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.
Reports of The Superior Kmart Closure May be Unfounded
Steve Tanko did a blog a couple of weeks back concerning the closure of the Superior Kmart. While it is true that many Kmart stores nationwide will be closing, my sources tell me the Superior Kmart is not one of them.
Six Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make While Heating Your Home This Winter
Heating your home in the winter months here in the Northland is always a challenge, and expensive too. This year, heating costs have gone up, but there are ways to fight back by avoiding these six mistakes. Here's some great tips from the National Weather Center...
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Smooth by Santana [VIDEO]
Ital Shur writes: I wrote this track on guitar with all the arrangements called Room One Seven. It was about this couple that meet after a long time and have a little tryst in the hotel room.
I Can’t Understand Amazon Anymore [OPINION]
I became an Amazon Prime member back when they were the bomb. Prices were cheap and the free two day shipping was great! It's certainly not that way anymore. Prices on many items are lower locally, many Prime items are no longer in the Prime category, and the two day free shipping is now …
Former Porn Star Wears Colander on her Head for Drivers License Photo
We enjoy freedom of religion in America, but I wonder if some people don't take things a little bit too far. Like the former porn star who insisted on wearing a colander on her head when taking her drivers license photo.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hey Nineteen by Steely Dan [VIDEO]
In this song, an older man is seducing a 19-year-old girl. He's a bit conflicted, as her inexperience frustrates him when she doesn't even remember Aretha Franklin.
Motown’s Studio Band The Funk Brothers [VIDEO]
In this episode, I recommend the Standing in the Shadows of Motown DVD to add to your collection. The DVD takes you on a personal journey with the original Funk Brothers from the beginning Motown, to it's demise. Be sure and subscribe.
Rayman Recommends Two Books on Minnesota & Wisconsin Bands [VIDEO]
I've talked on books to add to your rock and roll library in past segments, and I've saved the best for last. Each book goes through every artist or band that charted on the top 40, and top 100 that came from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Great for reference...
YouTube Announces New Music Streaming Service
Like so many others I use YouTube several times a day, and they've just announced an ad free music streaming service called YouTube Music Key, according to an article published in the Huffington Post.
Amazon’s New Echo, an Invasion of Privacy or Not? You Be The Judge
It seems more and more companies see the need to delve into our personal lives. That's the first thing that came to mind when I read the article at Forbes.com. on Amazon's latest idea, the Amazon Echo.
Rayman’s Song of the Day-Misunderstanding by Phil Collins [VIDEO]
To write song for the album, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks moved into Collins' house in Surrey, England for six weeks. Collins hadn't done much writing at that point, but Rutherford and Banks were very impressed when he played them this song...
Great Bargains From Great Lakes Aquarium & Seize The Deal
Here's a great idea for the Holiday season for both adults and kids. For the next few days you can but Great Lakes Aquarium tickets for half price, either adult or kids.