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I've never been good at filling these things out, but here it goes. I like long walks in cold mountain air, preferably with snow on the ground. I enjoy drinking fine soda by the crackling fire, and deep tissue massage. I hope to one day grow up an become and astronaut, so I can fly to Venus to see if that's really where women come from. If it's true, I'll bring one back for you, too. Unless it's a dude you want, and then you're out of luck...sorry. My favorite month is October, because Halloween is the best holiday ever! It allows me to openly proclaim my love and obsession with scary movies without being seen as some sort of lunatic. Okay, not too much of a lunatic. I'm a huge fan of rock and metal music, and you'll often hear me blasting the control room speakers into oblivion every night during my show. My engineer doesn't like me very much, since he has to fix them. Sorry, Mike.
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Some Food Lies that are Keeping Your Weight Loss Resolution from Working

Every year, millions of people make the New Year resolution to lose weight...I think we've all been there.  But they usually don't last very long into the year, and you end up doing the same thing the next year.

Here are some interesting food lies that might be holding you back from losing weight...I know they're holding me back!

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WGRD’s All Request New Year’s Eve Can Make You First Big Winner of 2015

97.9 GRD is ready to party with you for New Year’s Eve! Johnnie, Janna and Metalhead Ned are taking over with WGRD’s All Request New Year’s Eve, sponsored by Fox Nissan!

You pick the songs, and we’ll play them for your New Year’s Eve party -- from 7 p.m. until midnight!

Can't call? Easy, use #GRDNYE on Twitter to get your request to us too!

Every hour, we'll have a $25 UBER code to give away to make sure you can get home safe tonight from your partying!

At midnight, we'll bring in the new year with our low-budget ball drop.

Why low-budget? Because we’re spending all our money on the prizes!

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Wrap Up Year with Best News Bloopers from 2014 [Video]

Watching the news can be a fun experience, especially now that people don't take it so seriously anymore! You see a lot of reporter hassling, people falling down on camera, weird background action, and, of course, the crazy interviews!

It's great to see people collect all the funniest moments from the news, including the hysterical interview with the Mecosta dude who got in trouble after his "rave", saying, "I didn't make this kid pass out on my floor"! (It's 10 minutes in the first video)

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Laugh with New Year’s Eve Stories from the GRD Staff – Happy New Year!

We've all had some stupid things we've done, or had less than stellar celebrations before. Luckily, you have kept them secret from anyone who wasn't there at the time.

We have, unfortunately, spilled the details on our past New Year's Eve celebration failures in this new GRD video. We are horrible at keeping secrets.

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How Much Music Would You Need to Sell to Make Minimum Wage as a Musician?

People immediately assume that musicians who release an album get rich quickly. Even if they're not a huge band or artist, people mistakenly believe that they are suddenly swimming in cash!

This is far from the case.

It's crazy how hard it is for an artist to make money from music sales. Especially with music streaming services, it can be ridiculously hard to make any money.

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Random People Who Look Amazingly Like Celebrities You Know

It's crazy to think about how many people will go to extreme lengths to try to look like their favorite actor or musician...and they usually fall WAYYYYY short of the mark.

But then there are some people out there that just look like someone else so closely, that you'd almost never guess that they're not actually the person the resemble!  See more of these crazy doppelgängers here!

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Amazing Time-Lapse Video of Earth from International Space Station

The astronauts on board the ISS know that we love pictures and video of ourselves so much, they spend a lot of time taking pictures of us from up there.

Alexander Gerst was up there for six months, and set up his camera while he was working, to take over 12,000 pictures of the earth.

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Check Out Some Good Horror Movies You Might Have Missed This Year!

It's not possible to see every movie that comes out.  Heck, it's probably not even possible to KNOW about every movie coming out.

It makes me sad when I miss a good horror movie in the theater, and I've found a list of some you might have missed as well.  Some I've gone and seen since, but there are more I'm still wanting to go see.

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Some Rock and Metal Christmas Songs for Your Christmas Day from Theocracy

There's a great Christian metal band in Georgia, called Theocracy.  They've got 3 abums out, and are working on their 4th.  Great progressive metal, fantastic vocals, guitar playing, and songs.

One thing I really love about this band, they put out fun Christmas songs (almost) every year.

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Laugh With Funny Christmas Stories from WGRD and Free Beer and Hot Wings

It's the holidays, and everyone has a funny/embarrassing story or two they can dredge up from their past.  So, we decided to share some of our funny Christmas stories with all of you!

From car-totalling soda runs, to pooping and peeing ourselves, breaking noses, throwing fits, barfing, stitches, drinking, and sitting impatiently beside gifts, there's something for everyone in our little stories!

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Letters From the Fire

Hurry Home – Letters From the Fire – Red Sun Rising Rocked the Intersection Saturday Night

Saturday night, Grand Rapids’ own, Pop Evil returned home for a big show at The Intersection, with IslanderLetters from the FireRed Sun Rising, and Grand Rapids’ own, Hurry Home!  All the bands kicked ass, getting the crowd rowdier and crazier as the night went on.

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