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.
I actually slept in til 7am. The Disney Wonder had already docked in Skagway. Jay went in to Skagway to film for Fox and Chelsea and I went to The Cove to drink fancy coffees and prep for our show. LOOK AT THESE COFFEES. Super fancy. Chelsea got the Mint Chocolate latte and I had the Baileys, Kalua, expresso and chocolate syrup. I’m pretty sure mine counted as a health drink.
Chelsea and I got ready for our broadcast and Jay met back up with us just before the show. Jay went to Liarsville to pan for gold… he didn’t find any. Liarsville was named for the journalists who came to Skagway and reported that there was gold… even though there wasn’t. JERKS! Skagway had a higher population is 1896 then it does today. The town started out mostly as saloons and “working” women. Skagway formed the “Arctic Brotherhood” in 1898 and started making things better. They also pushed for Alaska’s right to govern themselves instead of everything running through Washington DC. The Arctic Brotherhood’s building still stands in Skagway and it looks amazing. The front of the building is made out of nearly 2,000 pieces of drift wood. Check out the AB (Arctic Brotherhood) picture below along with Jay at press central for gold mining and our ship docked in Skagway.