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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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Check Out Some Good Horror Movies You Might Have Missed This Year!

It's not possible to see every movie that comes out.  Heck, it's probably not even possible to KNOW about every movie coming out.

It makes me sad when I miss a good horror movie in the theater, and I've found a list of some you might have missed as well.  Some I've gone and seen since, but there are more I'm still wanting to go see.

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WGRD’s All Request New Year’s Eve Can Make You First Big Winner of 2015

97.9 GRD is ready to party with you for New Year’s Eve! Johnnie, Janna and Metalhead Ned are taking over with WGRD’s All Request New Year’s Eve, sponsored by Fox Nissan!

You pick the songs, and we’ll play them for your New Year’s Eve party -- from 7 p.m. until midnight!

At midnight, we'll bring in the new year with our low-budget ball drop.

Why low-budget? Because we’re spending all our money on the prizes!

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Laugh With Funny Christmas Stories from WGRD and Free Beer and Hot Wings

It's the holidays, and everyone has a funny/embarrassing story or two they can dredge up from their past.  So, we decided to share some of our funny Christmas stories with all of you!

From car-totalling soda runs, to pooping and peeing ourselves, breaking noses, throwing fits, barfing, stitches, drinking, and sitting impatiently beside gifts, there's something for everyone in our little stories!

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Hurry Home – Letters From the Fire – Red Sun Rising Rocked the Intersection Saturday Night

Saturday night, Grand Rapids’ own, Pop Evil returned home for a big show at The Intersection, with IslanderLetters from the FireRed Sun Rising, and Grand Rapids’ own, Hurry Home!  All the bands kicked ass, getting the crowd rowdier and crazier as the night went on.

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Islander Rocked Grand Rapids on Saturday Night with Pop Evil

Saturday night, Grand Rapids' own, Pop Evil returned home for a big show at The Intersection, with Islander, Letters from the Fire, Red Sun Rising, and Grand Rapids' own, Hurry Home!  All the bands kicked ass, getting the crowd rowdier and crazier as the night went on.

Before the show even began, Islander came out to meet some GRD ticket winners, and play a few acoustic versions of some songs, including "Coconut Dracula".  The guitar player was late for the acoustic set, so the band decided to play a little joke on him and pretend the set was over just as he ran in to play!

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Pop Evil Rocked a Sold Out Show at The Intersection on Saturday Night

Pop Evil has wrapped up their touring in support of the "Onyx" album, and they did it with a huge show at home here in Grand Rapids, at the Intersection with WGRD!

Thanks to everyone who came out and rocked with all the bands that night!  It was a fantastic show, and all the bands rocked hard all night long, hung out with fans, signed everything put in front of them, and more!

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This Holiday Season Enjoy a Great Christmas Movie – “The Ref”

In case you haven't seen it, "The Ref" is one of the top Christmas movies ever made.  And in the discussion during today's holiday potluck here at the station, I was reminded that "Die Hard" is a tough one to beat for the number one slot.

But "The Ref" comes pretty darn close.

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Madonna’s “Controversial” Topless Photos are Just Weird

Supposedly, there's a "controversy" over Madonna's recent photo shoot and interview with some magazine called "Interview".  Wow, nice name.  I'm guessing they do...um...video game walkthroughs?

Anyway, Madonna did her interview and then posed for a gallery they posted.  People are apparently weirded out by the fact that she shows a lot of boob.  Hello?  It's freaking Madonna!  That's what she's always done!

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See Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage at Wacken in Germany in August 2015! [Video]

TODAY is the last day to enter this awesome 97.9 WGRD contest for a trip for four in August 2015 to Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Savatage rock!

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Watch Part 2 of Papa Roach Behind the Scenes for ‘Face Everything and Rise’ Video

A few weeks ago, Papa Roach released a behind the scenes look at the making of their video for "Face Everything and Rise".  Check that out here...it's an interesting look at the making of the video, where you see a bunch of what Jacoby did for the video, including directing!

Now, here's part 2 of the behind the scenes for the making of the video, including the concept of the "fear machine" and the apocalyptic environments.

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We Have Officially Thought of Everything – Check Out Drone Boning Video

We have officially run out of things to think of.  Now, it's just adding technology to whatever we've already come up with to make it more interesting for us.

We now have done some many things, and we've created so much tech...it's time to merge the two in everything we do.

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An Alien Farted on the Curiosity Mars Rover – Proving Life on Mars – No Joke

Well...sort of.

The Curiosity Rover on Mars has detected what's been called a "whiff of methane" on Mars.  Cue the laughter.  Do you think it's a Martian cow, or a six-year-old, who's still giggling about farting on the alien RC Car roaming around the planet?

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