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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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Little boy says Hands Off, and Don’t Make me say it Again [Video]

Here is my Awww moment for Sunday, with the adorable little boy.

It was his birthday and he was given an amazing Batman-themed cake for his special day.

Okay, time to eat, right? Wrong! Don't touch it!

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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Makes Primary Night Remarks
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A Dating Site for Donald Trump Fans…..No Kidding

I think the political landscape just got a little wackier. Now, the fans of Donald Trump, the possible soon-to-be Republican Presidential nominee, have set up a dating website. No, seriously, if you're a Trump fan, and you're looking for someone else who shares your passion for The Donald, you can "hook up!"

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Fun Trivia with Friday Five the Hard Way

Friday 5 the Hard Way is back, at least for this week.

In case you missed the questions and answers and feel a need to play along, here are the five tough trivia questions that a listener had to answer correctly to win prizes.

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Downtown 4th of July Amway Family Fireworks to be Bigger Than Ever

All of us at 100.5 The River and our Grand Rapids Townsquare Media family are so excited to be a part of this years downtown 4th of July Amway Family Fireworks. This years event, which will actually be on Friday, July 2, marks the sixth year of Amway’s sponsorship of the annual fireworks display, which promises to be bigger than ever before. As always, they will be at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, on the river in front of the Ford Presidential Museum. Of course, they're free and open to the public.

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Butter the Cat Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Butter, the cat, came calling today.

Butter visited with Andy Rent as he talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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2016 National Tri Championship Event in Grand Rapids

 

The Grand Rapids Triathlon, presented by Huntington and Nutrilite, has once again made the list to host a National Championship event. The GR Tri is honored to accept the Nationals designation for a third year in a row.

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Looking for a Different Summer Camp Experience? How About Ambulance Camp?

There are lots of innovative summer camp opportunities out there. The traditional camp, the public museum's camp activities, the Humane Society and their camps with animals, and so much more. But, there is another one out there - Ambulance Camp.

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Here are Your Front Row Seat for the Fireworks

Downtown Grand Rapids will be packed with people for the annual Amway Fourth of July Fireworks and entertainment. However, if you come down on Monday, the 4th of July, you will have missed them. The Fireworks and celebration are on Saturday, July 2!

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Fun With the Public Museum’s Digital Scavenger Hunt

Now, you can become a Museum Explorer at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) through a special digital scavenger hunt experience. Visitors can utilize the free Goosechase application to compete in special missions throughout the GRPM, earning points to win prizes. How cool is that?

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Aretha, The Queen of Soul, at DeVos Performance Hall in October

Known around the world by her first name, and as the undisputed, reigning "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin is coming to Grand Rapids DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

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