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.
Free Skating Event with Santa + Rudolph December 12 in Duluth
It's officially the holiday season the the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department is presenting free family fun Wednesday, December 12 in Duluth.
The 10 Safest Neighborhoods in Superior, Wisconsin
I recently used the website Neighborhoodscout.com to identify the 10 safest neighborhoods in Duluth, Minnesota. Now it's time to look at Superior, Wisconsin.
The 10 Safest Neighborhoods in Duluth, Minnesota
While we all know that living in the Northland is generally safe when compared to other parts of the country, it's always interesting to see which areas are the safest.
Northwest Wisconsin Native Chris Kroeze Advances on The Voice
One of the best feel-good stories on this season of NBC's The Voice continued when Barron, Wisconsin native Chris Kroeze advanced into the top 10.
Minnesota Snowmobile Trails Need More Snow and Cold Temperatures
Despite colder temperatures and some areas in Minnesota receiving several inches of snow, the majority of the state's snowmobile trails won't be ready on December 1.
Superior Mayor Announces Tax + Fee Decreases For Residents
Just days after Superior Mayor Jim Paine announced that he's running for re-election, he announced good news on his Facebook page regarding decreased taxes and fees for Superior residents.
Federal Trade Commission Offers 11 Helpful Holiday Shopping Tips
Holiday shopping season has begun and while it can be a lot of fun, it also provides opportunities for consumers to be taken advantage of. The FTC has provided these 11 helpful tips to help avoid becoming a victim.
Merry Little Christmas Book Sale Begins November 30 in Superior
Books make the perfect Christmas gift for people of all ages and this weekend in Superior, you'll have the chance to shop for books at the Superior Public Library.
Get A Real Christmas Tree In Wrenshall For A Real Good Cause
It's time to put up your Christmas tree and picking out a real tree is always a treat for the family. This year, your tree can also help kids fight cancer.
Minnesota Folk Artist Writes John Beargrease Inspired Song [LISTEN]
Cathie English, a folk singer/songwriter from Saint Cloud Minnesota, has written a song inspired by the legendary John Beargrease and she's sharing it through ReverbNation.