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Johnnie Walker

I've never been good at filling these things out, but here it goes. I like long walks in cold mountain air, preferably with snow on the ground. I enjoy drinking fine soda by the crackling fire, and deep tissue massage. I hope to one day grow up an become and astronaut, so I can fly to Venus to see if that's really where women come from. If it's true, I'll bring one back for you, too. Unless it's a dude you want, and then you're out of luck...sorry. My favorite month is October, because Halloween is the best holiday ever! It allows me to openly proclaim my love and obsession with scary movies without being seen as some sort of lunatic. Okay, not too much of a lunatic. I'm a huge fan of rock and metal music, and you'll often hear me blasting the control room speakers into oblivion every night during my show. My engineer doesn't like me very much, since he has to fix them. Sorry, Mike.
Bad Coffee House Musician
Bad Coffee House Musician (Scott Griessel/Thinkstock)
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Michigan Has a Few Dumb Laws – So No Serenading Your Girlfriend

Everyone gets a kick out of funny laws that happen to be on the books. Some of them are simple carryovers from a time long past, where things were simpler, or weirder, depending on your viewpoint. Some of these laws are just plain odd, and don't make sense.

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If you make $60,000 a year, are married and have 2 kids...expect this. (via TaxPolicyCenter.org)
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How Will the Presidential Candidate’s Tax Plans Affect You? Find Out Here

With the Presidential elections coming up...everyone is focused on the candidates and their platforms. They all have different ideas of how to do things, and they each have a plan for how to spend our money. But how much of your money are they looking to take from you? That's a pretty important question!

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GR Snow Downtown (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Wednesday’s Big Michigan Snowstorm Gives You an Excuse to Leave Work Early

There's a big snowstorm scheduled for tomorrow here in Michigan. Haha, written like that, it sounds like something people have planned out over lunch meetings, "Let's have a big snow storm on Wednesday!" But however it comes about, this thing is coming for tomorrow evening here in GR.

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Meeting Emmet at Kidabaloo
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Kidabaloo at DeVos Was a Ton of Fun For Kids and Families [Photos]

We had a ton of fun with all the families that joined us at DeVos for our first Kidabaloo! We had tons of games and fun things to do, singalongs and stories, giant inflatables for kids of all ages, LEGOs to build things, Miranda May from the hit kids' show Bunk'd, and even Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

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Category: Events, Kidabaloo, Photos, Videos
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King of the Wing 2015 Rocked Grand Rapids with Amazing Chicken Wings [Photo/Video]

The third annual King of the Wing hit The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.

Everyone got to enjoy some amazing chicken wings courtesy of the competitors, who really took their wings to the next level!

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Texans Attempt to Pronounce Michigan Words with Hilarious Results [Video]

You wouldn't think the English language could change so much throughout a single country, but there's a really big difference in words' pronunciations north, south, east and west.

Moving up here from Texas last year, I've begun learning a lot about how things are said here. And I have to be honest: I'm still not any good at the words.

I will still say 'Mack-in-nack' Island, but mostly for funnies.

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Dessert Wars 2015
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Channel 95.7 Sweetened Up the Amway Grand with Dessert Wars [Photos]

Thursday, February 12th, GRD's sister station, Channel 95.7 sweetened up the Amway Grand with Dessert Wars 2015! Bakeries and dessert-makers converged to serve up some of the tastiest, and sweetest desserts in West Michigan to thousands looking to feed their sweet-teeth!

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Vaperfest 2015
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West Michigan VaperFest Clouds Over The Deltaplex [Video/Photos]

The inaugural West Michigan VaperFest took over The Deltaplex Arena & Conference Center and filled it with clouds of the most amazing smelling vapors you could possibly imagine!

There was thousands of square feet at The DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids of nothing but e-liquids, tanks, batteries and clouds!

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Watch Fifth of July Amway Family Fireworks Show Replay Here! [Video]

In case you didn't make it to downtown Grand Rapids for our 5th of July fireworks show, and didn't see or hear them, then you must have been in another state, since the show was huge and amazing!

Thanks to Amway for the amazing fireworks display, honoring all those men and women around the world who serve, and protect America's security and freedoms!

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Amway Family Fireworks’ Fifth of July: Downtown Grand Rapids Lit Up! [Photos]

Downtown Grand Rapids was lit up for the Fifth of July with the Amway Family Fireworks.

A few thousand people came to Ah-Nab-Awen park to enjoy some food, drink, music, entertainment, activities and, of course, the 20-minute fireworks spectacular!

Music from The Rhythm Aces, Vox Vidorra, and Three's a Crowd performed into the evening, as well as some amazing acrobatics and aerial work from the Daredevil Circus Company!

Then, the sky over downtown Grand Rapids lit up with an amazing fireworks show, to honor all those who serve and protect our freedoms and lives!

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