Name: Erik Thibault
Hometown: Stillwater, Minn
College: Minnesota State University, Mankato
Favorite team: Minnesota Wild
Favorite athlete: Ric Flair
Favorite KFAN Show: Bumper to Bumper with Dan Barreiro
Best sports memory: Hockey related ones: the Blake Wheeler Diving Goal Game at the 2007 WCHA Final Five and the infamous 2007 Stanley Cup Playoff Game Four Ducks vs Wild and the fans in Xcel Energy Center were never louder. Attending Gabby’s five-goal game and meeting Mikko Koivu while camping out for Wild tickets in 2010 were pretty cool too.
Best part about being an intern: Assisting in call screening and show content. Providing accurate information & statistics or screening interesting & thought-provoking callers gives me a sense of self-satisfaction
Worst part about being an intern: Answering phones during ticket giveaways.
Dream job in ten years: I’m open to anything. My two college degrees in business and mass communications leads my life down no distinct path.
Anything surprise you about the KFAN Personalities? I expected all personalities at The FAN to be self-absorbed, egotistical and unfriendly and I was completely off about my expectations.
Name: Barrett Anderson
Favorite KFAN Show: Paul Allen
Best sports memory: Our Wayzata/Minnetonka football game, my senior year.
Name: Isaac Wenzel
Hometown: West St. Paul, MN
College: Winona State University
Favorite Teams: Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, the Twinkies and #TeamBringIt
Favorite Athletes: Ricky Rubio, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Adrian Peterson and The Rock (yes, he counts).
Favorite KFAN Show: The Power Trip, Extreme Pro Wrestling Radio, The Common Man Progrum, Saturdays with Sauce
Best Sports Memory: Henry Sibley Boys Basketball winning in 2008 Section Finals for the first time in school history against Cretin Derham-Hall following a missed three pointer from current Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver, Michael Floyd.
Best part about being an intern: Having the opportunity to work with and learn from such unbelievably talented people in this business. I honestly couldn’t be more grateful.
Worst part about being an intern:Not the biggest morning person, but working with the guys on The Power Trip makes it a heck of a lot easier to wake up so early.
Dream job in ten years: Honestly, working with The FAN or any of the sister stations in the cities would be a dream come true.
Anything surprise you about the KFAN Personalities? Most of the personalities were actually how I imagined them. That’s why they are so great at what they do – it’s second nature.
Name: Nick "McFly" McAndrews
Hometown: Chaska, MN
Favorite Teams: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite KFAN Show: The Power Trip, In the Zone
Best sports memory: Going to the Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium against the Bears
1. Mayer Hawthorne
Why will PA like Mayer Hawthorne?
After meeting PA, I discovered his fondness for the designated kings of “rock and soul,” Daryl Hall and John Oates.
The compilation of JJ Grey and Mofro brings a funky flavor with touches of soul, Southern blues and R&B to the table. When listening to the Jacksonville, Fla.-based band, it’s hard not to get down with the smooth sounds of the electric, slide and bass guitars, electric organ, drums and vibrant horn section consisting of a trumpet and saxophone.
Why will PA like JJ Grey and Mofro?
The down-home band prides itself on a classic sound, but shows its originality through its story-telling lyrics. The band acts as a pioneer, digging into old Southern roots and turning classic soul into something more relevant to its time.
“Move it On”
The neo-soul singing Raphael Saadiq has been an acclaimed vintage-sounding R&B artist since his musical debut in the late 80s with the group, Tony! Toni! Tone! In his most recent project, Stone Rollin’, Saadiq’s style is highly influenced by greats like Chuck Barry, Sly Stone and Stevie Wonder, but also draws influence from current indie bands he frequently plays alongside with.
Why will PA like Raphael Saadiq?
Saadiq knows what he’s doing. His combination of old school and new school sounds and lyrics gives listeners a groovy experience with a few great guitar licks, bold piano tones and passionate vocals.