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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Check Out This 1982 Ad for Sony’s First CD Player [Video]

The year 1982 was a huge one for technology and music.

Sony released this crazy new technology that would take music from analog to digital. This was the year the company released its first commercially available CD player.

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Don Harder
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: ’60s Mustang-Cereal Combo Commercial Embraces Offensive Stereotypes [Video]

Compared to today, the 1960s were a weird time.

Things that just wouldn't fly today were commonplace back then. Take, for instance, this TV commercial for both a Ford Mustang AND a Post cereal called Rice Krinkles.

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We’ll Miss You, Jackie!

If you are listening to Jackie today, you may know that today is Jackie's LAST DAY at WGRD!

I know; IT'S SAD! The only good looking person from 'GRD is leaving us (next to me, of course).

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Michel Ngilen
Michel Ngilen
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Nintendo’s Game Boy Turns 25 Years Old Today [Video]

Nothing makes you feel more nostalgic than that pea soupy screen., doing your best to angle it correctly in the light so you could see what you were doing. Playing Super Mario Land, Tetris and Pokemon until the wee hours in the morning. Finding four double A batteries and hope they lasted you for your trip.

That's right, those feelings go back and your Game Boy are 25 years old today!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Snapshot In Time: 1980s Fashion [Video]

The 1980s.

For those of us that were around during that decade, there are fond memories of the music, the fashion and the lingo.

But for those that were born a bit too late, let this video fill you in on what the rest of us were at least wearing during that time.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Flashback: Producer Joe’s Jedi Training [Video]

On "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" on Friday, we were talking about the progression of Producer Joe's stunts over the years.

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Leonard St. Video Tyme/Blockbuster Going the Way of Studio 28

I know what you are thinking, "Who cares, it's just an old video rental store."

Not so much my good friend. This wasn't your typical video rental store...this was my first video rental store where I discovered a love that I have kept with me for over 20 years.

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The Year 1994 Was 20 Years Ago

20 years ago? Who would have thought that 1994 was that long ago! Kinda creepy when you think about it. Let's do a retrospective of things that happened 20 years ago!

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Do You Know Why You’re Circumcised? It’s Really Dumb [Video]

Have you heard the saying, "A day spent without learning something is a day wasted"? (Umm, me neither.)  

Well, consider this day not wasted. It might not be something you ever wanted to learn, but it might be something to consider later.

Have you ever wondered why you're circumcised? (Assuming, of course, you are.)

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Let’s Never Forget Tom Green’s ‘The Bum Bum Song’ [Video]

Back in the late '90s, there was a show on MTV that many still remember. But anyone that didn't live during that generation will never know.

It was a comedian named Tom Green, and he had a show that was shortlived titled "The Tom Green Show." This was before "Jackass" became increasingly popular and was based on the crazy antics of the Canadian comedian on the street.

At the time, though, he wrote a song that was No. 1 in the U.S. at one time.

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Remembering Those Awesome ‘Get-Em-N-Go’ Charbroil Burgers

When I was growing up, my parents would bring me to get a special treat like McD's, Burger King, etc. Can't go wrong with that old fashioned American meal right? There was a another burger joint though, that just kicked ass man! It was local, delicious, and best of all...CHEAP!

GET-EM-N-GO!

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Throwback Thursday: Old Skool WGRD

I was sent this picture on Facebook recently, and I found it extremely ironic that this picture not only is awesomely old. It does also feature our Program Directors name! Which lead me to believe that he has been secretly working here for decades.

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