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JoJo Girard is the new morning show host on Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR. (Photo: JoJo Girard/WFGR)
JoJo Girard is the new morning show host on Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR. (Photo: JoJo Girard/WFGR)
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JoJo Girard Joins Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR as Morning Show Host

JoJo Girard has joined Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR as morning show host starting today, Townsquare Media Grand Rapids Operations Manager Tom Cook said.

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West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest, Sponsored by Schneider Tire Outlet, Official Rules

WEST MICHIGAN'S WORST POTHOLE CONTEST, SPONSORED BY SCHNEIDER TIRE OUTLET OFFICIAL RULES
“West Michigan's Worst Pothole Contest Promotion”

The West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest (the “Contest”), Sponsored by Schneider Tire Outlet, Inc.; Contest Official Rules:
By ent

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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Michigan and Michigan State play at 3:30 p.m. today at Bankers Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Conference Tournament title to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The game is on CBS. (Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Michigan and Michigan State play at 3:30 p.m. today at Bankers Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Conference Tournament title to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The game is on CBS. (Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Today is Selection Sunday for NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament

Today is Selection Sunday for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Something you should know: Michigan, Michigan State and Western Michigan are all going to be in the 68-team field.

CBS Sports airs the pairings for the NCAA Tournament at 6 p.m. EST today with its "Selection Sunday" special.

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David Paul Morris/Getty Images
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Townsquare Media Buys Kalamazoo Ribfest

Townsquare Media announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire Kalamazoo Ribfest from The Arc Community Advocates.

As part of the deal, Townsquare Media also inked a long-term partnership with The Arc to produce the event on an annual basis.

The Arc Community Advocates, a non-profit focused on helping people with intellectual and development disabilities, has operated Ribfest for the past 22 years.

Ribfest 2014 is Aug. 7 to 9 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place, and is downtown Kalamazoo's largest event.

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Grand Rapids’ Omar Bermejo Competes for U.S. in Sochi Paralympic Winter Games [Video]

Omar Bermejo believes.

He believes he can overcome. He believes in himself.

That steadfastness and determination has brought the 31-year-old former Marine to surmount an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident. It has the Grand Rapids resident at the pinnacle competing representing the U.S. in two disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

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Bad Company's Paul Rodgers has released "Royal Sessions," an album celebrating the blues and rock of Memphis' 429 Records. (Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Bad Company's Paul Rodgers has released "Royal Sessions," an album celebrating the blues and rock of Memphis' 429 Records. (Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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Singer Paul Rodgers Calls ‘Royal Sessions’ Recorded in Memphis as ‘Music with Feeling’

Paul Rodgers, a longtime singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Bad Company and the founder of Free, debuted a solo effort at No. 1 this month on the Billboard Blues albums chart with his "The Royal Sessions."

The collection of classic R&B and soul songs re-imagined by the iconic rock singer was recorded at Memphis' Royal Studios, the historic home of Willie Mitchell and Hi Records, with many of the musicians who played on the original tracks. The album celebrates the impact of the Memphis Sound.

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Winter Olympics: Team Fry Roots on U.S. Women’s Hockey and its Favorite Player

By Hayli Goode | BSU at the Games

Wesley Fry walked into his family’s Chandler, Ariz., living room on Christmas Eve dressed as Santa Claus.

His sister, Lyndsey, who pretended to be the elf passing out gifts, followed him.

The annual family skit was going as usual, but then came the deviation. Lyndsey decided to use the skit to surprise her family with some big news.

From Santa’s bag, she pulled out a scroll with the words Team Fry emblazoned across it.

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Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, ‘The End of the Tour’ Filming in Grand Rapids

An independently-made film about a celebrated author's book tour at his fame's rise with the magazine writer who accompanied him recounting that five-day trek is being shot for about a month in greater Grand Rapids.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour" is the story of the travels of novelist-writer David Foster Wallace (being portrayed by Segel) at the end of a 1996 book tour accompanied by Rolling Stone's David Lipsky (Eisenberg).

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Fox-17, WXMI-TV via 97.5 Now FM
Fox-17, WXMI-TV via 97.5 Now FM
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Grand Rapids Police Arrest Suspect in Connection with Michigan State Student’s Slaying

A suspect in the fatal Jan. 31 shooting of a Michigan State University from Middleville in his East Lansing apartment has been arrested in Grand Rapids, according to Grand Rapids and East Lansing police.

Marquay Shaquilleedris McCoy, 19 was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Grand Rapids residence and was being held today in the Kent County Jail, authorities said today.

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