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.
Chelsea and I spent our day exploring Ketchikan and being the biggest most tourist-like dorks that we could possibly be… and I think you already know, that’s saying a lot.
We walked up into Inman Street. A SUPER FRIENDLY guy welcomed us. He was running a little tiki hut type beverage and food stand. He mentioned that he was from Michigan and of course, Chelsea and I said, “So are we!” We introduced ourselves and found out his name was, Terry. Terry was representing THE D is grand style. Terry had a great voice and amazing stories. Terry had also been in radio. Other jobs Terry mentioned having held down: He was the “Hand” on an old TV movie show (think Elvira) called, “Spookman Dan.” Terry was also in a rock n roll band, and he grew his own green five leaf plants for medicinal purposes. Chelsea got a Fago root beer and I signed out some postcards while we listen to Terry’s stories. Terry also mentioned VERNORS and how his mom gave it to him when he was sick. Chelsea and I said our moms did the same!
We continued our walk about Ketchikan and took a tram up the side of the mountain. We walked through the Ketchikan Lodge and out on to their grounds where they had a beautiful mountatin view and GIANT totem poles that we posed with inappropriately. I was trying to pull the staff like the sword in the stone, but apparently, I'm no King Arthur.