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I am Jackie a Ferris State University grad. I spent my time at Ferris running on the varsity cross country and track team, Even though I am out of college I still am a crazy runner girl. I have done 5 marathons, and plan to do many more! I began my career in broadcast when I was 24 and interned at Free Beer and Hot Wings in the Morning. That is where I got the incredibly accurate nick name of "Jackie Man Voice" or "JMV." From there I worked weekends on GRD and Channel 957 for a while until I was moved up to nights. I hosted the nightly Rocktagon for 2 years before I was moved again to where I am today, midday's (10-3 M-F) I like to read more than anyone should, I am a musical theatre nut, I cosplay, dabble in pageants, and have a geek side a mile long. I am very active and I have a rare ability to go out and be crazy, and still get up hung over as all get up and go for my run... My favorite band ever is Shinedown I love them! Catch me stumbling around Grand Rapids at our many GRD concerts and events. Of course you can also hear me Monday through Friday, 10AM to 3PM on GRD!
Rick Martinez/97.9 WGRD
Rick Martinez/97.9 WGRD
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Brr! Another Stupid Polar Vortex Visiting Grand Rapids

Brr.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has some advice for everyone: Stay inside over the next couple days, if you can!

It was 6 degrees at lunchtime, and with the wind chill it was 12 degrees below zero out at the airport.

There are lots of closings out there. It's nasty weather. Thanks polar vortex!

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Justin Bieber Gets More Ridiculous

As you know by know, Justin Bieber recently got charged with a DUI, driving around in a rented Lambo gettin' wastey-faced and acting like a complete jackass.

That said, just a few minutes ago Justin posted this photo on his Instagram page.

Yeah, it's a side by side he made of himself next to Michael Jackson. That's right, folks, the

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Photo Credit- Kevin Vargas
Photo Credit- Kevin Vargas
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Jackie’s Thoughts on Justin Bieber’s DUI Incident: ‘What a Freaking Idiot!’ [Video]

Justin Bieber: What a freaking idiot!

This kid has it made, right?

He's 19 years old, he has a gazillion dollars and girls love him.

So, what does he do in his spare time? He tokes up, gets wasted, and takes some pills. Then decides to drive around a brand new Lambo and see what happens.

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Pop Evil Gets Interviewed by Children [Video]

Our boys of Pop Evil had a big interview recently.

They really struck it big when they were featured on the Columbus, Ohio-based web show "Kids Interview Bands."

You have to see this awesome interview to understand, but the premise is these two girls -- seventh-graders Olivia and Connie -- interview rock bands. The girls claim, on their website, that their favorite interviews to date include Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, Phillip Phillips, Walk the Moon, Tegan & Sara and Matt & Kim.

The best part is watching Pop Evil's Matt Dirito and Chachi Riot try not to swear while talking to children!

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Kael and Darren in Red Square
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A Guitar Tech’s Life with Five Finger Death Punch

My buddy, Darren Keddy, is a guitar tech for Five Finger Death Punch.

He always has the coolest stories.

So, I told him, "You should write for our website."

And, he said: "Hell, why not!"

That said, here is his first entry. Get to know Darren because he has some cool stories for us to come!

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