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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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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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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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