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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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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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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
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
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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
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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]

Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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University of Michigan Taps Retired Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett as Interim AD

University of Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon has resigned and retired Steelcase Inc. CEO Jim Hackett is in for the interim, U-M President Mark Schlissel said in an Ann Arbor news conference this afternoon.

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Ted Murphy
Ted Murphy
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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Homer Simpson Bacon Quotes [Sponsored]

Returning for the second consecutive year on Nov. 8 is BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration.

The all-things bacon celebration is a week from Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-themed, -infused and -inspired dishes and drinks, and tickets are still available.

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Expect Mother Nature to Play Some Tricks with Halloween Weather on Friday

Mother Nature may have tricks of her own to play, with high winds, rain and snow being forecast by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office for Friday.

That's going to make for some possibly challenging conditions for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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