Contact Us
Grand Rapids News

Grand Rapids News

Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Andrew Burton/Getty Images
[

Did You Hit Up Dairy Queen for Some Hot Eats and Cool Treats? Check Your Bank Account and Credit Cards

It feels like it has been the year of the data breach, which is corporations' way of saying "someone hacked into our systems and stole your private information".

First it was Target last December; followed by P.F. Chang's; Home Depot; Jimmy John's and countless others.

Now the home of the Blizzard and the Dilly Bar has been hit. Dairy Queen announced in a press release that 395 DQ locations and one Orange Julius location had been infected with Backoff malware that provided hackers with access to an undisclosed number of customer names, payment card numbers and expiration dates.

The Dairy Queens in Woodland Mall in Kentwood and The Lakes Mall in Muskegon were among the locations. Seven other stores across Michigan were also compromised. 

Read More

Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
[

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.

Read More

WXMI-TV Fox 17/Facebook
WXMI-TV Fox 17/Facebook
[

Free Beer & Hot Wings: Meteorologist Freaks Out Over Spiders On Green Screen [Video]

Meet Fox 17 meteorologist Kelly Smith. She is not a fan of spiders at all.

So, what better way to freak her out than to replace her weather maps with pictures and video of spiders?!

Read More

Facebopk/BrandsOnSale.com
Facebopk/BrandsOnSale.com
[

You Can Now Buy an Ebola Containment Suit as a Halloween Costume

A costume company is now selling an Ebola Containment Suit Halloween costume. It includes a white biohazard suit and mask, blue latex gloves, and safety goggles. You'll have to buy your own yellow boots to go with it.

Read More

HBO Streaming Service Standalone Subscription 2015
HBO
[

HBO to Offer Standalone Streaming Service in 2015

HBO subscriptions have been something of a running joke through the TV industry, with a great many of the network's loyal fans sharing HBOGO passwords to avoid expensive cable packages, previously the only mean with which to watch shows like 'Game of Thrones' or 'True Detective.' Now, the company has finally acquiesced, and announced an independent streaming service due out in 2015.

Read More

Steven Depolo
Steven Depolo
[

Grand Rapids Voted Best Beer Town in the USA

Grand Rapids wins another title in the name of craft beer!

Already the reigning Beer City USA, Grand Rapids has now claimed the title  “Best Beer Town in the USA” in USA Today's and 10Best's annual poll.

The honor was just bestowed at noon. Tampa; Asheville, N.C.; Bend, Ore.; and Fort Collins, Colo., were also in the top five.

Read More

Battlecross
Battlecross
[

Battlecross Returns to The Stache on November 26! [Video]

This year is sure going to go out with a bang!

So many shows are coming to the Grand Rapids area, it's insanity; especially in November!

Another show just got announced and this is one of the more extreme bands I have seen!

Michigan natives Battlecross are returning to The Stache!

Read More

97.9 WGRD
97.9 WGRD
[

Producer Joe Takes Aim at Barracks 616 [Video/Sponsored]

Producer Joe is a member of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" crew.

Known for his witty repartee, signature laugh and no-holds-barred stunts, he's been trying something new.

He's been getting firearms instruction from Barracks 616.

Read More

Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
[

New Brewery Coming to Cedar Springs [Video]

West Michigan's beer fever is spreading!

After last week's announcement that New Holland Brewing is coming to Grand Rapids, WZZM-13 reports there is another brewery on the horizon in Cedar Springs.

Read More

Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
[

Free Beer & Hot Wings: A New Idea for Dumber Than Zane Trivia [Poll]

Since we are never content leaving things how they are, we are considering changing up Dumber Than Zane Trivia once again.

Read More

Aaron Nemec/ArtPrize 2014
Aaron Nemec/ArtPrize 2014
[

Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s ArtPrize Contribution [Video]

Here in Grand Rapids there's an annual art contest called ArtPrize.

It's a 19-day city-wide art exhibit in which artists display their work for everyone to see. People and a juried panel then vote on which pieces they think are the best and the winners receive $560,000 in cash prizes. There are many mediums, including paintings, drawings, sculpture and even performance art.

One piece was titled "Hey YouTube, It's Me."

Read More

Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
[

Free Beer & Hot Wings Flashback: Flashback: Producer Joe’s Bed of Nails Challenge [Video]

We took a call from Shane this morning, who does a sideshow act including laying on a bed of nails.

It reminded us of the time five years ago when Producer Joe and Hot Wings did the same thing when a sideshow act came through the radio station.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgrd.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WGRD 97.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on WGRD 97.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!