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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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McDonalds Has A New Mascot

Think back to the earlier days of fast food and TV. Remember all the "McDonaldland" characters? Of course the most famous is Ronald McDonald. (2 fun Ronald Facts. 1, his name was supposed to 'Donald McDonald', and 2, the first Ronald on TV was famous on-air weatherman Willard Scott!) Then there was the Hambuglar, and Grimace.

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Stock Photography You Will Never See…Until Now.

I have to say thanks to Wendy Reed's friend Luke, who posted this on Facebook. I'm not even sure legally I can post some of these here, but I am anyway. They are too funny not to. People like me, who write posts on websites, use pictures to help tell stories and describe action in posts. Some are pictures of people, but alot are called "stock photography" a generic picture used in a web post.

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Spring Has Finally Arrived

I'm really big into atmosphere. It may sound weird, but there are just times in my life when the way it looks or feels outside makes things perfect. Maybe it's going to a hickey game in December and it's snowing and cold outside. Or a perfect summer afternoon with that deep blue Michigan sky on the way to a ball game.

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Detroit Tigers’ Zubaz Strand Them In Boston!

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed the Detroit Tigers' new relief pitcher, Joba Chamberlain, bought the team all matching tiger-stripe Zubaz warm-up suits.

You remember Zubaz, don't you? They were early '90s, comfy striped pants (I'm not gonna lie: I had 10 pairs and wore them all the time) usually associated with sports teams.

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The Griffins Get Knocked Out By The Stars

When the "Three Stars of the Game" happen at Van Andel Arena, I pick from 3 or 4 songs to play. "Shining Star" by Earth, Wind and Fire or "Starry Eyed Surprise". Maybe even "Counting Stars". But I didn't expect when the Stars won in overtime Friday night I didnt think the Stars would end the Griffs season so quick.

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How Social Media Makes Your Life Easier

For all the things social media can do that is annoying (I'm looking right at you "sponsored post") and all the complaining, whining, judging and basically unfriend-like stuff that gets posted, there ARE a few things things social media gets right.

It helps our lives out on a daily basis.

Here are a few.

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