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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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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Our Former Intern Jackie’s Awkward Interview With A Mohawk’d Barista [Video]

Our former intern, "Jackie Man Voice", (real name: Jackie Green) went on to host the midday show here at the radio station for a number of years. A few months ago, she was offered a job as a TV reporter at Fox 17 in Grand Rapids.

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Austin Hatch
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Michigan Frosh Who Survived Plane Crash Nets Emotional Free Throw [VIDEO]

Never has a free throw in an exhibition game meant so much.

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Courtesy of The Calhoun County Sheriff
Courtesy of The Calhoun County Sheriff
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John Balyo Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Young Boy

The former host of a Grand Rapids Christian radio show was sentenced Monday in Calhoun County Circuit Court for sexually assaulting a young boy.

John Balyo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years behind bars for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Zach Copley
Zach Copley
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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Is Saturday; Five Epic Meal Time Bacony Delicious Dishes [Sponsored]

This is the weekend that BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns.

The bacon-infused celebration is Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features all things bacon: dishes, drinks and, of course, desserts. Tickets are still available.

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Joshua Lott/Getty Images
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Detroit Reporter Out-Squats a Squatter [Video]

You may have heard of squatters, people who unlawfully occupy an uninhabited building or unused land.

Well, somehow a squatter in Detroit not only took over someone's home, but they also somehow got its owner sent to jail. So, a Detroit reporter, WJKB-TV Fox 2's Charlie LeDuff, decided to step in and help the homeowner out.

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Calvin Johnson
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Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson Returns, Other Things to Know About NFL Week 10

NFL teams charge into the second half of the 2014 season this week. Several battles could shape the playoff picture. Here's a preview of this week's most interesting storylines:

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JT Barrett Ohio State quarterback
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Who Can Play Themselves In? Big Questions for College Football Week 11

Week 11 might not be an “official” playoff week, but with six matchups between ranked teams, it might as well be.

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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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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
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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Mark Davis/Getty Images
Mark Davis/Getty Images
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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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