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WGRD’s Third Dumb Internet Challenge – The Pasta Challenge [Video]

For the third WGRD Dumb Internet Challenge, we take a step back in prize quality.

Last week, we got to eat Oreos, which is one hard prize to top really. This week's dumb challenge looks as silly, is fun, quick and not too hard, but I think I might start needing to bribe people with cool prizes.

The challenge: Who's the fastest to pick up six pieces of penne pasta only using a piece of spaghetti held in their mouth?

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Wayland’s Coming Home to The Intersection on May 30 [Video]

After a long time away from home, Wayland is returning to the home turf of The Intersection on May 30!

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Marilyn Manson and His Dad Pose in Full Makeup for Photo Shoot [Photos]

You know, I guess I've never really thought about Marilyn Manson's family. I assumed that he had one, but I never guessed that his dad would be as eccentric and outgoing as his son!

Turns out he is, though, and we get a glimpse into that in a new photo shoot for Paper Magazine.

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Local Rockers Aria Flame to Perform in FemME: Female Metal Event in Netherlands [Video]

You may have seen this band locally around Grand Rapids, or even more likely at Grand Rapids' Festival of the Arts last year.

Local neo-classical female fronted band Aria Flame will be making a trek across the world to the Netherlands to perform in the annual FemME Female Metal Event this October!

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97.9 WGRD’s March 2015 Playlist [Video]

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2015 WGRD Heavyweights Finals Rock The Stache on March 7!

It has been a long time coming, the moment you have all been waiting for!

After three weeks of preliminary rounds at The Stache, it has finally come down to the day where the winner will be crowned!

Which band will be crowned the 2015 WGRD Heavyweight Champion?

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Music Friday Songs for February 27

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's show.

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WGRD’s Second Dumb Internet Challenge — The Oreo Challenge [Video]

For this week's Dumb Internet Challenge, I managed to recruit a cast of lab rats pretty easily.

All I had to say was one word: Oreos!.

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WGRD Winner Took Some Great Side Stage Nickelback Pics! [Gallery]

We surprised some very lucky winners by giving them a really cool opportunity! If you won tickets through us you were also tossed into a mystery contest that we did not tell anyone about.

We set you up with side stage seating and you got to meet Nickelback! How cool is that right? Well, one of our winners took some really cool photos from that area!

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Marilyn Manson Books May 13 Date at The Orbit Room! [Video]

All right! We have finally reached the final concert announcement that we know of at this time! We have been announcing some major shows lately and this one is up there.

Marilyn Manson is coming to The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on May 13!

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Nickelback, The Pretty Reckless Rock Van Andel Arena; Pop Evil’s Joining ‘No Fixed Address’ Tour in March!!

It was a raucous Tuesday night at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena.

Nickelback, the Canadian band everyone loves to hate if they don't love the group, along with opening act The Pretty Reckless, led by Taylor Momsen, rocked Grand Rapids.

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Nickelback’s ‘No Fixed Address’ Tour Hits Grand Rapids with The Pretty Reckless

Nickelback will be hitting 60 North American cities in 2015 as they promote their 'No Fixed Address' album.

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