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Update: ‘Toy Story 4′ Is Officially Happening, Gets a 2017 Release Date

Even though we were told, once upon a time, that Disney and Pixar had no plans for 'Toy Story 4,' it seems that those plans have changed. After a series of short films that kept us up to date with the adventures of Woody and Buzz Lightyear and friends, Disney CEO Bob Iger has just announced that we'll finally be getting a 'Toy Story 4' after all, and it has an official release date and everything.

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Video Game Music Returns to Grand Rapids Symphony with ‘rePlay: Symphony of Heroes’ [Video]

When the Grand Rapids Symphony does pop culture music, it's always a good time. When they do video game music, it's freakin' magical!

If you recall, the Grand Rapids Symphony did "PLAY! A Video Game Symphony" a couple years ago, and it was awesome! Then they did "Legend of Zelda: Symphony of Goddesses," which was amazing!

Now, the Grand Rapids Symphony returns with rePlay: Symphony of Heroes on Feb. 7, 2015!

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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Final Trailer: The Middle-Earth Saga Goes Out With a War

The final 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' trailer has arrived and, well, it looks like another 'Hobbit' movie. If your faith in director Peter Jackson's vision of Middle-Earth remains unshaken, prepare to get excited. If the previous two films have muted your excitement for the series, prepare to see...more of the same.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Official Title Announced: ‘The Force Awakens’

We thought that the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' title might get officially announced this past summer at Comic-Con, but that event came and went with no official reveal. So, what better way to announce the new title than a random Thursday in November? Just this morning on Twitter, Lucasfilm and the official 'Star Wars' Twitter account revealed the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' title: 'A Force Awakens'.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings, Wayland Team for GRD Radiothon for A-T Children’s Project [Video]

Today, the day before Wayland's show at The Intersection, the guys from the "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" will team up with Wayland to take over afternoon drive on 97.9 WGRD for the first WGRD Radiothon!

Nov. 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Toll Free Number: (800) 947-3979
Or GRD Request Line: (616) 770-WGRD
All is being done to help raise money and awareness for the A-T Children's Project.

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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Rockford High School Boys’ Cross Country

Rockford High School's boys' cross country team, which captured the Michigan School Athletic Association Division 1 Lower Peninsula state title, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honoree.

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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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Nickelback, The Pretty Reckless Book February 24 Date at Van Andel Arena [Video]

Multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in 2015 in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address, which comes out Nov. 17 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

The tour will stop in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The Pretty Reckless will join Nickelback to open the show.

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Hideout Brewing Company Stops by WGRD to Chat About Bacon Beer [Video]

Beer...the glory that is beer! Now let's talk bacon! BACON!

Mix those two together and what do you get? Bacon Beer! Who came up with this amazing brew, the guys at Hideout Brewing Company! They came in and we chatted it up about this weekends BaCon, Beer, and more!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Rest In Peace, Olivia [Audio/Video]

We've been doing "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" with heavy hearts for the last couple of days.

Over the weekend, we learned that Olivia Veldink was not doing well and had been hospitalized.

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Gov. Rick Snyder Defeats Challenger Mark Schauer to Lead GOP Sweep for State Posts; U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Wins Senate Seat

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder led Democratic challenger Mark Schauer by about 70,000 votes with 56 percent of the total with 545 of Michigan's 4,877 precincts reporting, prompting the Free Press to project Snyder the winner.

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The Final Time I Saw Wayne Static Live [Video]

I can't believe the news that I got this weekend.

I was sitting at a Halloween party dressed as Alice Cooper just scrolling through my phone when I scrolled past a story that I never wanted to see" Static-X Frontman Wayne Static had passed away.

The air was taken from my lungs and I just kinda froze. I couldn't believe what I was reading after taking it in for a minute. I started to reminisce of past concerts and intro'ing him at Carnival of Chaos.

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