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Jackie and ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Off-Air Shenanigans [Audio]

We had some crazy malfunctions today and 97.9 WGRD went off air for a while today.

Most of you knew, considering we got like a million e-mails and text messages letting us know, as if we didn't already know.

That said, "Free Beer & Hot Wings" and I continued on with our local break anyway!

In case you missed it because we were off air for a portion of the time there, here it is!

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Photo Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
Photo Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Wear a Life Jacket [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Here's a boating tip to help you stay safe out there: Make sure to wear a life jacket.

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OxiClean And Katie Brown Present Ways To Boost Your Home At Colicchio And Sons
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Go Ahead and Have a Donut (or a Dozen) for National Donut Day [Video]

If you put down that morning Cruller or Long John because you're trying to watch your figure or keep your blood sugar from skyrocketing, go ahead and have one today. Just tell yourself it's National Donut Day.

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‘Forrest Gump’ Celebrates Turning 20 With IMAX Engagement

'Forrest Gump,' which turns 20 this year, is about to be rolled back into theaters to celebrate. Paramount has announced that the film will screen in IMAX auditoriums starting September 5, and have also moved up 'SpongeBob SquarePants 2' from February 13 to February 6, 2015.

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Grand Rapids Market On First Fridays

This Friday, Grand Rapids' "Avenue For the Arts" becomes home to art, music, culture - and The Market On First Fridays!

Running from 5pm to 9pm this Friday, the sidewalks of South Division between Fulton and Cherry Street will be packed with local artists, entertainment and businesses, showcasing some of Grand Rapids’ most talented "doers."

There will be a LOT of activities to enjoy and goods to buy at the

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It’s Festival Weekend!

Long before ArtPrize, THE arts festival in Grand Rapids was just Festival.

Officially, it's the 45th Festival of the Arts, held in downtown Grand Rapids on a few city streets and at Calder Plaza.

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Eric Zane/Warren (Mich.) Police Department
Eric Zane/Warren (Mich.) Police Department
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Eric Zane’s Police Mug Shot From 1988

On "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today, we were talking about a crazy story of a man who drove cross-country with a dead woman in his van.

He ended up driving back to his hometown in Michigan, which happens to be the town that Eric Zane grew up in.

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Kraig Scarbinsky/ThinkStock
Kraig Scarbinsky/ThinkStock
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Metalhead Ned’s Random Pic of the Week – Time For Sun of a Beach!

I was walking down the hallway yesterday and I couldn't help but notice that our live events manager was dressed up for a Beach Party. I don't know what exactly she was doing, but I figured it was a very random thing to stumble upon.

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Davenport University/YouTube
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Davenport University Grad Gets Do-Over Back Flip on ‘Steve Harvey Show’ [Video]

Bobby Blank, of Holland, became a viral video sensation in April when he face planted while attempting a back flip at Davenport University's graduation ceremonies at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

On Tuesday, he received another chance.

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The B.O.B.’s Liquor License Suspended for 10 Days

WZZM reported in April, that The B.O.B. was sentenced to a 3-day liquor license suspension. The downtown Grand Rapids bar, restaurant, and nightclub tried to appeal that decision. Tuesday, the Michigan Liquor Commission not only upheld the original suspension, but extended it to 10 days. 

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Warren Goldswain, ThinkStock
Warren Goldswain, ThinkStock
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East Kentwood and Zeeland West Win Boys Track & Field State Championships

The Michigan High School Boys and Girls Track & Field State Championships were decided over the weekend.

East Kentwood and Zeeland West Boys Track & Field teams each brought home championships!

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Win Playstation 4 from ‘Continue?’ and ’5×5′ [Video]

Yeah, you read that headline right. We're teaming up with our good buddies from Continue? to give you a chance at winning a PlayStation 4.

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