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Hi, It’s Craig Russell, host of The Afternoon Hustle here on Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR! I have worked in places all over Michigan, but that’s not important. I’m here in West Michigan now, eatin' Fred's Pizza (yum!) buying my milk at Meijer, and playing Classic Hits of the 60's 70's and 80's FOR YOU! Call, email or Facebook the show and be part of the fun!  
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AutoTrader Helps ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ Find a New Car [Video]

A just-launched AutoTrader campaign is using "The Dukes of Hazzard" to promote its online tools.

Go figure! But I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

The ad campaign features Tom Wopat and John Schneider, the original actors from "The Dukes of Hazzard" who played cousins Bo Duke and Luke Duke in the CBS-TV series that ran from January 1979 to February 1985.

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Rick James’ Motown Catalog Re-Released, New Biography ‘Glow’ Out [Video]

Rick James is the “Super Freak” hitmaker singer, producer, innovator and pioneer in the fusion of funk, R&B, rock and soul.

Today, Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing James’ entire Motown catalog in a 109-track "Complete Motown Albums" digital box set, which includes all nine of his albums. The music reissues coincide with publication of his biography, "Glow," written by David Ritz and published by Atria Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint.

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Kentwood Tornado Story No. 455: Tornadoes In Michigan

While not unusual, tornadoes in Michigan are pretty rare.

Michigan has averaged 16 tornados a year since 1991. Every state around us averages almost double that amount: Wisconsin 24, Iowa 51, Minnesota 45, Illinois 54. Indiana 22, Ohio 19 and so on. And Michigan has had two pretty big tornadic events since 1950.

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July 5, 1989: ‘Seinfeld’ Debuted 25 Years Ago Today!

What were you doing 25 years ago today? Watching the very first "Seinfeld Chronicles?"

Probably not. Not many did that first few episodes.

Only when a year later, the "Chronicles" was dropped and it got a better timeslot did the show start to catch on. By the time "The Chinese Restaurant" aired in 1991, the show was on it's way.

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Did You Miss The Fireworks Last Night?

So maybe you were working last night. Or maybe there was a family situation. Your daughter was at her boyfriends house and needed a ride home. Or maybe the dog was sick all over the house. No matter why you missed fireworks for the 4th of July last night, you are in luck!

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Butler University Is Protecting Its Students

Butler University is protecting its students, but not in the way you might think.

The private Indianapolis university is the first college in the country that has bought identity protection for all 4,500 of its students.

Now, before you think the school is progressive on the technology front or a forward-thinking tech-based university, think again.

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R.I.P. Ollie Fretter [Video]

If you grew up in the '70s and '80s in Michigan, you know who Ollie Fretter was.

If he couldn't beat your best deal, he'd give you five pounds of coffee. Between Highland and Fretter appliances, that was our generation's ABC Warehouse and Art Van.

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Cheer On U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Outside Today in GR! [Video]

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays in one its most important international games in a long time when it takes on Belgium today in the World Cup.

And you, being the fun-loving patriotic American that you are, can cheer the team on in Grand Rapids!

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Craig’s Review of Girl Meets World

Yep. Watched the Disney Channel for the first time in...well I have no idea. My kids are Nickelodeon fans, so we NEVER watch Disney. My son even asked "Why are we watching Disney Channel, and why is their logo so big on the screen?" I couldn't really give him a great answer on the logo size, but I could tell him why we were watching.

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