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Rob Sparks

I’m the afternoon host on Channel 95.7, 3p-7p weekdays! I’m originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas and most recently moved from southern Missouri, so you may hear a little southern drawl from time to time (especially if we see each other downtown on the weekend, haha!) Before moving to Missouri, I hosted a morning show in South Bend, IN; so I’m cool with snow and lack of constant humidity during the summer. I’m the oldest of 3 brothers and a proud uncle to 3 awesome nephews who are still young enough to think I’m really cool! Other than myself, the only life I’m responsible for is my freaky cat Diggy (who has 7 toes on his front paws, hence the “freaky” part.) I really enjoy getting out and meeting people; friends are the best. I also live to entertain people either with my story telling or cracking jokes. I watch anything with “swamp” in the title as well as a lot of comedies, ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is one of my favorite shows. I also truly believe that one day I will be friends with famous people (hear me Taylor Lautner and Reed Timmer?!) Truth be told, I’m really stoked to finally live in a city with more than one tall building! If you see me out and about exploring, stop me and say hi! That’s about it... wanna know more, just listen each afternoon. I’m sure you’ll learn more than you wanted.
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Is Cheesecake Factory Finally Coming to West Michigan?

When I go to Chicago, one of the places on my lists of “OH, if we have time I’d like to eat at…” is Cheesecake Factory.  So of course, I move to Grand Rapids and think “Man, they have a PF’s, they must have a Cheesecake Factory, too", but no… no, we don’t...

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What Could We Do With These Old Newspaper Boxes? A Few Ideas

I bet you walk or drive by one of these quite often and never think anything about it.  Around the West Michigan area, are old newspaper boxes, they’re still usually chained to whatever they’re in front of, but never have papers in them anymore...

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Jayden K Smith Is Not Trying To Hack Facebook Users In West Michigan

Raise your hand if you got a warning on Sunday about Jayden K Smith?

It read something like:

Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K...

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If M-6 is Part of Your Daily Drive, Your Commute Just Got Longer!

We’ve been hearing about it for a couple months, but the time has finally come.   M-6 is getting some work done with a multi-million dollar reconstruction project, and it’s going to mess up a lot of commutes and add traffic to both 131 and 196...

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Michigan’s Own Johnny Manuel Killed It On ‘America’s Got Talent’! [Video]

Johnny Manuel is from Flint Michigan, but Tuesday night he was just from Michigan as he gave us all the feels, when he took the stage on NBC's  America's Got Talent and performed Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing"...

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Don’t Open That Email! Ransomware Attacks Are Making Rounds Through West Michigan

This is a warning our IT department sent out and well, it’s good for everyone to know!

According to the email, we received from Townsquare IT (that’s our parent company), there is a surge of WANNACRY ransomware attacks happening right now...

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Grand Rapids School Auctions Off Musical Instruments And Furniture

IF you’ve ever wanted a school desk, or maybe you need a good deal on a trumpet, then you’re in luck!

WZZM is reporting that tomorrow there’s an auction of the stuff at The Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology...

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