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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Ace Frehley Talks Twitter, Robin Williams, Panty-Dropping Songs [Audio]

This morning, we talked to Ace Frehley, the former lead guitarist and founding member of the band Kiss.

Ace was on to promote his new album, "Space Invader," which is available now.

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Courtesy Ray Hulin
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Passed Out Project P Raver Embraces His Internet Stardom [Video]

Last week, we talked about a West Michigan story that has since gone viral where a massive party, called Project P, was thrown and thousands of people showed up.

The guy that threw the Mecosta County party, 20-year-old James Taylor, was interviewed and during it referenced a man still passed out on his living room floor HOURS after all the other party-goers left.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for August 8

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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WGRD Karaoke Madness from Jackie’s Going Away Party! [Video]

Friday was Jackie's last day with us, and we're still a little sad, but we all got to go out and drink together on Friday night, so that's awesome!

Of course, Jackie and Ned freaking LOOOOVE their karaoke, too, so we had to go somewhere with it.  Little did we all know that our weekend guy, Justin, loves rocking the karaoke, let alone our buddy JoJo Girard from our sister station, WFGR!  It was a fun night of singing for all!

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Local Rockers Fled Five Set to Open for Theory of a Deadman & Halestorm!

If you checked out the Motley Crue Pre-Party on July 2nd, you would have seen these guys rockin' The BOB parking lot. Turns out they got an even bigger show on the horizon as they have been selected to open the big show on August 28th at Fifth Third Ballpark!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for August 1

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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San Antonio metal band Nothing More (Photo: Jody Domingue)
San Antonio metal band Nothing More (Photo: Jody Domingue)
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97.9 WGRD’s August 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Our Pace Lap at Berlin Raceway [Video]

On Wednesday night, we were the grand marshals at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., for the Money in the Bank 125.

We also got the opportunity to ride along in the pace truck, and Producer Joe and Free Beer got to wave the green flags before a couple of the races!

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Photo Johnnie Walker
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These Rock Metal Acts Should Come to Grand Rapids ASAP

We get some really big name acts in Grand Rapids, and they all put on amazing shows!

We have The Eagles, Boob Lady (a.k.a. Katy Perry), Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Arch Enemy, etc., all coming to Grand Rapids!

However, there are a few bands that I wish would make an appearance here

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: WZZM-13 Goes Behind the Scenes with ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ [Video]

A few weeks ago, the folks from WZZM-13 in Grand Rapids stopped by the 97.9 WGRD studio with a camera to interview us after the show to put together a "behind the scenes" piece about us.

Then this morning, while Producer Joe was guest hosting with Lauren Stanton on WZZM-13's morning news show, the ABC affiliate aired the piece.

You can see it in its entirety below.

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On Tap with Summer Craft Beer Festival 2014 [Photos]

John Ball Park was the venue and craft beers were the main course Saturday.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival poured, played, entertained and fed hundreds from across Grand Rapids, West Michigan and beyond on a summery afternoon and early evening with sunshine and temperatures creeping into the low 80s.

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Young Guns Unveil Oct. 10 Grand Rapids Stop on 2014 North American Tour [Video]

Young Guns are in the process of finalizing their new album, but will spend the fall touring North America.

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