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WGRD’s New Studio Construction Diary – Part 3

The new GRD studio is nearing completion!  We're all stoked to see the new GRD taking shape, with new carpet, millions of TVs, brand new mixing board, lighting, cameras...it's exhausting even thinking about!

Our engineering department, Mike and Ryan, have done an amazing job with the studio, and things are coming together nicely.

Last time, we left off with the lighting going in, the carpet, and some furniture.

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WGRD Studio Build Part 2
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WGRD’s New Studio Construction Diary – Part 2

The work continues on the new digs for WGRD!  We left off last time with Hot Wings, Producer Steve, and Johnnie Walker getting together for a painting party.  The walls were nasty, so things got painted up really nicely.

Then, this week was all about carpet, TVs, lights, and some radio gear!

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The WGRD Studio as of today. (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Hot Wings – Producer Steve – Johnnie Walker Paint WGRD’s Studio

In case you haven't seen or heard us talking about it, the GRD studio is getting a bit of an upgrade!  We're really excited about it, and it's fun to watch all the toys arrive, and to see the room get stripped down and rebuilt!

Last night, Hot Wings picked up some paint, and he, Steve, and I spackled (I love that word), taped off stuff, and got to work painting the studio.  Our studio walls were pretty...well...nasty.  After a lot of years and use, they weren't the kind of walls you'd want to touch.

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WGRD is Finally Getting Some New Digs!

The GRD studios are finally getting upgraded!  The board has been dying for quite a while now, which I'm sure you've heard the guys on Free Beer and Hot Wings talking about, whenever a microphone channel would go down.

But finally the time is here!  We've got new equipment coming in, new furniture, we're going to paint the walls and get new carpet, too!

Luckily, Hot Wings is pretty handy, so we'll be learning from him all about wall-painting, hanging cool wall-stuff (that's some kind of technical talk there), and carrying heavy objects.

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Congratulations to Free Beer and Hot Wings for 10 Years in Grand Rapids!

This week is the 10th anniversary of Free Beer and Hot Wings coming to WGRD and Grand Rapids to inflict their brand of humor on the city and the world!  This is a big achievement for a morning show, to make it this long, and we're really happy to have the guys here in our great city!

Here's some video of last night after some of the decorating of the hallways, and then some of the (unfortunately edited) video from the staff lunch.  The guys were doing their thing, insulting everyone including themselves, and our GM, Russ, presented them with some bathroom decorations!

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Jackie’s Former Intern Blogs Take 3

I love finding these old blogs I wrote way back when for "Free Beer and Hot Wings," when I interned for them in 2009!

It feels so long ago. Check out this piece of beauty that I wrote titled "JMV's Friday Top 5"

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Jackie’s Former Intern Blogs Take 2

I can remember the summer I interned for "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

Gregg "Free Beer" mentioned the idea of interns blogging, and he was going to experiment with me and let me try it. I blogged for them once a week for maybe two months.

This blog I am about to share is great. I specifically remember it because the guys had a segment on the show where they talked about the worst jobs they have ever had. So, I decided to blog my worst jobs I had ever had ... and interning for them wasn't on the list.

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Jackie’s Old Intern Blog Take 1

Some of you may remember back to the summer of 2009 when I was an intern on the Free Beer and Hot Wings show. They called me JMV, or Jackie Man Voice. A name that I really don't mind because it's kind of true. I was goofing around on their website the other day and found a few of my old intern blogs! HAH! Check out this one here.

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Acts Of Romantic Desperation (VIDEO)

I read on Free Beer And Hot Wings website today about a nerdy kid who held up a sign that said, "Kiss ME I'M DESPERATE" and he actually got lucky from some pretty hot chicks! I asked on air what was the most desperate thing that you have done to hook up with someone?

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Cyclist Hit By Truck Lands on Mattress and Walks Away [Video]

It's pretty rare that we can use the word "lucky" when talking about a hit-and-run, but that's just the case with this particular one.

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(photo Johnnie Walker)
(photo Johnnie Walker)
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Thanks for Coming to Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Live at Night Show – Enjoy the Pics

We all and a great time Friday night at the Free Beer & Hot Wings Live at Night show. And from all the laughter, it sounded like you guys had a great time with us at The Orbit Room for Gilda's LaughFest!

Except for the voice scrambling bit … ha ha!

Listen Monday for the details on Steve's date, and maybe even some highlights from the night, including some of the things you've never heard our friends from WZZM say on a microphone!

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What Hot Wings Thinks – It’s All About Art – in Cartoon Form [Video]

Yesterday morning, Hot Wings offered his thoughts on something that is really troublesome to me.  I like to create things, and consider myself an "artist" at some things, even if my art may not be the most appealing to everyone.

But there's a LOT of "art" that is just junk.  Crap.  Garbage.

In this case, literally.

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