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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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Firefighter Proposes To Girlfriend At Staged Fire Call

Seems like there have been so many neat proposals lately. Have there always been really creative proposals but we never heard much about them before social media?

Anyway, check out this video of Houston firefighter Jesse Gonzalez staging a fire scene so he could pop the question to his girlfriend, Houston police officer Olga Peck (who most definitely does not fit the image that likely comes to mind when you hear her name)

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Dog Loves Butterflies [Video]

Meet Champ. Champ is an 11-year-old Golden Retriever who loves to go for walks with his human companion Candice. Candice loves going for walks, too. AND she loves taking photos of Champ as he experiences things.

Imagine both Champ and Candice's surprise when one day on a walk, they encountered a couple of butterflies. And those butterflies seemed to want to befriend Champ. 

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Grand Rapids Market On First Fridays

This Friday, Grand Rapids' "Avenue For the Arts" becomes home to art, music, culture - and The Market On First Fridays!

Running from 5pm to 9pm this Friday, the sidewalks of South Division between Fulton and Cherry Street will be packed with local artists, entertainment and businesses, showcasing some of Grand Rapids’ most talented "doers."

There will be a LOT of activities to enjoy and goods to buy at the

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Summer Water Safety: Do You Know The Signs Of A Person Who Is Drowning?

As "summer vacation season" heats up in Michigan, many people will head to the beach, soak up some sun and spend time in the water. But, what if someone - maybe a family member - was drowning?  Would you realize it?  Do you think it would be like what you see on TV or in the movies?

I ran across a fantastic video showing TRUE signs drowning (hint: there aren't many) and thought it was important to share with you

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RECALL: Ford Escape, Explorer, Taurus and Mercury Mariner

Last week, Ford Motor Company announced recall of nearly 1.5 million vehicles (mainly SUV's) because of concerns about steering problems. Here is a breakdown of the vehicles affected:

2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner, 2011-2013 Ford Explorer

The recall is due to a concern about faulty sensors and electrical connections that may cause a loss of power steering.  Although Ford

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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100.5 The River’s Summer Vacation Fund $10,000 Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jennifer Melton.

She's won $10,000 in 100.5 The River's Summer Vacation Fund cash contest!

Jennifer was driving when we called her to share the news.

Just imagine getting that call on your way to work, right?

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