Back in October 1990, I entered a contest offered on a Milwaukee radio station called, "Win Your Own Hour On Our Airwaves." The contest was simple, really; Write them a letter & tell them why they should pick me. So, I wrote the letter and I WON, and the rest 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 and Appleton, WI, Tuscon, AZ, and for the past 11 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, uncle Ted Nugent 25 times, and many more artists/bands multiple times. Some of my other 'favs' are Stone Temple Pilots & Black Sabbath. And yes, I have met both Scott Weiland & Ozzy. Add Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins & Pink Floyd, along with Neil Young & Foo Fighters, to new acts like Royal Blood. Basically, I like anything that ROCKS with a hard guitar edge. I have been to over 400+ concerts, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Just call me #theConcertGuy. I enjoy my gas grill, growing heirloom Hungarian peppers on my deck, playing acoustic guitar & harmonica, along with my full time job working outdoors at a local, well known garden center on 2nd St. in Rochester. Working here at Z-Rock 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...........LONG LIVE ROCK! \m/\m/
Super Moon – Frost Moon – Look Up Z-Rockers!
Saturday night it brighter and larger in appearance because it's actually closer to planet earth. #SuperMoon #FrostMoon
Now, What to Do With the Thanksgiving Day Leftovers?
I actually look forward to 4-5 days of Thanksgiving Day related leftovers, but I find myself getting creative with them in that span of a few days.
Many Could Not Pull This Off – Aaron Did! – Watch the Video
After watching this I have decided to get Aaron Lewis back on my 'must-see' concert list.
Light Up Rochester and Southeast Minnesota With Your Green Light
Change one light in a visible location in your home or office to green, and keep it glowing every day as a symbol of support and appreciation for our veterans.
He Would’ve Been 50 Years Old this Week on Friday
Share a special story, a concert memory, OR your favorite song & video at the Z-Rock Facebook page!
Grandpa ‘Train Wreck’ has an UPDATE [VIDEO]
Evelyn's mom & dad have done their due diligence with regards to child-proofing areas of their home as 'peanut' was getting ready to take those first unassisted steps.
What’s Your Favorite Game Day Grub for the Vikings – Packers Border Battle?
We can all agree that good grub at kick-off can make the game so much better, especially if your team is falling short of expectations.
Resetting Halestorm at the Mayo Civic Auditorium – [PHOTOS]
What was your favorite part of the Tues. evening spectacle? Lzzy's searing vocals? Her 'hotness' overall? Arejay's bombastic drum solo? A meet & greet opportunity? Tell us on Facebook!
Royal Blood has The Knack!
Royal Blood are currently on a short break from their supporting role on the Queens Of The Stone Age tour. But TODAY, it's all about COVERS THAT DON'T SUCK, so enjoy! (love this duo!)
That Time I Ran Into Halestorm Guitarist Joe Hottinger in Sioux Falls
We chatted for several minutes about his youthful days growing up in Hartford, WI , while taking his guitar lessons at local Hartford guitar store.