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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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Photos with Flair
Photos with Flair
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Lowell Gymnastics’ Lauren DeHaan Named High School Athlete of the Week

Mark Davis/Getty Images
Mark Davis/Getty Images
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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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James Swoboda
James Swoboda
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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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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97.9 WGRD
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It’s All About the Gumbo As The B.O.B. Serves Up Fat Tuesday

It was all about the gumbo Tuesday at The B.O.B. Make that Fat Tuesday at The B.O.B.

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Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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Cream Puffs and Donuts Win As Sweetest at Dessert Wars 2015 [Video/Photos]

They came. They saw. They ate.

And it was sweetness they found to sate their sweet appetites and put on their plates -- and cupcake tins, cake boxes and Tupperware containers -- for the third annual Dessert Wars, presented by Channel 95.7 and Hobart Corp. at the Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday night .

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Serhiy Zavalnyuk/ThinkStock
Serhiy Zavalnyuk/ThinkStock
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Dishing Out All of Dessert Wars’ Goodness

Dessert Wars is tonight!

It runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday night at the Amway Grand Plaza's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Get your tickets at the door!

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Van Andel Institute
Van Andel Institute
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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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Ottawa County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
Ottawa County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
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Mears Man Charged with Report of False Terrorism, Destruction of Property in Grand Haven Coast Guard Attack [Video]

A 33-year-old man has been charged in the attack on the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Haven.

Matthew Lawrence Krueger was arrested Sunday after drove his pickup truck through a security gate at the Coast Guard Station and assaulted on-site personnel.

Prior to that, he had called Ottawa County Dispatch, telling them he had a bomb and was going to blow up the station.

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97.9 WGRD for Barracks 616
97.9 WGRD for Barracks 616
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Producer Joe Targets Improving His Firearms Skills at Barracks 616 [Sponsored]

Producer Joe is known for his no-holds-barred stunts on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

Running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Getting an early start on an I-196 ribbon cutting in downtown Grand Rapids. Giving his own rendition of 4 Non-Blondes' "What's Up?" Taking a bath at a real-estate open house. Doing a duet, of sorts, with Hot Wings to sing Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" with a German accent. Trying a bed of nails with Hot Wings on a visit with a circus sideshow performer.

The stunts, coupled with his off-beat insights, regaling repartee and signature laugh, highlight his passionate approach to life and work.

He shows such passion with his hobbies, and is taking aim with handgun instruction at Barracks 616.

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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 usually Thursdays, but this week we decided to do it a little early.

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