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Steve Tanko

Here's more than you ever cared to know about me. I'm a "lifer".  ...Born and raised on Minnesota's Iron Range...moving to the Twin Ports area 20 years ago. I've worked for these radio stations for18 years and love every minute of it.  Although you hear me on the radio during the mid-day, my main role is Production Manager for our stations - writing and producing commercials. In my spare time (what's that?)  I'm married with one child.  I'm active in my son's school and volunteer in the community and serve on a variety of boards and committees.  I love to cook and have collected records for my entire life.  Although I spin "the Northland's Favorite Hits" on the radio, my collection is mostly comprised of classic country.   I'm also interested in business and economics. Thanks for listening!!
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Why Is Eric Clapton Called Slowhand? How Did Eric Clapton Get His Nickname?

Was it his fast guitar playing chops?  Was it the fact that he took forever to change his broken guitar strings?  Was it drug-related?  How did Eric Clapton come to be known as Slowhand?  The answer isn't definitive, as the facts and story surrounding the nickname have changed or evolved over the years.

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Who Says Vinyl Is Dead? World’s Largest Record Being Used To Promote Upcoming Eagles Concert

It's been over 25 years since the major record labels stopped servicing consumer vinyl, but the format is alive and well in 2014 - with increased sales and perhaps one of the largest publicity stunts ever.  Concert promoters are using a 407-foot record replica to promote an upcoming Eagles' concert at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Russian Ship That Was Stuck In The Ice Since Christmas Day Was On Climate Change Fact Finding Mission

Russian scientists on a fact-finding mission to give relevancy to global warming claims were recently rescued by helicopter from their ship which became ice-bound on Christmas Day.  Their rescue from the ship Akademic Shokalskiy finally came today, a little over a week from when they originally became stranded in the ice.

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(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Hibbing Native To Compete On ABC’s The Taste

Tonight's premier of The Taste on ABC-TV has a local tie-in:  Chef Sarah Master is originally from Hibbing.  The 1996 Bluejacket graduate heads up the kitchen these days at Barbette in Minneapolis, and this show is an excellent way for her to show off her culinary skills on a national level.

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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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See The Minnesota Wild On January 11; Cloquet Community Education Bus Makes It Easy

Here's a great chance to battle Cabin Fever, see a professional hockey game, and leave the driving to someone else!  Cloquet Community Education still has room on their "fun bus" to see the Minnesota Wild take on the Colorado Avalanche - Saturday, January 11 at the Xcel Energy Center.

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Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
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Bob McDonald Takes Home 1,000th Win; Chisholm Coach Reaches Milestone Victory In Final Season

With no offense to Walker-Hackensack-Akelyy, all eyes were on Chisholm and Bob McDonald last night, as the infamous basketball coach achieved his 1,000 career victory in his final season before retirement.

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(Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)
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Bees Gees Talk Show Must-See; Watch The Super Group Walk Away From A Train Wreck Interview

Everyone's talking about the Barry Gibb Talk Show  that Saturday Night Live skit that featured the real Barry Gibb this past weekend.  However, there is a different video to watch - one that is entertaining for a couple of reasons:  (A) It really happened and (B) it's a definite train wreck.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Why Isn’t Coca Cola Running Ads For The Holidays? Company Redirects Ad Dollars For Relief Efforts In The Phillippines

Santa Claus.  Polar bears.  One of America's most-iconic brands has tied a lot of it's advertising budget to the Christmas season in past.  However, this year - Coca Cola is noticeably absent.  The reason for the shift is a charitable one.

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(Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)
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Northland Red Cross Responded To Over Four Hundred Disasters In 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, officials with the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross are grateful to the help they received from citizens over the past year.  Your contributions allowed them to respond to 407 disasters, providing relief to individuals and families when they need it most.

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