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.
Packers Coach Mike McCarthy Unhappy With Hit on Aaron Rodgers
The fallout continues from the Aaron Rodgers injury during the Vikings/Packers game Sunday. Rodgers could miss the rest of the season after breaking his collarbone on a hit by Anthony Barr and the debate rages on regarding whether it was a dirty hit.
Vikings Teddy Bridgewater to Begin Practicing This Week
The Minnesota Vikings recently revealed that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to practice, making incredible progress recovering from a horrible knee injury. Today, head coach Mike Zimmer announced that the team will welcome back to the practice field this week.
Split Rock Lighthouse to Hold Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting
To commemorate the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crew members on November 10, 1975, the Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors will hold a special Memorial Beacon Lighting.
A Night Without A Home Fundraiser is This Weekend In Superior
A Night Without A Home, a rewarding and challenging event, takes place this weekend in Superior. Residents looking to help the homeless will gather and ultimately live and sleep outside in an effort to collect donations to assist homeless residents in Superior and Douglas County.
Superior Announces Bagged Leaf Pickup Schedule
Fall means looking at the beautiful colors as leaves change. Then, it means spending countless hours raking and bagging those leaves to get them out of your yard. Luckily for residents in Superior, you can have your bagged leaves picked up from you home.
Aerial Lift Bridge Reduced To One Lane Travel On October 17
The City Of Duluth is planning an Aerial Lift Bridge deck replacement in January and in preparation for that project, they will doing an assessment on Tuesday, October 17 that will result in single lane two-way traffic for the day.
Vikings Go Viral With Duck, Duck, Goose Touchdown Celebration [VIDEO]
The Minnesota Vikings snuck out of Chicago Monday night with a late 20-17 victory. While the game itself wasn't one for the ages, the Vikings did generate a lot of buzz with their touchdown celebration.
Twins Sign Paul Molitor to Contract Extension
When the Twins season ended a year ago, after losing a team record 103 games, there was speculation on whether they would fire manager Paul Molitor. What a difference a year makes.
Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run December 2 in Duluth
I'm a sucker for themed runs and based on how many people I see participating in them, you probably are as well. It's even better when they're for a great cause like the Jingle Bell Run in Duluth, which benefits the Arthritis Foundation.
Enjoy Fall Colors at the Wild River 5K Otter Trotter Run/Walk in Minnesota
It's a great time of year to hit the road and explore the beautiful fall colors. It's also a time of year where some great 5Ks pop up in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This Saturday, those two things combine for a great event near North Branch, Minnesota.