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I was born in Duluth, Lived in Nashville. I have also lived in Baton Rouge and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and traveled around the U.S., so if you want to know my favorite sports team, I've adopted all the teams around where I have lived. I have been working in radio since 1995. I held many odd jobs before I finally got in to radio. I also like to write, produce, and listen to music. I also enjoy movies, volleyball, and fashion (yes, fashion!). I have a younger brother and sister, and they live in Phoenix with my Mom and Dad. I have a son named Sam and spend most of my free time doing things with him. Thank you for listening to me! Without you I wouldn't have a job. I enjoy the paranormal and can share many stories with you, but I would like to hear your story, so email me.
Men's and Women's Cross Country Team Sprint - FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
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Sign Up For The 2018 Slumberland American Birkebeiner Begins This Monday

One of the biggest American Cross Country ski races is opening up for registration May 1st, which is Monday. This trek from Cable to Hayward Wisconsin attracts over 10,000 Birkie/Korte skiers every year. The annual event will offer a discounted $125 fee to register early and will have multiple increases as time goes on, so people are encouraged to sign up when the registration opens. 

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NYPD Steps Up Ticketing Of City Bicyclists
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You’re Invited To Join The Mayor For A Bike Ride And Lunch

Mayor Emily Larson continues the tradition of taking a stroll on her bike and then having everyone join her for a luncheon. The 6th Annual Mayor's Bike Ride and Luncheon will feature keynote speaker Jason Hall of Slow Roll Detroit.  Five years ago, he and co-founder Mike MacKool started an annual ride in Detroit to reconnect to the city.

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Get A Sneak Peek At Breanne Marie And The Front Porch Sinners In The Studio

I was very lucky to be invited to be in the studio with Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners while they recorded their new Kickstarter Project called "Wildflowers And Tumbleweeds". I Drove to Sparta Minnesota and got to hang out with the band and even be a tech geek behind the shoulder of engineer and owner of Sparta Sound, Rich Mattson

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Jewish Cemetery In Philadelphia Vandalized
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If You Could Bring Back Any Dead Artist, Who Would It Be? Shari And Chris Take On The World

Which of your favorite artists would you bring back if you could? Would it be a favorite? With so many great artists lost, it's an interesting question if you also try to explain the reason why. Shari and I even tell why we picked the artists we did, and Shari challenged me not to bring back Prince. Who do we choose?

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Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints
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Why Did Adrian Peterson Choose The New Orleans Saints? Extra KOOL With Chris Allen

I talked a little bit about this on the air this morning, but I wanted to talk more about it. I am seeing online that people think Adrian Peterson chose the New Orleans Saints because he wanted to come to Minnesota and rub our noses in the fact that we didn't pick up his option and cut him. I don't think so.

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Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers
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Adrian Peterson Could Be A Saint, And Return For Viking Opener

Yahoo! Sports and ESPN are both reporting that Adrian Peterson is going to be a New Orleans Saint. After a humbling tour with only 3 teams the Saints made an offer. Adrian claims this team has a chance to make it to the Super Bowl, my opinion is that he had to take the best team that would pay him the most. He will apparently sign for $3 million plus incentives, much less than the $14 million he was going to earn. 

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Watch This NHL Hockey Player Try To Pull Off Figure Skating Moves

NHL player Bret Hedican is married to Kristi Yamaguchi. The two wear different kinds of skates. One wears hockey, the other wears figure skates. Watch as Krisi teaches Bret how to use his edges and skate on figure skates. You would think that someone who skates on ice at the speeds he does would be able to pull this off.

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Super Bowl XLI: Pepsi Halftime Show
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New Prince Music Blocked From Release, Hear The Song

Prince was an artist well known for recording on a whim, and recording a lot. Many people who have visited Prince's home and studio, Paisley Park, have said every room is wired to record and Prince is known to have a guitar strapped around himself so if he gets an ides he could record it. A former engineer of Prince's claims he has music from Prince that he has permission to release. 

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Fitgers 5k, Meet Kate Kucinski, What Happens Behind The Scenes

Kate Kucinski is the Public Relations Director for Grandma's Marathon, which means she handles any races that are associated with Grandma's Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation. Kate is hard to talk to on race day because she has so much to do. So do all the volunteers for the race. 

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Year After Earthquake In Haiti, The Impoverished Country Continues To Struggle With Rebuilding
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Do Men Really Know What Giving Birth Feels Like? Shari And Chris Take On The World

Men have no idea what a woman goes through when she is giving birth. There was a video that made it's way on the internet, that had a man getting buzzed to feel what contractions might feel like. It will never be enough because men and women have different equipment. I think I may have come close to feeling labor.

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Traffic Advisory Issued For Fitgers 5k Here’s The Best Ways Around

Fitgers 5k is going to have nice weather, 2 years in a row. Usually there is a freak wind storm or shades of January. One thing you can count on is traffic being diverted in or der to make room for the race. On Saturday, April 22nd starting at 8:30 a.m. traffic will be diverted from portions of Superior Street, Lake Avenue and Railroad Street.

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