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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for November 14

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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Rolf Brenner/ThinkStock
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for November 7

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company
Chicken Friend Bacon with bacon gravy on a Michigan cheddar and maple biscuit!
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BaCon Interview – Grand Rapids Brewing is Chicken Frying Bacon!

This weekend, BaCon hits the Deltaplex, with more bacon food and drink than you can even imagine!  Think about it for a second...food with bacon, beer with bacon, desserts with bacon...all we need is girls wearing bacon, and it would be the best holiday ever!

Today, I got the pleasure to eat something I've only had one other time...and today was WAY better than that first experience, thanks to Grand Rapids Brewing Company!
Chicken Fried Bacon.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings, Wayland Team for GRD Radiothon for A-T Children’s Project [Video]

Today, the day before Wayland's show at The Intersection, the guys from the "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" will team up with Wayland to take over afternoon drive on 97.9 WGRD for the first WGRD Radiothon!

Nov. 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Toll Free Number: (800) 947-3979
Or GRD Request Line: (616) 770-WGRD
All is being done to help raise money and awareness for the A-T Children's Project.

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Rockford High School Boys' Cross Country
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Rockford High School Boys’ Cross Country Runs to Shared Honor as Athlete of the Week

Rockford High School's boys' cross country team, which captured the Michigan School Athletic Association Division 1 Lower Peninsula state title, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honoree.

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Louis Benton BaCon Food
Pork Belly tacos!
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BaCon is This Weekend: Check Out What Louis Benton is Bringing for Us to Eat

BaCon is this weekend, and we're all excited for mountains of BACON!  This will be my first time diving head first into all the bacon, and it's also the first time for Chef Jameson Voss and Louis Benton to be bringing their bacon creations to the Deltaplex for the event!

Jameson came by the GRD studios today to talk about his involvement in BaCon, the dishes he's bringing to the event on Saturday, how he discovered his girlfriend is a keeper, and very importantly, pounds of candied bacon!

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Wayne Static
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Tera Wray Static: Wayne Passed Away ‘Very Peacefully’

The rock world is still reeling after the news of he passing of Wayne Static, frontman for the band Static-X. Rumors have been swirling as to the cause of Wayne's death, and people still aren't sure exactly what happened.

Monday, Wayne's widow, Tera Wray Static, released a statement about her husband's death on his Facebook page

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The Final Time I Saw Wayne Static Live [Video]

I can't believe the news that I got this weekend.

I was sitting at a Halloween party dressed as Alice Cooper just scrolling through my phone when I scrolled past a story that I never wanted to see" Static-X Frontman Wayne Static had passed away.

The air was taken from my lungs and I just kinda froze. I couldn't believe what I was reading after taking it in for a minute. I started to reminisce of past concerts and intro'ing him at Carnival of Chaos.

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Linkin Park
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Linkin Park, Rise Against, Of Mice & Men Book Date at Van Andel Arena on Feb. 4! [Video]

Big concert announcement this morning!

Fresh from its album release, Linkin Park is making a return to Michigan! This time it's right here in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena!

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97.9 WGRD’s November 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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Rolf Brenner/ThinkStock
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for October 17

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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Steven Depolo
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Grand Rapids Voted Best Beer Town in the USA

Grand Rapids wins another title in the name of craft beer!

Already the reigning Beer City USA, Grand Rapids has now claimed the title  “Best Beer Town in the USA” in USA Today's and 10Best's annual poll.

The honor was just bestowed at noon. Tampa; Asheville, N.C.; Bend, Ore.; and Fort Collins, Colo., were also in the top five.

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