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Hi, It’s Craig Russell, host of The Afternoon Hustle here on Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR! I have worked in places all over Michigan, but that’s not important. I’m here in West Michigan now, eatin' Fred's Pizza (yum!) buying my milk at Meijer, and playing Classic Hits of the 60's 70's and 80's FOR YOU! Call, email or Facebook the show and be part of the fun!  
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Supertramp Co-Founder Rodger Hodgson Readies Fall Tour [Video]

Roger Hodgson co-founded the progressive rock band Supertramp in 1969.

The performer, composer and lyricist was a driving force behind making Supertramp a phenomenon. He wrote, sang and arranged enduring rock-and-roll standards such as "Breakfast in America," "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home," "The Logical Song," "Dreamer," "It's Raining Again," "School" and "Fool's Overture."

With Supertramp's "Crime of the Century" album marking its 40th anniversary this fall, Hodgson is heading out on tour next month.

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Neil Diamond Releasing ‘Melody Road’ Next Week, Heading Out on Tour in 2015 [Audio]

He may be a 73-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but Neil Diamond isn't showing any signs of slowing down any time soon.

Diamond is releasing a new album titled "Melody Road" on Oct. 21 and is going on tour next year, kicking off in Allentown, Pa., on Feb. 27 and ending up in Denver on May 31 -- with a March 20 performance at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills.

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WGN America Renews Drama ‘Manhattan’ For Second Season [Video]

WGN America has ordered a second season of its original drama "Manhattan."

"Manhattan" is set in Los Alamos, N.M., at what is now Los Alamos National Laboratory against the backdrop of the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb during World War II.

The show, which airs at 10 p.m. Sunday nights on Chicago's WGN-TV, has its first-season finale on Oct. 19.

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Grandville Business On ‘Shark Tank’! [Video]

I have talked about it before: "Shark Tank" is one of my TV guilty pleasures.

It's on Friday nights on ABC, so I miss it sometimes, like many people do. They also rerun it on CNBC weeknights. Bingo!

The other night a business from the Grand Rapids area was featured!

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Last Gasp of Summer: Looking Forward to Labor Day Weekend

Drat. Summer is almost done.

Schools go back next week, at least those who aren't on year-round schedules.

Labor Dayis upon us here in West Michigan, which means one long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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West Michigan Whitecaps’ Magical Season Continues …

The West Michigan Whitecaps, have had a great season so far. Very few bad weather days and nights at Fifth Third Ballpark, a fine team on the field that has already made the playoffs, and the usual assortment of great food, family fun, and wacky promotions.

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Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day

The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July.

That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice.

Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Rick James’ Motown Catalog Re-Released, New Biography ‘Glow’ Out [Video]

Rick James is the “Super Freak” hitmaker singer, producer, innovator and pioneer in the fusion of funk, R&B, rock and soul.

Today, Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing James’ entire Motown catalog in a 109-track "Complete Motown Albums" digital box set, which includes all nine of his albums. The music reissues coincide with publication of his biography, "Glow," written by David Ritz and published by Atria Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint.

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