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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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5 Things That Happen In America On Thanksgiving, But Probably Didn’t Happen With The Pilgrims

On the fourth Thursday this month, most Americans will have the day off and celebrate Thanksgiving. Some reflect, some state their gratitude, some just eat. Here's 5 things that happen on Thanksgiving, BUT probably didn't happen with the Pilgrims.

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KISS Christmas Album Due Out, Not Really, But Enjoy This Rare Christmas Performance

The rock band KISS is not known for singing traditional Christmas tunes, in fact they have to be one of the few bands or artists that hasn't caved in to the pressure and released one, but give it time, if they can make money off of it they will do one.

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A Day In The Life Of Chris Allen
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What Happens Behind The Scenes At KOOL 101.7 May Shock You, Watch The Video

The biggest question I get asked as a Radio Talent is: Do you have tickets you can give me. Which has nothing to do with this post, the second biggest question people ask me: What do you guys do when you aren't talking on the radio. We keep things under wraps most of the time, but now you can see what actually happens during a typical day.

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Veterans Day
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Veterans’ Remembrance Dinner, Thursday, December 4th

The 10th Annual Veterans’ Remembrance Dinner will be held December 4th in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Depot.) Featured speakers include; Thomas Werner, Executive Director, and Ryan Welch, Airport Facilities Manager, from the Duluth International Airport, both veterans from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, presenting on their roles as military and combat engineers in the northern half of Afghanistan from 2009-2010.

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Traffic Changes, Parking, and Detours For Christmas City Of The North Parade Here

With the changes to the route of the Christmas City Of The North Parade, there will be some traffic concerns too. Here is a list of delays and detours for you if you are trying to find parking and a way around.

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Duluth Police Issue Scam Alert

Now that it is the Holiday season the scams start and the bad guys prey on people not thinking straight. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the busiest on-line shopping days and people are just trying to get their deals and gifts,  that's when they strike. So, here's what to look out for:

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Animal Allies Pet Of The Week Wants To Just Get Along, and Go Home

Betsy called in today and we talked about the pet of the week. Winston, poor guy, he was in another home and the owners had to let him go because they said the other pets singled him out and would exclude him, they didn't like him.

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“A Harvest Home” Thanksgiving Music From Cantus, And Soon Christmas Music

I had a chance to chat with Aaron of the group Cantus, who came to Mitchell Auditorium Sept. 26th. It's hard to classify their type of vocal music, but it's easy to listen to, and they are touring on a show called "Anthems".

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Leaving For Thanksgiving Like The Rest Of America, Protect Your Home

According to a survey, during the Thanksgiving season 43 million Americans drove 50 miles or more to carve the turkey with their friends and family. Just about the same number drive 50 miles or more for Christmas. That leaves your home open to burglers.

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Don’t Panic, Little River Band Rock The Clyde, See The Pictures

The Little River Band Rocked the Clyde on Thursday, I took some pictures while they were playing and before when I was able to take a few people backstage. I just want to say thanks to Twin Ports Night Life, they are always good to us and last night was no different. I also want to thank Little River Band, and Don't Panic. They were both true professionals, with a great sense of humor.

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