. So whenever you are ready, “Let’s Talk Real Estate”.