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Free Beer & Hot Wings: It’s Free Webcam Day Today! Yee-Ha! [Video]

Webcam viewing at "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" website is typically reserved for the show's VIP members.

But with Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, it’s time for us to give you a li'l gift! It's FREE TODAY!

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Eric Zane Welcomes The Intersection Crowd to Wayland! [Video]

What an amazing night this past Saturday at The Intersection! Wayland ROCKED the place and the crowd was well over 1,300 people! It was amazing!

How do you welcome these guys home? Having Eric Zane from the Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show welcome the crowd!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Hot Wings’ GRD Radiothon Coffee Disaster From Friday [Video]

On Friday afternoon, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" crew took over afternoon drive on our home station, 97.9 WGRD, and held a radio telethon with our friends in the band Wayland to raise money and awareness for the A-T Children's Project.

For the GRD Radiothon, we took pay-for-play requests where people could pay money to hear us play ANYTHING at all.

Thanks to the generosity of our listeners, we were able to raise $10,000 in just four hours. But unfortunately, there was one casualty.

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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
Joshua Lott, Getty Images
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Hazardous Travel Warning Issued by National Weather Service for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Winter officially does not arrive until next month, but it sure feels like it's already here, doesn't it?

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning in effect from this afternoon through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The bottom lines: heavy lake-effect and blowing snow.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Our Former Intern Jackie’s Awkward Interview With A Mohawk’d Barista [Video]

Our former intern, "Jackie Man Voice", (real name: Jackie Green) went on to host the midday show here at the radio station for a number of years. A few months ago, she was offered a job as a TV reporter at Fox 17 in Grand Rapids.

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(Photo: WGRD.com)
(Photo: WGRD.com)
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Strolling Through the Cold Streets of Grand Rapids

Lunch break! Kind of...

I brought my lunch to work today and figured I better keep myself from getting 'desk sores.' I don't know if that really does exist but I also don't want to find out if they do! The station is located in downtown Grand Rapids, so I decided to take a quick walk and photograph some of the places you could have found me!

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(Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Apparitions Comics & Books Closing Their Doors After Years of Service

It's never cool to see a store close. When you see a 'Big Box' store close, you know that there is usually one just down the street. When a local business closes though, it's like losing a family member. Many stores/hang outs I have gone to over the years have done that. I have only visited this place once or twice in my life, but it is sad to see a beloved local business go.

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Zach Copley
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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Is Saturday; Five Epic Meal Time Bacony Delicious Dishes [Sponsored]

This is the weekend that BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns.

The bacon-infused celebration is Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features all things bacon: dishes, drinks and, of course, desserts. Tickets are still available.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia

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

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Hideout Brewing Company Stops by WGRD to Chat About Bacon Beer [Video]

Beer...the glory that is beer! Now let's talk bacon! BACON!

Mix those two together and what do you get? Bacon Beer! Who came up with this amazing brew, the guys at Hideout Brewing Company! They came in and we chatted it up about this weekends BaCon, Beer, and more!

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Linkin Park, Rise Against, Of Mice & Men Book Date at Van Andel Arena on Feb. 4! [Video]

Big concert announcement this morning!

Fresh from its album release, Linkin Park is making a return to Michigan! This time it's right here in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena!

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97.9 WGRD’s November 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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