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I've been in Twin Ports radio close to twenty years. I started in November of 1995 on talk radio WEBC AM 560. I joined the Kool 101.7 staff in 1998 and became the Afternoon Drive personality in 2001. In 2005 I was honored to receive a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the MINNESOTA ROCK AND COUNTRY HALL OF FAME, now the MID AMERICA MUSIC HALL OF FAME. I was born in Cleveland ohio and raised in Duluth. Although I've traveled to all but two of the fifty states, and lived in ten of them, I'm proud to call the Northland my home. Thank you for sharing part of your afternoon with me on Kool 101.7 over the years.
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Watch Rayman’s 5 Favorite Guitar Solos [VIDEO]

I've loved guitar solos ever since I watched McGuinn of the Byrds pick his twelve string Rickenbacker, and Zal Yanofsky of the Lovin Spoonful play a screamin solo, then fall off the stage into the crowd and not miss a note

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Take this Short Quiz to See How Much You Know About Prince

Starting with his debut album For You in 1978, Prince made a career out of spinning daringly sexual lyrics with a unique blend of Funk, Rock, Pop, R&B and New Wave, dubbed the "Minneapolis sound" after his hometown. To date, he has released over 30 albums and four films, including his 1984 classic Purple Rain.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders [VIDEO]

The song's title came about after The Pretenders first ever UK gig, when they were in the communal dressing room with The Strangeways, who they were supporting. Chrissie Hynde wanted to know whose trousers were sprawled over the back of a chair. One of The Strangeways Ada Wilson said: "I'll have them if there's any brass in the pockets." When Chrissie inquired what he meant by brass, it was explained to her that brass is a northern slang term for money. Chrissie fell in love with the expression and was inspired to write the song.

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Like Bacon? Try These Bacon and Gravy Shakes and Loose Weight Too

Science tells us 8 out of 10 dieters fail to keep the weight off.The reason is simple. Dieters are forced to eat less of what they like, and more of what they hate. Researchers say exercise is a key factor in keeping the weight off. The makers of say substitute a difficult exercise plan with Bacon and Gravy flavored weight loss shakes.

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Want to Read a Really Great Rock Book? Check Out “California Slim” [REVIEW]

I recently completed a book by Andrew J. Bernstein titled California Slim The Music, the Magic, and the Madness. If you happen to be a baby boomer, this book will really hit home, or, if you are a student of rock, I guarantee you'll learn more from this book than you can imagine.

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Minnesota Cops Say: Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Not on Your Phone

Most of us have admit to have done this from time to time, however, some people make it a daily practice. Now the police in Minnesota are cracking down. It’s illegal to read, compose and send text messages or e-mails while driving, and for the next 10 days, law enforcement from more than 400 Minnesota agencies will join forces to catch those who do according to an article in the Star Tribune.

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