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.
Apple Watch Thought Vikings Fans Were Having A Heart Attack
Watching the Vikings improbable win over the New Orleans Saints certainly put fans through the full range of emotions. The ending was so exciting that Vikings fans wearing Apple Watches were warned of impending heart attacks.
See How New Orleans Reacted To Stunning Vikings Victory [VIDEOS]
While Vikings fans were ecstatic, New Orleans fans were not loving the moment. Here are some reactions from Saints fan and even an angry Packers fan.
Minnesota Twins To Televise 12 Spring Training Games
As we work our way through a cold winter, I always look for any sign that warmer weather is coming. One such sign arrived recently when the Minnesota Twins announced 12 spring training games would be televised, and the first is just over a month away.
Free Dental Care For Kids Available February 2 and 3 in Minnesota
If you know a child in need of dental care whose family is unable to afford the care, appointments for free dental care are still available through the Minnesota Dental Association.
Revisit the “I Have A Dream” Speech on Martin Luther King Jr Day [VIDEO]
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with a noon rally scheduled today at the DECC. The rally will be great for the whole family, and today is the perfect day to re-visit his "I Have A Dream" speech.
Don Felder Added to STYX, REO Speedwagon Show in Duluth; Win Tickets
STYX and REO Speedwagon have added even more star power to their upcoming show at Amsoil Arena. Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles, will join the show in Duluth and you can win tickets.
Minnesota Authorities Record 2,656 Holiday DWI Arrests
There were extra officers, deputies and troopers out on Minnesota roads between November 22 and December 31, 2017 for their holiday DWI campaign and their efforts led to 2,656 DWI arrests.
Politics Aside, You’ll Smile At A Bad Lip Reading Of Trump’s National Anthem
I'm sure you've seen the video of Donald Trump attempting to sing the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Monday night, but just wait until you watch it as produced by the team from A Bad Lip Reading.
Take A Kid Ice Fishing This Weekend In Minnesota
The Minnesota DNR is holding its annual Take A Kid Ice Fishing Weekend this Saturday, January 13 through Monday, January 15. It's a perfect opportunity to bond with special people in your life.
Twin Ports MLK Rally Monday at the DECC
Monday, January 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Duluth Branch of the NAACP is hosting a Twin Ports MLK Rally at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.