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Andy Rent

Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, Andy also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, and probably is the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. Andy is originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, Andy stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. He moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where he met his wife Kathy. Andy is deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. He has served on the board of directors of the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. He also assists the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grand children. Andy and his wife Kathy have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. They have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces it’s Fifth Anniversary Dates

As fast a this summer seems to be going, March, 2015 will be tomorrow!  But, seriously folks, March, 5 - 15, 2015 will be the 10 funniest days of March, as the nation’s first-ever, community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced this morning that those are the dates for their fifth anniversary and laughter. 

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Oliver the Bunny Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Oliver the bunny came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

She -- yes, Oliver is a she -- is a 6-month old lion-head rabbit. Ashley, of the Humane Society of West Michigan, brought in Oliver in because she is looking for a good home.

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Painted Turtle)
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Painted Turtle)
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Rocky Picture Horror Show is This Weeks Movie at the Movies in the Park Series

This Friday, July 25, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks welcome “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as the fourth film of the Movies in the Park series. The movie will be shown at Ah-Nab-Awen Park using a 3-story screen.

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(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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Michael Buble Donates 100 Tickets to Clark Retirement Community for Grand Rapids Concert [Video]

Clark Retirement Community residents, particularly those who starred in an well-recognized lipdub, are feeling good as Canadian singer Michael Bublé has gifted the Grand Rapids senior living community with complimentary tickets to his July 25 concert at Van Andel Arena.

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(Photo by Mannie Garcia/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mannie Garcia/Getty Images)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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