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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Laila Ali Talks About Her New Show, Her Fighting Career, Curtis Conway’s Eating Habits [Audio/Video]

Early on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today, we talked with retired professional boxer Laila Ali.

She is the daughter of heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali and is married to former NFL wide receiver Curtis Conway, who is one of Free Beer's sports broadcast partners with Compass Media Networks.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Stephen Merchant Talks TV Writing, Working In Radio and His Awkwardness [Audio]

Late on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today, we talked to writer, director, radio guy, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Indiana Isn’t a Big Football School [Video]

Free Beer is again calling football games for Compass Media Networks this season.

This past weekend, he was at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., calling the Michigan State-Indiana game. Eighth-ranked Michigan State won 56-17 in a total second-half blowout.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Sports Radio Talk Show Hosts Nearly Brawl Over Something No One Cares About [Audio]

Sports fans are a strange bunch. They're super passionate about their teams and all thing related. And they're willing to step outside and fight at any moment.

The co-hosts of the "Doug & Wolf Show," a sports talk show that airs on Phoenix-based 98.7 KTAR, nearly came to blows Thursday while on the air.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Caller to Baltimore Sports Talk Radio Show Gets Robbed Mid-Call [Video]

A guy who was working the graveyard shift at a Baltimore area 7-Eleven called into a late-night sports talk radio show to apparently rap about the Baltimore Orioles.

Midway through his sweet jam, the clerk named Will abruptly stopped and hung up the phone.

Why? Because he was being robbed!

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Band Names That ‘Cannot’ be Said on Radio Airwaves

As a super-fan of the heavy metal genre of music, the bands I like have awesome names, yet sometimes really out of this world names. Names that I wonder how on this earth they came up with! I'll be honest, there are a few of these names that I have mentioned on air, but we're a rock station, and we can do that!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Vin Diesel Covers Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ [Video]

It's always funny to see people go a little outside of their comfort zone.

Vin Diesel is an actor who is not known for his singing abilities. But in a recent interview with a United Kingdom radio station, he did just that: sing.

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We’ll Miss You, Jackie!

If you are listening to Jackie today, you may know that today is Jackie's LAST DAY at WGRD!

I know; IT'S SAD! The only good looking person from 'GRD is leaving us (next to me, of course).

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Boston Radio Guy Will Probably Get Fired for Erin Andrews Rant [Video]

The big story from the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday night was the controversy surrounding St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter.

While being interviewed during the game, Wainwright, basically, said that he pitched a softball to Jeter out of respect, since he's retiring and this is his last All-Star Game.

That caused everyone to freak out, since the winner of the All-Star Game determines home-field advantage for the World Series.

Erin Andrews, of Fox Sports, interviewed Wainwright later in the game. He clarified, basically saying: "I was kidding."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Sports Host Mike Francesa Asks If Soccer Players Can Kick with Both Legs [Video]

With the World Cup going on, the entire country has soccer fever -- at least for a few weeks.

New York sports radio and television host Mike Francesa, notorious for falling asleep during an interview, was trying to feign interest while talking to St. John's University Men's Soccer Coach Dave Masur.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Judge Orders Investigation Into Casey Kasem’s Whereabouts [Video]

Radio legend Casey Kasem is missing.

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