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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FREE BEER & HOT WINGS SHOW.
The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show began as an afternoon show in Omaha, NE at non-commercial ration station KIWR in March of 1997. The Show was comprised of two, former Central Michigan University roommates who eventually moved to mornings several months later where they remained until the summer of 2000 when they moved to WBON in Knoxville, TN. It was there that they met the show’s eventual 3rd member and other CMU grad, Eric Zane, who was, at the time, their direct competitor at WIMZ. When Zane was fired, he immediately drove across town and joined The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show. In June of 2002, The Show moved to New Jersey, where they were simulcast on WTHK in Trenton and WCHR on The Jersey Shore. The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show began full syndication in 2004 with the addition of WGRD in Grand Rapids, MI and is now heard on radio stations in 15 different states.

WHERE DID THE NAME COME FROM?
Instead of calling the show, The Gregg & Chris Show, which by all estimations would have been the most boring sounding radio show in the world, the decision was made to call it The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show, which seemed far more attention grabbing. It was admittedly nothing more than a cheap ploy to get people to listen under the false pretense that they may actually have a chance to win beer and/or hot wings. However, it was not intended that those two things would become permanently synonymous and attached to Gregg and Chris as nicknames, but that’s what happened and now they have to live with the consequences of their B.S. forever. Also, the reason Zane wasn’t given a food name is that, when he joined the show, he was already a well-known personality and frankly, another food name would have just been an overkill of stupidity.

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Schedule

M-F 4:30 am - 8:30 am

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Near or far, they always seem to bring out the quirks when in an arena.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence Gets Real Awkward with Fox’s Erin Andrews [Video]

Postgame interviews aren't easy to do, but that doesn't make them any less miserable to listen to.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Footage of Canadian Parliament Shooting Caught On Cell Phone [Video]

We live in a day and age where a lot of people have their cell phones on them constantly and at the ready. While frustrating sometimes to see that, it has given us some shocking images of current events.

The most recent were the shootings Wednesday at the Canada's Parliament Hill and the War Memorial in Ottawa.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Guy Tells President Obama Not to Touch His Girlfriend [Video]

Being president means countless photo opportunities and public appearances, most of them probably ones that one doesn't want to do.

When President Barack Obama was at a polling location in Chicago promoting the midterm general elections and casting his ballot, he probably didn't plan on being threatened by someone about their girlfriend.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman Gets Stuck in Chimney of Her Online Date’s Home [Video]

Not every relationship works out and online dating is a real crap shoot when it comes to finding "the one."

Let this tale of a woman stalking a man via his home's chimney make you even more weary.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Local Reporter Won’t Be Stopped In Face of Big Pumpkin Riots [Video]

Local reporters often get a bad rap for generally being terrible, and rightfully so.

Jared Goodell, though, wasn't going to stand for the establishment shutting his reporting down.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman Fakes Ebola to Get Faster 911 Response [Video/Audio]

So, if you're sick and you want to get an ambulance to your house VERY quickly to help you out, maybe give this a shot: Tell the 911 dispatcher that you have Ebola.

That'll get 'em there fast!

A woman in Columbus, Ohio, did just that last week and, well, it worked.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Indiana Isn’t a Big Football School [Video]

Free Beer is again calling football games for Compass Media Networks this season.

This past weekend, he was at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., calling the Michigan State-Indiana game. Eighth-ranked Michigan State won 56-17 in a total second-half blowout.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: San Francisco Giants Win National League Pennant with Walk-Off Home Run [Video]

The San Francisco Giants worked hard to clinch the National League Championship Series on Thursday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Sports Radio Talk Show Hosts Nearly Brawl Over Something No One Cares About [Audio]

Sports fans are a strange bunch. They're super passionate about their teams and all thing related. And they're willing to step outside and fight at any moment.

The co-hosts of the "Doug & Wolf Show," a sports talk show that airs on Phoenix-based 98.7 KTAR, nearly came to blows Thursday while on the air.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Caller to Baltimore Sports Talk Radio Show Gets Robbed Mid-Call [Video]

A guy who was working the graveyard shift at a Baltimore area 7-Eleven called into a late-night sports talk radio show to apparently rap about the Baltimore Orioles.

Midway through his sweet jam, the clerk named Will abruptly stopped and hung up the phone.

Why? Because he was being robbed!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: High School Student Fights Back Against Bullying with Positivity, Gets In Trouble [Video]

Caitlin Prater-Haacke, a high school student in Airdrie, Alberta, was bullied a few weeks ago on Facebook.

Someone posted on her page telling her to die. Pretty brutal.

But instead of responding in a negative way, Caitlin did just the opposite.

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