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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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WGN America Renews Drama ‘Manhattan’ For Second Season [Video]

WGN America has ordered a second season of its original drama "Manhattan."

"Manhattan" is set in Los Alamos, N.M., at what is now Los Alamos National Laboratory against the backdrop of the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb during World War II.

The show, which airs at 10 p.m. Sunday nights on Chicago's WGN-TV, has its first-season finale on Oct. 19.

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Michigan Men Are Sixth Most Unlikely to ‘Take A Wife’

If you remember the TV show "Friends," before Chandler proposed to Monica, Joey told her: "Chandler was a complex fellow and was unlikely to take a wife."

Funny, I don't remember Chandler being from Michigan.

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Well, Greenville Had Lowest Gas Prices In the Nation [Video]

Well, Greenville had the lowest gas prices in the nation.

Had, but not anymore.

In a surprising move, the oil companies realized that Michigan had some of the lowest -- if not THE -- lowest gas per gallon price in the nation. So, they stopped that crap in a big hurry.

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Neil Diamond Releasing ‘Melody Road’ Next Week, Heading Out on Tour in 2015 [Audio]

He may be a 73-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but Neil Diamond isn't showing any signs of slowing down any time soon.

Diamond is releasing a new album titled "Melody Road" on Oct. 21 and is going on tour next year, kicking off in Allentown, Pa., on Feb. 27 and ending up in Denver on May 31 -- with a March 20 performance at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills.

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ICYMI: ArtPrize Winner Picked By Craig!

ArtPrize 2014 ended over the weekend, and, in case you missed it, the piece in the Grand Rapids Art Museum titled "Intersections" won not only the public vote, but tied for the judges' selection as well.

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Grandville Business On ‘Shark Tank’! [Video]

I have talked about it before: "Shark Tank" is one of my TV guilty pleasures.

It's on Friday nights on ABC, so I miss it sometimes, like many people do. They also rerun it on CNBC weeknights. Bingo!

The other night a business from the Grand Rapids area was featured!

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Real Life People Who Resemble Cartoon Characters

Here's a list of real life people that resemble cartoon characters.

OK, resemble is an understatement. "Look exactly like" is what they really are. They are grown people who look EXACTLY like cartoon characters. Prepare to be blown away.

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New TV Network Pop Launches In 2015!

A new TV network titled Pop is launching in 2015.

And, no, it's not all about soda!

If you know anything about me, you know I love fast food (White Castle), Chicago sports (go Hawks!) and I am a big fan of media and TV.

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