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/
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.
What’s Your Take on the New Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold?
Present are many of same markers that dot the Foo Fighters landscape, like break-neck STOPS & STARTS, searing vocals & riff-based song structure.
Here We Go Again – More Street Construction in Rochester, Minnesota starts on Monday Septe…
As you're getting ready to make your way to work come Monday it might be wise to plan a few more minutes into your travel time to work or you might be late.
Summer Concert Season is Done – September Looking Good in Rochester
As the summer concert season winds-down, keep in mind that September is looking pretty damn good right here in Rochester!
GnR Do a Couple of Unlikely Cover Songs on Tour
GnR had the balls to do a couple of unlikely 'covers' at recent stops on their Not In This Lifetime Tour. WATCH THE VIDEOS