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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids Opens for the Season on Friday

Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle is always a big part of winter fun in downtown Grand Rapids.

Rosa Parks Circle is set to open to ice skaters for the season on Friday, December 5 at noon.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
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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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Mark Lewin/ThinkStock
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Christmas Shopping Primer/Countdown

Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone. So have Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

After all, you've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.

Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to visit as you continue your Christmas shopping.

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97.9 WGRD’s December 2014 Playlist [Video]

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WZZM-13: Former Catholic Central Tutor Found Guilty on Four of Five Sex Charges

On Wednesday, a Kent County Circuit Court jury found a former Catholic Central High School tutor guilty of four of the five felony charges she faced for having sex with a 15-year-old student, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reported.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Our New Official Dumber Than Zane Trivia Coin

Every Thursday when we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," Hot Wings has the responsibility of flipping a coin to see who will go first.

As easy as that sounds, he rarely has a coin on hand and this usually leads to him flipping some random object like a piece of paper or a breath mint wrapper.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
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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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Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
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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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Metalhead Ned/97.9 WGRD
Metalhead Ned/97.9 WGRD
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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
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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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