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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’ Tops the Heap

There‘s going to be a lot of blood and ink spilled across the internet on the subject of the opening weekend for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.’ Yes, the third film in the series did open significantly lower than its predecessors. Yes, there are definitely people at Lionsgate wringing their hands and trying to figure out why the film opened below expectations. And yet, that opening weekend is still massive. It’s three day total is larger than most movies ever have a chance to make in their entire runs. So, let's have some perspective as we dive into this week’s top 10.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Hot Wings’ GRD Radiothon Coffee Disaster From Friday [Video]

On Friday afternoon, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" crew took over afternoon drive on our home station, 97.9 WGRD, and held a radio telethon with our friends in the band Wayland to raise money and awareness for the A-T Children's Project.

For the GRD Radiothon, we took pay-for-play requests where people could pay money to hear us play ANYTHING at all.

Thanks to the generosity of our listeners, we were able to raise $10,000 in just four hours. But unfortunately, there was one casualty.

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Event Wednesday To Entice West Michigan Natives to Move Back [VIDEO]

Many West Michigan Natives are returning home for Thanksgiving this week. There is one local organization hoping to interest them in staying for good.

Hello West Michigan is hosting a special gathering Wednesday night at the B.O.B.

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‘Jurassic World’ Teaser Promises to Deliver Our First Trailer on Thanksgiving Day

A few days ago, the YouTube page for Universal Spain posted memorable footage of the cup of water vibrating from ‘Jurassic Park’ as a teaser for ‘Jurassic World,’ which seemed pretty curious. But today brings our first official footage from ‘Jurassic World’ in the form of a far more awesome teaser for the trailer, which will hit the web on Thanksgiving day. If that’s not something to be thankful for, what is?

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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy’s Wildlife Show Hits East Grand Rapids November 23 [Video]

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Tickets Free to Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets in Detroit Monday

Due to the 5+ feet of snow  dumped on upstate New York in the past few days, the Sunday Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets game has been rescheduled for Monday night at Ford Field.

And tickets are free!

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GRD Radiothon Raises $10,000 for A-T Children’s Project! [Video]

It's amazing! It's astounding!

The first GRD Radiothon reached its goal, raising $10,000!

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New Facebook Video Feature Lets You Say Thanks to Special People in Your Life [Video]

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and now you can celebrate the special relationships for which you're the most thankful with a cool new video feature from Facebook.

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Dean From Wayland Just Can’t Stand Rancid Ketchup [Video]

What would you do net $300 for AT Childrens Project?

Well, Dean of Wayland can't stand some rancid ketchup, so in order to grab $300 for AT, Dean did the unthinkable!

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Hot Wings, Producer Joe Sing ‘All About That Bass’ in German Accents! [Video]

If you're listening to the WGRD Radiothon, you may have caught this treasure that was sung on air by two German guys....aka Hot Wings & Producer Joe

Be careful, you may tear up from laughing.

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Watch GRD Radiothon Here [LIVE VIDEO]

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

TODAY from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST in the studios of 97.9 WGRD, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” crew is partnering with Wayland in taking over afternoon drive on WGRD for the first WGRD Radiothon!

The four-hour effort is being done to help raise money and awareness for the A-T Children’s Project, and is being broadcast live by 97.9 WGRD.

Callers can call in on the GRD Request Line at (616) 770-9473 or toll-free at (800) 947-3979.

Listeners can call in a request ANY SONG they want to hear, but for a price! The cooler the song, the better the price. So, if you want to hear something completely crazy or terrible, expect to pay out more.

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Former Michigan and Michigan State Stars to Face Grand Rapids Drive at Home Opener

The Grand Rapids Drive's regular season home opener is on November 26 and the visiting team will feature a couple of familiar faces.

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