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.
Three Fatalities on Minnesota Roads Saturday
Saturday was a deadly day on Minnesota roadways with three fatalities and two others listed in critical condition.
Olmsted County Names New Parks Superintendent
Olmsted County announced it's new parks superintendent, replacing Tom Ryan who retired this spring. Karlin Ziegler will handle the duties. Ziegler most recently was the park manager at Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo in Byron. She's been working for the county since 2009 after graduating from South Dakota University with a bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis in zoology and a minor in chemistr
Was Yanez in an Unavoidable Situation? Maybe Not
Since the video was released earlier this week, showing the gripping traffic stop that turned deadly in a flash, there's been little change in opinion regarding the shooting of Philando Castille last summer. What the video didn't show was the movement of the victim, whether he was reaching for his gun or just showing officer Yanez where it was...
Honkers Win Again at Home
The Rochester Honkers (10-10) are enjoying their time at Mayo Field this year. After a 5-4 win over the Willmar Stingers Monday night, the team upped its home record to 7-1.
Seven Former and One Current Honker Drafted by MLB
The major league baseball draft is an exciting time for some high school and college players. A time to find out if the scouts they’ve been talking to are right or just being friendly.
To What Extent Can You ‘Stand Your Ground’ in Minnesota?
Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson was asked about that from a listener Wednesday morning during his scheduled visit on Rochester's Good Morning with Rich Peterson and Kim David. The caller specifically wanted to know how far can you go, legally, when an intruder comes in your home...
A Very Busy Time at the Rochester International Airport
There are a lot of events taking place this weekend at RST, beginning this Saturday morning on the airport grounds. The Townsquare Media Insane Inflatable 5K kicks off at 8:30 a.m. You can still register. There will be some World War II airplanes on display as well at the airport starting at 9 o'clock Saturday morning and then Saturday night it's the Hangar Dance...
Those Inventive Minnesotans
Mid America Nazarene University recently set out to find the most impactful invention from each of the 50 states in the U.S. There were some interesting discoveries. Did you know the surfboard was invented in Hawaii? Probably. The ski lift in Nebraska? Probably not. Minnesotans have contributed many inventions that have made our lives easier and longer. This study indicated the heart pacemaker
A Downtown Armory Decision Should Be Coming Soon
There were five different proposals presented to the Rochester City Council Monday describing and showing five different possibilities for use of the downtown Rochester Armory. City Council President Randy Staver on Tuesday told KROC AM listeners all presentations were well done and interesting, but the Council did not make a decision yet...
United Way is Thinking Back to School?
It may be the end of another school year, but the United Way of Olmsted County is already thinking about the fall. Their "Running Start for School" is an opportunity for area residents to donate school supplies for kids in need. Jerome Ferson is the executive director for the United Way of Olmsted County and talked about the program with Rich Peterson on Rochester's Good Morning Tuesday
New Hire For the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance has hired a new Marketing and Communications Manager.
No Municipal Broadband in Rochester, Yet
The Rochester City Council met Monday night and one of the items on the agenda was whether or not to proceed with a second phase study on municipal owned internet or broadband. The council voted no on the study for a variety of reasons one of which was the projected cost of implementing broadband, $65-million dollars plus...
Three Hospitalized in Three Car Crash in Chatfield
A three car crash on Highway 52 in Chatfield Saturday morning sent three people to St. Mary’s hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The report states the crash occurred around 11 am when a car, driven by Linda Kay Scrabeck of Chatfield was attempting to make a left turn into a business off of 52 when the chain reaction wreck took place...
Honkers and Rochester Royals Both Pull Out Wins
The Rochester Honkers rebounded from a couple big losses with a 5-2 win Friday night in St. Cloud. After giving up 12 and 15 runs in it's two previous games, the Honkers pitchers were able to hold the Rox to a season low 2 runs, allowing just seven hits...