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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.

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Gay Lovers Get Some Awkward News On Television [Video]

There are a lot of things in life that maybe would be better off never having been discovered or known by the people involved. Add in to that the idea of finding it out on a televised program, and you have a recipe for a lifetime of awkwardness and disaster.

These poor guys just wanted to find out some information about shared DNA but in hindsight, maybe they should have looked into that in more of a private way. 

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Woman Goes To Jail For Running Over Anti-Romney Husband [Video]

We think an old adage says to avoid any really serious arguments about politics, religion, etc. in any marriage because of its unnecessary strain. In this case, "strain" is definitely an understatement.

The election in 2012 wasn't all that close at all with Barack Obama handily defeating Mitt Romney. According to this woman, though, her husband was at fault for Romney's loss.

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Final Jeopardy Contestant Makes Joke, Still Wins [Video]

This reminds me of the first time somebody won the $1 million on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, only a lot less money. That guy used a lifeline to call his family and tell them he was about to win the money, capturing the hearts of every viewer. This final Jeopardy contestant went a bit of a different route.

This guy didn't know the answer, and instead of making an educated guess, he went the comedic route. 

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Eric Zane Tries the Charlie Charlie Challenge [Video]

Yesterday on the show, we mentioned the Charlie Charlie Challenge where kids would apparently try to summon a Mexican demon.

After talking about it again today on the show, Zane decided to give it a shot himself in studio while on the air to see if he could summon his own, personal demon.

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There’s a New Social Media Trend Where You Try to Summon a Mexican Demon With Pencils [Video]

What happened to the good old days, when teenagers spent Memorial Day weekend trying to find some beer or awkwardly fondling each other? This year they spent it doing something MUCH more unsavory.

There's a huge trend that blew up on social media this weekend, called the "Charlie Charlie Challenge." People are performing an old Mexican superstitious ritual where you balance one pencil on top of another to form a cross. Then you say, "Charlie, Charlie, are you here?" And then, if the Mexican demon named Charlie really IS there, the pencils move.

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Man Goes Above and Beyond for His Handicapped Cat [Video]

Most people who own pets really love them and would do just about anything for them.

This man, however, does something for his cat that a lot of owners wouldn't do, as he has to help his cat go to the bathroom, both number one and two.

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We Remember How Ridiculous Zane’s Tattoo Is [Photo]

On the show this morning, Zane was telling us about how his son, Jim, wants to get a tattoo of his son's name on his forearm.

Zane was trying to talk him out of it, saying that people would judge him down the road and that he may not get a job because of the tattoo placement. Now, this struck all of us as funny because of, well, how ridiculous Zane's tattoo is.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Airport Celebrity Sighting [Video]

While sitting at the airport in Chicago yesterday on our way to Portland for our live show with Rock 106.3, Hot Wings pointed over to a guy sitting at the departure gate and said, "Man, that guy looks just like Quentin Tarantino." Joe's reply? "That's because it IS Quentin Tarantino.”

After a quick Google image search, we were 99% sure it was him. So Joe walked up to him, introduced himself as a big fan and asked if we could get a picture with him once the plane started to board. Tarantino declined, saying that photos made him uncomfortable. But that didn't stop us from going into full stalker mode and taking pictures and video anyway! 

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Congrats to Free Beer & Amanda on the Birth of Their Twins! [Photo]

While the Free Beer & Hot Wings Show is live in Portland this morning with Rock 106.3, Free Beer and Amanda are resting comfortably in the hospital back home with two brand new, healthy baby boys!

Yes, the twins are here!!  Oliver Jakub (left) and Hayden Joseph (right) were born yesterday afternoon, weighing in at 7.9 pounds and 6.13 pounds respectively.

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Girl Groggy From Surgery Proclaims That Her Butthole Hurts [Video]

It takes a person with a cold heart to record their significant other after surgery. The anesthesia makes you incredibly loopy and bound to do something so embarrassing that if it were to go viral, it would scar you for life.

Well, bummer for this girl. Not only does she complain about the pain in her butthole, but she also rips a pretty meaty fart that would even intimidate our very own Eric Zane.

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A Look Inside ‘Dumber Than Zane Trivia’ [Photo]

Each Thursday on the show, we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize. Due to some instances of cheating in the past, we now require that all of our contestants be blindfolded and use GoToMeeting so we can watch them play and ensure that they are not cheating.

Plus, it gives us a chance to see what the person taking on Zane in a battle of wits actually looks like!

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Man Brings Stuffed Owl to Court as His Lawyer [Video]

Some people can't afford a lawyer, which is why one can be provided for you.

It's not clear if this man is poor or just stupid, as he used a stuffed owl as his public defender in a case in which he was accused of violating a protection order. 

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