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’s Song of the Day-I’d Really Love to See You Tonight by England Dan & John Ford Col…
The 1970's were the peak time for this duo, and this was their biggest hit. A man wants to see his former love again, even though it won't be for anything long-term.
The Brule, River of Presidents [GALLERY]
Mrs. Rayman wanted to go for a ride to see the colorful leaves over the weekend. Unfortunately, they had already peaked, but she did show me the Brule where several U.S. Presidents have fished.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen [VIDEO]
Queen guitarist Brian May wrote this song, which is about a young man who comes to appreciate women of substantial girth.
Could You Live on $7.25 an Hour? Wisconsin Governor Walker Thinks So
According to an article in the Huffington Post, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker seems to be okay with the fact that many full-time workers in his state earn only $7.25 per hour. There are several organizations, and wage earners who disagree. This is a hot topic not only in Wisconsin, but other state…
US Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin From Implementing Law Requiring Voters to Present Photo …
Yesterday I posted on the Voter Photo ID Law affecting Wisconsin residents. Things have since changed, as the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs, overturning a lower court decision that would have put the law in place …
Rayman’s Song of the Day-I Wish by Stevie Wonder [VIDEO]
Wonder wrote the song after attending a Motown company picnic in 1976 where he participated in contests and games; an afternoon in which he felt that he rekindled his childhood. "I had such a good time at the picnic that I went to Crystal Recording Studio right afterward and the vibe came r…
Wisconsin Residents Should Be Aware of the Voter Photo ID Law
When you go to vote this November, Wisconsin residents will be required to show a Voter Photo ID. This should not be a major problem for most, however it does raise questions, for example:
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Barracuda by Heart [VIDEO]
The song focuses on Ann's rage towards a promoter who came up to her after a concert in Detroit asking how her "lover" was.
Rayman Almost Got a Big Head After Meeting ZZ Top – What Keeps Him Grounded?
In this video episode, I tell the funny story of how my wife unknowingly put me in my place with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Woman Power at it's best! I encourage you to subscribe so you'll be notified when the next video in the series is posted.Enjoy!
Rayman’s Song of the Day-This is It by Kenny Loggins [VIDEO]
Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald wrote this after Kenny's father had a serious heart problem and didn't' know what to do about it.
U2 The Definitive Biography, and You Can Win a Copy From Kool 101.7 [REVIEW]
I've just completed reading U2 The definitive Biography, and found it most interesting. John Jobling takes us beyond the myth of U2, and presents an extremely comprehensive account of the band. You'll find extensive interviews with the insiders, studio presidents, record label scouts,…
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon [VIDEO]
Zevon wrote this with guitarist Robert "Waddy" Wachtel. When Zevon was working with The Everly Brothers, he hired Wachtel to play in their backing band. At one point, Phil Everly asked them to write a dance song for the Everly Brothers called "Werewolves Of London.&quo…