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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.
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What Happened, Harry Shearer Is Leaving The Simpsons

The Simpsons will be losing one of their core voice actors. Harry Shearer has announced he is leaving the show. The squabble as he says it, came when he was told he couldn't work on any outside projects, but the producers disagree. According to TMZ it's because of merchandising payments.

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Something New For Race Training, YOGA, Carrie Tollefson Show How To Use It For Endurance

A lot of people are talking about Yoga as a way of training for running events. For those of you racing this Summer, this will help you introduce your body to a yoga training routine. In this clip Carrie Tollefson interviews internationally recognized yoga instructor Sage Rountree.

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What Would Have Happened To Ray Romano If David Letterman Had Not Existed

People are making their last appearances on David Letterman's Late Show on CBS and paying their respect to him and Paul and the band. Some are wishing him well, some are telling their favorite stories. Ray Romano stopped by to give him a little touch of It's a Wonderful Life.

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A Kitty Switch Happens After Kitty Hits The Air, Meet P Kitty

When Daryl and I talked this morning, we talked about a cat named Kitty, cute little thing and ready to go home. Too ready, Kitty found a home by the time I wrote this blog. So, I called Daryl back and asked if there was another pet that wanted to go to a home.

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rachaelkilgour.com used by permission
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This Just In, Local Singer Songwriter Rachael Kilgour Wins Award

Rachael Kilgour was in studio about a month ago talking about her music and raising money to compete in a music competition in North Carolina. I am proud to say she has let us know she won the event.

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By:Jim Dyson Getty Images Entertainment
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What Does Gene Simmons Of KISS Say About Early Van Halen Demos

Gene Simmons is one of the founding members of the rock group KISS, and along the way has made a name for himself. He is the one with the credit of discovering Van Halen. He thought they had a future and produced their demo.

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Are You In A Wheelchair, Help Set A World Record Saturday May 16th

In 2010, Christopher and Dana Reeve (Superman and wife) set a World Record for most people in a moving wheelchair line.  Myrna Peterson and Lee Isaacs are both disability activists and confined to wheelchairs. They are working to get at least 194 people in wheelchairs or scooters to come to Grand Rapids on May 16 to set a new record.

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By:Kevin Winter
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By:Kevin Winter Hulton Archive
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Do You Remember Him, Stanley Jordan Covers “Stairway To Heaven”

Back in the 80's Stanley Jordan and Stanley Clarke teamed up and had a small pop hit. The two of them were in uncharted territory because they were both Jazz artists. Stanley Clarke went on to record some big albums and is a featured player on others. Stanley Jordan? Well, here's where he wound up.

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How Is Your Training Coming Along, Carrie Tollefson Offers Strength Training

Carrie Tollefson has had children, ran short races, long races and is an Olympian. She is also one of the broadcasters for Grandma's Marathon. Here she offers some Strength Training for people of every walk and training.

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(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Who’s That Band, Jimmy Fallon Takes U2 To The New York Subway In Disguise

Jimmy Fallon always has the best games and gags, but this one is got to be near the top for me. I've always though it would be fun to take an established band and put them out in public and see if anyone knows who they are, he did with U2.

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Lions Club Pancake Day Thursday, Enjoy The Pancake Day Blues

Bill walks around and pours coffee, chat's up the latest stories in the news and offers advice on things, but if you stop him and ask him to, he will sing this orginal song, and he may ask you to sing. To help you out, here is the song so you can learn the lyrics. Obviously, when he did it, I needed to help.

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