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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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Jaylynn...shes at the top sorta left in purple
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Craig’s Pictures Of The Day Nos. 62 and 63

I have 2 pictures today...so it's a 2 for 1 special! A couple of nights ago My kids had their music program at school. The kids sang, and danced, and played "Hot Cross Buns" on their recorders. It was everything you would think an elementary school music production would be.

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Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)
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Mike Birbiglia Headlines Big LaughFest Weekend! [Audio]

He's one of the hottest entertainers out today.

Notice I didn't just say stand-up.

He's an actor, a tv, stage and film star, funny guy and down to earth. And he's performing Sunday night at DeVos Performance Hall for Gilda's LaughFest.

Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR's Lauren Bazan talked to Mike Birbiglia on Thursday!

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(Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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Todd Barry at LaughFest This Weekend! [Audio]

It's more Gilda's LaughFest fun!

Todd Barry and Rory Scovel are on the LaughFest stage at the Pyramid Scheme at 8 p.m. Friday. The performance is sold out.

Nick Thune was supposed to join them. But Nick got called away to shoot a TV show pilot, so he has been replaced by Ted Alexandro.

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me in about 1990 or so...
me in about 1990 or so...
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I Have Been Doing This for 24 Years

I have been doing this for 24 years. And, trust me, I'm as amazed as you are.

From my Facebook page:

24 years ago today this goofball was pushed in front of a mic in Battle Creek by one Eric Drucker 'The FlyGuy' Davis. It was a late Saturday afternoon and for one of a very few times in my life I was nervous as hell ...

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Gerenme/ThinkStock
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Fake People Fool TV News Shows

At least none of our local news shows got fooled!

A TV chef and a yo-yo trick champion have been making the rounds to TV stations in other parts of the Midwest (the parts west of here -- Illinois and Wisconsin) and claiming to make good food and can do tricks.

And, lo, neither can do either!

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George Pimentel/WireImage
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LaughFest Week Continues with Sinbad! [Audio]

He is the elder statesman of Gilda's LaughFest, as I like to call him!

Sinbad is a Michigan native from Benton Harbor and is a LaughFest veteran who hits the Fountain Street Church stage at 4:30 p.m. March 16 for his latest clean comedy show.

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LaughFest Week Kicks Off with Judah Friedlander!

Gilda's LaughFest officially kicks off Thursday at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids with an attempt to set the world record for "most people wearing sunglasses at night."

Cue Cory Hart!

And we here at Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR are doing LaughFest Week week!

Listen to win tickets to see LaughFest shows, hear LaughFest comedians and generally laugh your *** OFF!

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courtesy CDCoWM
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Wee Difference for March: Children’s Dyslexia Center of West Michigan

This month's Wee Difference orgnaization is the Children's Dyslexia Center of West Michigan.

The Children's Dyslexia Center is a two-prong non-profit organization, helping children with dyslexia and training tutors to help those children.

Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR is spotlighting this great non-profit for March because it's making a Wee Difference!

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