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Free Beer & Hot Wings: ‘The Free Beer & Hot Wings’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

After being challenged by many friends and co-workers, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" crew was finally able to get everyone together for our official ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video on Thursday.

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Free Beer & Hot Wings: 50 Cent’s Latest Challenge to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. [Video]

Last week, we posted Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, where he challenged champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

His challenge was a bit different. He didn't want to see Mayweather dump water on his head. He challenged the Grand Rapids native to read a page from a Harry Potter book.

If he could successfully do that, 50 Cent would donate $750,000 to the charity of Mayweather's choice. It was basically a very elaborate way of calling Mayweather illiterate.

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Courtesy Kevin Potter/The Daily Nonpareil
Courtesy Kevin Potter/The Daily Nonpareil

Free Beer & Hot Wings: ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Featured in 1997 Newspaper Article

Over the weekend, Free Beer was at his parent's house and came across a box of old stuff from the early days of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

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Chaser Images

The Motor City Mad Man Ted Nugent Visits the KBAT Studios and Talks Rock, West Texas and More (VIDEO)

Nothing like having Uncle Ted drop by for an interview before his concert last night, this was probably the easiest and most fun interview of my career, hope you enjoy.

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Getty Images

Rick Perry Indicted on Two Charges of Abuse of Power

UPDATE (8/16): Gov. Perry addressed Friday's indictments in a short press conference, today.  "We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country," he said. "It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state’s constitution. This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and I will not allow that to happen." Perry further added: "I intend to fight against those who would erode our state’s constitution and laws purely for political purposes and I intend to win."

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Teen Lives In Corsicana Walmart For Four Days Undetected [VIDEO]

Officials say a teenage boy lived inside a Texas Walmart for four days undetected.

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Supply Our Students

Help Our Students Get Ready for Class During Our Supply Our Students Drive on Saturday!

KBAT and Complex Community Federal Credit Union are teaming up again this year for the Townsquare Media Supply Our Students school supply drive.

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Hemera

Odessa Girl in Stable Condition After Jumping Out of Moving Vehicle

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Chaser Flashback: Metallica Concert in Odessa 1992 [VIDEO]

Check out this video I found online from Metallica in concert at the Ector County Coliseum in February 1992.

Tell us in the comments section below if you were at the concert, what you thought of it, and who you went with

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Ted Nugent
Frontiers Records

Would You Sign the Petition to Cancel the Ted Nugent Show?

Ted Nugent is slated to perform on August 17th at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, but some people are petitioning to cancel the show.

Newswest 9 has the story, so what are your thoughts? Would you sign the petition or are you going to the show?

Tell us in the comments below.

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