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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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Bill Pugliano/Getty Image
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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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Producer Joe Sings ‘What’s Up?’ by 4 Non Blondes [Video]

Earlier this week, Free Beer teased us by saying he had used the Dainty Hunchback credit card to order a new toy for the studio that we would all really enjoy.

He gave us no additional details.

Well, it showed up Thursday and we love it!

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Sue Smith/ Thinkstock
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WZZM-13: Rockford High School Students Evacuated to Gym After Threat

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. : According to Rockford High School's website, students will remain in the gymnasium for the remainder of the afternoon. The Michigan State Police canine unit is doing a thorough search of the school. They expect the search to be completed by 2:45 p.m. and students will be dismissed as soon as the all-clear is given by law enforcement.

Shortly after noon on Thursday, Rockford High School students were evacuated to the gymnasium due to a threat, WZZM-13 reported

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Students Can See ‘Selma’ for Free on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day [Video]

Students who have the day off from school on Monday can see the movie "Selma" for free.

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New Movies (This Week) Include: ‘Paddington,’ ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Still Alice’ [Video]

Bruce Willis, Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth, Ewan McGregor and Bradley Cooper are among the stars in this week's new movies.

This week's releases include "Paddington," "American Sniper," "Still Alice" and more.

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Courtesy Cheryl Kukla
Courtesy Cheryl Kukla
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Grandville High School Bowling’s Josh Kukla Named High School Athlete of the Week

Josh Kukla, who leads Grandville High School boys' bowling squad and is the defending MHSAA Division I singles champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Grand Rapids Big Game Squares Promotion Official Rules

GRAND RAPIDS BIG GAME SQUARES PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES
“Grand Rapids Big Game Squares Promotion”

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. PROMOTION BEGINS ON JANUARY 15,

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