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 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 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 '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/
Hammer-Out Details at The Rochester Home, Vacation and RV Show
Now is the time to nail-down your home improvement projects for 2018, and MORE!
What’s the Coolest Thing You Did This Past Year? -2017 In Review
All of us have special events and happenings that occur during the course of a year. We'd like to know just how awesome your year was!
What Was Your Favorite Music Event of 2017?
Whatever, or whoever turned you on, or blew you away musically please post some, or all of those event/s on the Z-Rock Facebook Page and lets build a HUGE list!
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.