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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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LAUGHFEST Tickets Still Available For Whoopi Goldberg Show

Whoopi is one of the elite few who has won a Grammy, Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony.  WOW!  And she is going to be right here in Grand Rapids, March 9th at the GRCC Ford Fieldhouse.

I missed Whoopi this past week on The View when she was guesting on Patricia Heaton's show "The Middle"

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Art Prize This Year Kicks Off September 19th, But You Can Get A Jumpstart With Art.Downtown

Avenue Of The Arts has a little something special planned for art lovers!  If you can't wait till September to stroll downtown Grand Rapids Art Prize, April 13th is the date to mark on your calender.

Jump on a FREE trolley and check out the work of over 260 local artists spread throughout 25 di

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Bank Of America Offers FREE Admission This Weekend To 8 Michigan Museums

More good news for those of us who are short on cash but still love a culturally enriching experience!   Frederik Meijer Gardens, The Henry Ford Museum and six more Michigan museums and cultural destinatio

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Adopt Sweet Tart NOW from www.CrashsLanding.org
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Crash’s Landing Kitty “Sweet Tart” Wants A Loving Home To Call Her Own!

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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Much Of February Felt An Awful Lot Like Spring In West Michigan, Didn’t It?

If only every Winter could be like this every year!  Everyone who loves a typical Michigan Winter feels like they have been cheated out of West Michigan fun.  If you live in Michigan you must like cold weather and Pond Hockey, and Ice Skating, and Skiing, and Snowboarding at Cannonsburg Ski Area, right?

I know, I know; but, for those of us who needed a break from a typical West Michigan Winter, February this year, felt an awful lot like Spring, didn't it?  And Spring?  Spring makes me get excited about planting some flowers and thinking about some of my favorite bulbs to plant

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Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
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Parents Of Slain Ohio Student Forgive Suspected Shooter TJ Lane

Each time I see a headline like this I wonder how can a family forgive someone who has taken your child from you.

The parents of Ohio shooting victim Demetrius Hewlin said they forgive the suspected gunman for shooting their son.  The family, shared that Demetrius was often late for school, at Chardon High School, but on that fateful day he just wasn't late enough.

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Steven Tyler Reenacts J-Lo’s Nip Slip At The Oscars [Video]

Yes, yes we've heard Jennifer Lopez's explanation of what appeared to be a nip slip at the Oscar's Sunday night.  Her stylist and she at first said that it was the inner mesh lining of the dress, then I heard it could have been a shadow, then I heard it was some of that Hollywood Tape that "keeps things in place for us ladies."  If you ask me, and the rest of America, it was clearly a nip slip! 

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FREE Pancakes Today @IHOP, Happy National Pancake Day!

To celebrate National Pancake Day IHop - International House of Pancakes and the Children's Miracle Network are celebrating the 7th annual National Pancake Day today until 10:00 p.m.

All IHOP diners are offered a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes

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St. Joseph, Michigan Is Proud Of Local Sport’s Illustrated Cover Girl Kate Upton

The city of St. Joseph, Michigan and Michigan Congressman Fred Upton are in the International spotlight!  Not for passing some controversial law, not for another politician being "on the take" but for having a local girl, make good.

Yup, Kate Upton.  The name may sound familiar because she is this years Sports Illustrated cover girl.  You know the one.  She's the one that everybody seems to be talking about.

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This Winter Is Michigan’s Second Warmest Winter In The State’s History!

2012 will literally go down in the history books as one of the warmest Winters in Michigan's history.  While this has been heaven for me, not so much for the folks who enjoy all the Winter Wonderland activities.  If you are one of the Michiganders who look forward to Winter and  skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, tobogganing, cross country skiing and anything else I may have forgotten, well this kind of weather doesn't happen that often does it?

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Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Will Be Speaking At Grand Valley State University Tonight

Presidential candidates Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are visiting our beautiful city but the grandest of them all, in my humble opinion, is former First Daughter Barbara Bush!  She is the CEO and founder of Global Health Corps. and is the speaker this evening at Grand Valley State University.

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Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Angelina And Her Leg Received The Most Attention At Last Night’s Oscar’s!

Before last night's big Oscar Extravaganza the question on everyone's mind was Clooney or Pitt?  Who was going to win the Oscar for Best Actor?

Personally, I wasn't that excited about last night's Oscar Party

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