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.
We've all been at a large mall, and after a long day of going from one store to another, we go out to the parking lot to leave and find ourselves scratching our heads wondering where exactly we parked our car. Quite common, right? Well an Italian guy who participated in Octoberberfest celebrations in Germany forgot which street he parked on and it took him five weeks to find it! He asked police for help and even offered a several hundred dollar reward for the publics help. He was overjoyed when someone spotted his Volkswagon and called him. Have you ever lost your car? Lost is such a harsh word. Have you ever misplaced your car? What were the circumstances surrounding this predicament?
Chess and the Rubber Duck were inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame yesterday at the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York. They beat out ten other finalists: Bubbles; Clue; Fisher-Price Little People; little green army men; the Magic 8-Ball; My Little Pony; Nerf toys; Pac-Man video game; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and the scooter. What were your favorite toys as a kid? Would they be considered not politically correct today?
It's taken off on the internet. Dog shaming photos. The photos usually involve a sheepish looking pooch at the scene of whatever they did wrong. Generally there is a sign hung around their neck admitting what crime against humanity they committed. The Secretary of the U.K. Kennel Club says dogs don't like this behavior, saying "you wouldn't mock your friends or family like this, so why your dog?" Huh? What? I wasn't aware dogs, or cats, could read. Have you ever done this with your pet? Did your pet ignore you for days after? Did your pet seemed miffed with you?
On this mornings show, we were talking about Christmas trees in schools, Christmas concerts in schools, sharing Christmas cards and so on. What are we doing to ourselves by eliminating these activities. My fondest memory at Woodlake elemenatary School in Richfield, Minnesota is setting up the Christmas tree in the hallway and decorating it with ornaments brought from home. While decorating the tree we would sing Christmas carols. In high school, each high school in the Lake Conference would send their choir for a Christmas Concert, where Handel's Messiah was performed. This was done every year. Those are great memories that I will never forget. Isn't it amazing that we survived having religion in school? What great memories do you have?
Marco Lavoie, 44, was stranded for three months in the Canadian wildernesss and had to kill and eat his German Shephard to survive after a bear ravaged his campsite. His dog protected Lavoie from the bear, but the bear damaged his survival equipment and ate his food. Sgt. Ronald McInnis said Lavoie killed his dog with a rock a few days after the attack before eating it. If you found yourself in this situation, could you kill your dog to survive? Over the years, we've heard some incredible stories of survival. But, if it really came down to it, could we do the same thing?