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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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May 2, 1939: The Day The World Learned About Lou Gehrig’s Disease

It was 75 years ago that Lou Gehrig took himself out of the New York Yankees' lineup, ending his ironman streak at 2,130 games.

That record was eclipsed by the Baltimore Orioles' Cal Ripken, Jr. in 1995.

That's the thing about records like that. I THINK Ripken's consecutive games played streak number is 2,632, but I'm not sure.

I KNOW Hank Aaron hit 755 home runs, but I'm only "pretty sure" that Bonds guy hit 763. The original record-holder usually is better remembered.

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‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur Who Got Away [Video]

My guilty TV pleasure?

It's not MTV's "Teen Mom 34" or TLC's "Sex Sent Me to the ER" (although ...) or ANY housewives that say they are "Real," but I doubt are.

No, my TV pleasure is five arrogant multi-millionaire and billionaire investors who look to get richer and squash dreams. My favorite TV show is ABC's "Shark Tank."

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The Daily Hustle Meme

Today, the racist owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was banned for life from the NBA, and fined 2.5 million dollars. He reportedly said to his "girlfriend" (that she taped and leaked to the media--THAT'S a strong relationship...and also she's like 25 and he's 100) something to the effect of "I don't like black people and you shouldn't bring them to see my team. And I'm old." OK maybe he didn't say the last part, but he didn't have to. He is.

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Michigan Might Get New Cable Company

Comcast wants to merge with Time Warner Cable and create the biggest cable company in the country.

Sure, those kinds of mergers happen all the time. But to do so, Comcast might have to trade some its customers here in Michigan with Charter Communications, another local cable provider, to make the deal work.

Note: Comcast and Charter both advertise with Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR.

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ICYMI: Craig’s Day at His Kids’ School

I told this story on the air Thursday.

Thursday was Take your Son or Daughter to Work Day.

My kids have been to the station a hundred times.

So, their school did Take Your Dad to School Day.

It was pretty cool. There was a Taco Bell breakfast (my love for the TB breakfast has been documented here).

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