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Monster Trucks Are Loud – Free Beer and Hot Wings Segment 16 [Video]

Hey, did you know that Monster Trucks are really loud? Especially when you get eight of them in a closed arena at the same time. Hot Wings, knowing about the volume, made sure his son and son's friend wore ear protection for the show. Hot Wings talks about why he protects his own ears, too.

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Metalhead Ned WGRD Memories: Intern Days

If you didn't get the message yet, I, Metalhead Ned am leaving WGRD!

It's crazy to think I have been here for 7 years! So in my last week, I want to share some of my most favorite memories of working at this great radio station.

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Rachel Vanstee Photography
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Metalhead Ned Says Farewell to WGRD!

Yes my friends, this is no joke.

I am officially leaving my beloved rock station known at 97.9 WGRD.

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Metalhead Ned/WGRD
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The Age Old Question: Why Didn’t Ned Choose a Video Game Career?

If you read my blog, listen to me on air, or know me, you'll know that I have a massive up-session with video games. Even the majority of my blog at WGRD.com is about 95% about video games! Heck, I even make a video series on video games!

So why didn't I get into a career focusing on video games?

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What’s Wrong with These Pictures from ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Broadcast in Springfield, Illinois? [Photos]

We are live in Springfield, Illinois, today for The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show with our affiliate, Real Rock 92.7 WQLZ.

Our show is live from from a Knights of Columbus Hall.

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Courtesy Kathleen Madigan
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Kathleen Madigan Talks Gilda’s LaughFest, Jokes About Family and Family Names [Audio]

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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Woman Donates Kidney to Stranger, Gets More Than Thanks [Video]

A year ago, Danny Robinson was a dialysis patient on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.

After hearing about Robinson's situation on, of all things, a Louisville, Ky., radio show, Ashley McIntyre stepped up and donated her kidney to Robinson, a complete stranger at the time.

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ESPN’s Colin Cowherd Fires Shots; Dan Patrick Responds [Video]

Apparently, there's some kind of radio feud going on between ESPN's Colin Cowherd and Dan Patrick.

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Bob Golic Talks Radio, DeflateGate and His Only Touchdown [Audio]

We were joined on the air on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" this morning in Phoenix by 14-year NFL veteran and University of Notre Dame All-American Bob Golic.

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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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Photo: David Buchan/Getty Images
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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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