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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

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

Foreigner & Beer!

Classic Rock 97LAV and Broad Leaf Local Beer welcomed Foreigner band members, Bruce Watson and Michael Bluestein, this past Saturday, August 10, and all we can say is, it was a BLAST! This was an exclusive ticketed event where everyone who got tickets could enjoy some beer while Foreigner played some acoustic songs! Plus, everyone…MORE

Detroit Lions 2019

Your NFL home for Sunday Night Football, The Playoffs & The Superbowl is the new home for your Detroit Lions— HEAR THE ROAR all season on Classic Rock 97LAV DETROIT LIONS 2019 Schedule PRE-SEASON Week    Date        Day                     Opponent           Game Time P1           Aug. 8     Thursday           vs. Patriots          7:30 PM P2           Aug. 17…MORE

Yackers & Hackers 2019

Classic Rock 97LAV and The Tony Gates Morning Show present the 24th Annual Yackers and Hackers –  Uncle Buck Memorial Golf Outing at the North Kent Golf Course in Rockford on Sunday, August 18 with a 9am shotgun start. Get your foursome in today for just $300 ($75 per person) with proceeds to benefit Rett…MORE

#Oops: Swinging An Axe At A Wood Shield

A video on the reddit forum WCGW has gone viral after a weapons demonstration goes wrong. If anyone knows the language and can translate, we’d love to know what they’re saying. WCGW If My Trainer Swings An Axe At Me While I Defend Using A Flimsy Shield & A Crappy Mallet from r/WhatcouldgowrongMORE

Actor Rip Torn Has Died

Rip Torn, the actor known for his roles in “Men In Black” and “The Larry Sanders Show” has died at the age of 88. The Texas-born actor’s career spanned seven decades and encompassed roles that ranged from dark to comedic. Torn, who was born Elmore Rual Torn, got the name Rip when he was a…MORE

Deer Joins West Michigan Beachgoers

Via Katie Papke on YouTube: This white tailed buck came out of the adjacent sand dunes to enjoy time with beach patrons. On July 6th, the deer hung around the Lake Michigan shore for over 30 minutes at Saugatuck State Park. He enjoyed licking a little girls legs and ruffling through another’s beach bag for snacks.…MORE

Beth Chapman Dead At 51

Beth Chapman, the wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Duane “Dog” Chapman, died on Wednesday (June 26) after fighting for her life in a Hawaii hospital. She was 51. On Wednesday morning, Dog took to Twitter to share his farewell to his wife. “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up…MORE

‘Super Fan’ Is Buying Tom Petty’s Childhood Home

A California man and self-described ‘super fan’ says he’s buying the childhood home of the late Tom Petty. The Gainesville, Florida property where Petty spent his childhood was recently put up for sale.  The current owner, Brandy Clark, says she posted about it on a Tom Petty fan club Facebook page and was “swarmed” with…MORE