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Tanya Klunder of Wyoming Wins Take Me Out to the Ballgame Contest

Congratulations to Tanya Klunder, of Wyoming!

She is the winner of 97.9 WGRD's Take Me Out to the Ballgame contest!

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9-Year-Old Boy Stabbed By 12-Year-Old In Kentwood Dies

Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy is accused of stabbing another child Monday evening. The victim, 9-year-old Michael Conner Verkerke, died Tuesday morning. 

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Last Minute 2014 Michigan Primary Election Primer [Video]

By Jo Anne Paul | WJIM-AM

For the first time in what is believed to be Michigan history, there is no primary challenge in the same year for the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate race.

And with the lack of big name candidates at the top of the ticket, there is concern the number of voters heading to the polls will hardly offset the cost of holding the elections.

Despite the significance of the outcome of the primary on Tuesday, fewer than one million voters in Michigan are likely to cast ballots, The Detroit News reported today. That would be even less than the all-time low numbers recorded in August 1990.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday.

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WGRD Karaoke Madness from Jackie’s Going Away Party! [Video]

Friday was Jackie's last day with us, and we're still a little sad, but we all got to go out and drink together on Friday night, so that's awesome!

Of course, Jackie and Ned freaking LOOOOVE their karaoke, too, so we had to go somewhere with it.  Little did we all know that our weekend guy, Justin, loves rocking the karaoke, let alone our buddy JoJo Girard from our sister station, WFGR!  It was a fun night of singing for all!

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Tournament Week Arrives for Inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft [Video]

Tournament week has arrived for the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft.

The 20th stop on the LPGA Tour, the Meijer LPGA Classic is being played Thursday through Aug. 10 at Blythefield Country Club. Walker-based Meijer's nudge for a community-focused LPGA tournament is that all proceeds benefit Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program.

Nine of the top 10 LPGA pros are in the 144-player field, including Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 female golfer in the world; U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie; rookie superstar Lydia Ko; and veterans such as Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson.

Tickets for the Meijer Classic, which has a $1.5 million purse, are still available. Pre-tournament activities start Monday.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Enjoy the Water [Sponsored]

Boaters should enjoy their time on the water, being smart and playing safely while on it.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to be smart while out boating, regardless of whether you're on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, rapids, creek, whitewater course or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Michigan Man Killed When He Crashes Car Into Home Infested With Bees [Video]

Getting into a car crash can ruin your day. And crashing your car into a house can make matters worse.

But in this guy's unfortunate case, that would have been the least of his worries, WJRT-TV reported.

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San Antonio metal band Nothing More (Photo: Jody Domingue)
San Antonio metal band Nothing More (Photo: Jody Domingue)
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97.9 WGRD’s August 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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New Movies This Week: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Get On Up’ [Video]

This week, we get the latest Marvel Studios expansion of the 'Avengers' universe, plus a biopic on the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business.

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Detroit Tigers Acquire David Price in Three-Team Trade; Austin Jackson, Drew Smyly Gone

The Detroit Tigers made a big move at today's trade deadline acquiring Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price.

The Tigers gave up outfielder Austin Jackson and starting pitcher Drew Smyly in the 3-team trade.

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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 Pace Lap at Berlin Raceway [Video]

On Wednesday night, we were the grand marshals at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., for the Money in the Bank 125.

We also got the opportunity to ride along in the pace truck, and Producer Joe and Free Beer got to wave the green flags before a couple of the races!

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