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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!

 

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

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Michigan Named Most Romantic State in the U.S.

This isn't shocking to any of us that live here: Michigan is the most romantic state in the United States.

That's the reality, at least according to Redbox. Its research shows that Michiganders watched more romantic movies in 2014 than any other state.

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Martha Stewart is Really Excited About this Coconut

I will never be as excited about anything as Martha Stewart is about this coconut.

She took to Instagram on Thursday to show us a bunch of pictures of her beloved coconut and tell us all sorts of great things about it. Seriously.

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shironekoshiro via YouTube
shironekoshiro via YouTube
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Here Are Two Cats With Wine Glasses on Their Heads [Video]

Yesterday, I shared a video of a tiny kitten playing with baby ducks. Today, I'm sharing something that may not be quite as cute, but may be more awesome -- two cats hanging out with wine glasses on their heads. 

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Yes, I know that's a baby chicken, not a duck. (Tony Campbell/ThinkStock)
Yes, I know that's a baby chicken, not a duck. (Tony Campbell/ThinkStock)
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Kitten Climbs Into a Box of Baby Ducks [Video]

This is, without a doubt, one of the cutest baby animal videos I've ever seen in my life.

A tiny, adorable baby kitten decided to climb into a box of baby ducks and try to make friends with them. Sort of. 

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Category: Animals, Videos
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It’s National Chocolate Day! Yum! [Video]

Americans typically purchase more than 58 million pounds of chocolate just for Valentine's Day.

It's National Chocolate Day today! Let's celebrate with some chocolatey ideas, suggestions and factoids.

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Irina Igumnova/ThinkStock
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Consumers Energy Sending Workers to Help Out with Snowstorm in Northeastern U.S.

Consumers Energy is sending more than 50 employees to the northeastern U.S. to assist in snowstorm relief.

"We are ready and willing to assist East Coast communities as they prepare for a storm that could cause significant damage," said Michele Kirkland, Consumers Energy vice president of energy operations. "We have been fortunate in the past to be helped by out-of-state crews, and with fair weather here in Michigan, this is an opportunity for us to help them."

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Louise and Albinism via YouTube
Louise and Albinism via YouTube
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Baby With Albinism Sees Mom’s Face for the First Time [Video]

A video showing a baby with albinism seeing her mom's face for the first time has gone viral online.

The video, published just a few days ago, has already been viewed over 5 million times as of the writing of this article.In it, we see sweet baby Louise getting her first pair of glasses.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Husky and Baby Chick are Best Friends [Video]

When I saw this, I knew it was too cute not to share.

Meet Gohan the husky and his new best friend - a baby chick. 

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Category: Animals, Videos
Sarah Sell, WZZM-13
Sarah Sell, WZZM-13
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Paul Medawar Jewelry on Plainfield Ave. Robbed

UPDATE (12:35 p.m.): WZZM-13's investigative reporter John Hogan is reporting that as of 12:35 p.m. the Kent County Sheriff's Department has three suspects in custody following a traffic stop on eastbound I-96 near M-6.

(12:30 p.m.) Kent County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a robbery at Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry.

The robbery happened just after noon at the jewelry store, which is located on Plainfield Ave. 

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Harold "Butch" Knight, Courtesy of the Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Harold "Butch" Knight, Courtesy of the Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept.
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Husband Wanted in Allegan County Slaying Seen in Maine

The husband of Sara Lee Knight, the woman whose body was found Jan. 13, is wanted for her alleged slaying and has been spotted in Maine, according to WZZM-13.

Allegan County sheriff's deputies are investigating the case as an apparent homicide. 

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New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman Recreates ‘Growing Pains’ Opening Credits With Teammates

In a stroke of genius, or maybe a way to distract people from "Deflategate", one of the players for the New England Patriots did something completely awesome.

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman did an awesome and hilarious video for Throwback Thursday. Throwback Thursday is where people take to Facebook and Twitter to show a picture or video from their past.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break — Golden Retriever is Mesmerized by Video of Another Gold Retriever

This Golden Retriever is totally mesmerized by a video of another dog (who looks just like her!) on the computer.

Maybe she's jealous? I mean, that other dog looks like it's having a TON of fun. That move at the end there? I think Josie is trying to join that dog in whatever fun game it is that it's playing.

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Category: Animals, Videos

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