Back in October 1990, I entered a contest offered on a Milwaukee radio station called, "Lazer103 Rock-Jock." The contest was simple, really; write them a letter & tell them why they should pick my entry. 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 13 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 30 times, uncle Ted Nugent 26 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 and Greta Van Fleet. Basically, I like anything that ROCKS with a hard guitar edge. I have been to almost 500 concerts, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Just call me 'the concert guy'! 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, granddad, and five-year Navy aviation veteran, too! LONG LIVE THE MUSIC...........LONG LIVE ROCK! \m/\m/
It’s Now Comfort Food Season in Rochester, Minnesota
What are your comfort foods?
I Love Autumn in Southeast Minnesota, Because
There are deep-rooted reasons why one relocates back to the upper Midwest, or never leaves in the first place for that matter!
Who Rocked Your Summer Rochester, and SE Minnesota? Show Us!
I'd like to see a barrage of photo's from your summer concerts. Just head over to the Z-Rock Facebook Page and show us!
Close Encounters of the Street Kind
Have you ever had an encounter with someone famous on the streets of Rochester, Minnesota?
An Astronomical Southeast Minnesota Destination
A trip to the night sky and cosmos can start right here in southeast Minnesota!
More from Red Rocks – Bush – Revolution 3 Tour
Question: When & where have you seen Bush perform? Tell us about the show on the Z-Rock Facebook page!
Red Rocks – A Minnesota to Colorado Connection
My 'evil twin' is gone, I am back from my epic excursion, so now it's time for me to make-good and share some photo's, and a story or four with you!
Rochester, What is Your Favorite Colorado Destination?
Show & Tell us why you'd go back to Colorado, or make the trek for the first time!
Weekend Meteor Shower Should Be Best of the Year!
Not one, but two chances to view what should be the best meteor shower of the year this Saturday & Sunday night!
Your Must-See Band at Red Rocks Amphitheater?
What one band, or performer is a must-see for YOU to see at Red Rocks?