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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.
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KOOL 101.7′s Ron Houk and Chris Allen Play The 7 Second Challenge, How Would You Do In This Game?

I was watching these two guys doing the 7 second challenge. You write down 3 or 4 things they have to do or remember or come up with and they have to do it within 7 seconds. Ron thought for sure he would win, I  had a little confidence too.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Twin Ports Firefighters Asking You To “Fill The Boot” August 11th Through August 13th

If traffic is slow up ahead at an intersection, look for a fire truck or signs telling you the firefighters are out collecting money for MDA. The nice part is all the money stays right in the Twin Ports to help kids and adults and their families living with MD and ALS.

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Photos by Carrie Haugan from thefatteninfrogs.com used by permission part of released press kit
Photos by Carrie Haugan from thefatteninfrogs.com used by permission part of released press kit
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Bayfront Blues Festival Interview, The Fattenin’ Frogs, Which Member Has Something To Hide, Hear Their Album Before It’s Out

The Fattenin' Frogs came in to the studio to talk before their performance and I got them to also play me a tune. This is their first year at the Bayfront Blues Festival and they are excited because as you know they festival has quite the reputation. Plus it has the scenery too.

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POP ROCKS! Plays Spirit Valley Days Tonight, What Is Different About Tonight’s Show, What If It Rains?

The Rev joined me on the morning show and we talked about the big show tonight as part of Spirit Valley Days. One concert people have is, what if it rains. They have plans for that and you don't have to get wet. Plus, what is different about tonight's show if you saw them in June.

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chris allen
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Spirit Valley Days, Taylor Johnson Crowned Miss West Duluth, Nessa Kuhlmey Miss West Duluth Princess

Just before the car show officially started, Taylor Johnson was crowned Miss West Duluth. A 17year old, soon to be, Senior at Denfeld High School, and Nessa also a soon to be Senior, wore the crowns and sashes to be on the show with me.

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
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Spirit Valley Days Car Show Honors Kyle Smalley With Huge Turnout

A very large turn out was at hand for the Spirit Valley Days Car Show, this year honoring Kyle Smalley.  There were so many cars this year they were parking them in driving lanes and had to expand the area. One car show contestant said they got there at 1 pm and there were cars lined up and parked already.

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beypaule.com used by permission Anthony Paule
beypaule.com used by permission Anthony Paule
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Bayfront Blues Festival Interviews, Anthony Paule Talks About The Bands New Direction, His Idol

Anthony Paule talked with me on the radio and he is excited to finally be a part of the Bayfront Blues Festival. He started playing clarinet until his brothers played a certain artist for him, that's when he said he switched to guitar.

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used by permission from spirit Valley Days facebook
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From Kids Events, Food, Car Show, To Music, Here’s A List Of All The Events At Spirit Valley Days

Spirit Valley Days explodes in the streets of West Duluth with food, good times, parades, music, a car show, and among other things the crowning of Miss West Duluth. I talked to the organizer of some of the events Ringo, and she said it is a great way of showcasing what the West part of Duluth can offer.

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spirit valley days facebook page, used by permission
spirit valley days facebook page, used by permission
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Spirit Valley Days Promises Bigger And Better, Here’s Traffic, Parking, And Parade Instructions.

Spirit Valley is getting ready to show off their best side with a party to make it big. Spirit Valley Days is ready to roll with Miss West Duluth, a car show, things to do, places to eat, and people will also consume a few barley pops. (Beer!!)

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