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-Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
In 1970, Feliciano wrote and released an album of Christmas music,Feliz Navidad. Each year, during the Christmas season, Feliz Navidad returns to US airwaves as one of the most-played and most-downloaded songs of the season. Feliz Navidad is also recognized by ASCAP as one of the 25 all-time m…
20 Mistakes To Avoid During the Winter Season
Although we're not yet in the depths of winter, now is a good time to examine things we definitely do not want to do, courtesy of the Weather.Com After reading the article, I picked up a couple "don't" things I've been doing. Maybe you will too...
The Family Fued Among the Kinks Will Kill American Tour
A few months back on my show I mentioned an article I read on an upcoming tour of America by the Kinks. I stated then, it would not happen then or anytime. The reason is the founders of the Kinks are brothers. Ray and Dave Davies. They're both great guys individually, but putting them together …
Interesting Weather Stats On Men and Weather
With the cold and snowy weather upon us, I've found some interesting statistics about men and weather. According to an article in Mens Health, one in seven men would choose the ability to control the weather over any other superpower.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Winter Wonderland by Brenda Lee [AUDIO]
This was written in 1934 by Richard B. Smith and Felix Bernard. The lyricist Richard Smith served as an editor of a newspaper before taking up a career in music. The composer Felix Bernard, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, played the piano with popular orchestras and was also a tap dancer and wri…
What Food Banks Need Most, and What They Have Too Much Of
Food Shelves and Food banks need donations for those in need all year round, but the holidays seem the busiest. Most of us at one time or another have donated food, and probably will now again, it being the holidays.
7 Mistakes to Avoid This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of many, but for the person in charge it's lots of work. There are ways to insure that your Thanksgiving goes off pretty much without a hitch, if you plan and prepare.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Frosty the Snowman by the Ronettes [ AUDIO)
The Ronettes were one of the great "girl groups' of the sixties. the group was made up of sisters Veronica Bennett (Ronnie), Estelle Bennett, and their cousin Nedra Talley.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe by Barry White [VIDEO]
Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe was written, recorded, and produced by Barry White, as was the case with most of his songs.
Flashing Yellow Turn Signals Coming to Wisconsin
A new style traffic signal is starting to replacing the five section traffic signals throughout Wisconsin. There are many reasons, but basically they are much safer than the current signal lights according to an article posted on the Sheriff of Douglas County Wi.org. site.
Today is Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin
I can't tell you how many times the snowplows have saved me. They've gotten me to work in deplorable conditions, and gotten me home safely when the weather conditions were so bad I shouldn't even have been on the road.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Take On Me by A-Ha [VIDEO]
The song "Take On Me" was released as a single only in Europe, it went to #3 in their native Norway, but didn't chart anywhere else. They re-recorded the song and beefed it up with more instrumentation and energy. It became a #1 song in America in 1985.