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Hey, I’m the “new guy” here at 100.5 The River.  We’ll get to hang out for part of your workday and the drive home while you’re listening to Today’s Best Mix without the rap. Some people asked “why would you move HERE?” when I started.  I answer that question with disbelief and realize that people in GR simply don’t realize what a great city they have.  Grand Rapids is just a fantastic city.  The people, the downtown, the festivals, the philanthropy of our ‘famous families’ … the list goes on and on.  The VIBE of this city is just incredible.  Those who say “why would you move HERE?” clearly don’t realize how crappy most other similar sized cities are compared to GR. We moved here from the vibrant and clean city (#sarcasm) of Toledo, OH where I was the Operations Manager for six radio stations.  Before that, I was on-air or programming stations in Philadelphia, New York City, Milwaukee, Madison, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and Waterloo (Iowa). My wife and I met in Madison and were married four days after 9/11.  We have two “furry kids” named Ollie (yellow lab/bassett/corgi) and Chester (bassett). I’m also the Program Director for Channel 95-7 and 100.5 The River, so if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints (I welcome compliments, too), just email or call me!
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Consumers Energy Sending Workers to Help Out with Snowstorm in Northeastern U.S.

Consumers Energy is sending more than 50 employees to the northeastern U.S. to assist in snowstorm relief.

"We are ready and willing to assist East Coast communities as they prepare for a storm that could cause significant damage," said Michele Kirkland, Consumers Energy vice president of energy operations. "We have been fortunate in the past to be helped by out-of-state crews, and with fair weather here in Michigan, this is an opportunity for us to help them."

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Sarah Sell, WZZM-13
Sarah Sell, WZZM-13
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Paul Medawar Jewelry on Plainfield Ave. Robbed

UPDATE (12:35 p.m.): WZZM-13's investigative reporter John Hogan is reporting that as of 12:35 p.m. the Kent County Sheriff's Department has three suspects in custody following a traffic stop on eastbound I-96 near M-6.

(12:30 p.m.) Kent County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a robbery at Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry.

The robbery happened just after noon at the jewelry store, which is located on Plainfield Ave. 

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Category: Grand Rapids News
Harold "Butch" Knight, Courtesy of the Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Harold "Butch" Knight, Courtesy of the Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept.
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Husband Wanted in Allegan County Slaying Seen in Maine

The husband of Sara Lee Knight, the woman whose body was found Jan. 13, is wanted for her alleged slaying and has been spotted in Maine, according to WZZM-13.

Allegan County sheriff's deputies are investigating the case as an apparent homicide. 

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RECALL ALERT: GM Recalls 83,000 SUVs and Trucks for Faulty Ignitions

General Motors closed out 2014 with one final recall on an issue that has plagued them company all year: faulty ignitions.

GM is recalling 83,572 SUVs and trucks because a faulty ignition may move out of the "start" position causing the vehicle to stall and the airbags not to deploy in the event of a crash.

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Genius ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Solves Puzzle With Only One Letter [Video]

It's been a few years since I actually sat down and watched an episode of "Wheel of Fortune," but I used to think I was pretty good at it. When I was in the comfort of my own home, I could answer those puzzles in no time at all!

But, I'm realistic and know that I'd have a harder time if I were there in the moment. This guy didn't have a problem, though! He solved the puzzle after only one letter had been revealed!

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