Back in October of 1990, I entered a contest offered on a Milwaukee radio station - "Win Your Own Hour On Our Airwaves." The contest was simple. Write them a letter & tell them why they should pick me. So, I wrote the letter and I WON, and the rest, like they say, is history! Ten days later I would have my first radio gig. Since then I have worked in radio part-time (around my full-time jobs) in Beaver Dam, WI, Appleton, WI, Tuscon, AZ, and for the past 12 years, right here in Rochester, MN. I enjoy going to concerts and supporting live music, My absolute favorite band live is ZZ - TOP, who I've seen LIVE 29 times! Also, Eric Church (23 times), Little Big Town (25 times), plus many 100's more, and many acts multiple times. If you wish just call me >>> #theConcertGuy I enjoy my gas grill, growing Hungarian heirloom peppers, playing acoustic guitar & harmonica, along with my full time job at a local, well known garden center on 2nd St. in Rochester. Working here at Quick Country (my 12th year) is a true passion, and it is still as thrilling and fun as it was on my first day in radio. Oh yeah, I am a proud papa, grand dad, and five-year Navy aviation veteran, too! LONG LIVE THE MUSIC!
Many Making The Switch To Vinyl Records
For many music lovers, a trip to a local record shop or music department within a department store used to be a time-honored outing.
Here Are The Stars Singing On ‘Forever Country’
This tune was done for the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards is out, ‘Forever Country’ with 30 artists singing a mashup. Here's the LIST of who sang what so YOU can sing along with your favorite artist/s!
The Culprit – Caught In The Act
Earlier this week I discovered who/what has been destroying my native cone flowers. They were nearly 4ft high. #fearless
A Crash Survivor Needs Our Help
On Thursday, June 16, 2016, Mark Clement was involved in a motorcycle accident and critically injured. We are all VERY thankful he is still with us; however, the road to recovery is going to be long.
The Tree Lot Bird Whisperer
My boss calls me 'the bird whisperer'.
Armed Forces Day 2016 – Keep Our Warriors Top-Of-Mind
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
Keith Urban Performs on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon [WATCH]
A lot of Keith Urban news out there in the real world now that his latest record 'Ripcord' is in the stores.
Purple Pansy Power Tribute to Prince in Rochester, Minnesota
Tributes and memorials to Prince are popping every everywhere in Minnesota, and around the world! Here's one at a local Rochester, MN garden center.
This is a Spider Catcher [VIDEO]
The Critter Catcher is a pacifistic method to get rid of creepy crawlies.
Kiefer Sutherland – Not Enough Whiskey [Official Music Video]
This post is a follow-up to a posting I made a couple weeks ago about the country music break-out of actor Kiefer Sutherland.