Jillene Khan

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Jillene Khan

The first thing I do when I meet a new friend is spend at least 90 seconds going over how to say my name correctly. Jillene sounds like Jill-eeeen. Think, Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” but “Jo is “Jill.” For Khan, think Chaka Khan (or The Wrath of Khan, for Star Trek fans).

Jillene Khan's blogs here.

I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in the ‘burbs. My mother, brother, and most of my family still live in the Twin Cities, so I’m pretty familiar with the I-94 westbound stretch through Wisconsin.

I always knew I wanted to be on the radio. I’m not exactly sure where that dream came from, but I have a few ideas. After college, I was lucky enough to work for Tony Fly, a Twin Cities radio legend and someone I grew up listening to. Once I got my foot in the door at that station, I did anything and everything I could to learn and move up the ladder! It paid off, and eventually, I hit the air in my hometown.

In 2010, I moved away from home and relocated to the Quad Cities (eastern Iowa/western Illinois) to be on the air full-time at a powerhouse country station, where I continued to fall in love with radio. After five years on the air in the Quad Cities, I took a job in Milwaukee working on a new country station. That’s where I got my first taste of a real Wisconsin Friday Fish Fry, and learned what a “bubbler” is.

What else can I tell you about me? I like to be outside. I like most of your Midwest staples: fishing, camping, anything near the water. I like to try things at least once so I can decide whether I like them or not. I am obsessed with dogs and will probably say “hi” to your dog before I say “hi” to you. I like to travel, but don’t get to do it as much as I want to. I love concerts and live music and have kept 95 percent of the tickets to shows I’ve been to. I love to talk to people, share stories, laugh, and enjoy life!

I’ll talk to you on Magic 98 between 3-7PM each weekday, so feel free to call me on the Magic Line at 608-321-0098, send me an email at Jillene@magic98.com, or connect with me on Facebook! (I’m on Instagram and Twitter too.)

Jillene Khan’s blogs here.


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