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

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College Football 2014: Week 1

Week 1 is (nearly) in the books and the season got off to an exciting start with lots of top teams playing closer-than-expected games. Here are some things we learned this week.
The Top Ten Has a Lot of Question Marks
While there were no major upsets this weekend, that’s not to say that we didn’t see some red flags surrounding some of the nation’s top teams

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Esquire: Brewery Vivant Has One of ‘Weirdest Brewery Locations In America’

Grand Rapids has gotten noticed for a lot of things in recent years: art, health care, beer, and much more.

Now, our "weird" brewery locations are getting attention, too.

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Update: West Michigan Man, Dan Maurer, Gets Surgery on 100-Pound Scrotum [Video/Audio]

Earlier this summer,  “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show” talked with Dan Maurer, the 39-year-old Burlington man suffering from a condition that caused his scrotum to grow to somewhere between 75 and 100 pounds.

At the time, he was raising money to help fund the surgery that would change his life.

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MDOT Suspends Most Road Projects for Labor Day Weekend

To make travel easier, the Michigan Department of Transportation will lift most road restrictions over Labor Day weekend, with 126 of 156 construction projects having lane restrictions lifted for the weekend.

See which projects will remain active.

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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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Last Gasp of Summer: Looking Forward to Labor Day Weekend

Drat. Summer is almost done.

Schools go back next week, at least those who aren't on year-round schedules.

Labor Dayis upon us here in West Michigan, which means one long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: ‘The Free Beer & Hot Wings’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

After being challenged by many friends and co-workers, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" crew was finally able to get everyone together for our official ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video on Thursday.

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Nominate Someone for Honors as Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week

Meijer and 97.9 WGRD are saluting greater Grand Rapids' and West Michigan's outstanding student-athletes and their achievements by feting them as Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week during the 2014-2015 academic year.

However, we need your help to help us identify these outstanding student-athletes.

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Missing 14-Year-Old From Marshall Found Safe In Atlanta

Hannah Marie Amaro, the 14-year-old girl missing since Saturday from Marshall, was located with a 29-year-old man at an Atlanta-area hotel on Tuesday.

The girl was located by authorities at a hotel in Georgia Tuesday afternoon, Marshall Police Chief Jim Schwartz said during a press conference Tuesday evening. She appeared to be fine, according the the Chief, but will be checked out at a hospital.

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Police Update The Public On The Case Of Missing 14-Year-Old From Marshall

In a press conference held on Saturday afternoon, the Marshall Police Department and the Michigan State Police updated the public on the ongoing investigation into missing 14-year-old Hannah Marie Amaro.

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Quick Lane Bowl Coming to Ford Field in Detroit

This morning, the Detroit Lions announced an agreement with Ford Motor Company’s Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center for a new, annual college football bowl game.

The Quick Lane Bowl will be held at Ford Field and feature teams from the Big 10 and ACC conferences.

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