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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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Making a Goodwill Donation is Easy This Saturday

Do you have a lot of items around the house that you would love to get rid of? You know, de-clutter. Of course you do.  I know we do.

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 2, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids is making it super easy for you because you won't have to drive all your donated items to a drop off center, they will pick them up, FREE OF CHARGE!

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Dusty and Nugget Visit for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

 

Two cute, 2-month old puppies, came calling today.

Dusty and Nugget visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Circle Theatre Begins New Season With Evita

Circle Theatre is starting off the Main Stage season this May, 2015 with the musical EVITA, running May 7 through 23. This dynamic musical masterpiece by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice is Argentina's is the controversial story of First Lady, Eva Peron. As an illegitimate fifteen year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president's mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Peron 'saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military' was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.

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WZZM 13 Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

Our congratulations to WZZM 13, who has been recognized again this year with a prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow award. This is the station’s ninth regional Murrow in the past five years. WZZM 13 is the only West Michigan television station to win a regional Murrow this year.

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Grand Rapids City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team Headed to World Competition

Congratulations to the City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team. They will be traveling to Michigan State University to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals next month.

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Beautiful Austrailian Coast Line With an Exciting Ending [Video]

This is a very beautiful and cool video. A guy flying his expensive camera drone over the Australian shoreline while shooting video, had to rush into action to save his prized possession from a devastating splash-landing after its battery died. Check this out.

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Hilarious “Songified” Video With Blondie and Joe Biden [Video]

Here is some great Sunday morning fun for you.

The Auto-tuning production team, The Gregory Brothers, have Songified the news again, this time featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Blondie, with Vice President Joe Biden. A word of warning, some of the video is rated PG-13. Those faint-of-heart, look away. Enjoy!

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