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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]

Rachel Kramer
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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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University of Michigan Taps Retired Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett as Interim AD

University of Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon has resigned and retired Steelcase Inc. CEO Jim Hackett is in for the interim, U-M President Mark Schlissel said in an Ann Arbor news conference this afternoon.

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Time to Fall Back, Drive More Carefully [Poll/Infographic]

Remember to set those clocks back Saturday night as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. EDT Sunday.

After the change, it will be darker sooner, making driving more dangerous with bicyclists and pedestrians more difficult to see.

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Ted Murphy
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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Homer Simpson Bacon Quotes [Sponsored]

Returning for the second consecutive year on Nov. 8 is BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration.

The all-things bacon celebration is a week from Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-themed, -infused and -inspired dishes and drinks, and tickets are still available.

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Expect Mother Nature to Play Some Tricks with Halloween Weather on Friday

Mother Nature may have tricks of her own to play, with high winds, rain and snow being forecast by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office for Friday.

That's going to make for some possibly challenging conditions for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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Who Wins First Playoff Elimination Game? Big Questions for Week 10 in College Football

With this week’s release of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, every game suddenly takes on new importance. Here are some of the big questions going into this week:

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photo Johnnie Walker
photo Johnnie Walker
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Volbeat Announces Spring 2015 Tour, Tickets on Sale October 31

Volbeat rocked Grand Rapids back in September, selling out the The DeltaPlex along with Five Finger Death Punch, Hell Yeah and Nothing More.

They just announced it is hitting the road again this spring. This time along with Anthrax and Crobot.

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Julie Weiler
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Cedar Springs Girls’ Cross Country’s Kenzie Weiler

Cedar Springs High School's girls' cross country No. 1 runner Kenzie Weiler, the defending Division 2 state champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Meijer Announces Dates for the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft

After a successful inaugural tournament that generated $600,000 for Midwest food pantries, the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will return to Grand Rapids in 2015 for another week of community events and the best women golfers in the world.

The tournament is slated July 20-26, 2015, at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, and will again benefit the Walker-based retailer Meijer's Simply Give program.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Hockey Coach Flips Out On Reporter In Post Game Interview [Video]

Hockey is an intense sport.

Post-game hockey interviews with coaches can be even more intense, as proven by Paul Fixter, head coach of the Ontario Hockey League's Sudbury Wolves.

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