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Scott Winters

I have been on the airwaves here in West Michigan for over 25 years! From Morning Radio to Newstalk. Having grown up in Grand Rapids, it's nice to be able to have such a long broadcasting career in my own hometown. I love Michigan and feel honored to still be in the area doing what I love doing. Along with being on the radio, I sell real estate full time. A few years ago I started a web design company. I live in Cedar Springs with my dogs Scooby and Moose. In the little free time that I get, I like to camp, hike, travel, taste new craft beers and hang with friends and family.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Snow Removal
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Clearing Snow at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Have you ever wondered how they keep the runways clear at the airport during the winter time? Now we know! The Gerald R. Ford International Airport released a video of a piece of equipment called the "Snow Wolf".

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Remembering the “Blizzard of ’78”

If you were living in Michigan on January 26th, 1978, you probably spent a lot of time with a shovel in your hand! We had one of the biggest snow storms to ever hit this area -- it was the "Blizzard of '78"! A low-pressure system moving from the Gulf Coast met with two other low-pressure systems, one from the Southwest and one from Canada, to create one of the worst snowstorms the Midwest has ever seen.

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Strange Michigan Law: No Car Sales on Sunday

How many times have you been looking for a new (or used) car and only had free time on the weekend to do so? Have you wondered why there are no car dealerships open on Sunday? Well, believe it or not, it’s against the law to sell, trade, or buy a motor vehicle on Sunday in the state of Michigan!

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Could Jolly Pumpkin be Opening a Taproom/Restaurant in Grand Rapids?

There have been rumors for the last couple of months that the old Red Lion Restaurant on Bridge Street N.W. (which has been empty for many years) might be yet another new taproom/restaurant in that area.

News reports over the weekend are saying that Northern United Brewing Co. (the parent company of Jolly Pumpkin) has filed preliminary architectural plans with the city to open a taproom and restaurant on Bridge Street.

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A Polar Bear that Can’t Stand on the Ice…

I think bloopers from movies, television, radio, and commercials are always funny. Oh, I’ve made a few gems over my own career...but we won’t go there right now.

Walking on the ice is never easy. Imagine trying to do it when you are in a mascot costume that has smooth bottomed feet!

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Played on an Antique Fairground Organ

I have a list of what I consider the best Rock songs or ballads of all time. Near the top of that list is Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. That song is just a masterpiece on so many levels. Several people have done their own versions of that song. Now you can hear "Bohemian Rhapsody" as played on an antique fairground organ...

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New Year's Resolutions
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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

As the year ends, we begin to think about how we could make our lives better. That last couple of days before the New Year we contemplate which resolutions we should make... in hopes that we can actually stick with them. A recent survey revealed the Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Success and Happiness in 2017.

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Last Minute Christmas Shopping Hours

If you are like me, you will probably be out finishing your Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. So I have put together a list of just how late you can shop at many stores. These hours will be your last chance to finish your shopping. Please keep in mind some hours vary from store to store...

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Food for the Holidays

On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, Feeding America West Michigan will open its doors to community members who need a little extra food this holiday season.

Food for the Holidays will begin at 2:30 pm and conclude at 4 pm. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 2 pm. The organization will provide each household with three to four days worth of groceries, including fresh produce, dairy products, baked goods and shelf-stable items. Guests may collect food for up to one other household.

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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces First Round of Talent and Introduces New Festival Badges

Joanne from the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, stopped by The River on Wednesday, December 7th and announced the first round of talent and shows scheduled for the festival’s seventh year to be held March 9 to 19, 2017, in downtown Grand Rapids, and surrounding communities. New this year, details were released regarding LaughFest Badges, which allow individuals access to various aspects of the festival depending on the level of badge purchased.

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