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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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Rayman’s Song of the Day-River of Dreams by Billy Joel [VIDEO]

River of Dreams is a very spiritual song where Joel, who identifies himself as an atheist, includes some biblical imagery, including the line, "Through the valley of fear," which is a reference to Psalm 23:4 - "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil." Joel also says that the river is a religious image, as "there's baptizing in a river and you have to cross the river - people are getting dunked in the river and there's rivers of blood."

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What Does the Title of Bruce Springsteens Song “Thunder Road” Refer To? [VIDEO + TRIVIA]

Thunder Road was written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, and is the opening track on his breakthrough album Born To Run. It is ranked as one of Springsteen's greatest songs, and often appears on lists of the top rock songs of all time.Rolling Stone magazine placed it as #86 on its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Raymans Song of the Day-Purple Rain by Prince [VIDEO]

After Prince released his 1999 album in 1982, he toured in many of the same cities Bob Seger did. Prince was amazed at how crowds connected with Seger's songs which were slow songs that told stories people could relate to. Prince decided to write a song in that style, and "Purple Rain" was the result.

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(Credit Elnur Amikishiyev)
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40 Percent of Adults Between 18 and 24 Use Social Media in the Bathroom.

How much television do we watch, and do we engage in social media while we're watching is the question. I must be in the minority here because I do either one or the other, never both. According to a recent Nielsen study, in the past year, time-shifting of television content grew by almost two hours, averaging 13 hours per month,  according to an article in the Huffington Post. Viewers averaged nearly 134 hours of live TV viewing a month in 2013, down nearly three hours from 2012.

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Interesting Facts About Valentine Heart Candy

Did you ever wonder how the Valentine Candy hearts we all enjoy got their start? The conversation candy hearts that we know today date back to 1902, when the New England Confectionery Company printed sayings on candy shapes including postcards, baseballs, horseshoes, and watches. According to an article in Better Homes and Gardens,The sayings are updated every year and the hearts have been used in creative crafts, cake decorations, cute Valentine's Day gifts, and -- sweetest of all -- marriage proposals

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(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone [VIDEO]

Sly Stone wrote Everyday People  about how everyone is essentially the same, regardless of race or background. Sly & the Family Stone were made up of a blend of musical styles with band members of different genders and ethnic backgrounds.

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