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Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker

I’ve never been good at filling these things out, but here it goes. I like long walks in cold mountain air, preferably with snow on the ground. I enjoy drinking fine soda by the crackling fire, and deep tissue massage. I hope to one day grow up and become an astronaut, so I can fly to Venus to see if that’s really where women come from. If it’s true, I’ll bring one back for you, too. Unless it’s a dude you want, and then you’re out of luck…sorry.

My favorite month is October, because Halloween is the best holiday ever! It allows me to openly proclaim my love and obsession with scary movies without being seen as some sort of lunatic. Okay, not too much of a lunatic.

I’m a huge fan of rock and metal music, and you’ll often hear me blasting the control room speakers into oblivion every night during my show. My engineer doesn’t like me very much, since he has to fix them. Sorry, Mike.

Schedule

M-F 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Why Do Our Fingers Get Wrinkly in Water? Science Is Cool

Wandering aimlessly around the internet today, I found an article on our fingers, and the wrinklyness we experience when we get into the water for a long time.

Common "wisdom" makes us think that it's because we're swelling up after taking on water or something, or maybe the chemicals doing something to us. Seems like it would make sense, right?

Nope. Not the reason at all.

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FCC Thinks Our Broadband is Too Slow; For Once Government Gets it Right

The FCC has voted to raise the broadband definition threshold to more than FIVE TIMES the current broadband speeds offered.

The current definition of broadband gives us about 4 megabits per second (MBPS) down, and 1 MBPS upload speed. The new standard raises the bar to 25 MBPS down and 3 MBPS up.

Holy cow, that will be amazing!

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NFL Mascot Musical Chairs – When Mascots Attack [Video]

At the Pro Bowl this year, probably the best action occurred when the mascots took the field for musical chairs! Everything was going along pretty smoothly...well, as smoothly as musical chairs ever goes...when suddenly, MASCOTS ATTACK!

At about :30 in, he Colts' mascot decides going for the chair when the music stops isn't as fun as just outright ASSAULTING the Patriots' mascot, and takes him out with a move any WWE Super Star would love to have done!

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Halestorm Unleashes Rockin’ Music Video for Its New Song ‘Apocalyptic’ [Video]

Halestorm has their new album Into the Wild Life coming April 7, and we've been playing the band's new song a lot, and getting a lot of calls for it, too, so we know you're liking it!

Now the ultra-hot Lzzy and the boys have released the music video for the song "Apocalyptic," and it's just as rockin' as the song itself!

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Guitar Master Zakk Wylde Launches Wylde Audio, His Own Guitar and Amp Company [Video]

Zakk Wylde made his name with Ozzy for a lot of years, before he started Black Label Society and grew a huge beard, became a Viking guitar god, and began to bulk up. He's played pretty much everywhere in the world, played pretty much every brand of guitar around, and knows what they should be.

So, naturally, he's decided to launch his own brand of guitars and amps, with Wylde Audio.

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Watch the Entire Metal Allegiance Show Featuring Megadeth, Anthrax, Pantera, Testament Members and More [Video]

This past weekend, a bunch of great metal musicians got together to perform a monster show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, calling themselves Metal Allegiance. The group had begun on the Motorhead cruise a while back, when a lot of them were together and performed on the ship.

This lineup was even bigger and badder than before, and featured all of these amazing musicians:

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Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Tweeted Scary Pictures After His Leg Surgery

First ray of sunshine since the surgery. Thank you to everyone for all your support and well wishes. - @ChesterBe pic.twitter.com/pxAre0B3x1

— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) January 23, 2015

Last week, Linkin Park was forced to cancel the rest of the dates through February on their Hunting Party tour, including the show here in Grand Rapids, February 4th at the Van Andel.

Everyone has been wondering about the leg injury, and how bad it had to be to cancel the tour, and now Chester has posted some pictures of his leg and the incisions from the surgeons.

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Tales from the Crypt Fans Recreate the Classic Opening in Bad Ass CGI [Video]

Remember the classic show "Tales From the Crypt"? Of course you do, it was a really cool horror show that spawned a couple of movies, and made a desiccated corpse puppet into a superstar!

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Dean Guitars Reveals Wayne Static Tribute Guitar [Video]

Before Wayne Static passed away last year, he was about to hit the road on another tour, and placed an order with Dean Guitars for some new gear. He'd asked for a couple new custom versions of his Dean Modifier ML for the trek.

Unfortunately, he never got to tour with these guitars.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic — Day 2 Photos and Video

The second day of the GRD Pond Hockey Classic started off a bit warmer than Day 1, and much warmer than last year!

This was both good news and bad news for the event.

Good news: A lot of people came out and took advantage of the great weather to hang out and party with GRD for the day of hockey.

Bad news because, well, that much warmth isn't really the best thing for ice.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic – Day 1 Photos and Video

The GRD Pond Hockey Classic kicked off last night at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids at about 5:45, with the opening ceremonies, hosted by Hot Wings, Producer Steve, and Producer Joe from the Free Beer and Hot Wings show. Some of our staff even sang the National Anthem to help kick off the weekend of hockey action!

The games got underway on the ice that looked amazing, and we blasted through five hours of pond hockey before anyone even noticed it!

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Automatic Guitar Roadie Device Will Tune Your Guitar For You [Video]

Do you get tired of boring old tuners that make you turn the pegs by hand? Lame, right? Don't want to retrofit your guitar for the super-high-tech robot tuners? Time-consuming, right?

Meet this little device called Roadie. It's a little device that you use with your phone to tune your guitar!

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