Saturday, September 04, 2010

For every minute I have to work, I need a minute of play

For the third time this calendar year, I have the distinct pleasure of co-hosting The First Team of the Northern Alliance Radio Network on AM 1280 The Patriot. And for the second time in four months, my friend and colleague Kevin Ecker has graciously agreed to join in the festivities.

The fun and frivolity begins at 11:00 a.m. today LIVE from the great Minnesota get-together, the Minnesota State Fair!

In the first hour we will be joined by MN State Senator Chris Gerlach (R-SD37). Senator Gerlach will discuss his re-election campaign as well as the prevalent issues facing state legislators come next session.

In the Noon hour we will be joined by the GOP endorsed candidate in Congressional District 5, Joel Demos. Joel has the unenviable task of becoming the first Republican in nearly fifty years to represent CD5 in the US House of Representatives. And as illustrated in one of his campaign ads, Joel is keenly aware of the Herculean task he undertakes.

We'll also gloss over other Congressional races around the country and assess the prospects of the GOP regaining the majority in Congress. Will we be partying like it's 1994?

With the vast political news taking place this past week in addition to two great guests, it's an embarrassment of riches for The First Team on this day. Heck, we may not even be able to get to the First Team staples of Loon of the Week and This Week in Gatekeeping, but we'll give it the old college try.

So if you're coming out to the Fair, the AM 1280 booth is located on Dan Patch two doors west of Cosgrove, just inside the Snelling Avenue entrance, next to the O’Gara’s “booth”! (Check out the map here).

In addition to checking out the broadcast on a good old fashioned AM radio dial, you can stream the show via the web here.

I'll also try to engage via Twitter during the broadcast. I'm thinking I'll use hashtag #narn1.

Ah, but the fun doesn't end at 1:00. Be sure to stay tuned for Mitch & Ed on the Headliners edition of the NARN, as they'll be on until 3:00 and then Sons of Liberty from 3-5.

Looking forward to a great show!!


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