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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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Kathleen Madigan Talks Gilda’s LaughFest, Jokes About Family and Family Names [Audio]

Late this morning on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we got a chance to talk to comedian Kathleen Madigan.

She was the very first comedian Free Beer and Hot Wings ever interviewed nearly 15 years ago!

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Music Friday Songs for February 27

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today's show.

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Comedian Andy Kindler Talks State of Comedy, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman and Jay Leno [Audio]

This morning on The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show, we were joined by comedian Andy Kindler.

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Truck Crashes on Snowy Highway Directly Behind Reporter [Video]

WDEF-TV News 12's Caitlyn Jones was on the side of Tennessee 153 near Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday night reporting about how bad roads were because of a snowstorm.

To fully illustrate just how bad the roads were, a truck driving past ended up crashing into a guardrail about 50 feet behind her.

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Suburban Los Angeles Food Market Sells Dead Raccoons as Meat [Video]

Most people are probably content with buying their meat in shrink wrapped packages already cut up and ready to be cooked.

It's not likely that sales for whole wild animals recently killed and stuffed in a bag would be high on the list, however.

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Sledding Reporter Shows Exactly How Not to Go Sledding [Video]

It must have been a pretty slow news day in Greenville, S.C., considering they devoted local television news air time to a sledding guide.

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Simple Question: What Color Is This Dress? [Photo]

The question is pretty simple: What colors are on this dress?

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Madonna Falls Down Stairs On Stage at BRIT Awards [Video]

Most singers have a short list of embarrassing stage mishaps during their career, and Madonna is certainly no exception.

This one will likely make her list.

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Cherry Tycoon Busted In ‘Breaking Bad’-Like Drug Sting [Video]

This story is straight out of the plot of Breaking Bad.

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Nail Salon Refuses Service to Girl with Cancer [Video]

Patricia Moore was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 12.

She's had a hard year of chemotherapy and other treatments to fight the tumor in her nervous system. Unfortunately, her doctors are saying there isn't much more they can do for her.

With that absolutely devastating news, Patricia's mother wanted to plan a shopping spree for her daughter just to see her smile. It included getting her nails done.

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School Bus Aide Busted For Stealing Lunches and Money From Preschoolers [Video]

We have all heard of bullies in grade school stealing little kids' lunch money.

However, this school bus aide took it to a whole different level.

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Man Breaks Bacon-Eating World Record [Video]

Everyone knows that the internet loves bacon. Sure, it's with good reason because bacon is, in fact delicious.

But maybe its just a little bit over-hyped online. And if you watch this video, it may be a while before you want to eat a piece of bacon again.

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