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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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Could The Kool Aid Man Break Through a Brick Wall? Science Says ‘Yes!!’ [Video]

In honor of the Mythbusters coming to Grand Rapids, I decided to do a little sleuthing of my own.

Remember the Kool Aid Man from the '70s TV commercials? A giant pitcher of Kool Aid who would save the day by running through walls to serve you his sugary drink.

If a six-foot pitcher of punch did indeed exist, could he, by his sheer volume, bust through a brick wall?

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Meets Manny Pacquio; Makes Boxing Folks Wonder If Bout Is Imminent

The boxing world has been buzzing about talks to put Grand Rapids native WBC welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., in the ring with WBA champ Manny Pacquiao.

On Tuesday night, it appears to have gotten a step closer to happening.

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Cat Comes Back From Dead, But You Don’t Want To See What It Originally Looked Like [Video]

Bart, the zombie cat, is trending on the Internet.

The "Walking Dead" or "Pet Cemetery"-like story is compelling and heartwarming enough: Bart was struck by a car. So, its owner took him to the vet, where it was pronounced dead.

But cats have nine lives, and Bart wasn't dead yet.

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Super Bowl Media Day Has Turned Into A Freak Show [Video]

The original idea for Super Bowl media day was a simple one: it gave the press access to all the players at one time, so they could ask them stupid questions about the big game like, "How do you feel about (opposing team)'s defense?" and the players could give stupid answers.

But it has since turned into a freak show, with players talking about their wife's booty, answering questions with the same phrase over and over and singing along to pop songs, and reporters dressing up like super heroes.

Where did it all go wrong?

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Is National Geographic Wild High? It’s Counter Programming the Super Bowl with a Fish Bowl [Video]

TV networks have a hard time figuring out what to air on Super Bowl Sunday.

More than 100 million people, or about 40 percent of the American public, will be watching the Big Game.

You can do the opposite of the male dominated Super Bowl and run chick-friendly fare like romantic comedies and puppies.

Or you can give up, and just train your cameras on a fish bowl.

That's what National Geographic Wild is doing.

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Monday Morning Motivation: Kid President Wants You to be the Future [Video]

Soul Pancake's Kid President is the king of pep talks. When you're feeling heavy because of the Monday Blues and you're feeling the weight of the world, this little guy will get you fired up again.

Today, he has a letter to future generations, and in it he asks you to be the difference between a bad future and a good future. 

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Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ Sounds Similar to Old Tom Petty Hit ‘Won’t Back Down,’ Lawyers Agree [Video]

With only so many musical notes and chords available, and the competition to produce hit records at an all time high, it's inevitable that a lot of songs begin to sound the same.

And while it's not as telling as this video of country hits being mashed together, Sam Smith's current smash "Stay With Me" is pretty close to Tom Petty's "Won't Back Down".

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Grand Rapids Start Up Company May Be a Musician’s Best Friend [Video]

A Grand Rapids based start up company is looking for funding for a device they claim will help musicians keep their wooden instruments from being damaged.

Healthy Strings has developed a high tech sensor that can keep older, authentic guitars, violins and cellos from being damaged by harsh conditions.

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