Weekdays 10 AM to 3 PM and 7 PM to Midnight
I accidentally ended up working at a radio station when I was 17. And before I knew it I was off to college with a broadcasting scholarship, abandoning my dream of being a pediatrician! I’ve had a wonderful time in the years since and have done pretty much every job you can do around a radio station – from writing and reading the news to hosting and producing a nationally syndicated program! When I’m not tied to a microphone or writing at my computer, you’ll find me in my kitchen. I host a cooking show in the Northwest, collect cookbooks and vintage aprons and plan to retire to pie baking when I’m 90!
Weekdays 3 PM to 7 PM
I’ve been involved with music literally from day one, since I was born into a musical family. I started singing professionally (well, I did get paid $50.00 for the first gig!) when I was 12 years old.
It’s fun for me to be given a certain amount of leeway as a host in order to bring my own insight and experiences to the music we play. Quite a few of these artists are either people I’ve enjoyed for a long time or in a number of cases, musicians I’ve either worked with or crossed paths with in some way in my life. And if you’ve listened to my show, you know it’s not hard for me to act somewhat ridiculously from time to time on the air. Okay, more than just time to time. No sense in my doing this if I can’t have fun with it.
When I’m not out on the road performing or at home writing, I spend my time either with my family and friends or on a tennis court or in a batting cage. Those are my refuges but being on stage performing is truly my life blood.
Hope you’re enjoying my contributions to The Avenue. I know I am.
Sunday Sunrise-6 AM to Noon
Sunday morning is time when we can take a deep breath and live in the moment, with Sunday Sunrise.
I love radio and have had it as a part of my professional life since the 70’s. I’ve been married for over 35 years to a great guy, Ray and we are the parents of two grown children. Benjamin is a singer/songwriter who lives in Nashville, TN. We play his music on The Avenue…songs like “Front Porch”, “Suddenly” and “Son Will Shine.” Molly is a professional figure skating coach and is married to Danny. They live in Chicago.
When I have free time I enjoy watercolor painting, rearranging my I Love Lucy and Wizard of Oz collections, and knitting. All great things to do while listening to The Avenue!
It’s my pleasure to keep you company Sunday Mornings right here on The Avenue.