Contact Us

DJs

Tom Cook2

Tom Cook

Hey, I’m the midday 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 songs you’ve always loved AND new light rock, too.

 

Some people asked “why would you move HERE?” when I started. I answered that question with disbelief and realize that people in Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids.

 

We moved here from the vibrant and clean city (#sarcasm) of Toledo, Ohio, where I was the operations manager for six radio stations.  Before that, I was on-air or programming stations in Philadelphia, New York, Milwaukee, Madison (Wisconsin), 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!

 

Schedule

M-F 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DJs Posts

Alice
[

Alice Is Looking For A Good Home [Sponsored]

Alice, one of the cutest, friendliest dogs to visit our studios, came calling today for "Andy in the Morning" show's Wet Nose Wednesday.

Read More

SamSmith
[

Sam Smith’s Debut Album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ Certified Platinum; Announces 2015 Tour [Video]

Sam Smith's debut album "In The Lonely Hour" has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling more than one million units.

It follows platinum certifications for his debut single, "Stay With Me," and his current smash, "I'm Not The Only One."

Read More

hqdefault
[

Big Sister Wants Little Brother Off Santa’s Naughty List [Video]

This is so adorable. 

A big sister is really concerned that her little brother is going to be on Santa's "naughty list." 

She says: "I want him to be on the good list. Change him to be on the good list." 

Read More

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
[

The Grinch Tries Yoga [Video]

I saw this video floating around today and got a good laugh. 

The yoga instructor says: "All of the sounds that are trapped in your mind ... " just before the Grinch ... .

Well, just watch as the Grinch tries doing yoga!

Read More

Maridav/ThinkStock
Maridav/ThinkStock
[

It’s Not Always the Thought That Counts with Gift Giving

'Tis the season to be gift giving.

Right?

Well, maybe not.

Read More

Ryan McVay/ThinkStock
Ryan McVay/ThinkStock
[

Spending Time with Family Matters Most to Us

Before Thanksgiving, I shared about how I thought the perfect gift for your family was to give them your undivided attention.

Well, with Christmas less than two weeks away, that has me thinking about family even more so these days.

As it turns out, spending time with family is what matters most to us. At least according to The Matter More Project.

Read More

Carsten Koall/Getty Images
Carsten Koall/Getty Images
[

Where Do Millennials Still Mostly Shop? Well, the Mall, Of Course

We constantly hear about how online shopping is making things simpler for everyone, and how shopping local is almost passe.

For those uber shoppers -- young women -- that is definitely not so.

How do I know this? Well, I only need to ask the experts at Teen Vogue.

Read More

Keith Levit/ThinkStock
Keith Levit/ThinkStock
[

Are Any of These Books on Your Shelves or Wish Lists?

Amazon today announced its best-selling books of 2014, just in time for you last-minute Christmas shoppers.

What luck!

"The Invention of Wings," by Sue Monk Kidd, is the best-selling book overall; and John Grisham’s latest novel, "Gray Mountain," is No. 2.

"The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus," by Rick Riordan, is the best-selling kids' and teen-agers' book, followed by "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," by Jeff Kinney.

Read More

ThinkStock
ThinkStock
[

Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Shelter Dogs Melt Your Heart in ‘Puppy for Christmas’ [Video]

I don't know about you, but I love puppies.

And shelter puppies coupled with a Christmas song? C'mon!

Read More

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
[

Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

Read More

Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com
Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com
[

At Home for the Holidays: Pumpkin Spiced Oat Bread

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

I know I’m not the only one that becomes absolutely pumpkin obsessed around the holidays.

Am I right?

There is just something about the season that makes me want to consume pumpkin in every single form.

Read More

One Direction
Getty Images
[

One Direction Named Billboard’s 2014 Artist of the Year [Video]

With the top grossing tour of the year and a No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("Midnight Memories"), One Direction claimed honors as Billboard's 2014 Artist of the Year.

One Direction's "Midnight Memories" included the hit "Story of My Life." The English-Irish group includes Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 100.5 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on 100.5 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!