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Rob Sparks

I’m the afternoon host on Channel 95.7, 3p-7p weekdays! I’m originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas and most recently moved from southern Missouri, so you may hear a little southern drawl from time to time (especially if we see each other downtown on the weekend, haha!) Before moving to Missouri, I hosted a morning show in South Bend, IN; so I’m cool with snow and lack of constant humidity during the summer.

I’m the oldest of 3 brothers and a proud uncle to 3 awesome nephews who are still young enough to think I’m really cool! Other than myself, the only life I’m responsible for is my freaky cat Diggy (who has 7 toes on his front paws, hence the “freaky” part.) I really enjoy getting out and meeting people; friends are the best. I also live to entertain people either with my story telling or cracking jokes.

I watch anything with “swamp” in the title as well as a lot of comedies, ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is one of my favorite shows. I also truly believe that one day I will be friends with famous people (hear me Taylor Lautner and Reed Timmer?!)

Truth be told, I’m really stoked to finally live in a city with more than one tall building!

If you see me out and about exploring, stop me and say hi! That’s about it… wanna know more, just listen each afternoon. I’m sure you’ll learn more than you wanted.

Schedule

M-Sa 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DJs Posts

ABC News via YouTube
ABC News via YouTube
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It’s Totally Illegal to Take Photos on Railroad Tracks in Michigan

We’ve all seen pictures of the pensive high school senior sitting on train tracks pondering the future of his or her life.  Because, seriously, that’s what 17 and 18-year-olds do, hang out on train tracks looking for the future...

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Rally Against Hate Held In Philadelphia Days After Jewish Cemetery Vandalized
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Hundreds Attend Peace Rally and March Downtown GR Sunday Evening

West Michigan came together as a couple hundred people attended a peace rally and solidarity march through downtown Grand Rapids, Sunday night in response to the “racist” attacks in Charlottesville, Va from white supremacists and neo-nazi groups on Saturday morning...

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425 Million Jackpot Draws Hopeful Lottery Ticket Buyers
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Powerball Jackpot is Over $400 Million, Here’s How We Could Spend That Money In Michigan

Holy Moly, so no one won the Saturday night drawing of the Powerball jackpot which was estimated to be around $356 million.  Since there was no winner Saturday, that means Wednesday night the jackpot is expected to be over $430 million dollars...

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Be Aware Of A Non Existent ‘Glamp Ground’ Taking Reservations Near Traverse City

It sounds cool, fancy camping (also known as glamping) up near Traverse City.  Their website says Bella Solviva is an eco-resort with an emphasis on comfy camping for the outdoor enthusiast who has an appetite for luxury...

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Channel 95.7/YouTube
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ICYMI: Drunk Trivia with Rob and Christine at Grand Rapids On Tap

Let's reminisce about Grand Rapids’ On Tap for a minute.  It was the big beer festival we had downtown at Calder Plaza, July 15th.  We had great beers from all over the country including a large showing of the West Michigan breweries, and we had a great turn out, with a fun group of people trying all the different brews we had...

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Belding’s Boil Water Advisory Has Been Lifted

As of Sunday at 7p. m. the Boil Water Advisory had been lifted after water tests came back two different days showing the need for concern was gone

Friday afternoon, Ionia Health Department had announced that the City of Belding was under a Boil Water Advisory because traces of E...

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WOOD TV8/YouTube
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PEOPLE DOING GOOD: Mom Saved Because Of 3-Year-Old’s Quick Thinking

Here’s a People Doing Good courtesy of WOODTV, It happened back on the 5th of July, in Muskegon, but we’re just now hearing about it.  It’s a story about 3 and a half-year-old Ezra, who ended up saving his mom’s life, while still following the rules...

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So Why Were There Firetrucks On All The Overpasses Along US-131 Sunday?

If you were driving along US 131 late Sunday morning, you likely saw firetrucks on most of the overpasses as you went through Grand Rapids, and Wyoming honoring someone or something, but what was it...

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Bruce Steffke/Facebook
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People Doing Good: GRPD Officer Caught Helping Overheated Elderly Lady

This is a great story and a great reminder.

I came across a post by Bruce Steffke in the We Are Westsiders Facebook group about an act of compassion he witnessed to at the Meijer gas station on Kalamazoo Ave, just south of 28th Street...

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