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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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Andy Rent/100.5 The River
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Tiger Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Tiger, a 10-year-old Catahoula mix.

What is that, you say? 

The Catahoula is an American dog breed named after Catahoula Parish, in Louisiana. As a working dog, Catahoulas have been bred primarily for temperament and ability rather than for appearance. Tiger, with her very even disposition, came visiting Andy Rent on the "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Courtesy seniorplanet.org
Courtesy seniorplanet.org
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Art & Science of Aging Conference at Grand Valley State University

The first woman to have four books on the New York Times best-seller list will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Art & Science of Aging Conference at Grand Valley State University. The theme of the February 13 conference is “Life Balance: Keep Moving Forward in the Third Age.”

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Griffins
Courtesy Grand Rapids Griffins
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Griffins Introduce 20th Anniversary Logo for Next Season

It's hard to believe, but the Grand Rapids Griffins will take to the ice for their 20th season in 2015-16,. 20 years, are you kidding? My how the puck flies.

Last Friday, they introduced a 20th anniversary logo that will be at the forefront of their year-long celebration.

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
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It’s Super Bowl Sunday! And the Winner Will be…..? Ask the Porcupine [Video]

This is certainly scientific. In an effort to predict who will will the Super Bowl today, the Seahawks or the Patriots, Teddy Bear the porcupine has it down. He has correctly predicted the winner of the last three Super Bowls, so will he make it four-in-a-row? Let's see.

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Chris Hondros/Getty Images
Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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The Very Brady Snickers Super Bowl Commercial is Revealed [Video]

Earlier this week I posted the teaser video of the new Snickers Super Bowl commercial with the Brady Bunch. But, it was only a teaser, as Snickers wanted fans to vote on-line to see the rest of it.

Well, you did it. The vote was overwhelmingly for "let's see it!" So, heeeeeeeerrr it is.

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