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Janna Hoke

Janna

I grew up in South Haven, Michigan. Gotta love the Lake Michigan shore — the lakeshore. I still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily. I moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College, fell in love with GR and have been here ever since! (Go Beer City USA!)  

I’m a big fan of crime TV, the ’90s (scrunchies! “Saved By the Bell!”), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I <em>really really </em>love it, OK?), reading  people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity and my dear dear family.

Schedule

Sa 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Su 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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See the Solar Eclipse in West Michigan Tonight!

You might be like, meh, what's so cool about a partial solar eclipse? Also, what even is it?

Well, a solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in front of the sun. It temporarily blocks the suns rays and casts a shadow on the earth. So basically, it looks pretty freaking cool! Also this is the last eclipse of 2014; and a full solar eclipse will not happen again until August 2017!

So get out that protective eye-wear and prepare for a show. But when and where can you see the eclipse in West Michigan?

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Make a Pumpkin Keg for Your Halloween Beer Drinking [Video]

Carving pumpkins isn't just for the kiddos. Sure, you could go the classic route and try to show off your arty side with some sweet witches or zombies, or the standard jack-o-lantern toothy grin.

Or you could do something cooler. And tastier. You could turn your pumpkin into a keg.

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Foo Fighters Release Lyric Video for New Song ‘Something From Nothing’

Last week, Foo Fighters officially unleashed their new single 'Something From Nothing'. They performed it for the first time live during their week-long stint on 'The Late Show with David Letterman'.

Now they have released a lyric video to accompany the song. 

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Clowns with Sex Toys Allegedly Assault Mom and Daughter at Haunted House in Illinois [VIDEO]

As if haunted houses aren't scary enough. As if creepy clowns aren't just the most horrifying thing ever... Now we gotta worry about there being real life creeps dressed as clowns, attacking people with sex toys?!

The Daily Herald reports that an Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against the Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, IL  after reportedly being assaulted and harassed by two workers dressed as clowns and holding sex toys.

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Did You Hit Up Dairy Queen for Some Hot Eats and Cool Treats? Check Your Bank Account and Credit Cards

It feels like it has been the year of the data breach, which is corporations' way of saying "someone hacked into our systems and stole your private information".

First it was Target last December; followed by P.F. Chang's; Home Depot; Jimmy John's and countless others.

Now the home of the Blizzard and the Dilly Bar has been hit. Dairy Queen announced in a press release that 395 DQ locations and one Orange Julius location had been infected with Backoff malware that provided hackers with access to an undisclosed number of customer names, payment card numbers and expiration dates.

The Dairy Queens in Woodland Mall in Kentwood and The Lakes Mall in Muskegon were among the locations. Seven other stores across Michigan were also compromised. 

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Grand Rapids Voted Best Beer Town in the USA

Grand Rapids wins another title in the name of craft beer!

Already the reigning Beer City USA, Grand Rapids has now claimed the title  “Best Beer Town in the USA” in USA Today's and 10Best's annual poll.

The honor was just bestowed at noon. Tampa; Asheville, N.C.; Bend, Ore.; and Fort Collins, Colo., were also in the top five.

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New Brewery Coming to Cedar Springs [Video]

West Michigan's beer fever is spreading!

After last week's announcement that New Holland Brewing is coming to Grand Rapids, WZZM-13 reports there is another brewery on the horizon in Cedar Springs.

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Young Guns Stops By WGRD Studios, Talks New Album, Dancing to Pop Music Before Shows and More with Janna [Video]

Before their show at the Stache Friday night, British rockers, Young Guns visited WGRD to play some songs and talk music, touring, and what's next for the band!

After lots of success in their native UK, their song "Bones" helped push them to the top of the charts here in the US. And they even promised me they'd play it tonight just for me! (And you know, everyone else at the show... but it still made me feel special!)

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You Me at Six Visits WGRD, Talks Harry Potter, ‘Room to Breathe’, Whether Piss is a Swear Word and More with Janna [Video]

Before rocking The Stache  Friday night, the guys from You Me at Six stopped by the WGRD studios. They were awesome enough to do a special acoustic performance for GRD listeners and sat down to talk with me about touring, their new album Cavalier Youth, their hit song Room to Breathe, and more!

Hailing from Weybridge, Surrey (which,  the guys informed me, is also where Harry Potter is from) these British rockers are pulling in crowds all over the states, now on their second US headlining tour.

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A Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot is Officially Happening

Who you gonna call? Some funny ladies, apparently. After months of rumors and speculation (OK, more like years) about a new 'Ghostbusters' movie, it's official: a female 'Ghostbusters' is in the works.

Paul Feig, director of women-centric comedies 'Bridesmaids' and 'The Heat', announced on Twitter Wednesday that he's making a new, female-led 'Ghostbusters' movie.

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Brutally Honest 4-Year-Old Has Better Insults Than You Do [Video]

Kids can be evil. I know some people will disagree: "Oh! How can you say that? Kids are wonderful beautiful creatures! And bla bla bla..." But let's be honest. Sometimes, kids are little shits.

Like the 4-year-old girl in this video, slinging insults at her mom like a forked-tongue demon. While her brutally honest comments are harsh.... you gotta admit, the little sass-monster is kind of funny too.

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’3 Boob Lady’ is a Now a Halloween Costume

Halloween is approaching. A time to go out with your friends! Get crazy! And yes-- dress up as your favorite idiotic person made "famous" by the internet this year.

The girl with 3 boobs? You can be her for Halloween. No joke. This is a real costume you can buy/ make.

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