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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.
Andy Rent/Townsquare Media / "Hank"
Andy Rent/Townsquare Media / "Hank"
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Hank Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Hank, a 2-year-old Pit Bull/mix dog, came calling today.

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

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Frederic T Stevens/Getty Images
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St. Cecilia Music Center Hosting Fabulous Wine Tasting Benefit May 1st

All of West Michigan is invited to one of the best wine tastings of the year at St. Cecilia Music Center on Friday, May 1st starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Richard Stonehouse Getty Images Entertainment
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Just Married Couple Visit Sick Grandmother in Hospital [Video]

There was a big wedding planned by Matt and Jamie. The biggest moment of their lives was going to come off without a hitch, or so they thought. The day was wonderful, the ceremony was beautiful, the reception was ready to go, but there actually was one little hitch - Grandma Pat wasn't there.

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Global Action Sports via Getty Images
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Skydiver Drops Camera and it Survives [Video]

This is an amazing video.

A skydiver accidentally dropped his GoPro camera at 10,000 feet in the air after jumping, and the tough little camera recorded the entire, dizzying trip back to Earth and amazingly survived the crash down.

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China Photos/Getty Images
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Humane Society of West Michigan Receives $4,500 State Grant

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) announced the Michigan Companion Animal Welfare Fund check-off will fund projects totaling more than $155,500 for 26 shelters this year, including the Humane Society of West Michigan.

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Lynne Cheney Speaking in Grand Rapids on April 14

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host Lynne Cheney as she visits Grand Rapids on April 14 to participate in a luncheon program, America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy, commemorating former first lady Betty Ford’s 97th birthday.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will join his wife at the conversation.

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