bittersweet-ish

So this afternoon is my last day on air at my country station, 104.9 The Cat.   I’m really excited about new opportunities but I’m always sad to leave a station.  This station launched in Feb. of 2010 and I joined in May of that year and it’s been a fantastic station to be a part of.    Despite the fact that it’s a smaller station (radio stations have different power capabilities) it has kicked some major ass!  A lot of formats have appeared on this frequency over the years but this is one of the more successful brands.  Country works!

I had the chance to broadcast at Wolf’s 1-11 Arena Sports Grill before the Rascal Flatts show at the TU last night and it was so awesome to hear from listeners how much they love the station, warms my cold little heart.    I’m not only on the air, I also manage the station so it’s kind of like a little radio baby.   Of course I want to hear that people like it!

Some of my favorite moments from 104.9 The Cat include, debuting our mascot…Cooter.  Yup, Cooter.   My old manager named him.  People love meeting him, seriously.

Throwing an amazing FREE first birthday show for the station with Jaron & The Long Road to Love (or you may remember him as Evan & Jaron from the 2000’s)

Seeing smelling & meeting Keith Urban, amazing show.  Go see him live stat!

Most of all watching the station grow has been the most rewarding.   I’m still working behind the scenes on the station while a replacement is found.   I’m staying with the same company, in the same building, just moving to a different station  that’s literally the studio next door to mine.  Super excited about my new opportunity but I’ll miss 104.9 The Cat.

In 14 years in radio (I started when I was 17) I’ve worked physically at 5 stations, been heard on about 20 stations, I’ve had about 9 different managers and easily 200 co-workers.    Always change, but I’m sure it’s the same at any other job.

 

pro-at-crastination

I’m the worst at procrastinating.  I’ve got a presentation in the morning—just starting it now!   Stupid.   No time for blogs (the Make Someone Smile Week winners will be announced tomorrow) but I’ll share with you this, me and my new friend Keith Urban (apparently I’m a big fan of this top.)

 

le sigh.

 

BEST. SHOW. EVER!

friend makin’ monday – random

Ready to bid adieu to Monday…FYI, stomach fly in July in the midst of a heat wave without central ac is, um, uncomfortable.   I’m not even the one who’s sick.

It’s been awhile since I’ve FMM’d it up, let’s do this!

FMM: Ten Random Questions

1) What do you like most about yourself?  I think I have a strong will.   I’m also into my hair color !

2) List three characteristics that you like to have in your friends.Loyalty, sense of humor, adventurous.

3) How often do you brush your teeth? at least twice a day, sometimes three!

4) If you could travel anywhere today, where would you go? I’d head to Italy.

5) Have you ever met anyone from the blog world in person? I haven’t, but I’d love to!

6) What is the last show you watched on TV? Sex and the City on E!   It was the Aidan/Big fight episode, love that show to pieces!!!

7) What kind of perfume/cologne do you wear? I’ve got a rotation, Burberry Brit, Glam Princess (Vera Wang), Twirl (Kate Spade) and Heavenly (Victoria’s Secret)

8) How long ago did you complete your last workout? not counting hiking all over Great Escape yesterday?   Thursday, it’s been a bad weekend for workouts, back on it tomorrow if the illnesses are gone from the house!

9) What will you eat for dinner tonight?  Dinner’s done, I just had an apple chicken sausage and some veggies.

10) Share something fun that you did over the weekend. It was a busy weekend!  Planning for a big show, saw Harry Potter, headed to the Great Escape, experienced the greatest concert ever and got to meet:

Keith Urban!  One of the best shows I’ve ever seen!  Amazing, also one of the nicest celebrities I’ve ever met.