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Tom Cook

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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Real-Life Ron Burgundy Talks About Women’s Strike In 1970s Newscast [Video]

On August 26, 1970, more than 20,000 women gathered in New York and across the United States for the Women's Strike for Equality. They were calling for equal rights in the workplace, a repeal of anti-abortion laws, and free childcare.

But what did men think of it. Well, here's what Mike Scott of Cedar Rapids, Iowa's TV 9 news thought... It's just as bad as you may think.

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Serving Thanksgiving For 10 People Should Cost You Less Than $50?

Every year, the American Farm Bureau Federation releases a study on how much it should cost the average family to serve Thanksgiving dinner for the year. And every year, I'm like, "Which grocery stores are these people shopping at?"

So how much should it cost to serve 10 people a full Thanksgiving dinner in 2014 according to the experts? Only $49.41, or less than $5 per person. That's up 37 cents from last year. Here's the breakdown:

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Wildlife expert Jeff Musial talks with Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)
Wildlife expert Jeff Musial talks with Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)
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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy’s Wildlife Show Hits East Grand Rapids November 23 [Video]

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