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Townsquare Media Buys Kalamazoo Ribfest

Townsquare Media announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire Kalamazoo Ribfest from The Arc Community Advocates.

As part of the deal, Townsquare Media also inked a long-term partnership with The Arc to produce the event on an annual basis.

The Arc Community Advocates, a non-profit focused on helping people with intellectual and development disabilities, has operated Ribfest for the past 22 years.

Ribfest 2014 is Aug. 7 to 9 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place, and is downtown Kalamazoo's largest event.

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LaughFest Week Continues with Sinbad! [Audio]

He is the elder statesman of Gilda's LaughFest, as I like to call him!

Sinbad is a Michigan native from Benton Harbor and is a LaughFest veteran who hits the Fountain Street Church stage at 4:30 p.m. March 16 for his latest clean comedy show.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Hockey Game is March 7

The Grand Rapids Griffins' Purple Community Game is coming on Friday.

For every ticket purchased, the Griffins will donate $3 to cancer research at Van Andel Institute.

And when you click THIS LINK and use promo code "PURPLE" to buy tickets

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Looking For A Jobby Job? John Ball Park Zoo Is Hiring!

Seasonal Job Fair at John Ball Park Zoo TODAY! Starts at 11am at the Zoo! Here's a way to get some good face time with kids and the animals, and make a little extra cash as well!

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Cardboard Bobsled 2014 was fun!
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Cardboard Bobsleds Successfully Crashed Down the Cannonsburg Hillside Today

Today's Cardboard Bobsled event at Cannonsburg was something I've been looking forward to for quite a while now!  What could be more fun than a bunch of people out on a hill, building bobsleds from cardboard and duct tape, not caring if the thing really held up on the way down the slope?

Thanks to everyone who came out and had fun with us today!  More than 50 bobsleds raced at least partway down the slope, creatively decorated and with people in costume, to the amusement of all.

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Serving Up Sweetness at Dessert Wars

The Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom was the setting for some seriously delicious and sweet treats on Thursday night.

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Meijer Winter State Games are This Weekend in West Michigan

This weekend, February 14-16, 2014 an estimated 2,000+ athletes from all corners of Michigan will come and represent 13 sports and compete in the inaugural Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games.

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Happy Groundhog Day! And the Furry Rodent … [Video]

The groundhog probably DIDN'T see his shadow.

That means we will have four more years of this never-ending winter.

We have officially already had 432 inches of snow. It's some number kind of like that.

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Pond Hockey Wraps Up Sunday!

The Pond Hockey Classic from WGRD (just down the hall from us) on Reeds Lake is wrapping up Sunday! Get all the info HERE and see whats going on!

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Griffins Great Skate Winterfest is This Weekend

The Grand Rapids Griffins are having a great season.

They're leading their division by at least 10 points, and continue great play, even though so many stars of the team continue to make the trip east and play with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

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LaughFest Individual Show Tickets on Sale Today!

The sparkling and bubbly Joanne Roehm dropped in this morning on 98.7 WFGR Classic Hits to talk about the progress LaughFest has made in tickets so far and to let you know the individual show tickets go on sale today!

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2014 Comic-Con Juice Ball – What You Need to Know

Café Stella Chef Tommy FitzGerald dropped by 98.7 WFGR Classic Hits on Thursday morning to talk about the Comic-Con Juice Ball happening at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids on Saturday night.

Tommy is

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