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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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Snowstorm’s Snowfall Piles Up Over a Foot in Parts of West Michigan [Infographic]

Welcome back to winter, with snowfall totals from the snowstorm plowing into greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan piling up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

Plus, more -- 2 to four inches is being forecast -- is coming along with wind chills below zero degrees, gusting winds up to 30 miles per hour and blowing and drifting snow making travel hazardous with a winter storm warning in effect until this afternoon.

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Fifth Third River Bank Run Announces Changes to 2015 Race

Organizers for the Fifth Third River Bank Run have made some changes in advance of the 38th annual race.

The official charity this year is Stand Up To Cancer. The organization will receive $1 from every paid entry into the race and participants will contribute to the charity in exchange for event day "technical" shirt upgrades.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Dachshund Batman & Robin Fight Crime [Video]

I haven't done a workday dog break in quite some time, but this short video I came across today had to be shared.

We all want a crime-fighting duo out there protecting us, but how cool would it be if that crime-fighting duo was comprised of Daschunds (wiener dogs)?!?

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100.5 The River’s January 2015 Top Songs Playlist

REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling"

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RECALL ALERT: GM Recalls 83,000 SUVs and Trucks for Faulty Ignitions

General Motors closed out 2014 with one final recall on an issue that has plagued them company all year: faulty ignitions.

GM is recalling 83,572 SUVs and trucks because a faulty ignition may move out of the "start" position causing the vehicle to stall and the airbags not to deploy in the event of a crash.

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