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It’s National Burger Month – Where Do You Get Your Favorite Burger?

Every May it's National Burger Month, celebrating all things hamburger. Whether you like them with cheese, bacon, and mustard, or you like them with mayo, tomato, and jalapeños, there's a burger for you!

Even if you don't like meat, you can get black bean burgers, tofu burgers, veggie burgers...we are obsessed with burgers. Because they're AWESOME!

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Breaking Benjamin Ruled at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids Tuesday Night [Video]

Breaking Benjamin and Young Guns hit a sold out Orbit Room on Tuesday night in Grand Rapids! It's been a long time since they'd hit town, and Grand Rapids was ready and waiting for this show!

Young Guns, a great band from the UK, hit the stage first, to warm up the crowd, and kicked ass! They played a great set that included 'Bones', and 'I Want Out'.

Then, it was time for Breaking Benjamin to hit the stage for the first time in years in Grand Rapids!

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Young Guns Rocked The Orbit Room Opening for Breaking Benjamin [Video]

Breaking Benjamin and Young Guns hit the Orbit Room on Tuesday night, to a sold out crowd in Grand Rapids! The line to get in was long, it was cold out, but sweaty and awesome inside!

Young Guns began the night meeting some GRD ticket winners in the front bar, and talking about the band, hanging out, and getting ready for the show. Then they hit the stage with a great set that included 'I Want Out', and their break-out hit, 'Bones'!

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Chevelle Rocked ‘Hats Off to the Bull’ at the Orbit Room [Video]

Chevelle and The Used rocked Grand Rapids Friday night at the Orbit Room!

Check out this video of the Chevelle performing "Hats off to the Bull" to the packed, screaming crowd!

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Slipknot Crushed at the Van Andel in Grand Rapids on Saturday Night [Video]

Slipknot wrapped up the 'Prepare for Hell' tour with Hatebreed on Saturday night here in Grand Rapids, at the Van Andel Area. Thousands of people packed into the arena for this heavy show, to rage with some phenomenal metal bands!

After Hatebreed kicked everyone's ass to warm up the show, Janna and I got to get up on Slipknot's stage, and say thank you to everyone who came out to the show, and had a great time with us!

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Hatebreed Hit Grand Rapids Hard With Slipknot on Saturday Night [Video]

Slipknot wrapped up the 'Prepare for Hell' tour with Hatebreed on Saturday night here in Grand Rapids, at the Van Andel Area. Thousands of people packed into the arena for this heavy show, to rage with some phenomenal metal bands!

Hatebreed was up first, to get the show started, and they came right out of the gate with some great heavy stuff to get the crowd moshing, and kick the pits off in hardcore fashion.

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Chevelle Rocked Grand Rapids at The Orbit Room With WGRD! [Video]

Chevelle hit Grand Rapids on Friday night, May 15th, with The Used, and Marmozets, and packed The Orbit Room! The evening started off at 5:30, with several GRD winners getting in early and meeting Chevelle for autographs and pictures!

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The Used Hit Grand Rapids with Chevelle at The Orbit Room [Video]

Chevelle hit Grand Rapids on Friday night, May 15th, with The Used, and Marmozets, and packed The Orbit Room!

First up was Marmozets, from England, and despite a little technical issue with the kick drum, they played a pretty rocking se

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Marmozets Impressed Grand Rapids with Chevelle at The Orbit Room [Video]

Chevelle hit Grand Rapids on Friday night, May 15th, with The Used, and Marmozets, and packed The Orbit Room!

First up was Marmozets, from England, and despite a little technical issue with the kick drum, they played a pretty rocking set! Cool, catchy songs, the singer has a pretty good range of sounds she can make with her voice, and nice, high energy performance!

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DJs Are No Good at Real Life Situations – Like Fire Alarms [Video]

Today was fun. About 6:30pm, the fire alarm started going off in our building. My first thought? "Crap! I have a break coming up, I can't leave!"

Josh, from our sister station, Channel 95-7, came to my studio and asked what we should do.

This is what we SHOULD have done!

Most people don't have any hesitation when a fire alarm goes off. You are all much smarter than we are. You get the hell out of the building!

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Berlin Raceway Announces $100,000 Battle of Berlin 251 with Chase Elliot and Erik Jones [Video]

Berlin Raceway has announced details of their 2015 Battle at Berlin 251, which is coming up this June 16th! This year's race will feature a guaranteed $100,000 purse, making the 251 one of the highest paying race events in the Midwest! This year's race will also feature two of racing's biggest rising stars, Chase Elliot and Erik Jones.

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Comedian Tom Green Books Dates at Dr. Grins Comedy Club [Video]

When I was younger, Tom Green was the pinnacle of hilarity on MTV before they went entirely to reality shows. When Beavis & Butt-Head was cancelled, I found my laughs with Tom Green.

He was kind of the first to do the 'live skits' that just appealed to my young mind. I even recorded them on VHS tapes!

The man known as Tom Green is coming to Grand Rapids to perform his stand up!

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