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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: Our Pace Lap at Berlin Raceway [Video]

On Wednesday night, we were the grand marshals at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., for the Money in the Bank 125.

We also got the opportunity to ride along in the pace truck, and Producer Joe and Free Beer got to wave the green flags before a couple of the races!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Guy Jumps Off Five-Story Building, Lands In Pool Below [Video]

Sometimes when a person cheats death it's because the Grim Reaper is all, "Look, I can't deal with this loony bird just yet."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Mother Arrested for Letting 7-Year-Old Son Go to Park Alone [Video]

Remember when you were a kid and you would go to the park and play?

Did you always have your parents with you? Probably not.

Like most kids, you probably left the house in the morning, hopped on your bike and played with your friends all day.

A Port St. Lucie, Fla., mother was arrested Saturday for letting her 7-year-old kid do just that, WPTV 5 reported.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Has to be Worst Way to Teach Kids Math [Video]

Do you have trouble doing simple everyday math?

Well, this guy has a way to make it even easier for you.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Host Accidentally Calls It ‘Morning Jew’ [Video]

Back in the day before the Internet, people on TV probably screwed up just as much as they do today, but the only way you would see them is if you were watching live or you just happened to have the VCR rolling.

But now, with all of the crazy technology that surrounds us, like cell phone cameras and DVRs, it takes just minutes for the world to see a screw up by someone on television.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Police Officer Saves Driver’s Life During Traffic Stop [Video]

You may never consider yourself lucky to be pulled over by the police.

But in the case of an 84-year-old Kennebunk, Maine, man, it was just that: lucky.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Girl Doesn’t Want Her Little Brother to Grow Up [Video]

This video is one of those videos that'll hit you right in the feels.

You'll be breathing in lots of onion dust after watching it. Sibling rivalry is definitely not an issue in this household.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Bomb Explodes In Building Right Behind CNN Reporter [Video]

CNN journalist Karl Penhaul had just begun a live report from Gaza on Tuesday when he got a bit of a surprise. And it wasn't a good surprise at all.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Tennessee Man Finds Stolen Tools in Neighbor’s Tornado-Damaged Home [Video]

As if it's not bad enough that a tornado nearly destroyed your neighborhood, now this.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Man Accused of Calling Cab to Get Rid of Body [Video]

When a cab driver showed up to pick up a customer in Ypsilanti, Mich., she noticed that something was up.

He was carrying something pretty big covered in a sheet.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Bolt of Lightning Nearly Strikes Couple Taking Selfie [Video]

This couple was snorkeling on their honeymoon in Mexico when a storm rolled in. The lifeguards instructed them to get out of the water, which they did.

So they were probably in the clear, right? Wrong!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Have You Ever Had Sex in Your Comic-Con Costume? [Video]

Jimmy Kimmel sent his team out to Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego for another round of his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" bit called Pedestrian Question.

The concept is simple: They ask pedestrians questions and the audiences guesses what their responses will be.

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