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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.
2008 ESPY Awards - Backstage And Audience
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Brett Favre Will Be Inducted Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame By His Wife

When the Hall of Fame induction takes place August 6th they will induct Brett Favre the former Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings quarterback alongside former offensive lineman Orlando Pace, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, late Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, former Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy, Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher Kevin Greene and wide receiver Marvin Harrison.

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Dennis Green, Former Vikings Coach, Passes Away At The Age Of 67

ESPN is reporting that Dennis Green, who coached the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals over 13 NFL seasons, died this morning at the age of 67. When he was coach of the Minnesota Vikings he made the playoffs ten times and got to the NFC championship and lost in the infamous missed kick gamble to Atlanta.

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Chris Allen taken at the front door of the radio stations with all morning talent
Chris Allen taken at the front door of the radio stations with all morning talent
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Duluth/Superior Storms Take Radio Stations Off The Air, See Behind The Scenes

It was a very strange start to my morning. I came in and could see we were dark, as I walk in the door, I hear our digital person say, "OK, since we are off the air, we need to tell people that they shouldn't travel, there is no power on. So I taped a message live on facebook to tell people what was happening.

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UPDATE: Anthony Bush Lunch With The History People Cancelled

Anthony Bush played amateur baseball for 19 years. He was a pitching coach for the Proctor Rails for 13 years. He has written for many publications and this Thursday will be speaking at the Ruth Maney room at the Depot. He will be part of Lunch With History People. He will be talking about baseball.

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Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL "HITnRUN" Tour - Montreal
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See Prince Perform A Heavy Hard Rock Version Of Let’s Go Crazy

I heard in the movie School of Rock "Give me a solo that will melt my face off" by Jack Black. Well, this will melt your face off!! This is a huge Hard Rock version of "Let's Go Crazy". Prince is at his best singing and playing and even the band gets to take a little solo on it too.

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John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House Benefit Presented By Chrysler With Kids' Tent By Hasbro Studios - Inside
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Van Halen FOR UNLAWFUL CARNAL KNOWLEDGE Turns 25 years Old, Sammy Hagar Remembers

25 years ago, Van Halen dumped their long-time engineer Donn Landee, and brought in Andy Johns, who once engineered Led Zepplin, and then brought in Ted Templeman, who used to produce Van Halen when David Lee Roth was around. They created an album that was a departure from their sound and their subject matter. Sammy Hagar tells how the album got it's name.

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The Trussell Trust Food Bank In Liverpool Distributes Christmas Hampers
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CHUM Food Shelf Summer Challenge to Feed Families

More and more Children go hungry in the summertime. Whenever I hear stories about pets and children, I automatically put my pet and child into the story. Now it's a family thing, and I think I could be in that group very fast. Families are lining up to do a night time shop in the food shelves. The challenge has become bigger for all food shelves but especially for CHUM.

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Chris Allen
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One Person Made A Difference In My Son’s Life, The Way It Should Be

I took Sam to a Duluth Huskies baseball game, little did I know this would be a big night for him. We ate some food and then watched the beginning of the game from the area by the right field line. He kept saying to me, "Dad, wouldn't that be cool if they hit the ball to me and I caught it and got it signed by the whole team?" Little did he know what was in store for him.

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You Could Be Sitting In The Crowd At A Kiss Concert For Free

For so many of us there are memories of what KISS was in our life. I have many memories of them and their music, now I am taking my son to the show on August 3rd at the Amsoil Arena. You could be making a memory come alive for you or someone special in your life, here's how.

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Free Antique Appraisal Wednesday July 20th, Maybe You Have Something Valuable

You are invited to the Depot this Wednesday, when you can haul out your old belongings, or bargains from Rummage sales, family dishes.....WHATEVER!!. Bring your antique/collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) for a free appraisal.

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