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Western Michigan, Central Michigan Bowl Game Previews

Directional schools. Corporate sponsors you’ve never heard of. Teams with .500 records playing in the postseason. But you’re still glued to the TV. Must be the first week of bowl season.

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Leon Halip/Getty Images
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Your 2014 College Football Playoff and Bowl Games Guide [Video]

The first college football playoff highlights this year's bowl season. Here is the complete lineup of games so you can plan your TV viewing habits accordingly.

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(Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
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Donate This Christmas to Help Some Needy Kids! [Sponsored]

'Tis the season of giving!

Christmas is all about bringing smiles to faces all around, especially children.

97.9 WGRD and Mister E's Vape Shop are teaming up to bring joy to needy kids of greater Grand Rapids and west Michigan.

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Courtesy of Sundance Institute
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‘The End of the Tour’ World Premiere is January 23 at Sundance Film Festival [Video]

"The End of the Tour" will make its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 23, 2015.

The film, which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014. 

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Amana Images RF/ThinkStock
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Kyle’s Free Beer & Hot Wings Holiday Break-In In Grand Rapids [Audio]

For the 11th consecutive year, we tried to do our part to help out families in need this Christmas season with Free Beer & Hot Wings Holiday Break-Ins.

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Amana Images RF/ThinkStock
Amana Images RF/ThinkStock
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Producer Joe’s Free Beer & Hot Wings Holiday Break-In In Grand Rapids [Audio]

For the 11th consecutive year, we tried to do our part to help out families in need this Christmas season with Free Beer & Hot Wings Holiday Break-Ins.

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WGRD’s All Request New Year’s Eve Can Make You First Big Winner of 2015

97.9 GRD is ready to party with you for New Year’s Eve! Johnnie, Janna and Metalhead Ned are taking over with WGRD’s All Request New Year’s Eve, sponsored by Fox Nissan!

You pick the songs, and we’ll play them for your New Year’s Eve party -- from 7 p.m. until midnight!

At midnight, we'll bring in the new year with our low-budget ball drop.

Why low-budget? Because we’re spending all our money on the prizes!

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Meijer Surprises More Than 200 Customers By Paying For Their Christmas Purchases [Video]

Saturday was a lucky day for some folks who visited their local Meijer to do their Christmas shopping.

The retailer gave 213 unsuspecting customers a HUGE surprise at the checkout: their entire shopping carts filled with gifts and groceries were given to them free!

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Cancels Christmas Release of ‘The Interview’ [Video]

Following today’s release of a message sent from the mysterious group responsible for the massive Sony hack, the company has now informed theater owners that they can opt out of screening ‘The Interview’ if they are concerned about the terrorist threat. Although the Department of Homeland Security responded by saying they could find “no credible info” on planned attacks, Sony has decided to place the decision to screen the film in the hands of theater executives.

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Photo Bernt Rostad
Photo Bernt Rostad
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Founders Brewing Co. Goes Global with Spanish Investor

Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing Co. now has an international investor.

Founders announced Wednesday that Mahou San Miguel brewery in Spain, will be their new partner.

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New Line Cinema and MGM Pictures
New Line Cinema and MGM Pictures
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New Movies (This Week): ‘Annie,’ ‘The Gambler,’ ‘Goodbye to All That,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Mr. Turner’ [Video]

The new movies start early this week with two releases on a Wednesday.

The releases this week include sequels for "The Hobbit" and "Night at the Museum" and the return of a precocious little girl named Annie.

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Niki Bloem
Niki Bloem
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Is On January Horizon [Video]

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is Jan. 23-25, 2015, at Richmond Hill Park in Grand Rapids.

Get your team signed up with 97.9 WGRD over the next couple days.

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