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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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‘Les Miserables’ at GRCT in February and March

Les Mis' fans celebrate! The production is coming to Grand Rapids Civic Theater February 28th through March 30th, 2014!

While most community theaters have never been granted rights to produce and perform Les Miserables, GRCT Executive and Artistic Director Bruce Tinker received a call from a license company asking if they'd be interested in producing the show, saying “let me be clear, there was no hesitation in our saying YES

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SB131 Closed At Ann Street

(Updated at 9:45)

Hearing that another church van has crashed. This time it's north of Grand Rapids, on SB131 at Post Drive in Plainfield Township.

WOODTV reports the van was from Wellspring Community Church in Jenison and was carrying middle school students and youth leaders who were coming home from a retreat in Evart.

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Getting word that

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images
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Davenport University Slates Warrior to Worker Resume Workshop

Transition from enlisted military life to civilian life can be difficult for many reasons, not the least of which is finding work after being discharged. Oftentimes, one of the biggest challenges can be translating military service and work into civilian or private sector career

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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

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