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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.
(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Barkhad Abdi, Cast by Lake Nebagamon Woman in Captain Phillips, Nominated For Oscar

On January 13th, I posted about Debbie Kaszynski from Lake Nebagamon, and the fact she cast a then unknown Barkhad Abdi in the supporting role in Captain Phillips. Lake Nebagamon Woman Attends Golden Globe Awards Ceremony. The film was up for a Golden Globe award, and even though it did not win an award, I said there would be more good things to come from Debbie, and I was right.

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(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis)
(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-September by Earth Wind & Fire [VIDEO]

Maurice White got the idea for this song in an unlikely place: a hotel room in Washington DC while there was some kind of protest going on below. Said White, "there's all these cats screaming and throwing things and going crazyand this tune just evolved

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Category: Featured, Music History
Top broke off the carafe on old coffeemaker. (Photo Kool Staff)
Top broke off the carafe on old coffeemaker. (Photo Kool Staff)
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Rayman Has Big Trouble With New Coffeemaker

Aah, I just finished a great cup of coffee, but things didn't start out that way. My old coffeemaker broke. The top just fell off, making pouring the coffee awkward and even slightly dangerous. I decided I'd better get a new one because I could scaled myself with the old one. Since it made the best coffeemaker I ever had, I tried to order a new one, only to find out they don't make them anymore. I could order just the carafe, but it would cost me more than I originally paid for the whole coffeemaker! Now I had no choice but to buy a new one.

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Category: Featured, Food, Lifestyle, Tech
Elsa - Getty Images Sport
Elsa - Getty Images Sport
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No Cars or Trucks Allowed on Ice at Lake Nebagamon Fisherama, Only the Second time in 52 years

For only second time in 52 years Lake Nebagamon contestants in the Fisherama will not be allowed to drive or park their cars or trucks on the lake due to poor ice conditions. A record 3 vehicles have gone through the ice so far this year.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Black Velvet by Alannah Myles [VIDEO]

In a CBC Newsworld interview Myles revealed she was robbed and cheated by her record company and amazingly she only received her first ever royalty check on April 1, 2008. She signed that record deal when she was young and naive and so far she has paid $7 million on expenditures for her first three albums, all deducted out of her take.

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Category: Featured, Music History
(Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)
(Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the day-While You See A Chance by Steve Winwood [VIDEO]

Steve Winwood did very well in the '60s and '70s with his bands The Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith and Traffic, but he was struggling to find success as a solo artist. He teamed up with lyricist Will Jennings,and the pair wrote most of the songs for Arc Of A Diver.

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Category: Featured, Music History
(Photo by Sascha Baumann/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sascha Baumann/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-The Long Way Home by Supertramp [VIDEO]

Written shortly before Supertramp went in the studio to record the Breakfast In America album, Roger Hodgson said the song was "a last-minute surprise." He added that the song operates on two levels. Said Roger: "Talking about not wanting to go home to the wife, take the long way home to the wife because she treats you like part of the furniture,

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Category: Featured, Music History
(Photo Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images).
(Photo Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images).
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The Weather Channel Dropped From DirecTV Effective Today

The biggest satellite provider in America, DirecTV has dropped the Weather Channel from it's lineup effective today.While Weather Channel executives say it's a must have for all families, DirecTV's response is that weather information is readily available everywhere, and it's customers should not have to pay a premium for it.

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Category: Featured, TV News, Weather

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