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Craig Russell

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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It Was 35 Years Ago Today….Disco Demolition Night!

I'm a Chicago White Sox fan living in Michigan. It's rough. I see about 35 games a year on TV when the Sox are on Channel 9 out of Chicago. Or on the rare occasion they play on ESPN. Most consistently, I can see my favorite team play 17 times a year. When they play the Tigers.

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How The New York Times Announced LeBron James’ NBA Return to Cleveland

A few years ago, prime time TV and every website, newspaper and magazine announced the second coming of King James, when LeBron James announced "he was taking his talents to South Beach."

James led the Miami Heat to three straight NBA Finals appearances, and won two titles while in Florida.

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Play ‘New’ Atari Games at Denny’s! [Video]

The folks at Denny's are jumping on the retro bandwagon!

Just like your favorite radio station 98.7 WFGR is a haven for all things retro (especially on Fridays and Saturdays when we are all '80s -- Friday and Saturday night '80s!), Denny's is now giving you three classic Atari games to download on your smart phone or tablet to play while waiting for your food! Choice!

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Self-Serve Beer Stations For Fifth Third Ballpark or Van Andel Arena?

Being Beer City USA, Grand Rapids has a lot of beer type advantages that other sudsy places don't have!

For instance, there are all our great breweries and pubs, our=well connected beer drinking public, our great Summer Craft Beer Festival and beer technology!

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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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