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Tom Cook

Hey, I’m the “new guy” here at 100.5 The River.  We’ll get to hang out for part of your workday and the drive home while you’re listening to Today’s Best Mix without the rap. Some people asked “why would you move HERE?” when I started.  I answer that question with disbelief and realize that people in GR simply don’t realize what a great city they have.  Grand Rapids is just a fantastic city.  The people, the downtown, the festivals, the philanthropy of our ‘famous families’ … the list goes on and on.  The VIBE of this city is just incredible.  Those who say “why would you move HERE?” clearly don’t realize how crappy most other similar sized cities are compared to GR. We moved here from the vibrant and clean city (#sarcasm) of Toledo, OH where I was the Operations Manager for six radio stations.  Before that, I was on-air or programming stations in Philadelphia, New York City, Milwaukee, Madison, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and Waterloo (Iowa). My wife and I met in Madison and were married four days after 9/11.  We have two “furry kids” named Ollie (yellow lab/bassett/corgi) and Chester (bassett). I’m also the Program Director for Channel 95-7 and 100.5 The River, so if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints (I welcome compliments, too), just email or call me!
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I-96 Lane Closures Could Cause Weekend Travel Headaches

While the weather isn't quite as warm as most of us would like it to be, it IS officially Spring here in West Michigan and among other things, that means that it's time for road construction season to begin.

This weekend travelers on I-96 both east and westbound could experience some headaches due to lane closures.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Great Dane Slide [Video]

Sometimes in the animal kingdom, the most unlikely of pairs become best friends.

That's exactly what happened between this Basenji puppy and this Great Dane. The Basenji isn't content to just cuddle NEXT to the Great Dane, he has to cuddle on TOP of him. Unfortunately, the Great Dane's smooth coat doesn't make that easy.

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RECALL ALERT: GM Recalls 140,000 Malibus Due To Brake Problems

Today, General Motors added two recalls to its growing this year, pushing the total number of vehicles recalled for fixes in 2014 to more than 8.5 million in the U.S. alone.

The company is recalling more than 140,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize cars to fix a problem with the power-assisted brakes, plus another 477 full-size pickup trucks for a steering issue.

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