In my radio career, the best way to explain it is “the scenic route.” I caught the radio bug while attending Carroll College in Waukesha and hopping on the airwaves for our 10 watt WCCX. After graduating, I decided I wanted to keep on the radio route. I went to Madison Media Institute, and I landed my first official radio gig at Magic 98! That’s right, I was on overnight on weekends here, so I guarantee nobody remembers me!
From there, my radio journey took me to other places, including Platteville and Janesville, and even a brief stint in Iowa. I took a few other side paths on the journey (social studies teacher and medical records clerk), but I was always pulled back to the radio path. This is truly a full-circle moment for me, returning to Magic 98. This is where I learned good habits and saw what a radio station should be. It’s pretty awesome to come back home!
I was born and raised just down the interstate in Janesville. My husband Scott and I have 2 kiddos, son Kieran and daughter Cora. Plus, we have a lot of furry kids thrown in the mix. I’m a total history nerd, and I am most happy when I’m road tripping to tour a historical site or museum. I stop at all the historical markers along the way! I love to travel and see new places—my husband knows that I will find the best historic homes and sites to visit wherever we go. I am a lover of music, from many genres and generations. I sing out loud to songs in the car, and in the Magic 98 studio. (I hope I never accidentally leave my mic on!) I love to bake and cook, and I am known for my love of crockpot cooking. However, I now also have an Instant Pot, so I’m expanding my horizons. I love sharing recipes, so don’t be shy!
My family has been going through a major change the last year or so. My grandparents have both had to go into facilities for care, and their farm that they have lived on since the 50’s has
There’s just something about waterfalls. I saw Niagara Falls for the first time when I was three or four, and remember feeling the thunder in my chest from that powerful display of nature. I’ve been to both
So the Emmy Award nominations came out last week. Moms and dads of young children, I feel like you may relate to me here… I looked at the list, and I didn’t know 90% of the shows
I’m still getting back to my normal routine after returning from Ireland a few days ago (jet lag is no joke!). Ginger Martin and I were lucky enough to be a part of the “Shades of Ireland” tour with Collette,
Scrolling through a Facebook news-feed or news site, or reading a newspaper these days, can make you feel pretty hopeless about the state of our world, and what the future holds. Things we hear about the teenagers
December through (most of) March, I curse Wisconsin and why I continue to live here. The older I get, the less I tolerate winter. I was born and raised here though, so it’s in my blood. My
With temps in the 50s coming this week, and St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, spring is in the air! Yay! This recipe is perfect for your St.Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend… Crock Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage
This is a tough week. Pat O’Neill is leaving Magic 98 after 35 years as it’s maestro. Despite his confidence and talent on air, he really is a humble guy who does not like all the attention
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and today specifically, October 15, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. While I have two wonderful kiddos, we also lost two pregnancies on the journey to becoming parents.
As an only child, I have been lucky enough to gain several “surrogate siblings” in my life. Some since birth, others made during different stages of my life. One of my “framily” comes from my musical history.