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!
What is AQI and Why is Michigan’s Number So High This Week?
You may keep hearing about how Michigan and other states are experiencing a high "AQI" due to the Canadian wildfires, but what does that mean?
Pay Attention: Here’s When Michigan’s New Distracted Driving Law Goes Into Effect
Driving while texting or distracted could cost you up to $250 in Michigan, find out when the new law goes into effect.
Grand Rapids Woman’s Warning Raises Awareness of Risks at The Alpine Target
This woman's experience isn't unique, but she's warning others of what to watch out for at the Target on Alpine in Grand Rapids.
Where you’ll find Paul Wahlberg Grilling Out For You And Your Dog in Grand Rapids
Grab a burger for you and your dog for a good cause from one of America's most famous celebrity chefs today in Grand Rapids.
Hope For Hope: Abandoned Dog Unites East Grand Rapids Neighborhood to Save A Life
Hope may have lost all hope before she was found in this East Grand Rapids neighborhood, but now she's the face of a movement.
This Michigan City Was Named One Of The Worst in America To Raise A Family
It may not be fair, but this Michigan city made the list yet again this year for being one of the hardest to raise a family in America.
Did You See the ‘Blizzard’ that Hit East Grand Rapids This Week?
Don't panic, it's not THAT kind of white stuff.
Does Indiana Now Have the Worst Welcome Sign in America?
Let's be honest, it wasn't great before but this isn't exactly an upgrade for the Hoosier state.
Grand Rapids Plans To Welcome a New Sister City From Ukraine
Grand Rapids already has multiple sister cities around the world, and in June we'll be welcoming a new one to our family.
The Grand Rapids Public Library Summer Reading Challenge Is Back For All Ages
No excuse to be bored this summer with the Grand Rapid Public Library's summer reading challenge
Maybe They Should Try These Alternative Slogans For Ohio’s New Tourism Campaign
Why is Ohio So Obsessed with Michigan Families?
Did you know That Tina Turner Once Played A Show in Grand Rapids?
Can you believe the Queen of Rock 'N' Roll once played for 3,500 people right here in Grand Rapids?