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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: Guy Finds Two Bugs Buried Inside His Ear [Video]

One of the more ear wrenching sound clips played on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" is Hot Wings mimicking a moth chewing on the inside of Eric Zane's ear.

What if that moth and a tick were stuck inside the ear, though, just to double down on the gross?

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Man Does Double Marathon to Run It Backwards [Video]

What sounds better than running one marathon in a day?

How about running a second marathon right after, only backwards.

Finally, something for Eric Zane to do to spell the downtime and increase his training.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Guy Has Awkward Celebration on ‘The Price Is Right’ [Video]

"The Price Is Right" always seems to bring out the worst in people.

You can almost see the fear in Drew Carey's eyes when a contestant sprints up and nearly tackles him after winning the hot new lamp given away.

This guy took spinning the wheel to a whole other level.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman Gets Stuck in Chimney of Her Online Date’s Home [Video]

Not every relationship works out and online dating is a real crap shoot when it comes to finding "the one."

Let this tale of a woman stalking a man via his home's chimney make you even more weary.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Congressional Candidate Uses Chickens to Debate [Video]

The political election season brings on all types of grandstanding.

One of the easiest things to point fingers about is who wanted to debate and who was trying to duck the debate. Or in the case of one guy, just find replacements to debate, human or otherwise.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Local Reporter Won’t Be Stopped In Face of Big Pumpkin Riots [Video]

Local reporters often get a bad rap for generally being terrible, and rightfully so.

Jared Goodell, though, wasn't going to stand for the establishment shutting his reporting down.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Best Political Ad of the Year? [Video]

It's general election season and with that comes non-stop political ads on TV and radio.

Now, we could go into great detail explaining this one, but it does a pretty good job speaking for itself.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Idiot Tries Boiling Water Challenge [Video]

Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Of course you do. All summer long, everyone you knew was dumping buckets of cold water on themselves to raise awareness and money for ALS. Millions of dollars were raised.

This idiot decided to try and cash in on the popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge, but with one noticeable difference: He replaced the cold water with hot water.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: What the Hell Did Lou Holtz Say? [Video]

During ESPN's college football coverage on Saturday, anchor Rece Davis threw it to legendary coach and colleague Lou Holtz for his take on something.

What that something is doesn't matter. What does matter is Coach Holtz's completely incoherent response during ESPN's "College Football Final."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Flashback: Eric Zane Puts Producer Joe In the Figure Four Leg Lock [Video]

Today on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we were talking about the ways that we used to mess with friends (or get messed with) when we were younger.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Mom Is Mad About ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures at Toys ‘R’ Us [Video]

An idiot mother in Fort Myers, Florida, is pissed at a local Toys 'R' Us because of a toy it has on its shelves.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman Fakes Ebola to Get Faster 911 Response [Video/Audio]

So, if you're sick and you want to get an ambulance to your house VERY quickly to help you out, maybe give this a shot: Tell the 911 dispatcher that you have Ebola.

That'll get 'em there fast!

A woman in Columbus, Ohio, did just that last week and, well, it worked.

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