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.
The Story of How I Met the Drummer For Buddy Holly & the Crickets, Carl Bunch
One of the nicest people I've ever met was Carl Bunch. Carl was the drummer for the Crickets the night Buddy, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper played Duluth. Don't forget to hit the Subscribe button. Enjoy!
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Some Like it Hot by Power Station [VIDEO]
Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor recalled his contribution to this track in an interview : "John (Taylor) felt sorry for me. He said, 'Of coursewe've got work for you.' He flew me and my drum tech to New York on Concorde and put us up in a 5-star hotel.
Potential Longshoremen Strike Delaying Boatloads of Holiday Items
A slowdown by west coast longshoremen who are considering striking, is delaying boatloads of containers filled with goods and holiday items. Obviously, this could cause shortages of products, especially during the early shopping season.
Could You be Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Many people who live in a climate such as ours in the Northland, suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD.) Many do not know the symptoms, or even know if they have it, they just plain don't feel well.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Fooled Around and Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop [VIDEO]
In an interview Elvin says:"My voice is very plain. It's better suited for Blues. It's been good for me, because it's made my songwriting strong, because to really get over with a voice like mine, which is not a thrill in itself - the quality of the voice - you have to h…
How To Tell if Your House is Haunted
There are several ways to find out if your house is haunted, according to an article in Mens Health. We've all heard strange noises that go bump in the night, yet not all are accounted for.
The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, Older and Wiser
I first met Jerry Lee lewis several years ago, and introduced him on stage. Jerry was cranky, having been just informed his wife Kerry was divorcing him. He was scheduled to play 90 minutes, after 25 he walked off the stage, aided by yours truely. " Jerry Lee's tired" he repli…
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band [VIDEO]
This was written by Paul Pena, a blind folk singer from Cape Cod. Pena played the Newport Folk Festival in 1969, but was unable to launch a successful career. For much of his life, Pena's royalties from writing this were his only income.
Motorcycle Lane Splitting California Style [VIDEO]
On the news this morning they were talking about lane splitting in California, which is legal in that state.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Crumblin’ Down by John Mellencamp
Mellencamp describes this as a "political song." He told Rolling Stone in 2013: "Reagan was president - he was deregulating everything and the walls were crumbling down on the poor. the song was the last one recorded and the first single...
Check Here to See if Your Vehicles are on the List of Defective Airbags
The list of vehicles having faulty airbags seems to be growing by the day. Just this morning I checked to see if our vehicles were on the list. Thankfully, ours were not, but more vehicles might be added in the future.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Do Me Like That by Tom Petty [VIDEO]
Petty wrote this after his first group Mudcrutch moved from Florida to Los Angeles in 1974. Not one of the group's more meaningful songs, Creem magazine called it a "throwaway romp."