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Hey Kim Carson here! I have lived all over this country but no other place is like Grand Rapids! I love West Michigan and it's the only place I've ever lived that I actually purchased a home. I am originally from Detroit and grew up listening to 93FM WDRQ. That is where I first met my mentor, Rockin' Ron Baptist! Years later he became my "life mate". He passed away six months after I moved to Grand rapids. Still miss him very much. Ron, gave me my first break in radio (at a time when women were not even on the air). I started on the air in Knoxville, Tennessee at the age of 16 (I attended summer school for 2 years so I could graduate a year earlier). My radio career has taken me to Detroit Michigan for 12+ years, Oklahoma City, Greensboro, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina (for two weeks until Hurricane Hugo moved in a took my radio station away), Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Toledo, Ohio. I love what I do because it gives me a platform to help the community in which I live. I love meeting my listeners at remote broadcasts and I enjoy chatting with them when they call me at 616-770-8200. Hope one day I might be able to chat with you and find out what you're all about:-) I am also the author of "Essence Of Life: A Compilation Of Story And Poem"  You can learn a little more about me at Faith Hope And Love Songs. Please join me Middays, 10am-3pm Eastern, 100.5 The River. Listen online too at www.wtrv.com ps Love it if you could join me for my weekend show too! It's Faith Hope and Love Songs and it's an inspirational, positive and uplifting show with artist interviews and positive music. Faith Hope and Love Songs airs Sundays 9-11am Eastern and repeats again 7-9pm Eastern. Listen in and I think you'll like it:-)  Wanna chat?  Here's my email address kim.carson@townsquaremedia.com

 

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Paul Casey’s Caddy THINKS He Won A New Cadillac! Better Think Again [video]

Thank God for video!  I watched this video along with everyone else who was in on the joke and just laughed out loud.  How many times have you screamed with delight, thinking that you were the winner, thinking that you aced the test, thinking that you won the grand prize

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Win Tickets To See Tobymac In Concert & Unplugged, April 19th [Video]

Former DcTalk front man TobyMac brings his show Unplugged: A Night Of Stories & Songs, to the Central Wesleyan Church, April 19th, 7:30pm. Toby joins me on the air for Faith Hope & Love Songs, 9-11am and 7-9pm EST Sunday.  Listen Live! I always love talking to this guy and I just can't wait to meet him!

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Offers FREE Weekend Performances!

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Art’s Traveling Troupe will be presenting FREE performances of “The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs” March 10th and 17th.

 

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Art’s Traveling Troupe performs for area elementary schools.  T

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Adopt Brody from www.CrashsLanding.org NOW
Adopt Brody from www.CrashsLanding.org NOW
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Crash’s Landing Kitty “Brody” Has Quite A Story, And Is A Real Survivor!

Kim Carson Here!  I've been working with Crash's Landing for 9 years  now.  Crash’s Landing, is a non profit no kill animal shelter.  Their  mission statement is, “Saving Our Little Corner Of The World, One Cat At  A Time

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Here’s EVERYTHING Happening At LAUGHFEST For All 10 Days

I have been getting so many calls when I talk about LAUGHFEST fun on the radio I decided to hunt the info down for you and post it right here on The River's website!  Bookmark it and you can go to it whenever you have some time and want to get in on any Laughfest fun!

Everybody knows about the comediennes coming to Grand Rapids to perform but there are tons of other things to do too!  Restaurants, museums, and even the shopping areas are involved in Laughfest.  Some places are mixing art with the laugh

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Children’s Vision Day is Saturday, March 10th, at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Fun for the whole family !  Members of the Michigan Optometry Association plus student volunteers from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State, will host Children’s Vision Day at the GR Children’s Museum tomorrow,  Saturday, March 10 from 10 a

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Holland, Michigan Museum Announces Pre-Festival Tulip Exhibit For West Michigan

One week it feels like Spring, the next week we have a typical West Michigan ice storm.  Those poor tulips, I hope they make it through the craziness, and the mood swings of Mother Nature. Interestingly enough I saw a news story that talked about how they may be a few weeks late this Spring.  The r

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Saturday Night LIVE’s Martin Short Performs March 17th At Laughfest 2012!

Sure I remember Martin Short for all the voices he did, and the Second City Comedy Troupe, and Saturday Night Live.  I remember Martin Short mostly for doing a great Katherine Hepburn impersonation!    You may remember him most for his character Ed Grimley and those really high pants

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Daylight Saving Time Sunday! If You Forget To Set Your Clock Will You Be Early Or Late To Church? [video]

Hard to believe that Daylight Saving Time is already here again.  Each Spring we adjust our clocks and enjoy more daylight at the end of the day.  D.S.T. officially begins at 2am Sunday morning.  But, if you're like me you might not be up at that time, so it's best to just take care of the clocks and watches the night before, right?  Sometimes, I even forget to do that!  So if I started thinking, if I end up forgetting again this year am I going to be early or late for church on Sunday morning?   I  got a little help from my friends and they set me straight, I think

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Grand Rapids GRCC Opens Food Pantry For Students

When you think about food pantries and soup kitchens you may not necessarily think about low income students.  Well, other people don't either, and that is why GRCC is opening up a food pantry for GRCC students

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Governor Snyder Passes Bill Keeping Protesters Away From Michigan Funerals

I know we live in a land of free speech and the right to protest; but, so much has changed since that was accepted as a civil liberty in our Constitution over 100 years ago.  Respect and consideration for humankind has diminished quite a bit since then, wouldn't you say?

I seriously wonder if our forefathers would have agreed that it was a protected freedom to protest at a funeral where people have lost a loved one

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LAUGHFEST App Can Help You Get Your Laugh On!

I was on WZZM13's website this morning and saw the coolest thing!  By now you know Grand Rapids will be laughing and everyone's blood pressure will be a little lower, come Thursday!  The opening ceremonies for Laughfest will officially begin Thursday evening, Rosa Parks Circle around 5:45

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