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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!
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Globetrotter Dunks Without A Jump!

When the Harlem Globetrotters were playing at Van Andel Arena a few months ago, my wife and I were wondering if their player "Tiny"could dunk without much effort.

We didn't get the answer during their game in Grand Rapids, but the answer came just a few weeks ago at a game, well, somewhere

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Woman vs. Glass Door. Door Wins. The Solution? Sue the Store!

What is it with people who have no common sense seeking money because of their stupidity, from stores they patronize? I don't get it.

You've heard about the woman who sued McDonald's because the hot coffee spilled in her lap and she didn't realize it would be hot? How about the guy who bought an RV, set the cruise control and wandered into the back, thinking that would "auto-pilot" the vehicle?

Now, we have another one to add

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Amway Grand & JW Marriott Get “Four Diamond” Rank from AAA

My wife and I absolutely LOVE this city. Not only because of fantastic people and forward-thinking to keep the city and region relevant, but because GR and West Michigan offer restaurants, stores and experiences that are generally reserved for much larger cities

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Sunday Morning Townsquare – March 18 2012

On March 18th, we spoke with:

  • David Winick, restorer of Airstream Trailers and set designer for movies that have filmed GR.

David rebuilds and customizes iconic Airstream trailers (he's done Airstreams for Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Pepper and James Hetfield of Metallica), published the book "Airstreams Custom Interiors," and has also done set design for some of the movie productions that have been through Grand Rapids.

You can learn more David's work with Ai

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Penguins On A Plane

Animals are cool. Furry, feathered, walking on four legs. Or two. Doesn't matter.

Imagine boarding a flight, trying to get comfortable in your seat, adjusting the airflow thingy above your seat, trying to act like you're paying attention to the safety precautions when the flight attendant is doing that weird mime thing while the announcer is on the microphone

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Category: Grand Rapids News

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