Originally from Allegan, I have lived in Grand Rapids since 2007. I’m a Grand Valley State University grad. I remember taping songs off the radio and making mixtapes as early as fifth grade, and I have been collecting vinyl albums since I was 16! My favorite bands are Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan and T.Rex. Catch me playin’ the classic hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays on Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR!
New Paul McCartney Tribute Album Due Out This Fall
Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Kiss, and B.B. King will all be featured on the Paul McCartney tribute album The Art of McCartney, due to hit stores this fall.
Do You Remember Your First Turntable? [Video]
I was hanging out at my house with some friends this past weekend and we were listening to some new records that we had just picked up (Santana's "Inner Secrets" and Robert Palmer's "Sneaking With Sally Through the Alley," just to name a few) and it got me thinking about my first turntable. Do you remember yours?
Lauren’s Three Favorite Albums [Audio]
The other day, I was hanging out with some friends and the conversation turned to music (my favorite!). My friend, Jason, asked me what my top three favorite albums were; and that totally put me on the spot.
Grand Rapids Welcomes First Bitcoin ATM [Video]
You’re probably wondering what a Bitcoin is.
Brewery-Hopping in Beer City USA Just Got Easier with Beer City Runner
Grand Rapids has more than seven craft breweries within the city limits alone. But how could you possibly hit them all without a designated driver? That's where Beer City Runner comes in!
The Boss is Now a Children’s Book Author [Video]
Bruce Springsteen is working on a book for children titled “Outlaw Pete”.
Oscar Mayer’s Wienermobile Has Its Own App
Tracking down the whereabouts of a giant driveable hot dog just got a whole lot easier!
Anheuser-Busch Opposes Short’s Brewing Co.’s Chocolate Wheat Porter
Beer giant Anheuser-Busch opposes an attempt by Michigan's own Short's Brewing Co. to register the name Chocolate Wheat in association with any beer, ale or porter.
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids Wraps Up on Sunday
This weekend is your last chance to join in the delicious festivities of Grand Rapids' Restaurant Week.
Frankenmuth Brewery Re-introduces Famed Old Detroit Amber Ale
You've heard the phrase "out with the old, in with the new". Well, how about "in with the old?"
Lauren’s Favorite Paul McCartney Interview [Video]
A lot of people have been talking about the rumored Paul McCartney/Kanye West collaboration and it got me thinking about my favorite Paul McCartney guest appearance:
ArtPrize Sneak Peek with Founders’ Mosaic Promise
ArtPrize will be here sooner than you know it! The "Worlds Largest Art Competition" returns for it's 6th year September 24- October 12, 2014. And while yes, I’m excited for the art, I have to admit I’m more excited for the beer!