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Chris Allen

A little about me, I was born in Duluth. My Grandpa Irv got me started in recording, showing me reel to reel and other tricks of the trade. 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 am married, with two boys JJ (10) and Sam (4)
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Children’s Rhubarb Run and Rhubarb Festival To Honor Steve O’Neil

All children are welcome to participate in this year’s Children’s Rhubarb Run the morning of Saturday, June 28. A variety of other children’s activities will take place throughout the festival, which lasts from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Leif Erickson Park. This year will honor Steve O'Neil.

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CHUM Emergency Family Shelter and Hillside Apartment to be Named Steve O’Neil Apartments

Steve O'Neil spent his life in Duluth working for Duluth's most vulnerable families. His legacy will continue, as the new apartments and emergency shelter bearing his name. They will not only help those families, but will also help fulfill Duluth's vision of becoming a city that welcomes the stranger, feeds the hungry, and houses the homeless.

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(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Time Is Drawing Near To Sign Up For Grandma’s Marathon

Grandma's Marathon is still open to run. If you think you can make it or have been training and just haven't turned in your name.  Bob Gustafson stopped in the studio to say that registration for the 38th running of Grandma’s Marathon will remain open through Saturday, May 31.

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(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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Be A Contestant On Wheel Of Fortune Tryouts On June 8th In Minnesota

Wheel of Fortune has been on for years. How many of you sit and watch and guess at all the puzzles? Most families do, according to the ratings. If you're good at it you should try out for the show, and here's an opportunity.

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Duluth Makes It To The Third Round For “Best Town In America” Go Vote Now Till Thursday

Duluth has advanced to the third round of "The Best Town In America" by Outside Magazine. Duluth advanced past Columbia, MO, in first round of the Midwest part of the bracket; winning in grand style, earning 15,512 votes to 3,463 for Columbia. Round two Duluth was able to overtake Athens, OH in a landslide 23,541 to 6,330 vote. Now Duluth faces La Crosse, WI, with voting for this round is open now through 10:59 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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Tomorrow, “History In A Pint” Will Talk About Swords and War Souvenirs

St. Louis County Historical Society announces the next event of its Veterans’ Memorial Hall program, a “History in a Pint” presentation, entitled “More than War Souvenirs: Reflections on Minnesota’s WWII Veterans and Their Japanese Swords”. This event is free and open to all.

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Listen Behind The Scenes In Making Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl

With permission from Daybreak Entertainment, KOOL 101.7 presents a one hour special behind the scenes look at making and recording. John Carter Cash hosts this interesting revealing show about how Roy Orbison's sons were able to record with their father.

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