Shedding more light on George 'Dark Star' Chapple

Star Tribune writer Mike Kaszuba takes a closer look at the life and times of beloved WCCO radio host Dark Star, who died last month at the age of 66.
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Star Tribune writer Mike Kaszuba takes a closer look at the life and times of Dark Star, the longtime WCCO radio host who died last month at the age of 66.

As Kaszuba puts it: "His friends marveled at his pied piper's ability to get the famous and the not-so-famous to drop what they were doing whenever he called."

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