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Chris Allen

A little about me, I was born in Duluth. My Grandpa Irv got me started in radio showing me reel to reel and I used to make shows with my sister for him to listen to. That's when the bug hit me. I wanted to talk on the radio. He used to play old broadcasts of Philadelphia Radio for me to listen to. I started in radio in 1996 doing overnights and eventually moved up to mornings. I enjoy music, both listening and writing it. My Favorite artists are Van Halen, Michael W. Smith, Def Leppard, Evanescense, Garth Brooks, Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Kellie Pickler, The Beatles.....ok, I could go on and on here, basically, I like good music no matter what it is. My favorite movies are, ‘The Crow’, ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Stealing Home’, and ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’. My favorite color is Black; my fav food is mac and cheese with turkey burger in it. I like anything paranormal, got a story? Send it to me.
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(Photo by Gianni Ferrari/GettyImages)
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What To Bring To Bayfront Blues Festival This Weekend

KOOL 101.7 is proud to be your Bayfront Blues Festival radio station and we get many questions what is allowable to bring to the Blues Festival at Bayfront Park. So, I have compiled a list.

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(Photo by Tom Briglia/Getty Images for Revel)
(Photo by Tom Briglia/Getty Images for Revel)
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Bayfront Blues What To Bring Dos and Don’ts List By Chris Allen

Bayfront Blues Festival promises to be the biggest and best ever, and being that KOOL 101.7 is the official radio station of the 27th Annual Party, I have prepared a list of things you should bring/expect, and things you shouldn't

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ruthekay.com Ashley Lindsey Photography used by permission
ruthekay.com Ashley Lindsey Photography used by permission
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UPDATED: Too Young To Have The Blues? Not When You Hear Ruthe Kay Sing

I was reading the Duluth News Tribune a few weeks ago and they had an article about a 15 year old girl who was singing in the area and was quite good. So I tracked her down on facebook and talked about her and her music and invited her to come in.

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mindie burgoyne used by permission
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The Most Touching Happy Birthday Message I Have Ever Seen

I have never met Mindie Burgoyne in person. We connected on facebook because we both share an interest in haunted places and the paranormal. She lives on the Eastern Shore where I used to live and so I delight in reading about some of the places I have visited and some I have yet to visit.

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:Matt Roberts Getty Images Entertainment
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Bayfront Blues Festival Interview, Charlie Musselwhite Talks About Whether The Cross Roads Legend Really Exists

I have to admit I don't know everything about Charlie Musselwhite. I can say I have always been listening to him and never knew I was. I didn't know I was such a fan. When I was researching to talk to Charlie, I instantly went from fan to that of respect.

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Renee Austin facebook used by permission
Renee Austin facebook used by permission
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Bayfront Blues Festival Interviews: Renee Austin Talks About The Miracle That Got Her Singing Again

Renee Austin just finished her latest album "Right About Love" and was getting ready to support the collection, when tragedy struck her. January 2006 her career was finished. Following thyroid surgery, she was left with a paralyzed vocal nerve that made further singing impossible.

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(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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Get A Free Alarm mp3 Download of KOOL Entertainment Guy Phillip Gregory or Chris Allen For Your Smartphone Alarm

Has the alarm clock become a thing of the past? A new online survey conducted by Alan Burns and Associates’  of more than 2,000 women says four-times as many women  wake up to their mobile phone than a clock radio. So, I have recorded an alarm for your smart phone.

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By:Darren Hauck Getty Images News
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Celebrate The 100th Anniversary of Polka Legends Frank Yankovic and Johnny Pecon

The St. Louis Historical Society invites you to enjoy a presentation celebrating the 100th anniversary of Polka Legends Frank Yankovic and Johnny Pecon. The event is free and will be presented by Joe Valencic, President of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum.

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By:Phil Walter Getty Images News
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Help CHUM And Adopt A Backpack To Help A Student With School Supplies

CHUM is looking for your help again this year to fill backpacks with school supplies for kids. The thinking is, when kids have the supplies and are ready for school without the stress it puts on parents and familes that can't afford it, the kids are more open to learning. They feel a pride in themselves.

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