Foster Braun

About Foster Braun

Foster Braun has been co-hosting the Internet Advisor on WJR since early February 1998 except for a short time in early 2000. He has been in the Detroit radio market since 1975 where he has worked talk shows for most of his career and started with WJR in 1996. Since 1998 he has gained enough knowledge of computers to ruin some really fine machines and then fix most of them with the help of the other Internet Advisors. In 2008 he crossed over to the Dark Side and started worked exclusively on a MacBook Pro laptop. His wife Ginny uses a Windows PC laptop running Windows 10; so Foster finds himself doing tech support in both worlds! Foster identifies himself as “the voice of the listener” sometimes fighting through the geek-speak to explanations that even he can understand.

Michigan Science Center Fair & Christmas Air

DETROIT - Lisa Reynolds, VP of Marketing & Audience Development introduces us to 1001 Inventions and invited everyone to join in the the Michigan Science Center’s 5th Birthday Celebration.  If you are planning some Holiday field trips with the family, then you don’t want to miss what Lisa has to say about the exhibits and events planned at the Science Center

By |2017-12-13T09:28:04-05:00December 13th, 2017|Featured, Internet Advisor, Podcasts|

Internet Advisor: Tom Lawrence, Entrepreneur, Tech Expert, YouTube Celebrity

DETROIT - Tom Lawrence is many things to the online world: Entrepreneur (owner of Lawrence Technology Services in Taylor), tech expert who has helped answer our listener questions, podcaster and YouTube celebrity. To listen to this podcast, click on

By |2017-12-05T18:20:31-05:00December 5th, 2017|Entrepreneurs, Internet Advisor, Podcasts|

2-Factor Voice Authentication To Verify Your Identity

DETROIT - Robert Capps isn NuData Security’s Vice President of Business Development, Robert is responsible for developing and nurturing company partnerships and channels. He is a recognized technologist, thought leader and advisor with over 20 years of experience in the design, management and protection of complex information systems. Researchers at the University of Michigan created 2-factor voice authentication by creating a wearable device like

By |2017-11-29T16:31:45-05:00November 29th, 2017|Cyber Defense, Internet Advisor, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

No Wonder These Women Lead-MCWT & Brand Awareness

DETROIT - Kathleen Norton-Schock joins the advisors to report on the Past. Present and Future of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology including: MCWT Web Design Competition Results of MCWT Gala fundraiser The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation named Allison Gleeson its “Woman of the Year in Technology.” Gleeson is the Sr. VP of the Americas for Cisco. MCWT Giving Tuesday Campaign – 11/28 MCWT Record Year

By |2017-11-15T12:32:27-05:00November 15th, 2017|Internet Advisor, Podcasts|

Hurricane Rescue Stories From Internet Advisor On WJR

DETROIT - Cal Carson, Ed Rudel and Gary Baker co-hosted the show covering recovery efforts in Florida following multiple attacks by hurricanes. Fortunately Gary was able to weather the storm inland at a convenient Air B&B in Fort Lauderdale. Meantime his boat, Shared Adventure, also weathered the storm at the Las Olas marina. Fortunately the hurricane had changed landfall and

By |2017-09-27T14:41:39-04:00September 27th, 2017|Internet Advisor, Podcasts|

2017 Comcast Has a Plan and Cal Drives the Bus

DETROIT - Cal Carson stepped up and took over hosting duties for this show at the last minute - because host Foster Braun was recovering from a hospital stay - along with Capt. Gary Baker in Ft. Lauderdale, who was waiting for the hurricanes to come ashore before putting out to see in his sailing yacht. To

By |2017-09-20T20:36:14-04:00September 20th, 2017|Internet Advisor, Podcasts|

The Cheapskate Goes Back To School And No More Ransom

DETROIT - Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET’s popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Battlestar Recaptica, a “Battlestar Galactica” recap podcast. Broida also owns two escape rooms located in Detroit. He can squeeze the buffalo on a nickel till it moos!!! The Cheapskate Back to

By |2017-09-13T09:03:35-04:00September 13th, 2017|Internet Advisor, Podcasts|

Digital Works Offers Training, Digital Literacy, Job Placement, Mentorship To Newaygo County

DETROIT - Stu Johnson, Vice President of Digital Works, joins the Internet Advisor to share an important event for citizens of Newaygo in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula north of Grand Rapids.  It is a great example of why it is so important to connect our rural communities to high speed Internet at reasonable cost points. Digital Works (DW) celebrated

By |2017-07-27T18:22:55-04:00July 27th, 2017|Internet Advisor, Podcasts|

Teeniors: Teens and Seniors Tackling Tech

DETROIT - Trish Lopez is a young mother from New Mexico who decided that seniors, like her home, needed help keeping up with technology.  So she created Teeniors™ , tech-savvy teens and young adults who help seniors learn technology through one-on-one, personal tutoring.Whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or computer – our goal is to empower you to connect

By |2017-07-12T16:32:40-04:00July 12th, 2017|Internet Advisor, Podcasts|