I grew up with mom and dad, who was also in radio, exposing me to the likes of Barry Manilow, Bread, Melissa Manchester and other 70's soft rock staples. Hey, I can appreciate the good in any genre of music but that was a lot of work. I do love Neil Diamond, especially because he has an album called "Velvet Gloves and Spit". I was in the 7th grade at Washington Junior High School when my life would change. A kid at school, name Lee Burger, had a cassette of Van Halen's "Fair Warning" that he had to get rid of. He told me it had swearing on it and his mom wouldn't let him have it. Sold! I believe I gave him $2 and a lunch ticket for my first Van Halen cassette and it was the best money I ever spent. I would listen to that all the time, and then would save money so that I could buy even more Van Halen music, listening very closely to it all on my shiny new Sony Walkman. Realizing there's a whole new world out there, all my money and every birthday wish list would go towards music. Van Halen led to Led Zepplin, then the likes of Aerosmith, Kiss, AC/DC, Rush, Journey, and on and on. This was the 80's and the MTV Generation so I also got into the likes of Ratt, Dokken, Skid Row, Poison, Whitesnake and all the other bands that sang about parties and had hot girls in their videos. Hey, I was a chubby kid with a mullet so I had to live vicariously through these guys. Bottom line I loved music as a kid and that has never changed. I love the rock that we play everyday on Sasquatch 106-5 and I thank you for joining us for the party. Let us know what you want to hear and what you want to see at SquatchRocks.com. If you want a t-shirt, make sure to "Like" us on Facebook -- you never know who we'll surprise.
Amber Alert Issued For Wisconsin Teen After Parents Found Dead
A disturbing chain of events has lead to an Amber Alert being issued for a 13-year-old Barron, Wisconsin girl. After a 911 call was placed, her parents were discovered dead in their home.
Vikings Lose Rookie Mike Hughes For Rest of Season
In the fourth quarter of the Minnesota Vikings game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, rookie defensive back Mike Hughes tangled with receiver Larry Fitzgerald and went down with an injury. Today, the Vikings worst fears were confirmed.
Celebrate Minnesota’s North Shore October 20 in Schroeder
This Saturday, October 20, take the scenic 90-minute drive to Schroeder, Minnesota for the annual Sugarloaf open house.
Ely’s Peak Will Be Next Women Hike Duluth Event
Women Hike Duluth is a group that organizes scenic walks for women across the Northland. Their 4th organized walk will take place Saturday, October 20 at Ely's Peak
It’s North End Days October 12 – 13 In Superior; Get the Schedule Here
Bring the family to North End Days this weekend in Superior for seasonal fun that includes a drive-in movie, the Superior Spooktacular Parade, street dance and a lot more.
The 5 Worst Candy Choices to Hand Out on Halloween
From my years of experience going door to door as a kid, and seeing what my kids collect each year, here are 5 things you must avoid handing out at all.
Areas in Canal Park, Brighton Beach + Park Point Closed Due To Weather
The horrible weather we've had to start this week has not only produced flood and wind advisories, but now it's also caused areas in Canal Park, Brighton Beach and Canal Park to close.
Skate with the UMD Men’s + Women’s Hockey Teams October 21
The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a fun skating event that will give kids the chance to skate with the UMD men's and women's hockey teams.
CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. Men’s National Team Coming to St. Paul
Area soccer fans got great news Tuesday with the announcement that the CONCACAF Gold Cup, including the U.S. National Team, will be coming next summer to the new Allianz Field in St. Paul.
Barnes and Noble Offering Educators Discounts Through October 14
Being an educator is one of the most important professions anywhere, yet the pay does not reflect that. Barnes & Noble is doing their part to help with their Educator Program.