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/
Busy During the Holidays? How Much Sleep are You Getting?
During the holiday season it always seems to be regular complaint... I'm getting stressed out!
Northern Invasion Snapshot – Get to Know Rival Sons
With the line-up announcement to Northern Invasion 2017 this past Monday you may have noticed some acts that you're not familiar with. Let's take a deeper look, shall we? VIDEO + EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS
From The Lap Of ‘Grandpa Train Wreck’
OK, so I'm old. You got a problem with that?
One Year Ago – Remembering Scott Weiland
One year ago (Dec 3rd) we lost one of the most dynamic & enigmatic front-men of the 90's 'grunge' era. He was inspirational on stage, a train wreck off-stage, but admired & loved by fellow artists and fans alike. Always a target for the media.
Remember when Florence Henderson And Ozzy Made Us Laugh In This Commercial?
Many of you may not remember this TV commercial airing. Whether it jogs your memory or not, it's still absolutely hilarious! A Pop Culture moment? You be the judge!
Beards Are Not Going Away Anytime Soon, So Grow A Beard! [VIDEO]
Perhaps the video & song to follow are just what you need to finally grow that beard. Go ahead....I DARE YOU!
TSO: T’was A Bucket List Item Checked-Off When I Saw Them Live
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra was on my 'bucket list' for a long, long time. I was blown away when I saw them ((LIVE)) in 2014 for the 1st time, and went back for a 2nd round in 2015.
OK Z-Rockers, Lets Blow-Up Facebook & Twitter This Weekend – Who’s Your Favorite Guitarist…
SOUND-OFF: Who's your absolute favorite guitarist? Any style, any genre', any reason!
Halestorm Streaming Their Show Tuesday Night
So, you can't make the Halestorm show in Duluth, MN tonight at Pioneer Hall?
‘Weird Al’ Bustin’ Out With Something New After The Last Debate
BAD HOMBRES, NASTY WOMEN (ft. ' Weird Al' Yankovic)