PURE MICHIGAN! I'm so glad to be back in my home state! I started out of CK105 in Flint and, man, was I AWFUL. From there I worked at 92.1 The Edge in East Lansing and Wings 103.1 in Lapeer. My first Detroit gig was Z-Rock followed by 102.7 The Bear with Ted Nugent: talk about fun! Ted was hilarious and so great to fight with in the studio. When Ted took his show to his house and out of Detroit, things got a little less lively, so I took a job at WMMR in Philadelphia.
In Philly, I met my husband and we had our daughter, Mackenzie. I left WMMR and went to work part-time for WYSP while being home with our daughter. When Mackenzie turned four, we moved to Washington DC and I worked for DC101... also a riot. Washington DC is beautiful! There is nothing like the Cherry Blossom festival: simply amazing. We checked out museums and took ghost tours: the city is incredible.
A few years later, I started working for WRNR in Annapolis. I love the Annapolis vibe and the amazing people that populate Maryland's capitol. While with WRNR, my husband and I had our son, Jake, and I worked from home as WRNR's Digital Content Manager.
If I may tell you what you already know, Jay Towers is good people. When I found out I was going to be Jay's co-host, I literally screamed like I'd won the lottery. This is the funnest "job" I have ever had. Jay is a BLAST and he's also genuine, decent, a hard worker and also family oriented.... all values I hold in the highest respect... just please, don't tell him I said that... I like to keep him guessing.
We landed on time in Vancouver. Vancouver has it GOING ON. The airport was amazing, so naturally I took pictures. We had a car waiting for us and we drove the 25 minutes to the hotel while asking our driver, Tom, about Vancouver. We discovered that while we think Vancouver would be cold, the people of Vancouver think Detroit is colder. Tom also told us about the 2008 Stanley Cup finals when the mayor encouraged everyone to come into the city for game 7. 200,000+ people showed up. Vancouver lost game 7 and they had a riot that cost about a BILLION dollars in damage.
We arrived at the hotel. Jay’s room was on the 22nd floor… Chelsea’s room was on the 23rd (top) floor… my room was on the THIRD FLOOR WITH THE POOL. I rode up in the elevator with Chelsea because I was SURE they had written my room number down wrong. I kept looking at my card key and saying, “Maybe she meant to put a “2” in front instead of a zero.” Chelsea got off the elevator and had to run to her room because she was about to wet herself from laughing at my pool room shock (not kidding). I rode the elevator of shame back down to the 3rd floor. I walked into my room to discover that I had an AMAZING VIEW of the harbor! Plus there was no smell of chlorine in the hallway, so all good.
Jay, Chelsea, and I met down in the lobby and had a late dinner at “Herons” the hotel restaurant. We had BC (British Columbia) halibut. The food was delicious, but pricey, in my opinion. Twenty one bucks for fish and chips? For real? Our boss, Tony, NEVER would have eaten here… even if he had a coupon.
Needless to say we were all EXHAUSTED at this point. We split off to our rooms and I took the greatest shower ever, washing off 12 hours of planes and airports. As soon as I laid my head down on the pillow, I was THRILLED at how comfy that pillow of goodness and light was. SO COMFY!! I think I was asleep within in two minutes.