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It’s Hammer Time With These 10 ‘Thor’ Facts

Before Marvel's Thor finally hit theaters in 2011, there were multiple attempts from directors to make a movie based on the popular comic character. Way back in 1991, Sam Raimi (who had just directed Darkman) pitched both Stan Lee and Marvel his take on the Norse god, but the studio “didn’t get it” according to the director. Probably a good thing, because if they did, we might not have the Avengers movies. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Asgard with Thor!

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Bob Barker Returns to ‘Price Is Right’ for Classic April Fools’ Gag

The Price Is Right won April Fools' Day.

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Fire Breaks out at Grand Rapids’ Red Ball Jet Cafe

UPDATE (11:00 a.m.) The Gilmore Collection (owners of Red Ball Jet Cafe) posted to Facebook to assure their customers that Red Jet is fine and will soon reopen following a Thursday morning fire.

The fire broke out at around 8:00 a.m. at the Red Ball Jet Cafe on Plainfield Avenue. The restaurant was not open for business at the time.

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Allegiant Air Pilots’ Strike Could Affect Grand Rapids Travel This Week

Flying Allegiant Air anytime soon?

A pilots' strike that could begin as early as Thursday (April 2) could impact your spring break travel plans.

Reuters reports that the strike follows more than two years of unsuccessful contract talks and several allegations made by the union and management alike.

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Photo Courtesy of Dolphin Vacations/Norwegian Cruise Line
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Win a Vacation From Dolphin Vacations!

97.9 WGRD Rocks and Dolphin Vacations have teamed up to give you the vacation of a lifetime!

We want to send you on a 7-night Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line!

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Grand Rapids Griffins Prank Fans with Fake Parking Tickets for April Fools’ Day

Parking tickets suck. Think about that feeling of dread you get when you see a ticket on your car.

Then, imagine that feeling turning to joy when you realize it's actually a free ticket to a Grand Rapids Griffins' game!

Nice one, Griffs.

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Photo courtesy of Grand Valley State University
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Fire Reported at Apartments Near Grand Valley State University

Crews from multiple fire departments are responding to a fire at an apartment complex just off-campus at Grand Valley State University.

The fire began around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at 4932 West Campus Drive in Allendale.

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Review: Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Is Unlike Anything Marvel Has Ever Done Before

Netflix's 'Daredevil' is the 'Batman Begins' 'Arrow' wishes it could be, and exactly the bone-crunching street level drama Marvel needed to complete its cinematic superhero universe. Our early review, before all 13 episodes hit streaming on April 10!

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Mookie Wilson Talks ’86 New York Mets, Steroids and Pete Rose In Baseball Hall of Fame [Audio]

This morning on The Free & Hot Wings Morning Show, we spoke with former Major League Baseball outfielder and coach Mookie Wilson.

Wilson has a new book out titled Mookie: Life, Baseball and the '86 Mets, which he co-wrote with Erik Sherman Berkley.

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97.9 WGRD’s April 2015 Playlist [Video]

The Pretty Reckless' 'Follow Me Down'

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Cheers to WGRD Beers of the Month!!

 

Grand Rapids is an epicenter of craft brewing as evidenced by its status as Beer City USA.

In embracing the excellent craft beer craftsmanship found in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan, 97.9 WGRD is highlight some of the best local brews with its WGRD Beers of the Month.

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West Michigan’s Perrin Brewing Co. Sold to Colorado Craft Brewery Oskar Blues [Video]

 

Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park is now under the ownership of Oskar Blues, a brewing company in Colorado.

Perrin, a 3-year-old brewery 10 miles north of downtown Grand Rapids, announced the sale Friday, March 27.

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