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Ken Hayes

Hello, thanks for visiting my page! I've been here at B105 since 2007, and I've been a part of the Northland my whole life! I was born and raised on the Iron Range, and I've hopped around a few different parts of the country before returning to the Twin Ports where I call home. I love being close to the woods and the lakes where I can fish and hunt, and I think this is a great place for my wife and I to raise our kids. I love doing the Breakfast Club each morning with my co-host Cathy, and I thank you for waking up with us!
The Late Late Show With James Corden via YouTube
The Late Late Show With James Corden via YouTube
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Watch Elton John in Carpool Karaoke with James Corden & Enter To Win A Trip To See Him! [VIDEO]

I've really been enjoying the talents of James Corden and his carpool Karaoke skit.  If you're unfamiliar, James takes famous artists and carpools with them.  Along the way they sing along to their hits on the radio, and he finds out a little bit more about them.  What a great idea, and Sir Elton John was a great guest!

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angel city chorale via YouTube
angel city chorale via YouTube
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You’ve Never Seen Toto’s ‘Africa’ Like This Before [VIDEO]

Over the years I've really learned to appreciate the true musical genius that is in the song "Africa," by Toto. There has been some really great covers, but this one takes the cake. Check out what the Angel City Chorale did to set the scene of the song. It's truly amazing.

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Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes
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Duluth Fire Department Responds To Vehicle Fire, Traffic Backed Up On Mesaba Avenue at Noon

What looks to be an apparent vehicle fire occurred near the Coppertop Church around noon today. The Duluth Fire Department was on scene and had the fire put out, but as you can see in the vehicle it was still smoking. 

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Pop Monologues via YouTube
Pop Monologues via YouTube
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What’s Rick Astley Up To? Singing Uptown Funk in London [VIDEO]

It's a strange coincidence that just the other day I was thinking about Rick Astley.  No joke, he "Rick Rolled" my own mind the other day.  You of course would know him from his big hit from the 80's "Never Gonna Give You Up," but recently he was performing at a London Festival when he pulled out the stops with a great rendition of "Uptown Funk."

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Lisa Lake/ Getty Images
Lisa Lake/ Getty Images
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Get Your Code for Rick Springfield & The Romantics PreSale Here

Rick Springfield, The Romantics, and Mynx will be playing live at Bayfront Festival Park on July 9th!  Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday June 5th at 10am, but you can get a code for the pre-sale that happens Wednesday June 3rd!

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Fiona Goodall/ Getty Images
Fiona Goodall/ Getty Images
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Do You Want Two Tickets To See The Rolling Stones at TCF Stadium? Here’s How You Can Win!

The Rolling Stones are coming to the TCF Stadium in Minneapolis on June 3rd, and Kool 101.7 wants to get you there for FREE!  Listen each weekday for your chance to be caller 7 and win tickets to our private Rolling Stones Ticket Drop Party!   But, if you don't win tickets to the private party, there's still a chance to win!

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 via YouTube
Billboard Music Awards 2015 via YouTube
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Watch Simple Minds Perform ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ at 2015 Billboard Music Awards [VIDEO]

It's hard to believe it's been 30 years since "The Breakfast Club" was in theaters.  To commemorate this milestone, Simple Minds performed the hit song from the soundtrack "Don't You Forget About Me."  As an added bonus, Molly Ringwald (who looks great by the way) introduced them.

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