Contact Us

Chris Allen

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.
Palmist
Getty Images
[

Vikings Back In The Win Column, Packers Upset By Raiders, KOOL Schwamee Makes Week 15 Picks

The last week of the NFL schedule has the Packers and the Vikings squaring off against each other, and it could be for the NFC North crown and who will be the wildcard. In other words, who has the home field advantage. According to the KOOL Schwamee, the two teams will be back in a tie for first when that game comes. This week may be the start of it.

Read More

Christmas By The Lake fb used by permission
Christmas By The Lake fb used by permission
[

Gina Lee Sings, Featured On Christmas By The Lake Volume 9

Gina Lee, came by and sang in our KOOL studio backed up by Jane Aas, and Rose Hoene. All Featured on the latest Christmas By The Lake volume 9, which is a double cd and benefits the Bluebird Foundation.

Read More

Hallbjorn
Hallbjorn (Thomas Wayne King) used by permission
[

Featured Christmas Song, Sonja Snow Dog By Hallbjorn Is About A Real Dog

On KOOL 101.7 we are featuring a song by Hallbjorn that is called "Sonja Snow Dog Loves the Snow". A kind of quirky, folky tune that is, nonetheless, fun to listen to and fits with all the Christmas Music featured on the station. A song that speaks to dogs as well as people.

Read More

12313591_10153152313137601_2609471247875032362_n
[

My Dream of Writing a Hit Christmas Song Actually Came True — Here’s How, By Elizabeth Chan [VIDEO]

KOOL 101.7 features Christmas music and a few by Elizabeth Chan one called "A Christmas Song". KOOL was the first to break it nationally to help her achieve her dream, and now Elizabeth has weighed in on what it took to get there.

Read More

(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
[

The Minnesota Ballet Puts On The Nutcracker This Weekend At DECC Symphony Hall

 

The Minnesota Ballet is coming to the Symphony Hall to perform a little different version of The Nutcracker. Instead of being set in the classic Nutcracker stage, this one takes place in New York, in Manhattan. Sho...

Read More

Palmist
Getty Images
[

The Cardinals Will Beat The Vikings, Packers Move To First, KOOL Football Schwamee Picks For Week 14

The Vikings will not be able to overcome the Arizona Cardinals, according to the KOOL Schwamee for this weeks football picks. Arizona looks too strong, so that means if the Packers win (which the Schwamee says they will), they will move into first by themselves.

Read More

Category: Featured, NFL Tags: , ,
rubber chicken theater facebook
rubber chicken theater facebook
[

Brian Matuszak Is Retiring From Rubber Chicken Theater, Last Performances This Month, Visit Memory Lane

Brian Matuszak has been a mainstay in Northland Comedy, performance, writing, and producing. I didn't realize how long I have been seeing him perform until he sent me an email with the history of his career. When the Colder By The Lake crew was performing, Brian was cutting his teeth.

Read More

VH1 Rock Honors - Show
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
[

What Would A KISS Christmas Album Sound Like, Enjoy This Rare Performance [VIDEO]

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 Gene Simmons can make money off of it they will do one.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kool1017.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KOOL Gang quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KOOL Gang contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.