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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!
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
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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
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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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Rayman and myself
Rayman and myself
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What Rayman Was Like Behind The Microphone

I've worked with Rayman for the last 8 years, and it's turning out to be difficult to see him go into retirement.  I'm happy for him, because he definitely deserves this next stage in life.  Still, I'm going to miss seeing him everyday at the studios.  Things won't be the same without the old rock n' roller.

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Mike Masse via YouTube
Mike Masse via YouTube
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Watch This Amazing Acoustic Cover of Toto’s ‘Africa’ Sang By Two Guys In A Pizza Place [VIDEO]

I know there has been a time or two, where I've rolled my eyes when I'm out to eat and there is an acoustic duo playing in the corner.  Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of talented musicians that are hired for this.  A lot of times though, it's just a distraction.  These guys NAILED it!

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Fiona Goodall / Getty
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The Rolling Stones Announce Tour With Stop At TCF Stadium In Minneapolis June 3rd [VIDEO]

Arguably the greatest rock band in history is coming back to Minneapolis, this time at TCF stadium on June 3rd.  The band announced the tour this morning, with a kick off starting May 24th in San Diego.  All tickets for US concerts starts April 13th at 10am.

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Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes
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Help Us Break The Million Dollar Milestone For The Northland St. Jude Radiothons!

We have been doing the St. Jude Radiothon on B105 & Kool 101.7 for years now, and we could have a milestone this year.  We could crack the $1,000,000 milestone this year!  But we need your help!  Become a partner in hope either by calling us or donating online.

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