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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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FREE West Michigan Youth Summit! Kids Invited To “Live Above The Influence”

Grand Rapids is hosting the first ever youth summit and West Michigan youth are being invited to "Live Above The Influence."

Registration is already underway for this FREE April 27-28 Event

WHAT IS IT: It's a two-day, jam-packed teen-driven “Above the Influence" Kent County conference, presented by the Kent County Prevention Coalition.  It is designed to foster positive attitudes and behaviors
regarding life

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Tax Day FREEBIES! Where Can You Get Em’?

Officially Tax Day is April 15th but not this year!  This year it's later and it has nothing to do with any kind of  government shutdown or anything.  Emancipation Day, which usually falls on April 16, is being observed in Washington, D

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Michigan Cherry Farmer’s Greatest Fear Has Become A Reality [video]

While the warm weather may have been enjoyable for us, it has tricked our cherries and apples into blooming a bit too early.  Why is that a problem?  Well, the warm weather really wasn't the problem but the colder temperatures are night are the problem

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Shhh, River Listeners Can Get $1 Lawn Seats For The West Michigan Whitecaps April 21st Game

Hard to believe that it's "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" time again, but it is!  The Whitecaps season opener was Monday April 9th at Fifth Third ball park when they took on the Bowling Green Hit Rods.

If y

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Here’s Blondie & Blackie’s Story From Crash’s Landing Animal Shelter…

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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Grand Rapids Humane Society Bark In The Park Honors Aura, The Dog

I rememeber seeing this story on the news a number of months ago.  It happened right here in Grand Rapids and it was heartbreaking. 

When Rob Kirkbride's dog, Aura who he walking, was hit & killed by a driver that was distracted earlier this year, he turned to the Humane Society of West Michigan for support.

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Dog Saves Puppy From Drowning In A Pool [video]

I love these stories!  They always go to prove my point, animals are a lot smarter, caring, compassionate and loving, than many people give them credit for.  I can't count the number of times I've heard "They're only a dog or they're only a cat" as if they can't think or feel or care

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Join Me, Kim Carson, At WZZM 13′s Spring Style Party At Art Van April 22nd!

Food, Fashion, Fun, Freebies, Beverages, Music (Brian VanderArk) & Great Style Ideas!  Does it get any better than this?  Nope!

When I was doing my regular Wednesday morning guest hosting segment on Take Five and Company with Catherine Behrendt and Stephanie Webb yesterday, they invited me to join them for their Spring Style Party.  Now THIS

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It’s’ a Racial Thing! Really, This Is Still Going On In 2012?

I was online a few days ago and saw two stories back to back and just thought to myself, "Isn't the younger generation supposed to be making some progress here?"  Aren't they supposed to be smarter than we were?  Aren't they supposed to advanced as a generation and become better than we were?  Isn't each generation supposed to become more advanced?  If so, why are hate crimes still happening?  Why are they still on the rise?  Why are people still being judged on the way they look, the color of their skin, their religion, their ethnic background and beliefs, and their sexual orientation

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West Michigan Boats Are In Their Slips, They’re Ready To Sail, Tourism Is On!

Mother Nature has been very good to West Michigan, well at least the boaters and those hoping for an early Spring.  I still hear some winter snow and ice fans complaining that they were'nt able to get out and enjoy the Winter Wonderland in Michigan this past season

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Downtown Grand Rapids Welcomes Central District Cyclery, A New Bicycle Shop!

A bike, is a bike, is a bike, is a bike, or is it?  Apparently not!  With all the new bicycle lanes popping up all over Grand Rapids city streets, city leaders are calling this new downtown bike shop "another spoke" in the city's wheel of re-development

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How Old Is Your Cat Or Dog? You Think You Know The Answer? Probably Not.

In the past we were told to calculate an animals age simply as 7 years, for every 1 human year.  So in other words if you had your dog as a puppy from 2006 and it is 2012, according to the old method your dog would be 6 human years old and 6 x 7 equals 42 dog years

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