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!
Taco Tuesday: Why You Should Be Taking Your Next Instagram Selfie At Ponchos Tacos
If you're searching for a top tier taco with an instagram worthy experience, you can't pass up Poncho's Tacos on 28th Street
Meijer Stores Offering Free N95 Masks in West Michigan Stores
West Michigan Meijer stores are participating in the federal free N95 mask program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you can get yours the next time you visit.
Gluten Free in Beer City? Not a problem: Check out These GF Friendly Restaurants
We may be Beer City USA, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some of the best of West Michigan's restaurant if you're living a gluten free lifestyle. Check out some of these awesome options!
10 West Michigan Places You Can Enjoy This Weekend During Dry January
Looking for something unique and alcohol free to get into this weekend in West Michigan? Check out this list of lesser known but super fun places to hang out at during dry January.
Grand Rapids Public Libraries Are Checking Out With Temporary New Hours
Grand Rapids Public Libraries are temporarily changing their hours due to COVID staffing issues. Here are their new hours and how you can check out books online or curbside until they are back to full power.
Whiskey Isn’t Just A Boys Club: Women And Whiskey Event Comes To Grand Rapids
Whiskey isn't just for cowboys and business men, and while whiskey drinking has always felt like a boys club. Times are changing, because whiskey is for women in West Michigan too.
Laughfest Is Bringing Back The Laughs for Grand Rapids in 2022
Gilda’s LaughFest, presented by Gun Lake Casino, returns to in person for the first time since 2019 on March 16-20. Two hilarious headlining comedians will be returning to make up 2020 appearances, so if you held on to your tickets you'll be able to see them.
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.