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Drink Beer and Eat BBQ to Raise Funds for a Good Cause

Seats are still available to for the BBQ & Beer Benefit with SLOWS BAR-B-Q GR tonight!! According to their website, reservations are still available for 6:30 & 7:30.

It's going on at Grand Rapids Downtown Market

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Did You Know Your Smartphone Makes a Nifty Hologram Projector?

Smartphones can do just about anything. And we mean anything.

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Name the Newest 98.7 WFGR DJ!

We have a new face (and voice) around the station now, and while he has a name, we kind of want to change it. And we're asking for your help!

For now, we're just going to call him "DJ ?", but what do you think he should be called? Vote in the poll (or suggest one we haven't thought of) below!

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Ronda Rousey to Star as Ronda Rousey in ‘Ronda Rousey: The Movie’

This past weekend Ronda Rousey continued to dominate the world of UFC fighting defeating challenger Bethe Correia with a devastating knockout in just 34 seconds. She may very well be the most dominate athlete in her sport. Hell, she might be the most dominate athlete in any sport. While she’s officially conquered the world of mixed martial arts, Rousey wants to next conquer Hollywood. After supporting roles in Furious 7 and Entourage, Rousey has signed on to star in a biopic about her own life for Paramount Pictures.

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Live Music Comes to Downtown Rockford Tuesday Nights

Looking for a way to enjoy great local music outdoors this month? Look no further than downtown Rockford!

The United Bank Rogue River Blues Series takes place every Tuesday night at Garden Club Park, and this week (Tuesday, August 4) will feature Grand Rapids' own The Crane Wives

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Downtown Drone Footage Of Grand Rapids [Video]

This drone footage from Marcus Rit makes downtown seem almost peaceful. I especially love the still shot up the river near the end.

Good work, Marcus!

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High Winds Leave Thousands Without Power in West Michigan

Sunday night's severe weather and high winds left nearly 200,000 without power across Michigan, including over 20,000 in West Michigan.

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August Wee Difference: ‘In The Image’ Helps School Kids Get New Shoes

In The Image is a local, faith-based non profit organization that shows God's love by changing one life, one child and one family at a time.

Their S.H.O.E.S. program has put new shoes on the feet of elementary school children for the past 18 years. Find out how easy it is to volunteer or help out by supplying shoes to this great program.

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Legendary Wrestler and ‘They Live’ Star Roddy Piper Dead at 61

This is a pretty huge blow to fans of wrestling, but also to fans of awesome humans in general. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the legendary wrestling star and actor, has passed away at the age of 61. Piper had previously been struggling with cancer, but according to early reports, his death was the result of a cardiac arrest.

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Man With No Intention of Growing Up Builds Awesome Slinky Elevator

Unleash your inner child with this most excellent invention.

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Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids Opening Morning [Photos]

Thousands are heading to the new Tanger Outlets mall in Byron Township which opened today at 10AM.

See the crowds at this morning's opening!

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J.J. Abrams Broke His Back Making ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (Literally)

Harrison Ford might be a superhero. This, according to Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, who was on set for Ford’s unfortunate accident last year, when a hydraulic door broke his leg. (As Abrams’ describes it in the clip above, his ankle was at a, gulp, 90-degree angle to the rest of his body. Ew.) Thankfully, Ford was okay. Then he later got into a plane crash and was mostly okay after that too. Because, again, Harrison Ford is a superhero.

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