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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!
You may have thought we weren't here... but we were!
You may have thought we weren't here... but we were!
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Jackie and ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Off-Air Shenanigans [Audio]

We had some crazy malfunctions today and 97.9 WGRD went off air for a while today.

Most of you knew, considering we got like a million e-mails and text messages letting us know, as if we didn't already know.

That said, "Free Beer & Hot Wings" and I continued on with our local break anyway!

In case you missed it because we were off air for a portion of the time there, here it is!

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Michigan Man Drives Cross Country with Corpse in Front Seat [Video]

This is INSANE! So, this 60-something-year-old dude went to a mental health facility in Arizona near Phoenix to pick up his 30-something-year-old girlfriend.

She downed some pills outside a gas station and died while they were driving.

When he realized she was dead, he decided the best plan was to keep driving the rest of the way to Michigan in suburban Detroit with her dead body in the front seat!

Twenty six hours he drove with no air conditioner. And his 90-something-year-old mother was also riding in the van in a wheelchair, WJBK-TV, Fox 2, reported.

Watch the video for the whole story.

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My Dog Photobombed Me

I got a new swimsuit, and I was digging my hair (I figure why not be blunt about it.) So I took a selfie, I know selfie's are annoying but I do them.  Anyway as I was laying in the yard taking a selfie my dog decided she wanted in on the selfie action... So here is Olives selfie... she should be part of a music video for the selfie song... shes the queen pooch of selfies...

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Jackie Takes You On A Mini Tour Of Barracks 616

I have been shooting at the gun range at Barracks 616 for a few months now. Not only do I reccomend them because they are a fantastic place to shoot, but because they have state of the art everything! A few weeks ago I went in and toured the building and had them show me whats up and describe the range. Here's one of the videos I captured that shows the guns Barracks 616 has available for rent!

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