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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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University of Michigan Announcing Jim Harbaugh As New Head Football Coach [Video]

The University of Michigan announced Monday night it is making a major football announcement at noon today.

While Michigan has not confirmed it, it has been widely reported U-M Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett plans to introduce former San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh as the Wolverines' next head coach in Ann Arbor.

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The WGRD Bad Bowlers League Returns to Fairlanes for Round 2!

Do you suck at bowling? Are you good at bowling? Do you like to spend at least a day during your week hanging out with your friends, drinking beer, eating pizza and rolling a few down the lanes?

Then the WGRD Bad Bowlers League is just for you!

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Gas Prices Drop as Low as $1.66 Per Gallon in West Michigan

Over Christmas, I did quite a bit of traveling. I got to see an array of gas prices throughout Michigan.

In my family's home of South Haven, the lowest I saw was $1.87 per gallon. Near West Branch (sort of mid to upper Michigan) where my boyfriend is from, gas was the steep price of $2.22!

Funny, but that price seems high compared to what we've been seeing here in West Michigan.

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Governor Signs Bills Approving Suspicion-Based Drug-Testing for Welfare Recipients

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed new legislation Friday to enact a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients.

House Bill 4118 and Senate Bill 275 were among a number of bills approved by Snyder.

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97.9 WGRD’s Hottest Topics for 2014

Here are GRD's hottest topics for 2014.

We cover a lot of ground here at 97.9 WGRD.

The list was determined by you -- at least as much as you visited online with 97.9 WGRD.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ 2014 Top 10

"The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" covers so many topics in the course of one show, it's tough to imagine all the things that Free Beer, Hot Wings, Eric Zane, Producer Joe, Steve and their guests -- celebrities, Dumber Than Zane Trivia, callers and listeners -- d

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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.

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