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Rayman

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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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 love that guy,) and some NFL football, but that's about all. My wife says she doesn't miss anything (and I believe her.)

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The Rolling Stones perform at the Roundhouse, London, 14th March 1971. The band features Bobby Keys on saxophone, left, and Mick Taylor on guitar, centre. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones perform at the Roundhouse, London, 14th March 1971. The band features Bobby Keys on saxophone, left, and Mick Taylor on guitar, centre. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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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 eventually led to his early retirement touring with the Stones.

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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 Child Is This.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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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 before.

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