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It's that time of year again here in Minnesota, when it seems that half of the state congregates within a square mile to sample food on a stick and make carny barkers rich. It's the Great Minnesota Get-Together, our State Fair, and as always, the Northern Alliance Radio Network will broadcast live from the AM 1280 The Patriot booth. We'll be broadcasting both Saturdays and Sundays from the fairgrounds. On Saturdays, we will stick to our new expanded schedule of 11 am - 5 pm CT, while on Sundays we will broadcast from 12 - 4 pm CT. If you can't get down to the fair on either weekend, tune us in at 1280 AM or on our Internet stream.
We actually started the get-together last night at Keegan's Irish Pub, our sponsor and our favorite watering hole. Hugh Hewitt and Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson broadcast live from the fair the last two days and then joined us for the Big Trivia Championship. Hugh and his team, which included James Lileks and Dwight Rabuse, only managed a second-place tie with David Strom's Taxpayer League team. Our NARN brothers, Fraters Libertas, won with a whopping 22 out of 25 correct answers, three more than their closest competitors.
Mitch and I didn't do as well as we did last year, when we finished in second place and above the Hugh Hewitt-Michael Medved team. We even brought in a ringer who had won once on "Jeopardy!", but in the end we only scored a paltry 15 out of 25. Next year we get someone from "The Price Is Right". He or she may not know more about trivia, but instead can regale us with tales of retail pricing.
Hugh will be joining us this weekend on the air, kicking off a great fair schedule of special guests and eating contests. (Mmmmm .... eating contests!) We're also thrilled to be sponsored this year by the United States Marine Corps, members of which will make appearances on the show from time to time.
The busy schedule will make posting somewhat limited this weekend, but keep checking back in.Sphere It View blog reactions
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