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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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Austrian Town Makes Lip-Dub Video After Being Inspired By Grand Rapids [Video]

The mayor of an Austrian city credits Grand Rapids for inspiring his city's lip-dub video.

The Austrian video is 14 minutes long, which is a new world record. More than 6,000 people danced for 10 hours to make it happen.

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For West Michigan

Trying to figure out when trick-or-treating is happening in your area? We've found a comprehensive list that you can reference!

It seems that all communities here in West Michigan will be doing their trick-or-treating on Friday, Oct. 31 -- Halloween night. 

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Puppy Goes For A Swim With A Hedgehog [Video]

Are you kidding me?!? A puppy AND a hedgehog?!? This might be the best "workday dog break" video I've come across yet.

Meet Hazel and her friend Prickle. An unlikely duo who really enjoy swimming together. 

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Category: Animals, Videos
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Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Police Department
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Squirrel Breaks Into GRPD Squad Car [Photo]

The Grand Rapids Police Department found an unexpected occupant in the back of one of its squad cars the other day.

The GRPD posted a photo on its Facebook page Thursday, that showed a squirrel that had made its way into the car in Eastown. Officers suspect that the squirrel entered though the half-opened rear window of the vehicle.

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Kevin Vickers – Canadian Parliament’s Sergeant-At-Arms – Receives Standing Ovation [Video]

Kevin Vickers, the Canadian Parliament's Sergeant-At-Arms, received a long standing ovation as he led the procession into the House of Commons Thursday Morning. As lawmakers clapped, the man credited with with taking down a gunman at Canada's Parliament appeared emotional.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Dogs In Halloween Costumes [Video]

Meet Maymo and Penny. They're two adorable dogs who seem to be extremely patient. Or, maybe they just love dressing up in Halloween costumes?

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Category: Animals, Halloween, Videos
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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy’s Wildlife Show Hits East Grand Rapids November 23 [Video]

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Aleksandr Ugorenkov/ThinkStock
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RECALL ALERT: Serrano Peppers Sold At Meijer Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Officials are warning the public that some Serrano peppers distributed by Meijer stores in Michigan are potentially contaminated with salmonella.

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Leslie A/YouTube
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Woman Uses Halloween Costume to Tell Husband She’s Pregnant [Video]

After trying for nearly a year to get pregnant, YouTube user Leslie A. took a pregnancy test one day and "voila!" it had finally happened. She knew she needed to come up with a clever way to tell her husband, so she decided to show off her new Halloween costume - a skeleton shirt with a little baby skeleton over the stomach (how cute is that, by the way?)!

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RECALL ALERT: Toyota Expands Airbag Recall, Warns Passengers

Toyota announced Monday that it's re-notifying owners of about 218,000 previously recalled vehicles with front air bags supplied by Takata, and that they are adding 28,515 vehicles in high-humidity areas to that recall.

The Takata airbags can malfunction and blow shrapnel into front passengers' chests and faces.

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Check Out These Otters Eating Sushi From Chopsticks [Video]

Umm... so I thought that watching Golden Retriever puppies playing with pumpkins was going to be the highlight of my day. Little did I know that I was going to come across a video of otters eating sushi that is being fed to them by a zookeeper using chopsticks.

I know, that sounds like something that dreams are made of, but it's real! And it happens at the National Sea Life Center in the UK.

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Category: Animals, Videos
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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – These Puppies Love Fall [Video]

These puppies fall for the first time are making me a little less angry that we're getting closer and closer to winter.

Look at them! They aren't mad about going back to school, or meeting quotas, or setting up budgets for the next fiscal year... Nope! They're just like "Hey! Look at this fun, round, orange thing! Let's play with it!" If only our lives were this simple.

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