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The Afternoon Hustle

Hi, It’s Craig Russell, host of The Afternoon Hustle here on Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR!

I have worked in places all over Michigan, but that’s not important. I’m here in West Michigan now, playing All of your Favorite Classic Hits, not just some of them!

Call, email or Facebook the show and be part of the fun!

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M-Sa 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Grand Rapids Bakery Shops On National TV!

Last year, my high school friend Jason Kakabaker and his cupcake store "The Cakeabakery" was featured on the Food Network show "Cupcake Wars" While he didn't win, he certainly brought Grand Rapids and West Michigan confectioners' much notoriety.

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The Earth Survives Huge Solar Storm!

This is why I don't like finding this stuff out! It seems the earth was nearly hit by a huge solar storm in 2012! Yikes!

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For Friday Night’s Awesome ’80′s Cruise Tonight

The Friday Night Awesome 80's is TONIGHT on the Grand Lady Riverboat in Jenison. Food, drinks, dancing, contests, great '80's hits and of course Jo Jo hosting the party!

And to get you in the mood we have two great '80s features!

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Happy 50th Birthday Arby’s! You Get The Present Today!

On July 23rd, 1964, two guys named Forrest and Leroy Raffel in Boradman, Ohio opened the first Arby's. They were going to name the place "Big Tex", but instead went with a combination of their name and "brothers'"--R-B's. Now it's Arby's!

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A List I’m Glad I’m Not On!–Top 30 “Not Good Looking DJ’s”

The annual "Top 30 Not so good looking DJ's" list is out, and for the first time in 4 or 5 years, I know only one guy on it, and when! I'm not on it either!

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July 23 Is National Hot Dog Day!

One of the great joys of living in Michigan is our collective love of hot dogs! There are plenty of places in this food land of ours that claim to have the best type of hot dogs. Chicago, New York, LA and Cincinnati are just a few places where hot dogs are king

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‘Let’s Enhance That’ [Video]

A blog I read almost every day is by Ken Levine. Ken was a former DJ and TV show writer for shows like "Cheers," "M*A*S*H" and "Frazier."

Now, he's really funny on the ol' Internets.

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Time To Vote On Lay’s New Chip Flavors!

Last year it was Cheesy Garlic Bread flavored potato chips, so what will it be this year? Time to wax Democratic, and vote for your new favorite Lay's chip flavor!

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The Travel Wisconsin Ad That Will Make You Smile. [VIDEO]

Yes Pure Michigan TV ads are pretty impressive. And makes any Michigander proud. Hearing that piano music an Tim Allen makes all of our collective ears perk up. But If the Pure Michigan ads have any fault, it's that they are VERY serious.

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‘That’s One Small Step For Man, …’ [Video]

It was 45 years ago today. At 10:56 p.m., as over a billion people watched on TV, the first human landed on the moon: Neil Armstrong, a Purdue University graduate born in Ohio.

Some have argued Apollo 11's moon landing on July 20, 1969, was all a hoax, and others think it was one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind.

However you see it, what is the lasting legacy of the moon landing?

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Where Michigan Ranks On Our Food And Drink Merits

There is a list out on specialty list site "Thrillist" that ranks all the States based on their food and drink. It's a pretty harsh list, that Michigan does really well on.

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Summer Craft Beer Festival for Non-Beer Drinkers

What's there for folks attending the Summer Craft Beer Festival today from 2 to 7 p.m. at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids?

That means people like me.

I don't drink beer. These days if it doesn't have "diet" in front of it, it's not going in me. Except water.

Either way, don't think you can't enjoy the fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival, even if you don't like beer.

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