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Tom Cook

Hey, I’m the “new guy” here at 100.5 The River.  We’ll get to hang out for part of your workday and the drive home while you’re listening to Today’s Best Mix without the rap. Some people asked “why would you move HERE?” when I started.  I answer that question with disbelief and realize that people in GR simply don’t realize what a great city they have.  Grand Rapids is just a fantastic city.  The people, the downtown, the festivals, the philanthropy of our ‘famous families’ … the list goes on and on.  The VIBE of this city is just incredible.  Those who say “why would you move HERE?” clearly don’t realize how crappy most other similar sized cities are compared to GR. We moved here from the vibrant and clean city (#sarcasm) of Toledo, OH where I was the Operations Manager for six radio stations.  Before that, I was on-air or programming stations in Philadelphia, New York City, Milwaukee, Madison, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and Waterloo (Iowa). My wife and I met in Madison and were married four days after 9/11.  We have two “furry kids” named Ollie (yellow lab/bassett/corgi) and Chester (bassett). I’m also the Program Director for Channel 95-7 and 100.5 The River, so if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints (I welcome compliments, too), just email or call me!

Dog Plays Jenga. Sort Of.

You know all of us here are animal lovers.

Me?  I'm more a "dog guy" than a "cat person."

That said, I don't know too many dogs who could do this.  This cute little furry person is balancing what appears to be THIRTY-SIX milk bones on his snout!  How does he even have that much control?

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Grand Rapids Ranked 79th Smartest Area In The United States

Grand Rapids makes it on a lot of "best of" lists.  While we're not near the top on this one, it's still a pretty impressive ranking considering the number of cities and areas they surveyed.

Grand Rapids is ranked as the 79th "Smartest City" (out of 478) in the United States by human-performance company Lumosity.  Don't feel

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Free Electronics Recycling This Weekend in Grand Rapids

If you have an old computer, TV or other electronic device that you want to recycle, you can do it for free this weekend!  And you'll get rid of it in an environmentally friendly way, too!

Saturday, June 29th, Comprenew of Grand Rapids is hosting electronics recycling events at these locations:

Fifth Third Ballpark.  9am-1pm.  Dr

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A K-Mart “Big Gas” Commercial

A while ago, K-Mart had a great commercial that featured various people claiming they were going to "Ship My Pants."

Now, K-Mart is back with another funny ad to promote "big gas savings" for their "Shop Your Way" rewards members.  Of course, "big gas savings" is important and sounds pretty clos

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