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 14 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 over 500 concerts, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. 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/
Three Years Ago Today – Remembering Scott Weiland
"When my boyfriend told me Scott had died, I just assumed it was an internet hoax" - Brianna Singer - Z-Rocker - Rochester, MN
Real, or Artificial Rochester?
My question is simple. Do you do an artificial tree, or a real tree?
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.
Unknown Openers Who Blew You Away
I’d categorize their music & vibe as a power-punk trio, wanting to make waves, not ripples in the modern rock melting pool. -Train Wreck
Foo Fighters Wrap-Up Tour in Minnesota Thursday Night
"It's Time To Celebrate" --Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters
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!