I first caught the radio “bug” when I was probably 11 or 12 years old. I loved pop music—like most kids that age—and I thought the DJs on the radio must have the best jobs in the world. I was also fascinated that when I listened to AM radio at night. I could pull in stations based in New York City, Denver, Cincinnati, and others. That was pretty engrossing for a kid like me, who rarely got to travel more than a couple hundred miles from home while growing up.
I got my first radio job in 1983 at a station near where I went to community college, WSDR in Sterling, Illinois. As the WKRP in Cincinnati theme song goes, I’ve moved town to town up and down the dial a few times. Now I’m blessed to work at one of the best stations in the United States, Magic 98!
Some things I love: biking, playing tennis, cats, craft beer, driving a stick shift, weekend getaways with my husband, and being on the radio, of course.
After much thought and several queasy feelings of uncertainty in my stomach, I’ve decided that it’s a good time for me to resign from the afternoon show on Magic 98. I won’t go into all the details
I’m hosting my family’s Thanksgiving dinner this year. I’ve made the very popular (but sometimes maligned) green bean casserole many times over the years. It’s still a holiday treat for me, but I wanted to try a
Anyone who’s known me longer than five days knows that I’m a big fan of Dan Fogelberg. Although I haven’t gotten out any of his CDs to listen to lately, I just might again soon, to compare
This past Monday was a heart-wrenching day. While we were still trying to digest the horrific news out of Las Vegas, headlines began to appear saying Tom Petty had suffered a cardiac arrest and died. Then: “Wait,
Magic 98 Morning Show legend Pat O’Neill is now a father-in-law! His lovely daughter Kate, whom I remember as a toddler (wow, am I ever getting old), tied the knot last weekend in Portland, Oregon. From the
His name is Sonny Landreth, and I had the pleasure of seeing him live again last week during Madison’s Central Park Sessions. He is an amazing slide guitar player. He’s from Louisiana, birthplace of Zydeco music, and
I’ve been ranting about Mother Nature in my my last couple of blog posts, regarding damage done by trees toppled over during recent storms, but this time I want to say, “Kudos to you, Mother Nature.” Beginning
The tree that fell on my late Mom’s house earlier this month, which I previously blogged about, seems to have started a domino effect. The big downpours from last Friday caused part of a tree to fall
I think Mother Nature turned a water faucet on, left the room, and forgot that the water was still running. We’ve had enough rain and storms! The early morning storms this past Monday were especially a doozy.
Did you know the state of Iowa has its own “Great Lakes” region? I first heard of the Lake Okoboji area back in the ‘80s, when my sister Jean moved to northwest Iowa, but I had never