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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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Middle School Math Teacher Wins $1 Million On ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ [Video]

I couldn't tell you the last time that I watched "Wheel Of Fortune", but when I saw this video making the rounds online, the title drew me in. Teachers are so often underpaid and undervalued, I was pretty happy that I was about to watch a middle school math teacher win a bunch of money. And I'm glad that I did. 

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Home Depot Says Credit Card Breach Put 56 Millions Cards At Risk

Home Depot announced on Thursday that the security breach it reported this month allowed online thieves to steal information from 56 million credit and debit cards. If so, this breach will end up being much worse in terms of data loss than a similar attack late last year on Target

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RECALL: Children’s Swings From IKEA

Though we don't have and IKEA store here in West Michigan, I know many who have traveled to the closest stores to buy furniture and other things from the popular store, so I thought I should pass this information along.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of IKEA children’s swings stating that they pose a fall hazard.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Puppy Confused By New Water Bowl [Video]

Dogs are pretty smart, but any change in their normal routine can really throw them off. New furniture, new people, and as it turns out new water bowls, can really confuse them.

This thirteen-week-old Landseer puppy named Dethan got a new, larger water bowl. Dethan seems a little unsure as to whether it's for drinking out of, or swimming in.

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Bear Cub Dances On A Pole, Steals Golf Ball [Video]

Well, now I want a baby bear.

There's a video making the rounds of a bear cub that walked onto a golf course in Canada recently and started playing with the flag stick in one of the holes (does it have a technical name? I'll have to ask Andy Rent). When it got sick of dancing, the cub actually picked up someone's golf ball in its mouth and walked off with it.

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