Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, I also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. I'm originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, I stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. I moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where I met my wife Kathy. I'm deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. I've served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. I also assist 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 grandchildren. My wife Kathy and I have 7 children and 13 grandchildren.We 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.
Beer and Dragons at Public Museum
You can enjoy a beer at the public museum
Taking Care of Seniors and Keeping Them in Their Homes – Andy’s Interviews
Andy Rent sits down to talk with Theresa Toland of Tandem 365 about caring for seniors and keeping them in their homes while doing so.
The Best Tips and Tricks for Saving For Retirement – Andy’s Interviews
Andy Rent sat down with Ray LeVitre of Net Advisory Group, to talk about the importance of saving and planning for retirement.
50% Off Symphony Tickets
You can save 50% off Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday concert tickets
Can We Talk About This?
It may have been 500 years, but we may be able to come together.
Stores Closed on Thanksgiving?
Many store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day
Organ Fans Excited For Third Concert With Justin Stahl at Public Museum
The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ sings again at the Grand Rapids Public Museum in November
We’re Celebrating Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria With a Party
Time to travel and party with Andy Rent and 100.5 The River
Whitecaps Beercheese Poutine Chosen Best New Food in Baseball
Whitecaps food chosen the best in baseball.
Mickey & Big Mac Visit for Wet Nose Wednesday
Three-month old Mickey & Big Mac are looking for a good home.
Downtown Grand Rapids and Rosa Parks Circle Has Grown up Since the ’80s
Changes in downtown Grand Rapids since the 80's
Forbes Announces 10 Big U.S. Cities With The Fastest-Growing Economies. How do we Stack up…
Grand Rapids' economy is one of the most dynamic in the country.