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Jojo Girard

A Saginaw native, Girard formerly did mornings in San Diego; was morning host on WSNX, Sunny 104, from 1988 to 1994; and spent 18 years in mornings at Mix 106.5 in Baltimore. Most recently, he was program director in Columbia, Md., for Howard Community College’s online radio station The Dragon. He is a Central Michigan University graduate.
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Can You Identify These Five Grand Rapids Landmarks By Their Satellite Photo?

Recently, I had the opportunity to go up to the 23rd floor of the J.W. Marriott Hotel downtown.

From up there, everything seemed so different, and it took me a while to readjust so I could identify things I walked past every day from the air.

So I decided to take the challenge to you -- here are Google Earth satellite photos of five Grand Rapids landmarks. Can you identify them?

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Five of Michigan’s Most Dangerous Winter Intersections Are In Grand Rapids [Photos]

Winter driving can be a pain in the butt, but it certainly doesn't help when the top two worst winter intersections are in your area.

In all, five of the top 20 intersections for winter accidents are in the Grand Rapids area.

44th Street -- I'm looking at you.

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Grand Rapids Makes List of the Top Christmas Towns In Michigan [Video]

There's a lot to like about Christmas in Grand Rapids: from skating in Rosa Parks Circle under the beautiful civic Christmas tree, to the GR Symphony's fantastic lineup of Holiday concerts, and the annual performance of the Nutcracker ballet. 

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Michigan Mom Creates A Rocket Raccoon Costume for Halloween, Wins The Internet [Video]

A Three Rivers mom who is driven solely by the drive to have her kids outfitted in the best costumes for Halloween and ComicCon, got huge praise online for the Rocket Raccoon costume she came up with for her five-year-old son, Chase. Even the director of the movie she drew her inspiration from reposted her photo of the costume.

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The 5 Best Michigan-Michigan State Games [Video]

For the first time in years, the Michigan-Michigan State football rivalry has national implications when the 12th ranked Wolverines host the 7th ranked Spartans in the Big House Saturday with both the Big Ten East Division lead and the Paul Bunyan Trophy at stake.

Here's a look back at some of the big upsets and tight games in the 108 year history of the rivalry.

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Whitecaps Win Eastern Division Title, Head To Midwest League Championships [Video]

For the West Michigan Whitecaps, it's been an unlikely run to the Eastern Division title. After struggling in the first half of the season, the Caps came alive in the second half and have been on fire ever since. Last night, they advanced to the Midwest League title series.

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Michigan Lawmakers Out Following Extramarital Affair Scandal and Bizarre Cover Up [Video]

Michigan’s Republican representative Todd Courser resigned early this morning after getting embroiled in an extramarital affair and a bizarre attempt to cover it up.  Rep. Cindy Gamrat, with whom he had the affair was expelled just a few hours later.

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