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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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The Strangest Olympic Marathon Ever — 1904 St. Louis Olympics [Video]

The 2016 Rio Olympics have gone off despite several huge SNAFUs, including the pool water turning green, several athletes being robbed at gun point and a kayaker hitting a submerged sofa while competing.

But, from an historical perspective, the Games have been smooth sailing compared to the ill-run 1904 Games in St. Louis, which featured the strangest Marathon race to date.

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Couldn’t Make It To See KISS Saturday? Here’s A Peek [Video]

Unfortunately, I have to live my life vicariously through the smart phone lens of others, because I seem to miss out on buying concert tickets.

So, if you're like me and you missed out on the KISS show at Van Andel on Saturday, here's some fan videos to give you an idea of what you missed...

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Popularity Of Craft Beers Continues To Grow
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How Many Is Too Many? Two More Breweries Announce Openings In Grand Rapids

Have we reached critical mass as far as breweries go In Grand Rapids? The Creston Brewery opened up this week, and the City Built Brewery announced it will open in the Monroe North neighborhood in September.

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Michigan Is the 9th Most Lenient State on DUI

Every year drunk drivers lay down a huge toll on society, with more than 1 million arrests, nearly 10,000 deaths and over $40 billion in economic damage.

WalletHub mined some data and came up with  2016’s Strictest & Most Lenient States on DUI. And Michigan did not come out looking good, as we were the ninth most lenient state.

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What Is Michigan’s Stupidest Landmark? [Video]

In Indiana it’s the World’s Biggest Crapper! In Missouri it’s the Fudge Factory in Uranus! And Kentucky has Big Bone Lick State Park! But what is Michigan's Stupidest Landmark?

Well, according to Mandatory.com, it's a place I've never heard of before, but now I really want to go there.

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Grand Rapids Ghost Tours Are Up And Running [Video]

Grand Rapids has a rich history, and much of it is still here roaming around aimlessly, if you believe local ghost hunters.

Rumors and legends about ghosts haunting such local landmarks as the Amway Grand, the Heritage Hill houses and the infamous Hell's Bridge have persisted through the years, and are all now a part of a GR Ghost Tour that sets off twice a month from Veteran's Memorial Park, 101 S. Fulton Street.

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GM Plant Readies For Third Shift As U.S. Sales Increase In February
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My First Seven Jobs? I’m So Old Many Of Them Don’t Exist Any More

Apparently it's a thing for folks to list their first seven jobs on social media using the hashtag #MyFirstSevenJobs. 

Here's the thing about that, kids, when you ask somebody my age to list my first seven jobs, you may find yourself asking questions like, 'why would they pay someone to do that?'

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Here’s One Way To Sell Houses In Grand Rapids [Video]

You may have seen this sign while driving  on 44th Street near Clyde Park SW. It offers to sell your home if you're moving to Canada following the election of either Trump or Clinton.

The guy who put it up says it's all just a reminder to chill out a bit.

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