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I grew up in South Haven, Michigan.  Gotta love the lakeshore! Still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily.  Moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College. Fell in love with GR and have been here since! (Go Beer City, USA!)   Big fan of crime TV, the '90s (scrunchies! Saved By the Bell!), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really really love it, OK?), reading,  people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.
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Amazon Launches One-Hour Booze Delivery

If you've ever been at a BBQ that's run out of beer, you know how revolutionary this is: Amazon is launching a booze delivery service.

The lucky folks of Seattle are the first to get Prime Now, a mobile app available to Amazon Prime members, with one-hour delivery on thousands of items like household products, food, electronic devices-- and beer, wine, and liquor. 

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South Haven Pier/ Janna 97.9 WGRD
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West Michigan Beach Towns Ranked Best in the State by Thrillist

Growing up in South Haven, I'm a little bit biased - of course it's the best beach town in Michigan!

According to Thrillist, though, it's No. 8, while Grand Haven comes in at No. 1.

I can totally see how it would difficult to choose though! With so many glorious beaches totalling 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, there are tons of amazing beach towns in Michigan! According to Thrillist, the top beach towns are right here in West Michigan!

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What is Michigan’s Most Embarrassing Google Search?

Real estate website Estately has mapped each state's most embarrassing google searches.

They dug through 11 years of search data to find which terms users in each state Googled more than any other, then compiled a list of what they deemed to be the most embarrassing or shameful.

So what are most embarrassing things Michiganders Google search?

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richiesd/ ThinkStock
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Michigan Ranked 12th Most ‘Dog Happy’ State in U.S., According to Survey

Happy National Dog Day!

While we love our pups every single day of the year, today, August 26, is a special holiday to celebrate all the great things dogs do for us and to promote adoption.

How much do we love our dogs in Michigan? A ton, according to a new survey! Milo's Kitchen dog treats found Michigan to be 12th dog-happiest state in America.

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Buda Mendes/ Getty Images
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WGRD Listeners Sound Off on New Chris Cornell Song ‘Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart’ [Video, Poll]

Chris Cornell's new solo album, Higher Truth, comes out September 18th.

From that, GRD debuted the first single, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart".

Check out what GRD listener's think of the Soundgarden frontman's new song. Then listen for yourself and take the poll!

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Simon Gilmore via Youtube
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Guy Annoys Girlfriend with Ikea Puns [Video]

I've never been to Ikea. I've heard that it is both a magical, wonderful place and  overwhelmingly awful. Still, I feel I must visit this mystical place called Ikea.

The guy in this video, Simon Gilmore, hit up the furniture and accessories store with his girlfriend, with whom he'd just moved in, hence the trip to Ikea.

He figured out the quickest way to get through the store: annoy the crap out of her with bad Ikea puns.

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Theory of a Deadman + Aranda are Coming to the Orbit Room November 7!

Theory of a Deadman have announced a Fall 2015 tour, with special guests Aranda, who just rocked Grand Rapids Friday night!

Theory of a Deadman and Aranda will be rocking the Orbit Room November 7!

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Aranda Hangs with GRD Listeners, Talks New Album, Rocks Acoustic Performance at GRD Studios [Photos, Video]

Aranda rocked Grand Rapids August 21 at the Intersection with Torrid, Red Sun Rising, and hometown rockers Pop Evil!

Before the show Aranda stopped by WGRD to chat, hang out with GRD listeners, and play "One More Lie" live on the air!

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Red Sun Rising Talks New Album, Musical Influences + More with Janna at WGRD Studios [Video]

Before rocking the Intersection Friday night with Aranda and Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising stopped by the GRD studios!

They talked with Janna about their new album Polyester Zeal, what bands inspire them, and more!

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Photo Credit: Johnnie Walker
Photo Credit: Johnnie Walker
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Mayor George Heartwell Proclaims August 21 Pop Evil Day in Grand Rapids [Video]

Before rocking the Intersection for their album release party tonight, West Michigan's own Pop Evil stopped by Fox 17 to talk about their new album Up!

The guys shared how the album came to be, talked about tonight's concert, and were surprised by a special guest: Mayor George Heartwell.

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