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Curt St. John

Hey, it's Curt St. John here, and I'm excited to join the Quick Country 96.5 staff! Growing up, being on the radio is all I ever dreamed of doing. And, after a stint that required me to wear a bear suit to be the mascot for an AM station that aired Chicago Cubs games in my hometown of Wausau, Wisconsin, I finally DID end up on the radio, working weekends and overnights while I earned a BA from UW-Eau Claire. I next worked several radio jobs in Eau Claire, including hosting a morning show for about 15 years. (That's a lot of getting up at 3:20 am!) After I met my beautiful wife, we got married (in Jamaica) and moved here to Rochester, where my wife was already working, in April of 2012. In my spare time, I like to get out on the mountain bike, catch ‘House Hunters’ on TV and work on our next batch of home-brewed beer. And, now that I'm here in Minnesota, I'm an avid Twins and Wild fan-- although I do confess to still rooting for certain MLB, NFL, and Big 10 teams that hail from a state just east of here. I'm excited to keep you company in the afternoon and play the most continuous country on your way home!
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My Favorite One-Hit Wonder: CW McCall’s ‘Convoy’

Seeing as today is National 'One Hit Wonder' Day, I thought I'd post the video for my favorite One Hit Wonder: CW McCall's 1976 country hit, Convoy!  I remember my dad having the 45 (that's what we called the small, vinyl records with the big hole in them that contained only one song per side) of this song when I was a little kid; I didn't know there was a video to along with it until now.

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Exercise Ball Fails!

I've been back from vacation now for four days, after having spent a week on the Outer Banks down in North Carolina. It was a great vacation; my wife and I watched our niece get married on the beach, we did some sightseeing, some relaxing and some swimming in the ocean. I also did a lot of eating!  So, after a lazy vacation like that, it's time for me to get back to the gym.  I'm just not going to be using an exercise ball in any of these ways anytime soon...

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Ellen Hilariously Puts Herself In Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln Commercial

Have you seen those TV commercials Matthew McConaughey has done for Lincoln? They're a little weird, if you ask me. I get that the ad agency that created them is no doubt trying to go for a certain vibe to define the Lincoln brand, but the commercials still seem to be a little off the beaten path. Ellen apparently thinks so, too-- and she's wondering why they took her parts out...

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What Would It Be Like If Women Were Honest On Dates?

Sometimes it seems we're so conditioned to be polite in today's society (well, some of us more so than others...) that we find ourselves saying the exact opposite of what we're really thinking because we don't want to be seen as being rude. This can be especially true when one is on a first date.  What would it be like, though, if we were able to be completely honest when we're on a date?  

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Ellen Introduces Old Technology To Young Humans

Technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, doesn't it? Earlier this month Apple unveiled their new Apple Watch that will make your phone obsolete (they hope), along with their Apple Pay system that will make your wallet obsolete (again, they hope). But if you're my age, you remember what life was like before all this technology. And so does Ellen...

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Strange Sights At The Charlotte Airport: Guy Taking A Leak In Concourse

My wife spent a week on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and were on our making our way back home on Sunday. Attempting to catch our connecting flight to Minneapolis, we were hoofing it across the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and were midway through concourse B when I saw something I hadn't encountered before: a guy relieving himself, right there in the waiting area, out in the open, next to a TV monitor. Nice!

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Jeremy Lin Startles Visitors At Wax Museum

Have you ever been to a wax museum?  I've only been to one-- the Royal Wax Museum in Wisconsin Dells, and I didn't think it was all that good. (I mistook the Julia Roberts wax statue for Howard Stern-- or was it the other way around?)  But Madame Tussaud's is supposed to be pretty good-- especially their statue of LA Lakers star, Jeremy Lin. It's so good, in fact, that the when the real Jeremy Lin sat next to it, supposedly even his family couldn't tell the difference. Of course, he took the opportunity to startle a few museum visitors, too.

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