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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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Whitecaps Asking for Food Ideas

Ahhh, the wonderful taste and aroma of Spam Fries.  Nothing like it.  Seriously, nothing like it because it didn't make the cut.  I thought they were delicious!  Go figure.

Hey West Michigan Whitecaps fans and foodies everywhere.  It's that time of the year again.  We get to suggest some new additions to the Whitecaps menu.

It began yesterday where fans can submit their ideas regarding what new food items they would like to see served at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer.

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Velma and Scooby Doo Visit for Wet Nose Wednesday

It was puppy day in the 100.5 The River studios this morning. 

Velma and her brother, Scooby Doo, part of a five-puppy litter and all named after characters in "Scooby Doo," came to visit.  I wish they could have stayed.

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Crispin Glover Visits UICA for Grand Rapids Performance Feb. 2 [Video]

Actor, filmmaker and author Crispin Glover is returning to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts for a one-night engagement next month.

Glover visits for a Sunday performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at UICA, 2 Fulton St. West in Grand Rapids.

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What a Police Officer Does for a Young boy is Pretty Remarkable (video)

This video is going viral, and it should.  It's a pretty great thing a police officer does.

It happened just a couple of days ago, where a Texas police officer was patrolling the streets in the community of Rosenburg.  He noticed a young boy playing ball by himself and decided to do something about it.

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