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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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Ava is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday

Ava the dog is our special pet of the week.

Andy Rent talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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LA Mission Celebrates Good Friday Handing Out Easter Baskets
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Donate shoes, Help At-Risk Children, and save on tickets to CINDERELLA

Broadway Grand Rapids is teaming up with In the Image to help at-risk children in Grand Rapids to get a new pair of shoes for school.

Here is how you can help, and get a thank-you discount to CINDERELLA. Drop off a pair of used shoes at Broadway Grand Rapids and get a discount to the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA.

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The Olympics may be More Stressful on the Parents Than the Athlete’s [Video]

Have you been following the Olympics? Very exciting, aren't they. The athletes are amazing. You have to know that even with all of their preparation and training, nerves are bound to set in just before competition. I can't imagine the stress and strain.

But what about those watching? The parents?

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Kent County Youth Fair Open Today

The Kent County Youth Fair kicks off today, Monday, August 8, running through Saturday the 13th with fun for the whole family.

There will be animals, rides, great entertainment, fair food, everything for everybody, at the fairgrounds in Lowell.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials - Day 7
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Carpool Karaoke With the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team [Video]

Carpool Karaoke is usually reserved for TV's Late Late Show host, James Cordon, but the United States Olympic Swim Team has stepped up the game. They pretty much cover it all with their own version of Carpool Karaoke.

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Fun Trivia with Friday Five the Hard Way

Friday 5 the Hard Way is back, at least for this week.

In case you missed the questions and answers and feel a need to play along, here are the five tough trivia questions that a listener had to answer correctly to win prizes.

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Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill Of The Ride Tour 2014 Goes Green As Thomas The Tank Engine's Best Friend Percy Makes North American Debut
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Is This the End for Thomas the Train?

Say it isn't so. The children's TV series and books that my kids, and so many kids grew up with, Thomas the Tank Engine, may have left the station for the last time.

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2016 Team USA Media Summit - Press Conferences
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Michael Phelps Will Carry the American Flag in Olympic Opening Ceremony

The 2016 Olympic Games open on Friday, and the whole world is watching. With all of the turmoil over will the athletes be safe, what about the Zika virus, are the facilities ready, etc., etc., etc., one thing for sure, they will open on time, and we will be there with all of the excitement of the opening ceremonies.

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