Contact Us

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!!
Fuse;
Fuse;
[

Where Can I Park In Canal Park And Downtown Duluth? Learn About The Future Of Parking At A Meeting On March 24

Parking is a big issue - especially in a community that attracts many tourists.  The availability of parking in downtown Duluth and in Canal Park can be limited at times.  However, officials with the Greater Downtown Council, the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, Canal Park Business Association and Visit Duluth are being proactive about the cause.

Read More

shansekala;
shansekala;
[

How Can I Make A Difference In My Community? Public Encouraged To Volunteer To Serve On Duluth’s City Boards And Commissions

Although the city council is the most-visible part of our cities government, the progress of our community also depends largely on volunteers who agree to serve on various boards and commissions.  These forums can wield great influence on our regions way of life.

Read More

Ingus Bajars;
Ingus Bajars;
[

Can I Eat Snow? Here Are Some Things To Think About Before You Tell Your Kids It’s Safe To Do So

Can I eat snow?  It's a question that just about anyone who's ever lived in an area that receives snow in the winter has pondered at least once or twice.  If you didn't wonder about it as a kid - then your kids will probably make you question the safety of eating Mother Nature's white stuff after you become a parent.  (And, haven't we all heard the adage about snow of the yellow variety?)

Read More

Fudio;
Fudio;
[

Where Is The Best Fish Fry In The Twin Ports? Updated List Of Reader-Suggested Places To Enjoy A Fish Fry Dinner In Duluth, Superior, And The Northland

Last week, I asked the question:  Where is the best Fish Fry Dinner in the Twin Ports?  With the season of Lent here, many people are looking for a good place to get a meatless meal on a Friday.  Along with the question, I promised to post a summary of the results that I received in order to make you more aware of the options you have in the area.

Read More

juan monino;
juan monino;
[

What Do School Lunches Look Like Around The World? Pictures Tell The Story Comparing U.S. School Lunches To Those Served Around The World

Don't get me started on the current state of school lunches in the United States.  The Federal government has meddled with the requirements for public schools in our country leaving food that most people wouldn't find edible.  Or would they?

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kool1017.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on Kool 101.7 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on Kool 101.7 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!