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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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Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images
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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink and Boat [Sponsored]

The festive and summery Independence Day weekend is here!

Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this year means a three-day weekend for many and some extra time to truly relax, enjoy and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges for you to keep you, those around you and others as safe as possible on the water when out boating.

Embrace the three-day Independence Day weekend, enjoy the great outdoors on the water -- and at the beach -- and stay safe by following the rules of the water and navigational regulations. On a festive weekend like this, too, don't drink and boat!

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#RIPMotleyCrue: Grand Rapids Concert Pics, Tweets for Motley Crue’s Final Tour Kickoff!

Mötley Crüe is kicking off The Final Tour TONIGHT with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena!

Share your pics from The Crue's concert with 97.9 WGRD.

Just use the hashtag #RIPMotleyCrue to get your photos in our 97.9 'GRD Rocks gallery!

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Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver Visits for Fourth of July Week Leave Through Fly A Soldier Home [Video]

U.S. Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver is currently back home in Greenville, spending a 17-day leave that includes the Independence Day weekend thanks to an unexpected assist.

The 20-year-old soldier flew home June 21 to heartwarmingly -- and unsuspectingly for his mother -- see his parents, Deann and Gary Oliver, at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. He arrived with a welcoming reception from Blue Star Mothers of America and Patriot Guard Riders.

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The Rhythm Aces
The Rhythm Aces
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The Rhythm Aces Groovin’ at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Audio]

A rockabilly-, swing- and surf music-playing Grand Rapids group is kicking off the entertainment for the Amway Family Fireworks celebration on Saturday.

The Rhythm Aces, comprised of former members of The ChupaCobras, performs its eclectic musical styles for the Amway Family Fireworks at 6 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Talk About Texting, Smart Phone Use

When I read this report, I couldn't believe it. Well, maybe I do because I know how much I text, talk, tweet and Facebook each week. It's lots.

Experian Marketing Services just released a study of Millennials -- that's folks like me, 18- to 34-year-old adults -- that showed 77 percent of us own a smart phone and that the "average" smart phone owner spends 14.5 hours using it.

That sounds a little low even, doesn't it?

Basically, Experian says us Millennials account for 41 percent of all the time on smart phones in the U.S., even though we're only 29 percent of the population.

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Wicked Goddess Photography
Wicked Goddess Photography
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s Tommy Lee Drum Challenge [Audio]

Motley Crue is starting its farewell The Final Tour tonight.

The tour's first show takes place at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, right across the street from the flagship station of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," 97.9 WGRD.

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Courtesy Three's A Crowd
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Three’s A Crowd Rocks at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

One of Grand Rapids' top cover bands is playing Saturday at the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

Three’s a Crowd performs at the Amway Family Fireworks at 9 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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ablestock.com, ThinkStock
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Big Construction Project on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids Starts July 7

Your commute may become a bit more challenging after the holiday weekend.

A major construction project on U.S. 131 through downtown Grand Rapids begins on Monday, July 7.

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Photo by John Moore/Getty Images
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Bad News For Your Fourth of July Weekend: Gasoline Prices Hit Six-Year Holiday High

Expect to pay more at the pump this summer.

Conflicts in Iraq have caused gas to go up substantially.

According to AAA, 41 million people are expected to hit the road during this Fourth of July weekend, and experts say get ready to pay more at the pump.

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Cheer On U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Outside Today in GR! [Video]

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays in one its most important international games in a long time when it takes on Belgium today in the World Cup.

And you, being the fun-loving patriotic American that you are, can cheer the team on in Grand Rapids!

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97.9 WGRD’s July 2014 Top Songs Playlist

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