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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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By: Justin Sullivan Getty Images News
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Are You Charging Your New iPhone More Than Normal? Here’s a Quick Fix

Over the years I've owned four i-Phones, and I remember one of them had a short battery life. Apparently, I was not the only one, so Steve Jobs addressed the problem. His response was " I have two of them with me,"( inference being buy two phones, so one is always charged.)

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By: Jason Merritt Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Refugee by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers [VIDEO]

Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell wrote the music and Petty added the lyrics. Mike tells us about the recording process:
"That was a hard record to make. It was a 4-track that I made at my house. Tom wrote over the music as it was, no changes, but it took us forever to actually cut the track. We just had a hard time getting the feel right. We must have recorded that 100 times.

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Category: Featured, Music History
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(Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-It’s Only Rock and Roll by The Rolling Stones [VIDEO]

Stones Guitarist Ron Wood tells us about the song: "That was recorded in my house in 1974. In Richmond. The original tape was made there in my studio with Willy Weeks on bass, Kenney Jones on drums, me on guitar, and David Bowie and Mick on vocals. And Keith said, 'I've taken the precaution of wiping all of your guitars.' And I said, 'Oh, mate. This is the guy I'm gonna have to spend some time with.

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Category: Featured, Music History
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Jose Antonio SA!nchez Reyes
Credit Jose Antonio SA!nchez Reyes
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Rockin Into The Night by .38 Special [VIDEO]

Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan wrote this for their band Survivor. Survivor recorded the song for their first albumbut the producer decided it wasn't right for the record. John Kalodner, who signed .38 Special and Survivor, took the rough mix and gave it to.38 Special's manager, Mark Spector.

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Category: Featured, Music History
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(Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
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RCA Nashville Studio A to be Demolished, But You Can Help Stop It [VIDEO]

Those of you that know me, realize I'm  a rock and roll guy through and through. I also am a student of history,( after all I make my living in music history.) I'm a huge believer in preserving historic places and buildings for future generations to enjoy, and now, unless quick action is taken, the RCA Nashville Studio A will be demolished.

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Jason Stroja
Credit Jason Stroja
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hold Your Head Up by Argent [VIDEO]

This was the only US Top-40 hit for Argent, who were named for their keyboard player Rod Argent, who was previously a member of The Zombies. This song was written by Chris White, who was The Zombies' bass player. Argent performed the song on the British TV show Top Of The Pops, and attracted a much wider audience as a result.

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Category: Featured, Music History
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(Credit TSM Duluth)
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Mix 108′s Jeanne Ryan Tells Rayman His Shoe is Coming Apart, and to Get a New pair

I was talking to my friend Jeanne Ryan co-host of the morning show on Mix 108. She happens to look at one of my shoes, and says "your shoe is falling apart, get a new pair." I replied, that I'd rather have them repaired, I love the shoes, and I'm superstitious. Then I told her the story of Keith Richard.

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Category: Featured, Lifestyle

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