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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 songs you’ve always loved AND new light rock, too.

 

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!

 

Schedule

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

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Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease On The Rise In Kent County

The Kent County Health Department is reporting an increase in the incidences of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Kent County.

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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces Dates For 2015 Festival

Gilda's LaughFest will be back in 2015 for its fifth edition of providing laughs to West Michigan and money to Gilda's Club Grand Rapids.

The comedy festival will run from March 5 until March 15, 2015.

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Blueberry Season: Watermelon Blueberry Mint Salad

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

It’s very likely I ate more watermelon making this watermelon bluerry mint salad than what actually ended up in it.

Plus, it's blueberry season in Michigan!

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Residential Parking Permits Coming To One Grand Rapids Neighborhood

Residential parking permits are pretty common in big cities, and now they're coming to Grand Rapids (at least in one neighborhood).

People who live in the Belknap Lookout region will have residential parking permits, which will cost them $30 for a year.

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RECALL: Fruit Sold At Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart

A company in California has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots (a type of plum) because of concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Fulton Street Bridge Closed For Construction in Downtown Grand Rapids Until Late August

It seems you can't get anywhere in Grand Rapids these days without running into some kind of construction. On Monday afternoon, things got even more complicated at MDOT shut down the Fulton Street bridge for construction. It will remained closed until Aug. 25. 

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Grand Rapids Public Schools To Lay Off 90+ Employees

On Monday, the Grand Rapids Public Schools Board unanimously approved laying off more than 90 of its employees.

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Facebook Introduces New ‘Save’ Feature

Facebook came out with yet another new feature on Monday that will allow you to save pages that interest you and access them at a later, more convenient time.

This is great for someone like me who often sees things of interest on Facebook but doesn't have time to read the article attached. (I never seem to be able to remember who posted about it, and then I never get to read it.)

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Grand Rapids’ 5K Foamfest Organizers Cancel Race – Offer No Refund

Organizers of a 5K run in Grand Rapids have cancelled their event and are refusing to issue refunds to runners. In fact, instead of a refund, racers are being offered free registration to other races in the future.

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‘Phantom Of The Opera’ Coming To Grand Rapids In 2016

If you are a fan of Phantom Of The Opera I have good news for you! The show will be making its premiere in Grand Rapids in 2016 at the DeVos Performance Hall thanks to Broadway Grand Rapids!

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Lays Releases Finalists For New Chip Flavor

In the past we've been given options like cheesy garlic bread, chicken and waffles, and sriracha, and this year the flavor options are just as varied.

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Road Closures Planned in Grand Rapids This Weekend

Road crews are going to be pretty busy this weekend.

There will be a ramp closure on US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids, plus lane closures at tons of locations around the city. Here's the full list from MDOT:

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