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A little about me, I was born in Duluth. My Grandpa Irv got me started in recording, showing me reel to reel and other tricks of the trade. 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 am married, with two boys JJ (10) and Sam (4)
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Comedian John Pinette Dead At The Age Of 50

John Pinette, a stand-up comedian, was found dead of natural causes yesterday in Pittsburgh. Officials say he was discovered by family members in a hotel room. Pinette, is most famous for making jokes about his weight. Most famous for "You Go Now" about a chinese buffet.

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(Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)
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Mick Jagger Has Fun With U2 and Fergie On This Version Of “Gimme Shelter”

Sometimes you catch it in their eyes or smile, when a musician is having REAL fun. Obviously, they love what they do, but there are those moments when you catch the look.

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Darth Vader Wants To Be President of Ukraine

Darth Vader, with a few stormtroopers, appeared in the Ukraine and gave a speech essentially putting his helmet in the race for the President of the Ukraine. Darth Vader is the official candidate of the Ukrainian Internet Party (UIP), which wants to make everything digital with free computer classes for all.

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todd austin used by permission
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Freaky Fast Friday Favorite Five, Chris Allen’s Favorite Guitar Players

This weeks Freaky Fast Friday Favorite Five is going to be a strange one. I put a couple of really good guitar players in there that I have seen, and one that did something so different during the 80s that he needs to be in the conversation.

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(Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)
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Emergency Items To Have In Your Car For Winter Storms

Winter is not letting go of the Northland, having said that, we are approaching a large storm that will potentially drop a lot of snow on this area. What if you are caught somewhere and getting out of your car is not an option.

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(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Tax Forms Are No Longer Available At Libraries, Get Them At This Government Link

Now that we are in the month of April, tax deadline is just a couple of weeks away, have you finished your taxes? If you still do them long hand, you can no longer get tax forms at libraries. Minnesota Tax forms are pretty much obolete, people can print them from websites and tax programs.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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What Would You Do If You Won A Lot Of Money, New Lottery Winner Says Leave Me Alone

B Raymond Buxton came forward on April Fools day to claim his $425 million dollar prize. He asked that the media leave him alone, that the public leave him alone, and that he is allowed to live in private. Is that acceptable in today's society?

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(Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)
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Parks and Recreation Slow Pitch Softball Umpires Needed

Ever have a dream of being an Umpire? You know what they say, if you can't play you teach, if you can't teach you watch, if you don't know what the heck you are doing, be an umpire. Actually, no one says that.

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(Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
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What Does KISS Do Before Rehearsals, See This Old “Hot In The Shade” Session

All bands have warm up songs and bands that they idolize, even KISS. Gene Simmons has said on his Family Jewels Program that the Beatles were one of the greatest. Here is this video is Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Carr, and Bruce Kulick.

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The Chief Is Ready To Move In, Animal Allies Pet Of The Week

 

Steph talked about a one year old mix that is often misunderstood. Pit Bulls and German Sheppards are often in the news as being aggressive dogs. Steph that's true if they are trained that way, and says this boy is ready to play and move in to someone's house.

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