Contact Us

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.
Courtesy GRPM
Courtesy GRPM
[

Grand Rapids Public Museum Creating Science Tuesdays

This is pretty exciting. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will begin a brand new program this February called Science Tuesdays. Science Tuesdays will be an ongoing educational experience at the GRPM, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays kick off on February 2 with the theme Grand Fish, Grand River.

Read More

132046674
ThinkStock/Andrejs Pidjass
[

Amazing Fitness Feats You Could Do If You Worked Out? Maybe Not [Video]

It's Saturday, so I thought I would check with you about your New Year's Resolution. Still doing well? Fall off the wagon?

I thought it would be fun to look at the possibilities of what you might be able to do if you stick with it. Okay, not, but it's still fun.

Read More

Fresh raw vegetable and meat food on forks over white background
ThinkStock/Margaryta Vakhterova
[

Some “Healthy Foods” are Not All They are Cracked Up to Be

So, how's that New Year's Resolution coming? What about that diet and healthy eating you were going to begin? Well? Not so well? Well, be careful and don't go too far.

If you’ve got your New Year’s Resolutions in place – and they involve adding supposedly “healthy” foods into your lifestyle, think again.

Read More

You Tube/TurboFoz
You Tube/TurboFoz
[

Amazing Dash Cam Video of Auto Crash on Cliff [Video]

This is an amazing, and scary video. It comes from a dash cam on this drivers car. It begins innocently enough, then gets very exciting, when suddenly.....watch for your self. Make it full screen and turn up the sound!

Read More

Humane Society of West Michigan
Humane Society of West Michigan
[

Humane Society of West Michigan Sets new Adoption Record

Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director of the Humane Society of West Michigan, was on my morning show yesterday and mentioned that they had a record year in pet adoptions in 2015. WOW, was it ever. Congratulation!

Read More

Opening Night Of "Barefoot In the Park"
Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images
[

Barefoot in the Park is Next Production at Civic Theatre

It’s true that opposites can attract but will the love last? In Neil Simon’s romantic comedy, Barefoot in the Park, we find out, as Grand Rapids Civic Theatre opens their next production January 15, running through January 31.

Read More

24501216
ThinkStock/Jupiterimages
[

Get Inspired at the Remodeling and New Homes Show This Weekend at DeVos Place

The holidays are over, and a New Year is upon us -- it is the perfect time to get inspired and make your home even more beautiful and comfortable, and the Grand Rapids Remodeling and New Homes Show at DeVos Place this weekend, January 8th - 10th is the perfect place to find your inspiration!

Read More

Broadway Season Closes With Record Attendance And Sales Numbers
Andrew Burton/Getty Images
[

Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon” Tickets go on Sale February 1st

The producers of the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, and Broadway Grand Rapids announced that single tickets for the Grand Rapids engagement at DeVos Performance Hall, will go on sale February 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for The River's Loyal Listeners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The River's Loyal Listeners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.