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Justin Katz

Justin Katz

Born and raised in Battle Creek, I graduated from Pennfield High School and Western Michigan University. At WMU, I majored in broadcasting and minored in business.

I’ve done basically every radio job in the business, mostly in the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek market and have been on-air overnights, afternoons and mornings. I’ve also been a program director, music director and promotions director in addition to dabbling in sales.

Before rockin’ on 97.9 WGRD, I worked at 107.7 WRKR, 96.5 WFAT, 92.5 WZUU and 104.9 WRCC.

I stepped away from radio, though, and am now a financial consultant for a bank in the Grand Rapids area in addition to this weekend radio gig on ‘GRD rocks!

A Kentwood resident with a wife, baby girl and two dogs, I also operate a DJ business and do wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events. I certainly stay busy, but I’m very proud and honored to be back in radio on WGRD, where you can listen to me 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday. Thanks and cheers!

Favorite bands: Tool, Deftones, Parabelle, Breaking Benjamin and Chevelle
Favorite drinks: water, bourbon/whiskey, lighter craft beer, Bud Light and any free drink
Favorite TV shows: “Seinfeld,” “Jeopardy,” “Triple D,” “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “The Daily Show”
Favorite movies: “Casino,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Shawshank Redemption,” “Caddyshack” and “Dazed and Confused”
Favorite teams: University of Notre Dame, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Tigers

Typical Question: So what do you listen to?

Typical Answer: A little bit of everything. Now, there’s nothing wrong with diversity and enjoying different genres of music, but people need to talk about bands, artists, songs, lyrics, etc., plus it helps me get an idea of what a person truly likes and may even clarify who they are as an individual. I was frustrated with that typical answer, so I came up with my own question years ago that’s a great conversation piece, so please feel free to use it.

Question for you: If you were on an island by yourself and you got to choose five artists and/or bands you could listen to and you had access to their full catalog and also to any other bands’ or artists’ discography associated with them, who would you choose?

(Example: If you chose Nirvana, you get the entire Nirvana catalog, plus Foo Fighters, because of Dave Grohl, and Fecal Matter, because of Kurt Cobain.) Give it a try and see where the conversation goes …

Schedule

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

DJs Posts

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Babe of the Day — Kelly Brook

Kelly Brookis a model, actress and television presenter -- whatever that last one means.

The 35-year-old, British-born Brook is also our Babe of the Day.

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Victoria’s Secret Angels Part of Spot for Super Bowl XLIX [Video]

Victoria's Secret will advertise Sunday during NBC's broadcast of the National Football League's Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and defending champion Seattle Seahawks.

Victoria's Secret Angels Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima star in a 30-second spot, which is to air after the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl telecast.

The spot, which includes Brenda Lee's song "I'm In the Mood for Love," was just released online today.

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Jill Scott — Babe of the Day

Jill Scott is a R&B singer-songwriter and blues babe with multi-media chops.

She is a three-time Grammy Award-winner. She is a New York Times best-selling poet. She is an accomplished actress.

The triple threat is also our second full-figured Babe of the Day, following Christina Hendricks, within a week.

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Shenae Grimes-Beech — Babe of the Day

If you watch any TVGN -- a.k.a. TV Guide Network -- now Pop, you might know who Shenae Grimes-Beech is.

She's a co-host on all things pop culture on Pop network's new entertainment show "PopSugar." We think she's sweet like that sexy girl next door and it's why she's our Babe of the Day.

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Alexandra Wilson — Babe of the Day

Alexandra Wilson is a personal trainer, fitness and nutrition expert, fitness model and bikini athlete.

The United Kingdom woman, a Northern Ireland native, is also our Babe of the Day. We wouldn't mind a workout with her.

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New England Bludgeons Indianapolis 45-7, Advances to Super Bowl

Tom Brady threw three touchdowns and LeGarrette Blount ran for three more TDs Sunday in leading the host New England Patriots into the Super Bowl with a 45-7 AFC Championship victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

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Christina Hendricks — Babe of the Day

She is, perhaps, best known these days for playing Joan Harris, the office manager of advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce on AMC’s "Mad Men."

Christina Hendricks is the actress who we'd definitely rack up crazy frequent flyer miles so we could sit next to her first-class full figure. She is also our Babe of the Day.

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Teyana Taylor — Babe of the Day

Meet 23-year-old New York native Teyana Taylor, our Babe of the Day.

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Witney Carson — Babe of the Day

Witney Carson is a former Hapari swimwear model who is a professional dancer.

She and her partner Alfonso Ribeiro last month won ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” reality program.

We wouldn't mind dancing with her, our Babe of the Day.

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Get First Look at Victoria’s Secret Swim 2015 Collection [Video]

Get a first look at the Victoria’s Secret Swim 2015 collection, its swim catalog.

Yowza.

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Celebrate Your New Year’s Eve Safely Using Grand Rapids Cab, Limousine Services

If you are anything like us, then you like to throw down on New Year's Eve and have some fun.

Well, it's always good to go in prepared folks.

To help out, we have compiled a list of cab companies and limousine services in greater Grand Rapids.

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Roberta Mancino — Babe of the Day [Video]

Roberta Mancino is more stuntwoman than supermodel, GrindTV reports. That's quite the combination.

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