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Mellencamp’s Comin’ To Grand Rapids! Win Your Tix This Week!

Listen all week for your chance to win JOHN MELLENCAMP tickets before you can buy em! Mellencamp plays DeVos Hall Tuesday November 1, and tickets go on sale Friday (8/5) at 10am. Check wfgr.com and our Facebook page to find out the John Mellencamp song to listen for, and when to listen. When you hear it, be caller 25 and you are going to see Johnny Cougar Mellencamp, from 98.7 WFGR!

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’s Signs! My Top 5 Weird Signs In Grand Rapids!

Every city has it's share of unusual signs...either they look weird, or more likely, their message is out there or outdated. It was fine in the 50's to call a street "Titzenschnitzel Lane" but nowadays, it gets a snicker. So witho

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Allison Harte RIP/trb.com
Allison Harte RIP/trb.com
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Grand Rapids Radio Talent Allison Harte Passes

I never worked with Allison, and she never worked at the former Regent or current Townsquare Media stations, including WFGR. And she DID work at our "competitors". But at this point none of that matters. A person dies. A family mourns. Our prayers here at WFGR go out to Allison's family.

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Grand Rapids...love it!/jwgrandrapids.com
Grand Rapids...love it!/jwgrandrapids.com
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Grand Rapids Named One Of The “Top 100 Places To Live”

Grand Rapids has been named one of RelocateAmerica.com‘s Top 100 Places to Live for 2011. GR is only one of two Michigan cities (the other being Ann Arbor) to be on the list this year. Of Course.

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Rodrick Shonte Dantzler/wzzm 13
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Multiple Shootings in Grand Rapids-The Latest

Here's what we know so far, from our broadcast partners at WZZM 13...
"Grand Rapids Police are on multiple crime scenes on Grand Rapids NE side" Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk tells our crew on the scene that a total of seven people are dead, including one child.

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“Locals Who Have Made It Big-Grand Rapids Top 5″

Lots of people from the Grand Rapids area have gone on to bigger and better things--Here is our Top 5 of "Locals who have made it Big-Grand Rapids"

Photo by TJ Hamilton/Grand Rapids Press
Photo by TJ Hamilton/Grand Rapids Press
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Grand Rapids Fireworks Thoughts?

Of Course we have fireworks this Monday! I'm looking forward to them downtown GR. What I'm more looking forward to is the fact the community comes together... downtown.

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Buffalo Wild Wings coming to downtown Grand Rapids!/flickr
Buffalo Wild Wings coming to downtown Grand Rapids!/flickr
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B-Dubs Coming To Downtown Grand Rapids!

Or maybe as you like to call it, Buffalo Wild Wings! BW3 will be coming to downtown Grand Rapids! The local franchise president told WZZM 13 news that he is working on an agreement to buy the former Tap House sports bar on Ionia Avenue and turn it into a Buffalo Wild Wings.

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Millennium Park (Kent County) Beach
Millennium Park (Kent County) Beach
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Let’s Celebrate The First Day Of Summer

The first day of Summer officially begins at 1:16pm today (6/21)  and it's gonna be a hot and muggy day.  I think we should celebrate by jumping into a lake.  There is a chance for thunderstorms but some of the meteorologists are saying the heavy stuff may hold off until later this afternoon or evening

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The Steam Pig-Google Images
The Steam Pig-Google Images
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The Huge Steam Pig Downtown Is For Sale!

WZZM 13 reports the giant ArtPrize finalist Steam Pig is looking for a new home.  The team that designed and built The Steam Pig in downtown Grand Rapids is putting it up for sale to help cover outstanding bills. The PIG which is around 36 feet tall is located now in the parking lot of the B.O.B.

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Grand Rapids 2011 “Festival” In Pictures…

And the first "Big" summer event is in the books! Festival off the Arts 2011 wrapped up Sunday afternoon in Downtown, and quite possible 740 million people were in attendance. OK, maybe not quite 740 million, but it was alot!

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Diane Sawyer/donors1.org
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Grand Rapids Named “People Of The Week” By ABC World News Tonight! [VIDEO]

Congrats Grand Rapids! Rob Bliss' Lip Dub continues to garner acclaim both on and off the 'Net. ABC (Channel 13 here in West Michigan) has named Grand Rapids "People Of The Week" on it's World News program airing tonight at 6:30!

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