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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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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Dogs Rolling Down A Hill

It's been a while since I posted a "work day dog break". Not that I haven't come across TONS of videos of adorable dogs, I've just been busy informing you of other things that are going on. But, when I came across this video compilation, I had to share it.

Behold! Nearly two minutes of puppies rolling down hills.

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Category: Animals, Videos
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Pirates To Take Over Downtown Grand Rapids On August 9th

"Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship", is coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum this October. Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 7.

In celebration of this, Pirate Takeover Day will be held August 9th all around Downtown Grand Rapids.

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Girl Cries Because She Doesn’t Want Her Baby Brother To Grow Up [Video]

This is one of the sweetest things that I've ever seen!

We hear so much about sibling rivalry, and the jealousy of older kids when babies come into their family. But this little girl just wants her baby brother to remain a baby forever. 

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Category: Family / Kids, Videos
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Police Searching For Missing Muskegon Man

Muskegon Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man.

Mark Davey, 49, was last seen around 3:00am on Saturday, July 26 in the 900 block of Williams Street in Muskegon. He was reported missing by his caregiver later Saturday afternoon.

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Category: West Michigan News
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Grand Rapids Baker Wins TV Doughnut Competition

A Grand Rapids baker is the newest winner of the Cooking Channel's "Donut Showdown".

Torrence O'Haire won a $10,000 Grand Prize in the competition on the show that aired this past Friday. O'Haire is the chef at Propaganda Doughnuts, and he impressed the judges with his China-town themed barbecue spiced-bread doughnut, chocolate cake doughnut, French eclair and dim-sum doughnut.

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Dog Is So Excited To See Family Member After Two Years That She Passes Out [Video]

The people out there that say that pets don't experience emotions are dead wrong. Just look at this video and tell me that this dog isn't emotional!

Casey the Schnauzer was so excited to see a family member return home after two years of working in Slovenia, that she nearly passed out completely.

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Category: Animals, Videos
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Grand Rapids Home For Veterans Receives Donation For Repairs

The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has received a $25,000 dollar donation to help repair its amphitheater.

The check was presented to organizers from the Veterans Home on Saturday, during the their annual carnival that honors service members and their families.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Photo courtesy of WZZM-13
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WZZM-13 Morning News Gets New Co-Anchor – Dan Harland

Our media partners over at WZZM, conducted a nationwide search for a weekday AM news co-anchor and found the best candidate for the job right here in Grand Rapids! WZZM 13 proudly announced Monday morning that their choice for AM co-anchor is Dan Harland.

Dan replaces Derek Francis, who left at end of May. Dan will join Lauren Stanton and meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer in early August.

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Grand Rapids Jaycees Asking For Donations To Help Rebuild Santa’s Sleigh

I know that it's only July, but help is needed right now to rebuild Santa's sleigh.

The Grand Rapids Jaycees are attempting to raise $25,000 as part of a "Community Grant Challenge" to rebuild the sleigh that Santa rides into Grand Rapids as the finale of the Art Van Santa Parade every year.( This year's parade will be on November 22nd.)

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New YMCA To Be Built In Cascade Township

The plans for a new YMCA in Cascade has been approved.

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Coast Guard Festival Kicks Off Friday In Grand Haven

Coast Guard Festival kicks off Friday in Grand Haven! This year it is expected to attract thousands of people to the area over the next ten days.

Coast Guard Festival has something for everyone including live music, parades, fireworks, and plenty of food.

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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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