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Jim Jefferies, Nick Thune, Brody Stevens Among Comedians Added for Gilda’s LaughFest 2015

Jim Jefferies, Nick Thune and Brody Stevens, Costaki Economopoulos, Blackout Diaries, Big Jay Oakerson with Ben Roy, The Homegrown Show and Ryan Hamilton have been added to the roster of performers for Gilda's LaughFest 2015 in March.

In addition, Iliza Shlesinger has added new shows on March 7 to her LaughFest appearance after selling out her two previously announced shows.

Gilda’s LaughFest runs March 5 to 15, with individual tickets for all performances going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

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Need College Credit? Come Intern With Us!

Do you like going to concerts? Hanging out with fun people? Discovering the interesting world of radio and digital media?

You may just fit in with us here at WGRD!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Woman in Black’ Can’t Stop ‘The Hobbit’

After the jam-packed month of December, with its huge family-friendly blockbusters and awards season Oscar bait, we have arrived in the month of January. Formerly a dumping ground for mediocre films, the month has taken on a new identity in the past few years as a testing ground for unique genre films (think ‘Cloverfield’) and a solid place to release a horror movie, which seems to do quite well right around New Year’s for whatever reason. This year, we have ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,’ which had a fairly solid opening. Not solid enough to topple the Christmas Week champions, but no one is complaining too much.

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Johnnie Walker, Janna, and Metalhead Ned Ring in New Year! [Audio]

If you were listening to the WGRD All Request New Year's Eve Show, you would have heard some of us in our prime!

We had a good time and we hope you did, too!

While you were making out with someone or celebrating, we were singing that song that your supposed to sing on New Year's.

Give us a break, by the way. We're not the best singers.

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New Movies (This Week): ‘Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death’ [Video]

The holidays are winding down and we head into the new year with new films hitting theaters in 2015.

January kicks off with plenty of movie options to help escape the winter blues, although there's only one new film out this New Year's week.

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97.9 WGRD’s January 2015 Playlist [Video]

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Michigan State’s Tony Lippett Destroys Baylor Kicker, Becomes Internet Sensation

That white blur is Lippett before he absolutely leveled the unsuspecting kicker. See the rest of the Michigan State receiver's devastating block here.

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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!

Can't call? Easy, use #GRDNYE on Twitter to get your request to us too!

Every hour, we'll have a $25 UBER code to give away to make sure you can get home safe tonight from your partying!

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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Cotton Bowl Preview: Everything You Need to Know About MSU-Baylor

After being left out of the college football playoff, Baylor looks to make a statement against Michigan State.

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Cotton Bowl Preview: Everything You Need to Know About Michigan State-Baylor

After being left out of the college football playoff, Baylor looks to make a statement against Michigan State.

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Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio Not Happy with Jim Harbaugh Question at Cotton Bowl Media Day [Video]

Dantonio delivered one of the classic responses he's become known for when asked about his new Big Ten coaching colleague.

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Jim Harbaugh On Leading Michigan Football: ‘We’re Going to Hit the Ground Running’ [Video]

Former University of Michigan quarterback and San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh is now back at his alma mater leading the Wolverines' football team.

That was made official with his unveiling at a noon news conference today at Junge Family Champions Center in Ann Arbor today, with U-M Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett officially announcing the 51-year-old Harbaugh's hiring.

"I didn't make a pros and cons list," Harbaugh said. "I made a decision from the heart. ...

"We're going to hit the ground running."

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