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Kim Carson

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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Economist Predicts Massive Inflation Coming, Are You Prepared?

Most of the time I think Donald Trump is a bit of a radical and at times he is led by emotion instead of common sense and reason.  You know those times I'm talking about...

But recently he talked about something called "massive inflation" and this is something I have been worried about for some time now

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Grand Rapids “Start Garden”…Rick DeVos Unveils The Details

This is just so cool!  You've seen all the signs around town, right?  It's kind of difficult to miss them.  The colorful signs are all over in orange, pink, lime green and blue.  They're posted on doors, windows, inside coffee shoppes, cafes, and restaurants.  Start Garden is coming!  Well, Start Garden is HERE!

This morning at a news conference Rick DeVos unveiled what Start Garden is really all about.

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Join Me, Kim Carson, For The Autism Support Of Kent County Walkathon, Sunday, Kuiper College

Sunday, April 29th, I will be hosting the Autism Support of Kent County Walkathon at Kuiper College noon-3pm!  It's a fun time and there are always some pretty amazing auction items that you can bid on.  In the past they have included getaways to Chicago, the John Ball Zoo, spa visits, massages, gift cards to local restaurants and salons, Whitecaps tickets, Tigers tickets, plus lots of office and business items, too. 

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Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews And Land The Jobs

Do you like yourself?  No I mean do you REALLY like yourself?  Well, really, really liking  yourself may give you an edge in your next job interview.  That's what a new study is suggesting.

Why and how does it work?  Narciss

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Woman Donates Kidney To Boss Who Then Fires Her, So What’s Wrong With That?

So my mom and I get into a discussion about this on the way into work this morning.  A woman donates a kidney to her boss, it moves the boss up on the donation list, and then the boss fires her. This was the Hot Topic on The View, and it was also the Hot Topic on The Talk.  You couldn

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Innovative Real Estate Program Helps Grand Rapids Senior Citizens Sell 75 Homes During Recession

Back in 2008, Holland Home was one of the first retirement communities in the nation to create a guaranteed real estate program for senior citizens who wanted to move into one of its communities but were hampered by an unfavorable housing market.  Earlier this month, Holland Home celebrated the 75th home sold through this initiative.

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City Of Grand Rapids Honors Employees Who Go Above & Beyond

Tuesday morning the city of Grand Rapids took some time out to honor employees who have gone above and beyond, not because they had to, but just because they wanted to help their community.

The Team of the Year is the Grand Rapids Fire Department’s Utility Two team.  They got together to turn an old city dump truck into a traffic barrier that served to protect fire engines on the highway.  The best news of all, is this project cost taxpayers nothing.

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Adopt Yahtzee NOW from www.CrashsLanding.org
Adopt Yahtzee NOW from www.CrashsLanding.org
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Crash’s Landing Kitty Yahtzee Needs A Loving Home & Kitty Kisses

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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Expect More Closures on 131 and 196 To Affect Your Downtown Commute

With the warm weather, comes the bright orange cones and detours.  Construction men and women who take their own lives into their hands and hope and pray that distracted, texting drivers pay attention to the "slow down" signs.
Beginning on Monday, April 23rd through Wednesday, May 16th expect detours and delays on both US 131 and I 196.  The repairs will cause two ramps to close north of the downtown Grand Rapids interchange that will most likely affect your morning and afternoon commute.

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Are You Ridiculously Photogenic? WZZM 13 Wants You For Their Photo Gallery!

Have you ever gotten yourself all "prettied up" for a photograph and once the photo was taken you've asked yourself, "What just happened there?"  You didn't look anything like you did when you looked at yourself in the mirror

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Newborn Found Alive In Morgue, 12 Hours After Being Declared Dead

Can you even imagine mourning the death of your newborn baby and 12 hours later visiting the morgue one last time with your husband to say goodbye; only to discover that there was a mistake, and your baby was very much alive!

That's what happened to a couple in Argentina after the hospital staff had declared the baby dead.  The mother, Analia Bouguet, tells a tel

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Animal Abuser Registry Proposed In Michigan State Legislature

So there's a possibility that there might be an Michigan Registry for Animal Abusers. All I can say is,  "I'm all for it!"  I have been working with Crash's Landing, a non profit/no kill animal shelter, for about 9 years now.  While I get the word out in the community a

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