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Janna Hoke

Janna

I grew up in South Haven, Michigan. Gotta love the Lake Michigan shore. 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 really, really love it, OK?), reading, people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.

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M-Sa 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Starts Nationally Oct. 6

It's happening!

For anyone who's ever pulled up to the McDonald's drive-thru at 10:33 a.m. and had your heart crushed because you were too late order an Egg McMuffin, you know how amazing this is: McDonald's will begin serving breakfast all day nationally Oct.  6!

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Michigan Named One of Ten Up-and-Coming Wine Regions in the World by CNN

It's no secret that Michigan is home to amazing craft beer. Our own Beer City USA has raked in a ton of recognition: Grand Rapids has been named one of 13 Best Beer Cities in the U.S. by Swiftly and The Best Beer Town in the USA by USA Today!

Now Michigan is getting recognition for another alcoholic beverage: wine. CNN has named Michigan one of the top up-and-coming wine regions in the world!

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GRD Listeners Sound Off on New Halestorm Song ‘I Am The Fire’ [Video]

Halestorm has released a new song from their third album Into The Wild Life.

GRD debuted "I Am The Fire" today on the Liquid Lunch!

We wanted GRD listeners' opinions on Halestorm's new song. Check out their reactions, then listen to "I Am The Fire" and let us know what you think!

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David Lee Roth to Beer-Throwing Fan: ‘I’ve Probably Already Slept with Your Wife’ [Video]

I'll never understand chucking your drink on stage during a concert.

A) It's rude and dangerous
B) Why waste beer?

Van Halen's David Lee Roth had some words for a fan who threw a beer on stage at an August 27 concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey, Blabbermouth reports. 

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Grand Rapids Bar Makes ‘Best Hidden Hotel Bars’ List

There are tons of great bars, pubs, and breweries in Grand Rapids! It's awesome when one of our excellent establishments gets national recognition.

Grand Rapids' Lumber Baron Bar inside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel made Chilled Magazine's list of "4 Hotel Bars You Need to Drink at Now"!

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Amazon Launches One-Hour Booze Delivery

If you've ever been at a BBQ that's run out of beer, you know how revolutionary this is: Amazon is launching a booze delivery service.

The lucky folks of Seattle are the first to get Prime Now, a mobile app available to Amazon Prime members, with one-hour delivery on thousands of items like household products, food, electronic devices-- and beer, wine, and liquor. 

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West Michigan Beach Towns Ranked Best in the State by Thrillist

Growing up in South Haven, I'm a little bit biased - of course it's the best beach town in Michigan!

According to Thrillist, though, it's No. 8, while Grand Haven comes in at No. 1.

I can totally see how it would difficult to choose though! With so many glorious beaches totalling 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, there are tons of amazing beach towns in Michigan! According to Thrillist, the top beach towns are right here in West Michigan!

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What is Michigan’s Most Embarrassing Google Search?

Real estate website Estately has mapped each state's most embarrassing google searches.

They dug through 11 years of search data to find which terms users in each state Googled more than any other, then compiled a list of what they deemed to be the most embarrassing or shameful.

So what are most embarrassing things Michiganders Google search?

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Michigan Ranked 12th Most ‘Dog Happy’ State in U.S., According to Survey

Happy National Dog Day!

While we love our pups every single day of the year, today, August 26, is a special holiday to celebrate all the great things dogs do for us and to promote adoption.

How much do we love our dogs in Michigan? A ton, according to a new survey! Milo's Kitchen dog treats found Michigan to be 12th dog-happiest state in America.

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WGRD Listeners Sound Off on New Chris Cornell Song ‘Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart’ [Video, Poll]

Chris Cornell's new solo album, Higher Truth, comes out September 18th.

From that, GRD debuted the first single, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart".

Check out what GRD listener's think of the Soundgarden frontman's new song. Then listen for yourself and take the poll!

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Guy Annoys Girlfriend with Ikea Puns [Video]

I've never been to Ikea. I've heard that it is both a magical, wonderful place and  overwhelmingly awful. Still, I feel I must visit this mystical place called Ikea.

The guy in this video, Simon Gilmore, hit up the furniture and accessories store with his girlfriend, with whom he'd just moved in, hence the trip to Ikea.

He figured out the quickest way to get through the store: annoy the crap out of her with bad Ikea puns.

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How Many People in Grand Rapids Had Ashley Madison Accounts?

How many people from West Michigan have stepped out on their marriages via Ashley Madison? Well, now we know!

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