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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.
The panoramic view of the Kalalau Valley on the Hawaii island of Kaua'i's Napali Coast. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
The panoramic view of the Kalalau Valley on the Hawaii island of Kaua'i's Napali Coast. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
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Hawaii Kings Tour: Kaua’i's Napali Coast [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group has been on the island of Kaua'i, and this morning is scheduled to head off to Maui.

Kaua'i is is Hawaii's Island of Discovery, it includes natural features such as the Wailua River, Waimea Canyon and Napali Coast, with locales ranging from villages like Hanapepe and Old Koloa Town to sunny Poipu Beach.

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Andy Rent/100.5 The River
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Hawaii Kings Tour: Kaua’i Island [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group is currently on the island of Kaua'i, which has served as the setting for movies and TV shows including 1993's "Jurassic Park," 1958's "South Pacific" and 1977's "Fantasy Island."

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Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority
Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority
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Hawaii Kings Tour: Fern Grotto and Kaua’i Island [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group is currently on the island of Kauai, and Fern Grotto was among the highlights on Sunday.

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The white sands of Waimea Bay glisten in Waimea, Hawaii. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
The white sands of Waimea Bay glisten in Waimea, Hawaii. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
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Hawaii Kings Tour: ‘Hawaii Has It All’ [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent and about three dozen listeners of The River are touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group arrived in Honolulu on Thursday and spent through this morning on the island of Oahu, which considers itself the heart of Hawaii. Today, the group tour is headed to Kaua'i, the Garden Isle.

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Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University
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Congrats to Grand Valley State University’s Class of 2014!

It's graduation day on Saturday for Grand Valley State University's Class of 2014, with commencement at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

Two words (or is it one?): Woo-hoo!

Basically, congratulations to all the GVSU graduates this weekend!

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Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city, its state capitol and a Pacific Ocean pearl. (Photo: Andy Rent/100.5 The River)
Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city, its state capitol and a Pacific Ocean pearl. (Photo: Andy Rent/100.5 The River)
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Hawaii Kings Tour: Arrival in Honolulu

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group arrived in Honolulu on Thursday. Ch

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images
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Davenport University President Richard Pappas Visits on Davenport’s Excellence in Business Gala

Davenport University President Richard Pappas this morning shared his enthusiasm for Davenport University's Excellence in Business Gala on "The Andy Rent Morning Show" with guest host Tim Harris on 100.5 The River.

At the May 2 event, Wolverine World Wide, Inc., CEO and Chairman Blake Krueger is being honored with the 2014 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award at Davenport University's Excellence in Business Gala. The benefit is at DeVos Place.

The gala, which benefits student scholarships at Davenport, has U.S. merchant mariner and author Capt. Richard Phillips as keynote speaker. Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; and his heroics were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

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YMT Vacations
YMT Vacations
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Hawaii Kings Tour with 100.5 The River’s Andy Rent and YMT Vacations

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape. The trek includes explorations of the rich history and tradition of the Hawaiian Islands along with relaxation, entertainment, food, libations and culture.

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St. Cecilia Music Center
St. Cecilia Music Center
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Changes in ArtPrize Voting Structure will give Music Entries a Strong Chance to Win ArtPrize Awards

 

St. Cecilia Music Center will continue its role as the Official ArtPrize Music Hub in 2014. St. Cecilia will once again award its own prize money to musical entries with five different genre prizes. Along with the chance for the $2,000 SCMC award, the changes in ArtPrize 2014 voting structure gives music a spotlight for public vote and jury vote awards.

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