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.
National Night Out Is August 7; Register Your Duluth Event Here
The 2018 National Night Out is Tuesday, August 7 and the deadline to register your neighborhood event in Duluth is Friday, July 20.
Grandma’s Marathon Offers Plenty of Live Music; Get the Schedule Here
Grandma's Marathon weekend is upon us once again. Good luck to all the runners and thank you to all the volunteers. If you just want to party with live music this weekend, there are plenty of options.
Grandma’s Marathon Traffic Advisories Announced
Grandma's Marathon weekend is an exciting time in the Northland and knowing related traffic advisories can help you navigate your way around the races.
Grandma’s Marathon Increases Security for 2018
Since 2013, Grandma's Marathon has more than doubled their security protocols and they will continue to increase security for the 2018 races.
Watch Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Sing at 2018 Tony Awards
The 2018 Tony Awards were broadcast Sunday night and while the awards traditionally honor the best of Broadway theatre, high school students from Parkland, Florida stole the show.
Street Improvements Begin Monday in Several Duluth Neighborhoods
With summer officially less than 2 weeks away, the City of Duluth Public Works and Utilities department is ready to begin improving streets in several neighborhoods.
Watch Our Review of Bent Paddle’s Tea Break Blonde
Bent Paddle recently released Tea Break Blonde, a new beer that is a part of their infusion series, so we immediately wanted to give it a review (we really just wanted to drink at work).
NorthShore Inline Marathon’s Skate + Sip Is Back
Getting exercise is good and it's even better with beer! The North Shore Inline Marathon's Skate & Sip series has returned with Bent Paddle Brewing.
If Your Bike Is Missing Or Stolen, Report It To Police
It's the time of year when everyone is getting their bikes out to enjoy warmer weather. Unfortunately, it also means that bike theft will be on the rise. If you fall victim, the Duluth Police Department encourages you to report it.
Harbor Drive By DECC Closed June 7-12 For Crane Installation
If you're traveling near the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center between Thursday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 12, be forewarned that Harbor Drive will be closed.