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Slipknot Books Date at Van Andel Arena on May 16! [Video]

We teased it and now we can officially announce it!

Slipknot will take the stage at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on May 16.

The stop is part of Slipknot's Prepare for Hell Tour, with Hatebreed as special guest for the trek.

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Who Lost the Super Bowl Sign: Eric Zane Or Hot Wings? [Poll]

A year ago when we flew to New Jersey for "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast, we had our fancy new sign in tow.

We set it up on Radio Row while we were on the air. It was the one and only time that the sign was used.

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Risto Viitanen/ThinkStock
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New Police Radar Can See Inside Your Home [Video]

Bad news for privacy fans: The police are getting their hands on a new piece of handheld technology designed to peer through walls.

The highly-sensitive radar can detect movement as subtle as breathing from up to 50 feet away through solid concrete, USA Today and Atlanta's WXIA-TV report.

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Dodgerton Skillhause
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Father, Son Reunited After Finding Letter Hidden by Late Wife [Video]

An elderly West Michigan man recently got a real shock when he found out that he had a 61-year-old son, despite trying unsuccessfully to have children with his wife throughout their marriage.

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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
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2015 Best Academic Colleges in Michigan, According to Niche

We've got some pretty heated college rivalries in Michigan.

Not just Michigan State University vs. University of Michigan, but Ferris State vs. Grand Valley State, Western Michigan vs. Central Michigan, Calvin College vs. Hope College and tons more.

And it's not just about sports, but about academics, too.

Niche, a research organization that compiles data and "reviews and insight from everyday experts," has produced a ranking of the Best Academic Colleges in Michigan.

Did your school make the list?

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Free Beer Meets Chris Pratt at Seattle-Green Bay NFL Playoff Game?

Free Beer's resemblance to rapper Macklemore is a well-documented fact on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

Here's the most recent example.

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Producer Joe/Free Beer & Hot Wings
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Free Beer & Hot Wings Flashback: Producer Joe’s Ribbon-Cutting on I-196 [Video]

This came up on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" this week: Producer Joe's ribbon-cutting fun four years ago.

So, we wanted to shared it again for those who maybe had never seen it before.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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North American International Auto Show 2015 Opens to Public [Video]

From big, bad super cars to luxury vehicles you dream about, the North American International Auto Show 2015 is capturing the attention of the automotive world with 51 product introductions at its press previews.

There have been big pickups, high-performance muscle cars, hybrids, plug-ins and even driver-less entries. All tallied, there have been 48 worldwide and three North American reveals this week.

Now it's your turn to see the vehicles at the Detroit show, which runs through Jan. 25 at Cobo Center.

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Janet Mason, WZZM-13
Janet Mason, WZZM-13
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Forest Hills Central High School Student Dies After Being Hit By Car

A Forest Hills Central High School freshman, Lucas Van Sprange, has died after being struck by a vehicle about 7:15 a.m. this morning in Cascade Township, authorities said.

WZZM-13 reports that Lucas, 15,  was crossing Cascade Road when he was struck by an SUV.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Music Friday Songs for January 16

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Book March 28 Show at Van Andel Arena

Heart, with special guests Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be hitting the stage at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 24 at 10am at the Van Andel Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be priced as low as $20, with others available for $35, $45 and a limited amount of $75.

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