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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for August 1

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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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Enjoy the Water [Sponsored]

Boaters should enjoy their time on the water, being smart and playing safely while on it.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to be smart while out boating, regardless of whether you're on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, rapids, creek, whitewater course or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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San Antonio metal band Nothing More (Photo: Jody Domingue)
San Antonio metal band Nothing More (Photo: Jody Domingue)
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97.9 WGRD’s August 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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New Movies This Week: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Get On Up’ [Video]

This week, we get the latest Marvel Studios expansion of the 'Avengers' universe, plus a biopic on the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business.

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MDOT: Total Closures on I-96, M-50 This Weekend in Kent County

A bridge demolition will bring total closures to I-96 and M-50 in Kent County this weekend.

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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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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Our Pace Lap at Berlin Raceway [Video]

On Wednesday night, we were the grand marshals at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., for the Money in the Bank 125.

We also got the opportunity to ride along in the pace truck, and Producer Joe and Free Beer got to wave the green flags before a couple of the races!

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Police Searching For Missing Muskegon Man

Muskegon Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man.

Mark Davey, 49, was last seen around 3:00am on Saturday, July 26 in the 900 block of Williams Street in Muskegon. He was reported missing by his caregiver later Saturday afternoon.

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Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador for Grand Rapids!

Today, a bunch of us got a cool opportunity to become Certified Tourism Ambassadors for Grand Rapids, thanks to Experience Grand Rapids.  

Being from out of town and not being here very long, this is a cool thing for me because I can learn more about the area and what's going on.

You'll get some history, fun stuff about the area, hidden gems to go check out and free stuff. I mean, who isn't, right? You also get some freebies to go check out lots of cool things around the area!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Lucy’ Takes Down Mighty ‘Hercules’

This weekend saw two movies named after their lead characters go head-to-head. In one corner, you have 'Lucy.' In the other, 'Hercules.' If you asked the average person who would win in a battle between Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson, most would probably side with the guy whose nickname is "The Rock." But the box office this weekend went in a completely different direction.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Eric Zane Has Baby Owl Living In His Garage

Eric Zane went out in his garage over the weekend, only to find that there was a new resident that had taken up residency.

He's now the proud landlord to a baby owl!

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Paddle Smart [Sponsored]

Paddle sports are the fastest-growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddle craft, primarily kayaks, being sold annually in the U.S., according to the Water Sports Industry Association and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, rafting and various other paddle sports are thrilling, exciting and fun.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to paddle smart, regardless of whether you are on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, whitewater course, rapids or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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