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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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Police Searching for Suspect Following Wyoming Credit Union Robbery

Wyoming police are searching for a man who they say robbed the ATL Credit Union, 841 36th St. SW in Wyoming, at gunpoint late Friday morning.

The robbery was reported around 11:45 a.m. EST.

In a news release, police said the man entered the credit union with a handgun and then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

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Jani Bryson/ThinkStock
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Little Girl Does Not Want to Build a Snowman [Video]

I haven't even seen the movie "Frozen", but I've heard references to it so many times I don't even feel like I need to.

Kids can't get enough of it, though. Except this little girl. Her name is Emma, she does not like her dad's "Frozen" references, and she does NOT want to build a snowman. 

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Frenk Kaufmann/ThinkStock
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Cat is Totally Confused by a Marshmallow [Video]

I've heard that cats will eat pretty much anything. But apparently, marshmallows don't fall into that category because according to this video, cats don't have any idea what they are or what to do with them.

Watch this cat lick this marshmallow, wonder if that was the right thing to do, and then continue trying to figure out what the heck this little white ball even is. 

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Category: Animals, Videos
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DanielVilleneuve/ThinkStock
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Woman Pulls Final Prank on Family With Fake Obituary

Norma Brewer, 83, of Fairfield, Fla. died in January of a stroke. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and as it turns out, a big fan of practical jokes.

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This is not one of his tricks. (AnetaPics/ThinkStock)
This is not one of his tricks. (AnetaPics/ThinkStock)
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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Jack Russell Does 35 Tricks [Video]

This is one talented dog! I've met a few Jack Russell Terriers in my day, and they're all pretty smart. I don't think I've ever met one that can do this many tricks, though!

Okay, so maybe calling some of these things "tricks" is a bit of a stretch, but this is still pretty cool to see.

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Category: Animals, Videos
Photo Courtesy of the Allegan County Sheriff's Department
Photo Courtesy of the Allegan County Sheriff's Department
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New Photos Released of Husband Accused of Murder His Wife in Allegan

The Allegan County Sheriff's Department has released a new photo and details about a man wanted for the murder of his wife.

Harold "Butch" Knight is suspected of murdering his wife, Sarah, at their home on January 13. 

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Zoonar RF/ThinkStock
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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
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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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Category: Animals, Videos
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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Serhiy Zavalnyuk/ThinkStock
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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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