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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.
Polar Bear on Ice

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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Fairground Organ

“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
Scott Winters/Townsquare Media

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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Black Friday shoppers
Michael Nagle, Getty Images

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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Feeding America West Michigan

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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Mel Trotter Thanksgiving Banquet
Mel Trotter Ministries

A Thanksgiving Banquet for 2,000+ People

Imaging having to put together a Thanksgiving Dinner for over 2,000 people. Just the thought of it makes me work up a sweat, but that’s exactly what Mel Trotter Ministries does every year.

This will be the 20th Annual Thanksgiving Banquet that Mel Trotter has put together. This is a free meal for anyone in the Grand Rapids community who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal. Many of the more than 2,000 guests will be hungry, homeless and hurting residents of our community. This is a no cost event open to everyone.

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Full Moon

It’s a Beaver Supermoon!

The supermoon on Monday morning, November 14 is the full moon of November called the Beaver moon. It will reach the peak of it’s full phase at 8:52 am EST on Monday. It will appear to be full the day before and after the event. According to NASA, our full moon will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual. This will make it the biggest “supermoon” in almost 70 years!

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