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The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show

The show (no music, just entertainment) is hosted by cast including Gregg “Free Beer” Daniels, Chris “Hot Wings” Michaels, Eric Zane, Producer Joe and Steve. http://www.freebeerandhotwings.com/

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FREE BEER & HOT WINGS SHOW. The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show began as an afternoon show in Omaha, Nebr., at non-commercial radio station KIWR in March 1997. The show was comprised of two former Central Michigan University roommates who eventually moved to mornings several months later. They remained there until summer 2000, when they moved to WBON in Knoxville, Tenn. It was there that they met the show’s eventual third member and other CMU grad, Eric Zane, who at the time was their direct competitor at WIMZ. When Zane was fired, he immediately drove across town and joined “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show.” In June 2002, the show moved to New Jersey, where it was simulcast on WTHK in Trenton, N.J., and WCHR on The Jersey Shore. “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show” began full syndication in 2004 with the addition of 97.9 WGRD in Grand Rapids, and is now heard on radio stations in 15 states

WHERE DID THE NAME COME FROM? Instead of calling the show “The Gregg & Chris Show,” which by all estimations would have been the most boring sounding radio show in the world, the decision was made to call it “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show,” which seemed far more attention grabbing. It was admittedly nothing more than a cheap ploy to get people to listen under the false pretense that they may actually have a chance to win beer and/or hot wings. However, it was not intended that those two things would become permanently synonymous and attached to Gregg and Chris as nicknames, but that’s what happened and now they have to live with the consequences of their B.S. forever. Also, the reason Zane wasn’t given a food name is that, when he joined the show, he was already a well-known personality and, frankly, another food name would have just been an overkill of stupidity.

Schedule

M-F 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Sa 6:00 am - 10:00 am

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: 97-Year-Old Ukelele Player Evicted From His Retirement Home [Video]

Ever wonder if it's possible to get evicted from a retirement home?

Well it is.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Man’s Tiger Statue Was Stolen From His Front Yard [Video]

You may have a well-kept yard, but do you have statues to make it look even better?

Doubtful, but this guy in Muncie, Ind., does does. He has quite a few statues of different types of cats decorating his front yard, and they're even named. While they draw attention to the yard, it seems they've also now again drawn some unwanted attention.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman Robs Candy-Selling Kid for Beer Money [Video]

Sometimes you just really need a beer.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Denmark Amusement Park Ride Is Not a Ride at All [Video/Poll]

OK, let's just get this out of the way right now. This ride, the Sky Tower, located at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark, is in no way a ride at all.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: CNN Anchor Picks Terrible Pun While Talking About Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 [Video]

While reporting live from the scene of the MH17 disaster, the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down last Thursday near the Ukraine-Russia border, CNN's "New Day" co-anchor Chris Cuomo made a very poor choice when talking about some of the theories surrounding the plane's demise.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: WZZM-13 Goes Behind the Scenes with ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ [Video]

A few weeks ago, the folks from WZZM-13 in Grand Rapids stopped by the 97.9 WGRD studio with a camera to interview us after the show to put together a "behind the scenes" piece about us.

Then this morning, while Producer Joe was guest hosting with Lauren Stanton on WZZM-13's morning news show, the ABC affiliate aired the piece.

You can see it in its entirety below.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Green Bay Packers’ A.J. Hawk Tackles Fan at Golf Tournament [Video]

No, he didn't have to tackle a guy who was getting a little too rowdy. This guy was asking for it. Literally!

While golfing at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in South Lake Tahoe, Nev., last week, Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk was asked by a fan to tackle him.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Failed Alley-Oop At WNBA All-Star Game [Video]

This ... this is brutal.

With about seven minutes to play in the WNBA All-Star Game over the weekend, the East's Shoni Schimmel, of the Atlanta Dream, was on a break and tossed the ball off the backboard, in an attempt for her teammate, Angel McCoughtry, to convert on an alley oop.

But McCoughtry appeared to be caught off guard and failed to seal the deal. It just looked terrible. And these women are the best the sport has to offer.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Guy Walks In On Teen Molesting His Son, Beats His Ass [Video]

It's really hard to imagine any parent reacting differently than how this father reacted.

A Daytona Beach, Fla., man came home and walked in on the babysitter molesting his 11-year-old son. He proceeded to do just what you would expect him to do: beat his ass!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: We All Want This Robot Called JIBO [Video]

In this day and age, we've all become pretty lazy. We don't have time to take our own pictures, or look up recipes on our own or even turn the lights on by ourselves.

Enter JIBO, the world's first "family robot."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman Shoots Lover Because He Didn’t Produce Enough Stuff [Video]

Sadie Bell, of Southfield, Mich., shot a man that she was having an affair with after they had "bad sex."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Hot Air Wings Hits Power Lines; Five Injured [Video]

On Saturday, a hot air balloon attempting to land in Clinton, Mass., came up a little short of its anticipated landing spot.

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