Hi! Thanks for stopping by 96.7 The River! I hope you're as happy to be here as I am! After being on the air since the age of 18, I decided to hang up my headphones awhile back. Well.....never say never, because here we are again! And I'm very excited about working with a group of radio veterans who love this music like I do! After living in Colorado for awhile, and on the east coast for about 20 years, I made my way back home to Minnesota several years ago. Jay and I live in St. Joseph with our dog Neena, and our herd of cats. We are also a hospice foster home with Grey Face Rescue. When I'm not on the air, I put on my Creative Directors hat at the station, working in the production department. Outside of work, I volunteer at the Tri-County Humane Society, love love love to travel, spend time with our furry kids, get together with family and friends, read, go for wogs (that's a combination of a walk/jog), ride my bike, and occasionally think about gardening and pulling weeds. I'm lousy at both. I'm a big believer that life gives back to you what you give to others. Kindness, empathy, patience, understanding and love. You have the opportunity to make a difference in every single life that you come into contact with. Always be kind!
‘Fargo’ Back For Another Season
When I watched the finale of the television show Fargo, it seemed clear that it wouldn't be back for another season. The finale was, well, pretty final. Or so I thought.
Minnesota County Fairs
We're already half-way through county fair season in Minnesota, but there are plenty of them left to attend this summer! Here's the list from one of my favorite websites, ExploreMinnesota.com:
Welcome To My Garden
This is our garden. Thai chile peppers. It was the only thing we grew this year. But hopefully by next year we'll add tomatoes. Baby steps.
SPOILER ALERT: The Bachelorette Video Of The Guy Who Goes Home Alone [VIDEO]
Do NOT continue reading if you don't want to know who Andi chooses at the end of the Bachelorette this season.
Tim McGraw Slaps Woman At A Concert [VIDEO]
Wow! Sure, she shouldn't have been grabbing at parts unknown while Tim was on stage. But when you're a performer and you put yourself in a crowd of screaming women, you need to be prepared for anything. So when Tim reached out and slapped this woman, I was shocked...
These Google Tricks Are Pretty Cool
When I heard about these tricks that you can do on Google.com, I was skeptical. Then I tried them!
Frank, The Happiest Dog Ever [VIDEO]
Frank, who is completely deaf, spent the first 5 months of his life outside in a very small area. He was not vaccinated, bathed or given any love. He was afraid of his own shadow. Since being adopted by some wonderful folks, life is good. Don't you love a happy ending...
Watching (And Listening To) Intern Kayla SHINE [AUDIO]
Our intern, Kayla Coffland, is a rising star. We're sure of it. And we are looking forward to watching her journey. She shares her latest adventure with you:
Derek Jeter RE2PECT Tribute [VIDEO]
You don't have to love the Yankees to respect Derek Jeter. He has always been a class act. This is Nike's official salute to Derek. Very cool.
Foods To Improve Your Mood
The doctors at Harvard figured this out. I'm guessing they took some cranky people and fed them different food to see who cheered up faster.
This Is How You Get To A Twins Game [VIDEO]
I'm never driving to a Twins game again. Not when there's a much better way to go! And I'm guessing the Honer family from Rockville feels the same way.
Intern Kayla Meets New Artist Keta [VIDEO]
While at the SHINE convention I attended this past week, I was able to meet the talented emerging artist, Keta. She will be opening for “Stay With Me” singer Sam Smith on his latest tour. Not only is Keta a talented singer, but her genuine kindness, passion, and heart for…