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‘SNL’ Season 40: Darrell Hammond to Replace Don Pardo as Announcer

Of the many changes in store for the 40th season of 'SNL,' none would prove so heartbreaking as the loss of beloved announcer Don Pardo, who passed away earlier this year. No one could ever replace Pardo's distinct intonation announcing every 'SNL' installment, though the new voice of the sketch comedy series will at least be a familiar one, as distinguished alum Darrell Hammond takes the mic.

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Metalhead Ned Enjoys His First Sip of Surge [Video]

Here it is folks, the moment I have been waiting for! It's been way too long since I have had the fine green soda Surge.

Working on Wednesday took forever as I knew this fine beverage was waiting at my doorstep for me to come and enjoy.

Is Surge still as good as it was in the '90s?

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Jake, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was today's contestant on Dumber Than Zane Trivia on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show." (Photo: Free Beer & Hot Wings)
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia

Each Thursday on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

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‘Men, Women & Children’ Trailer: The Price of Living in a Digital World

We got a first look at Jason Reitman's latest effort before TIFF 2014 with a non-speaking 'Men, Women & Children' trailer, but since it screened at the film festival to mixed reviews, a new one has, appropriately, debuted online.

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Jake, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was today's contestant on Dumber Than Zane Trivia on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show." (Photo: Free Beer & Hot Wings)
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia

Each Thursday on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

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‘Paranormal Activity 5′ Titled ‘The Ghost Dimension,’ Set for March 2015

If you're still interested in the idea of a 'Paranormal Activity 5,' you may not be after you hear its new title. Paramount Pictures not only announced the fifth installment's release date for 2015, but also that we'll apparently be entering 'The Ghost Dimension.'

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A big squiggly thing outside our building. Probably represents man's inner struggle to hold his pee when standing next to strange art. I'm not encouraging anyone to urinate on anything.
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ArtPrize Is Coming; How Insane Are the Artists Going to Be This Year?

ArtPrize is coming, and it's a huge thing for Grand Rapids.  

Thousands of people wander around downtown, checking out all the art that comes to town and vote on the art they think should win the huge grand prize.

The grand prizes' payouts total $400,000, and there are smaller prizes all totaling $160,000. So, this is a pretty big freaking deal!

I will admit right now that I don't get art. I'm more of a music guy.

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TNT Secures TV Rights to ‘Avengers 2′ and Four Future Marvel Movies

If you thought studios securing release dates years in advance for movies that don't even have titles yet was crazy, you haven't seen anything yet. Now, television networks are now buying the rights to air those untitled movies years before they're even released in theaters. Specifically, TNT has signed on the dotted line with Marvel Studios to air the next five Marvel movies, which includes 'Avengers 2,' 'Captain America 3,' 'Ant-Man' and, um, two others.

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Beer City USA Needs Your Vote!

USA Today's 10Best.com is holding their annual poll in search of the "Best Beer Town in the USA" and Grand Rapids needs your vote!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Slash Talks Coffee Spills, Gene Simmons, Michael Jackson, Clown Music [Audio/Video]

We were once again joined on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today by rock legend Slash.

The legendary guitarist, formerly of Guns N' Roses, is currently playing with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. The band just released its latest album and single, "World on Fire."

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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Would You Travel Into the Future or Back In Time? [Poll]

On "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today, we were talking about a list of 10 horrifying technologies that should NEVER be allowed to exist.

Number four on the list was time travel.

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