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Rockford High School Boys' Cross Country
Rockford High School Boys' Cross Country
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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
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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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Courtesy Images of Essence Photography
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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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Seether, Papa Roach Announce Co-Headlining 2015 U.S. Tour [Video]

Two of rock's powerhouse bands are teaming up to co-headline a U.S. trek in early 2015.

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Tom Araya / Eminem / Mike Muir
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Slayer’s Tom Araya + Suicidal Tendencies’ Mike Muir Heap Praise on Eminem

Slayer's Tom Araya and Suicidal Tendencies' Mike Muir praise Eminem for the rapper's talent.

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Gov. Rick Snyder (Getty Images)
Gov. Rick Snyder (Getty Images)
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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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Wayne Static
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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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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
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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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College Football: Ole Miss is Out, Other Big Stories from Week 10

One contender may have played its way into the college football playoff while another got knocked out. Here are the highlights from Week 10.

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Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
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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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