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Jojo Girard

A Saginaw native, Girard formerly did mornings in San Diego; was morning host on WSNX, Sunny 104, from 1988 to 1994; and spent 18 years in mornings at Mix 106.5 in Baltimore. Most recently, he was program director in Columbia, Md., for Howard Community College’s online radio station The Dragon. He is a Central Michigan University graduate.
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Ron Buckner Previews The Jordan Shimmell Fight On The Jojo Show [Video]

Boxing writer Ron Buckner of the Heavy Bag Boxing joined Jojo Girard this morning from Minnesota, where he is covering the Jordan Shimmell Crusiserweight elimination fight Tuesday night.

Buckner took a look at Shimmell's chances against Murat Gassiev.

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Tigers Great Dick McAuliffe Dies, Leadoff Hitter For ’68 Champs [Video]

If you grew up in the '60s in Michigan, chances are you tried to imitate Dick McAuliffe's odd batting stance at one time or another, which made him even more of a star in your eyes, because it left you wondering how he got any hits batting like that.

McAuliffe, second baseman and leadoff hitter for the 1968 World Championship team passed away yesterday. he was 76. Adios, good old number three.

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Has It Really Been 40 years Since ‘The Summer of The Bird’? [Video]

In 1976, the Detroit Tigers offered little in the way of competitiveness. In fact, they finished next to last in the American League East.

But a young kid from rural Massachusetts who liked to talk to the ball and groom the mound with his hands made it a summer Tiger fans will never forget.

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The Top Five West Michigan Beaches to Visit This Summer

You can feel it. A little anyway. Summer is almost here, and it's time to start thinking about some tasty waves and the sweet smell of SPF 40 sun screen.

Here’s five beaches worth making the drive from Grand Rapids to visit.  I’ve included some old favorites, and at least one hidden gem (that I guess won’t be hidden anymore).

All of these are within about an hour’s drive from the Grand Rapids Metropolitan area.

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Throwback Thursday: A Trip Back To Festival 1983 [Video]

Remember when video cameras were first available and you would tape your friends doing all sorts of stuff, like playing with their rock band at Festival of the Arts?

Here's a trip in the way back machine to 1983 to watch a band called 'Nice Lawn' perform on the Calder Stage.

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