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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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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Nightcrawler’ Edges Out the Competition

Although 'Nightcrawler,' the only new wide release of the week, did end up taking the top spot at the box office this weekend, it did so in one of the tightest races we've ever seen. The top six films all came within $3 million of each other and the order could have radically changed by a stiff breeze for all we know. Heck, some titles may get swapped around by tomorrow when the studios release some more official numbers.

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High School Football District Finals Schedule Released

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has released the schedule for the High School Football District Finals.

The dates and times of some of the game have yet to be determined, but this is what we'll be looking at as far as matchups across West Michigan and the rest of the state. (West Michigan schools have been noted in bold.)

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Linkin Park, Rise Against, Of Mice & Men Book Date at Van Andel Arena on Feb. 4! [Video]

Big concert announcement this morning!

Fresh from its album release, Linkin Park is making a return to Michigan! This time it's right here in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena!

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2014 Michigan General Election Primer

President Barack Obama, former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush and former U.S. Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have all campaigned this fall in Michigan, but not in their election bids.

They were supporting Michigan candidates for governor and U.S. Senate.

Michigan's general election is Tuesday.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Help Our Former Intern Lurch’s Girlfriend Get a New Harp [Video]

Lurch is a former intern with us here on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

He has been dating his girlfriend, Lily Wardrop, for about two years.

"She's extremely talented and knows how to play the harp!," Lurch says. "Seriously, who knows how to play the harp?! My girlfriend, that's who."

Lurch says he is "trying to help her raise funds so that she can afford a normal size harp so she can do what she went to school and worked so hard for: music therapy."

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97.9 WGRD’s November 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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