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Free Beer & Hot Wings: The Best High School Football News Story You’ll Watch Today [Video]

High school football is a pretty big deal in many parts of the U.S.

Michigan is no exception.

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Christmas Shopping Primer/Countdown

Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone. So have Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

After all, you've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.

Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to visit as you continue your Christmas shopping.

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LaughFest Extends Deadline to Sign up for Community Showcases through December 8th

Think you're one funny son-of-a gun? Or are you a total dancing machine? Show off those skills at LaughFest!

Gilda's LaughFest has extended the sign-up for their 2015 community showcases through Monday, December 8th.

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Material Girl: Madonna Tops List of World’s Richest Recording Artists

Pop music icon Madonna was atop a list released today by Wealth-X of the world's top 10 richest recording artists.

The 56-year-old Michigan native, who now lives in the United Kingdom, has a net worth of $800 million to rank ahead of British rock-and-roll legend Paul McCartney.

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Jobs

 
Townsquare Media of Grand Rapids, Inc., currently has no advertised openings.
 

However, Townsquare Media Grand Rapids is always looking for good people.

CONTACT:  Russ Hines at (616) 459-1631 or Russ.Hines@Townsquaremedia.com

TOWNSQ

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Some Choice Videos from Black Friday [Video]

Well, it's that time of year again: the annual, undignified retail bum-rush we call Black Friday.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Mockingjay’ Crushes Thanksgiving Weekend

Appropriately, the Thanksgiving holiday box office was all about the leftovers. While two high profile new releases struggled to open, films from the past few weeks continued to do solid business. In fact, this was one of the most varied weekends at the box office in quite some time, with YA adaptations, animated family movies, epic blockbusters, and small independent films all performing better than expected.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Listener’s Rant About Eric Zane [Video]

There are a couple of things we know about YouTube user The Geek Show:

  1. He likes wrestling.
  2. He doesn't like Eric Zane -- at all.

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97.9 WGRD’s December 2014 Playlist [Video]

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West Catholic Football Wins Division 5 State Championship

West Catholic beat Lansing Catholic 24-20 at Ford Field to win the Division 5 football state championship today.

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Cannonsburg Ski Area Opening Today for Remainder of Thanksgiving Weekend

It's time to strap them on and hit the slopes for skiing and snowboarding!

Cannonsburg Ski Area is opening to the public this today at 10 a.m.

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Is Black Friday Losing Popularity in West Michigan?

On Thursday I left for South Haven to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with my family. Sadly, I had to leave behind my boyfriend. Why? One word: retail. He works for two big-box stores here in Grand Rapids. For Black Friday shopping, one opened at 5PM on Thursday, the other at 5AM on Friday. When I texted to see how things were going, he said it was "really quiet". Compared to years past, there were a lot less people in line when the store opened, and a lot less shoppers all day. (He didn't even see one fight! Crazy!)

Looks like that may have been the case all around West Michigan. Is Black Friday shopping not such a big deal anymore?

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