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-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 attract…
Rayman’s Song of the Day-You Got It by Roy Orbison [VIDEO]
You Got It was written by Roy Orbison and was the chart-leading single from what was to be his comeback album Mystery Girl. Tragically, he died of a heart attack in December of 1988, before he could see just how successful his comeback was.
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 tol…
The Time I was Determined to Meet Ricky Nelson and What We Have in Common [VIDEO]
In this short video, I'll explain the story of how I was able to convince a roady to let me talk to Ricky Nelson, the nicest guy I've ever met in rock n roll. Share the video with your friends (sharing helped build r&r,) and I'll have another story for you next week. Se..…
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Be Good Johnny by Men At Work [VIDEO]
Lead singer Colin Hay explains the songs meaning "It was a song written from the standpoint of a 9-year-old boy. His parents are constantly telling him to be good and he feels like he understands some things but is completely misunderstood by the adult world, which I think a lot of people f…
Frogs Go Crazy Watching Worms on Smartphone [VIDEO]
Today's smartphones make pictures and videos look lifelike, and these frogs agree. Watch the frogs looking at worms on a smartphone, some even try to eat them.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hot Child in the City by Nick Gilder [VIDEO]
This song is about child prostitution. Gilder had moved from Vancouver to Los Angeles, and was amazed at how many young girls he saw working as prostitutes on Hollywood Boulevard.
Wisconsin Residents Receive More Scam Calls With A New Twist
Fake scam calls are once again on the rise in Wisconsin. Scammers pretending to be IRS officials are now joined by scammers referencing credit cards, computer virus's and lotteries and contests, and the Consumer Hotline at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protect…
Rayman’s Song of the Day-What a Fool Believes by the Doobie Brothers [VIDEO]
This won Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The album won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus. They were the only Grammys the band ever won.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Instant Karma by John Lennon [VIDEO]
In an interview Lennon told Rolling Stone in January 1971 about the recording of this song and its quick turn around: "I wrote it in the morning on the piano. I went to the office and sang it many times.
Rock & Roll Memories – The Story of When I Swapped Sunglasses With John Lee Hooker Jr. [VI…
Over the years, I've had the opportunity to meet or interview hundreds of famous people, most being in the music industry. Each person has a story, and I'll share some of those with you each week here on Kool 1017.com. This video is the first in the series, where I describe my meetin…
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Lowdown by Boz Scaggs [VIDEO]
The song is about a girl who doesn't appreciate what her man gives her. The "dirty lowdown" is the honest truth - what Scaggs is encouraging this poor sap to face.