January 28th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

My daughter Kerry has always loved horses.  When we decided to move from Coon Rapids to a small farm on Cedar Lake west of Upsala, Kerry begged for a horse.  We told her that she would have to go to “Horse Camp” to prove that she was able to take care of a horse.  She […]

January 21st, 2022 by Gary Osberg

55 years ago yesterday, a telegram arrived at our studio on the third floor of Wimmer Hall on the campus of St. John’s University, authorizing KSJR to go on the air.  The first broadcast was on January 22, 1967. The first line uttered by engineer Dan Rieder was, “Heed my words, Earth People. You have […]

January 20th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

Many years ago my Dad went to work as a dishwasher at Little Sisters of the Poor in St. Paul. His boss was a woman named Maxine. They became real good friends and her family also referred to him as Grandpa Bill. Maxine and Dad never lived together, but they ended up living in the same high […]

January 7th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

In 1976 I gave up drinking Old Grand Dad 80 proof for Lent. My other “drug of choice” was Heineken beer.  When dining out, my dessert selection was usually a dish of vanilla ice cream with a double shot of Old Grand Dad poured over it.  Easter Sunday in 1976 was not a good day, […]