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.
Duluth Police Department Issues Instructions For Found Syringes
We've all heard of the growing drug problem in the Northland. One of the sad and scary things that come as a result are discarded syringes that are left behind in public places.
Dokken Releases New Video Featuring Classic Lineup
I'm not going to lie, I was a Dokken fan once I hit the halls of Washington Junior High School in Duluth. In fact, my "go to" outfit consisted of my Dokken "Tooth And Nail" black t-shirt and a pair of camouflage pants.
Twins Opening Day Plans at Target Field Include US Men’s Curling Team
The Minnesota Twins have announced their fun Opening Day plans at Target Field, which include having the US Men's Curling Team throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Duluth Softball Registration Is Underway
It's the first day of spring! What better way to celebrate the change of seasons than to sign up for a Duluth softball league?
Catch-and-Release Summer Walleye Season Announced for Lake Mille Lacs
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced that catch-and-release only regulations will again be in effect beginning with the May 12 fishing opener.
Twins Announce $49 Spring Ballpark Pass
A major complaint surrounding professional sports is the cost of a ticket to attend a game. The Minnesota Twins have a Spring Ballpark Pass that nobody can complain about.
Chicago Is The Best Party Town For St. Patrick’s Day + Other Fun Facts
St. Patrick's Day is coming and it's not too late to plan a trip to Chicago, America's top party town for the holiday according to WalletHub. If that's a bit ambitious, use these fun St. Patrick's Day facts to win some drinking games with friends when you're ou…
Lake Superior Marine Museum Needs Volunteers
This Thursday, March 15, the Lake Superior Marine Museum is hosting their annual cleaning day and there is still a great need for volunteers to help.
Mayor Emily Larson’s State of City Address Thursday Can Be A Fun Drinking Game
The City of Duluth announced that Mayor Emily Larson will deliver her third State of the City Address this Thursday, March 15. These things can be a bit dull. I say you should sneak in a flask to turn it into this fun drinking game.
Make Your Picks Now In Our Million Dollar Bracket Challenge
Selection Sunday has passed and the brackets are set. Before college basketball takes over the country, make your picks now in our Million Dollar Bracket Challenge. It's free to play so there's no downside.