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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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This Flock Of Seagulls Parody Is So Funny, And So Close To The Original Watch It Now And Laugh [VIDEO]

Steve Tanko came to me and told me about this funny parody of the Flock of Seagulls "I Ran". I can't believe how much this guy looks like the original lead singer, and moves like him and totally sold this video. I had to share it.

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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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Kohl’s Cares and Essentia Health Will Fit Your Child For A Free Bike Helmet

Children grow so fast, sometimes you think you can make that bike helmet last, but it's not safe to fit a child with a bike helmet that doesn't fit them right. There will be people on hand in the Kohl's parking lot to correctly fit the kids June 21st, and if your child needs a helmet the folks from  Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares will be handing them out for free as long as they last.

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(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Rummage Bargains Could Net You Millions, Find Out Their Value At The Depot

You are at a Rummage sale and you find something you just have to get, and it's only 50 cents. Now you notice a picture of that steal of a deal in a magazine. Could it be worth some money, could you retire on it? 

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By: Scott Nelson GettyImages
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Dreaming Of Playing In The NFL, Try The Next Best Thing, Flag Football In Duluth

The Duluth Parks and Recreation Division is organizing a youth flag football league. It may not be the NFL, but if you are in the 2nd-5th grade at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, you probably don't have an agent yet. Seriously, it's a fun way to play football and not have to have contact injuries.

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Nick Cooper TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper TSM Duluth
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The Real Grandma’s Marathon Weather Forecast By Chris Allen, In For WDIO’s Dana Zimmer [VIDEO]

One thing I know I will never be is a big TV star! I will leave that to Maarja Anderson and Dana Zimmer of WDIO. I did get some direction from Dana (who by the way looks better in person) and give you the Grandma's Marathon forecast for the weekend.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Everything You Need To Know About Traffic For Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

The Duluth Police Department Publishes a traffic advisory for Grandma's Marathon. I have collected all the press releases and put them into one easy to read map of where to drive and where not to drive. I will tell you one thing, you won't be able to get anywhere in the Canal Park area by driving. It's best to scout out good places to park above Superior St. and walk it in.

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Carrie Tollefson Shows You The Best Way To Use Your Phone And Apps For Grandma’s Marathon [VIDEO]

Every year technology gets better and introduces new ways to use your phone for training and running. Carrie Tollefson, one of the race broadcasters, shows you the best way to optimize your phone with some useful apps.

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