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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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GRPD To Start Ticketing Cars Parked In Bike Lanes

Starting next month, the city of Grand Rapids will be ticketing drivers who park in bike lanes. Bike lanes have been here in Grand Rapids since 2010, and as of today, there are 55 miles of bike lanes around the city. That number is increasing all the time.

City commissioners approved an amendment to the General Traffic Regulations Ordinance at a meeting in September. That amendment will allow the GRPD to begin ticketing drivers parked in bike lanes.

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Dairy Queen Latest to Suffer Customer Card Breach

Dairy Queen is the latest national retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data.

The company said on Thursday that hackers may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates at 395 stores nationwide between August and October, including one in Muskegon and one in the Woodland Mall in Kentwood. The company says that they have fixed the problem.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Induction Nominees

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Paralyzed Woman Walks Down The Aisle With Her Dad At Her Wedding [Video]

27-year-old Gina Giaffoglione of McClelland, Iowa was in a car crash six years ago, and ended has been paralyzed from the bellybutton down ever since.

After her boyfriend proposed to her in 2012, she decided she wanted to walk down the aisle with her dad, Gary, at her wedding. That doesn't mean she expected to recover from her injury, though .She was just determined to make it happen.

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Category: Inspirational, Videos
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Stars Unite for Charity Remake of Beach Boys’ ‘God Only Knows’ [Video]

The video features Lorde in angel wings, Elton John covered in butterflies, and Stevie Wonder surrounded by diamonds and it's pretty spectacular. More than 20 superstars from the music world came together with the BBC for a remake of the Beach Boys' hit, "God Only Knows," and original Beach Boy Brian Wilson got in on the action, too.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Dog Dances In A Fountain [Video]

Martha Bellingham, like most of us, has a lot on her mind when she makes her way back to work every afternoon and usually doesn't pay any attention to distractions. Recently, though, she learned a great life lesson, to slow down and enjoy how awesome life can be. Who managed to teach her such a profound thing? A dog. Named Sasha.

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Wednesday Morning’s Lunar Eclipse Will Create ‘Blood Moon’

 

The second (and last) total lunar eclipse of 2014 will be happening early Wednesday morning, just before sunrise here in the Eastern Time Zone. During the eclipse, the moon will appear a coppery red color, which is referred to as a "blood moon". The moon will appear red because of all the sunsets and sunrises from the Earth that will reflect onto the moon's surface. 

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