Hi my name is Laura Hardy and I’m the co-host of the Big Joe Show. I’ve been working in radio since 2006, coming from stations in Louisville, Elizabethtown and Bowling Green, KY before moving to my new home in West Michigan in late 2021. I’m a huge nerd- I love everything comic books and video games. I’m also a fan of cosplay and comic cons. When I’m not playing music, I love concerts of all kinds so don’t be shocked if you see me dancing at the intersection this weekend. I spend most of my time being sarcastic, going on road trips with my boyfriend and our dog, and riding my longboard. I’m so excited to have fun with you every single morning!
Have You Ever Wanted To Name A Snowplow?
Have you ever wanted to name something people see every single day? Or, maybe you're the special sort of crazy that would rather name something people see every single day AFTER YOURSELF!
10 Adorable West Michigan Dogs You Should Be Following On Instagram
Sure, we all have instagram to keep up with our friends, family and community. But do you ever find yourself scrolling and feeling bad? Maybe it's about time you switch up your friends list and follow some of the cutest dogs that West Michigan has to offer.
Lowell Fire Department Welcomes a PAWSitive New Chief
The Lowell Fire Department has a new chief, and he's SUCH A GOOD BOY
Gun Lake Casino Warms Hearts With Generous Donation for Heat
The next time you spin the big wheel on the floor at Gun Lake Casino, you could be helping your neighbors win here in West Michigan.
West Michigan Brewery Getting An Energizing New Start
One Grand Rapids brewery's parent company is looking to change ownership, and the company buying them is anything but traditional when it comes to the world of craft beer.
Grand Rapids Toy Company Closes Doors After Massive Customer Complaints
One Grand Rapids toy company has caused more frowns than smiles after receiving nearly 100 Better Business Bureau complaints over the last few years, causing them to close their doors.
10 MDOT Snow Plow Names That Just Make Sense
So without a doubt, you've probably seen a few of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) snow trucks out and about this winter. But have you ever thought about the fact each one of those snowplow comes with a name we they can tell them apart? Here are some of the best puns we found on the list...
You May Be More Likely To Get Bed Bugs If You Live In These Michigan Cities
Orkin just posted its 2022 list of the top cities for BEDBUGS. They rank the top 50 cities for bed bugs each year by looking at how many people used exterminators over the past 12 months. What about the mitten? Are we safe from bed bugs? Not exactly.
Make Sure You Sign Up For These Grand Rapids Birthday Freebies Before Your Special Day
But sometimes it’s not just about the presents, one of the best perks of your birthday is all of the freebies you can collect around Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Whether you have a pile of gifts waiting for you, or you’re like me and new to town and looking to have some fun by yourself, there are tons of options to treat yourself on your special day when it rolls around!
Mobile Happy Lights Are Coming To You in West Michigan
It's that time of the year where lots of people get the blues. Cold weather, shorter days, and the holiday fun is over. But, if you're looking to catch a vibe now that all of the Christmas lights are being put away, you're still in luck.
5 Best Locally Owned Coffee Spots in Grand Rapids You Can’t Miss
Grand Rapids is no stranger to great coffee shops. And while you can easily default to Dunkin, Starbucks, or the even more locally known Bigby's coffee, there's something special about having a cup at a one-of-a-kind shop with some character, and here are some of my favorites I've found along the way...