I began my radio career in North Platte, NE (KAHL) in July 1974. From there it was Burlington, CO (KNAB). Clinton, MO (KDKD), Omaha, NE (KFAB), Rochester in 1983-90, then Rapid City, SD (KKKMK & KKLS) for almost 9 years. In fall 1999, I came back and have been at KROC AM ever since! Thank you for listening! I graduated from Richfield High School ('71) and went to the University of Minnesota and Brown Institute in 1973. My wife Nancy and I have been married since 1979 and we have three great kids, Scott, Tim and Kaitlyn. Two awesome grandkids (Zoey and Jack) keep us hopping. I'm a huge Gopher fan and have been since I was old enough to know better in 1959. I love any pro team from Minnesota. I am the P.A. announcer for the Rochester Honkers, an occasional announcer for the local high schools, help out at Apollo Liquor, and do some "medical acting" at Mayo Clinic.
Ex County Park Director Tom Ryan Will Stay in the Area
One last time with Olmsted County Parks Director Tom Ryan today on Rochester’s Good Morning. He has retired from his post which means he’ll no longer be a regular guest on every other Thursday like he has been for the past 16 years on the program.
Another Health Care Ranking, This Time We’re 10th
The website Wallethub.com has taken over the survey/ranking business with a new result every other week.
Storm Spotter Training Next Week in Rochester
It's Severe Weather Awareness week in Minnesota. Do you know what to do when bad weather strikes? I mean, severe thunderstorms with hail and high winds or tornados? Todd Shea is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in LaCrosse, Wisconsin...
20th Street Work Begins Monday in Southeast Rochester
If your daily commute runs through 20th Street in southeast Rochester, be aware it won't be open beginning Monday. The Rochester Public Works department issued notice that 20th Street SE from 3rd Avenue SE to the Meadow Park driveway will be closed...
Major Commercial Building Fire Friday Night in Northwest Rochester
(KROC AM News) -- The Rochester Fire Department spent most of the night and early Saturday morning hours combating a serious commercial building fire at Werkstatt European Auto Service in northwest Rochester. According to a report issued by the Rochester Fire Department, the 9-1-1 call center started receiving calls shortly before 11 o’clock Friday night regarding the smell of something burning
There’s Been Gators in Rochester Before!
There was a reported sighting of an alligator or crocodile at Cascade Lake in Rochester the other day. Many have chimed in as to they think it is from "I've seen it, too!" to "It's a toy floating around..." to what Tom Ryan, the Olmsted County Parks Director on KROC-AM Thursday morning speculated that it could even be a big beaver...
Want a Beer With Your Grasshoppers?
I have not been to a Twins game yet this season, but I do know they have some great new and different food choices.
Distracted Drivers Beware in the Rochester Area
It's on now! The Minnesota State Patrol will be looking for distracted drivers from now to April 23rd. During last year's crackdown the State Patrol wrote over 6,000 distracted driving tickets! Minnesota State Patrol Sargent Troy Christianson was on Rochester's Good Morning Monday with Rich Peterson and Kim David...
Two Area Crashes, Three Injured Saturday
There were a couple of vehicle wrecks handled by the Minnesota State Patrol Saturday afternoon in southeastern Minnesota.
Rochester Apartment Fire Saturday
The Rochester Fire Department was called to a kitchen fire at a Rochester apartment complex located at 2015 41st Street Northwest Saturday afternoon around 4:20. There were no injuries, but there was significant fire damage to the kitchen and smoke damage to the rest of the apartment according to the fire department release...