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.
AHC North Hosting 5K Run + Walk to Fight Cancer
The University of Minnesota Medical School and College of Pharmacy on the Duluth Campus have partnered again for Chainbreaker 2018 to raise money for cancer research with a 5K Run & Walk.
Wolf Ridge Hosting Outdoor Skills Workshop For Women
The Minnesota DNR is presenting a three-day fall workshop for women that promises to teach a variety of outdoor skills and there's space available. This is part of their Becoming an Outdoors Woman program.
Hermantown Police Need Help Locating Person Of Interest
The Hermantown Police Department is requesting help locating a person of interest in relation to a theft that occurred in June.
Expanded Move Over Law In Effect Wednesday in Minnesota
Minnesota is expanding the Ted Foss Mover Over Law, which requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching emergency vehicles, tow trucks, road maintenance, and utility vehicles.
Bong Bridge Inspections to Continue Through August 23
If you normally travel on the Bong Bridge weekdays, you may want to find an alternate route until August 24 to avoid lane closures while crews perform routine inspections.
Morgan Park Disc Golf Course Reopens August 7
Northland disc golf enthusiasts received great news from Duluth Parks and Recreation with the grand reopening of the course at Morgan Park on August 7 at 4:00 p.m.
Spirit Mountain to Host Fifth Annual Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival
Mountain bike enthusiasts of all ages are invited to Spirit Mountain August 10 - August 12 for the Fifth Annual Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival.
New Minnesota DWI Law Goes Into Effect August 1
Beginning August 1, Little Alan's Law goes into effect in Minnesota, which is designed to provide consistent application of DWI law.
Minnesota Deer Hunters Will Have More Opportunities This Fall
Because deer numbers are rebounding across Minnesota, additional deer hunting opportunities will be available this fall. Hunters can buy deer licenses and apply to the lottery for antlerless deer permits beginning Wednesday, August 1.
Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center Hosting Military + Civilian Vehicle Show Saturda…
On Saturday, August 4, the Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center is hosting the Military/Civilian Vehicle Show, which will feature a flying UH-1H Heuy Helicopter.