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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

DJs Posts

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Dog Gets The Mail From the Postal Delivery Man

You've heard the stories that dogs hate any type of service worker that comes to their house, or even NEAR their house, right?  Sometimes, it's true.  And sometimes, well...

Meet a sweet Golden Retriever who meets the mailman at the fence

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Labor Fest 2014 Today in Grand Rapids’ Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Hard to believe September is here, isn't it? Seems like the summer went awfully fast.

But here it is, Labor Day. And if you're looking for something to do today, I'd like to point you toward Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids for Labor Fest 2014!

Labor Fest runs from 11 a

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Re/Max of Grand Rapids’ Grand Rapids Balloon Festival Gets Aloft Friday, Saturday in Wyoming

The first annual Grand Rapids Balloon Festival launches on Friday and Saturday.

Twenty-one hot air balloons from across the midwestern U.S., including the iconic Re/Max balloon, are taking part, according to festival organizer Re/Max of Grand Rapids.

The festival includes goings-on starting at 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday on the grounds of the corporate headquarters of Gordon Food Service, 1300 Gezon Parkway SW in Wyoming.

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RECALL: Various Model In-Wall Air Conditioner/Heat Pumps

Here's another recall to tell you about.  This will likely not apply if you're a homeowner, but may be more important if you're in a condo, apartment or own residential or commercial property.

A recall has been issued for certain Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International "Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump" units

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Grand Rapids’ Grand Crossings Bridge Walk on Labor Day

The yearly Grand Crossings Bridge Walk is set for Monday morning in downtown Grand Rapids.

The walk will start at 8 a.m. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and will be led by Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell.

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Rare Blond Penguin Spotted In Antarctica (Click Through To See It)

All of us here at The River love furry and feathered animals. Usually that means dogs or cats. But what about penguins?

You probably saw the "March Of the Penguins" movie narrated by Morgan Freeman

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Motorcyclist Crashes And Lands On Car’s Roof

Have you seen this video?  This was floating around the "interwebs" late last week.

The is from a dashcam in a car.  It's uneventful, until a car in the right lane signals and merges left - just about the time a motorcycle is attempting to speed through the rolling traffic jam

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Workday Pig Break: Tiny Pig Frolicking In The Grass [Video]

I know that usually I give you a workday dog break, but today I decided to change it up a bit. Mostly because I came across this Vine video of an adorable tiny pig frolicking through the grass.

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Golf Ball Hits Man In Head and Leaves Huge Welt

I saw this story while clicking around last week. Well, I didn't see the story so much as the picture. It shows a man's forehead after being hit by a golf ball that was driven by another player.

It was posted on Twitter by @StinaSternberg, who is

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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15-Year-Old Makes History At The U.S. Open

Happened to catch this earlier today on TV and the on social media.

A girl from California became the youngest girl to win a US Open match in nearly 20 years.  She won her set 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 over an opponent from Slovakia

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Woman Texts Person Who Stole Van, Van Is Returned

File this in the "wow, you don't hear that every day" category.

A single mom's van was stolen from a store in Missouri.  She remember that her husband's cell was still in the car, so she sent it a text and asked that the van be returned

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Ice Bucket Challenge Being Used By Scammers

No doubt you've seen a lot of videos on social media of friends and celebrities taking the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise money for ALS.

As with any phenomenon, the low-lifes and dregs of society ruin it for their own gain

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Category: Grand Rapids News

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