98.7 WFGR’s Greatest Hits of 2014
It's been a year, hasn't it?
Well, take a look back with some perspective at Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's top topics for 2014, our greatest hits.
These were the top things discussed by 98.7 WFGR as determined by you -- our listeners and online visitors.
Lucky Charms cereal turned 50 years old this year. And it's commercial helping celebrate the anniversary was different.
The Winter Olympics are even better with fart sounds.
The newest brewery to pop up in Michigan is Block Brewing Company in Howell. To help finance some of its brewing equipment and remodeling, Block Brewing offered an opportunity to create your own beer in its brewery.
Ever wonder why the Super Bowl gets a halftime show, but the 3 1/2-hour televised Grammy Awards doesn’t? Well, the NFL wondered the same thing and teamed up with Pepsi to create a commercial on CBS-TV imagining what that would look like.
Grand Rapids is the one of the smartest cities in the U.S. But you already knew that since you live here, and you listen to WFGR. You are obviously of higher intelligence. Now, Forbes Magazine confirms your choice of residence.
Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour" filmed in Grand Rapids in February and March. The film about author David Foster Wallace's last book tour accompanied by a Rolling Stone magazine reporter and remembrances from that premieres Jan. 23, 2015, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Jojo Girard joined Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR as morning show host in March.
Potholes are a big deal in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, even for thinkgs like West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest. The winner of the contest -- sponsored by Schneider Tire Outlet, of Marne, in partnership with 98.7 WFGR, 97.9 WGRD, Channel 95.7, 100.5 The River and 1410 AM The Touch -- was Cody Overway of Holland. The contest drew more than 140 entries.
If you have driven along at 4005 Plainfield Avenue NE, you probably noticed what Craig "Afternoon Hustle" Russell did last January: There’s a Dunkin’ Donuts back in Grand Rapids.
Last winter was a rough winter for sure, with lots of snow, cold and brutal weather. And while we are used to being in all these cool lists and showing civic pride (Best Place to Raise a Family and Beer City USA), here was a list we didn't like being on. Grand Rapids was No. 3 on the list of 100 snowiest cities in the U.S., according to Golden Snow Globe just behind Erie, Pa., and Buffalo.