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Metalhead Ned

“Hey, the name is Ned, but you can call me Ned. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. Went to Eastern Michigan University for radio broadcasting, so I suppose it worked out for me.

I can’t get over the fact that the pop SURGE is gone, I play so many damn video games that I may steal a car and kill hookers. I play guitar, sing, and all that good crap, so chicks kinda dig me I think. My musical taste vary from Pantera to Nobuo Uematsu.

Things I enjoy: Lava lamps, I have a man crush on Dimebag Darrell, Pizza, Beavis & Butt-Head, Star Wars, Schwarzenegger movies, and anything that is claimed as “bad ass” as well.

Tune in every weekend Sat. 7-Mid/Sun. 10-3  for stuff such as a video game talk, heavy metal, and other crap that will make you stay up all night playing Super Metroid.

Get to the choppa!

Schedule

Sa 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Su 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Games To Try Before You Die: Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

This is it! The big one! The Glorious! The Amazing! The Godly! The game that everyone hold's to standard when they think of old school Super Mario Bros.! The game that could be considered on par with the epic-ness that is Terminator 2! The game that when people think of NES, they think this game! The game that could be considered the greatest Super Mario Bros. game of ALL TIME!

Super Mario Bros. 3!

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Nintendo’s Game Boy is 25 Years Old Today

Nothing makes you feel more nostalgic than that pea soupy screen. Doing your best to angle it correctly in the light so you could see what you were doing. Playing Super Mario Land, Tetris, and Pokemon till the wee hours in the morning. Finding 4 Double A batteries and hope they lasted you for your trip. That's right, those feelings and your Game Boy is 25 years old today!

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Eddie Hermida of Suicide Silence Joins Full Metal Jackie This Sunday!

Don't miss Full Metal Jackie this Sunday night at 10pm! She will be joined by Eddie Hermida of Suicide Silence! Plus music from Pantera, Sepultura, and more!

Sunday night at 10pm on 97.9 WGRD!

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Massive Million Monday Returns in August with Neon 9′s!

Time for another month of Massive Million Monday! This time around, the Michigan Lottery and The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show is giving you a chance EVERY Monday morning for you to call in a win $50 worth of Neon 9's Instant Win Tickets!

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Metalhead Ned Completes His Mega Man Collection

After many years of patience and a few paychecks, I finally completed a portion of my collection that was pretty important to me. These games are wildly popular, therefore they are harder to find because no one sells them! Patience and a little luck paid off as I finally own the complete collection of Mega Man games on NES and SNES.

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These Rock Metal Acts Should Come to Grand Rapids ASAP

We get some really big name acts in Grand Rapids, and they all put on amazing shows!

We have The Eagles, Boob Lady (a.k.a. Katy Perry), Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Arch Enemy, etc., all coming to Grand Rapids!

However, there are a few bands that I wish would make an appearance here

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Arcade Mortal Kombat is Still Frustratingly Difficult

Mortal Kombat has to be one of the best video games of all time. Yesterday I posted about how I got a top score on Ms. Pac-Man. Also in that same arcade was a classic Mortal Kombat machine. I usually see Mortal Kombat 2 or 3, but I never see the first one. So I popped in a quarter and gave it a shot.

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Metalhead Ned Claims a Ms. Pac-Man Top Score Spot!

Finally, a milestone! Well actually it's not the biggest score out there, but to me, it was quite the accomplishment. This past weekend in Ludington, MI, I visited a pretty cool Retro-Arcade they just opened a little while ago named Quarter Cafe & Retrocade. This weekend, I finally made it onto the board of Top Scores!

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LAST DAY TODAY to Sign Up for the Free Beer & Hot Wings Golf Scramble!

Don't miss out on the fun! Today is the LAST DAY to get your team of four signed up for the Free Beer & Hot Wings Golf Scramble!

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Nonpoint Making a Stop at The Stache on Sept. 18!

Coming to The Stache, another fine show to make your ear drums bleed! Well, that wouldn't be a good thing...but NONPOINT is coming!

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Something New Coming to ‘Games To Try Before You Die’

If you stick to WGRD.com each week, you will see the weekly Games To Try Before You Die postings. A moment where I take you back in time to when video games came on a cartridge. Sometimes we even do current gen game, depends on how I feel that week. It's been the same usual thing each week, I think it is time for a change.

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Zero Punctuation Shares His Thoughts of Earthbound

There are quite a few internet reviewers out there, but one of my favorite that shouldn't be missed it Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw, better known as the voice behind Zero Punctuation. He has covered many games as they come out today, but this time, he goes back to the past.

Time to take a look at Earthbound!

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