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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!
Photo courtesy CPSC.gov.
Photo courtesy CPSC.gov.
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RECALL: Baby Dolls From Wal-Mart

Walmart is recalling 174,000 My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby electronic baby dolls.  The CPSC says the doll was sold only at Wal-Mart starting in March 2012.

The doll features electronics that allow it to make "babbling noises" when it is sick; kids can then make the doll better by using the provided stethoscope, feeding spoon, thermometer and syringe

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Tom Cook’s “Workday Dog Break”

This may be the cutest and funniest "dog break" video I've posted thus far.

It shows a dog that really hoping a stranger will throw the stick at his feet. Problem is, the man is a statue. The lack of action or attention doesn't deter this little guy, he just keeps trying and trying and trying!

Dog lovers will laugh to tears from this

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Irresistibly Delicious Appetizers: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

One thing my husband, Dan, has a knack for is creating appetizers that are irresistibly delicious.

I’m talking finger-licking good.

I can’t label everything he makes as healthy, but these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms make the cut! They're loaded with veggies, fresh herbs, parmesan and plenty of lump crab.

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