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Meet our Tail of the Week!

  SILAS Look at that smile! This one-year-old boy could be a model! He’s been at the Humane Society for a just a few weeks, and has already won over the hearts of many volunteers. FUN FACTS:  LIKES: pup cups from Starbucks, Hamburgers from McDonald’s, and taking car rides! LOVES: to chill! Silas will lay next…MORE

Fini$h The Lyric$ !

The Tony Gates Morning Show is doubling their efforts to give you FREE MONEY! Starting Monday, September 23 at 7:10am, caller 17 gets the first chance to play FINISH THE LYRICS. Call 616-459-9797 or 800-882-WLAV. Finish the lyrics correctly & win $97! We’ll play until we have a winner! You’ll have TWO chances each day…MORE

Dennis DeYoung at Four Winds Casino + chance to win tickets!

The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary with Dennis DeYoung will be coming to Four Winds Casino’s Silver Creek Event Center on October 4! Dennis DeYoung is one of the founding members of Styx and will be performing the album in its entirety plus other classic hits! DeYoung is the original voice of Styx. Listen to 97LAV…MORE

BUSH & LIVE at the Allegan County Fair: Recap

The Allegan County Fair has been going on and WLAV was hanging out with BUSH & LIVE as part of their ALT-TIMATE Tour on Saturday September 7th. BUSH started their set with “Machinehead” with Gavin Rossdale (lead singer) using his powerful voice to engage the crowd who all stood and sang with him. If you’re…MORE

Knapp Charter Academy Fund Racer Walk

The Knapp Charter Academy will be hosting their annual Fund Racer Walk on Wednesday, September 11. This year, they will be paying special tribute to all medical personnel and first responders that come and walk with the kids and thank them for allowing them to pay tribute through them to the fallen brothers and sisters…MORE

New Breakfast Restaurant to Open in Grand Rapids

Meritage Hospitality Group plans to open their newest concept, Morning Belle, which will be opening on September 26 in the former Twisted Rooster location at 1600 E Beltline. Morning Belle is a new garden-themed breakfast, brunch and lunch concept and aims to brighten the morning for guests in Grand Rapids. The building has been completely…MORE

LAV Rock-n-Bowl 2019

The LAV 2019 Fall Rock-n-Bowl League is back! We are signing up mixed teams for our Monday, September 9 start at Park Center Lanes at 2222 28th Street SW in Wyoming.  Cost is only $11 a week per bowler! Rock and Bowl to an awesome classic rock soundtrack & win cash and prizes each week…MORE

Longtime 13 On Your Side anchor Lee Van Ameyde dies

Lee Van Ameyde, longtime 13 On Your Side anchor, passed away Friday, August 30. “He spent 39 years of his career at 13 On Your Side as an anchor and a Watchdog reporter. He joined the station in 1977 and held a number of positions including Grand Rapids City Reporter, Weekend Anchor, Producer and Managing…MORE

38 Special coming to Four Winds Casino + chance to win tickets!

38 Special will be at Four Winds Casino on Friday, September 27 at the Silver Creek Event Center! They will be performing hits like “Rockin’ Into The Night”, “Hold on Loosely”, “Back Where You Belong” and more! They have released more than 15 albums since forming in 1976. Listen to 97LAV for your chance to…MORE

Bourbon & Bacon at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

The Tony Gates Morning Show Proudly welcomes THE BOURBON & BACON FEST back to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on Saturday September 21st! We’ve got tickets & we want you to have them! Listen at 7:10am & Play “WORKFORCE JARGON” (Makin’ The Bacon—) to Win Tickets & Qualify for the VIP Package. 10 will win…MORE