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.
Celebrate Duluth Parks Day With Free Activities Saturday
This Saturday, May 19, has been declared Duluth Parks Day, and everyone is invited to get out and celebrate all that Duluth parks have to offer.
Get Discounted Twins Tickets + Free Hat with Minnesota Fishing or Hunting License
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering discounted Minnesota Twins tickets and a free Twins camouflage hat and all you need is a Minnesota fishing or hunting license.
Duluth Police Need Help Identifying Individuals Relating to Shoplifting Incident
The Duluth Police Department is looking for the public's help identifying individuals in regards to a shoplifting incident that took place around April 20 in Duluth's Canal Park.
2018 Duluth Chester Creek Concert Series Lineup Announced
In June, City of Duluth Parks and Recreation kicks off the 36th Annual Chester Creek concert series, a free weekly concert series in Chester Bowl Park on Skyline Parkway.
5 Businesses I’d Like to See Replace Younkers at the Miller Hill Mall
Recently, the Northland received word that Younkers would be going out of business and vacating their premium space at the Miller Hill Mall. That's a big space to fill, so I hope the next business that goes there brings something new to the mall and something the community and tourists both ca…
Mayor’s Bike Ride + Luncheon To Be Held Friday May 11
This Friday, May 11, you can get a little exercise and a lot of fellowship at the 7th Annual Mayor's Bike Ride & Luncheon.
4 Helpful Tips For The Minnesota Fishing Opener
The Minnesota fishing opener is coming up Saturday, May 12 and here's 4 helpful things to know, courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Boys + Girls Club Kids Day Event is Thursday, May 10
After school this Thursday, May 10, bring the kids to the free Boys & Girls Club Kids Day Event.
Minnesota Drivers Licenses Valid For Air Travel Until 2020
If you're a Minnesota resident concerned about getting a REAL-ID-compliant drivers license, it was announced today that you can continue to use your standard driver's license or other state-issued ID cards for domestic air travel until 2020.
Area KOA Campgrounds Offering Special Saturday to Help Kids Fight Cancer
It's time to hit the woods for some camping fun! If you can get out this upcoming weekend, visit a participating KOA camground, including the Cloquet/Duluth KOA Journey Campground, for special price with proceeds to benefit kids fighting cancer.