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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.
MYNX facebook, used by permission
MYNX facebook, used by permission
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MYNX, Together Over 30 Years, Opens For Rick Springfield and The Romantics Tonight

The band MYNX was a staple of Duluth music from the 80′s. I used to follow them as a kid and saw them play a Pepsi Music Contest to win a recorded album made at Inland Sea Recording in Superior and airplay on the pop station in Duluth at the time.

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:Mark Wilson Getty Images News
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Join KOOL 101.7 At 10pm For A Fireworks Soundtrack Of Your Favorite American Music

KOOL 101.7 is happy to announce at 10pm we will feature local programming of American music to use as music to enjoy the fireworks tonight. The Fourth Fest fireworks officially begin at 10:10 pm and KOOL 101.7 will be playing the perfect music to enjoy the festivities with.

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Category: 4th of July, Featured
By:Spencer Platt
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By:Spencer Platt Getty Images News
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Where To Avoid, How To Get Around Duluth For The 4th Of July Events

July 4th always presents a mess for traffic. With the annual Fourth Fest happening at Bayfront Festival Park, there is some parking in the area but it is very limited. Plus it is not easy getting around and sometimes you have to be creative. The Duluth Police issued a statement for how they plan to handle traffic.

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July 4th Is Number One With Losing a Pet, Helpful Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe

The 4th of July is the biggest day for cats and mostly dogs to be lost, or run away from their owners. Keeping identification on your pets during this time of year is extremely important. Make sure all tags have a current address, phone number and email. If your pet is micro-chipped, make sure that you have let your pet recovery service know if there have been any changes since the microchip was placed.

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(Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
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You Can Meet Rick Springfield Just By Knowing His Rear End

How would you like to go to see Rick Springfield live at Bayfront Festival Park July 9th? Listen to Chris Allen around 7:30 and play "Rick's Rear End". Chris Allen will play a portion of the end of a Rick Springfield song, once you are the correct caller, if you can guess the right song you are a winner of 2 tickets and 2 meet and greet passes.

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(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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5 Best Places To View The Duluth Fireworks

Saturday is the 4th of July and Duluth has the best fireworks show in the Midwest, shot over the Harbor, the pyro extravaganza can be seen from multiple angles around town so choose wisely and Happy Independence Day! Here's a few of my suggestions

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