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Tom Cook

Hey, I’m the “new guy” here at 100.5 The River.  We’ll get to hang out for part of your workday and the drive home while you’re listening to Today’s Best Mix without the rap. Some people asked “why would you move HERE?” when I started.  I answer that question with disbelief and realize that people in GR simply don’t realize what a great city they have.  Grand Rapids is just a fantastic city.  The people, the downtown, the festivals, the philanthropy of our ‘famous families’ … the list goes on and on.  The VIBE of this city is just incredible.  Those who say “why would you move HERE?” clearly don’t realize how crappy most other similar sized cities are compared to GR. We moved here from the vibrant and clean city (#sarcasm) of Toledo, OH where I was the Operations Manager for six radio stations.  Before that, I was on-air or programming stations in Philadelphia, New York City, Milwaukee, Madison, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and Waterloo (Iowa). My wife and I met in Madison and were married four days after 9/11.  We have two “furry kids” named Ollie (yellow lab/bassett/corgi) and Chester (bassett). I’m also the Program Director for Channel 95-7 and 100.5 The River, so if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints (I welcome compliments, too), just email or call me!
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Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft Reveals $600,000 Donation to Simply Give

The Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft, Walker-based Meijer's community-focused inaugural LPGA golf tournament, boosted Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program on Wednesday.

Meijer LPGA Classic by Kraft representatives made a $600,000 donation to Simply Give, which helps Midwest food pantries restock their shelves and improve quality of life for thousands of families.

The proceeds were from the 72-hole tournament, held Aug. 7 to 10 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont and won by South Korean rookie Mirim Lee.

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Tony Stewart Will Not Race in NASCAR’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway On Sunday

Tony Stewart will not race Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.

Stewart is skipping his second NASCAR Sprint Cup race since hitting and killing a driver in a dirt track race at a New York track last week.

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Free Museum Admission To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Ford Presidency

 

This weekend marks 40 years since Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States.

He took over the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal.

To commemorate this event, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will be free to the public this Saturday, August 9. 

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