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I was born in Duluth, grew up here, and then moved away to Nashville. I have lived in many towns and states, so I don't have a real favorite sports team. I have many favorite sports teams. 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 have had a number one song in 3 countries, just not America. 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. My sister has two kids, and my brother is married with dogs. 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.
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What Is The Real Reason Rick Moranis Didn’t Appear In Ghostbusters Reboot And Disappeared

Rick Moranis was the only major cast member missing from Ghostbusters Reboot this past year. He has even kind of disappeared from Hollywood altogether. The first thing that happened was he lost his wife and had to care for his children. What does he miss?

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Schwamee Sees An Upset In The First Week Of NFL Pre-Season

Talking with the KOOL Schwamee this morning and he sees the Minnesota Vikings doing well this season and talked about the depth of the team and it's going to be hard to make cuts. Even though the Packers will be upset on Friday, they are going to have a good season too. Look for each of them to fight it out at the end again.

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Grandma’s Marathon Has Cancelled Wednesday Night At The Races Tonight, Complete Schedule Posted

Tonight the Wednesday night at the Races for tonight, citing the inclement weather and unfavorable course conditions. The event was to take place at Duluth's Lincoln Park Middle School.  The plan is to continue the rest of the schedule.

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Bayfront Blues Festival, Tommy Castro Talks Early Years And The Impact Duluth Makes On Blues Musicians

I got the opportunity to talk to Tommy Castro about his appearance here in Duluth at the Bayfront, and also asked him some questions about the early years and who helped shape his sound. The thing that surprised me was what he had to say about playing the festival and what it means to the Blues community.

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28th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival Dos and Don’ts

The 28th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival promises to be the biggest and best ever, and being that KOOL 101.7 is the official radio station, we have presented a list of Dos and Don'ts to enjoy the show, and stay out of trouble.

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Why Should You Attend This Year’s Bayfront Blues Festival

We are extremely fortunate to have the Bayfront Blues Festival in our community, and there are many reasons why we should both support and attend. When I talk to the artists that play here they all look forward to it and have fond memories of the people and some got their start here. 

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Lunch With The History People Features Stories About Mark Twain In Minnesota

Mark Twain spent some time in the land of 10,000 lakes and had a connection to Bram Stoker (the person who wrote Dracula).  Dr. Nicole Mary Kelby will give a presentation about her book,“A Reckless Heart in the World: Mark Twain in Minnesota.” She will talk about how Mark Twain enjoyed his time in Minnesota.

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