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.
Pickup Drivers In Minnesota Should Know Tailgate Laws
As a truck owner, I always drive with my tailgate up. However, I've known people who would drive with it down claiming it gave them better gas mileage. I'm not sure if that's true, but I now know that it's against the law.
Duluth Police Need Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects
There was a disturbing armed robbery Monday night in Duluth and the Duluth Police Department has posted pictures of the crime on their Facebook page.
Volunteers Needed July 17 For New Monarch Waystation Planting Event
The weather looks sunny and beautiful on Tuesday, July 17 and if you want to get outdoors, the Duluth Parks and Recreation department could use your help.
South End Days is This Weekend in Superior
If you're looking for some fun for the entire family this weekend, then make sure to head to Webster Park in South Superior for the annual South End Days celebration.
Hike Duluth Hosting First Hike For Women Tuesday July 17; Get List of Duluth Hiking Trails…
Hike Duluth is a group that relishes the chance to explore nature and Duluth's many hiking trails. They're hosting several guided hikes for women throughout the area and the first is Tuesday, July 17.
Special Hunts Allow Minnesota Youth to Hunt Deer with Adult Mentors
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting 17 special deer hunts that will allow youth to hunt with adult mentors in select state parks and other refuge areas.
Target Hosting Teacher Prep Savings Event Through Saturday, July 21
Teaching is one of the most important jobs, yet it remains one of the most underpaid professions. To help, Target Stores are offering teachers a special discount this week.
Registration Still Open For Park Point 5-Miler
The Park Point 5-Miler is Minnesota's oldest road race and you still have time to register for the Thursday, July 19 event.
Duluth Parks + Rec Offers A Variety Of Free Summer Activities
Summer is here and the ultimate challenge for parents is to keep kids busy and active. City of Duluth Parks & Recreation has plenty of options and they're all free to enjoy.
Wisconsin Firm Chosen to Dredge Duluth-Superior Harbor
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has awarded a $1,933,500 contract for dredging at Duluth-Superior Harbor in western Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border to a firm from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.