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.
The MTV Video Music Awards haven't even begun and I already threw up a little.
A few observations from the pre-show...
1) There will be A LOT of lip syncing... so much that they had to push some of the lip-syncing into the pre show. The most dangerous thing I can think of right now is having a college drinking game where you drink every time someone lip syncs tonight.... no one should EVER be that wasted.
2) Katy Perry is an AWESOME PERFORMER AND SINGER.... however, her ability to think on her feet and the over all quality of her speaking voice is painful. An Internet fan asked her to, "Give me three words to describe you live shows." I'm pretty sure the first two words were, "uummm" and "uuuuummmmm." Then she said she needed to give him an sentence for the answer and said, "Rough, tough and ready to rumble," which is not a sentence. I'm already confused.
3) Song of Summer: It's gonna be One Direction and I feel like pulling a Kanye West on their acceptance speech. One Direction is awesome! However, Robin Thicke has just 37K in MTV's on line voting and One Direction has 8 million. The gap should not be that drastic.... some teen age girls need to have their Internet restricted, me thinks..
4) Trojan please stop with the majorly phallic prophylactic commercials. Please.