Winds of change at ABC 6 News

A tornado of changes … A flurry of activity … New meteorologists blowing into town … I could go on all day. But the point is, all sorts of changes are going on at ABC 6 News.

First, meteorologist Steve Sosnaleft the station on Oct. 22 to take a position at WNBC in New York City. Meteorologist Chris Kuballhas since moved from weekend weather to fill Steve’s role on the ABC 6 News Good Morning team.

Welcome Jim Peterson, who recently joined the weather team as weekend meteorologist. Coming to our area from Rapid City, S.D., Jim is a Minnesota native and 2006 graduate of St. Cloud State University's meteorology program.

Also new to ABC 6 News, the station recently expanded its weekend newscasts. Find out more at

Music first, lyrics to follow


Phil Olson, a playwright who's originally from Minnesota, presents "Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant" at the Jon Hassler Theater in Plainview, through Nov. 20. It’s the 11th play Phil has written, and his work has been on stage in 150 cities around the world.

This run of the play is only the second production of "Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant" in the world, Phil says. The world premiere was Sept. 30 in Los Angeles. It’s the fourth in the "Don’t Hug Me" franchise and features 17 original songs, including "Babies and Beer" and "If Men Had Babies, We’d All Be Extinct."

Phil wrote the book and the lyrics, and his brother (a medical internist in Chaska, near the Twin Cities) writes the music. The duo write the songs in a bit of an unconventional way — his brother writes the music first, and then Phil writes the lyrics.

The show has been getting rave reviews, was a critic’s pick in the Los Angeles Times and has been described as "'Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In' on steroids."

For ticket and showtime information, go to


Local entertainment gets a 'High 5'

Local entertainment specialists Dave Chiariniand Erik Karowrecently launched High 5 Entertainmentto take care of "all your entertainment needs." Their services include DJ-ing, private party hosting, event planning, artist management/band representation and hosting charity events.


High 5 Entertainment also hopes to bring Rochester and other surrounding areas national artists for concerts and have some plans for events that have never happened in our area before.

"We don’t want to hear, 'There is nothing to do in Rochester' anymore," Erik says. "We're here to fix that."

Find them on Facebook to book events or to see what events they have coming up.

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