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.
Rayman Recommends a Roy Orbison Book and Video to Add to Your Library
In a previous episode, I talked about building your own R&R library with Last Train to Memphis, a great book about Elvis Presley's early years. In this edition, we'll move on to the 60's with a book on Roy Orbison entitled Dark Star. I combine the book with my favorite DVD, Ro…
New AT&T Update Designed to Snoop Your Apps and Track Your Internet Sites
If you haven't yet gotten a message that AT&T needs to update your system when you start your phone, you probably will in the near future. I gave gotten three of them, and just dumped out of them. Good thing too, because the update is designed to snoop what you use and where you go…
Lake Nebagamon Woman Charged in Shooting Incident With Sheriffs Deputies
Earlier this week I posted on the Armed Standoff With Sheriffs Deputies, and the subsequent Tuesday House Fire Linked to Lake Nebagamon Shooting. Our WDIO Eyewitness News Partners, inform us the woman has now been officially charged
Happy Halloween From Rayman and John Zacherle The Cool Ghoul [VIDEO]
My favorite Halloween recording artist has always been John Zacherle. He gave us Dinner With Drac Pt. 1 & 2 among several others.
Tuesday House Fire in Lake Nebagamon Linked To Wednesday Shooting Incident
You'll recall my earlier post on the shooting in Lake Nebagamon. I knew of the fire that happened the night before and felt the two were related, however since the matter was under investigation, and not confirmed by the the Douglas County Sheriffs Office, I did not mention it in the original s…
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel [VIDEO]
Joel wrote this song about his first wife, Elizabeth. A pure expression of unconditional love, he gave it to her as a birthday present. Sadly, after nine years of marriage, Joel and Elizabeth divorced in 1982.
Chris Christie Tells Heckler to “Sit Down and Shut Up” [VIDEO]
I hardly ever discuss politics, but I do admit I get a kick out of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. While you or I may or may not agree with his politics, he does have enough nerve to tell people off when the situation demands.
Armed Standoff With Sheriffs Deputies Results in Shooting in Lake Nebagamon
Yesterday afternoon while I was on the air, I received a call from my wife stating that several police, Douglas County Sheriffs, and the Lake Nebagamon Volunteer Fire Department had responded to a 911 call on East Lake Blvd. in Lake Nebagamon.Several gunshots were heard around the same time.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Low Rider by War [VIDEO]
The drummer for the band, Harold brown tells us about the song. The lines "Take a little trip" and "Rides a little higher" led many listeners to believe this song was about drugs, but Brown tells a different story:
Rayman Buys a Fitness Band
Lately, I've given a lot of thought to health. After a recent visit to my doc, he suggested loosing fifteen pounds would put me at the perfect weight. I've also been reading about a fitness band. I like the fact it can tell me how many steps I've taken, miles walked etc. The problem i…
Thanksgiving Used to be a Day for Family, is it That Way Today?
I guess I might be a little old fashioned when it comes to the holidays. Take Thanksgiving for example. I was always taught that Thanksgiving is a day to be spent with family. In today's society however, things have changed, and not necessarily for the better in my opinion.
Do You Like These Halloween Candies or Give Them Away?
Peanut Butter Kisses..Oh boy I love em. I think I'm in the minority though. I'm the only one in our family that likes them. I've even heard of kids who get them for Halloween giving them away. I can't figure out why? Everyone likes peanut butter, they melt in your mouth, chewy, i…