little about Us......
biography. What can I say? Well, let's give you the basics.
I was hatched in Laurium, MI to great acclaim being born on January
1st. J The year was 1971.you can do your own math. I'll wait for you
to get a pencil and a tablet. J Or if you're a lazy schnook, a
Anyway, grew up pretty normally, although most of those around me
thought I was an odd duck. Probably why at this age I'm at work at
J From the time I was 13 or so, I wanted to be in radio and my goal
was to one day work at WMQT. (believe it or not J) So up through high
school I went where I graduated 10th in a class of 130-something. From
there, I went on to Michigan Technological University and studied
Scientific and Technical Communications for two years and then
transferred down to Northern and finished a degree in Broadcasting.
From there, I worked at WOLV in Houghton for a very short while until
I received a call from Jim asking me to come down for an interview.
The rest is history. J I started out taking whatever shift was
available until I slipped into the midday gig after a few months. I
worked middays for about 4 years until the morning fella took a powder
and I greedily snatched up his job. J I've been working the mornings
since '98! Feels like forever (even longer some days. J ) Even though
the wake up bugle is rough when it starts sounding, I really like it.
J I'm also production manager, so I put together many of the promos
and commercials that you hear.
I love to bake, shoot pistols (even though a hand accident has made
that very difficult) and travel to wherever my life leads me.
After a couple years of a long distance relationship that anyone who
listens faithfully can probably tell you all about, finally took the
plunge in 2004 and married Shaun. See? Every once in a while long
distance relationships DO work! J He challenges me and completes me at
the same time, and therefore, I can't ask for anything more. J He's
the sweetest and best looking man this side of heaven. J And hey, the
guy eats my cooking without complaint.and he's not dead yet! J
Seriously, a better feller for me I could not find. I'm a lucky lady.
No children yet.just two cats Guida and Gouda. I've never thought I
had much of a maternal instinct, but what little I have has been
flourished on the kitties and the hubby. J I was always a certified
cat hater and Shaun really wanted a cat, so we took Guida on a trial
basis. Took about two weeks and I was head over heels in love. Shaun's
had cats all his life and thinks my behavior with them is at times
hysterical. What do I know? At least I got to name our first kitty. I
was always going to have a pet named Guido, but since she was a girl,
Guida she was. Gouda sounds like cheese, but what can I say? The
copilot named her. J
I'm sure there's tons I'm leaving out, but that's part of my
mystery.I'll never tell you everything. You'll have to find out things
Here's one way to feel real old--start writing a biography that says
"since before the turn of the century". Unfortunately, I don't have
a choice in the matter.
Since before the turn of the century, I've been at Q107-WMQT.since
September 1988, in fact. Born in Marquette, I decided to return
home following too many years of school at Michigan State and an
illustrious career in TV in Flint. He hasn't regretted it since.
A local history buff and avid summer beach-goer, I have what someone
once described as "the world's strangest collection of interests",
including photography, cooking, writing, running, old-time radio,
Looney Tunes, and zydeco music. I'm also very involved in many
local organizations, including positions on the boards of directors
for the Marquette County History Museum, the March of Dimes, and
NMU's student radio station, WUPX. And, in my spare time, I'm also
an avid non-smoker.
I seem to be able to retain obscure facts about movies, as well;
probably a good thing, seeing as how I've been asking movie trivia
questions on the air since 1991. And if you must know, my favorite
movie of all time is the original "King Kong". And no, I'm not
quite sure why.
I live in Marquette with the lovely and buff Loraine, a converted
Troll. In fact, neither of us would live anywhere else.
I have had many jobs since first getting started
in the Radio/TV business. I worked at WBBL AM 1340 as a board operator
and host of a High School Pre-game, Halftime, and Post-game show. I
did that for about a year and a half, then moved on to become the
play-by-play announcer for an International Basketball League (IBL)
for the Grand Rapids Flight. I did that for a season, then kept moving
up the ranks by becoming a Co-host of a coaches show in the Arena
Football League (AFL) with the Grand Rapids Rampage. In working all of
these jobs, I maintained announcing High School Football, Basketball,
and Baseball at the public access station, as I was assistant manager
and sports director their at the time. Unlike college and professional
sports, I never have an off-season J.
I was born in Pontiac and moved to Petoskey at the age of two.
Enjoyed growing up there until at age eleven when we moved to my true
home; the U.P. I have lived in Gladstone since 2001. I am currently
attending Northern Michigan University for a B.S in Media Production &
New Technology with minors in Coaching and Music. I am a big fan of
music and sports. Musically I primarily play drums/percussion but
play guitar, piano and trombone as well. I play in various ensembles
at NMU including Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band,
Symphonic Band, and Pep Band. I also enjoy music production and
recording to supplement my musical desires. Sports wise I try to do
everything. Favorites to play are waterskiing, hockey, basketball,
football, soccer, ping pong, and snowboarding. Favorites to watch are
Packers and Red Wings, College Hockey (especially the NMU Wildcats)
some Tigers and Pistons, and Michigan Football. I try to fish as much
as I can in the summers and enjoy upland
game hunting as well. This is my first radio job and hopefully won’t
be the last. I’d like to possibly get into sports radio, maybe play
by play if possible so we’ll see where that goes. Any music
production job would be at the top of the list as well, or getting
paid to play might be fun.
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