Dave's Weekend in Five Photos: My Contract Was Renewed!

I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was busy and good! Here's my weekend in Five Pictures!

This is the official picture from my contract renewal with my bosses, Rich, Jeff and Gregg.

When I started at KDWB 25 years ago, I thought I'd be lucky if I lasted a couple of years. This past Friday, I signed a contract that keeps me at KDWB until at least May of 2022.

People have asked me if I feel lucky to get signed at KDWB again. I mean, let's face it, there aren't a lot of people, much less radio people who stay at one job for 25 years. And to be signed up again when I'm not exactly 23 years old myself anymore at a station like KDWB? Well, that's pretty rare. By the time most radio people get to my age, they're either on the Oldies station or playing Classic Rock.

So am I lucky? At the risk of sounding arrogant, no. I'm not lucky. 

"Lucky" would mean I've been screwing around for 25 years, coming in late, pulling attitude and getting away with it. That's "lucky."  Instead, I work hard on our show because I really enjoy doing it and hearing feedback from you that you like the show. I enjoy making other people look good (even though many don't appreciate it) and I really enjoy the challenge of putting together a great show and a great group of people. 

We have a rule on my show: The "No Asshole" Rule, meaning just what it sounds. If you're arrogant, full of drama and self-centered, you don't belong on this show. It's not fair to me and it's not fair to the people who work hard and have a great attitude and it's certainly not fair to the people who sign your paycheck.

I tell you this not to brag, but hopefully to reinforce the fact that most success is 95% work and about 5% good fortune. I know a lot of people who've tried to cheat their way to success or be successful by making other people look bad. And they're still pretty much in the same place where they started. But now, they're just bitching louder about how unfair the world is. And don't surround yourself with people who cheat and try to get away with not doing their job. You deserve better than that.

I took a long motorcycle ride on Friday up north around the Rum River. It was a beautiful fall day!

My son Carson, is visiting his sister Beth in North Carolina and he hauled in this monster of a fish! It's so big they even went down to some state office to register it. Good job Carson!

We went to a wedding in Egerton, MN last night and during the reception we played that game with a hammer, nails and a log. You take turns hitting your nail with the narrow end of a hammer. First one to drive their nail all the way in wins. I did not win.

And after over-eating all weekend, I knew I had to get out for a run. This is my best running buddy, Josie. She's tireless and absolutely love running with her dad.

Oh! And of course she loves her Clipadoo! You can order yours at dogfooddirect.com.

Thanks for looking at my blog! Have a great week!

-Dave


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