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!
Were You In This Crowd Down By The Riverside In July 2006?
If you were not at this event welcome to 'Early Church', as in Eric Church. If you were in Mayo Park on that Sunday evening, you'll certainly remember the music!
Labor Law Violation? – Nope,Your Kid Would Dig It! [VIDEO]
Would you 'dig' something like this in Southeast Minnesota?
I Like To Call It Early Church – To You It Might Be New Music?
NOTE: Today's selection is dedicated to long time 'Church Choir' members Mollyann & Andrew McCann from Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and their recently departed son Noah Michael. - Please know 'The Choir' is by your side, as you remain in our in our minds, hearts, a…
It’s The Weekend And Time For Early Church – Eric Church
EARLY CHURCH focuses on Eric Church's early years, and is for that NEW FAN who may not be familiar with Eric's early, and back catalog of music. The Church Choir and long time fans are thrilled to have you on-board!
What’s Next For The Chateau Theatre? – UPDATE
Earlier this week while out on my daily rounds I happened to notice a beehive of activity in and around the Chateau Theatre in downtown Rochester.
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'.