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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.

Schedule

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

DJs Posts

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert via YouTube
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert via YouTube
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Steven Colbert Hosts Michigan Public Access Show, Eminem Makes Guest Appearance [Video]

Steven Colbert has some down time, with The Colbert Report ending in December, and he's got a few weeks before taking over CBS' Late Show.

So, the comedian and host decided to pass the time and prepare for his new gig by doing the coolest thing-- Colbert took over the Michigan public access TV show Only in Monroe and brought on Eminem as a guest!

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Lake Michigan Sunset, Grand Haven (Townsquare Media)
Lake Michigan Sunset, Grand Haven (Townsquare Media)
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Michigan Ranked No. 6 Best State to Make a Living by Finance Website

Michigan has really been cleaning up on the "best" lists!

Recently named The Best State in the U.S. by Thrillist, Michigan is also getting props as one of the top states to make a living by finance website MoneyRates!

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Jason Squires/ Theo Wargo, Getty Images
Jason Squires/ Theo Wargo, Getty Images
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Marilyn Manson and Jonathan Davis Collaboration Could be Acoustic and ‘Southern Sounding’

Marilyn Manson and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis have been hinting at a collaboration.

In an interview with Metal Hammer, Manson said of their upcoming project,

“Jonathan and I used to be really close. We hadn’t seen each other in quite some time. Now he and I are talking about doing something completely unexpected together.”

In a recent  Reddit AMA Session, Manson shared that the collaboration might be acoustic and "southern sounding".

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Fracking Did Not Cause Michigan Earthquake, WMU Scientist Says

The second earthquake in almost two months happened in Michigan on Tuesday.

The 3.3 magnitude quake occurred around 11:42a.m., in rural Calhoun County, near Tekonsha, about 20 miles from the epicenter of the May earthquake in Kalamazoo County.

Scientists from Western Michigan University and the U.S. Geological Survey say the quake is not related to fracking, MLive Media Group/ The Grand Rapids Press reports. 

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ThinkStock
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Alpine Avenue May Lose Lanes [Video]

They're calling it a "road diet", in which a street is slimmed down to fewer lanes. Plainfield Avenue, for example went from four full lanes for cars only, to three lanes, including a turn lane in the middle and bike lanes on the side.

Alpine Avenue may be next, say city traffic manager Christopher Zull, according to WZZM-13.

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Ethan Miller/ Getty Images
Ethan Miller/ Getty Images
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WGRD Listeners Sound Off on New Shinedown Song ‘Cut the Cord’ (Video, Poll)

Shinedown is back! GRD debuted the band's first new music in three years on the Liquid Lunch Today.

The single is called "Cut the Cord" and will be on Shinedown's upcoming 5th album, due out later this year.

We asked some GRD listeners what they think of the new song. Check out their reactions then listen to the new song and let us know what you think below!

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Ethan Miller/ Getty Images
Ethan Miller/ Getty Images
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Disturbed Frontman David Draiman Says New Album Includes the Band’s First Attempt at a Love Song

After nearly four years, Disturbed are back! They're new album Immortalized comes out August 21.

In a recent interview, lead singer and lyricist David Draiman says a song on the album is the band's first-ever attempt at a love song.

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Blake David Taylor/ ThinkStock
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Man Kills a Chicken Every Fifteen Minutes until His Mom Makes up with His Girlfriend

An 18 year-old Alabama man has been arrested after following through on a threat to kill his mother's chickens unless she got him and his girlfriend back together, WTKR reports.

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Townsquare Media
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Get HopCat’s ‘Crack Fries’ for Free to Celebrate Spot on Food Networks’ ‘Best Fries in U.S.’ List

In West Michigan we know how delicious and addictive Hopcat's aptly named "Crack Fries" are-- and now The Food Network has taken notice!

Food Network Magazine has named Hopcat's Crack Fries among America's 10 Best French Fries in the July-August Issue. To celebrate, the West Michigan-based bar and restaurant is offering deals on Crack Fries!

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Medioimages, Photodisc/ Thinkstock
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Gmail Now Lets You ‘Undo Send’ Emails You Wish You Hadn’t Sent

You know the feeling, the immediate dread after hitting send on an email you wish you could take back.

It could be a dickish reply you sent in the heat of the moment and now want to retract, or an email to your office buddy Joe, complaining about what a douche your boss is... that you accidentally sent to your boss instead. Or "sexy" pics you meant to send to your lady that ended up going to the other Jennifer in your contacts- your sister. Yikes.

Well, now Gmail has a feature that let's you "Undo Send".

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Go Inside the Studio with Adam Gontier’s New Band Saint Asonia with the Second ‘The Making Of’ Webisode

If you've been missing Adam Gontier since his departure from Three Days Grace, he's back with a new band called Saint Asonia!

Gontier has teamed up with Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, Stereomud and Dark New Day bassist Corey Lowery and Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe.

Saint Asonia has a new web series about the band called "The Making Of". In this second webisode we get a look inside Groovemaster studio in Chicago where the guys recorded their upcoming self-titled debut album, out July 31. 

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Danny E. Martindale/ Getty Images
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Bullet For My Valentine Unleashes New Song ‘You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War)’ [Video]

Bullet For My Valentine's new album Venom comes out August 14.

Listen to the new single 'You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)?' here!

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