Category Archives: Top Stories

2020 Allegan County Fair is Cancelled

The 2020 Allegan County Fair is unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The tough decision came after “Many months of deliberation and sad hearts”, the organization stated in a press release on June 30. The board of directors realize how much of a priority it is to keep everyone safe and they believe…MORE

UPDATE Blues on the Mall 2020

June 19, 2020 Blues on the Mall After the epic announcement to move this legendary event back downtown the pandemic hit!  All of the amazing Blues acts we had scheduled for 2020 cancelled their tours.  We were forced to cancel the June and July shows.  The whole team here at Classic Rock 97 LAV is…MORE

#SharetheLoaf – Arnie’s Giving Free Meals to the Community

The Mission of Arnie’s and Beer City Bread Company is to “Share the Loaf” with their Grand Rapids Neighbors. #SharetheLoaf is a two-fold movement: Firstly, the team at Arnie’s and Beer City Bread Company wanted to serve high quality food for a reasonable price. They created a drive thru at the Leonard Street location of…MORE

Paws, Claws & Corks is going virtual!

The Humane Society of West Michigan was planning to host their annual fundraiser Paws, Claws & Corks at DeVos Place on March 18. Unfortunately, their plans had to be changed. While they said they would love to celebrate with you in person, they have made this difficult decision in order to keep the guests and…MORE

It Is Well With My Soul

In the second week of government mandated social-distancing during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, arranger David Wise awoke one morning with an idea. He was missing his Nashville community of studio session singers, and wanted to do something to bring everybody together, virtually. The idea of a virtual choir wasn’t a new idea, but this video…MORE

At Home Together – Tone’s Homegrown

Attention all music artists (local bands, solo artists, choirs, etc.) Perform for us! Send us any video you or your band performing (past or present) and you might just get featured on the Tony Gates Morning Show! Music bands us all together. Submit your video HERE, and check out the other submissions on our At…MORE

Local West Michigan Restaurants and Businesses that are Still Open for Takeout and Delivery

The Coronavirus has affected many businesses and restaurants in West Michigan.  West Michigan is known for their local and unique restaurants and due to recent government orders, all bars and restaurants have temporarily been shut down. Even though the outbreak is closing down dine in options, there are still so many incredible West Michigan restaurants…MORE

The Humane Society of West Michigan Emptying the Shelters

BISSELL Pet Foundation has graciously agreed to run a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Empty the Shelters event, beginning March 19 and running through March 25. The Humane Society of West Michigan is currently appointment only – book one today to adopt a dog for just $25 (plus Kent County license fee), $15 for rabbits and cats…MORE