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.
Is the Last Minute Holiday Shopper a Thing of the Past?
About the only time I was a last minute holiday shopper was when I was a kid. It's hard to buy a gift for like a dollar thirty nine cents, right? I usually wound up with a candle, or a statue or box of candy which I sampled on the way home.
Tips on Returning, Exchanging, or Regifting Unwanted Holiday Gifts
I thought this might come in handy right about now, as you may have found a gift you're not crazy about, will never use, or "what is this?" under your tree this year. What should you do with it?
Keurig Recalls Coffee Makers Due To Burn Risk
Let's hope you don't have one of these under your holiday tree. According to an article in USA Today, Keurig is recalling the single cup machine due to burning risks.
McDonald’s Removing Big Mac, Apple Pies And Eliminating Large Size Option
Say bye bye to the Big Mac and apple pies as McDonald's looks to freshen up their menus, according to an article in dailybuzzlive.com. They now join the ranks of several other fast food chains, looking to provide healthier meals for their customers.
Do We Really Need Cable or Satellite TV?
On November 5th, I posted that we had dropped Dish Network. I promised I would let you know how we were doing. It's now been almost 7 weeks, and Mrs. Rayman and I are doing fine without it. I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss some things though, like watching Charlie Rose do the morning news (I lo…
Two Rolling Stones Sidemen, Ian McLagan and Bobby Keys Die Within One Day of Each Other
It's been a rough month for Rolling Stones fans. Keyboard player Ian McLagan and sax man Bobby Keys died a day apart. I don't know much about Ian other than the fact he was a happy fun-loving guy (much like Ronnie Wood who he played with in Faces.) I know he was frail and sickly, which eve…
Rayman’s Song of the Day-What Child is This by John Denver
This carol's melody is from the 16th century song Greensleeves. In 1865 the English poet and lay theologian William Chatterton Dix wrote a Christmas poem entitled The Manger Throne and a few years later Sir John Stainer merged 3 verses of Dix's lyrics and Greensleeves to produce What…
iPod Classics Are Selling For As Much As $900
If you have an original iPod Classic, you should be able to sell it for a pretty penny according to an article in the Huff Post. Believe it or not, there are people who want a Classic, and are willing to shell out big bucks to get one.
The Top Six Cars/Suv’s Consumers Hate The Most
What do you do when you purchase a vehicle and grow to hate it the longer you drive it? The answer is you loose. You can't sell it for what you owe one it, you'll get nowhere near what you paid if you trade, in short, your just plain stuck. I'm sure we've all been there bef…
Rayman’s Song of the Day-My Favorite Things by Dianna Ross [VIDEO]
My Favorite Things describes all the things that make us feel better when sad, like "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens."
Tips On Caring For your Pets This Winter
Most of us have pets, gee, they're part of the family. Just like us, they need special care during the cold winter months.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Merry Christmas Baby by Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works.