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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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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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This Might Be A Dog I Could Use!

I have read the stories of diabetes sufferers with bad feet and dogs that can alert them to the danger they are in. A story a couple of years ago about a dog who told his owner his foot was infected saved the man's life. Now more dogs are using their nose to help other diabetic's as well.

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Beer City USA Trying To Craft Soda, Too

Yes we are Beer City USA. Much like Battle Creek was back in the early 1900's, with 400 cereal companies all trying to cash in on the town's fame, Grand Rapids has a new microbrewpub opening on every corner. The kids down the street from me have opned a new beer hall in their garage.

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