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Andy Rent

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.
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Courtesy GRSO
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Third Show Added for Harry Potter and Grand Rapids Symphony

Harry Potter and the Grand Rapids Symphony are teaming up once again for a fantastic show with The Chamber of Secrets.

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"Millie"/HSWM
"Millie"/HSWM
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Millie is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday

Millie, from the Humane Society of West Michigan, came to visit.

Andy Rent talked about Millie with Brittany from the Humane Society of West Michigan on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Ai Weiwei Presents Sculptures 'Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads' In Prague
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Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens:Natural State Exhibit Ends August 20.

There are but a few days left to see world famous artist and activist Ai Weiwei's exhibit at the Meijer Gardens.

Ai Weiwei, is among the most inspiring and influential cultural figures in the world today, and visitors from all over the United States have come to Grand Rapids and the Meijer Gardes to view his work.

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Courtesy GRPM
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Mindbender Mansion is Hanging Around a Bit Longer at Public Museum

The popular summer exhibit, Mindbender Mansion, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum has been so popular that they are extending it's run. It will hang around the museum from now through September 17! Everyone who dares to enter is challenged with puzzles, brainteasers and interactive games.

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Veterans Secretary, Entrepreneur Feed Homeless Vets
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Pizza from a Vending Machine? It’s Coming!

Little Caesars "Hot-N-Ready" slogan is taking on a new image. It's going to be Reserve-N-Ready, and you'll get your pizza out of a vending machine, seriously. While it's still being tested in selected markets, they plan to roll it out in other markets soon.

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