Category Archives: Top Stories

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

The LAV Music & Economic Stimulus Plan

In order to ease the burden of boredom as we navigate our way thru social distancing, business shut downs & self-isolation we’re bringing you the LAV Music & Economic Stimulus Plan. Over the next 2 weeks we’ll be saluting: The Eagles Fleetwood Mac Stevie Nicks Van Halen The Steve Miller Band & Rush! When you…MORE

Meet our Tail of the Week!

Meet our Tail of the Week – Henry! Have you ever wanted to be on the Hallmark Channel? Now’s your chance! When you adopt Henry, you’ll get to be the star in a Hallmark Channel original movie that’s being made around Henry and his story! Henry is four-years-old and was recently transferred from St. Landry…MORE

Classic Rock 97LAV Proudly Presents The Return of BLUES ON THE MALL

97LAV’s Blues on the Mall is BACK! We’re back downtown for 3 BIG shows on…  June 17 July 15 August 12 Each Wednesday night will feature TWO headliners, plus Tone’s Homegrown Happy Hour opens the show! Blues on the Mall is BACK, and this time with BEER!    MORE

Foo Fighters Headed to GR!

Foo Fighters 25th Anniversary Celebration! at the Van Andel Arena on May 12, 2020 Click the photo below for more information!MORE

The 14th Annual Dam to Dam Ice Fishing Tournament

The 14th Annual Dam to Dam Ice Fishing Tournament  Croton Township Campground Saturday, February 15, 2020 Register for the event here: https://www.truenorthservices.org/Donate-Now/Donate/DamToDam Cost to register is $5 and includes (1) raffle ticket. Raffle prizes will be drawn at the weigh-in at the end of the event. There will be plenty of raffle prizes to give…MORE

Fanuary – WIN BIG WITH 20 MONROE LIVE!

Three chances to win at one amazing venue…   Thunderhead: The Rush Experience Friday, January 10   BiG SUiT – A Tribute to Talking Heads Saturday, January 25   Thunderstruck – America’s AC/DC Tribute Friday, January 31   All at 20 Monroe Live! Register below for your chance to win… Many will win a pair…MORE