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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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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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Did You Know You’re Eating Sushi Wrong?

Sushi is the big thing, it seems, and when you go eat sushi with friends, there always seems to be one friend who's suddenly the "expert", and telling you how you're sushi illiterate, right?

Well now, you can learn the REAL way to eat sushi.  When the so-called "expert" tells you to eat your roll with chopsticks, you can stop him and say, "No, zippy, you don't eat rolls with chopsticks, you eat them with your fingers.  Duh!"

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‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

This morning, the Free Beer and Hot Wings crew took their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  They'd been called out quite a bit to do it, and they decided to take p the challenge in as fun a way as they could.

So what did they do?

They invited all their past intern victims to come and shower them with ice water, and each intern got to select which FBHW member had tormented them the most to soak!

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Pop Evil Playing a Charity Concert for a Radio DJ with Cancer

This time last year, I was working at one of our company's stations in El Paso, TX, KLAQ.  Very similar station to WGRD, and a bunch of great people down there, too!

The afternoon guy on KLAQ is this completely insane maniac named Scott Ronson, who sounds like you're having a conversation with a chainsaw.  That's really his voice.  He's a great guy, and funny as hell.

This summer, he was diagnosed with cancer in several places in his body; lungs, spine, liver...it really sucks.

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Pregnant Actress Named the Sexiest Naked Actress in History!

Mr. Skin has announced the top 150 nude scenes in Hollywood history, and you probably won't be surprised at who came in at number 1.

Okay, so the headline is a little sensational, since she's not really known for being pregnant, and she wasn't pregnant when they filmed it.  I don't think...holy crap, maybe she was?

Either way, here's the top nude hottie in Hollywood history...and she won for her first full frontal nude scene ever!  Awesome.

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Should the Washington Redskins Change Their Name?

Football season is here, and everyone is getting set for the end of the meaningless games, and the beginning of the real season.  Go Texans!  Sorry, I'm from Texas.

One off-season controversy that we heard a lot about this past year, is the movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins to something "less offensive to Native Americans".

First off, maybe we should make sure it's actually offensive to them.

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Check Out WGRD’s New Studio – It’s Done!

You've heard us all talking about the new studio we finally got to get into this week, and how we're all getting used to it.  It's really cool, and really open, which is unusual for a lot of stations.

Most of the time, you're buried behind a million computer screens, hoping the other people in the room are still there, and you're not talking to yourself.

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