Bobby Aro: King of the Great Northwoods

WDSE-TV presents this one-hour documentary on Bobby Aro, the famed 1950-90s Northern Minnesota disc jockey, singer/songwriter and entertainer who put St. Louis County’s Highway 7 on the map. Aro’s Finn-glish novelty songs are well known throughout the Finish communities of the United States and Canada.

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about 9 years ago

I used to listen to 710 AM-WDSM in Duluth in the 1980s on my '77 Chevy pickup's Delco radio and took delight when the Bobby Aro's polka show was broadcast on Saturday evenings around 6pm(?). My Highway 7 was more likely to be Highway 4 and my companions and I got to know a fair few taverns in rural Saint Louis County as we travelled back to Duluth from a day's gunning or a weekend at the deer shack. I never forgot King of the Great North Woods. Bobby Aro and those outings fit like a hand in a glove and what memories they are. Thank you for posting. I watched and enjoyed the interviews, clips and, of course, Bobby's music.

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