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Johnnie Walker

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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Wayland Visits WGRD to Talk About Their Upcoming Charity Show on September 6th!

The fun guys in Wayland stopped in today to let everyone know what's going on with the band, their plans, and to invite you all out to their charity show tomorrow night at Yankee Springs Golf Course!

They're raising money for a great charity, the Wayland High School choir program, where Phil went to school, so go out and support not only a great band, but help out a local high school music program.  Music is always a great thing to support!

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An Eagle Wearing GoPro Flies Over a Soccer Match

People are always coming up with new things to do with a GoPro...I wouldn't be surprised if there's GoPro fetish porn out there!  If there is, I don't want to know, really.

One smart person attached a GoPro to an eagle and had it fly over a soccer match, and you get an amazing shot of the stadium, crowd, and match.  You also get a cool view of an eagle's flight.

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Johnnie’s Throwback Thursday – 2000 Iron Maiden and Rob Halford

My throwback Thursday goes back to 2000, when I finally got to meet some of my metal heroes.  Iron Maiden was hitting the road with Queensryche and Rob Halford's solo band, and I took a week of so I could follow them around and hit 5 shows.

I caught the San Antonio, El Paso, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Irvine shows that tour, and remember being super excited, since two of my favorite singers ever were touring together; Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson!

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Win a Trip to Vegas for 5FDP, Volbeat, Hellyeah, Nothing More!

I've had a few people ask me about the trip to Las Vegas for the Five Finger Death Punch/Volbeat show we gave away a few months ago, and if we would have another chance.

Yes. Yes, we do.

Get signed up right now on our Facebook page for a chance to be flown to Las Vegas for the show at The Joint on Oct. 24! You'll get to fly to Vegas with a friend, get 2 tickets to the show, and 2 nights in a hotel -- and it won't cost you anything!

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The Golfboard Almost Makes Golf Look Fun!

There's a cool new device out, that almost makes me want to play golf!  It's called the Golfboard, and it's sort of like a skateboard, sort of like a Segway, sort of like a surfboard.

Okay, it doesn't make me want to play golf, but it makes me want to ride one of these things around everywhere!

It's basically a powered skateboard, that has wheels to be able to cart you around off-road!

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How Johnnie Made the Go Kart Racing Music for the WGRD Video

If you haven't checked out the video of Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm rockin the Go Kart Races with some GRD winners, at AJs Family Fun Center, check that out over here.

I wanted some music to put under the video, since GoPro driving video can be a little boring.  I wanted to use Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm music in it, but I didn't want YouTube to block the video for "Third Party Content".

What to do?

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GRD Listeners Go Kart Racing with Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm [Video]

On Thursday before the Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm show at Fifth-Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids, GRD got to take some winners go kart racing with Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm!

Thanks to AJs Family Fun Center in Comstock Park, we all went and raced in the go karts, swung some bats in the batting cages, and got to hang out and have some food and drinks with the bands before their show.

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What’s It Like Being On Stage in Front of Thousands of People?

Have you ever wondered what it looks like when bands or even us radio people get up on stage in front of thousands of you guys?

It's intense, scary, fun, and amazing, all at the same time!

You want to be good, you don't want to look or sound like an idiot, and you want to make sure you get everything you need done, done.

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Halestorm Rocked Grand Rapids at 5/3 Ballpark with GRD!

On Thursday night, Halestorm took 5/3 Ballpark by storm, rocking the crowd like only they do, getting everyone ready for the Theory of a Deadman show!

Fled Five kicked off the evening, and then Lzzy and the boys came screaming right out of the gate, and rocked Grand Rapids with a full set of great songs, including "It's Not You", "Love Bites (And So Do I)", "Freak Like Me", and more!

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Theory of a Deadman Rocked Grand Rapids at 5/3 Ballpark with GRD!

Thursday night was an amazing night, with Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm, and Fled Five rocking 5/3 Ballpark!

Fled Five kicked off the evening with a great set from the local boys, and then Halestorm tore the stage apart with their high-energy set, and Lzzy rocking the 6-inch stilettos.  I dare you to try that while playing guitar and singing.

Then, Theory of a Deadman hit the stage, and rocked a packed 5/3 Ballpark with their style of rock!

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Fled Five Rocked Grand Rapids at 5/3 Ballpark with GRD!

Fled Five, one of Grand Rapids' own bands, opened the show Thursday night at 5/3 Ballpark, with Halestorm and Theory of a Deadman!

Thanks to all of you that came out early to hang with GRD and rock with Fled Five!  They did a great show, and were a fantastic opener for the concert!

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