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Jojo Girard

I was born one of a family of eight in Saginaw. We were loud and more often talked 'at' each other than 'to' each other, a skill which is perfect for radio. After graduating from CMU, I worked at a station up north that had as much wattage as a refrigerator light bulb. I went from there to working on a Mexican radio station, where I was eventually kicked out for being an illegal immigrant. My radio travels then took me to the Lakeshore at 104.5 WSNX and then on to Baltimore, where I enjoyed a modicum of success, which in this business is rewarded with a shove out the door. So I roamed back here to my home state and WFGR, having missed the ability to surf in fresh water. In my spare time, I enjoy hurting myself with homemade CrossFit workouts and flinging paint on canvas and calling it 'art'. I also have three daughters, who think I teach college for a living.
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The Top Ten Cheap Beers You Used To Drink (And Probably Still Do) [Video]

In honor of Michigan being named the cheapest place to buy beer in the nation, my listeners and I came up with this list of cheap beers you drank when times were tough.

But let's face it, times are ALWAYS tough. And while many of these brews no longer exist, they live on in our deep, dank memories. Bad, bad memories.

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Category: Humor, Lists, Videos
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What Is Michigan’s One BIG Thing? And Where Is It? I Can’t Find It

Someone posted a list of the one BIG thing each state has that's bigger than any other state. (According to the Guinness Book of World Records)

For example, Illinois has the biggest rocking chair . . . New York has the largest butter sculpture . . . and Ohio has the largest collection of Troll dolls.

So what is Michigan's biggest thing? I'll bet you never heard of it before.

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The ABC’s Of Michigan’s Annual List Of Banned Vanity License Plates

It's someone's job in state government in Lansing to try and think of every nasty and possibly insulting name they can imagine to ban those license plates from our innocent eyes on Michigan roads.

With a list of well over 27,000 banned names, they've covered almost every angle.

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Longtime South Haven Teacher To Receive Medal Of Honor For Vietnam Heroics 48 Years Ago [Video]

In May of 1969, Pfc. James McCloughlan, a combat medic, crawled onto a battlefield near Tam Ky, in then South Vietnam and helped rescue many of his comrades during a firefight.

On July 31, the South Haven native will be honored for his actions with the highest military award.

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Grand Rapids Video Round Up: Griffins Celebrate, A Car Crash On Division, And Shelf Clouds Over Wyoming

A quick check of the old YouTube shows quite a bit of Grand Rapids footage posted recently, including some of the thunderstorms that rumbled through GR Saturday, the Griffs celebration, a car wreck on Division and for some reason nine year old footage of Van Halen at Van Andel Arena. 

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Third Graders Do An Adorable Cover Version Of The Accidentals’ ‘Michigan And Again’ [Video]

The Accidentals' love letter to our state, a song called 'Michigan and Again', has been covered by a group of third graders from up north, with the kids making an earnest effort to keep true to the original. I would say they succeeded.

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