Hi, It’s Craig Russell, host of The Afternoon Hustle here on Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR! I have worked in places all over Michigan, but that’s not important. I’m here in West Michigan now, eatin' Fred's Pizza (yum!) buying my milk at Meijer, and playing Classic Hits of the 60's 70's and 80's FOR YOU! Call, email or Facebook the show and be part of the fun!
Just In Time For Lent: Bacon-Wrapped Pizza
If you were thinking of giving up pizza for lent, good luck. Little Caesars is going to make it completely impossible because if you love pizza and you love bacon, this is for you.
Happy 145th Chewing Gum!
One of life's simple pleasures -- and subsequent adornments under tabletops and chair seats -- was patented on this date in 1869: chewing gum.
Hazardous Travel Warning Issued by National Weather Service for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]
Winter officially does not arrive until next month, but it sure feels like it's already here, doesn't it? The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning in effect from this afternoon through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The bottom lines: heavy lake-effect and blowing snow.
Grandville Business On ‘Shark Tank’! [Video]
"Shark Tank" is on Friday nights on ABC, so people might miss it. However, they also rerun it on CNBC weeknights. Bingo! The other night a business from the Grand Rapids area was featured!
Last Gasp of Summer: Looking Forward to Labor Day Weekend
Drat. Summer is almost done. Schools go back next week, at least those who aren't on year-round schedules. Labor Dayis upon us here in West Michigan, which means one long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.
President Richard Nixon: ‘This Is The 37th Time I Have Spoken to You From This Office’
"This is the 37th time I have spoken to you from this office" is how President Richard M. Nixon began his final television speech on August 8, 1974 -- 40 years ago. He was, and still is, the only sitting U.S. president to resign from office.
Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day
The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July. That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice. Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.
July Celebrates Grilling, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream Naturally
A number of special observances are held in July — three of them just naturally go together. It's not only National Grilling Month, but it's also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.
Cheer On U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Outside Today in GR! [Video]
The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays in one its most important international games in a long time when it takes on Belgium today in the World Cup. And you, being the fun-loving patriotic American that you are, can cheer the team on in Grand Rapids!
June 17, 1994: We All Had Some O.J. [Video]
I remember June 17, 1994, like it was yesterday. I lived in Gaylord, and it was 97 degrees that Friday. I stayed the night in an air conditioned hotel room and watched the whole thing on TV like everyone else did. I still can hear the police officer on TV say: "The Los Angeles Police Department, right now, is actively searching for Mr. (O.J.) Simpson” and could hear the audible gasps and whis
Pothole Season Can Definitely Mean Some Rim-Rattling Driving [Video]
It's been a record-breaking winter in terms of snow and cold temperatures. Even though spring is near, pothole season is just getting started.
U.S. Postal Services Unveils Jimi Hendrix Stamp
The U.S. Postal Service was at center stage today at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, with the dedication and release of the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp. Recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Hendrix displayed an innovative style that embraced the influences of rock, R&B, modern jazz and the blues. The Hendrix stamp goes on sale t