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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Our Former Intern Jackie’s Awkward Interview With A Mohawk’d Barista [Video]

Our former intern, "Jackie Man Voice", (real name: Jackie Green) went on to host the midday show here at the radio station for a number of years. A few months ago, she was offered a job as a TV reporter at Fox 17 in Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids Deals for Veterans Day 2014

Tuesday November 11th is Veterans’ Day, a day to honor the men and women who have served our country and protected our freedoms. To say thank you, many West Michigan  area businesses are offering special Veterans’ Day deals today.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for November 7

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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Zach Copley
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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Is Saturday; Five Epic Meal Time Bacony Delicious Dishes [Sponsored]

This is the weekend that BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns.

The bacon-infused celebration is Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features all things bacon: dishes, drinks and, of course, desserts. Tickets are still available.

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Who Can Play Themselves In? Big Questions for College Football Week 11

Week 11 might not be an “official” playoff week, but with six matchups between ranked teams, it might as well be.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings, Wayland Team for GRD Radiothon for A-T Children’s Project [Video]

Today, the day before Wayland's show at The Intersection, the guys from the "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" will team up with Wayland to take over afternoon drive on 97.9 WGRD for the first WGRD Radiothon!

Nov. 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Toll Free Number: (800) 947-3979
Or GRD Request Line: (616) 770-WGRD
All is being done to help raise money and awareness for the A-T Children's Project.

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Rockford High School Boys' Cross Country
Rockford High School Boys' Cross Country
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Rockford High School Boys’ Cross Country

Rockford High School's boys' cross country team, which captured the Michigan School Athletic Association Division 1 Lower Peninsula state title, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honoree.

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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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Nickelback, The Pretty Reckless Book February 24 Date at Van Andel Arena [Video]

Multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in 2015 in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address, which comes out Nov. 17 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

The tour will stop in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The Pretty Reckless will join Nickelback to open the show.

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Courtesy Images of Essence Photography
Courtesy Images of Essence Photography
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Rest In Peace, Olivia [Audio/Video]

We've been doing "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" with heavy hearts for the last couple of days.

Over the weekend, we learned that Olivia Veldink was not doing well and had been hospitalized.

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Gov. Rick Snyder (Getty Images)
Gov. Rick Snyder (Getty Images)
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Gov. Rick Snyder Defeats Challenger Mark Schauer to Lead GOP Sweep for State Posts; U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Wins Senate Seat

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder led Democratic challenger Mark Schauer by about 70,000 votes with 56 percent of the total with 545 of Michigan's 4,877 precincts reporting, prompting the Free Press to project Snyder the winner.

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The Final Time I Saw Wayne Static Live [Video]

I can't believe the news that I got this weekend.

I was sitting at a Halloween party dressed as Alice Cooper just scrolling through my phone when I scrolled past a story that I never wanted to see" Static-X Frontman Wayne Static had passed away.

The air was taken from my lungs and I just kinda froze. I couldn't believe what I was reading after taking it in for a minute. I started to reminisce of past concerts and intro'ing him at Carnival of Chaos.

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