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Bill Tanner and Pat Mars shift listlessly through the motions every weekday morning: 6AM-10AM.
Widely recognized as having peaked way back in year 2, the BigDogz continue to gasbag and chortle their way through endless hours of senseless banality; much like their ultimate hero; CNN's Larry King.Fueled only by the best mountain grown coffee on-sale this week that Clear Channel will spring for, it never ceases to amaze the community of Grand Forks and the Red River Valley at large that these two remain vertical and gainfully employed.
If you listen to Da Dawgs regularly you are already aware that Tanner and Mars have aped Bear Grylls in the past for not being part of the Man-Club. We now go on record to say; 'We were wrong. So, so wrong.'
Stop me if you have heard this one: A Canadian White Supremacist moves into a tiny town in ND and begins buying up all the property with the goal of setting up a white haven for others of his kind. Where's the punchline? Where indeed.
Great story out of the Grand Forks Herald about scavenging from the depths of the Red River
FARGO — Roger Cullen got hooked on diving the Red River for its hidden secrets the day he found a military rifle, shotgun, pistol, steamboat clock and human skull embedded in the mucky bottom. He was looking for something else in the murky water beneath the North Broadway bridge, an isolated area, on that summer day in 1979. A scuba-diving friend invited him to help retrieve what he thought was a cache of guns stolen from a police evidence room. The backpack turned out to contain a stolen video camera. Frustrated, Cullen and his diving partner decided to keep looking for buried treasures in the jumble beneath the bridge, then a popular dumping spot. They found an M1 carbine, a rifle used by the U.S. Army in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, a shotgun and a pistol with an octagon barrel. An old brass clock with spindles looked like it came from the wooden steering wheel of one of the steamboats that plied the Red River back in the 1800s. Mystery bones “The big thing we pulled up was a human skull,” Cullen said, the amazement still in his voice years later. “Now it’s a crime scene investigation.” A week later, at the request of Fargo police, Cullen and the other diver returned to look for more human bones. They found a collarbone. “It was never identified,” Cullen said, referring to the remains, which he said might have come from the old pauper’s cemetery at Trollwood Park, where riverbank erosion has been a problem for many years. No criminal prosecution resulted, but Cullen became intrigued by the historical artifacts that can turn up at the bottom of the Red River. “The river seems to be one of the better places to find historical artifacts,” he said. “That particular dive really opened my eyes to it.” Most don’t want to delve into the inky depths of the Red River, notorious for sediment-laden water so dark that divers must grope with the fingers instead of looking with their eyes. But a dedicated few, including Cullen, have repeatedly returned to the Red in search of bottles, crockery and other remnants of bygone eras. Some prized finds hang from the walls of Northwest Divers in Moorhead, an informal museum of rusty firearms and ancient bones retrieved from watery resting places. “I think there’s a sense of adventure to it,” said Rick Van Raden, proprietor of Northwest Divers. “There’s always a sense of mystery, but there can also be a sense of loneliness.” In Cullen’s case, an interest in history fuels his curiosity, and compels him to see what mysteries the river is ready to yield. “Probably just the intrigue of finding stuff,” he said, grasping to explain his motivation. “Stuff is down there. Very few people venture into the abyss — the darkness, the uncertainty. It’s kind of spooky, it really is.” Buddy system Because of the dangers of diving “blind,” divers go in teams or use tethers with a partner in a boat or on shore. Even so, the sense of isolation can be spooky and even disorienting, an experience much like floating in a sensory deprivation chamber, said Van Raden, who has dived the Red for search and rescue operations. “If you’ve been in there so long you don’t know what’s up or down; it’s kind of a goofy feeling,” he said. Cullen, a Fargo native who now lives near Dead Lake in Minnesota, no longer dives the Red River as often as he once did. “It’s just amazing the things you can find down there,” he said. Especially in urban areas, the river bottom is dense with debris tossed from shore — a tangle rescue and recovery divers must navigate when searching. “You’re