Life is funny. I started out my radio career, disc-jockeying 70s and 80s hits. I transitioned into news and for the last dozen years, I've been working in digital media. So when the opportunity came up to play the music I love, I jumped at the chance. Because the music on 96.7 The River is quite simply the soundtrack to my life (and probably yours, too). Technically, I'm the Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media St. Cloud. The chief web dude, if you will. But in this little space of the world, I'm an announcer again, playing the music I love. Full circle. Life is funny.
This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 28th, 1870
On this date in "Central Minnesota History" abolitionist and women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton visited St. Cloud. Learn all about her stop here.
This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 27th, 1936
March 27th, 1936 – Stearns County Historical Society organized. For seventy-five years the Stearns History Museum has been shaping (and re-shaping) itself in order to serve and supply local residents with tangible displays of our local histories.
This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 20th, 1962 [VIDEO]
On today's This Date In Central Minnesota History, we feature St. Cloud native Stephen Sommers. He was born on this date, and went on to become a top Hollywood filmmaker.
This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 11th, 1858
On this date in 1858 the City of Sauk Rapids was incorporated. Thanks to the Stearns History Museum for helping us with our "This Date In Central Minnesota History" series.
This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 10th, 1984 [VIDEO]
It was on this date in 1984 that actress -- and St. Cloud native -- June Marlowe died. The former Gisela Goetten captured the hearts of the world as a Hollywood film star in the 1920s.
Classic Country Comes to the Paramount
Glen Campbell, Don Williams, Marty Stuart and lee Greenwood are making the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud a classic country mecca this summer!
This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 3rd, 1949
Today's feature on our "This Date In Central Minnesota History" is about Minnesota's centennial in 1949, and the commemoration of the famed Red River Oxcart trail that traveled through Stearns County.
Introducing Our Brand-New Commenting System
Today, we're excited to introduce our new commenting system, powered by Facebook. Starting right now, you can comment on and "like" our posts right on the site using your Facebook login, and share them instantly with your friends on Facebook, too. You'll also be able to p…
This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 2nd, 1949
On this date, a Melrose man became the first pilot to fly nonstop around planet Earth. And with his crew aboard the bomber Lucky Lady II, James Gallagher flew off into the history books.
This Date In Central Minnesota History – February 28th, 1883
It was on this date in 1883 that Buffalo Bill Cody came to St. Cloud and stayed at the Central House Hotel. But we almost never found out about Buffalo Bill's stay here except for an old tattered piece of paper stuffed in the hotel's walls.
This Date In Central Minnesota History – February 25th, 1856
On this date in 1856, Morrison and Sherburne Counties were created. How did that happen?
This Date In Central Minnesota History: February 24th, 1854
It was on this date in 1854 that the first white child was born in Stearns County. Our "This Date In Central Minnesota History" series is a cooperative effort between 98 Country and The Stearns History Museum.