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Grand Rapids Gets Ready for Wake Wars 2011!

I never pass up the opportunity to chat with cute boys, and with Wake Wars getting set up down stairs in the BOB parking lot, I had to go see what was going on! If you haven't heard, we are bringing you Wake Wars 2011, July 16-17, on the parking lot of The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids! We've got professional, advanced and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters, the riders will be thrust through a 20’ wide x 40’ long take-off pool via a motorized winch system, just as if they were being pulled by a boat, where they will launch into the air showcasing their best tricks before landing in a 40’ wide x 90’ long splash pool.

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WGRD’s Jackie Paints GR Red!

This past Sunday I found myself with nothing to do... this is very rare for me!  So I met up with two photographer buddies, Bill Strome and Zach Sutton, and decided to create some photo magic.  Since it was art festival this past weekend I decided to get down with my artistic side, I bought an apron at a thrift store and with some simple stitching made it into a bomb ass shirt, then with a can of red paint, voila!  We had something pretty unique

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WGRD’s Jackie Gets Ready For Summer With Swimsuit Photo Shoot

Im a summer girl, let me tell you!  Most of you would say, "well get out of michigan then dummy!"  Well that doesn't work for me though, because summer is summer only because its so cold all year long!   So to kick of summer this year, I am posting some pictures from a photo shoot I did with Brent Taylor of KSA Photography

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‘GRD Staff Photo Shoot

So check it out, after much convincing on my half I finally got the boys to join me in a photo shoot!  It was a struggle and they whined and acted like babies the entire time, but I'd say it was worth it we got some stellar pictures brought to you by the AMAZING Earthtones Photography, check out her website HERE

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WGRD’s Jackie Interviews Band, Go Radio [AUDIO]

One of the perks of working in radio is getting to meet so many amazing musicians.  My favorite band is Go Radio, the band is from Tallahassee Florida, and one of the headlining bands for Warped Tour 2011!  This past Saturday the guys of Go Radio were in Grand Rapids playing   at the Mix Tape as headlining band for The District Lines Tour.  Lucky for me the guys had a

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GRD PRESENTS Wingstock 2011 with Seether, Sick Puppies, Hinder and More

Grand Rapids’ Rock Alternative 97.9 GRD and the Free Beer & Hot Wings Show are proud to present Wingstock 2011, June 11 to Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, MI.  Headlining the event are post-grunge rockers Seether, with support from Hinder, Sick Puppies and hometown boys Wayland.

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Original Taking Back Sunday Lineup Hit The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids July 28

Taking Back Sunday have posted dates for a summer North American tour, which includes a stop in Grand Rapids at the Orbit Room July 28. Thursday and Colour Revolt will support TBS throughout the trek.

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More Photos From Avalanche Tour 2011

Check out more awesome pics from Wednesday night's Avalanche Tour at the DeltaPlex Arena! A few GRD listeners were lucky enough to be in the audience for GRD's Live Blitz with Halestorm before the show!

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Against Me! Set to Hit the Intersection in Grand Rapids June 16

Florida punk rockers Against Me! have announced more dates for an extensive tour throughout the U.S. outside of their Warped Tour appearances. Thankfully, one of those dates includes a stop in Grand Rapids on June 16 at the Intersection.

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30 Seconds To Mars Brings Their War to The Orbit Room

30 Seconds To Mars brought a visual and sonic onslaught to a SOLD OUT Orbit Room crowd Tuesday night.  The band has been touring for what seems like forever in support of their latest album, This Is War.  Frontman Jared Leto and guitarist Tomo hung out with a few GRD listeners before the show.  View the photos after the jump.

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My Chemical Romance Invade the Orbit Room

My Chemical Romance brought their World Contamination Tour to the Orbit Room Saturday night for a SOLD OUT show at the Orbit Room! MCR were kind enough to meet with a few GRD listeners before the concert. Definitely a great way to spend Record Store Day.

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Motley Crue Hits Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids August 3

Heavy metal icons Motley Crue are set to tour this summer, which includes a stop at Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids on August 3!

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