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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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West Michigan Whitecaps’ Open House Set Saturday

Here's your personal invitation to the Whitecaps Open House, this Saturday (February 15th, 2014) from 10am to 3pm!

This will be the first time since the fire that people will be allowed into Fifth Third Ballpark!  It's also your first shot at tickets for the 2014 season!  This one is just for people who attend the open house

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Category: Grand Rapids News
Photo illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Subway Removing Chemical From Their Sandwich Bread

This one struck fairly close to home for me because, well, I've been accused of really liking Subway.  A lot.  I mean, I was eating there at least once a day (for a while), have a bunch of Subway cups in my office and all the employees at the Downtown GR location know me by name

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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National Blood Donor Month – Blood Drives This Week

January was National Blood Donor Month and several blood drives in West Michigan have helped to replenish the supply, but your blood donations are still needed.

Because of the bad weather this year and the “crud” going around and getting everyone sick, supplies of blood are still dangerously low

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Davenport University State Business Competition

Tomorrow at Davenport University, it's the Business Professionals Of America post-secondary state competition for Michigan college and university students.  What, exactly, does that mean?

Over 200 students from 15 schools will be competing in various events, including accounting, technology, business skills, public speaking and public presentation skills

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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RECALL: Dog and Cat Food

Pro-Pet is voluntary recalling some dry dog and cat foods because of possible Salmonella contamination.  This includes their Hubbard Life dog and cat food, Joy Combo cat food and QC Plus dog food.

There have been NO reports of illness because of this contamination or recall. An FDA field test showed that items made in a single production line may be contaminated.

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Category: Grand Rapids News

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