Contact Us
West Michigan News

West Michigan News - Page 24

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/ThinkStock
Wavebreakmedia Ltd/ThinkStock
[

Spectrum Health Releases List Of Top Baby Names For 2014

What were the most popular baby names in West Michigan in 2014? Well, according to the birth records at Spectrum Health, Olivia and Noah were the most popular for boys and girls respectively.

This year, there are several newcomers to the girl’s list, including Avery, Ella and Nora. Some new boy names also took over the list in 2014 – William, Caleb, Carter, Henry, Benjamin and Jackson were all added this year.

Read More

Matt Cardy, Getty Images
Matt Cardy, Getty Images
[

West-Coasters Try Michigan’s Favorite Foods For the First Time [Video]

We've got some pretty special products that come from right here in Michigan. Most likely you grew up with them and don't think much about it. I mean, what Michigander hasn't tried Faygo?

Well, for those from out-of-state, maybe some Michigan-made items are a little odd. Here's a video of some Californians trying classic Michigan foods for the first time.

Read More

Joe Robbins, Getty Images
Joe Robbins, Getty Images
[

Central Michigan Loses 49-48 to Western Kentucky in Popeyes Bahamas Bowl After Trailing by 35 [Video]

An exciting comeback fell just short as Central Michigan failed to convert on a two-point conversion with no time left and lost to Western Kentucky, 49-48.

Read More

into the woods trailer
[

New Movies (This Week): ‘American Sniper,’ ‘Big Eyes,’ ‘The Interview,’ ‘Into The Woods,’ ‘Selma’ and ‘Unbroken’ [Video]

This is the week when "The Interview" was going to be released, but some hackers infiltrated Sony Pictures Entertainment's computers, made some threats and got the farce about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by two American journalists -- starring Seth Rogen and James Franco -- canceled.

Well, actually, Sony Pictures Entertainment now says it is going to release "The Interview" in limited theatrical release on Dec. 25. Whatever.

Either way, there are still plenty of other films coming out on Christmas Day (Thursday): about a Navy S.E.A.L. sniper, a painter who ran into legal troubles and rediscovered herself, a witch involved with characters from children's stories, the civil rights marches of the 1960s and a U.S. Olympian captured by the Japanese during World War II

Read More

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
[

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Wins Fight

As expected, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ won the weekend, but a quick examination of the actual numbers makes this victory feel just a little hollow. The same goes for ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Annie,’ both of which took second and third place without putting forward particularly impressive numbers. Yep, the holiday box office looked just a little rough this weekend.

Read More

Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Matt Cardy/Getty Images
[

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Primer/Countdown

Crunch time is here for Christmas because it's Christmas week.

You've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.

Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to help you finish up your Christmas shopping.

Read More

Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire
[

Motionless in White Brings Beyond the Barricade Tour to The Intersection on Feb. 22

Motionless in White will kick off 2015 with a run of intimate shows featuring special guests For Today and Ice Nine Kills.

Read More

Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University
[

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.

Read More

Leon Halip/Getty Images
Leon Halip/Getty Images
[

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.

Read More

(Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
(Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
[

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.

Read More

Courtesy of Sundance Institute
Courtesy of Sundance Institute
[

‘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. 

Read More

Amana Images RF/ThinkStock
Amana Images RF/ThinkStock
[

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.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgrd.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on 97.9 WGRD quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on 97.9 WGRD quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Freeloaders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.