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/
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.
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.