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Meijer- 97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Fruitport High Football’s Levi Six

Fruitport High School 10th Grader Levi Six has earned all conference and all area honors along with  being top in the state in tackles after the regular season. Levi Six is this weeks Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week!

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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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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Our Former Intern Jackie’s Awkward Interview With A Mohawk’d Barista [Video]

Our former intern, "Jackie Man Voice", (real name: Jackie Green) went on to host the midday show here at the radio station for a number of years. A few months ago, she was offered a job as a TV reporter at Fox 17 in Grand Rapids.

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What Do You Want Your Obituary Photo to Be? I Want Mine to Be Fun!

I know this will probably seem kind of mean, and wrong, but a friend sent me a link to an obituary, and the photo seems a bit weird.

Maybe it makes sense if you knew the guy, but for those of us that don't, it seems like a very odd photo to post as your obituary photo.  I mean, was it a Joker costume or something he always wore?

This has given me an idea, though...

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(Photo: WGRD.com)
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Strolling Through the Cold Streets of Grand Rapids

Lunch break! Kind of...

I brought my lunch to work today and figured I better keep myself from getting 'desk sores.' I don't know if that really does exist but I also don't want to find out if they do! The station is located in downtown Grand Rapids, so I decided to take a quick walk and photograph some of the places you could have found me!

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Pat Sajak Can’t Deal With These Awful ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Guesses

It looks like Pat Sajak may have finally had enough of 'Wheel of Fortune.'

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Military Personnel & Veterans! Go See ‘Fury’ Today for FREE!

Today is veterans day, a day we honor the brave men & women who have sacrificed so much to make sure our lives can be lived freely!

Celebration Cinema wants to welcome all Military Personnel & Veterans to any of their locations and see the movie 'Fury' for absolutely free TODAY!

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Grand Rapids Deals for Veterans Day 2014

Tuesday November 11th is Veterans’ Day, a day to honor the men and women who have served our country and protected our freedoms. To say thank you, many West Michigan  area businesses are offering special Veterans’ Day deals today.

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Jeff Daniels Makes the Entire ‘Tonight Show’ Audience Dance

Jeff Daniels would like to make you dance. Perhaps not you specifically -- but, heck, maybe -- but just anyone who gets to enjoy the dulcet tones of the 'Dumb and Dumber To' star whensoever he trills away with son's band. Daniels is a busy guy, but he still finds the time to jam out with his kid, and when that happens, it's dance time.

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Laughfest 2015 to Feature George Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt – Will Celebrate #FiveYearsOfSmiles

Today, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced the first round of talent and shows for the festival’s fifth year which will be held March 5 to 15, 2015. The announcement included performers that are new to the festival, as well as some past favorites returning to take part in the festival’s fifth year.

The headliners announced Tuesday include: George Lopez, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes and LaughFest veterans Bo Burnham, YouTube star and singer/songwriter comedian; Pete Holmes, who will be perform two shows and record a live podcast; and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Ticket packages for the festival will go on sale Friday, November 14.

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BaCon 2014, Photo Janna Hoke/ WGRD
BaCon 2014, Photo Janna Hoke/ WGRD
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BaCon 2014: All the Bacon and Beer Grand Rapids Could Handle [Photos]

On Saturday crowds poured into the DeltaPlex to honor and sample the two most delicious substances on the planet: bacon and beer!

GRD was proud to be a part of the 2nd annual BaCon, a bacon and beer celebration! This year's delectable dishes and drinks included chicken-fried bacon, bacon vodka and bloody mary bar, braised pork-belly tacos, creme brulee with beer and candied bacon, bourbon-bacon-cheddar cheese fondue, bacon stout, bacon corn dogs with spicy mustard, bacon-wrapped jalapenos, even maple-and-bacon glazed doughnuts!

Check out this year's winners and photos of the bacon-tastic festivities!

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John Balyo Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Young Boy

The former host of a Grand Rapids Christian radio show was sentenced Monday in Calhoun County Circuit Court for sexually assaulting a young boy.

John Balyo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years behind bars for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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