pulling bike frames out of the way and old metal mattress frames and barrels,” Van Raden said. “It’s endless, the amount of stuff that gets thrown in the river.” In the era before landfills, the river was a convenient disposal site, although Van Raden believes most people today are more environmentally conscious. “It used to be out of sight, out of mind,” he said. During the settlement era, following the arrival of the railroad in the early 1870s, saloons began to proliferate on the Moorhead side of the river because Dakota Territory was “dry” and alcohol was prohibited. Many of the empty bottles found their way to the river. Also, settlers often buried crockery in the muddy river bottom to chill food. Inevitably, some of the crockpots were lost or forgotten, but turn up more than a century later when the river meanders or fluctuating water levels uncover them from the bottom or riverbank. “Every year, as the river moves, there are pickup loads of stuff,” said Bob Backman, executive director of River Keepers, a local nonprofit advocacy group. Notable findings Besides shards of bottles or pottery, bones frequently turn up, he said. “Tons of bones,” Backman said. “They would primarily be bison, some are cattle.” Immense numbers of buffalo once roamed the Red River Valley, including an extinct bison species prevalent after the glacier melted 10,000 years ago. “That means a lot of bison through the years came down to get a drink,” Backman said. Some got stuck in the mud or fell through the ice and drowned. River Keepers once had a box full of old buffalo bones, but ended up giving most away to local science teachers. A rusty suit of armor once showed up along the river. It was obviously a modern replica, probably cast off from some theatrical production, Backman said. Divers or beach combers should be aware that Minnesota law forbids taking archeological artifacts in protected areas. Glass bottles or pottery made after 1875, however, are not protected. “The law is there, but it’s almost never enforced,” said Mark Peihl, archivist for the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. Still, “It may not be a good idea to take materials from the riverbank,” he said. “If I find anything unique, I bring it to the dive shop” so it can be on public display, Cullen said, referring to the wall collection at Northwest Divers. Now in his 36th year of diving, Cullen still is fascinated by the dark Red River and secrets it protects. “There’s so much history there,” he said.
MASON CITY — Shades of “Caddyshack.”
Mason City police received a call at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday to a report that a man was pushing a lawn mower through neighbors’ yards, leaving lines and marks, according to the department’s daily call log.
When police located the man at his residence in the 200 block of South Monroe Avenue, he told police he was using the mower to chase a gopher.
The officer was apparently unimpressed: He told the subject to stay in his home until he was sober.
— By Deb Nicklay
Click Pic Above to see Glenn Beck NOT talk. Then click again just to enjoy.
Glenn Beck revealed on Monday that his vocal cords were temporarily paralyzed. The conservative host was told by doctors that the condition was ultimately repairable, but would "come and go."
So instead of talking through his show, Beck delivered a tearful 10 minute—yes, 10 MINUTE—monologue through colorful cue cards that sometimes included little drawings.
A sullen Beck stared directly into the camera as uplifting music played in the background. He flipped through the cue cards that described an emotional revelation of sorts. He wrote that in temporarily losing the ability to speak, he realized that he had been on the air talking since 1979. He predicted that he uttered roughly 89 million words.
He then wondered via flash card, "If today was the last day you had a voice, what would you say?" Beck seemed to have a lot to say. In fact, he seemed to echo some of the comments he made last week: that he regretted "dividing" people.
Referring to his roughly 89 million words, Beck wrote (and stared), "How many have been of value? Or positive? Or made a difference? How many would I want to take back? Many I'd bet. How many lifted up, inspired, gave comfort? How many were even well thought out?.. Some have been taken out of context; some didn't need to be. Before I changed my life and sobered up, many of my words were vile. Back then I said mean things about others to make myself feel better about me. It didn't work. It never does. I've changed a lot since the '90s. Lately, I have changed even more."
Watch Beck's entire message in the video above.