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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.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Salvation Army Looking for Nominations for Doing Most Good

National Doughnut Day is coming up soon, Friday, June 6, and The Salvation Army is celebrating the 77th annual National Doughnut Day by giving away 2,000 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

The Salvation Army is widely credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States by feeding American soldiers the tasty confection during World War I.

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CoS)
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CoS)
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Jazz Great Chick Corea at St. Cecilia This Fall [Video]

For 131 years St. Cecilia Music Center has upheld its mission of promoting the appreciation, study and performance of music in order to enrich the lives of the residents of West Michigan. Today, St. Cecilia Music Center is known by audiences and artists alike as one of the finest establishments to hear and see world-renowned musicians.

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Courtesy of Circle Theatre
Courtesy of Circle Theatre
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Circle Theatre Presents the Music of Billy Joel & Elton John

Circle Theatre produces an annual concert series that features many of the area’s best vocalists and musicians. Live music in an intimate setting gives all audience members an up-close and personal experience unique only to Circle Theatre. Starting off the series this month is the concert PIANOMEN: THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL & ELTON JOHN, running May 12, June 9 and August 11.

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Hawaii Kings Tour: Spending Lapule (Sunday) in Kailua-Kona [Video]

Listeners of 100.5 The River are touring with Andy Rent in Hawaii on a group tour created YMT Vacations.

They have been trekking across four of the Hawaiian Islands for 13 days on the Hawaii Kings Tour.

On Sunday (Lapule -- la-poo-lay -- in Hawaiian), the group spent its third day on Hawai'i Island and had leisure time to explore Kailua-Kona.

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