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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings
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A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia on ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’

Each week on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

It's done Thursdays on our show.

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Man Dies of Heroin Overdose in Grand Rapids Coffee Shop’s Restroom

Police say that a man found dead in a coffee house in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood Wednesday morning died of a heroin overdose.

The unnamed 35-year-old was discovered in the bathroom of Kava House, 1445 Lake Drive SE.

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Gilda's LaughFest
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Gilda’s LaughFest’s Community Kickoff Moved to Fountain Street Church

Gilda’s LaughFest is relocating its LaughFest Community Kickoff for the 10-day festival on Thursday night to Fountain Street Church because of weather concerns, festival officials announced.

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park on August 15 [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a new and dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- is coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park on Aug. 15.

This 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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97.9 WGRD’s March 2015 Playlist [Video]

Courtesy Kathleen  Madigan
Courtesy Kathleen Madigan
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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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Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
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A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia on ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’

Each week on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

It's done Thursdays on our show.

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Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Agrees to Fight Manny Pacquaio for World Welterweight Title in May

Undefeated professional boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., is returning to the ring in May.

The 37-year-old Grand Rapids native, now of Las Vegas, has agreed to box Manny Pacquaio in a welterweight world championship unification bout on May 2 to be broadcast live on pay-per-view.

The fight is to be at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Nickelback’s ‘No Fixed Address’ Tour Hits Grand Rapids with The Pretty Reckless

Nickelback will be hitting 60 North American cities in 2015 as they promote their 'No Fixed Address' album.

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Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
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Manufacturing Industry Night Is On the Menu This Evening at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating manufacturing with a special Manufacturing Industry Night this evening.

Socialize with other manufacturing industry professionals from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST tonight at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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Community Action Partnership of Kent County
Community Action Partnership of Kent County
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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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