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I was born in Duluth, Lived in Nashville. I have also lived in Baton Rouge and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and traveled around the U.S., so if you want to know my favorite sports team, I've adopted all the teams around where I have lived. I have been working in radio since 1995. I held many odd jobs before I finally got in to radio. I also like to write, produce, and listen to music. I also enjoy movies, volleyball, and fashion (yes, fashion!). I have a younger brother and sister, and they live in Phoenix with my Mom and Dad. I have a son named Sam and spend most of my free time doing things with him. Thank you for listening to me! Without you I wouldn't have a job. I enjoy the paranormal and can share many stories with you, but I would like to hear your story, so email me.
Chris Allen
Chris Allen
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Duluth Made NO BLOOD OF MINE Needs Help For More Screenings

"No Blood Of Mine", a movie filmed primarily in Duluth, MN, debuted tonight to a sold out crowd. I know that some more people wanted to see the movie and didn't get tickets before the night sold out. Here's your chance to help the actors and director to get more screenings. Call Marcus Lakes and ask them to play it again, and again, and....you get the idea.

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Grandma’s Marathon Behind The Scenes, The Basement Operation, Who Takes Care Of The Lanyards?

Many things go into the basement at the Grandma's Marathon Headquarters. Beverages for volunteers, hospitality, the DECC, the media center, and many other support volunteers. There are boxes full of things that will be dropped off for different stops or tents for volunteers.

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Grandma’s Marathon Behind The Scenes, Ever Wonder Who Makes Your Race Packet?

You go down to the DECC and you pick up your race packet, it has information about the area, your timing chip, and other things. Where does it come from, who does that. Well, I investigated and was even made to do the line of info. See if I can keep and what is in a packet.

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photo by zach pirolli used by permission by Jamie Houk
photo by zach pirolli used by permission by Jamie Houk
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Actress Jamie Houk Talks About Valuable Advice On Becoming An Actress

Jamie Houk is on the verge of hitting the film market with much of her work. She will be featured in a film called "No Blood Of Mine" which is being shown in the Twin Ports. Jamie stopped in to talk during the morning show about how she became an actress and what it takes be one in the Twin Ports and still land some nice roles.

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Mobell Cars Appear In Wuhan
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Do You Rememeber The First Car You Drove? Shari And Chris Take On The World

It's a big step to drive. Do you remember getting in the car to drive for the first time. Was it a good experience? Were you nervous? Most people hop in the car with their parents to learn right after they take a class. I have taught a few people to drive, especially on a stick.

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‘Cruisin’ With Kendra’ Offers Car Heads A Look Into Car Culture

Kendra Sommer got her start in entertainment gaining experience with booking, guests, and how to run a show. She also gained experience in journalism, working at FOX 21 here in Duluth. Kendra gained a love for cars from her Dad and when the opportunity lent itself to start her own show about cars, she saw a demographic that wasn't being served. 

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(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Get Your Odds And Ends Together, Bring Them In And Get Them Appraised

Everyone has that painting or small collectors item that may or may not be worth something. Haven't you ever wondered if that painting you have had from Aunt Betsie is really worth money? Well, here's your chance to hear from a professional and all you have to do is bring it in and show them. 

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Grandma’s Marathon Announces New Way To Register For Half Marathon

Grandma's Marathon announced they will now offer registration for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on a first come first served basis. Due to runner input over the years the marathon decided to change the way people get into the race. This means that if you want to run the half marathon, you need to register right away.

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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Rehearse For Weekend Air Show
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Traffic For The Air Show Might Get Confusing, This Will Help You Navigate Safer

The excitement is up for this weekend's Air Show. If you are planning on going, you might want to know what the plan is to so you can get to where you are going. The Duluth Police issued a press release to clear things up and know what to expect. 

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In Honor Of Kara Goucher Running Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, Her Peanut Butter Bliss Truffles

Carrie Tollefson is part of our broadcast team for Grandma's Marathon and gives great running tips. She also hosts an online show on youtube.com called C Tolle Run. In this episode, she gives the recipe and makes Kara Goucher's Peanut Butter Bliss Truffles.

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Significant Death Toll Feared In Paris Terror Attacks
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What Movies Make You Cry Every Time, Shari And Chris Take On The World

Movies are full of emotions. They inspire, they make us happy, they move us to do something. and they make us cry. Billy Crystal once said in "City Slickers", LIfe's riddles are answered in the movies because the movies are a reflection of life. So, what movies make you cry every time you see it.

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