Contact Us

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!
National Weather Service Grand Rapids
National Weather Service Grand Rapids
[

Grand River Ice Jam Alert Issued; Flood Watch in Kent and Ottawa Counties

A flood watch is in effect in Kent and Ottawa counties through Friday morning because of the potential for ice jams in the Grand River, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

Read More

hqdefault6
[

Watch This If You Grew Up In the 60s 70s or 80s

So much is made of how the world has changed over the last 20 or more years. And it's true!

Where we used to play all day without checking in, kids now have a cell phone attached to them 24/7.  Where we used to ride a bike without a helmet and hope that common sense and paying attention would keep us safe, now kids have a bunch of options and requirements to protect themselves

Read More

Category: Grand Rapids News
salad with eggs and tomatoes
[

RECALL: Dole Bagged Salad

Dole is recalling certain varieties of bagged salad because of concerns about listeria contamination. This is salad that may be in your fridge or freezer, so check it out when you get home.

The Dole products being recalled are:

  • Dole Italian Blend with UPC code of 7143000819
  • Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend with UPC code of 1111091045
  • Little Salad Bar Italian Salad with UPC code of 4149811014
  • Marketside Italian Style Salad with UPC code of 8113102780

All are coded A058201A or B and have a "use by" of March 12, 2014.

Look in the upper right-hand corner of t

Read More

Category: Grand Rapids News
HumaneSociety
[

Humane Society Of West Michigan Taking The “Rachael Ray Challenge”

Our good friends at the Humane Society Of West Michigan will be competing against other organizations in the "2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray Challenge."  The top prize is $100,000.

The competition involves 50 shelters across the United States and is done with the objective of getting more animals adopted (or returned to their owners) than ever before

Read More

Category: Grand Rapids News
Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images
[

RECALL: More GM Vehicles Added To Previous Recall

General Motors is adding more vehicles to a previously-announced recall of certain compact cars.  Announced today, this one includes SUV's, pickups and certain Cadillac models for defective airbags and other problems.

Additional vehicles affected include:

  • 2008-2009 and 2010-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC A
Category: Grand Rapids News Tags:
This salted dark chocolate energy bark is from a recipe by Dan and Laurenda Marie Bennett. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett)
This salted dark chocolate energy bark is from a recipe by Dan and Laurenda Marie Bennett. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett)
[

Serving Up Some Sweet Treats

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

Hello everyone! I’m Laurenda Marie Bennett, or Ren for short. I like to make mouth-watering recipes made from real, clean and nutrient-dense food. I share recipes and healthy living advice via my blog, Laurenda Marie.

Good health is extremely important to me, but yummy food is, too! So, why not have them both?

My food philosophy is quite simple: Just eat real food! It’s naturally healing, energizing, satisfying and extremely nourishing. I'm thriving, not surviving!

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 100.5 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 100.5 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!