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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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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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Hedda Gjerpen/ThinkStock
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All 50 States Saw Freezing Temperatures Tuesday

We here in West Michigan were not on our own on Tuesday when it came to the freezing temps and snow. Every single state in the country had a reporting station somewhere in the state below freezing on Tuesday morning.

That even includes Hawaii, where the temperature at Mauna Kea on the Big Island dropped was only 31 degrees.

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Brian Josefowicz
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Cannonsburg Ski Area Announces Earliest Opening Date Ever

All of you skiing and snowboarding fans will be happy to hear this! It's almost time to strap them on and hit the slopes!

In fact, Cannonsburg Ski Area is opening to the public this Saturday, at 10 a.m. This will be the earliest date that Cannonsburg has ever opened for a season.

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How to Avoid Dreaded Second Shovel

The joy you feel after finally clearing your driveway can be dashed pretty quickly by a passing snowplow, but there are now tips to help avoid the dreaded "second shovel."

The County Road Association of Michigan released an infographic on Monday to help show where to put shoveled driveway snow so that a plow won't push it back into the end of the driveway. Hopefully making it so that you won't have to shovel the end of your driveway again.

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