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Courtesy Kathleen Madigan
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Kathleen Madigan Talks Gilda’s LaughFest, Jokes About Family and Family Names [Audio]

On "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we got a chance to talk to comedian Kathleen Madigan.

She was the very first comedian Free Beer and Hot Wings ever interviewed nearly 15 years ago!

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2015 WGRD Heavyweights Finals Rock The Stache on Saturday!

After three weeks of preliminary rounds at The Stache, it has finally come down to the day where the winner will be crowned!

Which band will be crowned the 2015 WGRD Heavyweight Champion on Saturday night?

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Time to Spring Forward This Weekend [Infographic]

Remember to set those clocks forward Saturday night as daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. EST Sunday.

With the change, it is going to be lighter sooner. That means changes in routines a bit, whether that's driving, bicycling or walking.

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(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
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Get Your Free Tickets to Laughfest Presents: Big Jay Oakerson at The Orbit Room!

 

Gilda's Laughfest has so much to offer to make sure you are laughing this season! While there are some big names coming around this area for the event that can cost you a penny or two.

We have a box full of tickets to a great Laughfest event at the Orbit Room!

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Chappie,’ ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and ‘Unfinished Business’ [Video]

Since winter never ends, it's good to have a big weekend of movie releases to pass the time until spring.

Chappie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Unfinished Business are just a few of the movies opening this weekend.

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Kristen Schaal Talks TV Shows, Will Forte and Comedian Insults [Audio/Video]

On "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" this morning, we talked to comedian and actress Kristen Schaal.

She co-stars on the Fox show Last Man on Earth, which airs at 9:30 p.m. ET Sundays.

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Music Friday Songs for March 6

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's show.

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Hannibal Buress Talks Jiu Jitsu, Cracker Barrel and Upcoming Movie [Audio]

We again talked with comedian and actor Hannibal Buress on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show" this morning.  

We learned a few things from this interview.  

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Someone Sent Eric Zane Some Mail [Photos]

Someone sent Eric Zane some mail to the radio station.

They obviously know how much of a pizza aficionado Zane is. So, they figured he'd enjoy some nice, light reading.

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Spirit Crowns Gilda’s LaughFest Community Kickoff, Even If World Record Doesn’t [Videos]

A paper crown-capped world record was part of the agenda at the Gilda's LaughFest Community Kickoff.

While the world mark set last July didn't tumble, the throngs at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids more than made up for it in spirit, energy, effusiveness and antics Thursday night.

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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Ryan McVay/ThinkStock
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Grand Rapids Man Develops Automatic Toilet Seat Closer [Video]

"Why can't you remember to put the toilet seat down?!"

How many times have you had that fight?

Grand Rapids resident Tom Reminga has developed an automatic toilet-seat closer that could help you with that.

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