Al Malmberg is a 40 year radio veteran who comes to FOXNews Radio 600 KCOL from KSTP-AM and WCCO-AM in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota. In 2008, Al was voted "Best AM Radio Personality" by City Pages readers. Prior to his time in the Twin Cities, All hosted a synidcated talk show ont he Business Radio Network.
Al and his wife Kathy return to Fort Collins after living here in the 1970s. Together, they have two sons, and just recently had their first grandson!
Al and Kathy love to ski, but Al's passion is flying. As a private pilot, he says there are few things better than greasing a landing. "You don't need anyone else in the plane to tell you how good it was. You just know," says Al.
According to "The Drum," the retailer Game has created Christmas Dinner in a tin. The canned food was made for gamers who don't want to waste time at the dinner table. With Christmas in a can, you can take the can to your gaming staton and eat away while you battle whatever force it is you're fighting. In the can, you'll find Christmas basics from bacon and eggs to Christmas pudding. Some other favorities are turkey, brussel sprouts, and cranberry sauce. Yum. Are you kidding me? If either of our sons said they'd rather have Christmas in a can than eat Christmas dinner with the family, well, I'll let you use your imagine as to what that scene would have looked like. How about you? What would your reaction be?
When we go through the airport security checkpoints, we empty our pockets and put everything into the tub that then, via conveyer belt, goes through the xray gizmo. Not all of us remember to collect our loose change and put it back in our pockets. How much loose change do you think the Transportaton Safety Administration collected last year in loose change? Would you believe a half-million dollars? You can pick your lower jaw off the floor now. That's right, 500-thousand dollars worth of small change. This money is put into an "Aviation security fund" that's spent on further enhancing security. (whatever that means.) Wouldn't it be better to put it into something like a WiFi fund, so we don't have to pay for WiFi usage at the airport? After all, it's our money. What other ways could this "loose Change" be used?
Dr. Temeca Richardson, School Support Officer at Jack Yates High School in Houston, told the female students that the way they dress makes them look like a bunch "hoes." Some parents expressed outrage over her comments. One said, "You don't know what kind of home half of these girls are coming from for you to make a statement like that! That may be the only thing they have to wear. It's inconsiderate." Perhaps this is the real problem here. It may be that the parents are encouraging them to wear such attire. It used to be you could tell the difference between a "lady of the evening" versus a high school girl. Not so much anymore. Kudos to Dr. Richardson for pointing it out. Maybe she changed the lives of a couple of those girls.
The economy may have some parents tightening their financial belts, but that doesn't stop a small percentage of people from spending a lot more. A survey from UrbanSitter.com finds that 21-percent of parents surveyed said they plan on spending between 200 and 500-dollars per child this holiday season. 18-percent said they'll spend less than 50-dollars on each child and 32-percent said they'll spend between 100 and 200-dollars per kid. How much do you plan on spending on your kids this year?
Can you believe that? Some people are already lining up in northeaster Ohio in preparation for the big sales on black Friday. Do you shop on Black Friday? Are the savings really worth it, or is it actually the hunt of getting a great deal? Have you ever stood in line days before Black Friday? Is this fun, or are these people nuts?